A couple weeks ago I saw an idea for ‘General Conference Quote Jars’. A few years ago I found a similar idea that I loved called ‘Conference Preserves’ from Mish Mash Mom. I LOVE the idea of writing/typing your favorite quotes and placing them in a jar to read over the next 6 months. After seeing the ‘Conference Preserve’ ideas, I created my very own and shared them on my blog, here!
The idea shared on LDS.org was to create a jar full of your favorite quotes from General Conference. Each day for the next six months, pull a quote from the jar and ponder what it teaches. Keep a journal of what you learn. The idea was shared on the Youth page, but I think ANYONE could benefit from doing this! After seeing the General Conference Quote Jars on LDS.org, I thought it would be fun to create a ‘General Conference Quote Jar Kit’ for anyone to use. Enjoy!
Here is what you will need to create your very own General Conference Quote jar:
•My General Conference Quote Jar Kit (FREE Printable!)
•Colored Cardstock or paper
•Sticker Paper (optional)
•Scissors or a paper cutter
•Pens, colored pencils, gel pens, etc.
General Conference Quote Jar:
First you will need to grab all of your supplies, and print out my General Conference Quote Jar printables. Print the second and third pages onto colored paper or cardstock, and print as many copies as you’d like.
Then, print the jar label (pg. 1) onto sticker paper, and then cut out your choice of label (there are 6 per sheet; 3 different border styles).
Once you’ve got your label cut out, you can go ahead and stick that baby onto your jar!
If you don’t want to mess with sticker labels, no problem, just print the labels onto normal paper and simply add tape to the back of the label and attach it to your jar.
My jar was a more decorative jar, but I know you can find smooth jars at Wal-Mart (at least they used to have them). But even if you can’t find smooth jars, the sticker will still adhere just fine. 🙂
Once you’ve got your label on, you can get started on the cards. This is where a paper cutter would come in handy. It makes cutting go by so much faster!
This would be a great YW activity for this week or the week before General Conference. Have each of the girls create their very own jar, and get it all ready for General Conference. You could have them cut out their label and cards, and then have them place them in their jar. Hand out a couple fun pens or pencils and then encourage them to listen to General Conference and write down all the wonderful quotes that they hear over the weekend.
Whether it be your creating your own General Conference jar, YW, or your family…once you have written down your quotes, fold them in half and stick them in the jar.
Pick a card a day and read the quote. Think about the quote and record your thoughts and feelings in a journal OR discuss it with your family.
Who Can Use a General Conference Quote Jar?
Who COULDN’T use a General Conference Quote jar??? These would be great for personal use, family study, FHE, YW, Visiting Teaching, just to name a few.
This would also make a GREAT gift for a friend or VT. Get a jar and get everything ready. Slip the empty cards into the jar and then tie a pen to the jar. Add a cute little note with the jar explaining what it is and what to do.
Would you love to create your very own General Conference Quote jar? Maybe the Youth in your ward would like one? I would love to hear what you think, and if you create your own. You can use my FREE printables (link below) or just use plain slips of paper.
I hope you enjoy my kit idea, and are able to use it. I would love to hear if you create one AND I would love to see a picture. If you follow me on Facebook you might have seen that I now have an Instagram account for my blog, so snap a picture of you with your jar or your YW with a jar and include the hashtag #LDSGenConfQuoteJar and I’ll share it on my account!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.