Dear Teacher

Activity Objective

To review the Sacrament of Baptism

Lesson Outcome

The children will be able to describe the rite and effects of the Sacrament of Baptism.


  • Divide the children into two groups.
  • Position the two groups facing each other.
  • Pair children from group A with children from group B.
  • Instruct the two groups to take two big steps apart from each other.
  • Explain that the Jordan River is now between them.
  • The object is to bring their partner across the Jordan by correctly answering Baptism questions.
  • Use facts about Baptism to formulate questions such as: What is the main sign of Baptism?
  • When a child answers correctly, the child's partner is brought through the waters of the invisible Jordan River to the partner's side.
  • When all of the children have been brought safely across the Jordan, have the children return to opposite sides of the river and ask the second group questions.

Learning Styles

Word Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


Prepare questions ahead of time based on the number of children in the group.

If a child is unable to answer correctly, continue down the line of children in the group returning as many times as is necessary for the child to respond correctly.


Be mindful of the abilities of the children, and select questions that are appropriate to the children's different abilities.