Friday, August 9, 2019

Come Follow Me: Romans 7-16 (August 12-18)

I feel like the weeks are flying by!  Its is alreay time for the next Come Follow Me lesson.  I have a ton of free helps for you to teach your family or primary class Romans 7-16.  I have found since moving from the 4 gospels and even Acts these chapters to be more difficult to understand.  I'm so grateful for the lesson manuals in helping guide my study this week.  Also there are SO many topics in these chapters.  I narrowed it down to a few (again based on the study guides) but there is no way we will get through even half of the ideas below.  I may have gone a little crazy this week :)  Just a reminder all of the printables are available for free in one giant download at the end of this post. 

Our first topic is judging others.: (Romans 14) There are 2 videos at the end of the Individual and Family lesson that are awesome.  I included a printable to go with the first one and the 2nd one is a little silly and a great message.

 Okay please don't think I'm crazy (I may be but just go with me for a second haha) we are going to use the story of Beauty and the Beast to talk about how judging off of first impressions can give us an inaccurate view of a person.  I was looking for a story I had read as a youth (unfortunately I couldn't) but I ran across this fhe idea that sparked this whole idea.  Start off by asking your kids some questions like what did Belle think of the beast the first time she saw him?  What did the beast think of her?  Where they right or wrong?  What changed their perception of that person?  We are then going to play a guessing game based on the idea of "you can't judge a book by its cover."  There are 6 books (I did include black and white for those interested), and one rose.  Cut all of the pieces out.  Lay the 6 books in a row.  Have someone close their eyes and hide the rose under one of the books.  The person then opens their eyes and tries to guess what book the rose is hidden under.  If time watch your favorite Beauty and the Beast Movie.  I included some fun popcorn boxes for the occasion-there are instructions in the download.

Another fun way to teach this same concept is to play "Don't Eat Pete!" or choose :)  There were conflicting opinions on which name should be used so we'll let you pick which board you print. If you've never played here's a quick how to:  Print off the board game...cardstock works best.  Place one piece of candy (candy corn, m&m's, Cheerios, or whatever you have) on each person.  Send one person to out of the room and quietly decided which one is going to be Pete for that round.  Lets say you pick the one in the center.  Have the person come back into the room and eat one of the pieces of candy off each person UNTIL they pick up the one chosen as Pete (in this case the one in the center).  When they pick up this candy everyone yells "Don't eat Pete!" and their turn ends.  Add candy to the ones taken on the last turn and play as many times as you want picking a new Pete each time.  
*To teach the concept that its impossible to judge a person just by looking at them you can give them 1 clue before they start grabbing candy.  It will be something like this person likes to draw.  (There are no correct answers it could be any of them :) 

The next topic comes from Romans 8:16-18.  We are talking about being children of God.  In the primary manual it mentioned a talk by Sister Dalton.  I loved everything about it and think it is perfect for my older girls to read and study this week (11 &13). I look forward to studying it more closely as well.  I included some printables to go along with this talk.

I did include this talk in the download for convince as I print and I also included the talk with a page at the end for notes.  One of my daughters needs the print a little larger  so this works for me.  You can always read or print from the church's website.  Another tip if you print it 2 to a page it will give you larger margins to take notes and save you paper.

This was one of the questions asked in the primary manual.  This would be such a great discussion for your family or primary class.  You can put it on a chalkboard and write the answers below or write the answers directly on the paper.  It can also be used to display maybe on your fridge for the week to keep it in our mind during the week.

For the little ones you can teach them what it means to be an heir.  Then make and decorate crowns.

Romans 8:35-39 These ideas go along with the 2nd idea in the primary manual (for the younger kids).  It suggests using the warmth of the sun to explain how we can feel our Heavenly Fathers love for us.  

