Find ways to keep yourself and your children occupied during General Conference by
Keep yourself and your kids busy during General Conference with …
1. Immersive Listening
General Conference is a fantastic opportunity for you to engage in spiritual and religious teachings, as well as for the kids. However, it can sometimes be challenging to keep them involved throughout the entire conference due to its lengthy nature.
This is why the concept of immersive listening could work out great. It involves engaging completely with the conference talks, tuning into the messages being delivered and actively connecting with the subject matter.
Let’s consider a scenario where you and your children sit together during the conference. You could ask them to jot down their favorite quotes from the speakers, or summarize the key points that resonated with them.
- Engage with each talk of the conference.
- Write down memorable quotes.
- Note the speaker’s main points.
- Consider how these teachings apply to life.
- Discuss your insights as a family after each talk.
- Turn your notes into a small family book of General Conference highlights.
2. Craft Time
Another way to maintain engagement during the General Conference is to create an environment conducive for creativity. Children love art and craft activities – this can be utilized to foster their attention on the conference.
You can organize a themed craft session paralleling the topics discussed at the conference. This would not only make the sessions more enjoyable for the kiddos but also ensure they absorb the teachings in an interactive manner.
Imagine a discussion regarding faith in the conference. Children could illustrate or create crafts representing their understanding of faith while listening.
- Provide art supplies.
- Create crafts related to conference themes.
- Explain complex ideas through illustrative representation.
- Make craft time a collaborative activity.
- Showcase their artworks and discuss their meanings together.
- Preserve these craftworks as a memento of the conference.
3. Cooking Challenge
Speaking of side activities, organizing a ‘General Conference cooking challenge’ can be quite exciting. This friendly competition will keep your children actively engaged while they listen to the talks.
They can prepare simple dishes or snacks related to particular themes, stories, or figures talked about during the conference, leading to both physical engagement and a deeper understanding of the discussions.
Picture your kids crafting “Faith-filled fruit salad” while listening to a talk on spiritual nourishment and faith.
- Divide the jobs in accordance to each child’s abilities.
- Select themes based on the conference topics.
- Cook simple dishes with minimal supervision.
- Tie the snack creation process to the proceedings of the conference.
- Enjoy the meal as a family post-conference.
- Award points for creativity enhancing healthy competition.
|Tune into the talks, jot down notes and engage in discussions afterward
|Leads to better understanding and application of teachings
|Create crafts paralleling the conference’s themes
|Makes learning fun, interactive, and meaningful
|Prepare themed dishes or snacks corresponding to conference’s discussions
|Promotes understanding of conference and fuels excitement alongside
So, now we not only have a plan for engagement during the General Conference but also fun and educational activities. By using this approach, the Convention becomes an entire family experience. The joy of working together through creative projects gives your children a holistic understanding that they can carry into their lives.