Here are some fun, engaging activities to go deeper in exploring Catholic social teaching. These activities explore the roots of Catholic social teaching in Scripture and tradition and also help younger audiences consider how to put faith in action.
Use this fun activity to explore visually—through posting scriptural events in the correct order on the wall—how Scripture provides a foundation for our concern for those who are poor and vulnerable.
There are hundreds of passages in Scripture that exhort us to work for justice. In this fun activity, small groups compete to find scriptural references related to concern for those who are poor and vulnerable.
Want to become more familiar with the major Catholic social teaching documents and the current events and signs of the times to which they responded? This fun and challenging activity can help you.
Green Street Park and Drop by Drop are two books for children in grades K-5 that help parents, teachers and children examples of how to participate in solutions to important problems related to the life and dignity of others. Green Street Park is a story about Philip, his family, friends, and neighbors, who learn to imitate the model of St. Francis of Assisi by caring for creation in their own neighborhood. In Drop by Drop, children learn about how lack of water affects a little girl name Sylvie and her family, and after seeing how the problem got solved, they make a plan to help. Also available are “black line masters,” or on-line educational supplements for teachers to use as worksheets, as well as “Pray Me a Story” reflections for use with the books.
This creative activity from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in the Archdiocese of Baltimore helps youth of elementary school age envision Catholic social teaching from the perspective of a superhero.