As individuals and families in other countries make sacrifices and prepare to travel in order to see (and sometimes only hear) the broadcast of a living prophet speaking to them, I recognize I’m fortunate to live at the center of this special world-wide conference.
On April 5th and 6th (2014), the 184th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be translated into 94 languages and broadcast to 197 countries|territories. Over half a million households in North America will watch the conference from home, and over 100,000 attendees will gather to the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It is a broadcast to the world, for members and nonmembers alike.
Where you can watch the April 2014 General Conference? Click here.
General Conference is made up of five 2-hour sessions. Needless to say, attending and listening with young kids can be a challenge. This week I’m joining with 13 bloggers to share our ideas on how to make the most of this important weekend. We’re sharing activities, recipes, and traditions. We’ll also be inviting you to participate in an amazing Giveaway you won’t want to miss.
I will so confess to my contribution being really simple.
As you find great activities your kids really enjoy, collect the supplies in a fun container.
For less than $7, you can pick up a plastic treasure chest bin from Walmart in South Jordan (UT).
It comes in blue, lime green, orange, pink, and red.
These colored and lettered plastic beads have holes large enough for little hands to thread.
Colored pipe cleaners keep the beads from slipping off, and give little ones a chance to practice color matching.
A sister-in-law with 3 young kids swears by these, so this conference we’re going to see what we can create with marshmallows and toothpicks.
If you can make cookie dough the day before, you can enjoy letting the kids play with cookie cutters and decorate cookies while you listen to conference.
All of the supplies you see above came from Walmart. Once I find a few quiet activities for the little hands and bodies at my house, I think of ways to use them to teach a simple gospel lesson. These activities can also fall between gospel lessons.
I’m so glad you hopped over for our post! Below you can find more great posts from our bloggers. Then, don’t forget to come back tomorrow for an incredible Giveaway!