Saturday, August 31, 2019

Come Follow Me: 1 Corinthians 14-16 (September 2-8)

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  I have some fun ideas for next week's Come Follow Me lesson.  We are covering 1 Corinthians 14-16.  These ideas are perfect for families or primary classes and as always they are free!  You can find the printables in one big download at the end of this post.
I feel like these letter chapters are so much harder to plan.  There are a lot of topics each week and overall I find it a little more difficult to understand. I narrowed it down to a couple of topics and hope there is something that will work for you :)

1 Corinthians 15: 40-41- "After I am resurrected, I can live in the celestial kingdom. To teach the Corinthians about the bodies we will receive in the Resurrection, Paul mentioned three degrees of glory: celestial, terrestrial, and telestial." (primary manual
This can be a little confusing for children so I'm going to break this down quite a bit.  
Prep: -Print the sun with the images and the sun with the words (black and white option included).  Cut apart the sun with the images-the circle and the triangles. 
- print and cut out the dice on the solid lines.  Fold the dotted lines and tape together.  You can try glue but I think tape works better.
-Print and cute 3 degrees of glory page and image page.  cut around the images and word boxes.  Glue or magnets optional.

First we are going to start by exercising!  Run in place, do push up, or any type you want.  You can also use this fun exercise dice.  Roll the dice and do that exercise 5 or 10 times.  Then roll again.  Once they are nice and tired talk about why it's important to exercise. (makes our bodies strong and healthy).  Heavenly Father also wants our spirits to be strong.  We need a strong spirit so we can live with Heavenly Father and Jesus again.  Show the blank page with the sun. Add the center piece of the sun.  Tell the kids you are going to discuss some of the ways you can help your spirit become strong.  Pick one of the triangle and try to find the correct spot on the sun.  You can glue, tape, or just set on the right spot.  Continue until you have finished the sun.

This would be a great time to talk about the 3 degrees. There is a poster ready for you to print or you can use the interactive pages and see how much they know.  This is a great visual as you teach these verses.

1 Corinthians 15 is about the ressurection.  I loved the question in the individual and family manual so I used them for a journal page.  It also reference the talk by Elder Paul V. Johnson’s “And There Shall Be No More Death.”  I loved this talk included it in the download for reference more for myself so I don't loose it :)

1 Corinthians 15:29-Baptism for the dead.  I have a 13 year old that can go to the temple and an 11 year old getting ready to go in January so this is is going to be my main focus at home.  
 I found these awesome resources in this months friend
Family History Step By Step:  This is a great way to introduce family history.  If you have some pictures or a story of your ancestors it would be fun to share. Discuss as a family how you can do family history together.  Do you have some people that need their work done in the temple?  Maybe try indexing?
Peace in the Temple: This is a cute story I plan to share.  Its about a young boy that is a little nervous about going to the temple for the first time.
It's Temple Time-Here's another great resource if you have a young one getting ready to go for the first time.  It walks you through the steps and helps them to know what to expect.  
What's on your Mind? This is a good one that goes over some of the question that will be asked in the temple interview.
Draw a Temple-I love drawing activities and this is so cute.  I plan to try this drawing with my kids and then let them paint it with water colors.  I am going to try water color paper this time but we've used cardstock in the past and it works just fine.

I found this cute YouTube channel today and it looks like she is posting a new video each week.  This week she covers baptisms for the dead.  These are so fun and perfect for kids. Its adorable kids teaching the doctrine in a fun and easy to understand way.  I watched a couple of them and will be using them each week!

Here's a few activities I came up with.  
Coloring page/writing activity.  This is a fun way to help your kids start journaling as they answer the prompt and color the picture.  I also included to free prints that can be displayed through out the week or frame and use them in your kids' bedrooms.  I love how they turned out.

Preparing for the temple mini bingo.  Yup this time you one need to get 3 in a row.  This is great for little ones but your big kids will love it too.  Maybe they need to get 2 bingos or make an x.  You can come up with some fun new ways to play.  I also wanted something my bigger kids could keep in their room and check off the boxes as they prepare to go to the temple.  As they feel confident to say say yes I keep the commandments they can check off the box or make prayer a habit then they can check off that box.  I know there are many other ways we can prepare but I didn't want it to be overwhelming.  
 The last activity is to create a family tree.  This is a fun activity to introduce family history to your family.  In the circles they can draw a picture of the person or write their name (maybe birthdate). 

That's all for this week!  I hope you found something that will work for you and if you have any questions or trouble with the download please don't hesitate to ask!

Additional ideas
Gift of Tongues or Prophecy (1 Corinthians 14) -Find these fun activities here


  1. Thank you, again! I am like you when it comes to preparing these lessons. My husband and I are empty nesters so we don't have to teach young children at home, but I do teach Primary and only two of my children come from homes with regular home study. The other children don't know how to use the scriptures so that takes up a lot of our 20 minutes! We are working on that, tho! Thanks for your great ideas!!

    1. You are welcome! I love that you are teaching them how to use the scriptures-what a wonderful blessing you are giving them :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing!! I LOVE your ideas and printables!

  3. Just stumbled upon your site. What amazing ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  4. Thanks so much! And thank you that they are free! I hope you receive many blessings from sharing with us!

  5. You are absolutely amazing! Last night I finally had a minute to prepare my Primary lesson that I hadn't had a chance to even look at during a busy week. I teach the CTR 4's, and they're a tough crowd! But I knew I could turn to Cozy Red Cottage to have all of the beautiful artwork already prepared for me, and at a level the children understand. All I had to do was cut everything out, and laminate it to be ready to use again. Thank you for taking the time to share your incredible talents with us, that will bless those children we teach. You're truly an angel!

    1. Thank you so much for this sweet comment. It seriously made my night :) I'm so happy to help.

  6. God blessed you with these wonderful talents to bless us who don't have any talent! thank you!!

    1. You are too kind :) Thank you for stopping by.

  7. I agree with everyone's comments above! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful ideas...I teach the CTR 5 and we'll be playing your temple bingo game tomorrow. I can't say thank you've made teaching them so much easier and so fun. I don't know how you find the time, and to share at no cost...thank you, so many lives (big and little!) are blessed by what you do!

    1. Thank you so much for your very sweet comment :) I hope they love the game and I'm so happy I can help!!!