Category Archives: General Conference Games & Ideas

General Conference BINGO – Younger Children Version PART 2!

It seems I am just posting Conference to Conference. Hey, at least I am posting…. I finally created the rest of the Younger Children Version Bingo Cards.  I have included in this post all the new ones, plus a full set version, and also a full set version of the 5×7 size.  Please enjoy these cards as much as my family does.  It is the highlight of listening to Conference every year for my younger children.  My oldest one has quite using these, but my almost 15 year old still participates.  It’s not for everyone, but we enjoy it as a family.  Have a wonderful conference weekend!

As with all our creations on My Heart & Home, they take a LONG time to create.  

PLEASE, please, please, do not copy my work.  I would appreciate a link to be shared or posted on your blog, back to my blog. Or you can use the facebook, twitter, etc. links down below.

Younger Grade Conference Card 1 618x800

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Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 8.5×11 Size cards 7-24

Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 8.5×11 Size cards FULL SET

Younger Age Bingo Cards 1-6 800x618

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Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 5×7 Size cards 7-14

Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 5×7 Size cards 15-20

Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 5×7 Size cards 21-24

Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 5×7 Size cards FULL SET

Please remember that these took close to 100 hours of work to make and I would love for you to share them with your friends and family, but please give them our blog address instead of pasting, copying, or otherwise taking credit for them. 

I love sharing with you all and appreciate your comments last time I did this.  Print and laminate them now so you are all ready when Conference comes this weekend!!

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Post

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Original Version Post

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Original Version Part 2

General Conference Bingo Young Children Version Original Post

General Conference BINGO – Younger Children Version

Since last Conference, I have been wanting to make a version of my Conference BINGO that is for kids older than Pre-School but not quite ready for the original version.  After a week of my family having the flu, including me yesterday, it was amazing that I even got 6 ready.  Yet here they are!!!!!  YEAH!!!  This is for all of you who still are willing to print them no matter how last minute they are.  For now I have 6 boards.  I will work on the others for next Conference.  At least that gives you something to come back for right?

As with all our creations on My Heart & Home, they take a LONG time to create.  

Younger Grade Conference Card 1 618x800

PDF File

Younger Version General Conference Bingo 8.5×11 Size cards 1-6

Younger Age Bingo Cards 1-6 800x618

PDF File

Younger Version General Conference Bingo 5×7 Size cards 1-6

Please remember that these took close to 100 hours of work to make and I would love for you to share them with your friends and family, but please give them our blog address instead of pasting, copying, or otherwise taking credit for them. 

I love sharing with you all and appreciate your comments last time I did this.  Print and laminate them now so you are all ready when Conference comes this weekend!!

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Post

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Original Version Post

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Original Version Part 2

General Conference BINGO – Pre-School Version

I have been wanting to make a Pre-School version of my Conference BINGO and I finally did!!!!!  YEAH!!!  For now, I have 12 Boards, by next conference I will have the other 12, so you can have a total of 24.  As with all our creations on My Heart & Home, they take a LONG time to create.  

Please remember that these took close to 100 hours of work to make and I would love for you to share them with your friends and family, but please give them our blog address instead of pasting, copying, or otherwise taking credit for them. 

I love sharing with you all and appreciate your comments last time I did this.  Print and laminate them now so you are all ready when Conference comes this weekend!!

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version 8.5×11 Size PDF

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version 5×7 Size PDF

Someone was kind enough to point out to me that the 3rd Bingo Board had the wrong names attached to the pictures.  Since I HATE leaving anything wrong, even though the pre-school children can’t read it, I fixed it and have given you the individual page below.  I have also fixed the files up above.  The PDF’s below are for those who already downloaded the file previous to my post fix.

FIX for Page 2 of the 5×7 file

Bingo Board 3 fix

Fix for page 3 of the 8.5×11 file

Bingo Board Page 3 fix

General Conference – Questions & Answers

I love listening to General Conference, it’s 2 of my favorite times of the year.  I know that Heavenly Father has special messages for me if I can only focus and listen.  So, how can I do that with teenagers and young children?  Well, I feel lucky when I can remember what was said 2 hours after it was said. Last year, I started using my scripture study journal to write down my thoughts and impressions of Conference.  I can say for sure that every FHE Lesson, or idea that I have created something for, then shared with you, came from inspiration during our last General Conference.  I felt the Lord touch my heart through different speakers and was able to write down those promptings where I could reference them later and remember those inspirations I felt and heard.  So here is my challenge to you for Sunday’s Conference:  Find a notebook, big or small, or even use your journal if you would like and take notes during one of the sessions.  Note any difference, even how you felt as you were trying to not just listen but study the words of the Prophet and Apostles.  I promise that even with all the distractions that come from family time, you will get something, even if it’s a small glimmer of inspiration.

