Heroes and Saints

Activity Objective

To show the children how saints are the heroes of the Catholic faith

Lesson Outcome

The children will be able to tell how the Holy Spirit helps us follow Jesus.


  • Chalkboard or large poster board
  • Paper
  • Chalk or marker
  • Pens or pencils


  • Arrange the children in groups of two or three and have them make a list of examples of heroes from movies, TV, cartoons, or comics.
  • Invite the groups to report and make a list on the board. Ask volunteers to describe where certain heroes get their strength, power, or inspiration.
  • Next, brainstorm a list of saints that the children know.
  • Explain that the saints, our Catholic heroes, receive strength and help from the Holy Spirit.
  • Talk about how we receive that same strength from the Holy Spirit to follow Jesus and to practice fortitude.

Learning Styles

Word Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes