Theme: Explore the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick
Virtue: Self Control (controlling your behavior; making sure your actions, thoughts, and words please God and others)
JESUS SURVIVAL KITS
It is a good idea to carry a first aid survival kit when you’re out in the wilderness, just in case you need to care for any wounds, cuts or scrapes. This Jesus Survival Kit will remind us that Jesus is our Ultimate Healer! He is always ready to comfort us and heal us, especially in the sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.
- Small box or container with lid (1/child)
- Jesus Survival Kit label (1/ child)
- Jesus Survival Kit notes (1/ child)
- Colored markers
- Colorful tape and stickers
Kit Supplies: (1/child)
- Antiseptic wipe
- Cotton balls
- Life Savers (candies)
- Mini flashlights or battery operated candle
- Snack size bags
- Print the Survival Kit labels and notes.
- Insert supplies and note in small bags for each child.
Introduce one item at a time and read the message on the Jesus Survival Kit note.
- Write your name on the bottom of the box.
- Color the label and tape it on the lid.
- Decorate the box with tape and stickers.
- Put your bag of supplies inside the Survival Kit.
When people are sick, one of the best things we can do is pray for them. We’re going to make Spiritual Bouquets to give to people who are sick so we can encourage them with our thoughts and prayers.
- Plastic flower pot or cup (1/child)
- Floral foam (1/2 square/child)
- Craft sticks (2-3/child)
- Spiritual Bouquet Messages
- Clear tape and markers
- Cut pieces of floral foam and insert them into the pots.
- Cut and color a few flowers and leaves.
- Tape a flower and leaf to each craft stick.
- Insert the craft sticks into the foam of the flower pot.
This can also be done as a group craft. Purchase larger flower pots and have several kids work together on them. If possible, have some of the kids help you deliver the Spiritual Bouquets.
An Examination of Conscience is often used before going to the sacrament of Confession. It could also be used at night before we go to bed to prayerfully reflect on our day. The questions we ask ourselves help us to look back on our thoughts, words and actions to see if we have sinned against God and others. Read a few lines of the Examination of Conscience. The Act of Contrition is a prayer that we say to tell God that we are sorry for our sins.
Ages: 7 and up
- Small wooden plaque or canvas board (1/child)
- Examination of Conscience
- Colored markers
- Tissue paper, stickers, gems, etc.
- Glue (Mod Podge) and paintbrushes
- (Opt.) String
- Print the Examination of Conscience.
- Cut pieces of tissue paper.
- (Opt.) Tape string to the back of each plaque.
- Brush a layer of glue on the plaque and stick on the pieces of tissue paper and the prayer.
- Finish decorating with stickers and gems.
Set aside to dry.