Increase your students interest and engagement in learning about Saint Therese of Lisieux a.k.a. The Little Flower with these activities! In my experience teaching Catholic religion classes our textbook may provide information with a reading passage on the saints our students are required to learn about, but there is usually nothing further to digest that information. I've created this pack with multiple opportunities to supplement their learning about this beloved Catholic saint in ways your students and you will enjoy!
Included in this pack are:
- Two graphic organizers- these are great to project and fill out whole class on a dry-erase board together, in small groups, or individually. They could be used before, during, or after reading and learning!
- Two sets of writing papers with handwriting lines in both black and white and color options- There are so many options for these. Students could write their facts they've learned about Therese, they could reflect on one of her quotes, or even write about the good deeds they could perform by following her Little Way
- Large saint fact card- students illustrate and fill in biography facts. I've included an answer key. You could do these whole group together or break into small groups to research!
- Our Little Way good deeds worksheet page- challenge your students to think of the small things they can do to offer their love to God. Students list their ideas and illustrate themselves performing a good deed.
- Four Saint Therese quote full page posters in both black and white and color options- I like to hang these on my classroom door to engage or launch my class. You could choose to have students color the black and white version. If you print these you could also scale down the page or print multiple to a page to create mini bookmarks or cards.
- Bookmark with option to print one or two-sided- younger students may color the front of the bookmark, while older students can fill out the back side of the bookmark. Print these on card stock for longevity or even laminate for a special touch.
- Timeline activity of important dates- Students will cut out each of the important dates and order them chronologically. I have my students glue them in order on a piece of construction paper. You could also have students work in small groups to practice ordering the events.
- Mini-poster with explanation of Doctor of the Church- This gives a brief rundown of what this special title means.
- Word search- This would be a great way to begin your study of Saint Therese to preview some of the vocabulary that you will use in your learning.
- Short Saint Therese quiz with answer key- With 6 true/false and 2 fill in the blank questions this short quiz is a great way to assess your students learning!
- Pick A Corner game- These ready made slides make playing this game easy! To play you will post the letter posters on opposing sides of the classroom creating separate designated areas for A, B, C, and D. Display a slide and read the question and answer choices to the students. Students decide on their answer and show their answer by moving around the classroom to the letter that represents their answer choice. You may use this activity to introduce Saint Therese to your students. This is a great tool to informally assess your students AND incorporate some visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activity!
I've tried to make everything as prep free as possible so you can focus on delivering the content! If you enjoy these saint activities check out my Saint Francis of Assisi pack.