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- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 5/16 for Kids
- Even though the Isrealites encountered many challenges, they were very blessed by the Lord.
- In what ways have we been blessed?
- Make a list of all the blessings the family has.
- How can we remember that the Lord is the source?
Write in your journal an entry about your blessings.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 5/16 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 5/16: Deuteronomy 6:5
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 5/16 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 5/16 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 5/16:
- 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 5/16 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 5/16
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 5/16
- 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:
- This week we will talk about the end of Moses’s life and the last things he taught the children of Israel.
- Moses was worried as they entered the Promised Land that the people would not remember all the wonderful things the Lord had done for them, since they would have it easier.
- What counsel does Moses give to help them remember the Lord?
- How can we remember the Lord?
What things has the Lord done for me that I should remember?
Coloring Page: “My family is blessed when we remember Jesus Christ.” (December 2009 Liahona and Friend)
- Moses also worried the children of Israel would harden their hearts.
- What do we learn in these verses about how they should feel about the Lord?
- How can we love the Lord with all our hearts?
How can I show the Lord my love today?
Write a love letter to God
- These verses give specific ideas about how we should help the poor and needy.
- We don’t do some of them today, but our attitude about helping the poor is important.
- What does the Lord want us to learn from these verses?
- How can we put some of these into practice?
What can I do to help someone today?
Make blessings bags
- Peter, Nephi, Moroni, and the Savior Himself all commented on this prophecy.
- Those comments are found in Acts 3:20–23; 1 Nephi 22:20–21; Joseph Smith—History 1:40; 3 Nephi 20:23.
- What do we learn about the Savior from these verses?
- How is the Savior like Moses?
- What can I do to be like the Savior and Moses?
What can I to today to follow the Savior’s example?
- Even though Deuteronomy 34:5–8 says that Moses died, latter-day understanding clarifies that he was translated, or changed so that he would not suffer pain or death until being resurrected (Alma 45:18–19).
- When Christ was on the earth, he took Peter, James, and John to the Mount of Transfiguration. There, Moses gave them the keys of the Priesthood.
- Then when Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet, those three came and gave him the same Priesthood that Moses gave them.
- Why is it important that the Priesthood be passed on by the laying on of hands?
- How has this Priesthood blessed our lives?
What can I do to live worthy of Priesthood blessings?
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 5/16
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 5/16:
Invite the children to pretend you are a member of their family, and ask them to tell you one thing they learned in class today. Encourage them to share what they told you with one of their family members when they get home.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 5/16
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 5/16 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 5/16:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 5/16
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “A Yearning for Home,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2017, 21–24.
- “Christmas Service” (December 2010 Friend). Find people doing service on Temple Square.
- Coloring Page: “I’m Trying to Love My Neighbor” (October 2015 Friend)
- “Service Project” (November 2009 Friend). Find hidden pictures in this illustration of two boys cleaning up around their meetinghouse.
- “Serving Like Christ” (April 2009 Friend). Look for words about service in this word search.
- “Be Thou an Example” (November 2010 Friend). Decipher this code to find out how you can be an example.
- Coloring Page: “Jesus Christ is the perfect example for me.” (April 2011 Friend)
- Coloring Page: “My family and I can serve others.”
- Make God’s Eye crafts with craft sticks and yarn as a way to remember the Lord and know that He remembers you and is watching out for you.
- “I Will Remember Jesus Christ” (December 2009 Liahona and Friend). Create a booklet to write down things learned about Jesus Christ in the sacrament hymns.
- “Remembering Jesus Christ during the Sacrament” (June 2007 Liahona and Friend). A wheel depicting various scenes which can help children remember Christ as they partake of the sacrament.
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