Come Follow Me 5/8/2023 – Devotionals & FHE for Children

Daily devotionals, Family Home Evening (FHE), and Sunday ideas for kids and young children that go with Come, Follow Me for 5/8/2023.

If you find these Come Follow Me 5/8 devotionals and other ideas for kids useful, please share them with others!

You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotionals

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Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 5/8 for Kids

Song

When We’re Helping (Children’s #198b)

Scripture

Matthew 20:25–27

Lesson

  • 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?

Activity

Play Simon Says

Treat

Queen of puddings

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:

Monday Devotional

Song

I Love to See the Temple (Children’s #95)

Scripture

Matthew 19:4-6

Discussion

  • 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.

Journal Entry

What can I do to prepare to be married in the temple?

Activity

Build the SLC temple

Tuesday Devotional

Song

Come Follow Me (Hymns #116)

Scripture

Matthew 19:16–22

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How can I follow Jesus today?

Activity

Rich young ruler mini book

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel (Hymns #252)

Scripture

Matthew 20:1–16

Discussion

  • 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.

Journal Entry

How can I focus on my salvation today?

Activity

Laborers in the vineyard coloring page

Thursday Devotional

Song

A Child’s Prayer (Children’s #12)

Scripture

Matthew 19:13-15

Discussion

  • Jesus was tired, but he still wanted to be with the little children.
  • How does it feel to know Jesus loves you so much?

Journal Entry

How do I see Jesus’s love for me in my life?

Activity

Jesus loves the children hearts

Friday Devotional

Song

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

Scripture

Mark 10:23–27

Discussion

  • 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?

Journal Entry

How can I use my riches to help others?

Activity

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

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  1. This is exactly what I was looking for! This will be perfect for my 4-year old and 2-year old. Thank you!!

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