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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 6/14 for Kids
- Try serving tonight’s treat to the kids on plates that are covered in dirt, dried food, etc. Make them very obviously dirty and disgusting.
- When the kids reject the plates, wash them and re-serve the treat. (Don’t use a new clean plate – it will mess up the object lesson!)
- While eating your treat on the newly-cleaned plates, read the scripture. Focus on the Lord’s words to William McLellin: “You are clean, but not all.” What does this mean?
- Our spirits are like this – even if we’re good people and make some good choices, any sin is like a dirty plate.
- Repentance is what gets the plates clean. Just like a plate needs to be washed every time it gets dirty (as opposed to once a week), we need to repent every time we mess up. And like the plate gets clean every time, we can be forgiven every time.
Let the kids wash the dishes by hand again after having the treat. Add some Dawn dish soap to make the water very bubbly and fun.
Your children’s favorite dessert/treat. If they don’t have one, ice cream works great.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 6/14 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 6/14: Doctrine and Covenants 64:9–10
Wherefore, I say unto you, that ye ought to forgive one another; for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses standeth condemned before the Lord; for there remaineth in him the greater sin.
I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 6/14 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 6/14 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 6/14:
- 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 6/14 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 6/14
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 6/14
- 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:
- In August 1831, several elders were traveling back to Kirtland after surveying the land of Zion in Missouri as directed by the Lord. It was not a pleasant journey. The travelers—Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, Ezra Booth, and others—were hot and weary, and tensions soon turned into quarrels. It may have seemed like building Zion, a city of love, unity, and peace, was going to take a long time.
- What does the Lord say in these verses about repentance and forgiveness?
- Why do you think the Lord commands us “to forgive all”?
- Can you think of a time that you have had to ask someone for forgiveness? What about a time that someone has asked you for forgiveness?
- What should we do when someone hurts us but doesn’t ask for forgiveness at all?
Who should I forgive today?
- Have you ever felt “weary” with all the “well-doing” you’re trying to accomplish?
- What does the Lord say in Doctrine and Covenants 64:31–34 to those who are tired from doing good things and making right choices?
- What does it mean to give your “heart and a willing mind” to God?
How can I give a willing mind to God today?
- An ensign is “a flag or standard around which people gather in a unity of purpose or identity.” Just like the Title of Liberty,
- How is Zion, or the Lord’s church, like an ensign to the world?
- How can you help the Church be an Ensign wherever you live?
What can I do today to help the Church be an Ensign?
Design your own ensign. Use this printable if desired.
“When He Comes Again” (Children’s #82)
- Matthew described John the Baptist as one who cried, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord.” In Doctrine and Covenants 65, the Lord uses similar language to describe His latter-day work.
- What similarities do you see between what John the Baptist did (see Matthew 3:1–12 if you need a reminder) and what the Lord wants us to do today?
- How can we be like John the Baptist and prepare for the Second Coming of the Lord?
What can I do today to help others prepare for the Second Coming?
Put together a Second Coming suitcase (just look at the image to see what should be included)
- Shortly after joining the Church, William E. McLellin asked Joseph Smith to reveal God’s will for him. Joseph didn’t know it, but William had five personal questions he was hoping the Lord would answer through His Prophet. We don’t know what William’s questions were, but we do know that the revelation addressed to him, now Doctrine and Covenants 66, answered each question to William’s “full and entire satisfaction”
- What did the Lord know about William McLellin and the concerns and intents of his heart. Do you think He knows the same things about you?
- What things are in your heart?
Is there anything in my heart that I should change?
Cut out a paper heart. Write or draw what is in your heart on it and decorate it.
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 6/14
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 6/14:
Help the children find a verse in Doctrine and Covenants 64–66 that they like and would want to share with a family member or friend.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 6/14
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 6/14 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 6/14:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 6/14
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Do this forgiveness object lesson to demonstrate what happens when we leave anger inside of us.
- Building Forgiveness. Use this building block activity idea as you give the kids scenarios where they choose to forgive others. Have them role-play the situations. Real blocks would be lots of fun too!
- I Forgive You. See if your kids can match the shoes to the picture in the story. Practice saying, “I forgive you” with each story.
- Play this Choose the Right game. (Scroll to the last sentence of the post and click on the second “here” to download.)
- “A Little Better Every Day” (February 2019 Liahona and Friend). Match the wrong choices with the better choices these kids made the next day.
- “My Choices Have Consequences” (March 1997 Liahona and Friend). Includes a scripture-wheel craft about choices and consequences.
- Watch Video: New Testament Stories, “Chapter 47: The Ten Virgins”
- Learn the song “If the Savior Stood Beside Me” together.
- Read these verses about people who held things up as an example to the world: Numbers 21:6–9; Matthew 5:14–16; Alma 46:11–20. Discuss what they teach you about ensigns and how you can help the Church be an ensign to the nations.
- Sing Battle Hymn of the Republic (Hymns #60) and talk about what each verse means.
- Watch Video: Doctrine and Covenants Stories, “Chapter 19: The Second Coming of Jesus Christ”
- Watch Video: New Testament Stories, “Chapter 46: The Second Coming”
- Go over the Second Coming checklist as a family. (Just hover over the image to see the words.) Are there any things that you would do differently if you knew the Savior was coming right then?
- Read “William McLellin’s Five Questions,” Revelations in Context, 138.
- Read Saints, 1:138–40.
- Make a heart caterpillar.
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