Come Follow Me 8/21/2023 – 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 8/21/2023.

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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 8/21 for Kids

Song

I Am a Child of God (Children’s #2)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 3:1–2

Lesson

  • Prepare some small cups of milk and some meat snacks (pepperoni or lunch meat works well.)
  • Why do babies eat milk and not meat until they get bigger?
  • Do we need to learn somethings before we learn other things that are more complex?
  • We learn the alphabet before we learn to read.
  • What are some of the basic things that we learn in the Gospel.

Activity

Play the game where you bring something to grandma’s house and each person adds somethings that starts with the next letter of the alphabet.

Treat

Alphabet rice krispie treats

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/21 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 8/21: 1 Corinthians 6:19

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/21 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 8/21 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 8/21:

  • 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 8/21 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 8/21
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 8/21
  • 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

Oh, What Songs of the Heart (Hymns #286)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 1:10–17

Discussion

  • What is unity? Why is it important to have in our family?
  • How can our family have greater unity?
  • What can you do specifically?

Journal Entry

How can I help my family have greater unity?

Activity

Unity coloring page

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Let the Holy Spirit Guide (Hymns #143)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 1:17–25

Discussion

  • What is wisdom?
  • What do you think the difference is between the wisdom of the wise/world and the wisdom of God?
  • Why do we need God’s wisdom to do his work?
  • How do we get wisdom from God?

Journal Entry

How can I increase in wisdom?

Activity

Owl paper bag puppets. Write words of wisdom on the bag.

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Nephi’s Courage (Children’s #120)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 2:1–5

Discussion

  • Do you sometimes feel scared or fearful?
  • What do you do to have courage?
  • Do you trust in the power of God or the power of man to help you feel better?
  • What can you do to have more trust in God?

Journal Entry

What can I do when I feel afraid?

Activity

Make a courage jar

Thursday Devotional

Song

Oh Say, What Is Truth? (Hymns #272)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 2:9–16

Discussion

  • How do we learn? If you want to learn something new, what do you do?
  • What should you do if you want to understand the things of God more fully?
  • The Holy Ghost teaches us truths of God. We can learn new things from him every day.

Journal Entry

What can I learn today?

Activity

“I have a question” activity

Friday Devotional

Song

The Lord Gave Me a Temple (Children’s #153)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 6:13–20

Discussion

  • Our bodies are temples.
  • They are to be used in ways the Heavenly Father wants us to use them.
  • Some people treat their bodies like they are only for having fun. We need to take care of them like they are temples.

Journal Entry

How can I take care of my body?

Activity

“My body is a temple” maze

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 8/21

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 8/21:

Invite the children to share with their families a song that they sang in class and what they learned from it.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 8/21

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 8/21 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 8/21

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 8/21

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