Come Follow Me 2020, March 9-15, Jacob 1-4
Updated: Mar 15
Come Follow Me-For Primary page 41 “Make simple puppets to represent Jacob and Joseph, Nephi’s younger brothers, who were leaders in the church. Share some verses from Jacob 1 and 2 to explain what Church leaders are called to do. For example, leaders persuaded us to repent (see Jacob 2:5-6, 9-10), and ”declare (God’s) word” (Jacob 2:2,11). Let the children use the puppets to pretend to do some of these things.”
Invite the children to name some Church leaders they know, like Primary leaders, bishopric members, and prophets and apostles. Help them think of ways these leaders bless us.
Hide these around the room or have the kids draw them out of a sack. After each one is found, talk about how this leader blesses our lives.
If you want to get some wiggles out, you can tape them on three different walls. Describe one of the leaders like : this leader is the father of our ward, He sits right next to the speakers, he always shakes my hand...who is it? They can all go stand next to the picture.
This leader speakers in General conference, he is 94 (guessing) years old, he leads the entire church and loves us.
This leader is over the Primary, she stands up to talk to us when we all meet together. She loves to here us sing, her name is...
Invite the children to act out ways they can share what they have with someone in need. Testify that we are blessed as we share with others.
Here is the activity page colored. I think it would be great to teach with. A child could spin it and act out the way of sharing.
Do the children you teach understand the blessings that come when they share with those in need? How can you help them know that Heavenly Father and Jesus want them to help others?
I was able to sit in on a Sunbeam class this week, and the cute primary teacher keep the focus very much on the Savior. She shared personal experiences about her prayer, it helped those little ones open up and talk about how much they love the Savior. It was very precious and wonderful and shows that those little sunbeams aren't too young to feel the spirit.
So when I read the manual I really wanted to make something that helped keep the lesson focused on Jesus and how we can be like him.
Explain that some of the people in Jacob's time were very rich, but they didn't want to share what they had with people who were poor. Read Jacob 2:17-19 to help the children understand Jacob's teachings to these people. As you do, give the children pictures or objects to hold that go with words or phrases in these verses.
I love this, but I wanted something along the line of "Seeking" So I thought of "eye scopes"...like my kids call them. That they can look through and find different pictures that go with the scripture.
This is great for older children too. I altered it in the instructions, pretty much just challenge the older children to study the scripture and put the "eye scopes" into the correct order.
It really is much more fun with paper towel rolls, but I only had one, hopefully you are more prepared(:
Look at the cuteness! My friend did this activity with her family, she said even the older kids enjoyed it.
Here is coloring page that helps focus on those scriptures as well:
I'm kind of loving that my one child first sought Jesus with the children and then Narwhales.
The other one first sought being a mother and then blue unicorns(:
Sing "The Wise Man and the Foolish Man"
OMGoodness! This was so much fun to make! Things like this just make me happy(:
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 43 "Invite the children to write notes to Church leaders, thanking them for their service."
Come Follow Me- For Individuals and Families "What have our church leaders done to help us feel their "desire and anxiety for the welfare of our souls"? Perhaps family members could share ways we can sustain our church leaders. You could plan to do something as a family for local Church leaders, such as writing notes to thank them for their service ....
Mitzi from comefollowmekid.com asked me to make thank you cards. She does a great job on her weekly lesson plans.
Ask the children to make a list on the board of ways they can strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ.
You can have them write their ideas on the roots.
One more idea. I had my senior primary classes (back in the days) build their own individual lego homes. Then I would have a big cake pan full of sand. We went outside carrying these and two pitchers of water (you got to think bigger when you teacher bigger) and we did the science experiment of the wiseman and the foolish-man. They loved it. Now that you have shorter classes you may have to have them build their homes while you teach the lesson and run outside and try it out. Good luck!
Don't forget this most amazing movie shared by Elder Neil L Anderson :
Have a great Day!