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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 5/9 for Kids
- 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?
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.
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:
- 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?
What can I do to have a good attitude today?
- 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?
How do I know when I receive revelation instead of my own wants?
- 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?
What can I do to be optimistic about a difficult situation??
- Book of Mormon prophets knew the story recorded in Numbers 21:4–9 and understood its spiritual significance.
- What do 1 Nephi 17:40–41; Alma 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?
How can I make sure I am looking at Christ to receive spiritual healing?
Coloring Page – Moses and the Brass Serpent
- 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?
What temptations do I have, and how can I resist them?
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
- Do this week’s free activity pages from Color Me Christian
- Read or listen to Dallin H. Oaks, “Two Lines of Communication,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2010, 83–86.
- Watch or read “Chapter 22: Forty Years in the Wilderness”
- The 40-Year Journey – Find your way through the wilderness to the promised land
- Afraid of the Giants – Find your way through the grape cluster maze
- Twelve Spies wordsearch
- Word Scramble for Joshua Explored the Promised Land
- Joshua and Caleb Coloring Page
- Use craft sticks to make your own brass serpents
- Make a brass serpent with pipe cleaners
- Moses and the brazen serpent coloring page
- Make brazen serpents with pipe cleaners and beads
- Print out and make the wilderness story wheel
- Make paper bag donkeys and act out the story of Balaam and his donkey
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