Author: Connie Clark
8.5 X 11" -- 184 pages
If you teach middle-schoolers, you know they’re not easy to please. First there’s the look. Middle school catechists know it well. It’s the “I’d rather be anyplace than right here right now” look. There’s the roll of the eyes and the long looks at the clock.
But there IS a reason you chose to work with this age group, right? You look a little closer and you see something else. There’s a hunger in their hearts, a need to experience the overflowing love of God. They stand on the brink of one of the most critical periods in their faith formation and you want to accompany them.
This is how the author felt, and she knew there had to be a better way to share faith with middle schoolers—something that included learning, laughter and respect. Thus she developed 12 Easy (and Humorous) Plays for Middle Schoolers, a format that gives pre-teens the opportunity to “stand up, stretch out, talk, whisper, and even shout.”
And while these Scripture and saint-based plays mix laughs with learning, they never dilute the sacred truths of the Catholic faith.
This unique resource is packed with prop lists, lesson plans, and prayers and it makes your job easier too. Everything you need is here, so that with very little planning, you can create powerful lessons that are memorable and fun—for both you and your middle schoolers.
The “stars” of these plays are: Joseph, Moses, David, and Ruth from the Old Testament; Peter, the Good Samaritan, Zacchaeus, Lazarus, and the Resurrected Jesus from the gospels; and the saints: Paul, Francis of Assisi, and Joan of Arc.