LDS General Conference is coming up! Here are two free, printable activities you can do with your kids using photos of the general authorities as children. As you know, I love making coloring pages of our family and ancestors from photos, so I thought this would be a fun way to do the same for a conference activity to help my kids learn that the apostles were kids once, too.
Have you read Kid Presidents? I would love to see a “Kid Prophets” or similar book with stories of the prophets and apostles as children. (Maybe one already exists.) Children can relate with adults like their parents, grandparents, and even general authorities when they learn that these adults were kids once upon a time – kids who played, made mistakes, had friends, and so on.
Click here to download: Kid General Authorities coloring book
In this coloring book, you’ll find a page for each of the members of the first presidency and quorum of the twelve. There’s a photo to color of them when they are an adult and when they were a child.
I also made a matching game. Print on cardstock and cut out the cards. To play, match the adult photo to the child photo. There is a difficult version and an easy version – the easy version has names on the cards to help.
Kid General Authorities matching game – difficult (no names)
Updated 2019: Kid General Authorities Matching Game – easy (with names)
Hope you enjoy general conference with your kids!
Here are some other great General Conference ideas from LDS Bloggers:
General Conference Treasure Map from Writing In the Stillness
How to Prepare for General Conference with a Paperclip from Prickly Pear Design Co.
Say What? General Conference Game from Little LDS Ideas
Apostle Memory Game from A Year of FHE
LDS First Presidency & Twelve Apostles Poster from A Year of FHE
General Conference Trail Mix Activity from Party Like a Cherry
LDS General Conference Draw the Speaker from A Year of FHE
Any chance these are going to be updated? Thanks!
I have the same question. I think this is a great idea that I’d love to use for the kids in my Nursery class. Is there any way you could update them with current Prophet and Apostles?