Yes, you read that title right. The Nicene Creed and Tetris. Curious?
This is an easy activity that can be used to help memorize groups of text, in this case, the Nicene Creed.
First step- Explain to a new generation what Tetris is. Pull up a website or app if need be. Or better yet, a circa 1992 game console.
Just kidding. Knowledge of Tetris is not necessary, but it is a little cooler than saying "various shaped interlocking colored block puzzle."
Real step one- Print out the Creed file below, which separates each word into it's own row and column. It takes up three pages, and works better if printed on cardstock.
Step two- color various shaped sets of rectangles.
Step four- throw in a ziploc bag, shake up, and had to a kid to unscramble. This is harder than it looks- for sets of squares this small, I would try 4th grade and up. If you want to use it with younger kids, color larger blocks of squares. It also might be handy to have a copy of the Creed nearby to check.
Click here for a pdf of the APOSTLES Creed, per request.