Come Follow Me 7/18/2022 – Devotionals & FHE for Kids

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 7/18/2022.

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Last week’s devotional

Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 7/18 for Kids

Song

I Love to See the Temple

Scripture

Ezra 3:8–13; 6:16–22

Lesson

  • 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?

Activity

Visit the temple grounds or plan a visit to the temple.

Treat

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.

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.

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:

Monday Devotional

Song

The Things I Do (Children’s #170)

Scripture

Ezra 1

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How do I see the Lord work in the people around me?

Activity

Nehemiah and the Wall Word Search

Tuesday Devotional

Song

I Love to See the Temple (Children’s #95)

Scripture

Ezra 3:8–136:16–22

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How can I prepare to go to the temple?

Activity

Ezra Read the Law Coded Words

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Jesus Said Love Everyone (Children’s #61)

Scripture

Ezra 4–6

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

What should I do when someone is against me doing God’s work?

Activity

Nehemiah and the Wall Word Scramble

Thursday Devotional

Song

Kindness Begins with Me (Children’s #145b)

Scripture

Nehemiah 246

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How can I follow Nehemiah’s example?

Activity

Rebuilding the Walls of Jerusalem

Friday Devotional

Song

Called to Serve (Children’s #174)

Scripture

Ezra 7Nehemiah 8

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How can I follow Ezra’s example?

Activity

Ezra Read the Law Spot the Differences

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

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