Come Follow Me, Nov 25-Dec 1 "Rejoice with Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory"
Updated: Nov 25, 2019
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 181 “Consider how you can teach these verses in a way that will help the children turn to the Savior when they face adversity.”
I couldn't stop thinking about a Sunflower after I read that.
Here is a quote that I love:
“Sunflowers end up facing the sun, but they go through a lot of dirt to find their way there.” ― J.R. Rim
I think it fits really well with this weeks lesson about being cheerful through our trials, but it is better to focus on the scriptures. So I made a printable that has a scripture from when Joesph Smith was in Liberty Jail.
Here it is for you to print in in a set of 3, so you can hand it out as a book mark, or tie it to a packet of sunflower seeds for the members of your class or neighborhood.
Here is a way to teach that principle to younger children.
The face turns sad when it points to the trial, but turns happy when we decide to turn to the Savior in our trial.
If you wan to learn more about Liberty jail so you can better teach it, you can read this:
And you can watch this:
Here is a talk from Elder Holland about liberty Jail, it is fabulous!
Even if you just sum up this story for little ears, I think it is really worth teaching.
Here is a coloring page of Joesph Smith in Liberty Jail. The art work of the original is by Liz Lemon Swindle. It is in churchofjesuschrist.org Gospel library.
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 181 "Sing together a song that teaches how to find happiness, such as "I Will Follow God's Plan" CSB 164-65"
This makes that song a little more interactive for little hands.
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 182 “Describe things that stand out from their surroundings..for example a temple stands out from the buildings around it or a a mountain that rises above a valley. Explain that when we keep the commandments, we stand out and other people can see our examples. Good works like these ”glorify God.”
Nothing stands out more on paper then a pop-up so I made a Pop-up temple.
I found double sided sticky tape makes this craft very easy.
For smaller children I recommend this:
Come Follow Me- For Primary page 182 “Explain that when people die, their spirits leave their bodies and go to the spirit world. Read 1 Peter 3:19 and explain that when Jesus died, he went to visit the spirit world. There, he asked the righteous spirits to teach the gospel to other spirits who had not yet accepted the gospel. (see D&C 138:30)"
You can see how I assembled this with glue, because it wrinkled the paper, I recommend using tape instead, then there is more room for the "spirit bodies" to slide in and out.
Come Follow Me For Primary page 182 “ Put a row of chairs down the middle of the room to act as a barrier. Ask some of the children to stand on one side to represent spirits in the spirit world who were not baptized during their earth life. Give one of the children a large paper key with Baptism for the Dead written on it, and ask him or her to remove the barrier....”
Mitzi from https://emiscrafty.com/2018/12/10/come-follow-me-2019-lesson-plans/, recommends for those children at home, to still create the barrier, but use stuffed animals, and set them free with the key.
Come follow Me For Primary page 182 "Help the children fill out a simple family tree."
Here are some more Family history coloring pages :
This is an idea from Mitzi at https://emiscrafty.com/2018/12/10/come-follow-me-2019-lesson-plans/
Mitzi is a very talented school teacher, and makes free lesson plans for CFM. I love her focus on teaching the scriptures, and her activities are always so meaningful.
Come Follow Me- For Individuals and Families (Robert D. Hales, Becoming a Disciple of Our Lord Jesus Christ)“The attributes of the Savior ...are inter-woven characteristics, added one to another, which develop in us in interactive ways. In other words, we cannot obtain one Christlike characteristic without also obtaining and influencing others. As one characteristic becomes strong, so do many more.”
Each Christlike quality we develop helps us weave a spiritual tapestry of discipleship.
I recommend printing these on two different colors of paper and talking about each Christ like characteristics as you weave the strips through.