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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 5/3 for Kids
- Why is important that we keep a history of what happens to us an our family?
- You could share some examples from your own journals or from a family member.
- What are you doing to record important events and experiences?
Use some of these prompts to create a journal entry. You can help write those for younger children as they dictate or they could draw pictures.
“What happened this week that you would like your grandchildren to know about?”
“How did you see the Lord’s hand in your life this week?”
Jane Austen apple puffs (a dessert like our ancestors may have made)
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 5/3 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 5/3: Doctrine and Covenants 46:30
He that asketh in the Spirit asketh according to the will of God; wherefore it is done even as he asketh.
Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 5/3 for kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me / 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 5/3:
- 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 5/3 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 5/3
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 5/3
- 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:
- Sometimes people come to church for the first time. What does the Lord say about making new people feel welcome?
- Even when there are no new people, sometimes others feel alone at church, even if they have been coming a long time. How can we help them?
- What are you doing to make your Church meetings places that people want to return to?
What can I do next Sunday to make someone feel more welcome at church?
“Making a New Friend” hidden images
- All of these things are gifts of the Spirit.
- How do we get gifts of the Spirit? Can we get more?
- What are some gifts that we each have? Are all gifts on this list? No! (For ideas of other gifts of the Spirit, read this talk.)
What are some of my gifts of the Spirit?
“The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit” word search
- Yesterday we learned about the gifts of the Spirit and what they are.
- Why do we get gifts of the Spirit? What does Heavenly Father want us to do with them?
How can I use one of my gifts to help others?
Gifts of the Spirit paper plate craft. You can add your own gifts, not just the ones the scriptures list.
- John Whitmer’s calling to keep a history of the Church has always been a calling in the Church, such as Nephi, Moses, and Abraham. Prophets are always told to write the things that happen.
- Who benefits when a history is written down? What do we learn by reading about the history of the Church?
- We should also write our own history for ourselves and our descendants. We should also research the history of our ancestors.
- The Saints in Ohio were commanded to share their land with those who were moving to Ohio from the eastern United States.
- Many of those who were coming didn’t have anything. But many of those asked to share didn’t have very much, either. How do you think they felt about this revelation?
- What can we share to meet the needs of others? How will we be blessed?
How can I share what I have with others?
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 5/3
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 5/3:
Encourage the children to ask family members at home about a spiritual gift that they feel they have been given. Also encourage the children to pray and seek for a gift of the Spirit they would like to develop.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 5/3
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 5/3 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 5/3:
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 5/3
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read these Conference talks about gifts of the Spirit (scroll halfway down the page)
- Watch “The Coat: A Story of Charity”
- Make a family journal to write down things you learn when you do family scripture study.
- Read “There Shall Be a Record Kept among You,” Ensign, Dec. 2007, 28
- “Family History Mystery: The Mystery of the Journal”. Find out if your parents and grandparents kept a journal and copy one of their stories. Then use these ideas for writing in your own journal.
- “Sharing Pencils” (September 2016 Friend). Find the hidden objects.
- Read “The Red Cupcake” (May 2019 Friend) and discuss as a family what you can do to help share with others.
- Make blessings bags as a family.
- Watch President Uchtdorf: “Gifts of the Spirit Come to the Obedient“
- “The Gift of the Holy Ghost” Includes an activity to cut out cards about the gifts of the Holy Ghost, decorate a box or bag to look like a gift, draw a card every day, look up the scripture, and fill in the blanks.
- Watch Spiritual Gifts | Peggy S. Worthen from BYU Speeches
- Do this gifts of the Spirit keyring to help learn the 7th Article of Faith.
- Fill out this gifts of the Spirit worksheet and use your own words to describe each gift. Or you could write examples of how you can demonstrate each gift.
- Watch Chapter 20: Gifts of the Spirit
- Look up more YouTube videos about gifts of the Spirit
- “For Young Children: Miguel’s New Primary” (March 2010 Liahona and Friend). A story and finding activity about a boy who begins attending a new ward.
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