I have to be honest and say that I never really thought I would enjoy teaching CCD as much as I do. I still talk to my old CCD teacher on occasion and I remember how much of a difference she made in my life. I hope one day I can make a difference in a kid’s life as much as she did for me. But enough of that sappy stuff.
So because today is St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day today, we made Pet Prayer Cards. I used the following prayer of Catholic.com. Sadly I lost it and so I can only credit them and not supply a link.
“Blessed are you Lord God maker of all living creatures. You call fourth the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, and the animals on land. You inspired St. Francis to call them his brothers and sisters. Bless this pet (enter kids pet names here). By the power of love enable my pet to live by your plan. My we praise for for all you beauty” -Amen.
We also learned from our Old Testament Reading of Amos 6:4-7
Since the story is about social justice and working together, we play the hula hoop game.
Hula Hoop Game:
Have kids stand in a circle and have kids pass it around in a circle holding hands. Let them figure it out. Have them work together. Here’s where it got interesting.
Ask the following questions:
Did it matter that the person next to you was a different gender?
Did it matter that you may have less or more money than them?
What is the all thing we have in common?
It took a few tries till they figured out it was Jesus.
Like I said before my class is super smart and I am happy that they are grasping adult concepts so quickly!!!!