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Saturday, October 24, 2009

All Saints Day Party Games

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.
  • Clothe the naked like St. Martin de Tours. Requires an outfit and a doll. The doll has to be dressed.
  • Give drink to the thirsty like... There is a pitcher and a glass. Each child pours water into the glass.
  • Give to the poor like St. Nicholas. The manipulatives are a bag filled with coins and a stocking or pretend chimney. The coin bag needs to be put in the chimney.
  • Teach the Faith like St. Patrick. Shamrock pieces, including the stem, need to be put together.

For Find the Keys for St. Peter, there are three bowls turned upside down. One has two keys taped in it. If the child lifts the correct bowl, they get a piece of candy.

5 comments:

  1. God Bless you for your family and your website! I am looking for All Saints Day resources, as I am trying to present an alternative to Halloween in our Parish. I want to present Holywins (google.com). Please pray that the iniciative will be accepted for next year!
    Holywins is in many places trying to give meaning again to All Saints Day. God Bless you!
    Love,
    Valeria

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  2. Thank you for these great ideas!! I will translate them into Spanish and post them in my blog "Familia Catolica". Blessings!!

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  3. You're welcome. I hope that you have a wonderful All Saints Day!

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  4. Hi Christine, I found your blog from Catholic Icing and came over to say hello. You have a couple of new game ideas to celebrate All Saints Day. I'm happy I stopped by!

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  5. Noreen, I hope that your All Saints Day celebrations might be able to benefit from these games.

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