Come Follow Me 8/12/2024 – Devotionals & FHE for Kids

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 8/12 for Kids


Do What Is Right (Hymns #237)


Alma 48:7–9


  • Talk about the fortifications that the Nephites made to protect their cities. Use the visuals from Captain Moroni Visual Aid Object Lesson to help.
  • What role did these have in protecting the Nephites?
  • How can we protect our home from the adversary?
  • Talk about the fortifications that the Nephites made to protect their cities.
  • What role did these have in protecting the Nephites?
  • How can we protect our home from the adversary?


Have a pillow fight with your pillow forts.


Cupid’s Arrows dessert

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/12 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 8/12: Alma 46:12

And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.

You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/12 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 8/12 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 8/12:

  • 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 8/12 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 8/12
  • 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 8/12
  • 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.

Monday Devotional


We Are All Enlisted (Hymns #250)


Alma 43:1-3D&C 27:15-18


  • This week we are going to go over a lot of stories about wars between the Nephites and Lamanites.
  • We know that Mormon said he didn’t have much room in the plates to write, so why do you think he would write so many chapters about wars?
  • It’s true that we have our share of wars in the latter days, but there is value in his words beyond the descriptions of the strategy and tragedy of war.  We are at war against Satan right now in making right or wrong choices.
  • We don’t fight Satan with swords or wear armor.  Instead, we fight with our testimonies.  What are some shields that we have?  (scriptures, prayer, etc.)

Journal Entry

What can I do today to strengthen my armor?


Armor of God word search

Tuesday Devotional


Stand for the Right (Children’s #159)


Alma 43:23–24


  • Watch Chapter 31: Captain Moroni Defeats Zerahemna.
  • What was the first thing that Captain Moroni did when he lead the people to war?
  • What does this tell us about our spiritual battles we fight?
  • The Lamanites came to fight because Zerahemna made them angry.  When we get angry, it lets Satan have power over us and we lose control of our choices.
  • What can I do to keep from getting so angry that I lose control?

Journal Entry

What can I do today when I feel angry?


Anger Catcher free printable

Wednesday Devotional


My Flag, My Flag (Children’s #225)


Alma 46:11–2848:7–17


  • Some of the people didn’t want to fight.  What did Captain Moroni do?
  • What does the Title of Liberty say? Why do you think people came running when they read it?
  • What characteristics did Captain Moroni have? How can we have those same characteristics? How are we already like Captain Moroni?
  • If we made our own Title of Liberty, what would it say?
  • Watch Chapter 32: Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty

Journal Entry

What can I do today to be like Captain Moroni?


Moroni’s Title of Liberty coloring page

Thursday Devotional


Hum Your Favorite Hymn (Children’s #152)


Alma 47:4–19


  • Some of the Lamanites did not want to fight anymore, so they escapted into the mountains and were led by a man named Lehonti.
  • What did Amalickiah do to get Lehonti to come down?  He had him come down a little at a time, then poisoned him a little at a time.
  • Satan knows that most of us aren’t willing to commit big sins or believe big lies. Therefore, he uses subtle lies and temptations to lead us into seemingly small sins—as many as he thinks we will accept. He continues to do this until we have strayed far from the safety of righteous living.
  • Elder Robert D. Hales said, “The traitorous Amalickiah urged Lehonti to ‘come down’ and meet him in the valley. But when Lehonti left the high ground, he was poisoned ‘by degrees’ until he died, and his army fell into Amalickiah’s hands (see Alma 47). By arguments and accusations, some people bait us to leave the high ground. The high ground is where the light is. … It is the safe ground.”
  • How can we make sure we are on the high ground?  (Follow the Holy Ghost)

Journal Entry

What can I do today to bring the Spirit to make sure I stay on the high ground?


Role play some instances where children might little by little go astray, such as playing a video game they aren’t supposed to or taking a small treat after being told no.  Those things are all small, but they start down a bad path.

Friday Devotional


A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Hymns #68)


Alma 50:1-6Alma 51:1–12


  • What do you remember about what we did in FHE?
  • After Amalickiah becomes king of the Lamanites, he comes into the land of Nephi and the Nephites appear to be surrounded.
  • What does Captain Moroni have the people do?  They come together in the cities and build big defenses.
  • This is similar to when the early Saints and pioneers were told to gather together.
  • What defenses can we build around our homes and families?
  • Captain Moroni ends up taking a lot of land back, but some of the Nephites had become wicked and were trying to overthrow the judge and make a king (so they were called king-men)
  • Captain Moroni has to leave some of the soldiers and the battle to go take care of the king-men and protect the government.
  • What happens when the people are unified in the cities?  What happens when some of them don’t want to work in unity anymore?
  • How does this apply to our families?
  • Watch “Elder Stevenson on Fortifying Families

Journal Entry

How can I have more unity with my family today?


Fortified city walls seek-and-find

Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 8/12

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 8/12

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 8/12 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 8/12

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 8/12

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