For my primary class I rearranged our lessons so that the lesson taught the Sunday before General Conference was lesson 9: Jesus Christ Calls His Apostles. I thought that it would be fitting to learn about Apostles before they had the opportunity to watch them on TV. For part of that lesson I printed each of my kids these at Costco. I purchased some photo books at the dollar store. Now they have a book of the first presidency and the 12 apostles. They can learn fun facts along with their names and faces. We didn't get them fully assembled in class so I brought them home and added them to their conference bags. I actually had planned that they would be a part of their conference bag, but I also I wanted to give them at church on Sunday, but didn't have them ready.
Their conference kit: First I purchased medium sized gift bags at the dollar store. Then I printed off some activities for them to do. Sugardoodle.net has a bunch. They even have more now then when I started. I printed pages 10-12 from here and pages 23-25 from here. I made the plate mobile for them. I added two individual boxes of cereal, a package of Starburst for the game, and a sucker. Hopefully it'll bring a little extra fun to watching conference!
The Prophets and Apostles Books
I also saw the idea floating around to make kit for the sisters you visit teach. I must admit than I haven't been doing this duty as well as I should be lately and I obviously like to make a few things so I decided it would be a great way to let them know I care.
I printed off age appropriate kits off sugardoodle. I didn't always use the full kit (I know my kids don't ever color everything in the kits). Instead of naming everything off I think I'll just show a few pictures. This family has children of various ages so I'm showing it:
The toilet paper rolls are for an activity found in the Nursery/Jr. Primary packet. The plate is like what I gave my primary kids. It is a mobile that has a picture and a few lines to write about the talk of the first presidency and the 12 apostles. There is a bag of candy for the game in the kits. A couple candy bars for the sister I visit teach (or if she wants, one for her hubby). There is one sucker for each person in the family and a couple breakfast/snack type items. Next conference I think I'm going to throw in lunch items. The kits I had viewed had breakfast items so that is what I had on my brain at the store. But then I realized in Virginia conference starts at noon. Oh well, next time. The red and black item actually contains a notepad for the sister I visit teach.
The bag: you'll notice a few pencils for the kids I forgot in the first picture. Oh, I also made them the Prophets and Apostles book. I forgot to put it in here so I need to give it to her next time I see her.
Here are a couple views of the notebook for the sisters:
Instructions for these are here. I slipped a matching pencil in the pocket. I purchased these file folders in Target's dollar section (pencils too). They are a little smaller than a normal file folder however. If I had more time I would have jazzed it up with a ribbon and a label (about it being a Conference Notebook), but I'm lucky just to pull it all together. They aren't as fancy, but it is a step up from just a yellow notepad!
Now I need to finish a few kits, get them delivered and get things ready for my own kids to do before Saturday!