Come Follow Me 5/17/2021 – Devotionals & FHE for Kids

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 5/17/2021.

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 5/17 for Kids

Song

I Believe in Being Honest

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 51:9

Lesson

  • 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?

Activity

Part of the lesson

Treat

Dominoes brownies or dice brownies (depending on what game you chose to play)

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.

Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. Download the scripture tracings PDF here.

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:

Monday Devotional

Song

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

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 51

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How can I improve in my stewardship?

Activity

“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.

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Teach Me to Walk in the Light (Children’s #177)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 52:14–19

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How can I be contrite in my prayers?

Activity

“I Can Pray to Heavenly Father” (May 2017 Friend)

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Help Me, Dear Father (Children’s #99)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 54

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

What should I do when someone hurts me?

Activity

“I Forgive You” (September 1994 Liahona and Friend)

Thursday Devotional

Song

Now Let Us Rejoice (Hymns #3)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 55

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

Hw can I use my talents to bless others?

Activity

“Log Cabin” (November 2016 Friend).

Friday Devotional

Song

Dearest Children, God is Near You (Children’s #96) especially verse 2

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 56:14–20

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How can I be pure in heart?

Activity

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

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