Okay, I know this is after the fact, but we did a Conference Activity Day the week before General Conference. I thought I would go ahead and share what we did, because six months from now, we will have conference again! Let me start by saying that none of these ideas are original, and I hope that I give credit to the right people. Thanks for sharing all of your amazing ideas with the rest of us!
We started off with a review of the song, Latter Day Prophets. You can just grab the pix off of lds.org and use the prophets' pictures for your visual aids. Next, we divided into two groups and played two different games. The first group played a version of Don't Eat Pete, which we cleverly renamed Don't Eat the Apostle! Or, you could also say Prophet, since they are all prophets, seers, and revelators. We used this great picture of the First Presidency and the Twelve as our game board, found on Pinterest. I think you can just click on this and save it, since it is a jpeg. If not, click here for the googledoc.
For those of you who have never played this game, here are the rules:
1. Place a piece of candy on every picture.
2. One person, who is "it", leaves the room.
3. Everyone else decides who shouldn't be "eaten"
4. The person who is "it" comes back and as they pick up candy, they name the apostle underneath. If they pick the apostle who shouldn't be eaten, everyone yells, "Don't Eat the Apostle"!
5. Repeat until you are all deaf.
The second group played memory with these cards
from a year of FHE
These cards are great, because they not only have a picture of all the apostles, but there is an interesting fact on each one.
We also learned all the apostles names, in order of seniority, while pointing at their picture and singing their names to the tune of the "Books of the Book of Mormon" song. You can find a picture of the Apostles in order, like this one, also here at A Year of FHE.
To finish off the night, we played 1st Presidency Fruit Basket! I gave each of the girls a picture of one of the members of the First Presidency. Luckily, it was warm enough to play outside, because this got a little rowdy!
I sent each girl home with this great Conference Activity Packet that I got from sugardoodle.
. It was a great way to prepare for General Conference and become more familiar with the prophet and the leaders of our church. Enjoy in six months! :)