General Conference Treat Buckets

Our church has the opportunity to hear from our church leaders twice a year, which is called General Conference. It’s always a fun weekend, with lots of food, family, and friends. Having little ones can be a challenge though, since they aren’t quite as excited about sitting down to listen.
My good friend shared this fun idea with me, and when I introduced it to my kids, it was a hit. A {HUGE} hit. So much so, they have been talking about it since October.

General Conference Treat Buckets

*I found the tin buckets in the dollar section at Target–perfect!

*We decided the words we wanted the kids to listen for during Conference–prophet, temple, faith, scriptures, and family–then I added one word to the front of each bucket in vinyl (font = Wish I Was Taller) . You could also use stickers, rub-ons, or print the words on cardstock then mat them on scrapbook paper and attach them with double stick tape. I tied ribbon around the handle for a fun accent. For really little ones, you could add a picture in addition to or instead of the words.

*I filled each bucket with the kids’ favorite candy…

*During conference, I line the buckets up along the hearth, and then anytime they hear one of the words on the bucket, they can come and take a piece of candy. I also give them a cup with their name on it to put their candy in, although not much makes it into the cup, lol.

This is such an easy idea, and I promise, your kids will never get tired of it!

This idea isn’t just for General Conference…it could also be used in any kind of classroom setting–from home, to school, to church!




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  1. I cannot tell you how much I love this idea!!! I can't wait to try it when my kids are old enough. :) I'm featuring this post on my blog this week . Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This idea was genius!
    Is it okay that I'm going to do it this weekend and there aren't any kids in my house? ;)

  3. This is an awesome idea. Even though I don't have children I might just have to use this for my husband and I. Thanks so much for the fun idea.

  4. No Way!! This is the best conference idea yet:) I wouldn't feel guilty at all bribing them with this!!
    Thanks for sharing, I'm going to feature this on my blog this week and link back to you for sure!

  5. Those are so cute. I bet they will love it. If I filled them with M&M's I bet I would listen a WHOLE LOT BETTER ; ) Of course, it might be a little disruptive since we always go to the Stake Center to listen.

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