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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 3/15 for Kids
- Find some clothes that represent the armor of God pieces and show them as you read the scripture.
- How does armor protect us in battle? What battle are we fighting?
- How do we put on some of these pieces of armor spiritually?
Armor of God Scavenger Hunt (Phillip – if you don’t want to do this for FHE, we can move it down to a Sunday idea)
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 3/15 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 3/15: Doctrine and Covenants 27:15
Wherefore, lift up your hearts and rejoice, and gird up your loins, and take upon you my whole armor, that ye may be able to withstand the evil day, having done all, that ye may be able to stand.
Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 3/15 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 3/15 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 3/15:
- 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 3/15 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 3/15
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me /
- 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:
- Sally Knight and Emma Smith were baptized in June 1830, but their confirmations were disrupted by a mob.
- Two months later, Sally and her husband, Newel, came to visit Emma and Joseph, and it was decided that the confirmations should now be performed and that the group would partake of the sacrament together.
- While on his way to get supplies for the sacrament, Joseph was stopped by an angel. What did the angel teach him about the sacrament? What does it mean to have an “eye single to His glory”?
- How does the Savior want you to approach the sacrament? What do you feel inspired to do because of what you are learning?
What can I do to focus on the Savior during the sacrament?
“The Sacrament” (April 1982 Friend).
- What do we learn about the Priesthood in these verses?
- The same Priesthood used to bless the sacrament today is the same Priesthood all of the ancient prophets had.
- Each prophet was in charge of something different. Joseph Smith was visited by each of those prophets and they laid their hands on his head to give him the Priesthood authority to fulfill those responsibilities today.
- The prophet and the 12 apostles have that same authority.
What can I do to be worthy of Priesthood blessings?
- President M. Russell Ballard said: “There is not one great and grand thing we can do to arm ourselves spiritually. True spiritual power lies in numerous smaller acts woven together in a fabric of spiritual fortification that protects and shields from all evil” (“Be Strong in the Lord,” Ensign, July 2004, 8).
- When knights used to go into battle, they would put on metal armor to protect themselves. We can protect our spirits from Satan by putting on spiritual armor.
- What is the spiritual armor in each of these verses?
Draw a picture of the armor of God and write what each piece stands for. (See the image at the end of this lesson in the Come Follow Me manual for inspiration.)
“The Armor of God” (October 2019 Friend)
- How can we know the prophet speaks for God? (Pray to get our own testimony.)
- Imagine what it would be like if anyone could receive commandments and revelation for the entire Church.
- When Hiram Page claimed to have received such revelation, there was confusion among Church members.
- What do you learn from this section about the specific role of the President of the Church?
What is something the prophet has taught that I can do better at following?
Coloring page “Prophets and Apostles” (October 2019 Friend).
- One purpose of the Book of Mormon is “that the Lamanites might come to the knowledge of their fathers, and that they might know the promises of the Lord” (Doctrine and Covenants 3:20).
- Early Church members considered the American Indians to be descendants of the Book of Mormon people. (The official position of the Church today is that the Lamanites “are among the ancestors of the American Indians” [introduction to the Book of Mormon].)
- Oliver Cowdrey was called to serve a mission to the nearby American Indians. The Delaware Indians were receptive, and the chief requested that the missionaries return in the spring when “you shall read to us and teach us more concerning the Book of our fathers and the will of the Great Spirit.”
- Prior to leaving on this mission, Oliver Cowdery signed a covenant to walk humbly before God and to do “this glorious work according as he shall direct me by the Holy Ghost.
- Along the way, Oliver taught people in Kirtland, OH, which would later become a very important city to the Saints.
What can I do to prepare for a mission?
“I Will Prepare” (March 2011 Friend )
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 3/15
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 3/15:
Invite the children to ask their parents if they can teach a home evening lesson on something they learned in class.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 3/15
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 3/15 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.
Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic in Come Follow Me 3/15:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 3/15
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch Chapter 15: A Mission to the Lamanites
- Read “A Mission to the Lamanites” (Revelations in Context, 45–49).
- Set goals during the sacrament and make a door hanger like the one in “Taking the Sacrament” (August 2003 Friend).
- “I Will Remember Jesus Christ” (December 2009 Liahona and Friend). Create a booklet to write down things learned about Jesus Christ in the sacrament hymns.
- “The Armor of Righteousness” (Feb. 2010 Friend). A matching activity about putting on the armor of righteousness.
- “A Shield of Faith” (Aug. 2004 Friend). An illustrated shield to print and color.
- “The Whole Armor of God” (Mar. 1987 Friend). Instructions for making your own “armor of God” out of simple materials.
- Make a poster with this information about the current prophets and apostles.
- Share some of your favorite talks from the previous General Conference.
- Watch the Sing-Along Video: “Jesus’ Church Has Been Restored”
- Read “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission”
- “Preparing for a Mission” (October 2007 Friend). Fill in the blanks to learn how you can prepare now to serve a full-time mission. Set a goal to do some of these things to prepare for missionary service.
- Watch Video: Matt and Mandy, “A Missionary Cousin”. Matt learns from a cousin about what it’s like to be a full-time missionary.
- Read/watch Dallin H. Oaks, “Two Lines of Communication,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2010, 83–86.
- Watch the Bible video Put On the Whole Armor of God
- Watch “The Whole Armor of God” (an old seminary video about 15 minutes)
- Listen to the song “The Whole Armor of God” and discuss the words.
- Watch Elder Hales talk about The Whole Armor of God
- Read “All Things Must Be Done in Order,” Revelations in Context, 50–53.
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