Saturday, July 27, 2019

Come Follow Me: Acts 22-28 (July 29-August 4)


I'm excited to share these free lesson helps for this week Come Follow Me lesson for Acts 22-28. These are perfect for families and primary.  I have several ideas that go with Paul in prison (Jesus comforts him and sharing his testimony), Paul is shipwrecked, and the viper.  I hope you find a few ideas that work for you.

All of three of these stories go with the intro paragraph in the Individual and Family and it would be great to share at the beginning of the week.  I then made these fun circles for each of the stories and below there is a quick idea for each one.  You can use these a couple of ways depending on time or the number of activities you want to do for each story.  You can use these as a display for the week OR lay the 3 pictures on the floor and use as a bean bag toss.  When you land on a picture summarize the story or read a few of the selected verses.


Activities included in the free download

Journal page: Draw or write about a time that was hard but you felt the Savior's love.

Coloring page: This coloring page go with Acts 23:11 or you can use it later on with the story about the shipwreck.  I love that this was the message the Savior gave to Paul while he was in prison and later Paul gives this same message to the men on the boat.

Testimony Cards:  Use these for your discussion, to play a match game (print 2 on cardstock) or a go fish game (print 4).  You can also print them smaller and glue to the coloring page in the primary manual. I can make a black and white version if someone needs it.  There are also several testimony activities in last weeks post found here.  And you can use the story sequencing cards in this post if you want to review the story of Paul's conversion.

Here are some cute hats your kids can wear while you tell the story of Paul and King Agrippa

The story of Paul being shipwrecked might be one of my favorite stories. It teaches the importance of listening and following the prophet.  I also love Paul's faith and testimony.  We are going to go with the boat theme and learn about some of the things President Nelson taught in last General Conference.  There is a page of quotes from his 3 talks and 2 pages of boats with numbers.  Assign the different quotes a number or you can glue them on the back of the boats if they will fit.  I have not tried it yet.  I did not assign the quotes numbers because you may want to find different ones.  These are ones I love and want to review with my family.  You may have other favorites :)  Anyway I plan to hide the boats around the room. When we find one we will read and discuss the quote.
Here's another idea that has some things a prophet (or apostles) teach us.  Print the bingo boards (as many as you need) and the calling cards.  Discuss how listening to the prophet can bless our lives.  You can also print out 2 sets of calling cards and use as a match game.  these are basically my general conference bingo cards.  If you already have them you don't need to print them again.  The only chage is I took off music and added tithing.

This was my favorite verse and I had to make something to display.  Print and display for the week.  Mine is going to be frames and hung in my laundry room :)

If you have older kids I thought this video was pretty great “Blessed and Happy Are Those Who Keep the Commandments of God”  Its found about half way down the page.

For the last story your little one is going to become the illustrator.   Share the story of Paul being bit by the viper.  Have your kids draw different scenes from the story, their favorite part, or whatever they want :)  Then have them share their pictures and the story.

I also included some puppets that you can use while you tell the story or your little ones can use to retell the story :)
 That's it for this week.  Thank you all for stopping by :)  It really means a lot and keeps me motivated to create and share each week. As always please let me know if you have any questions or trouble with the download.






32 comments:

  1. I had been following another Blog with CFM helps, but she stopped adding back in May. It has been a struggle since then . to incorporate CFM. I just found your helps and am so excited to use them! Thank you, Thank you!!!

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    1. Welcome :) I hope your family loves these activities.

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  2. Thank you for posting these lesson helps each week! They have helped me connect with and engage the Sunbeams I teach. The cute art and awesome activities keep their attention and help them get involved in the lesson. We particularly love the sequencing stories! It is a simple way to learn a new story, and it allows them to help tell the story.

    You posted some great ideas and activities this week! I love them all, so I'm going to have a hard time choosing just a few for a 25 minute lesson ;)

    Thank you for delighting 8 sunbeams and their teacher each week! We love that your ideas and activities help us feel the spirit!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment :) I love that you are able to use these ideas and that your little sunbeams love them.

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  3. Thank you so much! Your ideas are such a blessing for me and my family!

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    1. You are very welcome :) I'm so happy to help!

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  4. Thank you so much for taking the time to put all of this together! I use your lesson helps every time I teach. I am so grateful for you and all of your work!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. I'm happy to do it :)

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  5. You're posts are simple, adorable and sooo helpful. You're a life saver!!!

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  6. Thank you for your great ideas.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us! These are wonderful, I just love your lesson ideas for my primary class!

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  8. So many great things this week! My sons saw me printing the Bingo sheets for the Sunbeams and asked me to make sure we had a set to play with on Sundays. Thanks again!

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    1. I love this so much! My kids said the same thing :)

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  9. Gracias, nos ayudas a muchos con cariño desde Chile 💞

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  10. Thank you so much for posting these lesson helps! You have been such a blessing for me since I was called to teach primary for the first time a few months ago!

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  11. Shelly LangschwagerAugust 3, 2019 at 11:05 PM

    Crystal.....your website is absolutely phenomenal! You have helped me so much in teaching the valiant 8-10 group. Acts is very difficult for me to understand, I have a hard time trying to be creative and find different activities to keep my group engaged. I'm so excited that I found your site and have already told several people! You my friend are a God send!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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    1. You are so sweet Shelly! Thank you so much. Oh wow this just made me so happy :)

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  12. Thank you again! These are so perfect!

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    1. Oh thank you I'm so happy you like them :)

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  13. I just found your website. Thank you for sharing your talents. This is so helpful. I will use it to teach my family and primary class💜

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  14. In the matching game, what topic is the man with the dark hair, white robe, and no shoes representing?
    Thank you for all of your hard work. I am going to keep this game and use it often with my Sunbeams to remind them of things they can share their testimonies about.

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    1. Its suppose to be Jesus after the resurrection. If you look close there are nail prints in his hands and feet. I use it for either as a testimony of the the resurrection or a testimony of the Savior. If you use it as a picture of Jesus then I use the one of him and the little girl as a testimony that Jesus loves me. Hope that helps :)

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  15. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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