Every morning for a week now, Autumn has come into my bedroom announcing the number of days left until General Conference. Today, she pounced on me and said, "Today is THE DAY! It's time for General Conference!"
So, at 6:30am this morning we were up getting ready(ier) for Conference.
Luckily, while I was at Michael's yesterday, I spotted this neat chalk board banner set.
When I saw it, I thought, "I can use this somehow!"
So, in the morning, using chalkboard markers, the kids made a banner that reads "We love General Conference."
As we listen to the apostles, we write their teachings on our banner. Hopefully, by the end of the weekend, we will have a banner declaring the most recent teachings of our church leaders.
Since it's erasable, we could potentially use this banner over the years, but you could easily make a similar banner using construction paper or card stock and yarn.
Another note-taking game we have going on this weekend is below.
We are listening carefully for any of the scriptures that we have memorized together as a family. If any of those scriptures are referenced during a talk, then we write it down on this poster. It's so fun for the children to recognize their memorized scriptures during General Conference! We also count teachings of the prophets that we have memorized. So far we have heard two!
The first is the "theme" of this blog, and the second was a reference to President Monson's teaching from last General Conference.
When Elder Andersen started elaborating on exactly how enduring storms helps strengthen trees, my kids enthusiastically and loudly chimed in with pride, yelling out "The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees!!
We all laughed and in that moment, I felt a lot of love for Elder Andersen. So thankful for living prophets!
You can still download a free General Conference Doodle Book here.