How do I get my pile of kids to sit through 8 hours of Church Conference Talks? Part of it comes from our enjoyment of watching the extended versions of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings movies. Part of it comes through keeping their attention focused on the speaker sharing testimony with a treat tradition that began years ago.
“When you hear someone say “In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen” quietly raise your hand and I’ll toss you a treat”. It works really well. Don’t forget to accentuate the importance of it being a quietly raised hand. This keeps the dozing kidos from leaning on the attentive. Sometimes, I’ll give cues, like, “I think its coming up…” right when the speaker sums up their message and bears testimony. This hopefully keeps them attentive also to the touching and inspiring words that encourage us to be faithful and endure to the end.
The treats don’t all have to be sugar loaded, they can be fun healthy snacks too. Click here for some additional fun treat ideas. Click here to see the rest of my single parenting tips and helps, and by all means, Join us here for the online conference, you’ll hear more than just “Amens” you’ll gain access to latter day apostles of Jesus Christ and our dear Prophet who will no doubt share something that will help you know and understand God’s will and love for you.