Come Follow Me 2020, Free LDS primary lesson helps, September 21-27, 3 Nephi 12-16
Updated: Sep 20
Come follow Me- for Primary page 146 "Show the children a flashlight, and invite one of them to turn it on. Explain that when we follow the Savior, it's like turning on a light that can help others follow him too. Then uncover or hide the light, and ask the children to name something they can do to be a good example to others. Each time they do, let them uncover the light.
I love this object lesson, seeing as we aren't meeting in church I decided to make a little gift tag that has directions on it, so my Sunbeams can do this object lesson at home.
This is from the Friend Magazine:
I love primary music, and this lesson has a lot. You don't have to print off all the songs but YES sing with your kids.
Sing together a song that encourages the children to shine like a light.
Come Follow Me- For Families page 152 " 3 Nephi 19-21. These verses could prompt a discussion about what your family treasures. Are there some treasures on earth that are keeping you from laying up treasures in heaven? You could reinforce this point by leading the family on a treasure hunt to find things in your home that remind your family members of treasures with eternal value.
My kids love treasure hunts!!! So I made Some little treasure hunt cards that can be placed around the home with scriptures that they can look up.
Here is a link to the song suggested to sing "I know that My Savior Loves me."
If you want to make the treasure hunt longer, here are some blank treasure boxes.
3 Nephi 14:7
Heavenly Father answers my prayers.
Invite the children to show you what they do with their hands, eyes, and head when they pray; use a song like "We Bow our heads" to help. Who are we talking to when we pray? Bear your testimony that Heavenly Father hears our prayers.
3 Nephi 14:24-27
The Savior wants me to hear and do what he teachers.
Sing together the "Wise Man and the foolish Man" (Children's Songbook, 281)
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Show the children a rock and some sand. Ask them to point to the rock when you describe a choice to follow the Savior and point to the sand when you describe a choice to not follow Him. Testify that when we do what the Savior says, we will be strong like a house built on a rock.
As a family we usually build our own lego houses to do this experiment, but I thought it would be fun to color some fold up houses.
Black and White
3 Nephi 12:6
I should hunger and thirst after righteousness.
Bring pictures of food and drink, and label each one with scripture references like Psalm 119:103; John 6:35; 2 Nephi 32:3; Enos 1:4; or 3 Nephi 20:8. Ask the children to read the passages and describe what they teach about what we can do to show that we hunger and thirst after righteousness. Share experiences in which you have felt "filled with the Holy Ghost," and invite the children to share their experiences.
If you have a family like mine there are different ages to meet the needs of, when teaching. You can have the older kids look up the scriptures and the younger kids feed the food to these children after the scripture is discussed.
I'm contemplating making Youtube primary lessons again. In my area we are going to be streaming church every other week. Still no primary! It's kind of hurting my heart. So in a couple of days check back for a Junior Primary lesson.