Saint Paper Chain

All Saints Day Activity

Activity Objective

To teach the children to ask the saints in heaven to intercede for them

Lesson Outcome

The children will participate in the recognition of saints on All Saints Day.


  • Strips of construction paper
  • Markers


  • Tell the children to think of either a person they know who has died or their favorite saint.
  • Explain to the children that November 1 is the Feast of All Saints, a day when we remember those who have died and are in heaven.
  • Pass out the colored strips of paper and ask the children to write the name of that person or saint on the strip of paper.
  • Encourage the children to decorate the strips of paper with pictures that represent that person or saint.
  • Explain to the children that you are going to staple the strips of paper together to make a Saint Paper Chain.
  • Once the paper chain is complete, hang it up in the classroom so the children can see their work and remember their lost loved ones or favorite saints.
  • Conclude by reminding the children that All Saints Day is a day to remember those who have died and are in heaven.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart

Approximate Time

10 minutes


Decorate a strip of paper ahead of time so the children will have a model to follow.