We're excited to see what kind of beautiful images come out of general conference this weekend! As we head in, we're remembering some of the best memes (here, used to describe popular quotes made visual) from the last conference.
General conference is just around the corner! Get in the spirit and test your knowledge with our general conference trivia quiz! (Answers featured at the very bottom.)
1. General conference was a three-day event until which year?
2. How many times has general conference been delayed or canceled?
3. Which year was general conference broadcast from the Peter Whitmer farm in Fayette, New York?
4. Which prophet wiggled his ears during his priesthood session talk?
a. Spencer W. Kimball
b. Gordon B. Hinckley
c. Thomas S. Monson
5. Who was the first woman to speak in general conference?
a. Michaelene P. Grassli, general Primary president, in 1988
b. Barbara B. Smith, general Relief Society president, in 1979
c. Ardeth G. Kapp, general Young Women president, in 1984
6. Which year did Church leaders announce in conference the addition of “Another Testament of Jesus Christ” as a subtitle to the Book of Mormon?
Just because your kids are young and active doesn’t mean you have to shy away from museum experiences. In fact, the simplest games can not only keep them entertained, but can also cultivate their eyes for beauty.
I don’t mean to brag, but our city has some great art museums. Still, I hadn’t considered taking my kids to them. I like my kids to be “cultured,” but the idea of a toddler and preschooler in a room full of masterpieces conjured up some frightening possibilities. So when a friend suggested we take a field trip to a local gallery, I went solely out of peer pressure. Keeping expectations low (and kids inside the stroller), we found a quiet gallery and played a game I knew my children already liked—“I Spy.” They were charmed, and I was relieved!
Since then, we’ve invented our own “gallery games”—kinetic and verbal art museum activities. Different from the wonderful hands-on art projects many museums offer for children, our gallery games are designed for connecting with the art that is already on display.
Packing Your Bag for Fun
Even if your kids have never seen an art museum—aside from the one they created on your refrigerator—this can be fun. As with any new experience, though, kids need prepping. Don’t surprise them with unpleasant details once you’re inside (unless you’re aching for a meltdown). These ideas helped us to make the most of our visit:
1. Brief everyone on museum rules. “Walk, don’t run,” “Don’t touch or sit on anything that might be art,” “Stand at least three feet from the art piece,” and “Use the same voice we use in the library” are fairly universal. Practice these manners beforehand with very young children, and you’ll be ahead of the game.
We love this new blog from our friends at Time Out for Women (TOFW.com). Check it out in your preparations for general conference--one bit of advice from each member of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve!
Most of us know the popular game show Minute to Win It. Well, we at LDS Living decided to put a little Mormon twist on it for an activity perfect for family home evening, mutual, or an ordinary get together of LDS friends.