When children visit a church, they may see sculptures, paintings, objects, and gestures new to them but steeped in Church tradition. Help children begin to understand the Catholic imagery around them with this month’s downloadable activity, “Find the Signs and Symbols in Your Church.”
Use the worksheet in the context of a classroom visit to the parish church, or invite children to complete it independently on Sunday. If children visit different churches throughout the year, such as when they travel for the holidays, the worksheet provides a great jumping-off point for discussions on what’s the same across churches or what might be different. Make copies available for families who arrive early to Mass on Christmas.