We have had many discussions here about the balance between reading from a textbook and working off-the-page/beyond the text. One of the most time-honored ways of working off-the-page in religious education is by doing craft activities. I am of the firm belief that no one is ever too old to do a craft!
Here’s an example from one of my favorite books, Crafting Faith: 101 Crafts to Help Kids Grow in Their Faith.
It’s called “Let Your Light Shine Paper Candles.”
What I like about the crafts in this book is that they are simple, come with easy to follow directions, and are accompanied by a “faith connection” so that you can concretely relate the craft activity to an aspect of our faith so that it’s not just a “cute” activity.
was wondering the best way you have found to lead simple meditation. I have done one that I memorized from rcia when I was a sponsor and the kids love the meditative experience – I just need ideas or resources. Thanks!
Sharon, take a look at my categories on the right hand side of my blog home page and scroll down until you find Prayer/Guided Reflections. There, you’ll find some info on leading simple meditations. Let me know if you need more help.
I love crafts too! Especially when it helps to reinforce the lesson. However my kids are high school (9th grade and up) and I have to be careful not to have anything too juvenile! Do you have any resources for crafts/activities for older kids? Keep in mind I DO still use some of the ones aimed at younger kids!
Carol, be sure to take a look at this: https://catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com/2010/05/05/did-i-hear-you-ask-about-activities/