An affirmation bracelet is both a craft and an activity. The bracelets are made by sharing a bead with a friend and saying what unique quality you like about that person.
Children of all ages can learn more about St. Isaac Jogues by participating in activities described in the Footsteps of the American Saints program.
Minefield game is a youth group game which seems to have lots of variations. It is easy to set up, requires materials you can find in your meeting space, and can be played indoors, so it is a good option for youth ministry or Vacation Bible School.
The Medusa Game is a game for a group of about 8 or more teenagers. It is based on the Greek legend of Medusa. Looking at her caused people to turn to stone.
Sometimes we can teach our children through the ordinary. We can help kids learn about St. Peter Claver on his feast day (September 9) by checking your first aid kit. Your kids might say “What does a first aid kit have to do with a saint?” So be prepared to answer them.
You might know that Pope Francis has promoted devotion to Mary “Our Lady Undoer of Knots”. The Human Knot game is a fun activity to add into a teaching about this devotion. Since it is a cooperative game also makes a fun team building activity.