The other challenge I give to you is to write down your questions that you have.  It can be related to ANYTHING that you feel you are in need of answers or help for.  Then, keeping these in your journal, (I like to print them on crack and peel and place them in my journal) write down the impressions or answers you get.  I promise you, that if you go prayerfully with a question or questions, Heavenly Father will give you help in someway at some point during Conference.  I would love to hear back from anyone who would like to share their story, after Conference.  In turn, I will share mine, by creating and creating just for all of you.

Meanwhile, our family will be building their tents tonight in preparation for the first session of Conference, where we will listen, be inspired, use our Conference packets, and play a little Conference Bingo too!

Questions & Answers Card 8.5×11

Questions & Answers Card 3×5

General Conference – “Going on a Search”

A Message for Me?

As we participate in general conference, President Eyring says we “might pray and ponder, asking the question: Did God send a message that was just for me?”

We also need to exercise faith in God in order for us to learn from the messages and receive inspiration, President Eyring teaches. “You show your trust in Him when you listen with the intent to learn and repent and then you go and do whatever He asks. If you trust God enough to listen for His message in every sermon, song, and prayer in this conference, you will find it.”

We can continue to find those messages even after conference ends, says President Monson. “I urge you to study the messages and to ponder their teachings and then to apply them in your life. . . . They are deserving of our careful study.”

I loved that message from President Monson and President Eyring.  I found it on http://www.lds.org.  I think in every conference there is a message for each one of us.  This is an important teaching tool for your children.  My children think it can be rather boring and the messages don’t really apply to them anyway. However, this message from President Eyring lets us know that conference applies to everyone.  We just need to have the faith to search for our very own message.   Let’s all go on a search for what God is trying to tell each one of us individually through his servants.  After all doesn’t he say that “whether by mine own voice or the voice of my servants, it is the same” (D&C 1:38)?

Here are some suggestions to make your “search” more fun!  You can do this activity on Friday or Saturday night.   Tell your family that you are taking a trip and there is something you will all be searching for.  Begin by reading Mosiah 2:5-6.  In the time of King Benjamin families came from all over to hear him speak.  They pitched their tents and put their doors toward the temple so that they could hear the words of King Benjamin.  This was general conference for them at that time.  They went to hear the prophet of the Lord.  You may want to discuss how hard it may have been for families to travel or tell of an experience when you were young that you may remember about watching conference.  Bear testimony of how important conference is and how lucky we are to have modern day revelation – prophets that speak with our Heavenly Father and teach us what His will is.

Tell your family that you are going on a journey to hear the words of the prophets.  Have them get in their pj’s, brush their teeth and gather blankets and pillows.  Tell them you will get the rest of what they need.  Then have everyone meet back in the room with the TV.  You gather a tent and meet back with them as well.  Once the family is back together, explain that you have now arrived at your destination and you will need them to help you set up your tent.  Make sure your door faces your TV so you will be prepared to watch conference in the morning.  You can either let your kids have a “sleepover” in the family room or you can tell them to meet back at the tent at 10:00 a.m. to begin their search.    My kids are not allowed to have sleepovers with friends so it makes this activity extra exciting! 🙂

On Saturday (or Sunday) morning prepare a simple breakfast and then prepare your kids for watching conference.  Have them bring a notebook (or prepare the handouts that are attached below) – that way they can take notes in when they find something relevant to their search.  Explain to them that when we hear the words of our apostles it is just like reading the scriptures.  When we read the scriptures we are taught to study them.  One way to study them is to take notes when we read.  We are going to take notes as we listen today to help us find what we are looking for.  Tell them that they are searching for a couple of things 1.  things that pertain to them individually – have them listen for things that they can work on, that they think are important, or that they just really like and 2.  things that pertain to the family – explain that after conference is over you will talk about things that they can work on as a family.  If you don’t have a family motto or family flag this is a great way to get ideas.  Have them list their ideas and then create a flag that will mean something to the family.  If you decide to do this option, have all the materials ready so they are motivated to come up with some ideas that you can use to make the flag after the last session is over.  Your little ones may not be able to write but they can still participate.  Have them use the Bingo cards and as they play tell them to let you know what they think is important and you can write them in your notes (that’s right lead by example – make sure you are paying attention too!).  The kids can either take notes or they can use the magnifying glasses to keep track of what is important to them.  You can create a conference wall (see a previous post from last year) with topics that kids can put the apostles photos next to when they speak about a particular topic and your magnifying glasses could go on this wall as well.

