What activities can my toddler and preschool aged child do during General Conference? How can I keep my young children happy during General Conference?
Below are some activities that are meant to keep your toddler or preschool aged child busy and quiet during General Conference. If you would like to see more General Conference activities, go to the Toddler General Conference Activities page or the Preschool General Conference Activities page. Or, if you want, check out more information about LDS General Conference. Enjoy the activities!
Toddler General Conference Activities – Envelopes and Apostle Pictures
I saw an idea for a toddler busy bag that had envelopes with the child’s name on the front and a letter inside. I thought this was a really fun idea, but to make it more suitable for General Conference, I have altered it slightly. Instead, I turned it into a matching game. First, I printed off these pictures of the Prophet and Apostles. You will notice that there is a large and small picture of each apostle. There is a reason for that, just read on. ;) I cut out all of the pictures both large and small and separated the large and small pictures.
Now, I got 15 envelopes. On the front of each envelope I wrote the full name of the apostle including the title (Elder or President) where you would typically write the name and address if you were going to send a letter. Next to the name I put the picture of that apostle. I used contact paper to stick the picture on and to give the envelope a little more durability, but you can use tape or glue. Once I wrote all the names and put the correct pictures next to the names, I used contact paper to “laminate” the large pictures of the apostles and prophets. I have an overabundance of contact paper at my house and that is the only reason I used it. If you want you could just print the pictures on regular paper or print them on cardstock. You could leave them like that or cover them with contact paper or packing tape for durability. Or, if you want to make them last awhile, you can always laminate them.
The idea is that your toddler will take a large picture of an apostle and put it into the envelope that has the correct picture on the front. Your toddler is sure to have fun taking the pictures in and out of the envelopes. I considered putting a quote from each apostle on the back of their picture so that the envelope would actually have something written in it. There usually is writing in a letter after all. I may write the quotes as some point, but I haven’t decided yet. Smiley Man isn’t exactly old enough to read the quotes or care that there is or isn’t writing.
Preschool General Conference Activities – Cut and Paste Apostle Pictures
To complete this activity, you will need to print out the Cut and Paste Apostles page. The directions are on the page, but here they are again anyway. Simply have your child cut out each of the 15 pictures of the prophet and apostles. Next, have your child glue the correct picture on the correct name and number. If you have a second, you can explain that the apostles are ordered according to who has been in the Quorum of the 12 the longest. You can explain that President Monson is the prophet because he is the one that has been in the Quorum of the 12 the longest. Now, give your kid the scissors and enjoy listening to a General Conference talk.