Come Follow Me 8/10/2020 – Devotionals & FHE for Children

Short daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE) and Sunday ideas to go along with Come Follow Me for the week of 8/10/2020. You can get all of the devotionals…

Short daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE) and Sunday ideas to go along with Come Follow Me for the week of 8/10/2020.

You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotional

Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 8/10

Song

Lead, Kindly Light (Hymns, 97)

Scripture

Alma 62:39–41

Lesson

  • Here’s an object lesson that can help your family understand that we can choose to be either “hardened” or “softened” by our trials: Place a raw potato and a raw egg in a pot of boiling water. The potato and the egg represent us, and the water represents the trials we face. As the potato and egg boil, you could talk about some of the trials your family faces. What are some different ways to react to trials like these?
  • According to Alma 62:41, how do our reactions to trials affect us? After the potato and egg are fully cooked, cut open the potato and crack open the egg to show that the same “trial” softened the potato and hardened the egg. What can our family do to be sure that our trials humble us and bring us closer to God?

Activity

(see lesson)

Treat

Caramel heart brownies

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/10

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: Alma 56:48

And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/10

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use!  Don’t feel as though you have to use every single question, journal entry, or activity.  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 8/10:

  • Start by singing the song together and saying a prayer
  • Read the scripture together, and then have a discussion about it 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, then the child can write or draw an answer.
  • Have fun together with the activity!

Modifications for older children:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families
  • Instead of printing the journal entry and answering it with a drawing, 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.

Monday

Song

I Pledge Myself to Love the Right (Children’s, #161)

Scripture

Alma 53:10–17

Discussion

  • The Anti-Nephi-Lehies covenanted not to shed blood.  But it was really hard for them to watch the Lamanites attack the Nephites who were protecting them.
  • They were going to break their covenant to help fight, but Helaman said not to.
  • A lot of the teenage sons who were too young to have made that covenant, called “stripling warriors” said they would fight for their fathers.
  • Normally we would think that Heavenly Father would understand them breaking the promise, but we learn here that the promise was more important than even fighting for their lives.
  • What covenants are we going to make?

Activity

“The Baptism Covenant” matching game.  Cut out and mix up these cards. Then take turns matching cards that go together. With each match, talk about that part of the baptism covenant.

Journal Entry

What can I do today to keep my promises?

Tuesday

Song

We’ll Bring the World His Truth (#172)  (try all three verses)

Scripture

Alma 53:20–21

Discussion

  • The 2,000 young men who Helaman led into battle were called the stripling warriors.  They were probably only about 14 years old.
  • What do these verses tell us about the kind of people they were?
  • How did they get to have such great faith?
  • Later on, when they go into battle, not a single one of them was killed!

Activity

Stripling Warrior connect-the-dot

Journal Entry

What can I do today to be more like a stripling warrior?

Wednesday

Song

I Am a Child of God (Children’s, #2)

Scripture

Alma 56:46-48, 57:20–27

Discussion

  • How did the Stripling Warriors get such strong faith to keep them safe?
  • What roles have family members and others played in building your faith?
  • What can you do to strengthen the faith of your family and friends?

Activity

Coloring Page: “We Do Not Doubt”

Journal Entry

What can I do to help strengthen my family today?

Thursday

Song

My Country (Children’s, #224) especially verse 2

Scripture

Alma 58:1–12, 31–37, Alma 60

Discussion

  • Helaman did not have many supplies sent from the government.  He was not angry; what did he say in his letter to Captamin Moroni about it?
  • Captain Moroni was angry with the government and sent a leader to Pahoran, who was the leader.
  • The Nephites were losing because of the wickedness of the people.
  • How would you feel if you were Helaman or Moroni and were fighting to protect people who weren’t sending food and more soldiers?
  • What did Captain Moroni say in his letter to Pahoran?  What can we learn about the important of having a righteous government?

Activity

Coloring Page: “I Can Be a Good Example”

Journal Entry

What can I do today to be a good leader in my family?

Friday

Song

Kindness Begins with Me (#145b)

Scripture

Alma 61:2, 9, 19

Discussion

  • Pahoran writes back to Captain Moroni.  It turned out that Pahoran wasn’t in charge of the government anymore – the king men had overthrown him and he was hiding.
  • Was Pahoran angry with Captain Moroni for sending him such a strong letter?
  • What do we learn from Pahoran about how to respond when we are falsely accused?

Activity

Design your own forgiveness cards to give to each other.  Or place them around the house to remind yourselves to forgive each other and yourselves.

Journal Entry

What can I do the next time someone is unfair to me?

Sunday Activities for Come Follow Me 8/10

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 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 8/10:

Primary Assignment for Come Follow Me 8/10

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 8/10:

Encourage the children to share with their families one way they want to be like the stripling warriors. They could also thank their parents for teaching them like the stripling warriors’ mothers did.

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