Saturday, July 6, 2019

Come Follow Me: Acts 6-9 (July 8-14)

Hello and sorry I'm so late this week.  We are in the middle of our week long family reunion at my house so thinks have been a little crazy.  I was hoping to have this done ahead of time but with the prepping it just didn't happen.  So I've been working on it a little at a time during a few minutes of down time/its super early or late so everyone is sleeping.  With that being said I am going to post this week in pieces.  Today I have a couple activities ready and tomorrow I'm hoping to finish up.  So check back because I'll be updating this post as I go.  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th and thanks for being here :)

UPDATE: I was finally able to update the file.  My internet stopped working yesterday but I think we are finally good to go :)  So this activity can be used as one big night or break it up into several.  It just depends on how much time, attention span, or whatever works for your family.  In the Come Follow Me for individuals and family it suggests reading Elder Uchtdorf's talk Waiting on the Road to Damascus.  I love how it makes the story of Saul so relatable  to our lives. He talks about reasons we may be stuck in our own conversion and what we can do to take the steps towards the path of discipleship.

This first page you are going to use to record the 4 different steps he mentions in the talk.  You will use this as you go.  For example you'll do the activity for the first step, read the quote, and write down the step on the bottom stone.  They are numbered and listed in the download.

Begin Summarizing the story-you can use the sequence board at the bottom of this post.  Then move to number 1.  Each step has an activity and quotes.  I placed the activities right behind the instruction page it goes with.  Here's a sample.

 #1 This is the puzzle-you just need to print and cut it out.  I like to hide my pieces around the room just for fun.

#2 This journal page.  There is also an optional story from the talk that you can use if you have time.  These journal pages can be adapted for little ones by turning it into a family journal or let them draw and color a way they can grow closer to the Savior.
 #3-Once they complete one of the tasks in the hearts they can color it in.  We do not want to limit their service so I added some little hearts they can color in as they continue to serve others.  For example-do the dishes with out being asked.  They can color in the heart that says helped someone in the family or one of the little hearts.
 4. Is all about sharing our testimonies.  You can use the cute coloring pages to emphasis ways we can be a missionary now. Have them write or draw a few ways they can do that.  There is a girl option as well.

To finish up this activity share and display this final quote.  I love leaving these printables up for a couple of weeks as a reminder of the things we are learning and to encourage us to continue using doing those things.

In the first couple of chapters we read about 2 great disciples.  The first is Stephen.  He stood up for the truth even though he knew his life was in danger.  Phillip followed a prompting and helped someone learn the gospel.  Use this page to think of ways we can follow Stephen and Phillip's examples.
I thought this game would be great for the story of Stephen.  Click here to download (ignore the last page)

I loved the idea in the primary manual for the story of Phillip.   It suggests you push two chairs together to create a chariot and act out the story.   
If you haven't already made these missionary badges or necklaces it would be a great follow up activity.  You can find and print them here.

This idea goes with the story of Simon.  He wanted to pay the apostles for the priesthood.  I created some props to go with the idea in the primary manual. I did tweak the idea just a little bit.  Pass out some play money to each child (included in the download-maybe print on colored paper).  The set up the objects for purchase around the room. Add price tags (optional).  Let the kids go shopping and buy the item with their money.  After brainstorm together some special gifts that can not be bought with money (testimony, priesthood, priesthood blessings, baptism, gift of the Holy Ghost, temple blessings, family, etc)

Update: Black and white option now included. Saul story board.  Use these pictures to tell the story of Saul went from making bad choices and persecuting those in the church to becoming a great missionary.  You can use them as puppets or add Velcro and use with the sequencing chart.  

That's it for now.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.  Also I'll be back with a few more ideas for this week later tomorrow.  Thanks for being so understanding and see you soon :)
Update: Thank you so much for being so understanding during this crazy week. You all are the best!  The post isn't pretty but hopefully there are some fun ideas to help you as you teach your family or primary class the gospel.


  1. Hello! First of all, thank you so much for all the awesome activities you make each week! My kids love them and we have been using a lot of your stuff for our journals we are making. I'm wondering if you have the Saul story in an uncolored version. My kids love ordering the stories (we've done several of yours) but love to color them first. Thank you!

    1. yes it is on my to do list for today :) I will have it posted in a little bit. Thanks for asking!

    2. Its now in the download :)

  2. I love every single activity you do!! <3

  3. I am so grateful for the ideas you share, and all the work you do! You make a huge difference in my family's life! Thank you <3

    1. You are very welcome :) So happy some of these ideas work for your family.

  4. Always amazing! I look forward to seeing your posts!

  5. Seriously, thank you so very much for all the time and effort you put into this. I appreciate all of your hard work so much!

  6. Thank you so much for all of the efforts that you put into these. Your ideas are always very helpful. :)

  7. Thank you! These have been amazing the last couple of weeks (basically since I found your website). I noticed Philip was misspelled, not a big deal, but just wanted to let you know (and I only know because I spelled it with 2 L's also before noticing it was one L in the CFM primary manual). Thanks for all you do!

  8. I love your site and my little sunbeams do too!!! they always ask if they can take the pictures home!! of course!