All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day are just a week away! They are some of my favorite liturgical feasts to teach about and celebrate with my students. I've got quite a few resources from the past, but the nature of teaching students more than one year in a row (I see mine 6th-8th grade) and also teaching older students than I have in the past means I'm still making a lot of activities. (Plus it's fun to mix things up and create with your current students in mind!)
This digital Saints Scavenger Hunt is mostly meant to increase my students' exposure to Saints beyond their favorites, whether they find a connection to a patronage that is important to them, find a Saint who shares their name or birthday, or discover a Saint who faced similar struggles as their own.
In this scavenger hunt, the students have seven different types of tasks to complete. A few screen shots are show below- they'll look for a Saint for their birthday, name, patronages, and culture, as well as be challenged to find Saints that fit into certain categories. The final slide sends them to a random Saint name generator, so they could be introduced to anyone!
The slides include links to recommended sources, but you could open it up to using Saint encyclopedias or reference books or a plain old Google search. The students have to fill in all of the blue boxes on each slide, making it easy to see at a glance what is completed and what is not. We'll plan on working on this in at least two classes for my junior highers, so you could always edit it down for a shorter amount of time.
The scavenger hunt was created in Google Slides and I will share it with my students in Google Classroom, where they will each have their own copy to edit. If you would like to use it, click on any of the images and it will open in Google Slides (you don't have to have an account).
- If you are going to use in Google Slides, it is set in view only mode so you can't edit it. Please make a copy and save to your own drive to make edits to the content and then share with your students.
- If you would like to download and edit in PowerPoint, go to File > Download > PowerPoint and save to your computer.
If you'd like to do something similar but on paper instead of digital, and at a little lower level, I also have this paper Saint Scavenger Hunt:
And here are some other activities for Halloween, All Saint, and All Souls:
12+ Ideas for Celebrating Halloween, All Saints, and All Souls Day*
Finding Truth in Halloween*
Saint Scavenger Hunt*
All Saints Day Art Project
All Saints and All Souls Day Letters*
Beatitudes and Modern Saints Card Game*
All Saints Day Info Coloring Page*
Happy All Saints Day Coloring Page*
All Saints Day Litany Prayer Cards*
All Souls Day Prayer Cards (Eternal Rest Prayer)*
Memento Mori Printables*