Create a Bulletin Board Lesson Using the Jesus Makes Me Joyful Display Activity.
Need a unique lesson to help teach Catholic kids about the Visitation or finding joy in the presence of Christ? Try our Jesus Makes Me Joyful Display Activity, which is perfect for a CCD or Religious Education class. Not only does it incorporate group discussion as a teaching tool, but it can accommodate any number of students.
This CCD lesson can help encourage children to be joyful in the presence of God and when we represent the Lord to others. By being a person of joy, we can draw and excite others to know, love, and serve God. We should try to find the joy of our faith at all times, no matter what we are doing or what situation we are put in.
As part of this activity, learners will draw a portrait of themselves to share how they feel when they are in the presence of Christ. The inspiration for this lesson is the Gospel of St. Luke 1:39-45 - The Visitation.
Jesus Makes Me Joyful Display Activity
This Religious Education lesson not only teaches kids about being joyful in the presence of Christ but it also creates a unique display. Teachers may use the completed pieces to decorate a classroom, bulletin board, hallway, or learning area.
To use the lesson, first print the materials out to accommodate the number of students. Next, prepare the pieces as suggested in the instructions. Then, hold your class discussion using the lesson sheets for guidance. Finally, create the display using the directions and sample shown.
Because this activity is designed for group use, it can comfortably accommodate a class of any size. And because just about everything you need is included in the lesson file, it is easy to deliver. Teachers will need to provide art supplies, a Bible, and materials to put up the display. Scripture references and CCC notations are supplied for those instructors needing a bit of support.
Focus: Group learning and discussion, creating a classroom wall display
Theme: Jesus Makes me joyful; being joyful in the presence of Christ, The Visitation