I Will Follow You

Activity Objective

To teach the children to trust the good examples in their lives and to be good examples to others

Lesson Outcome

The children will use the example of Saint Joseph to explain trusting and being trustworthy.


  • Lunch bags
  • Crayons or markers


  • Tell the children that in this activity they will have a chance to role-play being a good example to another or following another's good example.
  • Ask the children to make paper-bag puppets to represent themselves.
  • When they have finished, have the children work in pairs to role-play situations. Instruct each partner to think of how he or she could be a good example and to act it out with the partner following the example. (The good-example giver may tell the partner what role to play. For example, telling a partner that he or she is a little brother learning to cross the street.)
  • After all the children have had a chance to play both roles, have the whole group gather back together and discuss how it feels to trust and be trusted.
  • Conclude by reminding the children how important it is to be a trusting person and to be trustworthy.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, People Smart

Approximate Time

10 minutes


Walk around and discuss possible situations with the children as they make their puppets.


Be sure that the children understand that they should trust only those who are deserving of their trust.