Your lesson is done, the students have finished with all their activities and there are a few more minutes until class is over. Or these infamous scenarios crop up: schedules get disrupted for one reason or another or the dismissal bell has ten more minutes to go. The minutes slowly tick by and meanwhile your students are getting restless and total mayhem will surely result if something doesn’t happen and soon. What ever the reason, this phenomenon happens way too often and it is enough to fill any teacher's heart with fear. How do you keep your class occupied and keep them productively engaged? While many teachers immediately pull out busy work or drills, it is much better to try to keep the class on its toes with learning games and activities. Here are a few teacher tested fillers that can help you avoid a classroom revolt.
These activities are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.
Liturgical Objects Used In Mass- Several games to help review liturgical objects used in Mass.
People At Church- Who are the people at church? What do they do? Here are a few games for students to learn about the people at church.
Disciples Memory Game or Go Fish Game- A fun way to review the names of the disciples.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words Game- A fun review game about actions during Mass.
Ten Commandments File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to identify which one of the Ten Commandments the sin broke.
WWJD?- Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, "What Would Jesus Do?" it will make it a lot easier.
Activities, Games, etc. for Prayers and Scriptures- ideas to help your students memorize prayers and scriptures
Bible Story Review- Review the Bible stories that the students have done using these games. Several different kinds are posted.
Copyright 2010 Laura Grace
About the Author
Laura Grace was a special education teacher years ago and has taught CCD for 16 years. She has been a contributor at catholicmom.com since 2006, is part of the Gospel Reflections Team, and creates lesson plans for religious education and homeschooling. In 2008 Laura started her own blog, The Catholic Toolbox where she posts activities, crafts, games, worksheets, puzzles, lesson plans, classroom tips, etc. for all ages.