Thursday, October 6, 2011
Nicene Creed Activities
catholicmom.com- Catechist Resources for Roman Missal, 3rd Edition
Creed- lesson with Worksheet (page 2), The Creed Crossword (page 3)
looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- The Creed & Notebooking
catholicicing.blogspot.com- Catholic Trinity Craft
looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- We Are the Church Craft (highlighting the Four Marks of the Church found at the end of the Nicene Creed)
catholicicing.blogspot.com- Nicene Creed Craft (Be sure to change this to say: I believe in one God, etc.)
Make Nicene Craft from catholicicing.blogspot.com according to directions. Have students trace the beginning of the Nicene Creed: "I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible." (Printed out on tracing handwriting sheet.) Glue prayer on a piece of construction paper. Glue the bottom part of the hand on the back of the prayer with the hand showing above prayer.
Nicene Creed Tracing Handwriting Sheet- Students write their name on the top line. Students then trace the handwriting sheet and follow directions above.
These games below are from namb.net- More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities
I Am a Verse- Divide the Nicene Creed into parts equal to the number of children. Print each part on separate sheet of paper or index card. Jumble paper/cards and give one to each child. Holding the paper/card in front, each child lines up in proper sequence. Call out your part. Repeat until the Nicene Creed is memorized.
Illustrated Verse- Ask children to draw pictures of words in the Nicene Creed that help them remember the word. Put the drawings together repeating the words using the visual clues. Continue until all have learned the Nicene Creed.
Missing Words- Write the Nicene Creed on a chalk or white board omitting key words. Give each student a card with a key word missing from the Nicene Creed. Ask students to place their word cards in the proper place as they say the Nicene Creed. Shuffle cards and repeat until all have learned the Nicene Creed.
Photograph a Verse- Write words to the Nicene Creed on separate sheets of construction paper. Take pictures of each child holding a line to the Nicene Creed. Children then use the pictures to arrange the words to the Nicene Creed in proper order. Tape to poster board.
Verse Chain- Print lines of the Nicene Creed on separate strips of paper. Give each child one strip. After repeating the Nicene Creed several times with the children, ask them to assemble the chain by putting the words of the Nicene Creed in order. Staple the chain together.
(These activities below are in accordance with the new Roman Missal that is to be implemented on November 27, 2011.)
loyolapress.com- The Creed Game
Students help each other learn the Nicene Creed while playing a 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.
The Nicene Creed: The objective is to be the first player to get all four of his or her color pawns from his or her START location to his or her HOME space. Players must do this by answering questions about the Nicene Creed and rolling the die.
Set Up: Print game board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”). This game can be played individually or in teams. Each player gets 4 pawns of the same color. Players put all 4 of their pawns off of the game board near their START space. Next, shuffle the deck and place it face down in a small basket near the game board. Put an empty basket nearby for the discards. Players choose who will go first and then game play goes counterclockwise. Players can roll the die and have the person with the highest number go first.
How To Play: Each player has his or her own "'START" location and "HOME" location. Players choose a color and put their corresponding pawns off of the board near their START square and take turns answering questions (the first person to their right reads the card) and rolling the die. Players must answer a question correctly to roll the die. Players must roll a 1 or a 6 to place their pawn on their corresponding START color. If a 1 is rolled, the player moves out and sits in their START space until it is his turn again. If a player rolls a 6, then she gets another turn to roll. Players move their pawns counterclockwise around the game board until they reach HOME. An exact number must be rolled on the die to enter home. If a player cannot roll the exact number and has no other moves, play passes to the next person. During game play, you can jump over another player but if you land on another player's space, you must BUMP that player and they must put their pawn off the game board near their START space. Players can not BUMP their own pawns off the game board. If the only way to complete a move would result in a player bumping himself, the pawns remains in place and the player loses his or her turn.
If someone happens to be on your START space if you roll 1 or 6, BUMP that player. If a player lands at the start of a slide (except those of its own color), they immediately move to the last square of the slide. All pawns anywhere on the slide (including pawns on the "end spots" of the slide) are BUMPED. If you land on a slide of your own color, do not slide, just stay put on that square. HOME are the "safety zones" and access is limited to only that player of the same color. Pawns inside the zone are safe from being BUMPED. The first player around the game board and brings all their pawns to HOME wins.
Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of legal size file folder.
Game Board- Print out Game Board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”), trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.
Game Cards- (Use these cards or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.
*Pawns can be coins, colored buttons, game pieces from other games, fish rocks for the bottom of aquariums, craft foam cut into shapes, etc. You can paint small objects such as rocks, small plastic tops or caps, etc. You can also buy pawns at game stores.
The activity below is free, however it can 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.
Nicene Creed- Cut out strips and glue strips of the Nicene Creed in the proper order on a piece of construction paper. (For younger students you can do this together as a group activity.) You can also play this as a game by dividing the class into teams and give each team the strips of the Nicene Creed. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.
Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Profession of Faith Lesson, questions, and activities.
Nicene Creed- (crossword)
For younger students you can do this together on the board.
teacherspayteachers.com- Fill in the Blanks (FREE)
This is a great way to get your students in Religious Education to start memorizing the new Nicene Creed. It is a one page worksheet that has specific words left out of the prayer. The students pick from the word bank to add in the correct words. You can also photo copy the word bank out to make it harder for older students.
icsaamenia.org- Compare and Contrast the Creeds (page 13)