Come Follow Me 5/22/2023 – 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 5/22/2023.

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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 5/22 for Kids

Song

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

Scripture

Matthew 25:1–13

Lesson

  • Discuss the parable of the wise virgins.
  • What does each item represent? Here are some ideas to get you started:
    • Virgins = church members
    • Bridegroom = Christ
    • Oil = testimony, good works
    • Wedding = Second Coming

Activity

Hide oil droplets made out of paper around the house on things that could help strength your testimony. (scriptures, hymns, church clothes, etc) Have the kids go find them.

Treat

Bowl of ice cream filled with drops of chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, etc.

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 5/22 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 5/22:

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 5/22 for Kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 5/22 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 5/22:

  • 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 5/22 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 5/22
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 5/22
  • 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

When He Comes Again (Children’s #82)

Scripture

Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:23

Discussion

  • Do scary things happen sometimes? Do you worry about bad things?
  • What did Jesus say about these things?
  • Do we need to be worried about Jesus’s Second Coming?

Journal Entry

How can I prepare for the Second Coming?

Activity

Create a 72 hour kit with each child to be physically prepared

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Redeemer of Israel (Hymns #6)

Scripture

Luke 21:29–36

Discussion

  • We always need to be doing our best to make right choices. We can’t procrastinate.
  • Who knows when Jesus will come again?
  • Are you excited?

Journal Entry

How can I make right choices today?

Activity

Ascension craft (it works for the Second Coming, since we don’t believe in the traditional idea of the Ascension)

Wednesday Devotional

Song

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

Scripture

Matthew 25:14–26

Discussion

  • In Jesus’s time a talent was a large amount of money.
  • This parable tells us how we should use our talents.
  • What are your talents? How can you use them to help other people?

Journal Entry

Activity

Download the talents PDF file and choose one of the activities on the second-to-last page

Thursday Devotional

Song

Have I Done Any Good? (Hymns #223)

Scripture

Matthew 25:35-40

Discussion

  • When we serve others, who are we serving?
  • What can you do to help others?

Journal Entry

How can I serve comeone today?

Activity

Make a paper chain of the gifts and talk about how they can be used to help others

Friday Devotional

Song

Search, Ponder, and Pray (Children’s #109)

Scripture

Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:22, 37

Discussion

  • Satan will try to trick us into believing good things are bad and bad things are good.
  • By studying the word of God (scriptures and what the prophets teach) we will not be deceived.
  • Before Jesus comes again, the gospel will be preached in all the world.  How can people know the missionaries are telling the truth?

Journal Entry

Who can I share the gospel with today?

Activity

Color a map of the world and mark where there are temples or missions.

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 5/22

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 5/22:

Ask the children to share with their families ways they can be better missionaries and talk with their families about people they can share the gospel with.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 5/22

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 5/22 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 5/22

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 5/22

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