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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 8/2 for Kids
- We want to make our home a holier place.
- If you wanted to design a house that was for someone who loved the Savior, what would you put in it?
- How can we redesign our home to make it a holier place?
- By making our homes more focused on Christ, they can become a place that will provide protection and peace from the world.
Make some diagrams of your home and with some of the ideas you came up with during the lesson.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/2 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 8/2: Doctrine and Covenants 87:8
Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord. Amen.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/2 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 8/2 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 8/2:
- 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 8/2 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 8/2
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 8/2
- 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:
- The “history” described in verse 1 recorded the names of those who had “receive[d] inheritances legally” in Zion. These are the people who were participating in the Law of Consecration.
- In addition to a list of names, we know a lot about these people because we know they followed the prophet and were trying to be obedient. Their descendants can learn more about their ancestors from this record.
- We can all keep journals so our children and grandchildren can know about what life was like in our time. They can know our challenges and how we worked through problems and developed our testimonies. Why would this be a blessing for them?
What things should I record in a journal?
Purchase a simple notebook for the children to begin their own journal keeping with pictures (if they are to young to write). Set a goal to do it every day or at least once a week.
- How does Joseph Smith describe the Holy Ghost in this verse?
- How do we feel the Holy Ghost?
- Why would something as important as the Holy Ghost be quiet?
- How can I make sure I can always hear the Holy Ghost?
When I have felt the still, small voice?
“Inviting the Spirit” (March 2012 Liahona and Friend)
- Tares are weeds that look a lot like wheat. You can’t tell them apart until they have grown, so they have to grow together and then the tares are pulled out before they kill the wheat.
- In this parable, each of us as members of the Church are wheat or tares. How do these verses apply to us? (Be a good example, don’t bring others down, don’t listen to others who make wrong choices.)
How can I make sure to be a wheat instead of a tare?
- On this Christmas day, Joseph Smith was very concerned because the state South Caroline had gone against the government.
- The Lord gave this revelation to Joseph that there would be a war soon.
- Instead, a compromise was reached. Do you think some people thought Joseph Smith was wrong?
- Then 30 years later, South Carolina rebelled again and the Civil War began.
- Why do you think Heavenly Father gave this prophecy? What can we learn from it?
What has the prophet prophecied about our time?
- We learned yesterday that the Civil War was 30 years later than the revelation made it seem.
- It’s more important that we know WHAT to do when something bad happens, rather than WHEN it will happen.
- What do we learn from these verses?
- Where are some holy places where we can be safe?
- What does it mean to “be not moved” from these places?
How can I make my home a holy place?
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 8/2
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 8/2:
Invite the children to pick one thing they will do to make their home or their life a “holy place.”
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 8/2
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 8/2 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 8/2:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 8/2
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Start having family journal time where everyone takes a few minutes each Sunday to write in their own journals (or draw a picture, for the younger children).
- Watch FamilySearch Stories | Grandfather’s Journal – Turning Hearts
- “Names of the Holy Ghost” (June 2010 Friend). Word search puzzle using the scriptures to find names for the Holy Ghost.
- Watch Stand Ye in Holy Places—Bloom Where You’re Planted
- “Listen to the Still, Small Voice” (August 2007 Liahona and Friend). Includes an activity to look up scriptures about the Holy Ghost and color a paper quilt.
- “I Will Follow Heavenly Father’s Plan by Being Baptized and Confirmed” (June 2013 Liahona and Friend). Play the matching game.
- Read these descriptions given through Joseph Smith about the Holy Ghost: Doctrine and Covenants 6:22–24; 8:2–3; 9:7–9; 11:12–13; 128:1. Discuss how you as a family can hear Him better in your home.
- Watch Standing in Holy Places
- Use this wheat and tares object lesson.
- Solve the wheat and weeds puzzle
- Do some of these simple wheat and weeds crafts (watch the video for the instructions)
- Use these Follow the Prophet tracing sheets
- Build a temple, a church building, or your home with LEGOs or blocks.
- Read “Peace and War,” Revelations in Context, 158–64.
- Read Saints, 1:163–64;
- Listen to or read Henry B. Eyring, “A Home Where the Spirit of the Lord Dwells”
- Watch “Chapter 30: A Revelation about War”
- Print out a temple punch card and do some of the activities
- “Sharing Time: Reverence in Holy Places” word strips printable.
- “A Holy Place” dot-to-dot picture of the temple
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