Come Follow Me 3/20/2023 – Devotionals & FHE for Kids

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 3/20/2023.

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You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotionals

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 3/20 for Kids

Song

We Are Sowing (Hymns #216)

Scripture

Matthew 13

Lesson

  • Parables. What is a parable?
    • Read several from chapter Matthew 13.
    • Write down several simple principles of the gospel on small papers (prayer, forgiveness, share the gospel) and put them in a jar.
    • Have each family member pick one out and think of a parable or analogy for that principle.

Activity

Color a picture of the analogy that they picked, or their favorite one from the scriptures.

Treat

Chocolate cake (or other baked good) with this accompanying explanation

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 3/20 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 3/20: Matthew 13:23

But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 3/20 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 3/20 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 3/20:

  • 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 3/20 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 3/20
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 3/20
  • 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:

Monday Devotional

Song

The Tenth Article of Faith (Children’s #128b)

Scripture

Matthew 13:11

Discussion

  • What is the Kingdom of Heaven?
  • Why do you think Jesus called His church a kingdom?
  • Is Jesus the King? What kind of King would He be?
  • Why did Jesus create a church?

Journal Entry

How can I be a good member of Christ’s kingdom?

Activity

Kingdom of Heaven activity pages (we are just using the last page with the treasure hunt on it)

Tuesday Devotional

Song

The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden (Children’s #237)

Scripture

Matthew 13:3-8

Discussion

  • We are the ground in the parable.
  • How can we be good ground? So how can teachings of Jesus will stick with us and grow?
  • What are some things that can prevent us from learning about Jesus (thorns?)

Journal Entry

How can I be good ground today?

Activity

Parable of the Sower coloring page

Wednesday Devotional

Song

The Church of Jesus Christ (Children’s #77)

Scripture

Matthew 13:44–46

Discussion

  • What are you willing to give up or do that is hard to help the church grow?
  • What can you do to help the church grow?
    • Share the gospel
    • Share your testimony
    • Be an example of Jesus

Journal Entry

What can I do today to help the Church grow?

Activity

Missionary work matching game

Thursday Devotional

Song

I’ll Walk with You (Children’s #140)

Scripture

Matthew 13:36–43

Discussion

  • A tare is a poisonous weed that looks like wheat.
  • If there are tares mixed in with wheat, you can’t get rid of the tares until everything is grown up and ready to harvest.
  • There is bad stuff in the world. What can we do to make sure we remain good?

Journal Entry

How can I be a wheat?

Activity

Wheat and the Tares color-by-number

Friday Devotional

Song

As Sisters in Zion (Hymns #309)

Scripture

Luke 8:1–3

Discussion

  • Certain women also followed Christ as his disciples. They listened to his teachings and helped him.
  • Anyone can serve others and Christ.
  • What can you do to give of your things and your devotion to Jesus?

Journal Entry

Activity

Walk In Jesus’ Footsteps Activity (scroll halfway down the page)

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 3/20

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 3/20:

Invite the children to teach their families about one of the parables they learned in Primary.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 3/20

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 3/20 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 3/20

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 3/20

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