Five in a Row- This game will help children to discover that when Jesus forgives them, their sins are forgotten. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 125).
sadlierreligion.com- Wheel of Reconciliation (Grade 5)
Distribute the activity sheets. Read the directions aloud. Using a paper clip and the tip of a pen or pencil, demonstrate how to make the spinner for the game. Encourage the students to use their We Believe texts to help them write their questions for the "Wheel of Reconciliation" game. Give the students time to complete the each part of the "wheel" with a question about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Then, have students work with a partner to play the game. Partners should exchange "wheels" and take turns by "spinning" and recording their answers. When all questions have been answered on each "wheel" ask the partners to use their We Believe texts to help score and tally each others' answers. Correct answers are worth one point.
Throw Away Your Sins Game- This is for younger students to understand that their sins are forgiven.
Need: 1 trashcan, a piece of paper for each child, and 1 chair.
Directions: Give each child a piece of paper. Have the children think of a recent time that they sinned, such as telling a lie about their homework, arguing with their parents, or a time they were disobedient, etc. Next, have them think of how many times they sinned during the past week. Remind them of all the things that may be considered a sin, and have them write the number down on the piece of paper. Tell the children, “Let’s pretend that you made your confession to the priest and you did your penance. Now your sins are forgiven. Let’s throw away your sins.”
Put a trashcan against a wall. Have the children line up behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to the basket). One by one, have them throw their sins into a trashcan that is a few feet away.
christiancrafters.com- Righteous Vs. Wicked (scroll down to this game near the bottom of the page)
When you live a righteous life you grow towards God. When you live a wicked life you move away from God.
christiancrafters.com- Temptation Island
Through various fun games, activities, and group Bible discussions, participants will learn that temptation is from Satan and can lead to sin. Participants will also learn how to receive God's power to resist Satan's temptations. Event lasts approximately 3.5 hours. For grades 5 and up.
teacherspayteachers.com- Reconciliation Matching Game
This is a matching game that can be used to prepare for the sacrament of First Reconciliation/Penance. It uses all vocabulary words that are associated with the sacrament. Can be used in Catholic school classes, Religious Education, and Home School preparation.
100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church: For Grades 1 to 8 by Ellen Rossini, page 68- The Conscience: God’s Voice Within- Using the following clues, complete the puzzle below.
A Scriptural Examination of Conscience- In this exercise, you will make your own guide for an examination of conscience base on some key Scriptures. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 99).
sacredhearthouston.org- Worksheets for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
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sacredhearthouston.org- Penance & Eucharist Activities (click on the Documents on the left for printable worksheets)
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