Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Doors to the Sacraments {Baptism}

My classroom religion curriculum centers around the Sacraments.  As my students make project about the seven Sacraments to add to their Fulton Sheen Notebooks, I have always displayed their work in the hall, but this year our bulletin boards were moved to uncover some windows to let in natural light (yay!).  I decided to use our door to display the students' work, and also use it to remind them of the new life that the Sacraments offer us- a door to grace.

For our Baptism door, we displayed the students Baptism Certificates (available through our textbook publisher here).  I also created a large Paschal Candle using butcher paper and a banner that says, "In our Baptism we received the light of Christ. Now we go out to share it!"

We continued these displays throughout the year with the rest of the Sacraments.  It was a great way to not only display the students' work for the school, but to also to keep them mindful of the important role the Sacraments play in our lives as Catholics.

Update: Since posting our Baptism activities, Sadlier has changed editions two or three times, and their website is totally different. They used to share all their resources online, but no longer make them available. Fortunately, we are still teaching out of the old edition and just have to use the paper resources in our teachers' editions.
I'd love to be able to share this printable with you all, but since it is not my creation or property, I don't feel in good conscience that I share it. I'm sorry- clearly, I like to share things with people (all over my site!), but I have also been at the other end where people are sharing my materials in ways that they shouldn't. If you'd like to try this yourself, you could easily make your own certificate. It just contains the student's name, Baptism date, parish, parents' names, Godparents' names, and something they do to share the light of Christ. Then they could decorate with symbols or an illustration of Baptism.


  1. How fortunate am I that I stumbled upon your blog through Pinterest. I have literally spent hours here, not in one sitting, absorbing ideas for my P-1 Religious Ed class. The Works of Mercy for Lent is out of this world. I intend on using this for the entire Religious Ed program so all the children can participate. You are an angel sent from heaven for teachers like me! You really do need a PayPal donation button! I feel a bit guilty downloading for free. God bless you!

    1. Marsha, I'm so so glad that you are finding good things here to use with your students! They are freely given so that you can freely share with those kiddos. I'm sure you'll think of some way to pay it forward. :) Hope you have a fruitful Lent!

  2. Love your site!!! Just what I needed to teach 3rd-5th during our parish mission about sacraments! THANK YOU!