Come Follow Me 5/31/2021 – 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 5/31/2021.

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 5/31 for Kids

Song

Smiles (Children’s #267a)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 61:36–39

Lesson

  • These verses are about happiness. What reasons does the Lord give for why people should be of good cheer?
  • Sometimes when we’re sad, it’s hard to be happy. What can we do when we’re sad to help us be happy?
  • What should we do if we see someone else who is sad?
  • President Lorenzo Snow, a former prophet, said, “When you find yourselves a little gloomy, look around you and find somebody that is in a worse plight than yourself; go to him and find out what the trouble is, then try to remove it with the wisdom which the Lord bestows upon you; and the first thing you know, your gloom is gone, you feel light, the Spirit of the Lord is upon you, and everything seems illuminated.”

Activity

Write or draw pictures of things that bring them joy and collect them in a “good cheer” jar. (Be sure to include pictures of the Savior and reminders of His love for us.) Throughout the week when family members need a reminder of reasons to be happy, they could choose something from the jar.

Treat

Make sour cream sugar cookies and after putting on the cream cheese frosting, use sprinkles, m&ms, etc. to make smiley faces on them.

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 5/31 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 5/31: Doctrine and Covenants 61:36

And now, verily I say unto you, and what I say unto one I say unto all, be of good cheer, little children; for I am in your midst, and I have not forsaken you;

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 5/31 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 5/31 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 5/31:

  • 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 5/31 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 5/31
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 5/31
  • 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

Every Star Is Different (Children’s #142)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 60:1-3

Discussion

  • In June 1831, Joseph Smith held a conference with the elders of the Church in Kirtland.
  • There, the Lord organized some of the elders into companionships and sent them to Jackson County, Missouri.
  • Many of the elders did so diligently, but others did not. What did the Lord say about them?
  • What does the Lord want me to do? How can I share my talents instead of hiding them?

Journal Entry

What is a talent God has given me that I can share this week with others?

Activity

Talents paper chain

Tuesday Devotional

Song

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

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 60:4-17

Discussion

  • The Lord was disappointed that some of the missionaries didn’t open their mouths and share the gospel when they had the chance. Why do you think they didn’t?
  • Have you had a time where you wish you had made a different choice?
  • The Lord was disappointed in them, but then He tried to inspire and motivate them to do better next time.
  • What encouraging messages do we read in these verses?
  • What can we do when we want to give up?

Journal Entry

What is something I can work harder at today instead of giving up?

Activity

Find It! activity

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Come, Come, Ye Saints (Hymns #30)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 61:1–6

Discussion

  • On the way back to Kirtland, Joseph Smith and other Church leaders had a life-threatening experience on the Missouri River.
  • The Lord used this opportunity to warn and instruct His servants. 
  • What does He say?
  • How can this help us trust in Him in our difficult circumstances?

Journal Entry

What is something I can trust God about this week?

Activity

Trust in God coloring page.

Thursday Devotional

Song

Master, the Tempest Is Raging (Hymns #105)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 61: 14–18, 36-39

Discussion

  • The Lord’s warning about the dangers His people could face while traveling to Zion on the Missouri River, which was known at that time for being dangerous. 
  • This warning should not be interpreted to mean that we should avoid traveling by water. The Lord has “all power,” including power over the waters.
  • Remember when we learned about the apostles on the boat and a storm came and Jesus calmed the waves?

Journal Entry

When has God calmed a storm in my life?

Activity

Jesus calms the storm pin wheel

Friday Devotional

Song

I Will Follow God’s Plan (Children’s #164)

Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants 62

Discussion

  • Sometimes the Lord gives us specific direction, and other matters He leaves up to us to decide. 
  • What do these verses teach us about this?
  • Have we noticed in it our lives?
  • Why is it good for us to make some decisions without specific direction from God?

Journal Entry

How can I be better at making good choices without being told?

Activity

Obedience object lesson

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 5/31

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 5/31:

Invite the children to practice sharing the gospel with a family member. For example, they could share something they learned in Primary.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 5/31

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 5/31 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 5/31:

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 5/31

  • Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
  •  Read Saints, 1:133–34 about the experience Joseph and the brethren had on the river.
  • Play the game I Have Many Talents. Use this image to put in the bag to draw.
  • Read “Missionary Work: Sharing What Is in Your Heart,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2019, 15–18.
  • Make the “I Have Talents” finger puppets.
  • With older children, go through the free workbook we offer in our Facebook group to set goals in each of the 4 areas of Christ’s development. (Goes along with the Primary and youth goals program.)
  • Write or draw pictures of things that bring you joy and collect them in a “good cheer” jar.  When you feel sad, pull a reminder out of the jar to help you feel better.
  • Print out the Bright Idea Poster: “Everyone makes mistakes. Heavenly Father will help me learn and grow and try again.” (February 2019 Liahona and Friend). Hang it somewhere in your home to help remember to forgive one another.
  • Read “The New Adventures of Matt and Mandy” (January 2014 Friend). Mandy didn’t like practicing piano, but playing was starting to be fun.
  • Watch the video Video: “God Will Lift Us Up”. Rather than focus on her medical condition, Brittany has found comfort in serving others and trusting in the Lord.
  • Read about imperfect early Church leaders in “Ezra Booth and Isaac Morley,” Revelations in Context, 133)
  • Read these stories in the Friend about people having a good attitude during difficult times.
  • “Key to Happiness” (September 2012 Friend) coloring page to find the secret message about happiness.
  • Study President Thomas S. Monson’s article “A Treasure Map” (September 2004 Liahona and Friend). Before doing this activity, draw a map of three places in your home. Write down clues that will guide your family to these places. Go to each place and hide something that represents President Monson’s advice. (For example: place #1—a picture of grandparents for “learn from the past,” place #2—a piggy bank for “prepare for the future,” place #3—a box wrapped as a present for “live in the present.”) Give the clues and map to your family and have them search for the treasures. When they arrive at each hiding place, talk about President Monson’s message for that spot.

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