How Can We Help?

All Saints Day and All Souls Day Activity

Activity Objective

To celebrate the Communion of Saints by helping others

Lesson Outcome

The children will explore ways in which they help their church community.


  • Poster paper, markers
  • Guest speaker


  • Invite the children to share the ways in which we can be united to Christ through acts of holiness and good works.
  • Write their suggestions on poster paper. Ask the children to share if they have participated in any of the suggestions they've listed.
  • Invite a member of your parish to speak with the children about how he or she lives a life of holiness and does good works.
  • Encourage the children to ask the speaker questions. (Perhaps use the list that the children created earlier to guide some of their questions.)

Learning Styles

Body Smart, Nature Smart, People Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


Arrange for a speaker to visit the group a week or two prior to teaching this session. Ask your parish catechetical leader for help in arranging this visit.