General Conference Ideas for Young Children
I am so happy to be featuring Kirstylee as a guest blogger today! She has some fabulous ideas on keeping those kids wrangled during General Conference. For more ideas, check out my Pinterest General Conference Fun board, and don’t forget to read my post from April’s conference, as well as ideas for conference that travel well! – Sarah
Hey, my name is Kirstylee and I am a brand new blogger over at Moms Have Questions Too where I answer all of the questions moms have. I just want to take a quick second to thank Sarah for letting me be a guest blogger on her awesome website! This is my very first guest post and I’m so excited to be doing it on Confessions of a Slacker Mom. And now, I have some ideas to help you survive General Conference with young children.
I used to love General Conference. Then, I had kids and I dreaded General Conference (you know what I mean, right). Then I discovered Pinterest and General Conference once again became something I enjoyed. Cheer for Pinterest!! Last April, I discovered (on Pinterest, of course) the idea to make a different activity bag for your child for each speaker during Conference. I did this and after General Conference my four year old (Little Bear) asked me every week for four months when it was going to be General Conference again. I’d say that was a success.
This October, I decided to create several preschool aged printables to go in Little Bear’s activity bags and I also put together several activity bags for my toddler, Smiley Man (1). Here are a few of the activities that will be going in their General Conference Activity Bags.
Additional Preschool ideas you may like:
Additional toddler ideas you may like:
More General Conference Ideas:
If you have older children, I really like these General Conference packets. In fact, I printed out a copy of the Junior Primary Age Packet for each of the kids in my CTR 7 class. Sugardoodle also has some great General Conference packets. I also love this idea for General Conference treat buckets and I’ll probably use it once my kids are a little older. Of course, the ultimate resource is Sarah’s General Conference Fun Pinterest board. There are some amazing ideas on that board!
Good luck with General Conference this weekend! Remember that pre-planning on your part will make for a much happier and quieter General Conference. Pssst, that means you actually get to listen. ;)