Thursday, May 30, 2019

Come Follow Me: John 13-17 (June 3-9)

This week for Come Follow Me we are covering John 13-17.  This went really well with two of my primary lessons from last year so I am reusing a lot of those activities.  They are kind of my favorite so I'm excited about that.  I'd love to know what activities work for your family and what you would like to see more of.  I'll try super hard to work those things in these lessons.  Oh and if you happen to have any pictures or something that worked for you pop in and share on my facebook page or tag me on instagram (and while you're at it someone give me a lesson on how to use instagram haha).  Anyway I'd LOVE to see you and your family :)  You are all the greatest and thanks for stopping by!

Love One Another Tic Tac Toe: Print out your tic tac toe board, the page of x's and o's, and question cards.  I recommend cardstock for durability. Divide the class into two teams.  One side will be the x's and the other the o's.  The teams will take turns picking and answering a question.  If they get it correct they will place their X or O on the board.  First to get 3 in a row wins.  There are enough cards and some blank ones that it can be played a few times.

Coloring pages: I have three options for you. I have some extra ideas for these two pages.  The first can be colored and cut into puzzle pieces.  Hide around the room.  Let your kids find them and work together to put the pieces together.  You can also make one for each person so they can have their now puzzle.  The second page is a fill in the blank coloring page.  Help your kids answer the question "I can show love by..." and write their answers in the hearts.  The third page is just a regular coloring page :)

Sing or watch this video of the song "Love One Another."

This would be a great activity to start the week!  Letter Hunt: I hope this activity will help the children see that Jesus served others throughout his life. 
Prep-print and cut out letters. I also suggest that you bring pictures that go with each example if available.

 There are a few ways you can do this:

1. Treasure hunt and follow clues around your home or church. On the back write the clues to each spot-one reverence suggestion would be to have the clue on a separate piece of paper that way they are not leaving to find the next clue before you are ready for them to go. And Hide your clues before class- try to mix up the order of the letters.
*I did not include clues because I’m terrible at coming up with them haha .  You will need one to start and I suggest before the last clue is given say something to let them know there is only one left. Some sample clues: This is where you go if you get thirsty, Lights out its time for bed, The final clue can be found if you need a little shade. You can get a lot more creative with these…did I mention that clue writing is not a talent of mine 😊

(example of how to start your lesson)
While on earth Jesus provided the perfect example of how we should live. As we follow him we become more like him. Read John 13:15 (mini printable included). Today we are going to follow the clues and discover what he is asking us to do. At this point give the first clue. Quietly walk to the first spot and let them look for the letter. Once found read the example on the front. Ask your family/class if they can tell you the story-show the picture if you brought one. Once done read the next clue. Don’t forget to take the letter with you. Continue until all the letters have been found. Take the letters back to class and work together to put them in order to spell “service”.

This would be a great time to tell the story of Jesus Washing the disciples feet or watch this video (about the first 50 seconds-we'll cover the Last Supper next week). You can pick up again at minute 3:30 to hear him teach the 12 to love one another and additional parts of these chapters.

Story Cards-in last years primary manual there was a story about Joseph Fielding Smith serving his mom.  I included the story and some cute story cards.  Print the cards and cut apart.

Service Go Fish or matching game: Each picture corresponds with a question or scenario.  In both games when the full set of matches are found ask the question that goes with the card.  For the match game print 2 of each page on cardstock.  Take turns finding a match.  Go fish will take a little more time to play but it will be something fun and new.  You will need to print 4 of each page on cardstock.  The instruction are in the download in case you need a refresher.  *If you are short on time OR have young kids print 2 instead of 4 sets for the go fish game.  I played this with my class last year and they loved it!  I look forward to pulling out this week and playing with my kids.

"super server" cards: Print and let your  kids color and pass out as they serve (or leave anonymously).  Let them know as they serve others they are like a super hero to the person they help.  There is a boy and a girl option with 4 cards per sheet.  These are black and white and made to be colored.  Print one page per child.  My 5 year old helped me color these samples on the computer-I think she did pretty good!

I love this video clip .  It from the Church's Light the World initiative.  Its a pretty amazing way to show the Saviors examples of service next to ways we can serve like him.

I also love this video clip called Dayton's Legs.  Another great video about service.

Holy Ghost Match Game:  I will admit I have camping activities swirling through my head and as a result we are playing a camping themed game to learn more about the Holy Ghost.  Its a fun matching game using camping supplies to learn ways the Holy Ghost helps us. Lets fill our backpack with these tools so we can recognize the Holy Ghosts presences in our life.   Print the 3 pages on cardstock or back with construction paper.    Mix the cards up and play like a regular match game EXCEPT if you pick an animal card your turn is over. You don't want to take any animals home in your bag! Pull the animal card out and the next player tries to find a match.  Once a match of camping supplies is found think of a way it relates to the Holy Ghost.  See if you can find all 6 matches before all of the animals are found!  How fun would it be to finish the night with smores!
(UPDATE: I've added an extra page to include a flashlight and some more animals if you want to use them.  It came as a request and she plans to use it to teach that the Holy Ghost can be like a light to guide us)

As always if you have any questions or trouble with the download please let me know.


  1. Thanks so much again! I love your website!

  2. These look great and so much fun! You are awesome - thank you for sharing all your ideas and for creating such great printables!

  3. Thanks for making this awesome website to help kids learn the Come Follow Me lessons. I have a horrible time coming up with ideas for lessons and have terrible stage fright. Your lessons are so creative and fun it doesn’t feel like I’m working hard to prepare and can focus more on what’s important about the lessons.

    1. Thank you so much! I'm so happy I can help:)

  4. Thank you so much for the free printables!!

    1. You are very welcome:) Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Thank you Crystal! You mention a video above that doesn't have a link (The one from Light The World), would you be able to include the link please! Love your page!

    1. I'm so sorry about that! I just updated both videos with a link. Thanks for letting me know :)

  6. I found your site a couple of months ago, I've used several of your ideas and visuals. The kids loved the animals and camp visuals representing the purpose and role of the Holy Ghost. They took turns turning over one of the pictures, then leaving it on the board if it wasn't something we would take camping or put it in the backpack if it was. We had a very interactive discussion about the Holy Spirit. At the end of the class, each child picked one of the cute animal pictures to take home. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and talents with primary teachers. -Tracy

  7. Thank you Tracy for sharing this and for taking the time to email me. I love hearing how you are able to use this ideas to teach your primary class!