General Conference Activities — Paper Tube and Popsicle Sticks, Pipe Cleaner Patterns

Looking for fun ways to entertain your toddler during General Conference? These activities will keep your child (and you) happy!

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Learn how to make these fun paper tube and pipe cleaner games for your toddler for General Conference!

Toilet Paper Tube and Popsicle Sticks

I saw a wonderful idea for sorting popsicle sticks on The Princess and the Tot. There are lots of other great ideas for older toddlers on that same page so be sure to check it out.

What You Need


First, cover each toilet paper roll in a different color of construction paper. You can use any colors you want! Then color the popsicle sticks to match, or you can use these pre-colored popsicle sticks instead. Whatever works best for you!

Paper tubes and colored popsicle sticks for general conference toddler games

How to Play

Put the toilet paper rolls on a tray and have your toddler sort the popsicle sticks into the correct toilet paper roll.

Popsicle sticks and paper tubes toddler General Conference games

Pipe Cleaner Patterns

Did you know that pipe cleaners are the perfect size and width and strength to fit pony beads? The pipe cleaner is sturdier than a string, but still fits pony beads, which means it is far less frustrating for a preschooler to put beads on a pipe cleaner, than to put beads on a string.

Even though it is easier, it still takes a high level of concentration which makes it the perfect General Conference activity!

Create patterns with pipe cleaners and pony beads for your toddler to play with during General Conference

What You Need


If your child is really good at beading, there is an extra element you can add to mix it up and make it a little more challenging for them. This element is patterns! Make a pattern for them to follow. This gives them another thing to learn and practice.

Simply put pony beads onto a pipe cleaner in a simple pattern. Use around 18 beads. After they are on hot glue the end of the pipe cleaner so they don’t come off. This is the guide your child will follow.

How to Play

For General Conference you can put out a few different patterns to follow. Then put the right color and number of beads and the empty pipe cleaners into the bag with the guide pattern pipe cleaners. During Conference, let your child take out whatever pattern they want to do, the bag of beads and an empty pipe cleaner. THen let them recreate the pattern using the beads and the empty pipe cleaner.

Pipe cleaners and beads toddler activity for General Conference