Friday, October 4, 2019

Apostles Stickers & Vision Boards

Good morning, friends!

It's Friday morning of General Conference week, and I'm exhausted from running around yesterday trying to "get stuff done", so that means it's time for me to slow down and rest so I can be re-energized for Conference this weekend.

I am happy that the spirit guided me to these two activities for my kids to do before, during, and after General Conference.

The first activity is to be started BEFORE CONFERENCE.  

I made stickers of the apostles (and the three female auxilliary presidents) for the kids to use in their notetaking notebooks this time around.  However, I want them to do a little work beforehand so I left off the names.  This activity requires them to use our Apostles name board (pictured above) to write the correct names on each sticker. That's it!  Then they can use their prepared stickers during the sessions and not have to ask "what's his name??"  And they'll hopefully be better prepared.

I shared the apostle stickers HEREHERE.  There are two pages.  You can print them on 2x4 mailing labels OR just print them on regular paper or card stock to cut out and glue or tape on.

The booklet is a "bare book" that I bought at Target in the $3 aisle.

And the second activity is from the new Child & Youth program.  As I was wandering around Walmart yesterday, the image from the videos we saw on Sunday popped into my mind of children creating "vision posters" of ways they want to grow physically, spiritually, socially, and intellectually.

So I thought let's listen for promptings on how we can each grow in those areas while we watch General Conference this time around.

I asked them to just "start" their posters, so they could fill them out during conference, but Honor's excitement for writing just could not be contained.  She promised me that she still has room to write this weekend!

She also told me, "Mom, I just love drawing a picture of it (my goals) because I don't have to use my imagination about it anymore, it's like it's real!"

Every time we do General Conference, our approach to it looks a little different.  It makes things fresh & fun and useful as we can immediately start applying the things of General Conference to our lives NOW!


Fall is here.  General Conference is almost here.

My floors are not clean and probably will not get cleaned, but the things I think are most important are done.

So, let's go!

If you're looking for some last-minute ways to engage your kids this weekend during Conference, please check out my General Conference Ideas Page!

Have fun!

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

General Conference Warm-up!

As I mentioned on my FB page, I quickly made a little open-book quiz for my family to do as a review of the last General Conference/warm-up for this Conference.  Half of the questions are fill-in-the-blank and half are fill-in-the-name-of-the-speaker.  I wasn't planning on sharing it, but someone asked for it!  So enjoy and let me know how it goes...It's tailored to my family and probably full of typos, but good luck!

I plan on gathering some tiny, fun little prizes to put in a prize box, so they can pick something for every correct answer. :)  I've copied it in the body of this post for quick access, but a more printer-friendly version is linked HERE
This is an open-book activity.  These are all quotes from General Conference April 2019.
For each correct answer, you can choose a prize from my treasure box.  These truths are treasures!  Search for them, live them, and put them in your heart!

Fill in the Blank:

“The best teacher is a good  __ __ __ __   __ __ __ __ __.” -Ulisses Soares

“There is a __ __ __ __ __ __ __ way and a casual way to do everything, including living the gospel.  As we consider our commitment to the Savior, are we __ __ __ __ __ __ __  or casual?” – Becky S. Craven

“We can know the things of God as we seek them spiritually.  We see the spiritual things of God through the perspective of an __ __ __ of __ __ __ __ __.” -Neil L. Andersen

“All Heavenly Father asks of us is to do the __ __ __ __      __ __ __ __ we can each day…Do the best you can do day after day, and before you know it, you will come to realize that He loves will be filled with joy and peace.” -President Ballard

“…families can become sacred sanctuaries only as we repent early and sincerely…and when [in family prayer] the person who prays mentions those who are kneeling in that circle __ __   __ __ __ __ , and all can feel love for them and for each family member.”
 -President Eyring (not an exact quote)

“Nothing is more crucial to our individual progression than is a regular, daily focus on __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ .”
Brethren, we need to do __ __ __ __ __ __ and be __ __ __ __ __ __ , because we are in a battle.  The battle with sin is real.  The adversary is quadrupling his efforts to disrupt testimonies and impede the work of the Lord.  He is arming his minions with potent weapons to keep us from partaking of the joy and love of the Lord.
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ is the key to avoiding misery inflicted by the traps of the adversary.
The Lord does not expect perfection from us at this point in our eternal progression.  But He does expect us to become increasingly __ __ __ __.”
 – Russell M. Nelson

“Sharing the gospel is based on a great ___ ___ ___ ___ for all of Heavenly Father’s children.”
“All members can show our love for the Savior and our brothers and sisters through out the world by making __ __ __ __ __ __  invitations.” - Quentin L. Cook

“The gathering of Israel is the most __ __ __ __ __ __ ­­__ __ __ ­­­­­­ thing taking place on earth today.  Nothing else compares in magnitude, importance, or majesty.” – D. Todd Christofferson

“Our homes are fortresses against the evils of the world.  In our homes, we come unto Christ by learning to follow His commandments, by studying the scriptures, and praying together, and by helping one another stay on the covenant path.
We are at war with Satan for the souls of men.  Your testimony of Jesus Christ is your
 __ __ __ __ __ __ __   __ __ __ __ __ __ __, the security for your soul.”
– Ronald A. Rasband.

Who said it?:

“We are to remember in as personal a way as possible that Christ died from a heart broken by shouldering entirely alone the sins and sorrows of the whole human family.  In as much as we contributed to that fatal burden, such a moment demands our respect.  Thus, we are encouraged to come to our [Sunday] services early and reverently, dressed appropriately for participation, in a sacred ordinance.”
 ______________ __ _______________

“You are bearers of the holy priesthood of God.  Your commitment to hold firmly the iron rod will transform you into the eternal being who you were created to become.”  ___________ __ ______________________

“We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best…Take the long view.  What is the effect on our future of the decisions we make in the present?  Remember the importance of getting and education, studying the gospel, renewing our covenants by partaking of the sacrament, and attending the temple.”   _______________ _ ________

“You do not ‘earn’ blessings – that notion is false – but you do have to qualify for it.”  “…small acts of faith are required to ignite God’s promises.”  ________ __ __________.

“Making our homes sanctuaries where in we can ‘stand in holy places’ is essential in these latter days.  And as important as home-centered and church-supported learning is for our spiritual strength and protection today, it will be even more vital in the future.” ____________ ___  ___________

“Our Good Shepherd rejoices when we exercise individual moral agency with intention and faith.  Those in His fold look to our Savior in gratitude for His atoning sacrifice.  We covenant to follow Him, not passively, blindly, or “sheepishly,” but instead desiring with all our hearts and minds to love God and our neighbor….”  _____________ _ _________

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