Who Takes Care of Us?

Activity Objective

To acquaint the children with all the people in their lives who take care of them

Lesson Outcome

The children will gain an increased awareness of those who can take care of them.


  • This is a game along the lines of the "I'm going on vacation, and in my suitcase I packed . . ." memory game. Each child lists a person and the next child has to repeat the previous names and then add his or her own, and so on.
  • Explain to the children that we all have people who take care of us when we are sick.
  • Invite the children to sit in a circle and ask them to think of someone who takes care of them. Have the first child name his or her person. Have the next child repeat the name the first child gave and add their own person's name. Have the third child repeat the previous two names and add their own, and so on.
  • The children can ask for help at any time if they forget a name. The names can be specific (my Aunt Mary), or generic (my mom).
  • Go around the room, giving each child a turn.
  • At the end, highlight for the children all the people who help take care of us when we are hurt or sick. Remind the children that this is one of the ministries of God, and that the Anointing of the Sick is a specific sacrament.

Learning Styles

People Smart, Self Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


Have the children all repeat their people if the group has trouble with the memorization.


Make the activity non-competitive by having children help with the repetition.