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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 4/8 for Kids
God’s Love (Children’s #97)
- This week, we will learn a lot about how hard Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ work to bring us to Them and help us get to the Celestial Kingdom. Why do They do this? (Because They love us.)
- In these verses, the word “cleave” means to stick closely to continuously, without wavering or moving away.
- How does God cleave to us?
- How can we cleave to God?
- In what ways can we see God’s arm of mercy extended to us all the time? Is it still extended when we make mistakes?
“Heavenly Father Loves Me, and He Has a Plan for Me” read the stories and make snowflakes. Take turns writing on each person’s snowflake the things you love about them.
Eat Oreos – show how the frosting makes the two cookies stick to one another.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 4/8 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 4/8: Jacob 6:7
For behold, after ye have been nourished by the good word of God all the day long, will ye bring forth evil fruit, that ye must be hewn down and cast into the fire?
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 4/8 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 4/8 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 4/8:
- 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 4/8 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 4/8
- 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 4/8
- 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.
Called to Serve (Children’s #174)
- What is an allegory? Allegories are stories that teach spiritual truths through symbols.
- Jerusalem has lots of olive trees in vineyard that the master of vineyard makes sure get taken care of. Wild olives taste gross compared to tame olives.
- In this allegory, we will learn about how the wild olive trees keep taking over the vineyard, and the Lord keeps trying to replace them with tame olive trees.
- Watch “Allegory of the Olive Tree”
Draw a picture of the allegory in Jacob 5. Include the olive trees, both tame and wild, the Lord of the vineyard, and his helpers.
We’ll Bring the World His Truth (Children’s #172)
- What do you remember about the allegory we talked about yesterday?
- Here are some of the symbols in the allegory. Discuss how each one applies to us.
- Vineyard = world
- Lord of the Vineyard = Jesus Christ
- Helpers = prophets, apostles, and missionaries – even us!
- Tame olive branches = people who make covenants with Christ
- Wild olive branches = those who don’t make covenants
In your journal entry from yesterday, label each part and put its symbol.
The Things I Do (Children’s #170)
- The Lord uses helpers in the vineyard. These are symbols for prophets, apostles, missionaries, and anyone else who is willing to help spread the gospel to the entire world.
- What can we do to be helpers in the vineyard?
How can I share the gospel this week with someone?
Stand for the Right (Children’s #159)
- We are helpers, but we are also tame branches – we are going to make covenants with Heavenly Father at baptism and in the temple.
- If we aren’t careful, though, we could become wild and produce bitter fruit.
- How can we stay tame branches and be nourished by the word of God?
What are some words of God that I can listen to and obey this week?
Dare to Do Right (Children’s #158)
- Jacob was righteous, and Sherem tried to get him to deny his testimony.
- What did Jacob do when Sherem attacked his faith?
- Does this happen to us sometimes? How should we respond?
- Watch “Sherem Denies Christ”
What can I do when someone attacks my beliefs?
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 4/8
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 4/8
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 4/8 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 4/8
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 4/8
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- God’s love Scavenger Hunt
- Watch “Old Testament Olive Vineyard“
- Look at the diagram for the Allegory of the Vineyard and disucss the history of the the Lord’s covenant people
- Role-play situations where someone tries to get the children to deny their testimony, and work out how they can respond like Jacob.
- Watch the Book of Mormon video on the Church’s website about Sherem and Jacob in Jacob 7
- Read the examples Elder Gary E. Stevenson shared in his message “Simply Beautiful—Beautifully Simple” (Liahona, Nov. 2021, 47–50).
- Talk about missionaries you know and look on a map or globe to see where they have served. Discuss how the missionaries are helping the Lord with work in the entire vineyard (the entire world).
- Watch “Sophia Stands for Right“
- Invite the children to give themselves a hug, or have a big family hug. How do we feel when someone we love gives us a hug? Read Jacob 6:5 to the children, and explain that the phrases “[God] cleaveth unto you” and “his arm of mercy is extended towards you” teach that Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to come back to Him someday.
- Make a chart on a paper with two columns labeled Heavenly Father and Us. Read together Jacob 6:4–5, and look for phrases that apply to God and apply to us. Record what you discover in the appropriate column. Help them define words they do not understand.
- Watch “Hope of Israel” [worldwide youth devotional, June 3, 2018],
- Share Elder Allen D. Haynie’s story about getting dirty in a mud pit in his message “Remembering in Whom We Have Trusted” (Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2015, 121–22). What does this story teach us about what we need to do to be saved in the kingdom of God? What else do we learn from Jacob 6:4–5?
- Work on these fun activities that go with Jacob 5-7 (older children can do these activities instead)
- Read Jeffrey R. Holland, “The Cost—and Blessings—of Discipleship,” Ensign or Liahona
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