Catholic Prayer Puzzles

I love providing my students at church with different ways to memorize their Catholic prayers.  Each group is a little different - some already know the prayers, some just need a little practice to memorize the prayers and some need lots of help to memorize their prayers.  Last year I created Catholic Prayers Lapbooks to help my students.  They made these at the beginning of the year and took them home as a resource to help them.  That way, we knew that every student had the correct words at home with them to be able to memorize their prayers.  I also created Catholic Brag Tags to reward them when they memorized and recited their prayers.  Both worked wonders for my class last year, but this year's group need some extra support.  I created  Catholic Prayer Puzzles to help them practice during class.  
Catholic prayers for children made easier with the help of puzzles.  Great way to help students memorize prayers.
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Supplies Needed:

Printed Out Prayers
Cardstock
Sandwich Bags
Scissors or Papercutter
Laminator
Laminator Pouches
or
Jumbo Popsicle Sticks

Catholic prayers for children made easier with the help of puzzles.  Great way to help students memorize prayers.

To Use this Product

There are two different options to use this product.  One way would be to print out the prayer your students need to learn on cardstock and cut apart into strips.  Then glue each strip onto a jumbo popsicle stick.  This makes them durable but is also a little more time consuming.
Catholic prayers for children made easier with the help of puzzles.  Great way to help students memorize prayers.
 Another option would be to print on cardstock and then laminate for durability.  Then cut the puzzles apart into strips.  You could even add magnets to the back of these and have students use them on a white board/chalkboard or cookie sheet.
Catholic prayers for children made easier with the help of puzzles.  Great way to help students memorize prayers.
 Have students practice putting the strips in order for the prayer they are working on.
Catholic prayers for children made easier with the help of puzzles.  Great way to help students memorize prayers.
I printed several of each of the 6 prayers that my first graders need to learn.  I printed each prayer on different colored card stock so they wouldn't get mixed up.  Each prayer went into a plastic sandwich bag.

If you are printing multiples of each prayer, you might want to write numbers or letters on the back of each set so that if students mix up the pieces with another group, they can easily sort them again.
Catholic prayers for children made easier with the help of puzzles.  Great way to help students memorize prayers.
Since some of my students were really struggling with their prayers, I started offering them these puzzles to take home.  It was kind of set up like a lending library.  We would give each student who needed it the puzzle for one prayer.  They would take it home and practice.  Once they came back to class and recited and returned the prayer we gave them another one.  This seemed to really help our few students who were struggling with memorizing.

Prayers Included:

I tried to include several important Catholic prayers in addition to the six we teach our first graders.  Hopefully that gives you a good variety, no matter what grade you are teaching.

-Sign of the Cross
-Hail Mary
-Glory Be
-Angel of God (Prayer to my Guardian Angel)
-Blessing Before Meals
-Our Father
-Apostles' Creed
-Nicene Creed
-Act of Contrition (5 versions)
-Hail Holy Queen
-St. Michael Prayer
-Memorare
-The Prayer of Fatima
-Morning Offering


Are you ready to start prepping these Catholic Prayer Puzzles to use with your students, just click the link below to purchase your set from TeachersPayTeachers.




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