These are from an old post but work perfectly for this lesson:  I have a friend that teaches her child a new song each week.  I thought that was such a great way to teach the gospel.  I know my little guy LOVES to sing so this is perfect for him.  This week I included Song Cards to go with the song My Heavenly Father Loves Me.  Print and cut the pages apart.  I had a few ideas for these: 1. use a book ring to create a mini book that you can easily flip through as you sing. Also makes a great sacrament book  2. Tape the pictures to a board so you can see them all week and makes an easy visual when practicing the words  3. As you learn the song try removing a card at a time and see if your kids remember the words.

You can also make this adorable sun craft.  Color or print the circle that says "Heavenly father loves me" on yellow paper.  I only included one triangle.  Use this for a template.  It will be much quicker to cut a stack of paper then trying to cut one at a time.  The 2nd circle has pictures that go along with the first verse of the song.  Have your little one color the pictures and cut the circle out.  Now you are going to glue the triangle to the back of the page with the pictures.  Place the first circle (with opening) on top of the circle with the pictures.  Use a brad to connect in the center.  Now you can spin the pictures around to see a different part of the song as you sing.  

 Romans 15:4 In the Individual and Family manual it suggest having family members share some of their favorite scriptures after studying this verse.  I decided to create a template for you to make your own mini book of favorite scriptures.  You can do this as a family or individuals.  Print and cut the cards apart (I recommend cardstock).  To bind I would use a hole punch and a book ring.  I think this would be something that can become very special to a person.  Keep it by your scriptures and add to it over the years. 

 Romans 16:1-4 Paul was thankful for the people that helped him.  Help your little ones think of someone that has recently helped them.  Make and send that person a thank you card.
 The primary manual suggest to learn the song "Children all over the World" from the primary song book.   We used this a few lessons back and my class loved these puzzles.  If you haven't used them yet this would be a great week to do so.  
Its a lot of fun to learn how to say thank you in a few different languages.  I also included some fun puzzles.  To put the puzzles together you will need to find the language, a country that speaks that language, and the word thank you in that language.  There are two versions of the puzzles.  One is a self check puzzle and the other one is harder because all of the pieces will fit together.  I know some of your little ones can't read so use the self check one and you can read the words to them.  The final activity was inspired by my 11 year olds love for research.  Its just a simple country research paper.  Have your kids pick a country-maybe one you or someone you know served a mission.  Write the country under all about.  The research or ask some one what language they speak, how to say different phrases in that language, and then a few fun facts.  It would be really fun to present your findings to your family.

Romans 12-16 From the Individual and Family Manual "The last five chapters of Romans contain dozens of specific instructions regarding how Saints should live. You may not be able to apply all of this counsel at once, but listen to the Spirit, and He can help you find one or two that you could start working on today. Share your desires with your Heavenly Father in prayer, and ask for His help."  You can use one of these journal pages to write or draw some of your impressions.

Alright that is all for this week!  I hope you find something that will work for you family or primary class.  As always thank you so much for stopping by!  If you have any questions or troubles with the download please let me know.  I will be busy with family this week and may not have as much access to my computer so email or facebook would be best look under the contact me tab :)  Also I am not sure how much I'll have for next weeks lesson, I'll try and pull a few things together before our family events but you know how crazy life can be.


  1. Wow, there are so many activities, and I can't decide which one to choose... hahaha Thanks for everything!!!!

  2. Thank you so much for all your time and energy, and sharing your inspiration with us.

    1. You are very welcome! Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Thank you so much for all your efforts each week. These have been great for use in my primary class.

  4. These are awesome. Thank you for all your time and effort to help so many parents and teachers make Come Follow Me a little easier for the kids.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your graphic design skills with us and creating all these wonderful ways to teach the gospel to our children!!! You are AMAZING for sharing it for free as well! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much! I love doing it and I'm so happy I can help :)

  6. Thank you for these wonderful ideas. I am hoping to use the Heavenly Father Loves Me wheel, but I cannot figure out how to access the full craft. I am seeing only a line drawing of the sun with the cloud in the triangle window. Is there a different link somewhere that i am missing?