Countdown to General Conference

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The anticipation is building as General Conference nears. Help share the excitement with a General Conference countdown! Make this paper chain and start it 15 days before General Conference. Each day learn a fun fact about each prophet. Send a copy of these home with your Primary Class to help them prepare for General Conference and remember to watch it. (Please note, it is okay to make several copies of this document but it's not okay to share the files digitally- share the link instead- thanks!).


As each day nears, tear down a number and read the interesting fact about these men. Add these October 2015 General Conference Dinner Discussions to your countdown and really be prepared for the next sessions. And if you sign up for the newsletter, you'll get new dinner discussions based off April's conference shortly after! (Note: You can find these pictures of the prophets on

Click the image above to print

Take it a step further:

  • Talk about ways to apply the prophets' teachings in your life
  • Discover if you are related to any of the prophets now and in the past. Log in to Relative Finder to find out! If you have a lot of Pioneer ancestors like me, chances are pretty good. Don't know how to use it? See this short tutorial.
  • Do an additional short activity to help reinforce the day's topic- is full of resources!
  • Find out more about each person by reading their biography on the church website
  • Talk about how we already know who the next prophet will be- I put these paper chains in order from youngest to oldest apostle except for the First Presidency. President Eyring is after Elder Holland. President Uchtdorf is next to Elder Bednar in line of succession. 
  • Print out General Conference notebooks and get more great ideas with the post, Everything You Could Possibly Need for LDS General Conference.

Your Turn- How does your family prepare for General Conference?