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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 5/6 for Kids
Praise to the Man (Hymns #27)
- What is a Seer?
- Use examples like a microscope, telescope or binoculars. What do these objects help us do?
- What can Seers do that we cannot?
- What evidence do we have that Joseph Smith was a seer? What about the living prophets and apostles?
- How can you, like Ammon, speak boldly about the need for prophets, seers, and revelators?
- Last month, we heard from prophets, seers, and revelators in general conference. What messages inspired you? What will you do differently based on what you learned? What did the Lord’s seers say about “things which are to come”?
- Make paper footprints and invite your children to draw pictures on them of things that prophets, seers, and revelators have counseled us to do. Place the footprints in a path around the room, and let your children walk on these footprints. How can a seer be “a great benefit” to us?
Go outside and see what things you can see with a microscope or binoculars.
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 5/6 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 5/6: Mosiah 7:33
But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage.
You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 5/6 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 5/6 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 5/6:
- 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 5/6 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 5/6
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 for Come Follow Me 5/6
- 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.
- Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures.
Who’s on the Lord’s Side? (Hymns #260) verse 2
- King Mosiah’s people were worried about another group of people who had left them several years before. That group went to look for where they used to live before the Lamanites chased them away.
- King Mosiah asked a man named Ammon to go look for them. He found them being slaves to the Lamanites, with a righteous man named Limhi as their king.
- The verses we read are what King Limhi said to the people when the Lamanites held them captive. What did Limhi say to strengthen his people’s faith and hope in Christ?
- Do we feel captive sometimes? We aren’t slaves to anyone, but life can be hard and we can feel trapped. How can we follow King Limhi’s counsel?
- In Mosiah 7:26–27, Limhi explained some of the truths taught by Abinadi. What truths can you identify in these verses? How do these truths affect the way you see God and yourself?
What can I do this week to turn to the Lord?
I Will Follow God’s Plan (Children’s #164)
- King Limhi’s people had tried to go for help, but never found Zarahemla (where King Mosiah lived).
- Instead, they found 24 gold plates in a strange language. King Mosiah translated these plates.
- These plates told the story of the Jaredites, who we will learn about later this year. They left their old land and travelled to the Promised Land across the ocean just like Nephi had done, only they did it many years before.
- They left because they people had been very wicked and tried to build a tower to get to heaven called the Tower of Babel. They didn’t want to work hard to get to heaven. Heavenly Father cursed them by changing all their languages so they couldn’t understand each other.
- The Jaredites started out righteous, but then became wicked and they were all destroyed. The plates that King Limhi’s people found were all that was left.
What do I need to do to go heaven?
An Angel Came to Joseph Smith (Childrens #86a)
- When Ammon met King Limhi, King Limhi asked if Ammon knew how to translate foreign languages. Ammon said he did not because he was not a seer, but there was a seer in Zarahemla.
- Why do you think Limhi was happy and thankful there was a seer?
- A seer is a prophet, but also a revelator who can use the Urim and Thummim if needed (which is how Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon)
- Today the prophet and the apostles are “apostles, seers, and revelators.” This means they receive revelation from Heavenly Father and tell us what we need to do to be prepared.
- Think of ways to complete a sentence like A seer is like a … who helps us … . For example, a seer is like a traffic sign who points us to Jesus.
What is a teaching of the prophet that I can follow this week?
Make your own code for the children to translate. Explain how it is easy because you have the key telling what symbols mean, but could you do it without the key?
Keep the Commandments (Children’s #146)
- The man who left Zarahemla was King Limhi’s grandfather, Zeniff. Zeniff took a group of people to where their ancestors used to live. They made a deal with the Lamanites to let them have that land, but the Lamanites broke the deal and kept trying to capture Zeniff and his people.
- Zeniff was righteous, and he fought against them with the Lord’s help.
- What did the people need to do to have the Lord’s help to protect them?
- What do we do to become physically strong? What does it mean to have “the strength of men”?
- What does it mean to have “the strength of the Lord”? How do we receive the strength of the Lord?
What can I do this week to have the Lord’s protection?
Seek the Lord Early (Children’s #108)
- The reason the Lamanites kept wanting to destroy the Nephites is because Laman and Lemuel made wrong choices, then taught their children lies about Nephi and also how to make wrong choices.
- Our decisions don’t affect just us; they affect all the people who come after us.
- How do the choices by our parents and grandparents affect us? (Tell some conversion stories from ancestors.)
How have I been influenced by one of my ancestors and their decisions?
Primary Children’s Activities for Come Follow Me 5/6
The Come, Follow Me – Home and Church: Book of Mormon 2024 manual suggests that you look at this month’s issue of the Friend magazine for more ideas.
There is also an activity page in this week’s section of the CFM manual.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 5/6
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 5/6 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 Meeting, 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 5/6
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 5/6
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian (or do them in the workbook if you purchased it from Amazon).
- Read Russell M. Nelson, “Your Body: A Magnificent Gift to Cherish,” Liahona, Aug. 2019.
- Read “The Passover” and “The Israelites in the Wilderness” in Old Testament Stories and act them out. How did the Lord help the people in these stories? How can He help us?
- For more examples of how the Lord helps us, select some verses of “Book of Mormon Stories” or “Nephi’s Courage” (Children’s Songbook, 118–19, 120–21) to sing with your children. Help them identify how the Lord helped people in the Book of Mormon—and how He can help us.
- Call a grandparent or other family member and ask them these questions.
- Read Mosiah 7:19 and watch the videos chapters 17 and 18 in “Old Testament Stories” on the church’s website. Talk about how Heavenly Father has always blessed those who follow Him.
- Sing or read “Book of Mormon Stories” and talk about each story and how Heavenly Father protects His children.
- Watch this 5 minute documentary on the Urim and Thummim.
- Go over a favorite General Conference talk from a prophet or apostle. Talk about how the person who have the talk is a seer.
- messages with them to give to loved ones. Make sure you provide the key!
- Invite the children to draw a picture of someone who they feel has the strength of the Lord and share why they drew this person. If appropriate, share the drawing with that person.
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