Sunday, October 27, 2019

Come Follow Me: 1 and 2 Timothy; Titus; Philemon (October 28–November 3)

Thank you all so much for your kind words and encouragement in regards to the changes I'm making with these posts.  I love and appreciate all of you so much.  This week I am focusing on 1 Timothy 4:12 (Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.) One of the talks referenced was 
 President Monson's talk Be an Example and a Light.  I loved studying this talk.  It walks you though this verse step by step and decided to use it for our Family Home Evening this week.  (You can easily adapt this to primary)
To start I am going to share this intro page and talk about what it means to be an example and why being a light is a good reference for being an example

Next I made a mini book. Cut all the pages out and hide them around the room (expept the first page).  Read the begining of the scripture on the first page then let your kids hunt for the other 5.  When one is found read the words on the top.  Share the quote from President Monson's talk and discuss ways they can be an example regarding that attribute.  Write the ways shared on the page.  Continue until all the pages have been found.  If you want you can give each person their own book to write or draw ways they can be an example.
 One suggestion in the primary manual is to sing "Do as I'm doing."   I thought it would be fun to try a Halloween version by using the dice in the download.  Print and cut along the solid line.  Fold on the dotted line and tape or glue together to create a dice.  Start by asking your family to follow your example.  Roll the dice and do the action while singing the song.  Then let your family take a turn to roll the dice and be the example.  Finish with the last quote from the talk (its the long one on the right side of the quote page).

Bonus activity: 1 Timothy 3:1–2Titus 1:7–9 talks about the roles of a bishop.  I thought it would be so fun to make a treat and take it to the bishop.  I included some thank you hearts that can be used as a card.  Or if at church let the kids write or draw a thank you note on the back of the hearts for the bishop.  They can decorate the front.  Or if you have extra time decorate the hearts (and add some more) and heart attack his office door or home.  The bishop and his family will love it :)  If you don't have time this week it would be a great activity for Thanksgiving or Christmas too.

That's all for this week.  If you have any questions or trouble with the download please let me know.  Also if you have signed up for my newsletter watch for a bonus activity in your email tomorrow! Just my way of saying thanks for hanging out with me :)  You can sign up on the side bar if you would like.  I'm not very good at sending emails so I promise you won't be overwhelmed by tons of emails.


  1. I teach the little 4 and 5 year olds in our ward. I'm neither creative, nor an entertainer. I LOVE how you break the lessons down so simply and have fun and different ways to make it relateable for the kids. Thank you for sharing! Yours is my favorite "go to" site each week as I prepare my lesson.