Building Unity

Activity Objective

To help the children visualize the concept that there is both unity and diversity in the Church

Lesson Outcome

The children will be able to explain that there is both unity and diversity in the Church.


  • Large unlined index cards
  • Pens, markers, and colored pencils
  • Clear tape


  • Distribute large index cards and markers.
  • Instruct the children to fold the cards into three equal parts.
  • Remind the children that we are all one because we are all baptized by the Holy Spirit into the Church.
  • In remembrance of our Baptism, instruct the children to write Father on one section, Son on the next section, and Holy Spirit on the remaining section.
  • Instruct the children to turn the cards over and write their names in each of the three sections, large enough to be read easily.
  • Encourage the children to select their favorite colors and decorate around their names in a way that expresses their individuality. (For example, symbols of their nationality)
  • Then instruct the children to create triangle blocks so that the Trinity is on the inside and their names are on the outside.
  • Distribute clear tape and instruct the children to tape the triangle blocks closed.
  • Invite the children to come and build the Church by fitting the blocks together.
  • Provide either folded-over tape or double-sided tape to keep the structure together.
  • When the children have finished, encourage them to talk about what they have built, what it looks like, what it means, and how they feel to be a part of it.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


If space permits, keep the completed structure on display.


Give assistance to any children who may have difficulty with fine motor skills.