Monday, August 27, 2012

The Creed + Tetris

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 three- cut out on the lines in between colors.

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.
 Yay, Tetris! :)


***Update*** 
Click here for a pdf of the APOSTLES Creed, per request. 

6 comments:

  1. I love it! I teach the Apostles Creed in 3rd grade. Do you have that?

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    1. Hi Kate! I'm glad you like the idea! I have not made it for the Apostles Creed- sorry! You could easily create the same idea using a table in Microsoft Word, which is how I created this one.

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    2. Hello! After seeing your idea, I actually made one similar for the Apostles creed (Lutheran version). I would be happy to email you the PDF if you would like! :)

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    3. Hi! Sure, I'd be happy to have another version to refer people to. You can email me at katherine (dot) bogner (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

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    4. Would it be possible for me to receive the Apostles Creed in the PDF? I was going to make my own, but if it's done, I'd appreciate having a copy. You can send it to edalen@splcomaha.org Thanks!

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    5. Hi! I've updated the post with the Apostles Creed (Catholic version, wording matching the USCCB). Thanks!

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