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The Multiple Intelligences In Religious Education

Teaching About the Mass

Picture Smart Kids

Word Smart Kids

(Visual-Spatial Intelligence)

(Linguistic Intelligence)

Make a poster or flash cards of the Mass Articles and their purpose

Play with an interactive kids’ Mass set

Serve as a Lector at Mass

Help write the introduction or petitions for Mass

Tour the sacristy with a sacristan and see the real articles used for Mass

Write a Mass reflection based on the Scripture Readings

Create a piece of art for a Feast Day or Liturgical Season to be displayed in the church vestibule

Volunteer to help write articles for the parish bulletin, newsletter, or website

Interview a priest or deacon

Body Smart Kids

People Smart Kids

(Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence)

(Interpersonal Intelligence)

Act out the parts of the Mass using a peg doll set or other mini church

Plan a specific Mass for a cause and advertise it in the church community

Set up an altar with a play Mass set

Attend a training for liturgical

Practice the gestures of the Mass and research their meanings

ministers, or train someone else in a liturgical ministry

Help train younger students about the

Serve as a greeter/usher at Mass

gestures of the Mass

Visit homebound parishioners with an

Extraordinary Minister of Communion

Music Smart Kids

Self Smart Kids

(Musical Intelligence)

(Intrapersonal Intelligence)

Create a Mass journal for reflection

Research Mass parts set to music and compare different Mass settings

Choose and plan music for a specific Mass using the readings and liturgy

Sing in the choir or play an instrument during Mass

Train with a cantor or choir director

and leave copies in the vestibule of the church for other to use

Write prayer prompts relating to the Scripture Readings or Liturgical season

Pray for the Mass intentions and those on the parish Prayer Chain

Nature Smart Kids

Number Smart Kids

(Natural Intelligence)

(Logical/Mathematical Intelligence)

Organize an outdoor Eucharistic Procession

Volunteer with those who help count the Mass collection

Help with landscaping around the church property

Interview a sacristan about how many hosts are used for different Masses

Create flower arrangements for the altar or for honoring shrines and statues in the church

Create a display about parishioner statistics with the help of the parish secretary

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