Come Follow Me 8/7/2023 – 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 8/7/2023.

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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 8/7 for Kids

Song

When I Am Baptized (Children’s #103)

Scripture

Romans 6:3–6

Lesson

  • Discuss several of the symbols of baptism.
  • Have any of the family been baptized recently?
    • Discuss their experience and why they are happy they were baptized.
  • Are any of the family getting ready for baptism?
    • Discuss what they hope to experience at their baptism and why they want to do it.

Activity

Put eight different colored squares of paper on the floor and have children participate along with Logan while you read “Logan’s Baptism” (July 2005 Liahona and Friend). Have family members identify which “square” they are on (which ordinances they have yet to complete) and what they can do to progress.

Treat

Kit Kats to remind you of baptismal covenants

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/7 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 8/7: Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/7 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 8/7 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 8/7:

  • 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 8/7 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 8/7
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 8/7
  • 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

Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice (Hymns #21)

Scripture

Pauline Epistles from the Bible Dictionary

Discussion

  • What is an epistle?
  • Most of the second half of the new testament is made up of epistles or letters that church leaders and missionaries wrote to members of the church to help them learn and grow in the gospel.
  • Why do you think that they did that?
  • Do we have anything like that today?

Journal Entry

Have the children begin a personal journal.  If they are too young to write it, have them draw pictures about what happened each day.

Activity

The Apostles’ Epistles

Tuesday Devotional

Song

I Stand All Amazed (Hymns #193)

Scripture

Romans 3:27–31

Discussion

  • The law that they talk about a lot means the commandments of the law of Moses.
  • Many believed that by strict obedience one could return to Heavenly Father.
  • Christ is the One who saves us, but we do have to show our faith in Him through obedience.

Journal Entry

Activity

Obedience puzzles on the last page

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Seek the Lord Early (Children’s #108)

Scripture

Romans 2:17–29

Discussion

  • We do a lot of things. Go to church, read scriptures, say prayers, do service, etc.
  • What is the purpose behind them?
  • They are supposed to bring us closer to God.
  • How can we make sure that our outward actions are the same as our hearts?

Journal Entry

How can I show my heart today with my actions?

Activity

Obedience coloring page

Thursday Devotional

Song

How Firm a Foundation (Hymns #85)

Scripture

Romans 3:23Romans 5:2

Discussion

  • We all have made mistakes and will make more mistakes.
  • That means we can’t get back to Heavenly Father by ourselves, not anyone.
  • But there is hope is Jesus Christ’s gospel.
  • It is important to recognize that we aren’t perfect and can’t by by ourselves.

Journal Entry

How can I use Christ’s help today to do better?

Activity

Follow the maze and try to decide what the right choice is

Friday Devotional

Song

Come, Follow Me (Hymns #116)

Scripture

Romans 6:4

Discussion

  • After we are baptized we are commanded to “walk in newness of life.”
  • What do you think that means?
  • How should we act once we have promised to follow Christ?
  • How do you think that will make you feel?

Journal Entry

How can I walk in the newness of life today?

Activity

Baptism matching game

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 8/7

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 8/7:

Suggest that the children ask family members to let them know when they are doing something that shows faith.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 8/7

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 8/7 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 8/7

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 8/7

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