Saturday, October 4, 2008

Stay Focused & Enjoy

The Saturday session of General Conference starts in less than hour. Are you ready? Do you think your children will let you listen this year?

Sugardoodle is a great resource for free printable General Conference packets to help keep the kids busy, but still focused on Conference.

We watch the Conference at home on the computer so it can be hard to keep the kids interested in the talks. Last spring we tried something new and the kids are asking to do it again!

I printed out the packets and emptied our 72-hour kits. For each page a child finishes, they got to choose an item from the kits. The candy, hot cocoa, and Capri-Suns were very motivating. They stayed more focused than ever and I was able to rotate my emergency kits!

Now, do YOU stay focused during the eight to ten hours (priesthood) of talks? Admit it, you've dozed off while watching in your pajamas. I have. Not this time. {I hope! It's hard when we have to sit on our bed to watch it!}

To help me I will be filling out my own little questionnaire and then posting the results here. Won't you do it with me and we can share what we liked best?

What was your favorite song?

Which talk was your favorite?

What made you laugh?

What made you cry?

Which part was "what you needed to hear"?

What was your favorite talk?


You can do this for each session, each day, or for just overall. Enjoy!

3 comments:

MERRIANNE said...

i think this is a great idea! and i love the sketch you did of Pres. Monson! you are so talented! i wish i lived closer to you...cuz i would try to hire you to sketch me & my family for our christmas cards this year!!!!

Kristal said...

Thanks for the compliment!

Don't let the distance stop you! I prefer to work from photos anyway. I also have a cafepress account where I can upload the drawing and they'll print up and send you a whoel set of cards!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

OH KRISTAL! THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME IT WAS YOU!
Although, I will have to admit, I am still VERY SAD...because I LOVE YOUR PAGE SO MUCH...and I love for people to see your pretty little self up there! Yeah, I'm begging!

Okay, this post. WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL PICTURE TOO!

And DRAWING...girl we may have to talk! I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOMETHING DONE! I just do know what yet!

I am going to read the rest of the stuff on your page now that I've haven't see yet today or yesterday!

I am so glad to know you are still there! Oh, I can sleep now! :-)

I am so glad to know I didn't offend you! Shew!

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