Come Follow Me 2020, Feb. 17-23, 2 Nephi 11-25 "We Rejoice in Christ"
Updated: Feb 21
Here is a coloring page I made to go with this weeks lesson:
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 29 “Make a path on the floor, and at the end of the path, place a picture of the temple, with a covering over the picture. Let the children walk on the path, and as they do repeat the phrase ”walk in his paths.”
These step stones, can be used to create the path and as they step on each stone they can say the words “Walk in his paths”
2 Nephi 12:3
Here is a blank step stone, if you chose to hide the picture of the temple under it.
Come Follow Me- for Primary page 29 "Sing with the children a song about the temple, such as "I love to see the Temple" (CSB, 95). Help them find words and phrases in the song that teach what the temple is and what we do there.
Here is a interactive song, it may help give the children clues about what the temple is and what we do there.
Print this song Here
Come Follow Me -For Primary page 30 "Invite the children to draw a picture of themselves going to the temple." Here is a cute idea from the Friend:
I've got a couple of recycled temple activities that I improved and made compatible with this weeks lesson.
Here is a semi Recycled game. I change the questions to go along with this weeks lesson.
For those of you at home, Mitzi from comefollowmekid.com has some really cute ideas for "active learning." I really like her idea of building temples out of sugar cubes.
Come Follow Me for primary page 30 "Invite a child to hold a picture of the birth of Jesus Christ...and help the children find the baby Jesus in the picture.
Here is the song Away in a Manger, but it is a little fun to find baby Jesus.
Go Here to print
Read 2 Nephi 25-26 and talk about why you "rejoice in Christ" ask the children to talk about how Jesus brings them joy.
Print these and assemble the two pages together, to help encourage discussion.
It should look similar to this:
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 30 “Show children pictures of animals mentioned in 2 Nephi 21:6-7, and ask the children to name the animals. Explain that these animals are usually enemies, but Isaiah taught that after Jesus Christ comes again, there will be a time of peace, called the Millenium, when animals will not hurt each other. How can we follow the example of these animals in the way we treat each other?”
This lesson...oh Isaiah is wonderful, but not very kid friendly. So I was able to spend a lot of time drawing these animals...because I've got to have fun too. I kind of squealed, they turned out so cute.
Here they are if you just want to cut them out and talk about them.
And here they are if you want to match up the prey to the predators, and show how they are all friends.
How can we follow the example of these animals in the way we treat each other?”
Here are a couple of ideas from the friend about treating others kindly, even when they aren't being very nice to us.
Here is a story a General Authority tells about bullies
Here is a lot of resources on kindness:
Here is a cute short movie about kindness:
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 30 "...ask the children to help you find a song that describes the "excellent things" the Lord has done.
Here is the song "My Heavenly Father Loves Me"
You can print it Here
For older Children
We live in a world where, as Isaiah prophesied, people call evil good and good evil. How can you help the children identify such deception?
Why does Satan disguise sin?
Here is an idea:
Bring two cans of pop, one is full and one is empty. Put the two pop cans next to each other and ask the children if they can tell the difference between the two. Eventually they will figure out that one has liquid in it and the other one doesn't. Tell them that Satan disguises things like this, making us think that we will still have true happiness even when we sin. For example when we lie of steal. Satan tells us that we will be happy, or won't have consequence, but we really do. Have the children think of other ways Satan disguises sin.
Then ask the children to step on the can that has soda pop in it. It can't be smashed. Then ask someone to step on the can that doesn't have liquid. It gets smashed. The liquid represents the Holy ghost. Show them how Satan makes things look good, but when we have the Holy Ghost we can tell the difference. Read 2 Nephi 15:20
You can also make cookies, and add too much salt. When the children bit into them they can tell that something is wrong. Share the scripture 2 Nephi 15:20. Talk about how Satan disguises things to make them look good. Then give them cookies that are made correctly and bear your testimony that if we live righteously we can partake of true happiness.
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 31 "Help the children find the names of Jesus Christ in 2 Nephi 17:14 and 19:6. You may need to explain that "Immanuel" is one of these names, and it means "God with us." What do each of these names teach us about him?"
Here is a fun idea, as you unscramble each word, you can talk about what that name teaches about him.