Word Wave

Sacraments at the Service of Communion

Activity Objective

To create a description of the words "Sacraments at the Service of Communion"

Lesson Outcome

The children will understand different ways we can be of service.


  • Cardboard pieces (8 1/2" x 11"), each with one letter from Sacrament, Service, and Communion written on them, and two additional cardboard pieces that say "at the" and "of" respectively.


  • Explain to the children that there are many ways to be of service.
  • Divide the children into pairs and pass out to each pair up to four letters.
  • Have the children come up with an act of service that starts with the same letter they were given. (For example, "S" could be "save a seat at lunch for a friend"; "A" could be "ask a neighbor if they would like their lawn raked.")
  • Assemble the class together in a line, spelling out the words "Sacraments at the Service of Communion". In turn, have each partnership say their act of service until you have spelled out the entire phrase.
  • Explain to the children that there are many ways we can be helpful to others, and it is our responsibility to look for those opportunities.

Learning Styles

Body Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


This makes a great small presentation, either to another class or to parents.


Be sure to pair a shy child with a more outspoken one.