Creating A Family Flag

Magnifying Glass

Conference Notes – A Message Just for Me

These are just a couple of additional ideas to make conference more fun and engaging for your kids.  Make sure you talk about the notes they take.  They may be something you want to discuss in a personal interview or at a family home evening next week.  Follow up on what they got out of conference.   If they used the magnifying glasses and put them on the wall be sure to talk about each one to help them discover what goals they want to set.  This is a great way to teach responsibility and independence!  It is also a great way to pass off some items in your Faith in God book.  Enjoy your campout! 🙂

General Conference Activities and Packets

Now a days, with technology so prevalent, there are oodles of places you can go to get General Conference ideas.  Today, we thought we would make a list for you of different websites you can visit.  There are tons of great ideas out there that you can use for your family this weekend.  Be sure to say thanks if you use someone’s idea.  Gratitude is always appreciated. 🙂

Our blog, our course, is a great place for FHE ideas, activities, and our famous Conference Bingo.  Just click on the link under the categories menu, to your left, that says General Conference Games & Ideas.

Then there is Tricia’s preparedness blog that has oodles and oodles of different ideas. She even has one on today.  Preparednotscared

SugarDoodle is always a great resource! They have Conference Packets and many more items for your family.

I found this YWBelive blog by accident, but it has a great idea for YW and General Conference.

VisitingTeaching.net is another great resource.  I have used it for V.T. as well,lots of times.

The Red Headed Hostess is another blog I found stumbling through the internet.  Way cute ideas for General Conference.

A fun filled blog that has some really cute ideas to read and to link to. A Mama B’s

If any of you have other blogs or websites you have found that people would be interested in, just leave a comment with the address and I will add it to our post.

Tomorrow, watch for some fun ideas you can do for the Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon session.  We will also have a freebie that you can  use for your family throughout the whole conference.

The First Presidency and The 12 Apostles

I looked all over the internet at the different Apostle fact cards and they all looked pretty good, and yet it wasn’t quite what I was looking for either.  Nothing I wanted to use my ink on, so what did I do?  I made my own, of  course.  One of my many talents or flaws depending on the circumstances. 🙂

Opening Song: “We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet” Hymn 19

Opening Prayer:

Scripture: Luke 6:12-13, Luke 9:1–2, 6, and/or D&C 124:128

Lesson:

It’s surprising how few of our children know the First Presidency by picture and name as well as the 12 Apostles.  It’s true, next time you are in a group of children ask them and see how many get them right.  How about you?  Do you know our Apostles by name and face?  This would be a great time to hold a Family Home Evening bout these wonderful men.  Use this lesson as a basis for all your other activities for the week leading up to General Conference weekend.

Start off your Family Home Evening with the video from LDS.org on “Why Conference Matters

(Go over President Boyd K. Packer’s talk from April 2008 General Conference included in this packet.  Prayerfully decide how to present his talk to your family and how it can apply to each person’s individual life.)

For a more visual experience, I have put together a video with pictures that tells the story of President Kimball and the Christus statue that is mentioned in President Packer’s talk. (You can also just scroll down, and the video is below the post.)

President Boyd K Packer April 2008 General Conference Video

End with your testimony of Prophets, Apostles and General Conference in your life today.  Give everyone in the family a chance to bear their testimony if they would like it.  This is a great way to bond siblings to each other and parents to children as you listen and share testimonies with each other.

Activity:

I have included First Presidency and Apostle cards that you can use for your activity.  There are a number of ways to use these for your family.  If you have younger children then use the picture only matching game.  Have them try to find matches of each of the members of the First Presidency and 12 Apostles.  Be sure to print off two sets of this file so you can two of each person.

If you have a family that is older and can read words then use the other game that has the fact cards in it.  This will challenge your children and your family to see if you know who is who.

For an even greater challenge use the third game where there are no pictures and only names and fact cards.  This is a great way to test your knowledge and is perfect for adults and teenagers who might be a bit more familiar with the leaders of our church.

All these can be found below this post.

Closing Song:

Closing Prayer:

Treat:

The First Presidency and The 12 Apostles FHE Lesson

The First Presidency and the 12 Apostles Matching Game.pdf

The First Presidency and the 12 Apostles Name Only Matching Game.pdf

The First Presidency and the 12 Apostles Pictures Only Matching Game.pdf

Family Home Evening – Teaching your Sons and Daughters to Honor the Priesthood

I was so impressed with the General Conference Talk given by the Apostle L. Tom Perry on The Priesthood of Aaron.  As he spoke with his grandson many years ago, 1985, about the priesthood these are some of his words.

