The first weekend in April our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has a special conference. They have many speakers and beautiful musical numbers. It is a time for us to listen to talks from messengers of our Heavenly Father to reflect on our lives and better ourselves.
Conference weekend is one of my favorite times of the year (April and October). I want my kids to look forward to learning from these inspired leaders as well. It can be a challenge for them to keep their attention for hours on end. This year I searched for some excellent ideas to keep the kids busy. Snacks, activities, games, etc. I might even add some extra snacks for the hubs and I.
I gathered up 15 Gallon sized Ziploc bags, on each bag I wrote a name of one of the apostles. I wandered around our house and put one activity or a snack in each bag. Occasionally I was really organized and put an activity that related to the specific apostle.
|Thomas S. Monson||Goldfish Crackers (Monson likes to fish)|
|Henry B. Eyring||Watercolor Painting (Eyring enjoys painting)|
|Dieter F. Uchtdorf||Airplane Figurines (Uchtdorf is a retired pilot)|
|Russell M. Nelson||Book of Mormon Story Flashcards|
|Dallin H. Oaks||Books (Oaks loves to read)|
|M. Russell Ballard||Prophet Information Puzzle|
|Robert D. Hales||Melissa and Doug Lacing|
|Jeffrey R. Holland||Fruit Leather and Apostle Flashcards|
|David A. Bednar||LDS Family History Coloring Book (Bednar baptized his Dad)|
|Quentin L. Cook||Seek and Find Nephi Book and Sensory Seek and Find Bag|
|D. Todd Christofferson||The Friend Magazine|
|Neil L. Andersen||Ritz Bitz|
|Ronald A. Rasband||Boogie Boards|
|Gary E. Stevenson||Pipe Cleaners and Spice jars|
|Dale G. Renlund||Dry Erase Letters and Number Books|
We had a great conference this year. I think we will do something similar in October but change some of the activities around. I wasn’t sure how effective our activities would be but I was pleasantly surprised.