Come Follow Me 8/9/2021 – 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 8/9/2021.

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 8/9 for Kids

Song

Seek the Lord Early (Children’s #108)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 88:63, 68

Lesson

  • Jesus says he will come to us and give us answers, but what do we have to do first?
  • Why do you think he doesn’t just come to us first?
  • Does he always answer in the way we want him to? Or when?
  • Why not?
  • Becoming like the Savior requires faith. That means effort and often-times, waiting.

Activity

Play reverse hide and go seek (like sardines).

Treat

Hide and seek oreo chocolate chip cookies

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 8/9 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 8/9: Doctrine and Covenants 88:119-120

Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;

Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; cease to find fault one with another; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated.

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

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Devotionals for Come Follow Me 8/9 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 8/9 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 8/9:

  • 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 8/9 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 8/9
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 8/9
  • 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

Shine On (Children’s #144)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 88:1-13

Discussion

  • This whole week we will study just one section – Doctrine & Covenants 88.
  • The Lord revealed this section to Joseph Smith, who called it an “olive leaf plucked from the tree of Paradise.”
  • An olive leaf is a symbol of peace. The Holy Ghost gives us peace and light. Light is a symbol of knowledge.
  • This whole section is to help us know about Christ and the Plan of Salvation and His Atonement.
  • What do we learn about Christ and His light in these verses?
  • Everyone is born with the light of Christ, to know good from evil.

Journal Entry

How can I increase Christ’s light in my life?

Activity

Make these light crafts (either the paper lanterns or the jar lanterns)

Tuesday Devotional

Song

If with All Your Hearts (Children’s #15)

Scripture

D&C 88:62–76

Discussion

  • We’ve talked before how we are living in a time that is close to the Second Coming.
  • What do we learn in these verses about what we should do to be ready?
  • We are told to draw near to God and sanctify ourselves. What does this mean?

Journal Entry

How can I draw near unto God?

Activity

Use magnets to show objects drawing near together or pushing against each other.

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Teach Me to Walk in the Light (Children’s #304)

Scripture

D&C 88:77–80, 118–26

Discussion

  • What does the Lord tell us about learning and teaching in these verses?
  • What kind of things are we supposed to learn?
  • Why do you think the Lord wants us to learn temporal things (like math, reading, etc.), not just spiritual things?
  • What kind of house should we have?

Journal Entry

How can I make my house like the one described in verses 118-119?

Activity

“‘Mine House Is a House of Order’” (March 2009 Liahona and Friend). Includes a printable puzzle that references D&C 88:119.

Thursday Devotional

Song

When He Comes Again (Children’s #82)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 88:81-86, 95-97, 106-107

Discussion

  • Jesus Christ is going to come to earth again. This is called the Second Coming.
  • Right before He comes, there is going to be a lot of destruction and sorrow as a warning for people to repent and turn to Him. It may be hard for the righteous during this time. But we don’t need to fear if we are faithful to Him.
  • When He comes, all of the righteous will be resurrected. There will then be 1,000 years of peace called the Millenium when Satan is bound and can’t do any harm.
  • After the Millenium, there will be a final battle of the righteous and the wicked. The righteous will win and will be able to go to the Celestial Kingdom.
  • How does this make you feel?

Journal Entry

What can I do to prepare for the Second Coming?

Activity

Coloring Page: “Jesus Can Help Me Do Hard Things”

Friday Devotional

Song

I Love to See the Temple (Children’s #95)

Scripture

D&C 88:117–26

Discussion

  • We’ve read these verses before and talked about our home. Now let’s read these verses while thinking about the temple.
  • The temple is the House of God. What do you learn about the temple from these verses about how we can prepare to go to the temple?

Journal Entry

What can I do to prepare to go to the temple?

Activity

“Find that Temple!” (July 2015 Friend). Match the stained-glass windows to the temple they are in.

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 8/9

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 8/9:

Invite the children to write down or draw one thing they learned that they would like to share with their families.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 8/9

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 8/9 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 8/9:

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 8/9

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