Come Follow Me 8/31/2020 – 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 8/31/2020.

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 8/31/2020.

You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotional

Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 8/31

Song

Book of Mormon Stories (verse 7)

Scripture

Helaman 16:1–3

Lesson

  • Take turns acting out the story of Samuel the Lamanite.
  • Pick several of the teachings or prophecies that you like.
  • Would you have the courage to keep teaching while people where shooting arrows and throwing stones at you?

Activity

Draw pictures of Samuel.

Treat

Make Rice Krispie treats and put LEGO figures on them like Samuel the Lamanite on the wall. Take turns throwing marshmallows to knock them off.

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Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/31

Work on memorizing this scripture during the week for Come Follow Me 8/31: Helaman 14:13

And if ye believe on his name ye will repent of all your sins, that thereby ye may have a remission of them through his merits.

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/31

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me / 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 8/31:

  • 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 8/31 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 8/31
  • 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

Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus (Children’s, 36)

Scripture

Helaman 13:1-5, 14:4-9, 16:1-7

Discussion

  • The Nephites were very wicked. Samuel, a Lamanite, was called by God to preach repentance.
  • The people threw him out of the city, so he climbed on a wall and told them that within five years, Jesus would be born in Jersualem.
  • Some people believed him, while others tried to shoot him down with stones and arrows. They all missed, so they tried to get up the wall to kill him, but he escaped.

Activity

Samuel the Lamanite coloring page

Journal Entry

How can I listen to what God is trying to tell me now?

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Book of Mormon Stories (Children’s, #118) verse 7

Scripture

Helaman 13:8-

Discussion

  • Read the quote President M. Russell Ballard taught:
    • “Through the centuries, prophets have fulfilled their duty when they have warned people of the dangers before them. The Lord’s Apostles are duty bound to watch, warn, and reach out to help those seeking answers to life’s questions”
  • What warnings did Samuel give the Lamanites?

Activity

Samuel the Lamanite prophecies word search

Journal Entry

What has the prophet warned us about today?

Wednesday Devotional

Song

He Sent His Son (Children’s, 34)

Scripture

Helaman 13:6, 1114:15–1915:7–8

Discussion

  • Samuel was sent by an angel to share the good news that Christ was going to come soon, but the Nephites wouldn’t even listen to him.
  • Instead, Samuel had to call them to repentance. The Lord was being merciful by allowing them to repent of their sins.
  • What does Samuel say that I can apply to me?

Activity

Samuel the Lamanite quiz

Journal Entry

What can I repent of right now?

Thursday Devotional

Song

When He Comes Again (Children’s, #82)

Scripture

Helaman 14:1-8, 20-28

Discussion

  • Samuel told the people about the signs of the Savior’s birth and death. Why would Heavenly Father give the people signs?
  • What signs do we have now about Jesus and Heavenly Father?
  • Prophets now have given us prophecies of signs of the Savior’s Second Coming.
  • Some people are given signs and it makes their faith stronger. Other people see the same signs and ignore them. What caution is given about signs in Helaman 16:13–23? How can you avoid the attitude of the people described in these verses?

Activity

Samuel the Lamanite coloring page

Journal Entry

What can I do to recognize the signs Heavenly Father gives me?

Friday Devotional

Song

Follow the Prophet (Children’s, #110) last verse

Scripture

Helaman 16:12-23

Discussion

  • Elder Neil L. Andersen taught:
    • “I have found that as I prayerfully study the words of the prophet of God and carefully, with patience, spiritually align my will with his inspired teachings, my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ always increases. If we choose to set his counsel aside and determine that we know better, our faith suffers and our eternal perspective is clouded”
  • Just like some of the Nephites, we can follow the prophet or reject him.
  • What happens when the Nephites followed? Rejected? Will that happen to us?

Activity

Samuel the Lamanite Maze

Journal Entry

How can I learn more about the prophet’s words today?

Primary Assignment for Come Follow Me 8/31

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 8/31:

Invite the children to learn about something the prophet has said and share it with the class next week.

Sunday Ideas for Come Follow Me 8/31

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 8/31 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 8/31:

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