My sister is an AMAZING fourth grade teacher, and a mom to two beautiful girls. She’s created some amazing, thoughtful, thorough lesson plans for the LDS church’s new study-at-home series: Come Follow Me. She says:
So…I might’ve gotten a *little* too excited when they announced the new Come Follow Me program for families since it combines my 3 favorite things (my family, teaching, and Jesus) and couldn’t wait to try to figure out how to teach it to our super young girls. My husband and I came up with some ideas using different pictures and activities and figured we’d share. Just a few things about it:
*They’re geared toward our young girls (4 years old and 2 years old), but sometimes we also have some older nonmember friends join us, and they seem to get stuff out of the lessons too.
*We’ve skipped some of the parts in the Come Follow Me lessons to focus on mainly what our own family needs, so make sure you still read through the lessons yourself to see if there are other concepts you think your family might need. For example, some of the lessons talked about Elias and the Joseph Smith translation, but we felt like these topics would just confuse our girls since they’re so young and distract them from the main points, but if they were a little older, those would definitely be things we’d want to spend time explaining to them.
*Feel free to use these plans however is best for you and the kids you’re teaching. You can try to fit a whole lesson into a day or two, spread the different parts of the lesson throughout the whole week, or just pick and choose which parts work for you. Since my husband has a crazy work schedule this year, we usually have one big lesson on Sundays (or sometimes we continue the lesson on Monday if it’s a longer one), and then just do plain scripture reading on the other weekdays. It could be beneficial to spread them out more though. I also don’t think we’ve ever followed any of these lesson plans exactly how they are, so feel free to be flexible with these yourselves.
New plans will be posted to this page, so come back often! You can also follow on Instagram to see summaries in your feed. @comefollowmekid
If there’s anything useful in these that you’d like to use, or even better, if they help get you thinking about your own specific ideas for ways to help teach your family, then great! I would love to hear any ideas any of you have come up with as well, comment below!
Quick snapshots of some of these ideas are now on Instagram! Follow @comefollowmekid to see new stuff as it’s added. We’ll still post full lesson plans here, but Instagram will have pictures and summaries of a few of the activities for easy, quick reference.