Come Follow Me 9/18/2023 – 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 9/18/2023.

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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 9/18 for Kids

Song

We Are All Enlisted Hymns #250)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 10:3–7

Lesson

  • In what ways is choosing the right like a war?
  • Sometimes this war is just in our own minds when we are making choices.
  • What are some “spiritual weapons” that will help us make good choices?

Activity

Make a fort out of pillows and talk about all the things that build our spiritual strength against temptation.

Treat

Fruit swords

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 9/18 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 9/18: 1 Corinthians 15:29

Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 9/18 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 9/18 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 9/18:

  • 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 9/18 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 9/18
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 9/18
  • 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

‘Give,’ Said the Little Stream (Children’s #236)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 9:6–7

Discussion

  • If you have more than you need, what can you do with the extra?
  • Heavenly Father will help guide you to others that need your help.
  • Who do you know that you could give to?

Journal Entry

Who can I give something to today?

Activity

Coloring Page: “I’m Trying to Love My Neighbor”

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Follow the Prophet (Children’s #110)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 11:13–15

Discussion

  • There are bad people out there that want to trick you.
  • Satan can influence people as well.
  • How will you know if someone is really sent from God?
  • You can know by their works. Are they good or not?
  • A true prophet of God will always lead you to Christ.

Journal Entry

How do I know the current prophet is from God?

Activity

Act out the story of Little Red Riding Hood and discuss how the wolf was tricky.

Wednesday Devotional

Song

To Think about Jesus (Children’s #71)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 13:5

Discussion

  • Sometimes we need to check ourselves. Step back and make sure we are still believing and following Jesus.
  • There are distractions all around us and sometimes we can forget.
  • The sacrament each week helps us think about our commitment to Christ and recommit if we have forgotten.
  • What else can you do to help you make sure you are still following Christ every day?

Journal Entry

What distraction can I remove from my life today?

Activity

Coloring Page: “When I take the sacrament I renew my baptismal covenants.”

Thursday Devotional

Song

I Lived in Heaven (Children’s #4)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 12:2–4

Discussion

  • The third Heaven that Paul mentions is the Celestial Kingdom.
  • Paul was talking about himself, but didn’t want to boast about it.
  • Do you want to go to the Celestial Kingdom?
  • What does that mean to you?

Journal Entry

If I died today, would I go to the Celestial Kingdom? Why or why not?

Activity

Color this Plan of Salvation booklet

Friday Devotional

Song

This Is My Beloved Son (Children’s #76)

Scripture

2 Corinthians 13:1

Discussion

  • In ancient times there had to be at least two witnesses when you accused someone of doing something wrong.
  • God also follows a similar pattern.
  • He will send more than one witness to testify of the truth.
  • The Book of Mormon had multiple witnesses who saw and held the plates it was written on.
  • Missionaries travel in pairs to testify of Christ and the restored gospel.
  • Heavenly Father and the Holy Ghost were there to witness Jesus’s baptism.

Journal Entry

Who are the witnesses of my testimony?

Activity

Find the missing missionary

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 9/18

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 9/18:

Invite the children to be cheerful givers in their homes this week and to come to class next week prepared to report on how they served someone in need.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 9/18

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 9/18 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 9/18

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 9/18

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