Come Follow Me 8/24/2020 - Devotionals & FHE for Kids

Come Follow Me 8/24/2020 – 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 8/24/2020.

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Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 8/24/2020.

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Last week’s devotional

Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 8/24

Song

85. How Firm a Foundation

Scripture

Helaman 12:1–6

Lesson

  • What is the difference between being ‘steady’ and ‘unsteady’.
  • Try to balance a plate on your head. What do you have to do to keep it steady?
  • Read in the scripture and look for ways we can be spiritually steady.

Activity

Have an egg and spoon race (you don’t have to use raw eggs if you have small children.)

Treat

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Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/24

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week for Come Follow Me 8/24: Helaman 12:23

Therefore, blessed are they who will repent and hearken unto the voice of the Lord their God; for these are they that shall be saved.

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/24

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 8/24 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 8/24:

  • 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 8/24 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 8/24
  • 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

Latter-day Prophets (Children’s, #134) – don’t forget to add the last ones!

Scripture

Helaman 7

Discussion

Activity

“Follow the Prophet Maze”

Journal Entry

How can I follow the prophet?

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Seek the Lord Early (Children’s #108)

Scripture

Helaman 8:10, 26-28 and chapter 9 (you may want to summarize)

Discussion

  • The people were extremely wicked, and Nephi called them to repentance.
  • They were angry and wanted to destroy him, but he gave them proof by saying that their chief judge had been murdered.
  • They accused him of being part of the murder, so he told them the real murderer was the chief judge’s brother. The chief judge confirmed that Nephi had no knowledge of the murder.
  • What does this tell us about prophets and their warnings and counsel?
  • What if we don’t agree with something the prophet tells us, or we don’t understand why he told us?

Activity

Truth revealed secret code

Journal Entry

How can I know the prophet speaks for God?

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Faith (Children’s $96)

Scripture

Helaman 10:1-15

Discussion

  • Even though the people had been shown several signs by Nephi, they still had hard hearts
  • This is like Laman and Lemuel seeing angel and still doubting that they could get the plates from Laban
  • In the words to the song we sang, what happens first – the faith or the miracle?

Activity

Faith coloring page (halfway down the post)

Journal Entry

How can I strengthen my faith today?

Thursday Devotional

Song

Search, Ponder, and Pray (Children’s, #109)

Scripture

Helaman 10:2–4

Discussion

  • What did Nephi do when he felt “cast down”?
  • What is pondering? President Henry B. Eyring taught, “When we ponder, we invite revelation by the Spirit. Pondering, to me, is the thinking and the praying I do after reading and studying in the scriptures carefully”
  • Whrn should we ponder? What should we ponder about?

Activity

(see journal)

Journal Entry

Draw a picture of yourself with a thought bubble above your head. Fill the thought bubble with things you can ponder about.

Friday Devotional

Song

While of These Emblems We Partake (Hymns #173)

Scripture

Helaman 12

Discussion

  • In this chapter, Mormon writes a summary of the things we can learn from Nephi. What are some of those things?
  • One big theme is that it is easy for people to forget the Lord. What does Mormon say about this?
  • What can we do to make sure we don’t forget the Lord?

Activity

Make a rubber band book and write down things to remember throughout the week.

Journal Entry

How can I remember the Lord today?

Primary Assignment for Come Follow Me 8/24

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 8/24:

Encourage the children to share with their families what they plan to do to remember Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ every day. They could also invite their families to join them in their goal.

Sunday Ideas for Come Follow Me 8/24

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 8/24 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 8/24:

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2 Comments

  1. Wow! This is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks for sharing! I am just curious- do you have a printable version so I can easily print out that week of devotionals to have at the ready? Thanks!

    1. Hey, glad it’s useful for you!

      We actually used to put the devotionals as a PDF for people to download, but we stopped doing it towards the end of last year for a few reasons.

      First, it was actually pretty time-consuming to make a nice PDF and upload it. If we made mistakes, which happened sometimes, it was a really big pain to change them on PDF and re-upload it. Plus we’d get lots of emails from people who downloaded the mistake and hadn’t seen the update. Since Phillip has a full-time job and I homeschool the kids, we needed to scale back a bit. And we just had baby #3 in May.

      Second, we found that some people were downloading the PDF and passing it off as their own or offering it for free on their own blogs (some even removing our logo and watermarks). While we do offer it for free on our own blog, that kind of plagiarism was very disheartening.

      Third, one reason we are able to offer it for free is because we get a bit of income from ads when people come to the blog. It costs a lot of money to maintain a blog this large to handle this many people coming to it (more than $500 per month). When we offered it as a PDF, people would only come visit the blog one time, download it, and then not come back the entire week. We do not do this to make money – in fact, we operate the blog out at a loss anyway (meaning we pay for it out of our own pockets since the ad income doesn’t cover all of the expenses). But that kind of dip in income would be more than we could afford to keep it going.

      I hope that all makes sense and doesn’t make us seem mercenary or anything. We just have learned what we can and can’t do, and in order to be able to keep going, we need to keep it this way. I hope you understand! <3

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