30 Creative Classroom Crafts Lessons and Prayers


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Put faith right into students’ hands with these clever, creative crafts and learning activities.

Now you don’t have to spend hours searching for the right activities for your lessons. 30 Creative Classroom Crafts, Lessons and Prayers is brimming with engaging, catechist-tested activities that can be adapted for any faith formation program. These hands-on crafts and projects are sure to captivate students and families of all ages, all year long.

Planning a lesson for Easter? Try the “empty tomb” activity. Talking about reconciliation? Use the road map activity to keep students on the right track. You’ll find photos and easy, step-by-step instructions to help you teach about:

God’s covenant
The Saints
Mary and the rosary
Advent and Christmas
The liturgical year
Lent and Easter
And much more!

Developed by two experienced parish ministers, 30 Creative Classroom Crafts, Lessons and Prayers overflows with helpful, inspiring information for catechists, teachers, and youth ministers. Each activity includes catechetical background, plus “Quick Facts,” and related prayers and blessings. With so much at your fingertips, 30 Creative Classroom Crafts, Lessons and Prayers is sure to become one of your most useful and trusted teaching resources for many years to come.

Michael John is the catechetical leader at St. Joseph Church in Bradenton, Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Iona College, and a Master of Arts in Theology from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He is a monthly contributor to RTJ’s Creative Catechist magazine.

Bridget Olson works for the Diocese of Venice in Florida. She holds a Master of Arts from Barry University. She has served as a DRE at St. Patrick’s Church in Sarasota, Florida; and as a catechist at St. Joseph’s church in Bradenton, Florida.