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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 8/19 for Kids
Lead, Kindly Light (Hymns, 97)
- 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, 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?
Make treats together and show the soft caramel inside the hearts.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/19 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 8/19: Alma 56:48
And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/19 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me / 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 8/19:
- 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 8/19 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 8/19
- 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 8/19
- 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.
I Pledge Myself to Love the Right (Children’s #161)
- The wars were still going between the Nephites and Lamanites.
- The Anti-Nephi-Lehis had 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?
- Have you ever had someone make a promise with you? Did they keep it or not? How did that feel?
What can I do today to keep my promises?
“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.
We’ll Bring the World His Truth (Children’s #172) all three verses
- 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 would you feel if you went to battle?
- How did they get to have such great faith?
- Later on, when they go into battle, not a single one of them was killed!
What can I do today to be more like a stripling warrior?
I Am a Child of God (Children’s #2)
- 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?
- Why is it important to “obey with exactness”?
- Watch “Drawing upon the Power of God in Our Lives”
What can I do to help strengthen my family today?
My Country (Chidlren’s #224) verse 2
- Helaman did not have many supplies sent from the government. He was not angry; what did he say in his letter to Captain 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?
What can I do today to be a good leader in my family?
Kindness Begins with Me (Children’s #145)
- 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 it fair for Moroni to falsely accuse Pahoran?
- 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?
- What do we learn about forgiveness from the Savior’s example? (see Luke 23:34).
What can I do the next time I feel like something isn’t fair?
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.
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 8/19
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 8/19
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 8/19 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 8/19
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 8/19
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- Watch “Chapter 35: Captain Moroni and Pahoran,” Book of Mormon Stories, 95–97)
- Read Neil L. Andersen, “Wounded,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2018, 83–86.
- Watch Chapter 34: Helaman and the 2,000 Young Warriors” (Book of Mormon Stories, 93–94)
- “The Army of Helaman: How Can ‘My Gospel Standards’ Help Me Keep My Baptismal Covenants?” (August 2000 Friend) Includes flannel-board figures to cut out and color.
- “Stripling-Warrior Search” (August 2019 Friend) Find eight letters hidden in this picture of the stripling warriors, and unscramble them to decode a hidden message.
- “Stripling Warriors Game” (August 2000 Friend) A simple board game based on the story of the stripling warriors.
- Do this object lesson about forgiveness
- Read Alma 58:9–11, 33, 37. In times of great need, do we turn to Heavenly Father, as the Nephite soldiers did? How did He answer their prayers? How has He answered our prayers?
- Stripling Warriors coloring page
- Read “The No-Fighting Promise” (Aug. 2018 Liahona and Friend). Two cousins are arguing a lot, so they decide to make play swords and pretend to bury them like the Anti-Nephi-Lehies.
- Stripling Warrior training activities (halfway down the page)
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