Come Follow Me 9/21/2020 – 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 9/21/2020.
- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
- Sunday Activity Ideas
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 9/21
300. Families Can Be Together Forever
- What kinds of things does our family treasure?
- Which of those can last forever?
- What changes do we need to make in our family to treasure the right things?
- What does it mean that our heart will be with the things we treasure?
Go on a treasure hunt as a family. Look for things that represent the eternal treasures.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 9/21
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week for Come Follow Me 9/21: 3 Nephi 12:48
Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 9/21
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 9/21 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 9/21:
- 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 9/21 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 9/21
- 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.
I’m Trying to Be like Jesus (Children’s, 78)
- Do you remember the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus taught last year? He taught the same thing to the Nephites. So why do you think He would do that?
- One part is the Beatitudes, which we read above.
- These teachings help us understand how we can be a true disciple. So how can we apply them in our lives?
What Beatitude can I work on this week?
- Today we will keep talking about what Christ taught the Nephites in their version of His Sermon on the Mount.
- He also taught a lot about living the higher law. Which means that we don’t just have to DO good things, but we have to BE good in our hearts.
- One example he gave was if someone made you walk a mile with them to help them, you should walk a second mile and keep helping. Another was that if someone hit you on one cheek, you should turn and offer them the other cheek, too.
- Why would He teach us these things? Then how can we apply them in our lives?
Role play different ways of turning the other cheek and other things to do to live the higher law.
What can I do to purify my heart today?
Seek the Lord Early (Children’s, #108)
- President Russell M. Nelson said: “Does God really want to speak to you? Yes! … Oh, there is so much more that your Father in Heaven wants you to know.”
- What does the Savior tell us we should do to get answers? What good things should we ask for?
- Why are some good things not given to us when we ask? (These scriptures might help Isaiah 55:8–9; Helaman 10:5; Moroni 7:26–27, 33, 37; and Doctrine and Covenants 9:7–9.)
Go on a scavenger hunt.
What can I do today to seek the Lord?
The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (Children’s, #281)
- What makes the difference between the rock and the sand? Then why does one wash away?
- We aren’t building houses, but we are building our testimonies. What are rocks we should build on? What are some examples of sand?
Build block houses on sand and rocks, like in this youtube video.
What can I do to be wise today?
- We haven’t seen the Savior, like many of the Nephites.
- But can we still have faith in Him though? How do we get that faith?
- Point out that after baptism, we get the gift of the Holy Ghost, which is a blessing from Heavenly Father.
Do this object lesson with a bag of water over a child’s head and faith to not get wet. (But first you may want to practice this one first!!)
What is something I need to strengthen my faith in?
Primary Assignment for Come Follow Me 9/21
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 9/21:
Invite the children to pick one thing they learned about Jesus’s teachings today and decide how they will act on it. How will their actions help them be a light for their families and friends?
Sunday Ideas for Come Follow Me 9/21
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 9/21 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 9/21:
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Play this Beatitudes matching game. You could also write them on pieces of paper and turn it into a Memory game.
- Put together this Beatitudes book
- Learn more about applying the Beatitudes with these stories from the Friend
- Sing Lord, I Would Follow Thee | Hymn #220 and discuss the words
- Put everyone’s name in a hat and then pick out names. Then that person is your secret service friend. Instruct that person that by the end of the day, you need to think of one act of service to do. If time permits, consider planning a larger service project with your family.
- Younger children might enjoy a game, inspired by 3 Nephi 14:8–9, in which they ask for something and receive something entirely different. What did the Savior want us to know about our Father in Heaven when He shared this example?
- Read Proverbs 3:3 together. Invite your kids to make a necklace of faithfulness with you. With each bead talk about a time that God has been faithful to your family. Also a discuss what faithfulness is, examples of God’s faithfulness in the Bible, and why it’s so important to be faithful in our relationship with God and other people.
- Solve this secret code about what Christ promised peacemakers
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