Come Follow Me 9/11/2023 – 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 9/11/2023.

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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 9/11 for Kids

Song

I Will Follow God’s Plan (Children’s #164)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 3:1–3

Lesson

  • The good things we do are like a letter to Heaven that we have followed Christ.
  • What do you think the letter about your life is like?
  • What do you want it to be about?

Activity

Have each family member could write a letter or “epistle” explaining how another family member has been a good example of a disciple of Jesus Christ. They could read their letters to the family and give them to the family member they wrote about.

Treat

Love letter graham crackers

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 9/11 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 9/11: 2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith, not by sight:

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 9/11 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 9/11 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 9/11:

  • 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 9/11 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 9/11
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 9/11
  • 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

Nearer, My God, to Thee (Hymns #100)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 1:3–7

Discussion

  • Our trials are blessings in many ways.
    • They help us recognize the need for God in our lives
    • Also, they strengthen us and help us grow
    • They teach us how to help and serve others
  • Discuss the adversity can make you strong Mormonad

Journal Entry

How has a recent trial been for my good?

Activity

Hatching egg craft

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Help Me, Dear Father (Children’s #99)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 2:5–11

Discussion

  • I receive blessings and bless others when I forgive.
  • Why should we forgive others?
  • How does it help them?
  • How does it help us?

Journal Entry

How can I forgive a family member today?

Activity

Forgiveness game

Wednesday Devotional

Song

He Sent His Son (Children’s #34)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 5:17

Discussion

  • Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can be reconciled to God.  (see also FHE idea for scripture above)
  • Can your family think of—or find—examples in nature of things that go through remarkable transformations and become new creatures? (see the pictures that accompany this outline). What do these examples teach us about how the gospel of Jesus Christ can change us?

Journal Entry

How can I be a new creature today?

Activity

Reverence for creation – Color the second page.  Cut the items out and glue them to a paper to build a garden.

Thursday Devotional

Song

Repentance (Children’s #98)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 7:8–11

Discussion

  • When we do something wrong, we usually feel sad or bad about it afterwards.
    • Sometimes we feel worldly sorrow (because of consequences or guilt)
    • We can also feel sadness because we know that we disobeyed God
  • The second kind of sadness helps us turn to God and have hope that we can repent.
  • The prodigal son felt this way when he decided to go home and work for his father.

Journal Entry

How can I repent?

Activity

Prodigal son coloring page

Friday Devotional

Song

Lead, Kindly Light (Hymns #97)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 5:6–7

Discussion

  • What does it mean to “walk by faith, not by sight”?
  • What are we doing to show that we believe in things we can’t see?
  • Faith means taking a step in a direction that is right, but you can see the ground.

Journal Entry

How can I walk by faith today?

Activity

Walk by Faith coloring page

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 9/11

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 9/11:

Invite the children to share with their families one of the activities from today’s class, perhaps during a family home evening.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 9/11

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 9/11 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 9/11

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 9/11

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