Lesson 15: Come Follow Me

Lesson

Primary 2 Lesson 15: Come Follow Me- The purpose of this lesson is to strengthen each child's desire to follow Jesus. 

Teaching Thoughts

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  • Use the coloring pages below to show something Jesus has done then ask how we can follow His example. 
  • Use the interactive story pieces to get your class involved in the lesson- included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.
  • Make flip flops out of pipe cleaners and foam cut outs to represent following Christ (or head to the dollar store for some real ones).
  • Bring butcher paper with the words, "I will follow Jesus." Then have your class walk over the the banner, leaving their footprints behind. Since paint would be too messy for church, you can try some chalk on the bottom of their shoes before walking across so it leaves a bigger mark. Just be careful- it will rub off easily! 

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Teacher Study

"Followers of Christ" by Elder Dallin H. Oaks

"We Follow Jesus Christ" by Elder Quentin L. Cook


Music

"Come Follow Me"- Hymn #116 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"I'm Trying to be Like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing it.

"I'll Walk with You"- Children's Songbook pg. 140

"Love One Another"- Children's Songbook pg. 136 or Hymn #308 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Keep the Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 146

Videos

"Christ and the Rich Young Man"- About 2 1/2 minutes long

"Come Follow Me"- Elder Holland's words, 2 minutes long

Follow Him- An Easter Message about Jesus Christ (about 2 minutes)- This one come out this year and is perfect for this lesson. 

The Coat (about 2 minutes)- Story about giving selflessly to help another (about Heber J. Grant)


 
 

My Primary 2 Lesson 15 handout packet includes

  • I Will Follow Jesus scene to color- Get the children to add themselves in the boat or running to shore to follow Jesus. They can also add some fish stickers in the water and net. Tired of coloring pages? See how you make them so much more with these 6 ways to use the same coloring page.
  • 3 sets of footprints as per the preparation section of the manual

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Activity Ideas

Follow Jesus Christ- Make a kindness bouquet

Star Puzzle- For older classes, solve the puzzle (answer is Come Follow Me)

Going on a Errand for the Lord- President Monson shares a story then look at the pictures to see how you can help.

I Can Follow Jesus Christ's Example- Use the picture to show ways that we follow in His footsteps.  Journaling activities for the older classes as well. 

What Does Jesus Christ Want me to Do?- Color the picture then make the slider to remember to follow in His footsteps.

"You Found Me, Bishop!"- Use the story from President Monson and the activities with it- one is a story with pictures.

The Prince of Peace- Can make this booklet as a reminder to follow Him

Listen to a Prophet's Voice- About following the prophet but you can tie it into follow in the Savior's footsteps; a fun craft and coloring project.

Following the Savior's Path- Pictures to talk about the Savior's life and ways to follow Him.

I'll Follow Him in Faith- Poster to print 

"Come Unto Christ"- Make this viewer for a reminder

"I'll Follow Him in Faith"- This is a cross stitch pattern but you can use it as a coloring sheet- the shapes as different colors.

What can I do to follow Heavenly Father's plan for me?- Read these answers from Elder Richard G. Scott- poster

I Obey Jesus Christ Because I Love Him- Fill out the 10 commandments on these tablets

Keep the Commandments- Figure out the commandment in this word puzzle

Commandments- Paste the picture in the right box. 

Showing the Way- Maze and story from President Thomas S. Monson

Living the Commandments- Make 3 jars with these labels then write down when you notice people keeping these commandments and add it to the jar. You could do this for a couple of weeks.

Coloring Pages

I Am the Light of the  World

I Follow Jesus Christ in Faith when I Make and Keep My Baptismal Covenant

I Have Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (children gathered around Jesus)

Jesus Calms the Tempest

Jesus Christ is Baptized

Jesus Walks on the Water

Jesus Teaches the Parable of the Lost Sheep

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Follow His Example and Keep His Commandments