Still feeling the General Conference buzz. I hope that you are too.
Try hard not to lose it, ok?
Anyway, during FHE on Monday, we asked the children if they thought they could memorize the names and faces of all of the apostles by the next General Conference. They thought that was doable. I also threw in that we'd like them to be able to also "memorize" one teaching of each of those leaders as well...something simple, such as "Elder Perry taught that obedience to God's laws helps us to be free," or "Elder Scott said that children can help their families remember to follow Jesus."
To up the ante, Steve said that if all of us managed to accomplish our goal before the next conference, he would bake a cake that looks like President Monson! I love being married to a man loving enough to be silly for our children. I just love him. I also love cake...and the Prophet.
So, now it's up to us to help teach our children the beautiful truths that we heard this weekend.
The first little learning activity will be here waiting for them when they come home from school. It's a handwriting worksheet with the names of all of the apostles on it. If you are interested, you can download the one that I made here or make your own to your own specifications at this same free link.
After they trace the names, they will try to match them to the pictures of each apostle. We will see how this goes!
On Monday, I was delighted to receive this framed photo of President Monson as a gift. Autumn was so excited, she squealed, "That's my FAVORITE prophet!!"
I am excited to help my children get to know all of the prophets/apostles who lead and guide us. I want them to exclaim with joy when they see and hear each of their names, but even more important, I know that as we write their messages on our hearts, we will increase in happiness together as well!
So, how are you going to help your children learn the lessons of General Conference over the next six months? I would love to hear your ideas!
(And The Friend would too!)