Saturday, September 7, 2019

Come Follow Me: 2 Corinthians 1-7 (September 9-15)

The weeks are flying by and I can't believe fall is just around the corner.  Looking at the activities I planned for the week it looks like I must be ready for a new season :)  This week for Come Follow Me we are covering 2 Corinthians 1-7. I pulled a couple of topics from the Individual and Family and the primary manual.

I can forgive others (2 Corinthians 2:7–8, 10) This was a cute story from last years primary manual.  I included some cute puppets to you to use as you tell the story.  Cut around the box and add a craft stick.  

To follow up with the story we are going to play a roll and cover game.  You can play as a group or print one per person.  The idea is to roll a dice.  If you land on the number 6 ask question number 6 from the review question page.  If they answer correctly they get to cover the leaf with the number 6 on it.  The next person will roll.  If the number is already covered move to the next person.  If its not covered then ask the question that goes with that number.  To cover the leaves you can use pompoms, candy, glass gems, etc.

You can find additional activities on forgiveness here.

I believe in being honest. (2 Corinthians 4:1–2

I included some bracelets for the kids to decorate.  Print, cut, and tape around the kids wrist after they color it. (idea from primary manual)

This is one of my favorite stories to use to teach about honesty.  I've shared this before but but added the story and recipe page in the download.  Print and cut the story cards apart and show while you read or summarize the story.  I found it here. The applesauce cookie recipe is one my mom made when we were young. They are delicious and perfect for fall!

This game is probably my favorite I've ever done and probably my kids favorite too. Game: We are using this fun "Pinocchio" inspired game to learn a little more about honestly.  This game was included in this primary lesson post (lots of honesty activities included) .  My class had so much fun that I wanted to use it with my kids.

 Print the 2 board games (the girl and boy) and situation cards. Cut the cards mix them up. I'm going to toss them in a brown paper bag.  You will also need blocks, legos, or something you can stack.
Briefly tell the story of Pinocchio and that when he told a lie his nose would grow.  Divide into two groups and give one board to each team.  Take turns drawing a card.  Read the situation.  If the child was dishonest add a block where the nose would be.  If the child was honest take a block away.  Keep going until either a certain number of questions have been asked, a set time period, or you run out of blocks haha.  The team with the smallest nose wins!

My trials can be a blessing. (2 Corinthians 1:3–74:6–10, 17–187:4–7) As I was reading this it reminded me of when Joseph Smith was in Liberty jail. I love the scriptures D&C 121:7-8 and 122:7.  As I was studying for this week I also found this talk that I really liked and went well with this topic. 

This can be a little tricky for young ones to understand.  It reminded me of a baby bird hatching and how that struggle helps them survive.  Start by explaining this process (more help on this in the download).  Discuss some hard things they have had to do and how it has helped them.  Then play this cute baby bird matching game.  You will match the baby bird color to the same color of egg.  If you want you can save your discussion for the game and as they find a match they can share something hard they have done or do and how it blesses them.
This quote from Elder Holland came to my mind this week and its one of my favorites.  I included a printable and there is a video that goes along with the talk.  I love any time I can hear and have my children hear the voice of the prophet and apostles.  There is a special spirit that comes as we listen to them speak.  You can find the video here
"he is a new creature" 2 Corinthians 5:17  I love this scripture and I love the suggestion in the individual and family manual  "Can your family think of—or find—examples in nature of things that go through remarkable transformations and become new creatures? What do these examples teach us about how the gospel of Jesus Christ can change us?"  To help you out I included some fun puzzles for you and your family to complete.  Print and cut the puzzles.  (I recommend cardstock) mix them up and see if you can find the correct transformation.  If there is a need for black and white let me know or if you want the names of the stages written on the puzzles please let me know :) 

That is all for this week.  As always I hope there is something that will work for your family or primary class.  Also thank you for being patient with me as I posted these ideas a little later then usual.  You all are the best!  If you have any questions or trouble with the download let me know!


  1. Wow!!! I love this! So helpful for my kids, my class and others in my life going through some major things... thank you!!!

  2. I love every single idea!! I think this FHE is going to be longer this week :D Thank you so much!!

  3. You seriously are the best! Thank you for making busy moms lives a little easier! Love this so much! ����

  4. Thank you for sharing your ideas. My family has loved them plus my primary kids have as well.

  5. Your ideas have helped me so much! Thank you for sharing your talent! My primary kids have loved your games and activities.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas! You are amazing!

  7. Love everything you do! I'm so excited about this lesson. Thank you so much! You're amazing.

  8. Just stumbled on this today, thank you so much, I am brand new to teaching primary, teaching the 5 year olds and it makes me quite nervous, thank you so much for being so giving with your time and talents witht he rest of us, you are amazing, I honestly pray you will be blessed for being so giving