Come, Follow Me Activities
March 2023

Come, Follow Me Activities,” Friend, Mar. 2023, 6–7.

Come, Follow Me Activities

For home evening, scripture study, or just for fun!

The Storm

A boy and a girl tossing a ball on a blanket

Illustration by Katy Dockrill

For Matthew 8; Mark 2–4; Luke 7

Story: Read the story of Jesus Christ calming the storm on page 46 or in Mark 4:36–41. Talk about ways Jesus brings you peace.

Song: “I Feel My Savior’s Love” (Children’s Songbook, 74–75)

Activity: Stand in a circle and hold the sides of a blanket. Put a ball on the blanket and gently toss it around, like the ship was tossed on the waves. Take turns telling the group to go fast, slow down, or “be still.”

Miracle Guessing Game

Three folded pieces of colored paper

For Matthew 9–10; Mark 5; Luke 9

Story: Jesus Christ performed many miracles. He healed a man who couldn’t walk. He brought a dead girl back to life. He healed blind men. (See Matthew 9.) What other miracles did Jesus do?

Song: “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” (Children’s Songbook, 57)

Activity: Write down some of Jesus’s miracles on slips of paper and put them in a bowl. Pick a paper, read the miracle on it, and draw a picture of it. The others can guess which one it is!

Working Together

Two children carrying a basket

For Matthew 11–12; Luke 11

Story: Jesus Christ said, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). A yoke helps two animals pull something together. When we choose to follow Jesus, He can help us with our trials.

Song: “If the Savior Stood Beside Me” (ChurchofJesusChrist.org)

Activity: Ask someone to move a heavy object across the room. Then have them move that object with someone’s help. Talk about how our burdens are lighter when we turn to the Savior for help.

Write Your Own Parable!

A notebook and pencil

For Matthew 13; Luke 8; 13

Story: Jesus taught the gospel using stories called “parables.” One story He told was about how a tiny mustard seed can grow into a big tree (see Matthew 13:31–32). What was He teaching? What other parables did Jesus teach?

Song: “If I Listen with My Heart” (ChurchofJesusChrist.org)

Activity: Parables can help us understand the gospel better. Turn to page 8 to write your own parable. Share your parable with family members or friends.

More Than Enough

A sliced loaf of bread

For Matthew 14; Mark 6; John 5–6

Story: Once Jesus Christ spent all day teaching people. Everyone was hungry. But they only had five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus blessed the bread and fish, and the disciples shared it with the people. There was enough food for more than 5,000 people! (See Matthew 14:15–21).

Song: “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus” (Children’s Songbook, 78–79)

Activity: Make your favorite bread recipe, or try the one on page 8. Notice how something as small as yeast makes the whole loaf of bread bigger. How has Jesus made your small efforts big?