Monday, January 21, 2013

The Holy Eucharist

We worked on learning about The Holy Eucharist this past weekend and for my preparation work, I went right to Jennifer at Catholic Inspired.

She has the perfect art project to teach the Real Presence of Jesus!

Jennifer offers for free, the printables on her website HERE.  Thank you Jennifer!!!!!!!

I do all the prep work of cutting them out since our time in class is limited, 
and their little fingers some times lack the dexterity to cut them out well.


We had left over stickable gems from our Christ the King crowns.  


One of my students prepared our prayer table as seen below.


We used gold or silver sharpies to write the important words.


Inside the host, is a picture of Jesus.  How great is that to teach the Real Presence?



We watched Greatest Heroes: The Last Supper, Crucifixion, and Resurrection that I checked out from my local library.  I only showed the first part to help illustrate when Jesus gave us the special gift of Himself.


My goal was to teach my first graders that The Holy Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  So, we first played a word scramble game where they move from station to station, respelling these words (plus Eucharist) and then must state the word out loud.  Once they do that, they can move on to another station.  It worked well but they still were stuck on "divinity" ... it was hard for them to remember and pronounce.  Eucharist was even harder.

So impromptu, I started saying slowly at first, then picked up speed the following words:

The Holy Eucharist is Jesus':

Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity
Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity
Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity...etc.

On their own, my students recited each word "Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity" with a clap.  Then started jumping up and down stating it.  By the time I stopped them, they had it memorized.

I even challenged them to ask their older siblings and parents this question "What is the Holy Eucharist?"

Here are some great resources for coloring pages of The Holy Eucharist.

That Resource Site

2 comments:

  1. Love the project. Looks great. Love the picture of Jesus inside the host.

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