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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 5/17 for Kids
- Play a short game together (card or board game with rules)
- Talk about how fun the game would have been if someone had been cheating.
- Why is it important to ‘deal honestly’ with others?
- How does honesty help us be one?
Part of the lesson
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 5/17 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 5/17: Doctrine and Covenants 51:19
And whoso is found a faithful, a just, and a wise steward shall enter into the joy of his Lord, and shall inherit eternal life.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 5/17 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 5/17 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 5/17:
- 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 5/17 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 5/17
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 5/17
- 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:
- We talked about the Law of Consecration, when people were asked to give what they had to the Church, and then the Church divided everything up and gave people back what they needed.
- The people had stewardship over the parts they got back – that means they were responsible for taking care of it and treating it well.
- We don’t have the Law of Consecration today, but we are often given stewardship over different things. A Primary teacher has stewardship over their class. A parent has stewardship over children. The bishop has stewardship over their ward.
- What do we have stewardship over?
How can I improve in my stewardship?
“Sharing Time: A Day with the Bishop” (August 1990 Liahona and July 1989 Friend). Cut out pictures of things a bishop might do and paste them in the correct squares. Follow his footsteps to see the many things he does.
- Lots of people were saying they were having spiritual manitifestations (for example, angels appearing to them).
- The Saints didn’t want to be tricked, so they asked how they could know if something was from God or from Satan.
- What does the Lord say in these verses?
How can I be contrite in my prayers?
“I Can Pray to Heavenly Father” (May 2017 Friend)
- Some of the Saints were gathering to Ohio. Leman Copley was one, and he let the Saints live on his land.
- But Leman broke his covenants and kicked the Saints off his land.
- What does the Lord tell the Saints about this situation?
- When have we had times that someone has hurt or injured us or our feelings? Does this apply?
What should I do when someone hurts me?
“I Forgive You” (September 1994 Liahona and Friend)
- William W. Phelps was a printer. He and his family came to Kirtland.
- What did the Lord ask him to do?
- In addition, he also wrote several of the hymns in our hymnbook, including the one we sang today. Look at the list here.
- How did William’s talents bless the Saints and us?
- What are some of the talents we each have?
Hw can I use my talents to bless others?
“Log Cabin” (November 2016 Friend).
Dearest Children, God is Near You (Children’s #96) especially verse 2
- In these verses, the Lord spoke both to the rich and to the poor.
- What does he say to the rich? What does He say to the poor? Is either one better than the other?
- What do each of us need to do to be blessed of the Lord?
How can I be pure in heart?
Coloring Page: “I Can Tell the Truth” (September 2018 Liahona and Friend)
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 5/17
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 5/17:
If the children seemed to enjoy one of the activities today, suggest that they repeat that activity at home with their families.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 5/17
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 5/17 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.
Here are some activities that go along with this week’s topic in Come Follow Me 5/17:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 5/17
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Look at this map of Missouri and Ohio to see the places the Saints were gathering. Then look it up on Google Maps and calculate how long it would take to walk, ride a bike, and drive to each location.
- Watch Chapter 21: A Revelation to Settle in Missouri: May–June 1831 to see what was going on with the Saints during this time.
- Sing several of the hymns that William W. Phelps wrote. Talk about why he might have written those words.
- Show the children an example of a pattern (such as a pattern for sewing clothes or making something), and talk about why patterns are helpful. Read Doctrine and Covenants 52:15–18 and talk about the Lord’s pattern. Then make something from a pattern.
- Coloring Page: “I Can Pay Tithing” (August 2016 Liahona and Friend)
- Do this forgiveness object lesson to show how when we don’t forgive, it slows us down.
- There are several different forgiveness activities in this post here.
- Read these stories from the Friend magazine about bishops.
- “Ellie Helps Clean the Church” (December 2018 Friend). A story of a young girl who helps her family clean the church building. Includes a simple activity.
- Read “A Banner of Faithfulness” (February 2010 Friend). Talk about how he could have asked to be removed from his calling, but he didn’t. Sometimes our stewardships are difficult, but the Lord will always help us fulfill them.
- Read “He Said He Would Help” (March 2010 Friend). Discuss how this home teacher fulfilled his stewardship.
- Read “Prayer Power” (March 2019 Liahona and Friend). Talk about how it’s important to pray for those who have stewardship over us. You can also read “Sustaining Bishop Sheets” (February 2007 Liahona and Friend) for more ideas.
- Talk about how difficult it must have been for people to move to Kirtland. Read “A Gathering of Saints” (March 1993 Friend) to understand more of what they went through.
- “Gathering to Zion” (July 2007 Friend and Liahona). Cut out pictures of pioneers and put them on a map based on how they got to Zion.
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