Monday, April 4, 2011

What did you learn today?

Image taken from here.
At dinner yesterday, after watching 4 hours of LDS General Conference with my kids, I asked them, "So what did you learn today watching General Conference?"

I thought they would think back to the game we play while we watch to promote listening. We tag a word to a bowl (we had six in all, one for each person there) of treats and when that word is said, we pass the bowl of treats around and can pick one treat until the word is said again. The kids actually listen for the word... you can imagine how fun it was when there was that talk about tithing and one of our words was tithing... we ate the whole bowl in one talk because the word was said so much! That is what my son said he learned... about tithing and why we do it and what the money goes for. It helped that he got a Reese's Peanut butter mini egg every time the speaker said, "tithing". :)

My daughter, however, piped in with this, "I learned not to talk while someone is saying the prayer". That is true!

We all started laughing.

But, hey, at least she learned something. Baby steps people, baby steps.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Love,

9 comments:

DCHY said...

Interesting tactic. I didn't know until about 5 years ago that the word "tithing" was NOT pronounced like I thought it was. :)

Cecily R said...

I am ALL for treat getting type games. That's a good one!!

PorkStar said...

I'm all for games and food. Lots of silent learning that way too. Trust me.

Garden of Egan said...

I totally should have been watching General Conference with you!!!!!
I would have been quiet during the prayer as long as I got a treat.

I haven't watched it yet cuz I was in the ER all weekend.
The only thing I learned from the weekend....
YOU CAN'T CURE STUPID!

Cherie said...

What a cute game with the treat bowl - I had never heard that one before.

Conference was wonderful!

T said...

that's my favorite listening game... bingo just takes too long to earn the reward!!!

~DokterKenny said...

There is one thing I never learned during conference. How to stay awake...

wendy said...

It is cool all the different games for family's to play with their children during conference.
Now that I have moved up here to Alberta, I no longer get to see conference on tv.
breaks my heart...reading it in the Ensign doesn't have the same "spirit" about it for me.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

So cute! I love conference. I always learn so much and it recharges me for the next 6 months.

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