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- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
- Sunday Activity Ideas
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 4/1 for Kids
How Firm a Foundation (Hymn #85)
- Go outside and let members of the family shake a branch on a big tree.
- Then have them try to shake the trunk.
- Why is it more difficult?
- Why is our faith unshakable when it is centered on Jesus Christ?
- How can you more closely align your faith with Christ?
- Watch “Spiritual Whirlwinds“
Make an edible tree
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 4/1 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 4/1:
Wherefore, beloved brethren, be reconciled unto him through the atonement of Christ, his Only Begotten Son, and ye may obtain a resurrection, according to the power of the resurrection which is in Christ, and be presented as the first-fruits of Christ unto God, having faith, and obtained a good hope of glory in him before he manifesteth himself in the flesh.
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 4/1 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 4/1 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 4/1:
- 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 4/1 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 4/1
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 for Come Follow Me 4/1
- 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.
- Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go (Hymns #270)
- Nephi had died. He was their protector, both physically and spiritually.
- He turned the job of spiritual protector over to his brother Jacob.
- Jacob and the others that served in the church magnified their calling (responsibility.)
- What do you think of when you hear the word “magnify”? Maybe like a magnifying glas??
- This means that they fulfilled what God asked them to do as best as they could.
- When you are given a calling in the church, you should seek direction from Heavenly Father to know how He wants you to serve.
- Watch “Rise to Your Call”
What can I do to prepare for my first calling?
- Chastity and honoring the promises that we make when we are marriage are some of the most important commandments we can follow.
- What are some of the negative consequences of immorality—in Jacob’s day and in ours? What are the blessings of living a chaste life?
- Read God’s standards on sexual feelings and relations in “Your body is sacred” in For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices (pages 22–29).
- How is God’s standard of sexual purity different from other messages you might encounter? What are the blessings of living a chaste life?
- Watch “I Choose to Be Pure”
What can I do to keep my baptismal covenant to obey the commandment, including the law of chastity?
Modesty checklist (this topic can be a sensitive one for many families. Please feel free to adjust as needed with your family’s circumstances).
“Give,” Said the Little Stream (Children’s #236)
- The Nephites had a problem with pride and focusing on riches.
- Do we seee that problem in our day? How? Why?
- How does God wants you to view material wealth?
What things can I do with my blessings to help others?
He Sent His Son (Children’s #34)
- To reconcile means to bring something back into balance.
- Right now, our sins put us out of balance with Heavenly Father.
- Christ’s Atonement paid the price for our sins so that through Him, we can come back into balance with Heavenly Father and live with him.
What do I need to do to stay in balance?
Come, Follow Me (Hymns #116)
- What do you think it means to be ‘spiritually blind’?
- Sometimes we worry too much about things that don’t matter as much, when we should be focused on the basics of the gospel.
- We can try to make the gospel about knowing things instead of faith and following Jesus.
- This is what many of the Jews did during the time of Jesus and they didn’t even realize who Jesus was.
- What can you do to focus on the plain and basic truths of the gospel?
What gospel truth can I learn about this week?
Make a poster of some basic gospel truths that you can hang in your home to remind yourself about what’s important.
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 4/1
The Come, Follow Me – Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 manual suggests that you look at this month’s issue of the Friend magazine for more ideas.
There is also an activity page in this week’s section of the CFM manual.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 4/1
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 4/1 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 Meeting, 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 4/1
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 4/1
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- Read “Whom the Lord Calls, the Lord Qualifies,” in Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Thomas S. Monson (2022), 209–220.
- Watch these three videos about Jacob 2-3
- Read “Modesty Means …” (July 2017 Friend) and draw another cartoon about modesty together! Then make a family modesty goal for the next week.
- Watch this video of the bicycle and explain how it relates to the Atonement
- Make simple puppets to represent Jacob and Joseph, Nephi’s younger brothers, who were leaders in the Church. Share some verses from Jacob 1 and 2 to explain what Church leaders are called to do.
- Explain that some of the people in Jacob’s time were very rich, but they didn’t want to share what they had with people who were poor. Read Jacob 2:17–19 to help the children understand Jacob’s teachings to these people.
- Read with the children Jacob 1:6–8 and 2:1–6, 11, helping them look for phrases that describe how God’s servants lead the Church. Ask them to write these phrases on pieces of paper and then share them with the family.
- Write a letter to a prophet or an apostle.
- “Where to Wear?” (July 2017 Friend). Write or draw pictures of what you think is modest for each situation.
- Ask the children to draw a picture of a Church leader they know about, and let the rest of the family guess who they drew.
- Read Jacob 2:17 to the children. What blessings has Heavenly Father shared with us? Make a list as a family and say a special family prayer where you only express gratitude for those blessings.
- Watch this video and talk about how it applies to our faith.
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