Come Follow Me 5/23/2022 – 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 5/23/2022.

If you find these Come Follow Me 5/23 devotionals and other ideas for kids useful, please share them with others!

You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotional

Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 5/23 for Kids

Song

Lead, Kindly Light

Scripture

Joshua 4:3, 6–9

Lesson

  • When the Isrealites crossed the Jordan river miraculously, the Lord told them to gather 12 stones from the river and take them with them so that they and their children would remember.
  • What miracles do you want to remember?
  • Go outside and have each person get a stone.
  • You can then write on them or decorate them to help you remember something special. (baptism, testimony, talk, answer to prayer, etc)

Activity

See Lesson.

Treat

No-bake chocolate rocks

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 5/23 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 5/23: Joshua 24:15

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 5/23 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 523/ 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 5/23:

  • 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 5/23 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 5/23
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 5/23
  • 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

I Will Be Valiant (Children’s #162)

Scripture

Joshua 1:1–9

Discussion

  • The Israelites reached the Promised Land, and Moses was translated. Joshua was called to be the next prophet and to take them into the Promised Land.
  • Imagine what it might have been like for Joshua to be called to replace Moses.
  • What did the Lord tell Joshua to give him comfort and encouragement?
  • How can we apply these words to ourselves?

Journal Entry

How can I have courage?

Activity

God’s Promise

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Dare to Do Right (Children’s #158)

Scripture

Joshua 2

Discussion

  • Rahab was the ancestor of both King David and Jesus Christ.
  • Early Christians saw Rahab as an example of the power of both faith and works.
  • How did Rahab have faith? What works did she do to show her faith?
  • How did her works and faith save her and her family?
  • What roles do our faith and works play in our lives and the lives of others?

Journal Entry

How can I show my faith today by my works?

Activity

Rahab Word Search

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Onward, Christian Soldiers (Hymns #246)

Scripture

Joshua 3–4

Discussion

  • How is the Lord mighty? How can I see His might in my life?
  • Why did they need to purify themselves before crossing the Jordan River?
  • Why didn’t the water part until their feet were in it? How does this apply to me and walking by faith into the darkness?

Journal Entry

What wonders can I look for today?

Activity

God Stopped the Jordan River Jigsaw Puzzle

Thursday Devotional

Song

Behold, A Royal Army (Hymns #251)

Scripture

Joshua 6–8

Discussion

  • These chapters deal with battles over the lands of Jericho and Ai.
  • How can these be similar to the battle we fight against sin and temptation?
  • What do we learn about the power of God and how to access it?
  • Is there an “accursed thing” in my life that I need to remove?

Journal Entry

How can I access God’s power today?

Activity

City of Jericho worksheet

Friday Devotional

Song

Who’s on the Lord’s Side? (Hymns #260)

Scripture

Joshua 23–24

Discussion

  • After dividing the promised land among the twelve tribes of Israel (see Joshua 13–21), Joshua gave them his final teachings.
  • What warnings, counsel, and blessings does Joshua give the people?
  • How can I apply them to my life today?
  • Considering everything the Israelites had been through, why do you think Joshua chose to tell them these things at the end of his life?
  • What do you find that inspires you to “cleave unto the Lord”?

Journal Entry

Which of Joshua’s teachings can I work on today?

Activity

God Stopped the Jordan River Jigsaw Puzzle

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 5/23

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 5/23:

Invite the children to choose something you talked about that they would like to share with their family. Encourage them to think of a way they can share it this coming week.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 5/23

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 5/23 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 5/23:

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 5/23

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