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You can get all of the devotionals here.Last week’s devotional
- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
- Sunday Activity Ideas
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 2/28 for Kids
- Show your family ladder or a photo if you don’t have one.
- Talk about how our covenants are like a ladder. Each builds on the others allowing us to make it closer to Christ.
- What covenants have we already made? What do we need to work towards next?
Have each member of the family draw how they imagine Jacob’s dream.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 2/28 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 2/28: Genesis 30:22
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 2/28 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 2/28 devotionals with your children! Please don’t feel as though you have to use every single question, journal entry, or activity. Just make sure you look at the activity in advance so you can gather any materials they may require.
Here is a general outline for each devotional for Come Follow Me 2/28:
- Start by singing the song together and saying a prayer
- Read the scripture together, then your family can have a discussion using the questions/comments provided.
- Copy the journal entries into a spiral notebook. The child or the parent can write the question at the top, after which the child can write or draw an answer.
- Have fun together doing the activity as a family!
Modifications for older children for Come, Follow Me 2/28 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 2/28
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 2/28
- Instead of answering the journal entry with a drawing, you can create a study journal (a simple spiral notebook will work) to answer the question with a few sentences or paragraphs, depending on the child’s age.
You might also enjoy these Come Follow Me Workbooks for Kids:
- Jacob had to leave his home because Esau was angry that Jacob received the birthright blessing (even though he had given it up).
- Along the way, Jacob had this dream. It’s called Jacob’s Ladder.
- Covenants are like a ladder. Each time we make a covenant, it brings us closer up to heaven.
- What covenants have you made? (Or will you make?)
- How will they help keep you closer to God?
How can I prepare to make and keep covenants?
Jacob’s Ladder – Break the code to find out what God said to Jacob
- Jacob loved Rachel and worked for her father for seven years before he was allowed to marry her.
- Leah was the older sister, and Laban switched Rachel and Leah at the wedding.
- Jacob loved Rachel so much, he worked for another seven years so he could marry her as well.
- It may seem weird that he had more than one wife (polygamy), but in those days it was allowed. This was one way that the promises to have lots of children was fulfilled.
- What do we learn about love and marriage from these verses? (Hard work, important to marry in the covenant, etc.)
How can I work to prepare for temple marriage?
- Even though Rachel and Leah lived in a time and culture different from ours, we can all understand some of the feelings they had.
- Rachel was sad she could not have any children. Leah was sad that her husband loved Rachel more.
- It is also important to remember that even though God hears us, in His wisdom He doesn’t always give us exactly what we ask for.
- How has God looked on us and remembered us in our afflictions?
In what ways has God remembered me?
- Do you think that Jacob really wrestled? Probably not.
- Why is “wrestling” a good way to describe seeking blessings from the Lord?
- What do Enos 1:1–5; Alma 8:9–10 suggest about what it means to “wrestle … before God”?
- Jacob wrestling with the Lord and getting a new name (Israel) is symbolic of making covenants.
How can I wrestle with God?
- After many years of hard feelings, Jacob and Esau were reunited.
- If Jacob and Esau could talk to us today, what might they say to help us when there is contention in our family?
- How did Jacob prepare to meet Esau?
- What do you learn about forgiveness from Esau’s example?
What can I do to help our family be at peace?
“Jacob and Esau” (October 1994 Friend)
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 2/28
The Come, Follow Me – For Primary manual contains a section in each week’s lesson entitled “Encourage Learning at Home.” Here is this week’s invitation for Come Follow Me 2/28:
Invite the children to share this week’s activity page with their families to help them learn from and remember Jacob’s dream.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 2/28
Use Sundays for a time of reflection; share what you discussed that day in each of your classes. Did you learn anything new or hear a different perspective about what you studied this week?
If you went to a class that did not use the Come, Follow Me 2/28 Manual, then share what stood out to you the most in your class.
Take a few minutes to talk about what parts of Sacrament Meeting you felt like were meant for you. If your younger children are struggling during Sacrament, try using these Ideas and Activities to Keep Toddlers and Kids Quiet During Church
Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic in Come Follow Me 2/28:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 2/28
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Use popsicle sticks to create Jacob’s ladder
- Use yarn and make a person to have them go up and down Jacob’s ladder like in this blog post here.
- Read Jacob and His Family to get an overall idea of the story.
- Solve this peacemakers secret code
- “I Can Help My Family Be Happy” (June 2009 Liahona and Friend). An activity about sharing and treating our family members with kindness.
- “Sharing Pencils” (September 2016 Friend). Find the hidden objects in this illustration of children sharing pencils they’ve collected. How many pencils can you find?
- “Brothers and Sisters of the Bible” (October 1983 Liahona and February 1983 Friend). Match the brothers and sisters in the first column with the right sisters and brothers in the second column.
- Have you ever prayed for something you didn’t receive? Read about Ben’s experiences with prayer in “No Answer” (June 2005 Friend). What does Ben learn that can help you in your prayers? Discuss times your prayers were answered—including times you are grateful Heavenly Father did not give you what you had hoped for.
- Make this cool Rachel and Leah origami
- Rachel and Leah coloring page
- Jacob and Esau maze
- Jacob story wheel craft with paper plates
- Jacob wrestles with God crossword puzzle
- Read or listen to Elder Brook P. Hales’s message “Answers to Prayer” (Ensign May 2019, 11–14) to learn about different ways Heavenly Father answers us.
- Read Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Ministry of Reconciliation,” Ensign, Nov. 2018, 77–79.
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