Breaking Bread Together

Activity Objective

To let the?young people?experience breaking bread together

Lesson Outcome

The?young people?will feel the crumbs and the texture of bread as they break off pieces of the loaf.


  • An uncut loaf of bread


  • Invite the?young people?to sit in a circle.
  • Tell them that Jesus broke bread with his disciples at the Last Supper and on the road to Emmaus.
  • Instruct the?young people?to pass the loaf of bread in a basket, breaking off a chunk to eat.
  • Encourage the young people to reflect about how the bread felt. Was it easy to break off? Was it messy?
  • Discuss why Jesus chose bread (staff of life?universal food under many forms)
  • Discuss why we no longer break bread at Mass. (too many people, messy, health reasons, crumbs?each particle is to be treated with reverence)

Learning Styles

Body Smart, People Smart

Approximate Time

10 minutes


Be aware of any?young people?with food allergies.

Make sure there is enough bread to go around.