Come Follow Me 8/14/2023 – Devotionals & FHE for Children
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- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
- Sunday Activity Ideas
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 8/14 for Kids
The Lord Is My Light (Hymns #89)
- Discuss why acting with faith is important.
- Read the story at the beginning of this talk: “The Music of the Gospel”
- Discuss how living the gospel without faith is like dancing without music.
- Have children try dancing with and without music.
Play freeze dance.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/14 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 8/14: Romans 12:21
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/14 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 8/14 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 8/14:
- 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 8/14 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 8/14
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 8/14
- 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:
Hum Your Favorite Hymn (Children’s #152)
- What does warring mean?
- Do you ever feel like you want to do something that you know is wrong?
- How to you tell yourself to make the right decision?
- What can you do to help you make good decisions in the future?
Create a CTR jar for your family
Come, Come, Ye Saints (Hymns #30)
- There are great blessings available to the followers of Christ now and in the future.
- Sometimes it may seem like following Christ is hard, but the blessings far outweigh the difficulties we may have now.
- Many people even died because of their belief in Christ.
How can I follow the example of the early saints?
Count Your Blessings (Hymns #241)
Read the following quote from Linda S. Reeves:
“I do not know why we have the many trials that we have, but it is my personal feeling that the reward is so great, so eternal and everlasting, so joyful and beyond our understanding that in that day of reward, we may feel to say to our merciful, loving Father, ‘Was that all that was required?’ I believe that if we could daily remember and recognize the depth of that love our Heavenly Father and our Savior have for us, we would be willing to do anything to be back in Their presence again, surrounded by Their love eternally. What will it matter … what we suffered here if, in the end, those trials are the very things which qualify us for eternal life and exaltation in the kingdom of God with our Father and Savior?”
- What can you do daily to remember what Heavenly Father and Jesus have done for you?
- Why would that help you when you are feeling sad?
How can I be happy when I am sad?
O My Father (Hymns #292)
- Discuss Predestination vs. Foreordination.
- Does this mean that what we do it already decided? No.
- Does it mean that anyone is better than anyone else because of what their responsibility is? No.
- It means that we all have to choose to follow Christ for ourselves no matter who we are.
- It also means that some people were chosen before this life to end up in a place where they could help others learn of Jesus. (Like Paul, Peter, etc.)
How can I follow Christ today?
The Iron Rod (Hymns #274)
- Why were the scriptures written?
- If you were separated from your parents for a long time and only had a few letters, how would you treasure them?
- The scriptures are communication from Heavenly Father to us to give us hope and instruction.
How can I show I treasure the scriptures?
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 8/14
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 8/14:
Ask the children to pick one activity you did as a class and do it with their families. Tell them that next week they can share what they did.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 8/14
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 8/14 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 8/14
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 8/14
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch “The Music of the Gospel”
- Do a similar activity to this one but instead choose thoughts that can go into bags of “unclean thoughts” and “prideful thoughts” along with “just right.”
- Read Romans 10:17. Label several glasses of water with sources of the word of God (like the scriptures, personal revelation, and general conference). Discuss how the word of God increases our faith as you pour each glass into a container labeled “Faith.”
- Coloring page: “My Life Has a Plan” (February 2006 Liahona and Friend)
- “Heavenly Father’s Plan” (April 1995 Friend). Fill in the path with your good deeds to earn a badge. Includes a story about the first Primary president.
- “When I Lived with Heavenly Father” (February 2009 Friend). Finish drawing these pictures, color the pictures, and retell this true story about Heavenly Father.
- Coloring Page: “I Love Scripture Stories!” (November 2018 Friend)
- “Gospel A to Z” (May 2019 Friend). Use each letter of the alphabet to draw a gospel picture.
- “Scripture Hero Search” (November 2016 Friend). Look up scriptures to find out which scripture hero goes in each blank.
- “The Scriptures Teach of Heavenly Father’s Plan” (February 2011 Liahona and Friend). Includes a visual activity about Heavenly Father’s plan for us.
- Coloring Page: “I Love the Bible!” (September 2019 Liahona and Friend)
- “Sharing Time: Read the Scriptures Daily” (June 1991 Liahona and March 1991 Friend). Includes a coloring page to keep track of days of scripture reading.
- “Choose the Right Media” (April 2012 Friend). This activity provides children with a checklist of what they can do to choose good media, including music.
- Coloring Page: “Music Makes Me Happy” (October 2016 Friend)
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Thank you for the devotionals, it helps me with my 11 year old granddaughter who lives with me.
You’re welcome!! I’m so glad that it’s benefiting you!