When I was preparing this blog post I asked my Oldest what General Conference was. “Yeah, yeah I know what it is Mom.” “INDULGE ME, what is it?” “It’s when church is canceled and we stay home and watch the prophets on TV in our pajamas.” Yuuup, that pretty much sums it up ;).
General Conference can always be a challenge with little ones. I have a brilliant friend who came up with the idea of having general conference stations. She has 4 stations (one for each child) and after each talk they rotate stations. During the hymns they get a treat or snack. How smart is that? So today I am here to share an activity that would be perfect for one of those stations…or just to do in general while watching General Conference 🙂
You’ll need a few different options for your child to add to their “trail mix” as they watch general conference. We used peanuts, m&ms, raisins and marshmallows. Other great add ins are dried fruit, any kind of nut and chocolate chips. Similar to general conference bingo, when they hear certain “buzz” words, they add different ingredients to their trail mix. My children are mostly motivated by food so I’m hoping this will keep their interest, for a time anywho.
I’m teaming up with some awesome bloggers to bring you more General Conference activities that would be great for stations or to hand out to your primary, so stay tuned on facebook for more ideas!
You can download the trail mix “recipe” with the link below!
And here is a version with clipart for non-readers 🙂
And if you’re looking for more General Conference activities & ideas be sure to check out my roundup from some of my favorite LDS bloggers!