When I taught 2nd Grade CCD, my favorite "first day" activity was tracing each child's outline and having them color their portraits. They added their names and a few of their favorite things around the border. This took nearly the entire class, however, and I wondered of there was an easier way to accomplish the same activity.
Then I came upon this "It's All About Me Tee" Poster. Create your template and then run it through a photocopier on large size paper. Have children draw and color their info, share their creations with the group, and then hang around the room. You can even customize with a section on "Favorite Saints," "Favorite Things God Created," "Favorite Bible Quote."
Please share some of your own favorite "Back to School/CCD/PSR activities below!
Summer is the typical season for setting new goals and envisioning changes in your Faith Formation programs and processes. It's also a good time to: