Activities & Games
catholicdeacon.org- Items Used at Mass (definitions and pictures)
pothc.org- Objects Used at Mass (definitions and pictures)
catholicmom.com- Catholic Flashcards
Link to download the images and print to make your own. Or take photos of the objects in your own church for added familiarity for the little ones. Make 4×6 prints and laminated for extra durability and keep them together with a binder ring.
cyberfaith.com- What Do You See in Church? Lesson for Grade level K through 2
The Mass- Help Father get ready for Mass. Circle the things he will need. Cross out the things he will not need. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 18).
Things We See at Mass- Match the words with the pictures of things we see at Mass. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 19).
Articles Used in Worship- Match the terms on the right to the descriptions on the left. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 92).
Treasure Hunt- Take the students on a tour of the church and point out and discuss items found there. Divide the students into small groups. Give each group a clipboard with a list of objects. The students have to locate each item and write down where it is located in the church.
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Liturgical Memory & Go Fish Card Game- Children can play Memory or Go Fish with the cards (make 2 copies) by matching the pictures of liturgical objects. (All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.)
If the students need help:
*Give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word.
*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the object and say the word. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.
What is the name of the wooden bench you sit on at church? (Pew)
What is another name for the holy water fountains or fonts at the entrances of the church? (Stoup)
What is the name of the table of the Lord in the sanctuary? (Altar)
What is the name of the cup used by the priest/Eucharistic ministers for the Blood of Christ? (Chalice)
What is the name of the wine that has been consecrated by the priest at Mass? (Blood of Christ)
What is the name of the bread that has been consecrated by the priest as Mass? (Body of Christ or Blessed Sacrament)
What is the name of the cup with a lid for the Body of Christ in the Tabernacle? (Ciborium)
What are the small pitchers of water and wine for the Mass called? (Cruets)
What is the name of the podium where the lector reads the Lectionary at Mass? (Lectern)
What is the name of the large podium? (Ambo)
What is the name of the cross carried at the beginning of Mass and at the end? (Processional Cross)
What is rung during the Consecration of the Mass? (Bells)
What is the name of the ornate receptacle used to place the Body of Christ? (Tabernacle)
What is the name of the chair that the priest who presides at Mass sits in? (Presider’s Chair or Celebrant’s Chair)
What is the name of the light that burns continually when the Blessed Sacrament is present? (Sanctuary Lamp)
What is the name of the book that has the church hymns or songs in it? (Hymnal)
What is the name of the liturgical book containing all instructions and texts necessary for the celebration of Masses throughout the year? (Missal)
Which book is read during the Liturgy of the Word and read by the lector? (Lectionary)
What is the name of the book used by the priest or deacon to read the Gospel of the day during the Mass? (Book of the Gospels)
Which book does the priest pray from during the Mass at the altar? (Sacramentary)
What am I?- Have your class work together to make riddles for objects used in Mass. Then have the students take turns reading their riddles to the class. Or you can play this game using the riddles provided.
What Am I? (file folder game)- Identify objects used during Mass by description or picture.
Place your markers on START. The player rolls a die and follows the directions. If you land on a space with a description of an object used at Mass (even if you were told to go back) you read it out loud and you must say what that object is. (If they cannot read, the teacher or someone else can read it for them). If you are correct, you stay where you are. If you are not correct, you go back two spaces and read that description and say what that object is. If you are correct, you stay where you are. If you are not correct, you go back two spaces, etc. If you land on a picture of an object used at Mass you must say what that object is. Same rules apply for the picture identification as well. The first person to move around the board and land on FINISH wins.
Directions- Print, trim, and put on front of file folder.
Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.
Answers- Answers to game.
Liturgical Bingo: (Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about Liturgical items used at Mass.)
Liturgical Bingo Directions with Questions & Answers- The teacher asks one student at a time a question or clue from the list. The student answers the question and the class looks for the word on their bingo card. The first student who gets five in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins.
Liturgical Bingo Cards- 1 through 5
Liturgical Bingo Cards- 6 through 10
Liturgical Bingo Cards- 11 through 15
Picture Liturgical Bingo: (Students play Liturgical Bingo, but with pictures.)
Picture Liturgical Bingo- Directions and questions to play Picture Liturgical Bingo.
Picture Bingo Cards 1 – 5
Picture Bingo Cards 6 – 10
Items Used at Mass- Word Scramble
Easy Liturgical Quiz- Read each question and circle the correct answer.
Liturgical Quiz (harder)- Fill in the missing blanks with the correct word. Word bank provided.
lifes-commotion.armyfamilyok.com- What’s inside a church? (worksheet)
Liturgical Chart- Cut out the picture and paste in the correct box.
Liturgical Chart- Fill out the definitions of each object. Cut out the picture and put in the correct box.
Liturgical Chart Pictures- Pictures to cut out and paste on the Liturgical Chart.
Liturgical Objects in Church (6 objects)- Write the name of the object in the blank. (Ideas for younger students are given).
Liturgical Objects in Church (12 objects)- Do you know what these are? (Ideas for younger students are given).
Liturgical Objects in Church (12 objects)- More Objects Used at Mass. Write what the object is in the space provided. For younger students you can use a word bank on the board.
Objects Used in Mass Handwriting Worksheet #1- chalice, ciborium, altar, stoup, pew
Objects Used in Mass Handwriting Worksheet #2- cruets, tabernacle, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ
Liturgical Objects Used at Mass- Directions: Write the correct number of the object in the blank. For younger students: Teacher will write on the board a word from the list. The teacher will then read the word and definition to the students and they will answer out loud during class the correct number. Have students write down the correct number beside the word. Answers