General Conference Gems: a General Conference Review Game

Need a fun activity to review the April 2020 General Conference addresses with your family? This fun “treasure hunt” General Conference Review Game will teach your family that as you listen to the words of the Prophet and Apostles, you will be blessed with Spiritual Treasures. Enjoy!

General Conference Review Game

Show your family a picture of President Nelson. Point to the picture of the prophet and explain that President Nelson is the President of the Church and we should follow what he asks us to do. You could then ask: “Who does the prophet follow?” Show a picture of Jesus Christ to the children, and explain that the prophet works under His direction.

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Treasures from our Prophet: Conference Quote Gems

At the front of the room have a treasure chest (you can make one out of a box). Ask the children what happened a few weeks ago. If they need some help, show them a few pictures as hints (pictures of temple square, conference center, etc.) Show the children the most recent conference issue of the Ensign or Liahona and explain that a few weeks ago people all over the world listened to the prophet, and other leaders of the church, at General Conference.
So, what does General Conference and treasure have in common? Let’s find out! Invite a family member to open up the treasure chest. When the treasure chest is opened they will find that it is empty. Explain that a few weeks ago we had the opportunity to hear from our prophet. The words of the prophet are like a ‘treasure’, but if we don’t listen to his words and follow what our prophet says, then that treasure is lost!
The words we hear from our Prophet at General Conference are very important and we should do our best to listen to what our Prophet says. When you listen to President Nelson speak how does it make you feel? It makes me feel really good like I have just found a hidden treasure!
Explain that your family is going to dig for buried treasure…Conference Quote Gems, and talk about just a few of the wonderful “Treasures” that our prophet has left for us.
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How To Play:

Beforehand, prayerfully read through the talks from the last General Conference, and select 4-6 quotes that you feel your family would benefit from. Print out my Conference Quote Gems (printable below) and cut out each gem. Type up the quotes that you have selected onto a piece of paper and number each quote. If you have room, you can also write each quote onto the back of each gem.
May 2018 Weeks 1 and 2 Sharing Time Idea
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Fill-up a large storage bin or box with packaging peanuts, shredded paper, or rice (I think shredded paper would work great). Once the bin is filled, “bury” your gems inside.
To play, have a family member ‘dig’ for a General Conference Quote Gem. When they have found a gem, have them read the quote aloud or have them tell you what number is on the gem, and then you read the matching quote from your paper. After the quote has been read, discuss the quote. You could ask the children what the prophet is asking us to do, what blessings we are promised, what warnings, etc.
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After your family has read and discussed the quote tape the “treasure” around a picture of President Nelson. Once all the treasure has been found and all the quotes have been read go over a few and encourage your family to follow the Prophet.  Remind everyone that when we hear the words of the Prophet they are like ‘Spiritual Treasures’.
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Another Way To Play

In addition to “digging” for buried treasure, you could also have it a matching game. After you have selected your quotes from the April 2018 General Conference talks, find a picture or item that represents each quote. After a quote has been read, have your family guess which picture or item it matches and have them place the gem beside the picture/item.
Once all the gems have been found, go over each gem and decide what things your family could do to follow the prophet.
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DOWNLOAD

Click below to print my General Conference Quote Gems!

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I have also included a sheet of blank gems below.

Click HERE to print my blank Quote Gems!

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I hope you enjoy my General Conference Gems activity and plan to use it to study the April 2020 General Conference talks with your family. I would love to hear if you do, so leave a comment letting me know, or snap a picture of you preparing and tag me on Instagram!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Sheena

Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥

Sheena

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Comments

  1. Lisa

    Would you be able to send me the gems without the “quote 1” etc on them?? So, just the colored gems without writing on them? They’re so pretty, I’d like them clean without words and I’m just going to put the quotes on the backs.

    1. Hi Lisa! I just added a link to a sheet of blank colored gems. 🙂 Thanks so much!

      1. Lisa Burt

        Thank YOU!!!! And thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with all of us, you make our lives SOOOOO much easier!

        1. You are so very welcome, Lisa. 🙂 *HUGS*

  2. Diane Dickison

    I love your idea. I have a sister who is moving and cleaning out all of her Primary things–she just gave me a treasure chest and gem cards. After reading your little ideas I called her to tell her how inspired she must have been to give these things to me just a few days ago. I use so many of your ideas because they are always so great. Thanks. Please don’t ever stop sharing your ideas with us.

    1. Perfect! What a nice sister to pass on her Primary goodies. 😉 I’m sure the children will love the new treasure chest. Hope your lesson goes well. Thank you so much for the sweet comment.

  3. Jillinda Janeway

    This is so amazingly helpful!!! I wish I could thank you in person and bring you cookies. I was just recently made the Primary President and I’ve never served in the Primary presidency before. Sharing Time is so hard for me. I love how you show step-by-step your plan an how it ties in with the actual Sharing Time Outline from the church. THANK YOU!!

    1. I wouldn’t complain about cookies. 😉 Primary is one of my favorite places to be. I think with all callings there is always a learning curve, but after a few Sharing Times you will be a pro. Some weeks will be a disaster, but then you’ll also have amazing weeks that make it all worth it. Just pray for guidance and love those sweet children. 🙂 Thank you for the sweet comment. I’m glad the ideas are helpful.

  4. Katharine Buhler

    This is awesome. THANK YOU so much for putting such good ideas out there for us to use! It is SO much appreciated. I’ll be using this on Sunday. 🙂

    1. You are very welcome, Katharine! I’m so glad you like the idea. 🙂

  5. Dawn

    A quote from Elder Anderson from Oct 2017 general conference (that is featured in the General Conference Notebook that came with the April 2018 New Era), is perfect to go with this lesson! He stated: “There is a treasure chest of heavenly direction awaiting your discovery in the messages of General Conference. ” love this!!
    Would you happen to have time to make a coloring page or handout to go with this? I’d love to see a picture of Pres. Nelson in the center of the page , with the gems framing around him. Then the older kids could write in a quote or a theme from a quote. Just a thought.

    1. Dawn

      Or just use what is at the top of this post…that would be perfect! Can we get a pdf of that? Your work is awesome. Thank you for sharing with us!

      1. Hi Dawn! Sorry I just replied. I ended up adding a sheet of blank jewels. Hope you found the printable. 🙂 Thanks!

    2. Hi Dawn! Thanks so much for sharing that quote. It is perfect! Sorry I didn’t have time to make a printable/handout for the lesson. I will keep that in mind for next time. 🙂

  6. Heather

    You have the funnest ideas! Thank you for sharing and making my primary kids so happy!

    1. You are so very welcome, Heather. I always try to stick to the outline, but add a little fun in there. I figure everyone likes to have fun. 😉 Thank you!

  7. Julie

    Great Ideas! Thanks again for your help with my sharing time lessons.

    1. You’re welcome, Julie! Hope the lesson went well and the children enjoyed it. *hugs*

  8. Aly

    You always have the best sharing time activities! I will also be using this one come Sunday! Thanks so much!

    1. Thank you, Aly. Your comment just made my day. I always hope that my ideas are helpful, but you never know. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment. Hope your lesson went well.

  9. I am so excited to use this idea tomorrow! Thank you for taking the time to share your talents and these wonderful ideas!

    1. Thanks, Megan. I’m so glad you liked the idea. Hope it went well. 🙂

  10. Stella Alao

    Hi my name is Stella I been searching for some ideas for my first sharing time ever now i found it so thank u so much for ideas.

    1. You are very welcome, Stella. 🙂