Come Follow Me 5/9/2022 – 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 5/9/2022.

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You can get all of the devotionals here.

Last week’s devotional

Family Home Evening for Come Follow Me 5/9 for Kids

Song

I Think the World Is Glorious

Scripture

Numbers 13–14

Lesson

  • Moses sent 12 spies to check out the promised land.
  • 10 reported only bad things and 2 (Caleb and Joshua) saw the good as well.
  • Have each kid go to the front of the house and write or draw what they see (independently)
  • Then have each kids show their report. We all see things differently, but we can choose to see the positive as well as our concerns.
  • How is this tied to our faith?

Activity

See Lesson

Treat

Eye Spy jello

Scripture of the Week for Come Follow Me 5/9 for Kids

Work on memorizing this scripture with your children during the week for Come Follow Me 5/9: Numbers 14:9

Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not.

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

Devotionals for Come Follow Me 5/9 for kids

Remember that these are guidelines for you to use in your daily Come, Follow Me 5/9 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 5/9:

  • 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 5/9 daily devotionals:

  • Explore the footnotes for each of the scriptures listed in Come, Follow Me 5/9
  • Ask additional discussion questions found in the Personal Study section of Come, Follow Me – For Individuals and Families for Come Follow Me 5/9
  • 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

Follow the Prophet (Children’s #110) verse 5

Scripture

Numbers 11:4–6, Doctrine and Covenants 59:15–21

Discussion

  • The Israelites ended up being in the wilderness for 40 years. It wouldn’t have taken them to walk it straight across, but they weren’t righteous enough yet.
  • The book of Numbers describes some of what happened during those 40 years, including lessons the children of Israel needed to learn before entering the promised land.
  • Is our attitude ever similar to the attitude of the Israelites in these verses?
  • How can we make sure to have a good attitude?

Journal Entry

What can I do to have a good attitude today?

Activity

Forty Years in the Wilderness

Tuesday Devotional

Song

The Still Small Voice (Children’s #106)

Scripture

Numbers 11:11–17, 24–2912

Discussion

  • What problem did Moses face in these verses? How was it solved?
  • Why do you think Moses wished everyone was a prophet? Does this mean we should all be called as prophets?
  • We can each receive revelation from God for ourselves, but not for the entire church.
  • What happened when the people tried to go against the prophet?
  • How can we receive revelation?

Journal Entry

How do I know when I receive revelation instead of my own wants?

Activity

Twelve Spies word search

Wednesday Devotional

Song

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam (Children’s #60)

Scripture

Numbers 13–14

Discussion

  • Why did the people want to give up and go back to Egypt?
  • They were so close to the Promised Land, but they almost wanted to give up because it seemed impossible!
  • Are we ever pessimistic like the Israelites?
  • What type of spirit did Joshua have?
  • How can we follow the examples of Caleb and Joshua?

Journal Entry

What can I do to be optimistic about a difficult situation??

Activity

Joshua Explored the Promised Land Match Game

Thursday Devotional

Song

I Need My Heavenly Father (Children’s #18)

Scripture

Numbers 21:4–9

Discussion

  • Book of Mormon prophets knew the story recorded in Numbers 21:4–9 and understood its spiritual significance.
  • What do 1 Nephi 17:40–41Alma 33:18–22; and Helaman 8:13–15 add to your understanding of this story?
  • It was so easy to look on the brass serpent and live, but some people were too stubborn to do something so simple and died because of it.
  • In what ways are we too stubborn, proud, or hard-hearted? How can we be more humble and look to Christ?

Journal Entry

How can I make sure I am looking at Christ to receive spiritual healing?

Activity

Coloring Page – Moses and the Brass Serpent

Friday Devotional

Song

Dare to Do Right (Children’s #158)

Scripture

Numbers 22:5–7, 15–18, 3823:8, 12, 26;  24:13 31:16

Discussion

  • When Balak, the king of Moab, learned that the Israelites were approaching, he called for Balaam, a man known for pronouncing blessings and curses.
  • Balak wanted him to weaken the Israelites by cursing them. He tried to convince Balaam.
  • How are Balak’s words similar to Satan’s temptations?
  • How did Balaam respond at first? What is impressive about this response?
  • Eventually Balaam gave into Balak’s tempting and issued the curse.
  • How can we be stronger than Balaam?

Journal Entry

What temptations do I have, and how can I resist them?

Activity

Balaam finger puppets

Primary Children’s Assignment for Come Follow Me 5/9

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 5/9:

Invite the children to share something with their families, such as a picture, a scripture, or a song, that shows what they learned in Primary.

Sunday Ideas for Kids for Come Follow Me 5/9

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 5/9 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 5/9:

Sunday Kids Activities for Come Follow Me 5/9

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