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.