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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 7/8 for Kids
Repentance (Children’s #98)
- Ammon and his brothers taught many of the Lamanite people, who repented of their sins and buried their weapons in the ground.
- Why did these people bury their weapons?
- How can we bury our own sins?
- Have everyone write or draw things that they do that they know are wrong and bury them in a hole in the yard. (This is the activity)
- Talk about how you never want to see those things again. This is part of true repentance.
Make paper weapons to bury instead of just on paper.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 7/8 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 7/8: Alma 23:7
For they became a righteous people; they did lay down the weapons of their rebellion, that they did not fight against God any more, neither against any of their brethren.
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 7/8 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 7/8 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 7/8:
- 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 7/8 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 7/8
- 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 7/8
- 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.
When I Am Baptized (Children’s #103)
- King Lamoni’s father, after he converted, let Ammon and his brethren teach the gospel. Many of the Lamanites were converted and called themselves “Anti-Nephi’-Lehis”
- Normally “anti” means “against” but in this case, it means the children of Lehi who were not descended from Nephi.
- Why do you think they wanted to change their name instead of being called Lamanites? Do we take a new name to show we’ve changed? (Yes, at baptism we take Christ’s name.)
How can I show today that I have Christ’s name?
Hum Your Favorite Hymn (Children’s #152)
- We’re going to talk more about the story we learned during FHE.
- King Lamoni’s father died, and his son became the new king. His son was named Anti-Nephi-Lehi.
- At the same time, the Amalekites (who were the children of the wicked priests of King Noah) attacked the Anti-Nephi-Lehis because they were angry they followed Heavenly Father.
- The Anti-Nephi-Lehis buried their weapons so they wouldn’t be tempted to use them, and knelt to pray when they were attacked. Even though some died, the Lamanites who were attacking them stopped and repented. More people joined the gospel than those who died.
- When we repent, do we need to bury our sins? It’s a symbol. How can we “bury” our wrong choices?
What can I “bury” this week?
Anti-Nephi-Lehies Bury Their Weapons coloring page
Help Me, Dear Father (Children’s #99) verse 2
- The change that the Anti-Nephi-Lehies experienced was more than just a change in behavior—it was a change of heart.
- Why do you think their hearts changed? (Faith in Jesus Christ and sincere repentance..)
- What do these verses teach about God’s mercy toward those who repent?
- How has God shown mercy in our lives?
How can I express my gratitude to God for His mercies?
Called to Serve (Children’s #174)
- Alma the Younger and Ammon both had very different experiences on their missions. Ammon went and taught the Lamanites, while Alma taught the Nephites.
- Even though their experiences were different, they way they felt about missionary work is the same. Read some verses and talk about the similarities on how they felt.
- Look for reasons why Ammon, the sons of Mosiah, and Alma rejoiced. What do you learn from these passages that can lead to more joy in your life?
- Do you think everyone who shares the gospel feels this way? (Maybe the parent can share some personal experiences.)
What can I do to share the gospel this week like a missionary?
Help Me, Dear Father (Children’s #99) verse 1
- The remainder of the wicked Lamanites continued to try to kill the Anti-Nephi-Lehis, who refused to fight. Ammon and his brethren were told by the Lord to take them to the Nephites to get help. That’s when they met Alma the Younger and shared their stories with each other.
- The Anti-Nephi-Lehis were worried the Nephites would reject them because they had killed some of them before, but the Nephites forgave them and gave them land to live on. How would you feel if you were a Nephite and a Lamanite who had killed someone you love came and asked you for help?
- The Nephites also promised to protect the Anti-Nephi-Lehis in exchange for some of their food and other resources to feed the soldiers.
- There were some big battles were a lot of people died, but the Nephites drove the Lamanites out.
- Alma 28:9-14 shows the difference between the feelings of the righteous and the wicked about death. What are some of those differences?
Who can I try to forgive today?
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 7/8
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 7/8
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 7/8 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 7/8
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 7/8
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- Read Elder Marcus B. Nash, “Hold Up Your Light,” Liahona, Nov. 2021, 71
- Make this pencil and eraser craft. The quote referred to can be printed out here.
- Read President Dallin H. Oaks’s message “Sharing the Restored Gospel,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2016, 57–60.
- Watch the videos “The Bush Family Story,” “Sharing Your Beliefs,” “Sharing the Gospel.”
- Read David A. Bednar, “Converted unto the Lord,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2012, 106–9.
- Read “The People of Ammon” and talk about the overall story.
- Read Dale G. Renlund, “Unwavering Commitment to Jesus Christ,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2019, 22–25.
- Watch the video Video: Book of Mormon Stories, “Chapter 26: The People of Ammon”
- Read “The Buried Weapons”
- Have fun with this Anti-Nephi-Lehi object lesson about keeping promises
- Do this Anti-Nephi-Lehi object lesson about replacing sins and bad habits with good.
- Invite the children to draw pictures of things that bring them joy. Invite each child to give his or her drawing to another classmate and explain it. Point out that when something brings us joy—such as the gospel—our joy grows when we share it.
- Give each child a blank copy of the Book of Mormon. Have them write their testimony inside of it (or get help from an adult). Discuss who they can share it with and what they could say.
- Role-play with the children situations in which they can, in a kind way, help others choose the right. For example, what can we say to a friend who wants to lie or be mean?
- Give all the children small rocks, and invite them to write the word covenant on their rock. Explain that a covenant is a promise between Heavenly Father and His children. How do our covenants make us strong or “firm” like a rock? (Alma 24:19). Read together Alma 24:16–25 to learn what covenant the people of Ammon made and how they honored their covenant. You can paint the rocks or decorate them and have the children put them in a place where they can be reminded of covenants that they have (or will) make at baptism.
- Invite two children to face each other and see who can make the other child smile first. What are some ways we can spread joy to others? How does sharing the gospel spread joy?
- Read the following verses to find out what the Lamanites were like before Ammon and his brothers taught them: Alma 17:14–15; 26:23–24. Then read the following verses to find out how the Lamanites changed: Alma 26:31–34; 27:27–30. Make a chart that is labelled Before and After, and write down what the Lamanites were like before and after they were taught the gospel.
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