Come Follow Me Sketchnotes
“The Son of Man Shall Come”
JS-Matthew 1; Matthew 25; Mark 12-13; Luke 21
One thing I really love about the simplicity of these lesson plans is that they are easy to take on the road with us. Our family loves to travel and camp, and it’s easy to let things like family scripture study slip when we’re away from home.
Having a specific plan for each day, something that is short and sweet and already on the schedule, allows us to hold a good discussion, even when we’re away from our normal routine.
Remember to make your plans around your actual life. It’s easy to get caught up in what we hope/wish our lessons looked like, but those plans don’t always match how our days actually look. Base your lessons on your children’s attention span and the time you have (and will actually spend) to prepare.
For example, this week we’ll be traveling. Our lesson on Tuesday (a day full of driving) will be a Scripture Stories podcast in the car. I LOVE that podcast, by the way, it’s so engaging for my kids.
Plan these lessons according to your reality and they’ll be much more successful.
Our family’s plan for the week:
Monday: Read The Parable of the Talents
What does Heavenly Father Expect us to do with our talents?
How can we use the talents Heavenly Father has given us more wisely?
How have your talents been magnified as you have served the Lord?
Tuesday: Scripture Stories Podcast: The Ten Virgins
Wednesday: Read Matthew 25:14-30; Play “I Have Many Talents” game.
Thursday: Jesus Will Come Again: story and pictures to color.
Friday: Read Mark 12: 41-44. Discuss what we can learn from the Widow’s example. Read Lightening Strikes.
Saturday: Read Matthew 25:35-40 and read You Are the Savior’s Hands by Elder Uchtdorf
Sunday: The Ten Virgins Bible Video
Jesus Christ Will Come Again
What a Joyful Day! Story + Activity
Scripture Figures: Jesus Christ Will Come Again
New Testament Stories: The Second Coming
New Testament Stories: The Ten Virgins
Jesus Christ Will Come Again activity. Use multiplication to crack the code (great for older kids)
Jesus Will Come Again: story and pictures to color.
Lightening Strikes: Kent calms the congregation as he plays the piano in sacrament meeting.
The Parable of the Talents: Jesus taught us to use and improve our talents. Includes an idea for a family activity.
I Have Many Talents game: A simple pantomime game about different talents.
You Are the Savior’s Hands by Elder Uchtdorf
For Teens and Adults:
Converted Unto the Lord by Elder Bednar
Be of Good Cheer by President Monson
Preparation for the Second Coming by President Oaks
The Glass is Half Full: The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ by Richard Holzapfel
Videos and Podcasts:
Scripture Stories Podcast: The Talents
Scripture Stories Podcast: The Ten Virgins
Beautiful guitar arrangement of “I Wonder When He Comes Again”
Children signing “When He Comes Again” with lyrics so you can join in!
Ideas for using weekly Come Follow Me Sketchnotes pages:
TRACE. You can also trace these into your scriptures or journal using a light box or a sunny window. My husband made me an awesome lightbox, but this one is a great option for you to purchase.
COLORING PAGE. Use as a coloring page for your kids to work on during family scripture time. Write additional notes and insights on the pages as you go. You could add all the completed sketchnotes pages to a binder to keep as a reminder of the gospel topics you’ve discussed together.
STICKER PAPER. Print on clear sticker paper and cut apart the doodles to add to your scripture journal or into the margins of your scriptures. (This year, I am using this free wide-margin New Testament PDF that I had printed and spiral bound at a local copy shop. But there are many wide-margin options available.)
Printing on clear sticker paper allows you to add color to the doodles using colored pencils, but still be able to see the words beneath them. I have tried out a few different kinds of colored pencils on this sticker paper. Ergosoft pencils and Prismacolor pencils work really well.
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