Come Follow Me 8/14/2023 – Devotionals & FHE for Children

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 8/14/2023.

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You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotionals

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 8/14 for Kids

Song

The Lord Is My Light (Hymns #89)

Scripture

Romans 9:31–32

Lesson

  • 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.

Activity

Play freeze dance.

Treat

Piano Key Cake

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:

Monday Devotional

Song

Hum Your Favorite Hymn (Children’s #152)

Scripture

Romans 7:23

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

Activity

Create a CTR jar for your family

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Hymns #30)

Scripture

Romans 8:17–18

Discussion

  • 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.

Journal Entry

How can I follow the example of the early saints?

Activity

Key to happiness in families

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Count Your Blessings (Hymns #241)

Scripture

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?”

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How can I be happy when I am sad?

Activity

What Makes You Smile? book

Thursday Devotional

Song

O My Father (Hymns #292)

Scripture

Romans 8:29–30

Discussion

  • 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.)

Journal Entry

How can I follow Christ today?

Activity

Agency dice game

Friday Devotional

Song

The Iron Rod (Hymns #274)

Scripture

Romans 15:4

Discussion

  • 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.

Journal Entry

How can I show I treasure the scriptures?

Activity

Scriptures connect-the-dots

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

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