Monday, October 5, 2009

Activity for General Conference

I had a success with making a few activities for the kids to do during General Conference, and I thought I would share them with you.
The First Presidency and 12 Apostles Activity

So if you search online for General Conference activities you find a lot of activities geared toward children who can read. So I found a site that had all of the General Authorities and made this activity. Basically your child puts the picture of the speaker in the right place on the board. I only did the First Presidency and the 12 apostles since you know they will speak, but don't know who else they will select to speak. Now I made this pre-schooler friendly by putting a small picture of the apostle next to their name on the name card. So if they can't read they just have to match the pictures. You can also see that I made the name cards removable too, so when they get older they have to put them in the correct order and so that when an apostle dies then you can just add a new one by printing a new picture and name card. I did laminate the cards and put Velcro on the backs to make it stick.

My 4 year old daughter loved this activity and she was able to do it with little instruction. She also learned some of the names of apostles that she didn't previously know.

If you like this idea I would love to share it with you. I can save it in PDF format and send it to you in an email and you can print it out and get it ready for the next conference. Let me know if you want a copy.

We also did a word Tally game (the words were pictures on the sheet, since she can't read), they got a treat for each word they tallied. My 2 year old son was also able to do this with some help as well. I found this online, but laminated it so we could use one sheet for each talk and wipe off the dry erase marker each time.

Then when the word Tally game wore off, we just had them listen for key words and they received a M& M for each time they heard the key word and told us. For example, the key words might have been...Christ, Lamanites, Love, Heart....etc. The kids loved this one of course. We used one key word per talk or sometimes I would use two.
Another activity that only the 4 year old could do with help was this match game below where they drew a line from the name to the picture of the apostle. I would read the name and she would draw a line to the correct apostle. She enjoyed this game as well.

This is the first conference that I think my 4 year old has paid attention too. It was such a success I had to share and if you want a copy of the first activity just let me know.


  1. Oh my goodness, April! That is such an amazing idea. I'm gonna have to do that one of these days. I'll add it to my ten page list of things to do. Is there anything you can't do?? :)

  2. April this is such a great idea! I didn't know you were so creative like this!