Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sample Lesson Plan (Wreath I, Love of God)

Here is a sample of lesson plan that you may want to use when organizing meetings for your group. Many thanks to Teresa Rodriguez of Garland, TX for submitting these materials.

Love of God / St. Agnes-January 21/ Pink / Peony

Meeting Agenda: 11/15/10

Activities accomplished during meeting: (p. 17 of Member’s Guide: 1,2,3,5,9)

I. Opening Prayer: (3:35pm-4pm)

a.) Hail Mary
b.) Scripture Memory Verse (different verse chosen): “If you love Me, you will keep my commandments” (John 15:14) and “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” Mark 12:30. (Activity #1)
c.) Act of Love/ short version (x3-for memorization): “O, My God, because you are all good I love you with my whole heart and soul.” (Activity # 3)
d.) St. Agnes, please pray for us and help us always to love God.
e.) Review of poster/ St. Agnes
f.) St. Agnes-Let’s get to know her! (story with props/ or dress up as St. Agnes-have someone else dress up. Make this FUN and entertaining-the girls will love it! ) (Activity #2)

II. Grace / snack / drink / discussion (4-4:15pm)

a.) Love of God is the highest form of love-read 5 ways that we can show God that we love Him. Can you think of any more ways that we can show God that we love Him? (Activity #5)
b.) Discuss: 10 Ways that God has shown us that He loves us (Activity #9)

III. Craft (4:20-4:35pm)

a.) Put together the “God is Love” (I John 4:8) cross-glue it to pink construction paper and attach a copy of the Short form of the Act of Love. (This can be used as part of the Love of God medal project award-“Build an Altar” on p.19)
b.) Color/paint/color pencil the pictures of St. Agnes

IV. Game--“The Golden Rule”: Loving God means keeping His commandments (4:35-4:50)
This game will help us to learn how to respect others(a way of putting our love for others in action) , which is one the greatest commandments of all. (Activity #5-one way to show God that we love Him is by loving others) *This was a free download off the internet. Google: The Golden Rule Game for children.

V. Closing Prayer (4:50-4:55pm)

a.) Act of Love (Memorized)
b.) Scripture Verse (Memorized)
c.) St. Agnes please pray for us and help us to love God and defend our Catholic Faith as you did. Amen.

VI. Sign out / bake sale reminder / change in day for next meeting reminder (4:55-5:05pm)


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