Finding the Sacraments in Scripture was one of my favorite activities I did with my 6th graders this year. While both catechizing them about the origin and depth of the Sacraments, we were also developing a love of the Bible and familiarity with Typology and the connection of the Old and New Testaments. As you are planning ahead for the next school year (or looking for a summer activity to do with your own kids) here are two Bible Studies for connecting the Sacrament of Baptism to the Old and New Testaments.
Each study contains three stories in Scripture and the following reflections/resources:
-Scripture reference for the story
-Spot to summarize the story
-Place to write a favorite verse
-Challenge to connect the story to the Sacrament of Baptism
-Quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church or the Blessing of Water at Easter Vigil related to the Scripture
On the front cover, there is a title, Catechism quote, place for a name, and a spot for an illustration of their favorite story. The Bible Studies are meant to be printed two sided and folded in half, so they fit perfectly tucked into the cover of a Bible, which is a great way to help students return to stories they have studied during personal prayer time.
The three studies in the Old Testament study include Creation, Noah's Ark, and Crossing the Red Sea.
The three studies in the New Testament Study include Christ's Baptism, the Water and Blood from Christ's Side at the Crucifixion, and Baptism in the Acts of the Apostles.
I hope these resources are a good tool for you in your classroom or youth group!
Click here for the Baptism in the New Testament Bible Study:
Click here for the Baptism in the Old Testament Bible Study:
You might also like these other Baptism activities. Click on the picture or title to go to these posts:
Renewal of Baptismal Promises foldable:
Paschal Candle door/bulletin board:
Baptism in the Old Testament Stained Glass project: