Come Follow Me 7/4/2022 – 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 7/4/2022.

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You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotional

Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 7/4 for Kids

Song

We’ll Bring the World His Truth

Scripture

2 Kings 6:13–17

Lesson

  • The servant of Elisha was feeling overwhelmed and alone with the great challenge that faced them.
  • How did Elisha help him see?
  • How can this help us when we are feeling alone or overwhelmed?

Activity

Draw a picture of what you think the servant of Elisha saw.

Treat

Make an army of snack angels.

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 7/4 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 7/4: 2 Kings 5:13

And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 7/4 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 7/4 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 7/4:

  • 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 7/4 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 7/4
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 7/4
  • 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

Our Bishop (Children’s #135)

Scripture

2 Kings 2:1–14

Discussion

  • Think about the people who saw that Elisha “took up” Elijah’s mantle.
  • A mantle is a cloak. It is also a symbol of stewardship.
  • How might this have affected the way they responded to Elisha’s ministry?
  • When we are given callings or assignments, we have a mantle of authority.
  • How can we recognize this in our local church leaders? In the prophet today?

Journal Entry

How can I support my local church leaders?

Activity

Coloring Page – Elisha Witnesses Elijah’s Departure

Tuesday Devotional

Song

I Feel My Savior’s Love (Children’s #74)

Scripture

2 Kings 2:19–22, 2 Kings 6:4–7

Discussion

  • Miracles often help us overcome the difficulties of mortality. What miracles do we read about?
  • Miracles can also help turn our hearts to the Lord.
  • What miracles have we seen in our family? How do they teach us spiritually?

Journal Entry

What miracles have I seen?

Activity

Connect the Dots 

Wednesday Devotional

Song

The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden (Children’s #237)

Scripture

2 Kings 4:8–177:1–16

Discussion

  • The Lord inspired Elisha to prophesy of things to come—things that seemed, from the perspective of others, unlikely to occur. 
  • As you read these verses, think about how you respond to the word of the Lord through His prophets today.
  • What teachings, prophecies, or promises have you heard from living prophets?
  • What are you doing to act in faith on those promises?

Journal Entry

What teaching of the prophet can I follow today?

Activity

A Room for Elisha Coded Words

Thursday Devotional

Song

I Will Follow God’s Plan (Children’s #164)

Scripture

2 Kings 5

Discussion

  • Sometimes it’s easier to find personal meaning in the scriptures when you compare physical things in a story with spiritual things.
  • What challenge are we facing that could be like Naaman’s leprosy?
  • What does Naaman’s experience teach us about how the Lord works in our lives?

Journal Entry

What is a simple thing the Lord asks me to do?

Activity

Elisah and Naaman maze

Friday Devotional

Song

Dearest Children, God Is Near You” (Hymns, #96)

Scripture

2 Kings 6:8–23

Discussion

  • Have you ever felt outnumbered and fearful, wondering, as Elisha’s young servant did, “How shall we do?”
  • What inspires you about Elisha’s answer?
  • How does this story give you courage and strength in your life?
  • President Henry B. Eyring’s said, “Like that servant of Elisha, there are more with you than those you can see opposed to you. Some who are with you will be invisible to your mortal eyes. The Lord will bear you up and will at times do it by calling others to stand with you” (“O Ye That Embark,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2008, 58).

Journal Entry

What is something against me right now, and how can I feel God’s strength?

Activity

Elisha’s invisible army coloring page

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 7/4

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 7/4:

Invite the children to share experiences with their families when they recognized God’s hand in their lives. Encourage them to ask their family members to share similar experiences.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 7/4

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 7/4 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 7/4:

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 7/4

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