“We have brought into our homes radios, record players, and television sets. While each has the potential of providing wholesome entertainment, so much of what has been produced for our listening and watching pleasure is not of the caliber to inspire and encourage young men. In fact, most of what is produced is degrading. The flip of a switch right in your own home has the potential of destroying within you a sense of what is right and what is wrong.”

What a prophetic thing to say and how even more true it is in today’s world.  I humbly believe that if we do not teach our boys and our girls the importance of the priesthood and what it signifies it, we are not arming them with the knowledge they will need to combat Satan in today’s world.

Preparation:  Copy, & print out the Honoring the Priesthood goal dates for boys and Honoring the Priesthood goal dates for girls from our blog.  Be sure there is one for every male in your family and also every female.

Opening Song:  “Praise to the Man” Hymn 27 or “Love Is Spoken Here” CS 190

Opening Prayer:

Scripture:  Doctrine & Covenants 112:30. Read this and discuss with your family what it means to them.  Remember to point out that Heavenly Father blessed us on either to have the Priesthood keys restored in their fullness.

Lesson:

In today’s world there are so many blessings Heavenly Father has given us to use for the good of sharing and spreading the gospel throughout the world.  Satan, as he will always do, has taken these blessings and turned them into temptations that lead us away from Heavenly Father.  What are some of the blessings we have been given today that Satan has twisted and made ugly to use against us? (T.V., internet, movies, music, books, Ipods, cell phones, etc.)

The Apostle L. Tom Perry gave a wonderful talk in this last General Conference, October 2010.  Who can remember his talk? (Hint: The Aaron Priesthood) (Read the highlighted part of the talk included in the lesson packet.  Be sure to included any other parts that you are impressed to share with your family.  Talk about the message he shared and get your families feelings on what the Holy Ghost is testifying to them as they here and listen to an Apostle of the Lord.)

Young Women can also honor the Priesthood throughout their life as they are blessed with opportunities to influence Young Men around them.  (Read the talk by President Ezra Taft Benson touching on the highlighted parts but also include any other parts you are impressed to share with your family.  Talk about the message he shared and get your families feelings on what the Holy Ghost is testifying to them as they here and listen to a Prophet of the Lord.)

Activity:

Give each of your family members a “My Goals to Receive the Offices of the Priesthood” or “My Goals to Honor the Offices of the Priesthood” depending on their gender.  Let them know that they are to keep this in their wallet or purse, or somewhere they can always see it.  Maybe up on their mirror for now until they are old enough to put it in their purse or wallet.  (You may want to laminate it for them after they have filled it out. I have included different sizes if you would prefer a slightly larger one for their mirror and a wallet size one so they can have it in two places.)

Challenge your family to set dates as to when they will obtain these goals.  Have a future calendar out to make the process a lot easier for them.  Bear your testimony of the power of the priesthood in your own life and how it has changed you and made you a better person.

Closing Prayer:

Treat:

Teaching your Sons and Daughters to Honor the Priesthood FHE Lesson

Each of these PDF files can be typed into and then printed if you would prefer to do it that way.

Family Fun – General Conference Bingo part 2

Last April I shared with you some Bingo cards I made for General Conference and promised you the rest of the cards for this Conference.  I didn’t forget my promise to all of you and here they are at last.  Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!  My children LOVED these and we even got a black out on one of them.  Please remember that these took close to 100 hours of work to make and I would love for you to share them with your friends and family, but please give them our blog address instead of pasting, copying, or otherwise taking credit for them. I love sharing with you all and appreciate your comments last time I did this.  It makes me feel like making more things when I know it’s appreciated by all.  Print and laminate them now so you are all ready when Conference comes next month!!

8.5 x 11 Size

General Conference Bingo Cards 1-5

General Conference Bingo Cards 6-10

General Conference Bingo Cards 11-15

General Conference Bingo Cards 16-20

General Conference Bingo Cards 21-24

5 x 7 Size

General Conference Bingo Cards 5×7 Size

Family Fun – General Conference BINGO

O.k. I have been wanting to create these for years and I finally got around to creating 5.  I am working on the rest of the 19 right now, so that you can have a total of 24 individual BINGO cards for Conference.  I love these because they are FULL COLOR and they are me!  Enjoy everyone!!  Leave some comments if you enjoy these, or as other people say on their blogs, leave some LOVE!!!!

General Conference Bingo Cards 1-5

General Conference Bingo Cards 6-10

Conference Card 1 640x800

Here’s a sample of one of the cards!  Isn’t it beautiful?!?!?!

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