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General Conference Activities for Children

Coloring pages from the Friend magazine make great activities for Latter-day Saint children to bide their time in General Conference. Better than patiently waiting for conference to end, children involved in listening to conference will have so much greater a blessing in their lives.

I found some General Conference themed activities in the Friend magazine that I hope will be helpful. Of course, some activities will seem to be a little out-of-date because some of our leaders have passed away, but I think this fact can be utilized as a teaching moment, too.

{UPDATE March 2010: General Conference Activities for Children on}

Conference ABCs from the October 2005 Friend
“Play this alphabet game during conference. Next to each word, make a mark for every speaker who talks about the topic during each session. Write a short definition or draw a picture of what the word means. For any words you don’t know, ask a family member to help you. At the end of general conference, look at your list and tell your family what you have learned about each word.”

Listening to General Conference from April 2005 Friend
Writing activity for older children and adults. Update the names of the First Presidency.

Look and Listen from April 2007 Friend
General Authority pictures on a wheel.

Conference Matching Game from the April 2006 Friend
“As you listen to each speaker, decide what topic he is speaking about. Write the topic on the card with his picture. Also, on the blank card with the speaker’s name on it, draw a picture of the topic.” Later, make a matching game with the cards.

Conference Squares from the April 2004 Friend
Follow the instructions or play like a bingo game. Substitute a picture of President Monson or leave President Hinckley’s picture there. (Speakers will mention President Hinckley). A good picture of President Monson is here. (Right-click on the image and save to your computer.)

Conference Coloring Activity from the April 2005 Friend
“Before listening to general conference, look at the topics written next to the colored boxes. When a speaker talks about one of those topics, use that color of crayon to color parts of the picture.”

General Conference Activity from October 2007 Friend
A fun snacking activity… “You will need some type of small snack in different colors or shapes, like candy-coated chocolate pieces, different cereals, or jelly beans. Assign each color or shape a topic before the meeting starts. Then you can eat the snack each time that topic is mentioned by a speaker.”

For those of you short on time for some children’s conference activities, Tasha Reeve of has made up some 2008 General Conference packets… one for older children and one for younger.

Have I left out any great General Conference activities for children? Your comments are welcome below.

~~Matia Bryson


  1. Nancy wrote:

    This was perfect as I try to prepare for General Conference tomorrow. Thank you for putting together such a good link.

    Friday, April 4, 2008 at 3:16 pm | Permalink
  2. Heidi wrote:

    Thank you for all the great insights and ideas on your blog! It’s great!
    ~Your fellow blogger, Heidi

    Friday, April 4, 2008 at 5:20 pm | Permalink
  3. Matia Bryson wrote:

    Thanks, Nancy and Heidi, for dropping by. Love the pictures on your blog, Heidi.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 1:35 pm | Permalink
  4. Tiffni Lacek wrote:

    I don’t know who you are or how you did this, but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
    My daughter is giving her first talk on Sunday and she wanted to color the pages she is using! You are a lifesaver and I am so-o-o appreciative! Tiffni

    Friday, July 11, 2008 at 6:53 pm | Permalink
  5. Matia Bryson wrote:

    Thanks, Tiffni. Comments like yours just make my day!

    Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 7:06 am | Permalink
  6. Tricia wrote:

    Thanks for all your hard work!

    Monday, September 22, 2008 at 3:10 pm | Permalink
  7. I am using 12 of these pages for my Seminary class. I have the Freshmen/Sophomore students. Thank you so much!

    Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 12:19 am | Permalink
  8. kelley wrote:

    good. thanks for the good work

    Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 10:22 am | Permalink

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