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Catechism Lesson on The Trinity - Includes F3 Pieces, Copywork, Mini-books and More

Help children begin to understand the Trinity with simple and fun resources.

In our last lesson we discussed and tried to help our children understand the Perfections of God.  In this lesson we begin to think and talk about the Holy Trinity.  The Trinity is very difficult for children to understand fully.  Why?  Because it is a hard concept for adults to understand fully as well.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC: 202) explains the Trinity in this way:
Jesus himself affirms that God is "the one Lord" whom you must love "with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength". At the same time Jesus gives us to understand that he himself is "the Lord". To confess that Jesus is Lord is distinctive of Christian faith. This is not contrary to belief in the One God. Nor does believing in the Holy Spirit as "Lord and giver of life" introduce any division into the One God:
We firmly believe and confess without reservation that there is only one true God, eternal infinite (immensus) and unchangeable, incomprehensible, almighty and ineffable, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit; three persons indeed, but one essence, substance or nature entirely simple.

Having used this and the Bible scripture passage Genesis 1:26-27 as the inspiration, I have put together this lesson using a variety of fun resources.  I will share them below and leave the dialogue to you and your children.  The instructions for the F3 Activity are included in the file.  All other resources are listed below.

.PDF Files below
Art mediums, if desired for illustrating your mini-book

Suggested Files
Click Here for F3 Trinity Activity (3p)
Click Here for My Book Mini-book The Trinity - prompted (2p)
Click Here for My Book Mini-book The Trinity - plain (2p)
Click Here for 10 Words About the Trinity - Trace copywork in print (1p)
Click Here for 10 Words About the Trinity - Trace copywork in cursive (1p)
Click Here for Sign of the Cross Prayer - Trace copywork in print (2p)
Click Here for Sign of the Cross Prayer - Trace copywork in cursive (2p)

Step One
Print out F3 piece.  Directions are included on the sheet.  Cut out pieces on dotted lines.  Fold flaps toward the centre on black lines.  Glue appropriate description to the corresponding flap.  Glue to F3 activity sheet called: The Holy Trinity, included in the file.  Share and discuss the piece. 

Step Two
Read the Bible passage from the F3 Activity sheet and discuss together as it applies to the Trinity. 


Step Three
Have the learners complete the My Book Mini-book - The Trinity.  This is available in two styles.  There is a blank book for older learners and a prompted style book for younger learners.  Simply have children complete the pages, cut apart on the lines, stack and staple.  It is easy and a fun way to narrate back information or show proof of learning.  This little book asks students to complete the following tasks or questions: 

Who or what is the Trinity?
Write or draw about the first person of the Trinity. 
Write or draw about the second person of the Trinity. 
Write or draw about the third person of the Trinity. 
Write out the sign of the cross prayer. 
Draw a symbol of the Trinity.

In a formal class setting, this could be started in class and finished for homework if time is an issue.  When completed, have children glue this onto their F3 Activity sheet in the appropriate spot.  I use card stock for the activity sheets to support the flaps and pieces better but that is up to you.

Step Four
You may want to have younger learners use some of our copywork sheets to solidify the uniqueness of the Trinity.  We offer these worksheet resources:

 10 Words About the Trinity.  These trace copywork sheets are available in both print and cursive styles.

 The Sign of the Cross Prayer.  These trace sheets help children learn one of the most basic prayers of the Catholic faith.

Step Five
You may want to finish up your lesson on the Trinity with our science experiment on the 3 states of water as they could be related to the Trinity.  We have previously posted about that here

**As a little note, we understand that what we have shared is not a perfect example of God, nor is a shamrock, three lit candles, or a triangle a perfect illustration as nothing is perfect but God.  But these symbols help children to begin to understand the concept of one God in three distinct and separate persons.

We hope this helps the religious education of your children in some way. :)


That Resource Team

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