Come Follow Me 9/4/2023 – 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 9/4/2023.

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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 9/4 for Kids

Song

Lead, Kindly Light (Hymns #97)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 16:13 

Lesson

  • Draw a circle on the ground (or use string.) Have one person stand blindfolded in the circle and have others try to push them out of the circle.
  • Have them try it again without the blind fold.
  • Was it easier with or without the blindfold?
  • If we can see clearly then it is easier to stay on the path of righteousness.
  • Prophets, prayer and scriptures all can help us see more clearly.

Activity

Play Blind Man’s Bluff

Treat

Have a variety of treats on a plate for each person.  Blindfold everyone and have them guess what dessert they are eating.

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 9/4 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 9/4: 1 Corinthians 15:20, 22

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 9/4 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 9/4 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 9/4:

  • 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 9/4 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 9/4
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 9/4
  • 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

The Seventh Article of Faith (Children’s #126b)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 14:3, 31, 39–40

Discussion

  • The gift of prophecy is one of the gifts of the spirit.
  • It is not just for prophets and is not just about knowing what is going to happen.
  • It means that you can speak and teach and people with feel comfort and uplifted.
  • What good could you do with the gift of prophecy?

Journal Entry

How can I develop the gift of prophecy?

Activity

7th article of faith crossword puzzle (for younger children, write the words on a separate paper and have them count the letters in each word)

Tuesday Devotional

Song

As Sisters in Zion (Hymns #309)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 14:34–35

Discussion

  • This scripture may seem confusing. It sounds like Paul is saying women shouldn’t speak in church.
  • This most likely was in reference to a specific case where some women were trying to usurp or overtake authority in the church; they were probably trying to do things they shouldn’t.
  • You may read and discuss this section on the church website that discusses women in the church. “Women in the Church”
  • Explain that men and women are different and have different responsibilities, but we are all still equal.

Journal Entry

In what ways are men and women equal in the Church?

Activity

Celebrating You activity page

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (Hymns #200)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 15:14

Discussion

  • Christ’s resurrection is one of the most important things that has ever happened on this earth.
  • Christianity wouldn’t exist without it.
  • What does the Resurrection mean to you?
  • How would your faith be different if there was no resurrection?

Journal Entry

How is my life blessed by the Resurrection?

Activity

 Resurrection finger puzzle

Thursday Devotional

Song

The Lord Gave Me a Temple (Children’s #153)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 15:54

Discussion

  • Our bodies now are corruptible, they will eventually die.
  • When we are resurrected, our bodies will no longer get old or die.
  • What are some of the other differences between our bodies now and our resurrected bodies?
  • Paul also taught that there will be different levels of glory (Celestial, Terrestrial and Telestial.)

Journal Entry

What does the Resurrection mean to me?

Activity

Plan of Salvation diagram – cut out the images and glue them in the correct order on a piece of paper.

Friday Devotional

Song

Family History—I Am Doing It (Children’s #94)

Scripture

1 Corinthians 15:29

Discussion

  • The Saints in ancient times also performed baptisms for the dead.
  • Why is this an important thing to do?
  • What can you do to learn more about your ancestors and participate in family history?

Journal Entry

How can I prepare to do baptisms for the dead?

Activity

Baptismal font coloring page

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 9/4

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 9/4:

Invite the children to ask their parents to tell them a story about one of their ancestors. They could share the story with the class next week.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 9/4

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 9/4 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 9/4

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 9/4

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