Grab the crayons, and complete a color-by-number activity with children to find that Jesus shared bread and wine with his friends. While designed for use with primary grades, the sheet can also provide a relaxing coloring break for older students. Explain that Jesus is present in the consecrated Bread and Wine at Mass.
Extend this activity in the classroom using some of these ideas.
- Read aloud Luke 22:14–20, the Last Supper. For the story adapted for children, read from the Loyola Kids Book of Bible Stories by Amy Welborn.
- Discuss the similarities and differences between a special family meal and the Mass.
- Invite children to take their pictures home to start a conversation about the Last Supper.
- See the lessons in God’s Gift: Eucharist for preparing children to receive First Eucharist.