General conference is a fantastic opportunity to sit at the feet of living prophets and hear the word of the Lord. By preparing early, we can create a culture of family attention and participation. Here is a collection of activities you can use to help engage your children in the general conference experience. Each of the pictures links you to the original site and post where I found the idea. Click through to those sites to learn about each activity.
Before you get too carried away, keep this in mind: Just pick a few activities that seem like a good fit for your own children and family. If you try to do too much, you will stress yourself out and then find yourself highly disappointed and annoyed when it doesn’t go like you planned it all out in your mind during your sleepless preparations. In the end, conference is supposed to be a reverent learning experience and not a three-ring circus, so work hard to create a healthy balance.
1. Countdown to conference FHE Activity.
2. Prepare by Asking Questions
3. Conference Countdown “Calendar”
5. General Conference Trivia Game6. Ideas for preparing children spiritually for Conference
8. Study The 14 Fundamentals of Following the Prophet
9. Basket and Bags that children do during each speaker
11. GC Infographic
14. Draw pictures/notes from each talk and hang by picture on wall
15. GC paper dolls (with word bubbles to add quotes)
16. Living Prophet Memory Game
17. Toddler ideas like magnetic letter matching
18. Questionnaires for each session
19. General Authority “Go Fish”
20. Preschool Activities including Word Hunt
25. Fantasy General Conference Brackets
26. Guessing the Statistics (and other ideas for each session)
27. Word Search/Puzzle Activities for various ages
28. General Conference Wall using Gospel Art Kit
31. GC Bracelets (and other activity ideas)
32. The Ultimate Guide to Conference with Kids
33. Sugardoodle.net: The motherload of packets and printables for conference
ONE TWO TO GROW ON:
How to prepare YOURSELF for General Conference
And a Dieter F. Uchtdorf talk: “General Conference—No Ordinary Blessing” Great ideas about preparing spiritually.
God bless you as you prepare for and participate in General Conference. I know God lives, that his Church has been restored, and that as we act upon the things we learn in conference, we will be blessed with power and protection and treasures of knowledge.
9 thoughts on “33 General Conference Activities for Children”
Cool! Thanks for compiling all of them into one post. 🙂
I think I just officially go overwhelmed! 🙂 But I am excited for conference! I’ve got work to do! I love your prepare yourself post! It is greatness!
Don’t get overwhelmed! Several of the ideas are YOURS, so you’ve already got a good handle on what works in your family. Just keep the rest of these in your back pocket for when you need to shake things up. 🙂
I love all of your ideas! I totally agree with the idea of not doing too much. One year I felt more like a day camp leader than a listener at conference because I was directing my children too much in various activities. Another idea that our family has loved is: http://www.lovelaughinspire.blogspot.com/2012/03/dinner-with-latter-day-apostles.html
We do a couple apostles for April conference because we also have Easter to contend with usually and we do all of the apostles for October conference.
We were having a tough time enjoying all of conference because the children all needed attention at one time or another,so I spoke with my daughters about the conference packets and notebooks I had pinned. We tried them in Oct. For the first time. The children enjoyed them, and we were so happy with the results. Well worth the effort. Even the two year old was happier and more occupied and interested. Thank you for all your ideas. I will be sharing them!
Great ideas. Found you on Mormon Mommy Blogs. Just what I was looking for today. I have a Mommy Blog too and I think this is great. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the ideas! I’m going to try the baggie idea this year–I did a version of it last year, and I think it went well.
Great ideas! For several years, the kids have listened for words or topics and gotten an m&m for listening. This year, we’ve decided to step it up (ESPECIALLY since Easter was last Sunday and we’ve had more than enough candy in our house) and I put together something similar to this:
and then I’ve done a conference activity scavenger hunt. (So, when they are listening to a talk on faith, rather than getting candy for the word, we’re planting seeds in cups, etc.) I’m also going to use the primary print question page above. Brilliant. Can’t wait to hear how your weekend goes!
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