Saturday, November 4, 2023

Hebrews 1-6 Come Follow Me Activity

Hello everyone, I have had a very busy week and didn't have a chance to create any lesson helps for Hebrews 1-6.  However, my 10 year old is teaching part of her class tomorrow and created a fun activity to share.  I thought it might be helpful and I'm posting it really quick. She filled 5 brown paper bags with different items that are either hard or soft (she included her list for you :). She is going to have the class take turns feeling the item and guessing what it is. Then she made two posters with hearts. The blank one she drew a sad face. Then she is giving the class sticky notes where they will write ways they their hearts can become hard or ways they can soften their heart. The sticky notes will be placed on the correct heart. I hope this helps and plan to keep working my way through the missing lessons. Have a great week!

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Monday, October 16, 2023

Come Follow Me: 1 & 2 Thessalonians

UPDATE: (10/16/2023)
I just added some additional activities for this week's Come Follow Me lesson to help you teach 1 & 2 Thessalonians. I hope you find something that works for you.

*(scoll to the bottom for a bonus file-cute idea came from a reader)

Below is my previous post from 4 years ago. I debated if I should delete it with this update but ultimatley decided to leave it. So much of it still rings true and I still need the remider of this message. I'm a work in progress and will continue to be :) For those that were here for the first time, thank you for sticking with me and my imperfect ways. And thank you new and old for taking a few minutes of your day to stop by.

Thank you all for you kind words last week.  It was an unintended break but much needed :)  I need to be honest with all of you.  These last few months I have been struggling a lot with stress and trying to keep up with everything.  I have 5 young and busy kids, teach preschool a couple times a week, and try to keep up with this blog (not to mention all of the other household and church responsibilities).  I'm telling you this because something needed to change.  I had been praying for help and my answer came during General Conference. I need to simplify, even though many things are good I need to focus more on what is better or best and finally President Nelson's talk "examine your life meticulously and regularly. As you do so, the Holy Ghost will prompt you about what is no longer needful, what is no longer worthy of your time and energy...As you shift your focus away from worldly distractions, some things that seem important to you now will recede in priority. You will need to say no to some things, even though they may seem harmless. As you embark upon and continue this lifelong process of consecrating your life to the Lord, the changes in your perspective, feelings, and spiritual strength will amaze you!"  Since then I have been making many changes and shifting my priorities.  One of the big things that I have decided to adjust is the way I will be sharing my Come Follow Me activities.  While I do believe sharing is so good (and I love it so much) it is taking a lot of time away from things that are better for me and my family.  Don't worry I am not going away :)  I will still be sharing each week but in a much different way.  Instead of trying to cover everything and provide a ton of options I will now be offering one option. It will be more of an FHE post that can certainly be adapted for primary as well.  I'll be using the primary manual to pick the topic.  I think this will help my own children be more prepared for their Sunday lessons and help out our primary teachers that stop by.  I was just released from primary and know that it can be hard to teach many of these lessons so I will make sure it is something you can use as well.  I was called to nursery (yeah!) so I may be sharing some of my lesson ideas for the tiny ones :) So if you have nursery age kids or teach watch for that. One thing I really love about Come Follow Me is that it is open for us to pick the topic that works be for our family or class.  There is not a set topic or guide.  So the topic I pick may not be one you need.  If this is the case use the search bar on my blog.  I have been sharing for over a year now and there is a good chance there is an activity on one of the topics you need.  I know that was a lot and a big change and I hope these post will still help you and your family or class.  I appreciate all of you so much for stopping by each week and I'm excited for this change.

That's all for this week.  Thank you for understanding the need for change and for stopping by.  If you have any questions for trouble with the download please let me know.
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Edit: I had someone ask for printable items to put in the suitcase.  She is going to hide them around the room and have her kids share a way they can prepare for the second coming when they add it to the suitcase.  I thought that was so cute and that some of you may want a copy as well.  You can get those here.  It includes some clothing items and things like shampoo :)

Monday, October 9, 2023

Philippians & Colossians Come Follow Me Activities

I have some fun activities for you to use at home or in primary to go along with this week's Come Follow Me lesson. We are reading Philippians and Colossians. There are several activities that follow along with the primary manual. It's been a while since I've created these lesson helps and I'm a bit rusty so please let me know if you have any questions. I've missed all of you and I mentioned on Facebook that my youngest just went off to kindergarten this year and I'm hoping to spend some more time creating for you and be more present on social media. I'm excited for this new season and please let me know how I can help! 

You can find all of the activities and instructions in the download below!

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Friday, December 30, 2022

New Testament Come Follow Me Activities

 Hello everyone,

I am so sorry I suddenly disappeared last year. Life was busy, messy, hard, and something needed to give. Unfortunately creating weekly activities was one of the things that had to change.  The good news is as we circle back to studying the New Testament this year I have activities done for every week! You can find activities for the year pinned at the top under the Come Follow Me tab. I am also working on having a page with activities organized by topic as well. As life continues to evolve, I hope to be back posting here and on social media a little more this year.  As I plan and figure out what to share this year I am curious what would you like to see more of, what would be helpful, or do you have any other suggestions for me? Thanks to all of you that have checked in on me and continue to stop by. It was hard to step away and even though it may look different I look forward to being back. 

You can find this week's Come Follow Me activities Here

and Next Week's Here

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Free Come Follow Me Lesson Helps: 2 Kings 17-25

 This week we are learning about King Hezekiah and King Josiah! These men are wonderful examples and I'm so excited to share these activities with my own kids this week.  We will be taking about trusting in the lord and how the scriptures are a treasure in our life. I hope you find something that works for your family or primary class.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Free Come Follow Me ideas for 1 Kings 17-19

Okay the weeks are just flying by! Today I have some fun ideas to help you teach all about Elijah and strengthening our faith. We have some cute story cards, a mini coloring book, a craft, and even some props to help you act out the story.  If you are doing this at home there is an option to add cloud dough...have you tried it before or would you try it? Let me know in the comments :) Have a wonderful week and I'll be back soon with the next set of lesson helps.  If you have any requests please let me know!

Friday, June 24, 2022

2 Samuel activities

Here are a few fun ideas for the topic Jesus Christ is our King. I'll update the post tomorrow but wanted to get you the activities tonight. Thanks for being patient with me. We are busy behind the scenes and I'm having a hard time squeezing everything in. Have a wonderful night :)

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