Two games that I have not seen mentioned elsewhere are Practice the Virtues like the Saints Race and Find the Keys for St. Peter. Both games are not my original ideas.
Practice the Works of Mercy like the Saints Race requires cards for various saints placed around a table. Each card has instructions, manipulatives, and sometimes pictures to complete an activity. Each child is timed as they go around the table completing the activities on the cards. The child who completes the race in the fastest amount of time receives a prize at the end of the evening. Each child's name needs to be written down, along with the time that it takes for them to complete the race. They can stand in line again and try to beat their previous time.
The works of mercy that are listed on individual cards are as follows:
- Feed the hungry like St. Elizabeth of Hungary. There is a basket with rolls. Each child needs to place the rolls in the basket.
- Help build the Church like St. Francis. There are blocks and a diagram in the shape of a church. Each child uses the blocks to build a church.
- Pray for the living and the dead like St. Cyprian. A picture of hands folded in prayer is on this card. Each child has to say a prayer.