Thursday, March 11, 2010

I Love God Above All Things (Catholic) card game

This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

I Love God Above All Things: is played with a deck of cards with pictures of various objects on them. The purpose of this game is see if you can "lose" all of your objects (cards) that you have valued over God.

4 pages of cards

Introduction: We are to love God above all things. We cannot value money, power, TV, music, video games, homework, friends or other things before our relationship with God. Can you put God first in your life?

Directions: Four cards are dealt to each player if three to six players are involved. With only two players, five cards are dealt to each. All remaining cards are placed face down in a draw pile. Randomly choose a player to go first. On your turn, ask for a specific card. You must already hold one of these cards. For example: "Charlie, please give me the cell phone." If Charlie has it, he gives it to you and you go again. Otherwise, he says "Go Fish" and you draw from the draw pile. If you happen to draw the card you asked for, you get another turn. If you draw anything else, it is now the next player's turn. When you collect both cards, immediately show the set to the other players and place the cards face up in front of you. When the draw pile runs out, keep playing until all of the cards have been made into sets of two. When the draw pile is exhausted, no one says "Go Fish." If you ask someone for a card she doesn't have, it becomes her turn. The first player who runs out of cards says, “I love God above all things” and is declared the winner.

Directions- Print out Directions and cut out.

Game Cards- Print Game Cards out on card stock and make 2 copies of each card. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. *Use only the Game Cards that are age appropriate.

Game Card #1

Game Card #2

Game Card #3

Game Card #4


Maia said...

I just stumbled across your site the other day, and I am so impressed! I'm just stepping into a religious education position at a small OCONUS military post, and I'll be recommending these activities to the catechists.

Also, I am placing a link to you on our blog (

Many thanks for your inspiration!

Amazing_Grace said...

Thank you so much for your kind words and linking me to your blog. :)

Patricia Jauregui said...

This is a very creative and easy activity. I'm sure that adapting the words in English and Spanish our Bilingual classes will enjoy it a lot and foremost, they will learn to be aware of good things that sometimes take God's place in our hearts!
Que Dios te bendiga!