April 2012 LDS General Conference- Kids Party

I am behind posting this. However we did conference with our kids along with another family. So really in total we just had 4. Ranging in ages 3-12.  We haven’t ever really had our kiddos watch conference and we want to change that. So we decided to have a conference party. That got the younger 3 excited. The 12 year old knew what we were up to.

We still had fun. They girls asked when can we do this again. So YAY for us 2 moms for this conference.

5 buckets purchased from the $1.00 area of target. We filled them with 5 different candies.  And attached signs on the front. Most of the cute graphics came from Melonheadz LDS Illistrations.

We did the words – Family, Prophet, Temple, Scriptures & Faith.

Every time they heard the word in the talks they could take 1 candy out of that bucket. That was a hit. Even when they were laying down they were at least paying attention enough to hear words. WOOHOO definitely a great game.

Also from the 1.00 section of Target I found cute little paper journals. They actually used them to take notes or drew what they saw at the conference. :) Again using cute graphics from Melonheadz and glued on labels to the front of the journals.

I made individual conference packets. From many different sources. I don’t remember where. I just searched in Pinterest for “conference packets” and Then based on their age I would print off pages that looked like something they would like to do. So I used about 5 different websites- each packet was different except for the 2 girls. They are the same age. But for the 3 yr old and the 12 yr old I had more age appropriate activities to do during conference. Word searches etc. They loved that as well.

Table all set for them. I put their names on a cup to collect their candies in as they heard the words. Crayons were on the table to work on their packets. They brought pillows to sit on around the table to watch conference. The rule was they had to basically keep quiet and busy and stay in the same room with us. We didn’t want to set the bar too high as this was the 1st conference we asked them to sit thru. We really should have started earlier for them. But best to start somewhere right?

Here are 2 of the girls busy with their packets and listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir :)  The boys were there too. Just not in the photo. They were laying out on the ground comfortable but listening. Even the 3 yr old did very well. :)

So we will be doing this “conference party” again in October :) I will call this  a successful event :)

7 Responses to April 2012 LDS General Conference- Kids Party
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  2. Carmel Chen
    May 8, 2012 | 4:30 pm

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing, Mary Beth! I always have my children watch Conference, and they each have a different Conference Packet or journal, but I like the other ideas here too. :)

  3. Stephanie
    March 6, 2013 | 5:28 pm

    I love these ideas. I used to do the conference packets on sugardoodle but my tween kids have now outgrown those…the packets were ignored last Oct. I like the journal and candy bucket idea. One other thing I do is make cinnamon rolls every conference. I rarely do that…so it is a treat!

  4. Caren with a C
    March 29, 2013 | 3:58 am

    These are great ideas for children that are quiet by nature, but this last conference my sister-in-law did a candy bingo game when the kids heard different words mentioned and it really took the spirit away from the meeting as they were too noisy and too concerned with filling their bingo card and getting their candy then listening to the message. I think quiet activities that don’t involve talking and candy are best for keeping the spirit while watching.

  5. Stacey Pyne
    April 3, 2013 | 12:15 pm

    as I am getting geared up for the upcoming general conference this Sunday, I saw your cute and wonderful ideas to do. I love the candy idea, we do candy too, but I love this way better so they can listen for a certain word. I do have a question though….I LOVE the font you used on the packets, bucket and notebooks and wanted to know what it’s called?!?!?!? I’m hoping it’s a free one off of like DaFont.com or something so I can download it cause it’s so super cute and I want it!! =)

    Thanks for sharing your fun and cute creative ideas!!

  6. C&MB
    April 3, 2013 | 3:12 pm

    It is called pharmacy. And it is a free font found online :) <3

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