Thursday, September 24, 2009

General Conference Activities for Kids-Temple Sewing Card and First Presidency Coloring Page

LDS General Conference can always be a tough time for kids. It can be difficult to keep them quiet and reverent during sessions for two days. We can all use some ideas and activities to keep the little ones interested and engaged. There are a lot of conference resources out there. I created a couple of small activities for the little kids.

First off, I made a temple sewing card by adding dots to a Salt Lake temple image from Mormon Share. I printed it on a piece of 4x6 photo paper so it would have some strength. Then, laminated it using clear contact paper. Then, I punched holes where the dots were.

I took a piece of 3/8 inch ribbon and rolled one end and taped it so it would be like the end of a shoelace. Then, I tied it to the bottom corner.

Then, I gave it the ultimate test with the little guy. He loved it!

Salt Lake Temple Sewing Card
Click picture above to print a 4x6 sewing card

I also wanted a President Monson coloring page. Many of the ones I had seen did not look much like him, or did not have him smiling. Many of the pictures are so serious and I wanted my little boy to see his prophet happy and full of love. I found this picture of the First Presidency from the press conference when President Thomas S. Monson was called and immediately fell in love it. I threw it in to Photoshop and played with it until it looked like something to color.

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Click thumbnail above to print 8.5x11 page

Here are a whole bunch of other great General Conference Activities and Packets: Friend Activities and Conference Packet

Deseret Book activity packet

Sugardoodle's Packet for 7-12 year olds

Conference Bingo

Conference Reverence Tents

General Conference Coloring Book

Conference Chase Game

I hope you have a wonderful conference next weekend!! I know I am looking forward to it!


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The Harris Family said...

Great activities. I am excited to use them next week.

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

These are all such wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing. I just love your blog so much I just have to follow you now.

Brooke said...

Michelle, you have the cutest ideas! I love them. I'm going to have to save them for when Jackson is bigger :)

Anonymous said...

This was very helpful! I'm compiling General Conference Packets for all the kids my husband home teaches. Your ideas and links were the best source I found. Thanks!

raising4boys said...

Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful links! I love Conference weekend too :) Now I'm all prepared, lol!

Becky said...

I'm totally using this! Thanks for the ideas!

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Harrison's said...

Thanks so much for such great ideas!! I just linked to your blog from sugardoodle and I'm so happy to have another great resource. Thanks for taking the time to share!!

Brittany and Brandon Knapp said...

Awesome ideas! I can't get the temple download to work though.

Michelle Barneck said...

@Brittany If you click the temple thumbnail image it will take you to photobucket where you can either right click and save or there is a link to download on the right sidebar.