Come Follow Me 7/5/2021 – Devotionals & FHE for Kids
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 7/5 for Kids
- How do you feel to know you are a child of God?
- How would everyone in the world treat each other if they knew that we are all children of God?
- Watch this video. The children of God are all diverse (different.) How should we treat others that may be different than us?
- Read also verses 12, 62, 96. What else do we learn about being children of God?
Play Duck Duck Goose
Banana splits with different toppings for each family member to show that while we are all children of God, we are all unique.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 7/5 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 7/5: Doctrine and Covenants 76:22-24
And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—
That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God.
Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 7/5 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 7/5 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 7/5:
- 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 7/5 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 7/5
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 7/5
- 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:
He Sent His Son (Children’s #34)
Doctrine and Covenants 76:12-19, 96-98
- Joseph Smith was still translating the Bible. When he read John 5:29, he and Sidney Rigdon had questions about heaven.
- D&C 76, which we will spend all week studying, is the answer to that prayer.
- We will talk about how heaven is more than just one place. There are three different levels. Each level is called a kingdom or degree of glory. They are compared to the sun, moon, and stars. The Celestial Kingdom is the sun, the Terrestrial Kingdom is the moon, and the Telestial Kingdom is the stars.
Cut out the “My Life Is a Gift; My Life Has a Plan” (January 2008 Liahona and Friend) diagram and glue it into your journal.
I Lived in Heaven (Children’s #4)
Doctrine and Covenants 76:20-29, 39-44
- Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon saw that all of the spirits lived with Heavenly Father and Jesus before coming to earth.
- They bore strong testimony about the Savior. What did they say about Him?
- They also saw Satan (Lucifer). What do we learn about him?
- Satan and his followers will not go to any of the levels of heaven. They will go to a place called “Outer Darkness.” They hate us and want to get us to make wrong choices so we can’t go to live with Heavenly Father again in the Celestial Kingdom.
- Jesus died for us so that we can repent and not have to go to outer darkness.
What should I do to not listen to Satan tempt me to make wrong choices?
I Will Follow God’s Plan (Children’s #164)
Doctrine & Covenants 76:50–70, 92-95
- Some people disagreed with this revelation because there was more than one level of heaven and that almost everyone would be saved to one of those three levels.
- Today we will talk about the Celestial Kingdom. What do we learn about in these verses?
Make a list of the characteristics of the people in the Celestial Kingdom and write them next to the Celestial Kingdom in your Plan of Salvation diagram.
I Know My Father Lives (Children’s #5) especially verse 2
- Today we are learning about the Terrestial Kingdom, which is the second level and is compared to the moon.
- What do we learn about the Terrestrial Kingdom in these verses?
Make a list of the characteristics of the people in the Terrestrial Kingdom and write them next to the Celestial Kingdom in your Plan of Salvation diagram.
Teach Me to Walk in the Light (Hymns #304)
Doctrine & Covenants 76:81–88, 105-112
- Today we are learning about the Telestial Kingdom, which is the lowest level of heaven (compared to the stars). How bright are the stars at night compared to the sun during the day?
- What do we learn about the Telestial Kingdom in these verses.
Make a list of the characteristics of the people in the Telestial Kingdom and write them next to the Celestial Kingdom in your Plan of Salvation diagram.
(see journal entry)
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 7/5
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 7/5:
Invite the children to use this week’s activity page to teach their families what they learned about the vision Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon had.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 7/5
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 7/5 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.
Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic in Come Follow Me 7/5:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 7/5
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- “On the Right Path” (February 2000 Liahona and January 2000 Friend). Includes an activity to look up scriptures on road signs that will help us to stay on the path to the celestial kingdom.
- Watch Chapter 26: The Three Kingdoms of Heaven
- Read Saints, 1:147–50
- Read “The Vision,” Revelations in Context, 148–54.
- Watch or read Joy D. Jones, “Value beyond Measure,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2017, 13–15
- Read or watch J. Devn Cornish, “Am I Good Enough? Will I Make It?” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2016, 32–34
- Read “Voices of the Restoration” from this week’s chapter in the manual.
- Watch “Why We Need a Savior,” an animated short film from the Church about the importance of the Atonement.
- Review the Plan of Salvation with this free printable.
- “The Plan of Salvation Offers Me Peace” (March 1994 Liahona and Friend). Color pictures representing the plan of salvation and paste them on a chart.
- “When I Lived with Heavenly Father” (February 2009 Friend). Finish drawing these pictures, color the pictures, and retell this true story about Heavenly Father.
- “Plan of Salvation Booklet” (January 2005 Liahona and Friend)
- Print and color this Plan of Salvation sheet. Hang it somewhere to remind you to make right choices.
- Watch this Plan of Salvation Animated Scripture Lesson
- Watch What is the Purpose and Meaning of Life?
- Spell LOVE with the Plan of Salvation
- Make cookies together and talk about how the Plan of Salvation is like a cookie.
- Use hula hoops to make a giant Plan of Salvation
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