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Here are the devotionals and FHE for the week of 4/6/2020. It’s Easter!
Family Home Evening
- The lesson, activity, and treat all tie together for this FHE. You may want to invite another family to join with yours, as the obect lesson works better with more people.
Read over this object lesson about the Atonement. Try to re-create it for your children (this will vary based on the number of children you have, their ages, etc.)
Eat the donuts (or treat) that were “earned” with pushups.
Scripture of the Week
Work on memorizing this scripture during the week: Mosiah 14:5
But he wasfor our , he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are .
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use! Don’t feel as though you have to use every single question, journal entry, or activity. 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:
- Start by singing the song together and saying a prayer
- Read the scripture together, and then have a discussion about it 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, then the child can write or draw an answer.
- Have fun together with the activity!
Modifications for older children:
- 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
- Instead of printing the journal entry and answering it with a drawing, 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.
- What is the main purpose of the Book of Mormon? (To convince people that Jesus is the Christ)
- What did Jesus do for us that was so special? (He suffered the punishment of our sins and was resurrected)
- The biggest story in the Book of Mormon is that Jesus appeared to the Nephites after He was resurrected
Jesus Appears to the Nephites coloring page
What is my favorite Book of Mormon story?
- Jesus was the first person to be resurrected. What is resurrection?
- Who gets to be resurrected?
- What does the resurrection mean for our family?
“Easter and Signs of Spring” Read the story while the children color.
Draw a picture of the Resurrection
- What will happen after the Resurrection? (Final Judgment)
- Where are the different places people can go after the Final Judgment?
- Where do we want to go? How can we get there?
What will the Celestial Kingdom be like?
- Before the Resurrection, Jesus died for our sins. We talked about that at FHE this week.
- What are some sins, or mistakes, that we might make?
- What should we do if we mess up? (Repent – recognize we’ve done wrong, ask forgiveness, and try to right the wrong)
“Jesus Christ Is My Savior and Redeemer” connect the dots.
What does repentance look like for me?
- After the people learned about Jesus and His Atonement, what happened? (Their hearts changed.)
- Read Moroni 10:32–33. Are we able to be perfect now?
- We can’t be perfect, but what should we do to work towards it? What does it mean to “deny yourself of all ungodliness”?
What can I change this week?
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 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:
- We just had General Conference! Talk about some of your favorite parts of Conference, and make a plan to listen to the talks again over the next six months.
- As a family, read “The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles” and invite each family member to pick an Easter message from this testimony to share with others. For example, you might create posters to display on social media, on your front door, or in a window.
- There is a video series called Special Witnesses of Christ. It includes videos of each member of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles bearing testimony of Jesus Christ. Your family could watch one or more of these videos and discuss what they teach us about what the Savior has done for us.
- Read to the children the first few lines of Mosiah 3:7, and invite them to pretend they are feeling “pain … , hunger, thirst, and fatigue [tiredness].” Ask them to share times when they have felt these things. Then tell the children that this verse describes some things Jesus Christ felt when He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane. Because of this, He knows how to help us when we feel these things. Then read Alma 7:11 aloud, and ask the children if they know someone who is sick or in pain. Testify that Jesus Christ felt all of our “pains and sicknesses” so that He could understand how to comfort us (Alma 7:12).
- Watch “Finding Faith in Christ” to learn more about the Savior
- See if your Church library or the missionaries have a copy of the movie “The Lamb of God.” If not, you can find it on YouTube. This movie is a little more intense and focuses heavily on the last week of the Savior’s life; it shows a brief realistic representation of the pain the Savior endured in Gethsemane and on the cross. (This may be a little intense for some young children.)
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:
Invite the children to look for someone this week who needs comfort. Encourage them to share with this person what they learned about the Savior taking upon Himself our pain so He could comfort us.