Church and Ambo Visit

Activity Objective

To show the children how the ambo in your church looks and sounds

Lesson Outcome

The children will be more familiar with their parish church.


  • Scripture reading


  • Check with your catechetical leader for a time to use the church. Ask to have the microphone at the ambo turned on.
  • Bring a simple Scripture reading for the children to read.
  • Take the entire group up to the ambo to view it up close.
  • Have the group sit in the pews closest to the ambo.
  • Let any interested child read aloud from the ambo the Scripture reading you have prepared.
  • Back in the room invite the children to share their reactions to reading in church.

Learning Styles

Word Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


Discuss respectful behavior and your expectations in church before your visit.

Check to see if a foot stool is available for shorter children.

Seek permission to use the ambo in advance.


Do not force anyone to read, only those who volunteer.