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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 6/12 for Kids
Help Me, Dear Father (Children’s #99)
- Explain that after Jesus suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, the wicked people came to take Him away
- The Apostles tried to fight. Read Luke 22:50–51
- What does this tell us about Jesus? He didn’t just stop the fighting, but He also healed the person who was going to hurt Him.
- What should we do if someone hurts us or is mean to us?
Role-play several situations and give ideas about how Christ would react in each situation. Here are some examples:
- Someone at school says something mean to you
- Someone at school is being unkind to someone else
- A sibling takes a toy while you are playing with it
- A person who has been mean to you before asks for your help with something
- A friend doesn’t invite you to their birthday party
Make your favorite pie (because Christ was humble, and sometimes we need to eat humble pie).
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 6/12 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 6/12 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 6/12:
- 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 6/12 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 6/12
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 6/12
- 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:
To Think About Jesus (Children’s #71)
- The sacrament is an opportunity to remember the Savior.
- Why do we take the sacrament? What do the bread and water represent?
- Even though you may not have been baptized yet, it is still important to take the sacrament and think about the promises you’ll make to the Lord when you are baptized.
How can I be reverent this Sunday.
Put together a Church Quiet Bag (or add things to one you already own)
Help Us, O God, to Understand (Children’s #73b)
- There is a consequence when we make a mistake. What are consequences if we break rules at home?
- When we sin, there is a consequence – we won’t be able to go to the Celestial Kingdom.
- Jesus suffered the consequence in Gethsemane for us. He promised that if we repent, we won’t have to.
What do I need to repent of?
The Fourth Article of Faith (Children’s #124)
- Jesus paid the price for our sins, but He also asks something of us.
- What does Jesus ask us to do? (Use 4th article of faith to explain)
- After we are baptized, is that the end? No, we must keep living what we’ve learned.
What can I do to follow the Savior today?
Faith (Children’s #96)
- As a political leader, Pontius Pilate was familiar with the power and kingdoms of this world. But Jesus spoke of a much different kind of kingdom.
- Thinking back on what you’ve read about the Savior’s life, what evidence do you see that His “kingdom is not of this world”?
- Why is it important for you to know this? What else stands out to you about Jesus’s words to Pilate?
How can I be part of Jesus’s kingdom?
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 6/12
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 6/12:
Invite the children to share their testimonies of the Savior with their families. They could also ask their family members to share their testimonies of Him.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 6/12
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 6/12 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. 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 6/12
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 6/12
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch this video (Sacrament: A Bible Story for Children)
- “Jesus Christ’s Atonement Is the Greatest Gift of Love” (Feb. 1996 Friend). This activity includes a word search and crossword puzzle with words about the Atonement.
- Peter’s Denial word search
- “The Atonement” (Mar. 1989 Friend). An activity to look up scriptures that relate to the Atonement, complete the quotes, and then rearrange the filled-in words to discover what the Savior’s work and glory is.
- “Following the Savior’s Path” (Apr. 2012 Friend). Number the pictures to show the order of events after Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
- Gethsemane coloring page
- Death & Resurrection – A puzzle that helps students understand why Jesus was willing to die on the cross
- Garden of Gethsemane crossword puzzle
- Hidden Word – Crucifixion and Resurrection – Circle the hidden names of individuals who were with Jesus in the last days
- “Promised Blessings” (Apr. 2006 Friend). Look up these scriptures to discover a few of the blessings of the Atonement. Fill in the missing words to reveal a reminder of these promised blessings.
- Pilate’s Judgment Hall craft
- “Repentance and the Atonement” (Mar. 2004 Liahona and Friend). An activity to create a booklet to remind yourself to follow Jesus’s example.
- Watch the video: New Testament Stories, “Chapter 51: Jesus Suffers in the Garden of Gethsemane”
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