Friday, June 14, 2013

ACTS Prayer Lapbook

Back in this post I wrote about how I used the acronym ACTS to help my students through a sort of guided Holy Hour.  We created that prayer space in our Fulton Sheen Notebooks, but you can create the same thing in a file folder lapbook.

Start with a file folder and decorate the outside with the acronym and symbols.  A link to the printable is at the end of the post.

 On the inside of the folder, attach the prayer starters.  Printable can be found in this post. I connected them with a single piece of scotch tape at the top so that they would open like a flap.
 This allows space for the kids to journal privately during their prayer time.  If this lapbook is something that you want to be used multiple times, you could easily add a stack of post it notes under each flap, allowing for much more writing space.
Click here for a link to the printable of the symbols.  


  1. This is great! I truly appreciate your efforts and work. I am always looking for more interactive ways to teach my students because religion class should not be just about the book! Your activities look like a lot of fun, and this is especially inviting to me as I love lapbooking! Another idea for adding more writing space under each flap is to have the stdents use unlined printer paper cut into quarters. Students (or the teacher) could staple booklets to be added under each flap (staple at the top so pages all life the same direction, and glue the last page down at the top or entirely). Again, thanks so much for the great additions to teaching religion class! God bless you! You will be in my prayers for a great school year!

    1. So glad you like it! Thanks for the extra tips! :)