Come Follow Me 4/12/2021 – 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 4/12/2021.

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 4/12 for Kids

Song

294. Love at Home

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 38:24–27

Lesson

  • Discuss what it means to be one (unified.)
  • Why is it important to be one as a family? Can we all be different and still be unified?
  • Make a poster with a big #1 on it. Have everyone write or draw things on it that you are unified about.
  • What things do you want to be more unified about as a family?

Activity

Watch Love in Our Hearts

Treat

Italian Love Cake

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 4/12 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 4/12: Doctrine & Covenants 38:39

And if ye seek the riches which it is the will of the Father to give unto you, ye shall be the richest of all people, for ye shall have the riches of eternity; … but beware of pride, lest ye become as the Nephites of old.

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 4/12 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 4/12 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 4/12:

  • 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 4/12 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 4/12
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 4/12
  • 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

Israel, Israel, God Is Calling (Hymns #7)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 37

Discussion

  • To the early Saints, the Church was more than a place to hear some preaching on Sunday.
  • Many people were being persecuted, so the Lord told them to gather in Kirtland, Ohio. This was very far for some people, and difficult to do. (See this map at the end of this section in the CFM manual.)
  • During this time, Joseph Smith was translating parts of the Bible. They had been translated incorrectly by men who were not prophets, so Joseph was working on them. Gathering Zion to Kirtland was so important, the Lord had Joseph stop translating so he could focus on the move.
  • We aren’t asked to gather to a physical place now. Instead, we are asked to make Zion in our local stakes. How can we gather in our local congregations?

Journal Entry

What can I do to strengthen my stake?

Activity

Put the Pioneers on the map

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Come, All Ye Saints of Zion (Hymns #38, verse 1 and 4)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 38:11-20, 39

Discussion

  • It was very hard for many people to gather together in Ohio. But the Lord had great blessings for the people who were willing to sacrifice and make the journey.
  • What are some of the blessings He promises in these verses?
  • How can this help me when I am asked to do hard things?

Journal Entry

How can I have faith in the Lord when He asks difficult things of me?

Activity

Trust God’s Hands paper plates activity

Wednesday Devotional

Song

f

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 38:22–32, 41–42

Discussion

  • The Saints had already faced much opposition, and the Lord knew more was coming.
  • To help them not be afraid, He revealed a precious principle: “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear.”
  • What challenges do we face in our lives? How can we prepare for them?
  • What other things do we prepare for? (Mission, temple, baptism, etc.)

Journal Entry

What is something I can prepare for now, and how can I prepare for it?

Activity

Coloring page: “I can prepare to be worthy to go to the temple.”

Thursday Devotional

Song

The Fourth Article of Faith (Children’s #124)

Scripture

Doctrine & Covenants 39:1-6

Discussion

  • What is the gospel? How can we follow the gospel?
  • What are the blessings for following the gospel?
  • How can I follow the gospel of Jesus Christ?

Journal Entry

What can I improve in following the gospel today?

Activity

Baptism coloring sheet

Friday Devotional

Song

Dare to Do Right (Children’s #158)

Scripture

Doctrine & Covenants 39:7-12, also section 40

Discussion

  • James Covel was a saint who was baptized. What does the Lord say about him in section 39?
  • After his baptism, James made wrong choices and left the Church. What does section 40 say about that?
  • Even if we have strong testimonies, we can lose them if we are not careful, just like James Covel.
  • When have our hearts been right before God? What blessings did we receive?
  • What cares of the world do we have? How can we keep them from interfering with our testimonies?

Journal Entry

What can I do to keep from falling away like James Covel?

Activity

“Obedience Brings Blessings” (May 2001 Friend) coloring page.

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 4/12

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 4/12:

Invite the children to discuss with their parents or other family members how they can be more united as a family.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 4/12

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 4/12 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 4/12:

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 4/12

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