Come Follow Me 8/17/2020 – Devotionals & FHE for Kids

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 8/17/2020.

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 8/17/2020.

You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotional

Family Home Evening

Song

The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (Children’s, #281)

Scripture

Helaman 5:12

Lesson

  • Talk about what a foundation is and what its purpose is.
  • Build a small structure out of small blocks. Try building on something firm and smooth vs sand/dirt/wadded up blankets
  • Try to blow down the structure with a hair dryer (wind)
  • How is Christ a ‘sure’ foundation for us?
  • What kinds of storms do we encounter in our lives?

Activity

Take turns seeing who can build the most secure structure.

Treat

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Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/17

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week for Come Follow Me 8/17: Alma 5:12

And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/17

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 8/17 devotionals!  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 8/17:

  • 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 8/17 daily devotionals:

  • 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 for Come Follow Me 8/17
  • 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.

Monday Devotional

Song

Be Thou Humble (Hymns, #130)

Scripture

Helaman 3:33–344:11–13

Discussion

  • What is pride? (Thinking you are better than others or God)
  • What evidences of pride do you see among the Nephites?
  • Talk about the pride cycle (draw it out)
The Pride Cycle – Come Follow Me 8/17

Activity

Pride cycle coloring page

Journal Entry

How do I see the pride cycle in my life?

Tuesday Devotional

Song

I Need Thee Every Hour (Hymns, #98)

Scripture

Helaman 4:23–26

Discussion

  • What are the consequences of pride?
  • How are those consequence shown in our daily lives?

Activity

Print the pride cycle (halfway down the page) and fill it out

Journal Entry

What happens when I have pride?

Wednesday Devotional

Song

With Humble Heart (Hymns, #171)

Scripture

Helaman 3:24–35

Discussion

  • What is the opposite of pride? (Humility)
  • What is humility? (Putting God’s ways above all else.)
  • Humility is not putting ourselves down; it’s recognizing everything we have comes from God.
  • What happened to the Nephites in verses 34 and 35 because of their humility?

Activity

Puffed up balloon activity

Journal Entry

How can I be more humble?

Thursday Devotional

Song

More Holiness Give Me (Hymns, #131)

Scripture

Helaman 5:21–52 (or read a summary here)

Discussion

  • What happened to the righteous when the people were wicked?
  • What did Heavenly Father do?
  • Why do you think Heavenly Father saved Nephi and Lehi, but not Abinadi or the righteous people that Alma saw burned?
  • Heavenly Father has a purpose for every single person, and He won’t let that purpose be destroyed by wicked people.

Activity

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Journal Entry

How can I have faith in Heavenly Father even when things seem bad?

Friday Devotional

Song

The Still Small Voice (Children’s Songbook, 106–7)

Scripture

Helaman 5:45–47

Discussion

  • How did the people hear the Holy Ghost?
  • How have you felt the Holy Ghost?
  • When have you felt dark, like the Lamanites? Did Heavenly Father help you feel light?

Activity

Make the stress meter and talk about what you can do when you feel overwhelmed.

Journal Entry

What can I do to listen for the Holy Ghost this week?

Primary Assignment for Come Follow Me 8/17

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 8/17

Invite the children to ask family members about how they have built their lives on Jesus Christ. Or they could share with their families how they plan to build their own lives on Him.

Sunday Ideas for Come Follow Me 8/17

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 8/17 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 8/17

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