The Neon Trees were on NPR

Loved this story by NPR about The Neon Trees. If you missed it they are a band from Provo Utah and have a huge following. The drummer from the band recently did a “I’m a Mormon” video for the LDS Church. 

Neon Trees, The Mormon Band Who Made It Big, On Honesty – NPR

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NPRNeon Trees, The Mormon Band Who Made It Big, On HonestyNPRTo look at the members of Neon Trees — their technicolor clothes, skinny ties, hair bleached and lacquered into gravity-defying shapes — you might fairly place them in the same musical line …

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The Great LDS Store Giveaway

Update: Ladies and Gentlemen the contest has ended and today we are announcing the winners! Thank you everyone for your entries and we looks forward to other fun giveaways in the near future. To view the winner please look in the contest box, the names line up to the prizes won. So winner #1 won prize #1.

Congrats to all the winners! We now need your mailing address to send you your prize. Please email it to contest@theldsstore.com or message it to us on Facebook. Thank you again everyone for participating. 

November is one of our absolute favorite months of the year. Snow is new and exciting, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and Black Friday deals are upon us. Because we love this time of the year so much we have decided to host our first giveaway ever! We have put together some of our favorite LDS products to give away and entry has never been easier. Simply perform one of the actions to be entered for your chance to win.

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The Top General Conference Activities for Kids, October 2013

 

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General Conference is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only do we get to hear from our beloved Prophet and Apostles but I get to eat waffles while I do it. However, a few years back we started our little family and I’m now just discovering how hard it is to keep a kid’s attention for 2 hour blocks.

Therefore, I thought it would be the perfect time to research and find the best General Conference activities for next week’s sessions.

“Conference Cash” by SomewhatSimple.com

Activities are always a great way to keep children entertained while watching conference. But sometimes every kid needs a little bribery to focus on what a speaker might be saying. SomewhatSimple.com came up with the idea to use “Conference Cash” to give their children an incentive to listen and participate with conference. Each child is given some conference cash before each session. They can then earn more money for being good and answering questions about the talks. Or they can lose money with poor behavior. They then use their conference bucks to buy special treats and items from the conference bank.

Learn more and download the Conference Cash template.

*You should also check out SomewhatSimple’s great Conference packets which can be found here: http://www.somewhatsimple.com/general-conference-activity-for-kids/

Conference Packets by Sugardoodle.net

Sugardoodle is the home for some of the best online resources for teaching primary, Sunday school, and Relief Society every Sunday! But every conference they put out one of the best Conference packets you will find anywhere. Best of all, it’s available in English, Spanish, and Portugese.

Each General Conference packet come with some great pages that encourage your child to reflect and write their feelings about Conference. Within the packets you will also find some really interesting facts about Conference, speakers, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Best of all if you mix this packet with the “Conference Cash” idea you could have some great activities to entertain your kids.

Get Sugardoodle’s Conference Packets.

Go Fish from Little LDS Ideas

Who doesn’t love a great game of Go Fish? One of my favorite Conference ideas comes from Little LDS Ideas. Sheena, the owner, created some amazing Go Fish cards featuring Apostles and General Conference topics. These go fish cards are a great way to entertain your kids quietly as you enjoy each session.

Get your General Conference cards right here.

As a bonus you should also check out Little LDS Ideas post for a General Conference scavenger idea. I would recommend using it between sessions as a prize for listening well.

Learn more about the scavenger hunt.

Another amazing idea from Sheena, the owner of Little LDS Ideas, is Conference Jenga. I love this idea and you will too, so check it out here, Conference Jenga.

A Lot of General Conference Activities from Momshavequestionstoo.com

Moms have questions too has a HUGE section of some of the best ideas for General Conference. Best of all they actually break their ideas out according to ages. Because I can’t put all of their ideas in this post (it would be too long). Some of their ideas and printouts include coloring, popsicles, magnet boards, and more. So check out their blog for General Conference ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.

Activity Ideas for Toddlers

Activity Ideas for Preschoolers

BONUS ACTIVITIES:
General Conference Activities by LDS.org

I actually just discovered last Conference that LDS.org provides some great coloring pages and activities for kids. Not only can you get some great coloring pages but they have some matching games and bingo as well. So be sure to check them out, they update their page on a regular basis.

Check out the LDS.org activities.

Do you have a favorite General Conference Activity? Please share it in the comments below and we will add it to our list.

Mormon Missionary Beat Boxing Like a Boss

I absolutely love when I see missionaries on Youtube doing “normal” things. One of my favorite videos recently was of the missionary playing basketball. It is my humble opinion that a lot of people outside our Culture believe have some interesting ideas about us. So when a cool Youtube video comes out and they can see the “normal” side of us it makes me smile. So enjoy this awesome video of a Mormon missionary beatboxing.