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- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
- Sunday Activity Ideas
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 7/18 for Kids
- How did the Isrealites show joy for having their temple dedicated again?
- How are we showing joy for our temples?
- What can we do to show joy?
Visit the temple grounds or plan a visit to the temple.
Build temples out of sugar cubes, marshmallows, or rice krispie treats and eat some as you build.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 7/18 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 7/18: Ezra 7:10
For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 7/18 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 7/18 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 7/18:
- 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 7/18 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 7/18
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 7/18
- 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:
- The Jewish people had been held captive in Babylonia for about 70 years. They had lost Jerusalem and the temple, and many had forgotten their commitment to God’s law.
- But God had not forgotten them.
- After Persia conquered Babylonia, the Persian king, Cyrus, was inspired by the Lord to send a group of Jews to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple.
- What was Cyrus willing to do to support the Jews in this important work?
- How do you see the Lord working through men and women around you, including those who are not members of His Church?
- What does this suggest to you about the Lord and His work?
How do I see the Lord work in the people around me?
I Love to See the Temple (Children’s #95)
- When the Babylonians invaded Jerusalem, they plundered the temple and burned it to the ground.
- How do you think you might have felt if you had been among the Jews who witnessed this?
- How did they feel 70 years later when they could rebuild the temple?
- Why are temples a source of joy? How can you demonstrate your gratitude to the Lord for temples?
How can I prepare to go to the temple?
- The Lord’s work rarely goes unopposed, and this was certainly true of the efforts led by Zerubbabel and Nehemiah.
- In both cases, the “adversaries of Judah” were Samaritans—descendants of Israelites who had mixed with the Gentiles.
- After reading about their opposition to building the temple, how do we see the same opposition today to the Lord’s work?
- How can we react when we face opposition?
What should I do when someone is against me doing God’s work?
- Ezra faced opposition, and so did Nehemiah.
- What opposition did Nehemiah face in these verses in trying to build the walls of the temple?
- How did Nehemiah respond to this opposition? How can we apply this to us?
How can I follow Nehemiah’s example?
- Even after the temple was rebuilt, the people of Jerusalem struggled spiritually, in part because, for generations, they had limited access to “the book of the law of Moses.”
- Ezra the scribe received permission from the king of Persia to go to Jerusalem, where he “brought the law before the congregation.”
- How can you follow Ezra’s example as described in Ezra 7:10?
- As you read Nehemiah 8, which gives the account of Ezra reading the law to the people, what thoughts do you have about the power of the word of God in your life?
How can I follow Ezra’s example?
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 7/18
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 7/18:
Invite the children to choose something they learned today that they would like to share with their families.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 7/18
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 7/18 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 7/18:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 7/18
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- For modern examples of rejoicing at the building of temples, see the videos “Practice, Celebration, Dedication: Temple Blessings in El Salvador” and “The Laie Hawaii Temple Youth Cultural Celebration.”
- Read or watch Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “We Are Doing a Great Work and Cannot Come Down,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2009, 59–62.
- Watch or read “Chapter 39: The Israelites are Captured“
- Be like Nehemiah and build your own wall.
- Ezra Read the Law Word Tiles
- Nehemiah – Fill in the blanks in the story from the word list and complete the puzzle
- Ezra Read the Law Bible Craft
- Nehemiah and the Wall Spot the Difference
- Zechariah 4:6 Write the Bible Phrase Activity
- Nehemiah and the Wall Jigsaw Puzzle
- Ezra Read the Law Jigsaw Puzzle
- Nehemiah and the Wall Match Game
- Ezra Read the Law Word Search
- Nehemiah and the Wall Coloring Page
- Ezra Read the Law Coloring Page
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