Come Follow Me 5/8/2023 – Devotionals & FHE for Children
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- Family Home Evening
- Scripture of the Week
- Primary Challenge
- Sunday Activity Ideas
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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 5/8 for Kids
When We’re Helping (Children’s #198b)
- Discuss why leaders should serve those they are in charge of.
- Talk about what it would be like to be a prince or princess.
- What would be their responsibilities?
Play Simon Says
Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 5/8 for Kids
Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 5/8: Matthew 19:20
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Here are some ideas for marking your scriptures. You can download these tracing sheets as a PDF.
Devotionals for Come Follow Me 5/8 for Kids
Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 5/8 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 5/8:
- 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 5/8 daily devotionals:
- Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 5/8
- Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 5/8
- 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.
Please note that this week there is a section on divorce in the personal study section. We will not touch on this topic with young children, since it is extremely sensitive and difficult for many families. However, please read the section and prayerfully consider if you should discuss it with your children. If so, then you may want to consider replacing the Thursday or Friday devotional with the topic of divorce.
You might also enjoy these Come Follow Me Workbooks for Kids:
I Love to See the Temple (Children’s #95)
- Marriage between man and woman is ordained of God
- Heavenly Father wanted his children to grow up in families.
- He created man and women to make those families (through marriage) when they are grown up.
What can I do to prepare to be married in the temple?
Come Follow Me (Hymns #116)
- The rich young man already kept all of the commandments. But what more did Jesus ask him to do?
- Is it enough just to be good?
- We have to follow Jesus too. What kinds of things are stopping you from following Jesus?
How can I follow Jesus today?
Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel (Hymns #252)
- Was it fair that they all got paid the same even though some of them worked longer?
- This is a parable that sometimes people are obedient their entire lives, but others don’t repent and follow Christ until later in their lives. But both can gain the Celestial Kingdom.
- It is important to work for our own salvation and not compare ourselves against anyone else.
How can I focus on my salvation today?
A Child’s Prayer (Children’s #12)
- Jesus was tired, but he still wanted to be with the little children.
- How does it feel to know Jesus loves you so much?
How do I see Jesus’s love for me in my life?
“Give,” Said the Little Stream (Children’s #236)
- Is money important?
- Is it bad to have riches? No, but it is bad to trust in riches?
- What does it mean to trust in riches?
How can I use my riches to help others?
Camel through the eye of a needle sewing activity (scroll about halfway down)
Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 5/8
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 5/8:
Invite the children to show their families that they love them, perhaps by writing a note or doing a kind act of service.
Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 5/8
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 5/8 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 5/8
Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 5/8
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Watch this video: (Christ and the Rich Young Ruler)
- Jesus Blessed the Children coloring page
- Watch this video: (The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard)
- Jesus and the Rich Young Man coloring page
- The Rich Young Man Word Search
- Jesus Loves Me Berry Much free printable craft
- Rich Young Ruler word scramble
- Read or watch Chapter 42: The Rich Young Man
- Coloring page: “Jesus Blesses the Little Children” (October 2013 Liahona and Friend)
- Rich Young Fool wants vs needs
- Jesus loves the little children craft
- Coloring page: “Jesus Christ Blesses the Little Children” (January 2013 Friend)
- Trust God beaded bracelets
- Camel through the eye of a needle cross-stitch
- Parable of Vineyard Workers Maze
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This is exactly what I was looking for! This will be perfect for my 4-year old and 2-year old. Thank you!!