Come Follow Me 5/3/2021 – 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 5/3/2021.

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 5/3 for Kids

Song

Family History—I Am Doing It

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 47

Lesson

  • 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?

Activity

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?”

Treat

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:

Monday Devotional

Song

We Welcome You (Children’s #256)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 46:1–6

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

What can I do next Sunday to make someone feel more welcome at church?

Activity

“Making a New Friend” hidden images

Tuesday Devotional

Song

The Seventh Article of Faith (#126b)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 46:7–25

Discussion

  • 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.)

Journal Entry

What are some of my gifts of the Spirit?

Activity

“The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit” word search

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Every Star Is Different (Children’s #142)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 46:26-33

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How can I use one of my gifts to help others?

Activity

Gifts of the Spirit paper plate craft. You can add your own gifts, not just the ones the scriptures list.

Thursday Devotional

Song

Family History—I Am Doing It (Children’s #94)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 47

Discussion

  • 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.

Journal Entry

(See activity.)

Activity

Rubber-Band Books

Friday Devotional

Song

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

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 48

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How can I share what I have with others?

Activity

Coloring Page: “I Can Share 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

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