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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 7/29 for Kids
‘Give,’ Said the Little Stream (Children’s #236)
- Fill up a cup of water, drop by drop. Will it eventually fill up?
- The Lord performs his work by small and simple things. What do you think this means?
- Use examples like batteries or car keys, or even a seed or popcorn kernel.
- Sometimes we may feel like our problems are so big and complicated that the solutions must be big and complicated too. But that isn’t always the Lord’s way.
- We grow closer to the Lord not through grand gestures, but by little choices we make very day. What are some small and simple things that bring you closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ?
- The Lord’s Kingdom moves forward by each person doing their part no matter how small. How do my choices about this affect me and the people around me? What small and simple changes can I make that will lead to greater peace and happiness?
- What small things can you do to help the Lord’s kingdom? To help your testimony grow?
- Alma gives Helaman the plates of brass to take care of and tells him to continue to write in them. He tells Helaman it may seem foolish to do something so small, but small things can be made larger by God. We talked about this during FHE.
- If Helaman, Alma, Nephi, and the others hadn’t written these things down, millions would not have a testimony today of the restored Church of Jesus Christ.
- How are the scriptures like the Liahona?
Build a house out of legos or other small blocks. Talk about how all the pieces are important no matter how small.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 7/29 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 7/29: Alma 37:6
By small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 7/29 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 7/29 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 7/29:
- 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 7/29 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 7/29
- 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 7/29
- 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.
I Am a Child of God (Children’s #2)
- After Alma finished teaching the Zoramites, he returned home and was very sorry about the wickedness of so many people.
- He gathered his three sons around him to teach them for probably the last time. This week, we are going to talk about the things he said to the oldest two.
- Why do you think Alma wanted to teach his sons? What kinds of things would he tell them, do you think?
- If it was going to be the last time you talked to someone you loved, what would you want to tell them and why?
Write a letter to a loved one who you don’t get to talk to very much.
Love Is Spoken Here (Children’s #190)
- The first son Alma spoke to was the oldest, Helaman. Helaman was going to take over for Alma as the head of the Church
- The first thing Alma talked to Helaman about was when Alma saw an angel as a young man. What do you remember about that story?
- What does Alma mean when he said he was “born of God”?
- In the process of being born of God, how do you feel about sin? about Jesus Christ?
- How does being born of God affect what you do in response to your own mistakes? What other changes occur in your beliefs and actions?
- Watch “Alma the Younger Is Converted unto the Lord”
What can I change today to show I am born of God?
Role-play repentance with this activity and pyramid
To Think about Jesus (Children’s #71)
- Alma then taught his son about the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
- Sometimes people are afraid to repent because they see repentance as a painful punishment for sin. What do you think Alma would say about that?
- What was Alma’s life like before he repented? After he repented?
- Watch “Alma Testifies to His Son Helaman”
How can I turn to Christ today when something is hard?
I Love to Pray (Children’s 25b)
- What does Alma tell his son Helaman to do in these verses?
- What does it mean to “counsel with the Lord”?
- Have you tried to do this? How has He directed you for good?
- Use prayer buttons to come up with ideas for prayers. You could even put the button in your shoe for the day. Every time you feel it, stop and say a prayer!
Which of Alma’s invitations can I work on today?
Teach Me to Walk in the Light (Children’s #177)
- This is a short chapter where Alma speaks to his second son, Shiblon.
- Shiblon was very righteous. He went as a missionary with his father to the Zoramites, and he was persecuted but stayed strong.
- Alma’s words to his son Shiblon provide a good example of how to strengthen and encourage people we love in living the gospel.
- Alma shares some of the same things he talked about with Helaman.
- What are some of the important things Alma told Shiblon? Why do you think Alma said different things to each child?
How can I help friends and family find strength in Christ?
Write encouraging letters to local family members and friends.
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 7/29
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 7/29
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 7/29 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 7/29
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 7/29
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- Read President Dallin H. Oaks’s message “Small and Simple Things,” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2018, 89–92).
- Watch “Stop, Drop, and Pray: Why Prayer Helps With Anger”
- Read D. Todd Christofferson’s message, “The Blessing of Scripture,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2010, 32–35.
- Watch the video “Chapter 30: Alma Counsels His Sons“
- Read Matthew S. Holland, “The Exquisite Gift of the Son,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2020, 45–47.
- Look up the following scriptures together to learn more about being born of God: 1 John 4:7; Mosiah 5:7; 27:25–26; Alma 5:14; 22:15
- Read Alma 38:12. Does your family know what a bridle is? Maybe you could show them a picture of one and talk about how it is used to control an animal. What does it mean to “bridle [our] passions”? How does bridling our passions help us be “filled with love”?
- “A Message from Alma” (Oct. 2004 Friend). Decode the message to find out what Alma the Younger commanded his son Helaman to do.
- Read Michael A. Dunn, “One Percent Better,” Liahona, Nov. 2021, 106–108.
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