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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 7/1 for Kids
- Read the story together, or watch “Chapter 23: Ammon: A Great Servant” and “Chapter 24: Ammon Meets King Lamoni’s Father”. You could act it out as well.
- How did Lamoni react when his father wanted him to kill Ammon?
- What did Lamoni do to stand up for the right? How difficult do you think that was?
- What did Ammon do to help Lamoni and his father open their hearts to the gospel of Jesus Christ?
- What are some scenarios where you may need to stand up for what is right even though it may be hard?
- Do you know someone who needs to know about Jesus Christ? How can we be good examples and show love to that person, like Ammon did for Lamoni and his father?
Build towers with cups and see who can build the tallest one without it falling over. Talk about standing for right without being knocked down.
Rice Krispie treats cut in smaller cubes so they can be stacked.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 7/1 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 7/1: Alma 22:18
O God, Aaron hath told me that there is a God; and if there is a God, and if thou art God, wilt thou make thyself known unto me, and I will give away all my sins to know thee, and that I may be raised from the dead, and be saved at the last day.
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 7/1 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me / 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 7/1:
- 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 7/1 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 7/1
- 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 7/1
- 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.
Friends Are Fun (Children’s #262)
- Have you ever gone a long time without seeing a friend? How does it feel when you see them again?
- What if you found out the friend had been making wrong choices? Right choices?
- Alma and the sons of Mosiah were good friends to each other, and they were happy they had all stayed true to the gospel.
- What do we learn about how to keep your testimony of and commitment to Jesus Christ strong?
- What did the sons of Mosiah do, and how did the Lord bless them?
- How can we be like them?
What can I do today to follow the example of the sons of Mosiah?
Make friendship flowers and give them to friends
Nephi’s Courage (Children’s #120)
- We talked about this story in Family Home Evening.
- How did Ammon’s love for the Lamanites inspired his efforts to share the gospel of Jesus Christ?
- In verse 35 we see that the Lord had promised King Mosiah that his sons would be safe on their missions. Ammon wasn’t afraid because he trusted that Heavenly Father keeps His promises.
- What promises does Heavenly Father give us?
- Watch “Ammon Serves and Teaches King Lamoni”
How do I develop the same faith that Ammon had in Heavenly Father’s promises?
The Things I Do (Children’s #170)
- King Lamoni knew that Ammon had to have been protected by power from God (whom they called the Great Spirit), so he promised to believe all his words.
- Ammon taught the entire Plan of Salvation, and the words were so powerful that King Lamoni fell as if he were dead for two days. His wife the queen asked Ammon to bring him back, and King Lamoni awoke and bore his testimony. Then the queen and all the servants also fell down because of the power of the testimony.
- A righteous servant named Abish was already a believer. She ran and got all of the people, who came and thought Ammon had killed everyone. They tried to kill him, but God protected him.
- Abish was sad the people were fighting, so she took the queen’s hand. The queen and King Lamoni all woke up and shared their testimonies with the people. Many people converted to the gospel.
- What do you think it means to be an instrument (or tool) in God’s hands?
- What impresses you about Abish? What do you learn from her about helping others build faith in Christ?
What can I do to would help people I love “believe in the power of God”?
Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy (Hymns #335)
- After recounting the conversion of Lamoni and his people, Mormon summarized the account with an observation about Jesus Christ.
- What does this verse teach you about the Lord’s character?
- What else does the account in Alma 19:16–36 teach you about Him?
- When have you felt the Lord’s arm extended toward you?
How can I look more closely for God’s hand in my life?
I Will Be Valiant (Children’s #162)
- The Lord told Ammon that his brothers were in prison in another land. King Lamoni offered to go with him to help them be released. Along the way, they met King Lamoni’s father who was the high king over all of the land.
- King Lamoni’s father told him to kill Ammon, but King Lamoni refused. His father then tried to kill King Lamoni, but Ammon stopped him.
- Ammon spared the life of King Lamoni’s father in return for a promise that King Lamoni and his people would be left alone and allowed to follow the gospel.
- Ammon’s brother Aaron had gone to a group of Lamanites called the Amalekites in the land of Middoni. He was put in prison with his fellow missionaries, and they stayed there until Ammon got them out.
- After they were released, many people believed them and were converted.
- Then Aaron went to teach King Lamoni’s father about the Plan of Salvation. He collapsed like his son did, and the queen tried to have Aaron killed. Aaron revived the king and they taught the people.
- What did King Lamoni’s father say in the verses we read?
- Compare what Lamoni’s father was willing to give up to save his life (see Alma 20:23) with what he was later willing to give up to receive the joy of the gospel and to know God (see Alma 22:15, 18).
- What sins do you think he would be giving up? Would that be difficult?
- We may not be as wicked as the Lamanites were, but we all have sins we need to change. This is a process. What can we work on this week as a family? As individuals?
What can I give up to get closer to God?
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 7/1
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 7/1
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 7/1 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 7/1
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 7/1
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- Watch “Inviting Others to Come and See,” “Inviting Others to Come and Help,” and “Inviting Others to Come and Stay.” Discuss how you as a family can do these things, too.
- Read “Missionary Work: Sharing What Is in Your Heart” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2019, 15–18). Write down some things you might say about Jesus Christ. For example, “For me, Jesus Christ …” or “The Savior helps me …”
- Watch the video Video: Book of Mormon Stories, “Chapter 19: The Sons of Mosiah Become Missionaries”
- Review the story of King Lamoni and Ammon with this crossword puzzle
- Fill in these blanks about how far the gospel spread: Ammon shared the gospel with ______, who shared the gospel with ______, and the result was _______.
- Help Ammon find 25 lost sheep
- Put on a pageant about King Lamoni and Ammon using this script
- Display an instrument or tool, and talk to the children about what it is used for. What other tools do the children know of? Invite them to pretend to use a tool. Explain that just as we use instruments or tools to get things done, Heavenly Father can use us to do His work. Read Alma 17:11, and explain that Ammon and his brothers were Heavenly Father’s instruments to help the Lamanites learn the gospel. How can Heavenly Father use us as tools? How can we know what He wants us to do?
- Invite the children to run in place and pretend to knock on doors as you tell the story of Abish going from house to house telling people about God’s power (see Alma 19:16–34). Help the children think of ways they can be like Abish and share the gospel with others.
- Make secret kindness notes to show others God’s love.
- Summarize Alma 17:21–25 for the children, emphasizing that Ammon wanted to serve Lamoni. Invite the children to share experiences when they served someone. Remind the children that Ammon’s great service helped King Lamoni want to learn about the gospel (see Alma 18:15–23). Invite the children to think of someone they can serve today, and discuss how they can serve that person. Explain how service is a great way to open the door to sharing the gospel.
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