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Let's Learn About the Sacraments

Learn about the seven Sacraments with a neat game and new F3 pieces.

This is the time of year when many parents (and catechists) begin really focusing on the seven sacraments, especially if their children are preparing for the reception of sacraments themselves.  This can sometimes be an overwhelming task for young hearts and minds.  To help children accomplish this task, I usually recommend using the New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechism.  This is a very well done and easy to understand presentation of the basics of the faith for young Catholics.
The New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechism

To go along with this resource, I created some F3(Flip, Flap & Fold) Pieces.  I simply ask the children to pick out a few things that they have learned about each sacrament and write it on the lines.  Then they cut out the rectangles, fold on the lines and glue the piece to create a single page book.  These can easily be glued into their Religious Ed. F3 folder or any other notebook, folder or project.  This allows you to see what the child finds most important about each individual sacrament.

Sample F3 Pieces

As a bonus, the F3 pieces go with our Sacrament Match-up Game. If you love Where's Waldo type games, art and your faith - then this is the game for you. 

This game allows you to teach the seven sacraments using descriptive clues and art details from the The Seven Sacraments by Rogier Van der Weyden.  Details in the artwork reveal lots about our rich Catholic traditions through each of the sacraments. Each sacrament is highlighted and the children really enjoy trying to find the examples within this beautiful work.  Print out the pieces, cut apart, and laminate for durability.  This is a great game for use in CCD or religious education classes.   A full class period can be devoted to playing this game if teachers explain details and nuances of the faith as they go through each detail page and then the clues themselves.   Be forewarned, this is not as easy to complete as it looks.  Many times we can easily be stumped by the simplest clues.  Instructions are provided and a reference sheet is included to aid in game play.

I hope that this helps you in your sacramental prep or catechism review. 

Click Here to download the F3 pieces on the seven Sacraments.
Click Here to download the Sacrament Match-up Game.



Pam said...

This is a REALLY neat idea! Thanks so much for sharing it! I appreciate all the work you put into these materials.

Kalei said...

Thank you so much for the encouragement,Pam! It has always been my hope that these little resources can really help the Catholic faith come alive for young souls! :)


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