Lead Us Not into Temptation

Activity Objective

The young people will reflect on tempting situations and how they can avoid giving in to temptation.

Lesson Outcome

The young people should be able to explain that Jesus and the Church help us to overcome temptation.


  • Paper, pencils


  • Divide the young people into groups of three or four.
  • Direct each group to come up with a temptation that young people their age are likely to meet. Have them write on a sheet of paper the situation.
  • Collect the papers and place them in a container. Pass around the container and have each group select one paper.
  • Allow the groups time to discuss the problem and create a skit depicting how they would handle themselves in that situation.
  • Have each group perform their skit for the entire group.

Learning Styles

Body Smart, People Smart

Approximate Time

30 minutes


Some young people may have difficulty thinking of appropriate situations. Consider preparing in advance a list of situations that young people might face. Use the list to guide groups that need assistance.


Encourage the groups to think of situations on their own. This would prevent the young people from having to act out situations with which they might be uncomfortable.