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General Conference Activity Ideas Round-Up 10/2019

Church of Jesus Christ General Conference Round-Up; October 2019; Simply Family Home Evening

Guys! It's almost General Conference time!!! I look forward to General Conference like other people look forward to Christmas. Seriously I should have a count down in my house or on my phone or something. 😂 

I love all of it! The Spirit that comes into my home, being rejuvenated by the word of God as our leaders speak, I especially love having church in my jammies! October Conference is also extra special for us because we are usually camping and there is nothing like listening to the Lord's Prophet and Apostles surrounded by golden aspen trees with the sun shining on your face and warming your whole body straight through on a chilly fall day! You can say there are better things about Conference - sadly, you would be wrong. It's fantastic!

The struggle is real though when you so desperately just want to listen to Conference and you have little people that just are not old enough to listen and sit still for 8 hours of church. It's not their fault! Any other time I would be so angry at myself for letting the TV take priority over my kids and they already know that. They know they come first so why not during General Conference? Why can't I talk and play with them?

Well we've had some discussions over the years and as they have gotten older they understand why General Conference is so important but still - the whole 8 hours of Sacrament meeting type meetings is a little more then they can be expected to handle. 
So if you're in the same boat this post is for you! We've hooked up with some fabulous bloggers and brought you some of our favorite ideas as we've scoured Pinterest. We tried to get a good range of activities for younger to older children and we hope some of these ideas will help you. - Oh did we mention that all of them are FREE?!

You're Welcome!


General Conference Activity Ideas Round-Up
October 2019


Our first two activity ideas are from the same website. They were both so awesome we couldn't pick just one. My LDS Preschool is such a great resource! This first idea is another post link ours with a TON of ideas - BUT - they are ALL from My LDS Preschool and they're for the age group I desperately need ideas for the most - toddlers! They came up with all these awesome ideas and put them out there for you to use for free! How awesome is that? Seriously you need to check this one out!


Church of Jesus Christ General Conference Round-Up; October 2019; Simply Family Home Evening



So now that you've basically figured out what you're going to do for General Conference in a few weeks.... 😂 Here is another awesome idea from My LDS Preschool! I love this one because it creates a tradition you can build on or re-visit each Conference weekend. I don't want to spoil all the details but let's just say it has to do with food! 🙌🤸‍♀️ Definitely check out this idea!


Church of Jesus Christ General Conference Round-Up; October 2019; Simply Family Home Evening


This is our contribution to this fun collection of ideas. I've seen versions of this on a few different blogs like The Things I Love MostCraft Critters, and Little Family Fun check them out for other variations and ideas. 
You will start out with 15 containers or bags, each with a picture of a member of the First Presidency or Quorum of the Twelve on the outside. They are all prepared in advance with coloring pages, puzzles, treats, other activities etc. inside the bags. (Hint: pretty much all the ideas we've linked to in this post can be used in these bags.) 
When the speaker whose image is taped to the outside of that container or bag speaks, the kids get to open it and use what is inside. We have had a lot of fun with this in our family the last couple years. We have some photo cards that have information about that General Authority on it available here on our site. If you print them out they make great cards for the front of your containers and also give the older children who can read something to look at and study as they listen to the speaker.


Church of Jesus Christ General Conference Round-Up; October 2019; Simply Family Home Evening



We love the Teepee Girl printables! Have you seen them? They are just BEAUTIFUL!!! She even has a set of coloring pages that she offers absolutely FREE! They are so great for all ages, whether you like to stay in the lines or not. 😉


Church of Jesus Christ General Conference Round-Up; October 2019; Simply Family Home Evening
Free LDS coloring pages

ALSO!!! If you find yourself hanging out on her website checking out all the awesome printables she has then it would be totally worth it to sign up for her weekly newsletter because - BONUS - you get this awesome "I Spy Temples" printable absolutely free!
Church of Jesus Christ General Conference Round-Up; October 2019; Simply Family Home Evening
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This is probably a better activity for between sessions or before Conference but I love knowing more about our leaders and I wanted to suggest it. I feel like we can love them more fully when we get to know who they are as people. My older primary kids will remember things and start to make connections, "Mom that's the guy who..." and then suddenly they want to listen for a few more minutes. This collection of videos can be found on the Church's website. There is a video for almost every member of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. I'm hoping the others will be added so we'll have one for each of them!

Church of Jesus Christ General Conference Round-Up; October 2019; Simply Family Home Evening

BONUS TIP!!
Did you know that all the pages of The Friend Magazine can be printed off from ChurchofJesusChrist.org? It's awesome! You can go back and print off activity pages from previous issues and while you're there don't forget to check out the current September issue. It has this fun game that the kids can play in groups of two. You can even print off multiple ones so they could play a game each session!
Church of Jesus Christ General Conference Round-Up; October 2019; Simply Family Home Evening


Well there you are! I hope those ideas can help you have a better General Conference experience then maybe you have had in the past. Or maybe it will just help you mix it up a little and throw in some new activities. I hope when you visit these other wonderful blogger's sites that you will choose to follow them on your favorite social media or sign up for their email lists. They all have such amazing content! Also, let them know we sent you and thank them for providing free content. It always means so much to us to know that the hard work we put into printables, games and posts is useful and valued by others.

Have a great General Conference weekend and we will see you back here with more Simply Family Home Evening lessons next week!

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