Beatitudes Activities: 11 Teaching Ideas for Religious Educators

One of the most commonly requested topics from teachers, catechists, and fans of The Religion Teacher has been the Beatitudes. I cannot believe this is the first time I’ve ever written or created something about this important set of teachings of Christ. I took a little time and did some brainstorming on all of the […]

Fun Catholic Ice Breaker Games

It is the beginning a new year and for many of us that means . . . fun Catholic ice breakers! I know, I know, ice breakers aren’t always the most exciting things to do, but they are effective. You want to build a community as quickly as possible so you might as well have […]

Catholic Confirmation Activities that Excite and Engage

This list of Catholic Confirmation activities will help you get your students excited and engaged in the sacramental preparation process. The Sacrament of Confirmation is a critical sacrament in the life of young Catholics and should be a positive and transformative experience that they carry with them for the rest of their lives. Consider using […]

Catholic Mass Activities for Kids

There are so many fun ways to teach kids about the Catholic Mass. This collection of Catholic Mass activities should help you plan your next lesson about the mass or help prepare students for school or parishes masses throughout the year. Whether you are teaching students about the liturgy or specifically about the Eucharist, try […]

A Ten Commandments Activity

The ten commandments are such an important topic in Catholic religious education curricula. They have a place in almost every year’s course. This Ten Commandments activity asks students to creatively interpret and understand these great laws. An important disclaimer: the risk of using this activity is that students lose an appreciation for the Scriptures as […]

7 Practical Ideas for Prayer Before Class

Prayer before class starts is usually a crucial part of every religion teacher’s lesson plan. I included it by default on the lesson planning templates I created to support The Religion Teacher’s Guide to Lesson Planning. Use the tips below to help you remember to pray before every class session and to offer creative opportunities […]

Rosary Activities

Get The Religion Teacher’s Rosary Worksheets for Kids! Includes handout meditations on each mystery of the Rosary to help young people not only recite the prayers but enter into the mysteries of the lives of Christ and Mary. (Special Offer: Buy these rosary worksheets for kids and get two free classroom videos on “How to […]

Catholic Thanksgiving Day Lesson Plans on the Eucharist as Thanksgiving

Eucharist means first of all “thanksgiving” (CCC, 1360). I can think of no better lesson to teach to our students this Thanksgiving week than this. There are many images that express the intense mystery that is the Eucharist, but the Eucharist as thanksgiving is the most appropriate for November. A simple connection that you can […]