A Billboard of Saints

A Billboard of Saints

Activity Objective


To identify the saints as people who lived model lives

Lesson Outcome


The children will explore the variety of ways to live as the saints

Materials


  • Poster board
  • Colored paper
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons and markers

Directions


  • Say to the children: To live as children of God, we must show our love for God and for others. Jesus wants us to live as saints.
  • Ask the children to share some ways that they can live as God's children. Encourage the children to name saints that help us live as children of God.
  • Invite the children to find a partner or to work in groups to create billboards that celebrate the lives of those who are examples of how we are to live as children of God.
  • Offer the children newspapers and magazines to find images of people exhibiting acts of good works and living as saints.
  • Have the children write on the poster board the names of the saints whose lives or actions are similar to the those of the people whose pictures they're cutting out.
  • When the children have created their billboards, have them write messages that express their gratitude for the saints' guidance.
  • Display the billboards around the room and encourage the children to review each other's work.

Learning Styles


Art/Space Smart, People Smart, Self Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time


20 minutes

Hints


Create your own billboard to use as an example for the children.