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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 8/23 for Kids
- Talk about the symbolism between light and truth.
- Why is it important that children grow up with light and truth?
- What does having a lot of light allow to you see?
- What if you didn’t know what was true and what was false?
- Would you feel confident and happy with your choices?
Sing the song again, and come up with some actions to go along with the words.
Luscious Lemon Delight (see what we did there?)
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/23 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 8/23: Doctrine and Covenants 93:27-28
And no man receiveth a fulness unless he keepeth his commandments.
He that keepeth his commandments receiveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/23 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 8/23 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 8/23:
- 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 8/23 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 8/23
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 8/23
- 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:
- We believe in the Godhead: Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost.
- Some churches believe that these three people are the same one person (called the Trinity). We believe that God has His own body and Jesus has His own body.
- We are one family – we call have the last name. That is similar to how God and Jesus say They are one. They aren’t really one person, but They have the same purpose and are very similar.
- We can be one with God, too, when we try to do His will.
What can I do today to be one with God?
“Article of Faith 1” word search
- These verses are the Apostle John explaining that Jesus did not receive the full knowledge, but grew grace-by-grace.
- Christ was always perfect, but He wasn’t born with a full knowledge that He was the Son of God. He was born like us – not remembering living with God.
- We, too, are expected to learn line upon line. We won’t be perfect, but we can grow like Christ did.
What can I do today to grow line upon line?
Coloring Page: “I Am Growing” (January 2019 Liahona and Friend)
- In the scriptures, “light” is often used as a symbol for knowledge and truth.
- What do we learn about light, knowledge, and truth in these verses?
- Christ is the light of the world. He gives us joy and helps us grow as we follow Him, like a sunflower follows the sun.
How can I gain more knowledge?
- Briefly outline the beginning of the Plan of Salvation: we lived with God as spirits, we came to earth to get bodies, Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden and left, and we have knowledge and are responsible for our own decisions thanks to the Atonement.
- These verses tell us that everyone has agency – they can choose if they follow the light we learned about yesterday or not.
What good choices can I make today?
- These verses tell us how important it is for families to have light in their homes.
- What is the job that the parents have? What is the children’s job?
How can I bring light into our home?
“Family—Familia” (May 2011 Friend). A word search using the Spanish translations for the names of different family members.
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 8/23
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 8/23:
Invite the children to write down or draw something they learned in class and to share it with their families when they get home.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 8/23
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 8/23 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 /:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 8/23
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch Video: Mormon Messages, “Are We Christians?”
- If you are having a difficult time explaining the Godhead vs. Trinity, read “An Answer for Lucia” from the Friend magazine.
- Watch Video: Doctrine and Covenant Stories, “Chapter 54: God and Angels” to see how Joseph Smith learned about how the Godhead are three separate Beings.
- Read the scripture verses and complete the color-by-number for “The Godhead” (February 1995 Friend)
- Watch the scene from Saturday’s Warrior where they talk and sing about learning Line Upon Line
- Use these cutouts to show family members climbing a ladder one step at a time.
- Talk about how Jesus grew. Print the Poster: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man” (February 2010 Friend) and hang it somewhere in your home to remind you how you should be growing.
- Set goals for growth the way Jesus did – children’s printable and adult workbook.
- “A Growing Testimony” (July 2012 Liahona and Friend). Color the flowers and leaves on this page when you read something you know is true or when you do something to strengthen your testimony.
- Sing the hymn Choose the Right (Hymns #239). Look for the answers to the following questions in the hymn: Who helps guide you to make the right choice? Who tries to get you to make the wrong choice? How does choosing the right make you feel?
- Make a cross-stitch sampler with this pattern that says “I’ll Follow Him in Faith” (February 2007 Liahona and Friend)
- Do the crossword puzzle for “Article of Faith 2” (Feb. 2011 Friend).
- Read the poem: “Agency” (Jan. 1997 Friend)
- Watch Video: Mormon Messages for Youth, “The Sting of the Scorpion”. A young boy’s encounter with a scorpion in the Arabian Desert teaches about the importance of choices.
- Word games “15 Ways to Strengthen Your Family” (September 2015 Friend)
- In Elder Richard G. Scott’s article “Heavenly Father’s Plan” (June 2003 Liahona and Friend), he teaches us that we can fulfill the purposes of our lives by working towards having an “ideal family.” What can we do to help create an ideal family? Read together the proclamation on the family for ideas. Then set a goal as a family to work on one thing that will help you reach this ideal.
- Read “A Perfect Match” (October 2006 Friend). Together, come up with a list of what really makes a family “match.” Talk about how important love and respect are. Sit in a circle and have each family member say something they love and respect about the person to the right of them.
- “When I’m a Parent” (June 2015 Friend). What kind of parent do you want to be? Pick what characteristics you want to have.
- “A Happy Home” (November 2009 Friend). Put together puzzle pieces of a house to learn some things you can do to make your home a happy place.
- “I Can Help My Family Be Happy” (June 2009 Liahona and Friend). Draw a happy face if the child is doing something that makes the family happy.
- “Love at Home” (September 2004 Liahona and Friend). Cut out pieces of a home and as you put them back together think about what the person in the picture is doing to help his or her family.
- “The Plan of Salvation Offers Me Peace” (March 1994 Liahona and Friend).
- Read or watch David A. Bednar, “More Diligent and Concerned at Home,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2009, 17–20.
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