Come Follow Me 5/1/2023 – Devotionals & FHE for Children

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 5/1/2023.

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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 5/1 for Kids

Song

We’ll Bring the World His Truth (Children’s #172)

Scripture

Luke 15:1–10

Lesson

  • How does it feel when you lose something?
  • How does it feel while you are trying to find it? And how does it feel when you find it?
  • How would you feel if you lost your child or something really important to you?
  • That is how Heavenly Father feels when one of this children choose to leave the path.
  • What can we do to help ‘find’ these people?

Activity

Play hide and go seek.

Treat

Donut holes sheep

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 5/1 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 5/1: John 11:25

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 5/1 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 5/1 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 5/1:

  • 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 5/1 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 5/1
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 5/1
  • 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

Song

“Give,” Said the Little Stream (Children’s #236)

Scripture

Luke 12:16–21

Discussion

  • When we die what happens to our wealth?
  • What happens to the good things that we have done? (Becomes treasure in heaven)
  • When have you or someone you know put things of the earth before the things of God?
  • When have you or someone you know put the things of God before the things of the earth?

Journal Entry

How can I make treasure in heaven for myself today?

Activity

Treasures in Heaven craft – one modification idea is to write earthly actions on the front of each coin and spiritual actions on the back of each coin.  They can then be in earth or on heaven, depending on which side is shown face up.  (This would require decorating the front and back of the cloud and treasure pot.)

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd (Hymns #221)

Scripture

Luke 15:11–32

Discussion

  • Sometimes Heavenly Father’s children become lost. (They choose the wrong path for a long time.)
  • When they com back we should love them all the more.
  • Remember it is always better not to get lost in the first place.

Journal Entry

How can we stay found and not get lost?

Activity

Lost sheep craft

Wednesday Devotional

Song

The Wise Man and the Foolish Man (Children’s #281)

Scripture

Luke 16:1–12

Discussion

  • Why should we be honest and diligent with our earthly wealth?
  • It is helping us learn how to manage heavenly wealth and blessings.
  • We should be honest in everything we do. It shows Heavenly Father we can be trusted with even greater blessings.

Journal Entry

How can I be trustworthy?

Activity

Make honesty jars

Thursday Devotional

Song

A Song of Thanks (Children’s #20)

Scripture

Luke 17:11–19

Discussion

  • If you were one of the ten lepers would you have returned to Jesus to thank Him?
  • Why didn’t the other 9 return to show gratitude?
  • What can you do to be more thankful?

Journal Entry

How can I be thankful to the Lord?

Activity

Grateful leper handprint craft – you could also use fingerpaint to make the hands instead of tracing them to add sensory exploration to this activity.

Friday Devotional

Song

I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Hymns #136)

Scripture

John 11:37–44

Discussion

  • Why do you think that Jesus didn’t heal Lazarus before he died?
  • He showed them that he had power over death. This was important because He was going to be resurrected.
  • Does this story help your faith that Jesus is the Son of God?
  • Lazarus just returned from death. He was not resurrected at this time.

Journal Entry

How can I increase my faith that Jesus is the Son of God?

Activity

Raising Lazarus toilet paper game

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 5/1

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 5/1:

Give the children some paper they can use to write or draw things they are grateful for throughout the week.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 5/1

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 5/1 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 5/1

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 5/1

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