Come Follow Me 4/17/2023 – Devotionals & FHE for Children

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You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotionals

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 4/17 for Kids


I’ll Walk with You (Children’s #140)


Luke 10:25–37


  • Act out the parable of the good Samaritan.
  • Talk about some people you know that may need help.
  • Note that those people may not be your friends.


Put together Blessings Bags


Bandaid cupcakes

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 4/17 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 4/17: Matthew 18:21–22

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 4/17 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 4/17 devotionals with your children!  Please don’t feel as though you have to use every single question, journal entry, or activity.  Just make sure you look at the activity in advance so you can gather any materials they may require.

Here is a general outline for each devotional for Come Follow Me 4/17:

  • Start by singing the song together and saying a prayer
  • Read the scripture together, then your family can have a discussion using the questions/comments provided.
  • Copy the journal entries into a spiral notebook.  The child or the parent can write the question at the top, after which the child can write or draw an answer.
  • Have fun together doing the activity as a family!

Modifications for older children for Come, Follow Me 4/17 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 4/17
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 4/17
  • Instead of answering the journal entry with a drawing, you can create a study journal (a simple spiral notebook will work) to answer the question with a few sentences or paragraphs, depending on the child’s age.

You might also enjoy these Come Follow Me Workbooks for Kids:

Monday Devotional


Help Me, Dear Father (Children’s #99)


Matthew 18:21–22


  • I must forgive others if I am to receive forgiveness from the Lord.
  • How many times should we forgive someone? Is it about counting?
  • How do we feel after we have forgiven someone?
  • If we forgive them does that mean what they did was OK?

Journal Entry

Who can I forgive today?


Forgiveness coloring page

Tuesday Devotional


The Seventh Article of Faith (Children’s #126b)


Luke 10:1–2


  • Who are the Seventy?
  • Jesus called men to help the apostles with their work of preaching the gospel and helping the members of the church.
  • Jesus had called men like this today as well. We heard some of them in General Conference a few weeks ago.

Journal Entry

What did I learn in General Conference?


Make a simplified version of this Church hierarchy

Wednesday Devotional


You Can Make the Pathway Bright (Hymns #228)


Luke 10:25–29


  • To obtain eternal life, I must love God and love my neighbor as myself.
  • What did we learn in FHE about who our neighbors are? Does that include family members?
  • What are some ways we can show them love?

Journal Entry

How can I love my neighbor today?


Parable of the Good Samaritan crossword puzzle

Thursday Devotional


I Lived in Heaven (Children’s #4)


Luke 10:38–42


  • Mary and Martha were both serving Jesus.
  • Jesus reminded Martha to also pay attention to the things that would bring eternal life.
  • Those things are the most important. What are some of those things?
  • We choose “that good part” by making choices that lead to eternal life

Journal Entry

How can I pay attention to the important things today?


Mary and Martha spot the differences

Friday Devotional


Jesus Once Was a Little Child (Children’s #55)


Matthew 18:1–5


  • Why would Jesus want us to become like a little child?
  • What things to children do or believe that makes them good examples of following Christ?

Journal Entry

How can I be like a little child in following Christ?


Jesus Loves Children coloring page

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 4/17

The Come, Follow Me – For Primary manual contains a section in each week’s lesson entitled “Encourage Learning at Home.”  Here is this week’s invitation for Come Follow Me 4/17:

Invite the children to share with their families what they plan to do to be more forgiving or more like the good Samaritan this week.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 4/17

Use Sundays for a time of reflection; share what you discussed that day in each of your classes.  Did you learn anything new or hear a different perspective about what you studied this week?

If you went to a class that did not use the Come, Follow Me 4/17 Manual, then share what stood out to you the most in your class.

Take a few minutes to talk about what parts of Sacrament Meeting you felt like were meant for you. If your younger children are struggling during Sacrament, try using these Ideas and Activities to Keep Toddlers and Kids Quiet During Church

Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic in Come Follow Me 4/17

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 4/17

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