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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 9/9 for Kids
Book of Mormon Stories (Children’s #118) verse 7
- Take turns acting out the story of Samuel the Lamanite.
- Would you have the courage to keep teaching while people where shooting arrows and throwing stones at you?
- We don’t have arrows being shot at us, but what attacks do we experience? Draw pictures of what you come up with.
Make Rice Krispie treats and put LEGO figures on them like Samuel the Lamanite on the wall. Take turns throwing marshmallows to knock them off.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 9/9 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 9/9: Helaman 14:13
And if ye believe on his name ye will repent of all your sins, that thereby ye may have a remission of them through his merits.
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 9/9 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 9/9 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 9/9:
- 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 9/9 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 9/9
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 for Come Follow Me 9/9
- 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.
- Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus (Children’s #36)
- The Nephites were very wicked. Samuel, a Lamanite, was called by God to preach repentance.
- What are some ways we communicate without words?
- How did God speak to Samuel? How does He speaj to us?
- Share experiences where you have known how and when God was communicating with you.
- Watch “Chapter 40: Samuel the Lamanite Tells about Jesus Christ”
How can I listen to what God is trying to tell me?
Book of Mormon Stories (Children’s #118) verse 7
- In the scriptures, prophets are sometimes compared to watchmen on a wall or tower who warn of danger.
- Read the quote by President M. Russell Ballard:
- “Through the centuries, prophets have fulfilled their duty when they have warned people of the dangers before them. The Lord’s Apostles are duty bound to watch, warn, and reach out to help those seeking answers to life’s questions.”
- How was Samuel a watchman for the Nephites? For our day?
- What did Samuel teach about repentance? about humility and wealth? about seeking happiness “in doing iniquity”?
What has the prophet warned us about today?
He Sent His Son (Children’s #34)
- Samuel was sent by an angel to share the good news that Christ was going to come soon, but the Nephites wouldn’t even listen to him.
- Instead, Samuel had to call them to repentance. The Lord was being merciful by allowing them to repent of their sins.
- What does Samuel say that I can apply to me?
- Some people see repentance as a harsh punishment—something to avoid. How did Samuel want the Nephites to see repentance?
What can I repent of right now?
When He Comes Again (Children’s #82)
- Samuel told the people about the signs of the Savior’s birth and death. Why would Heavenly Father give the people signs?
- What signs do we have now about Jesus and Heavenly Father?
- Prophets now have given us prophecies of signs of the Savior’s Second Coming.
- Some people are given signs and it makes their faith stronger. Other people see the same signs and ignore them. What caution is given about signs in Helaman 16:13–23? How can you avoid the attitude of the people described in these verses?
What can I do to recognize the signs Heavenly Father gives me?
Follow the Prophet (Children’s, #110) last verse
- As we read these verses, stand up when you hear something the people did when they bleieved the words. Sit down when you hearwhat people did when they did NOT believe.
- How can we show we believe the words of the living prophet?
- Elder Neil L. Andersen taught:
- “I have found that as I prayerfully study the words of the prophet of God and carefully, with patience, spiritually align my will with his inspired teachings, my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ always increases. If we choose to set his counsel aside and determine that we know better, our faith suffers and our eternal perspective is clouded.”
- Just like some of the Nephites, we can follow the prophet or reject him.
- What happens when the Nephites followed? Rejected? Will that happen to us?
How can I follow the prophet today?
Samuel the Lamanite cutouts (print the “scripture story visuals”)
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 9/9
The Come, Follow Me – Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 manual suggests that you look at this month’s issue of the Friend magazine for more ideas.
There is also an activity page in this week’s section of the CFM manual.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 9/9
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 9/9 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 Meeting, 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 9/9
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 9/9
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- Read President Russell M. Nelson’s message “We Can Do Better and Be Better” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2019, 67).
- Watch “Repentance: A Joyful Choice” and “Principles of Peace: Repentance”
- Samuel the Lamanite Maze
- Read Ronald A. Rasband, “By Divine Design,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2017, 55–57.
- Study Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s message “As Many as I Love, I Rebuke and Chasten” (Ensign or Liahona, May 2011, 97–100).
- Samuel the Lamanite coloring page
- Read these stories about Samuel the Lamanite in the Friend Magazine.
- Cut out the scripture figures and tell the story of Samuel the Lamanite
- Imagine you lived in the time of Samuel the Lamanite with this “Sharing Time: What a Joyful Day!” (December 2001 Friend)
- Print out the Image: Mormonad, “Popularity” and talk about how you can be like Samuel the Lamanite
- Put on this play “Christmas in the Americas: A Christmas Program”(December 2004 Friend) A play about the birth of Christ and the signs of His birth in the Americas.
- Perform this play “The Day There Was No Night” (December 1978 Friend) A Christmas play about the people of Zarahemla.
- Learn this new song “Samuel the Lamanite” (December 1988 Friend)
- Read the story “No Darkness at All” (December 1991 Friend). A fictional story about a Nephite boy and a Lamanite who becomes friends on the night of Jesus Christ’s birth.
- “A Night Without Darkness (Part 1)” (November 1983 Friend) and “A Night Without Darkness (Part 2)” (December 1983 Liahona and Friend). A fictional story of a young 12-year-old boy who lived during the time of Samuel the Lamanite and was a believer of the prophet and his prophecies.
- Read “A New Star” (December 1989 Liahona and December 1973 Friend). A fictional story about two Nephite boys who await the signs of Jesus Christ’s birth.
- Read “Signs of the Times,” Guide to the Scriptures and talk about the signs of the Second Coming. Have we seen any of these signs yet?
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