Now that the LDS Activity Day girls are invited to the Women’s Session of General Conference, it’s a great idea to include some activities that accompany the session.
This can be used either to make flash cards, play a memory matching game, or both!
This lesson plan was updated July 2016 to reflect the new presidencies. If you find that the leaders have changed since then, please contact me so I can update this post! Thank you!
Category: Learning and Living the Gospel
- At least one printed copy of Conference Women Flash Cards (you could also make one for each girl, for playing with their family during FHE). I created this game to be a matching game, but in case you want to also make flash cards, they are arranged to print double sided, with the names going on the back of the correct person’s picture when done this way. The third page is your “cheat sheet” and short biographies of the women.
- Scissors for each girl if they are each making their own game.
- Print out the game, preferably on card stock. ( I created this game to be a matching game, but they are arranged to print double sided, with the names going on the back of the correct person’s picture when done this way, in case you want to use this them as flash cards instead.)
- If you are printing one out for each girl, make sure you bring enough scissors.
- If you are only making one copy of the matching game you may want to cut it out in advance and have it ready to go.
- Explain to the girls that there are nine “general officers” in the church who are traditionally women. These women are in the General Relief Society Presidency, General Young Women Presidency, and General Primary Presidency. Ask if they know what that means, and if they don’t know, explain.
- Read the short biographies of the women together, while pointing out their pictures.
- Ask, is there anything you admire about these women?
- Bear your testimony that these women are called of God and receive revelation to give General Conference talks that will help us in our lives.
- Play the matching game as many times as you like! Match the name of the woman with her picture (they are in the same order on each page for your benefit). With only nine women it won’t take too many rounds to learn their names – start with the “cheat sheet” and after a few rounds they may be able to match the women to their names without it.
- This is a great activity to do just before the Women’s Session of Conference!
- If you want to take up an entire hour and have good internet access, you can play some video clips from recent conference talks and play “Name That Speaker!” This would be good for reinforcing what they learned in the matching game.