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Memory Challenges

Religious Orders:

* List as many religious orders as you can

* Match religious orders with their founders

For assistance try: Priests & Vocations section

Saints:

* List as many saints as you can / List as many saints as you can beginning with a certain letter

* Match saints with their country

* Match saints with their patronage

* Match saints with their religious order

* Match saints with their feast day

* List as many young saints as you can

* List as many elderly saints as you can

* Match saints with century lived in

* Memorize important biographical data for a different saint each week

For assistance try: Saints section

Our Blessed Mother:

* List as many Marian titles as you can

* Name as many Marian liturgical feasts as you can

* Name as many "types" of Mary as you can (from the Old Testament)

For assistance try: Mary, Our Mother section

Holy Scripture:

* Memorize a psalm a week (or month)

* List as many books of the Bible as you can

* Match the books of the Bible with their authors

* Start with a few words of various Scripture passages and see how many you can complete [e.g. "I am the..." (Good Shepherd)]. Also, try to name the Scripture references for these passages.

* Memorize a specific Scripture reference each week to a passage proving Catholic doctrine

For assistance try: Scripture / Parables section

Prayers / Devotions / Sacramentals:

* List as many prayers/devotions as you can

* Memorize a new prayer each week (or month)

* List as many sacramentals as you can

For assistance try: Prayers & Devotions section

Popes:

* List as many popes as you can

* Scramble names of popes and then put back in chronological order

* For each pope you know of, list as many details as possible (religious order, prior name, country of origin, length of reign, special achievements, etc.)

For assistance try: Vatican View section

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Word Games

Word Game 1:

Begin with a religious word or saint name. Using the letters of the selected word, allow five minutes to make as many words as possible. Score 1 point for each letter of word (e.g. five letter words receive 5 points). Score double for religious words.

Word Game 2:

Play conventional word game, but allow only religious words. Adjust game rules as necessary.

Submit Your Own Word Game

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Travel Activities

Note: Do not participate in any activity which will be unsafe while traveling. If driving, be certain that travel activities will not distract driver. Note that, unfortunately, some vehicles/building/signs, etc. may contain offensive content.  Participate in travel activities at your own risk.

Travel Activity 1:

Begin by selecting a license plate at random. Using the letters of that license plate, name as many saints as possible that contain at least one of those letters.

Travel Activity 2:

Begin by picking a (short) saint's name. Then, find as many license plates as you can that contain one or more of the characters in the saint's name. 

Travel Activity 3:

Consider visiting historical Catholic churches/missions while traveling.

Travel Activity 4:

Using the map, locate as many place names that have a Catholic attribute as possible (e.g. St. Augustine, FL).

Travel Activity 5:

Begin by selecting a license plate at random. Take the first letter on the license plate and relate it to an item in the Bible. Keep going until you run out of items to relate it to. Examples: "A" for Adam, Abraham, Antioch, etc.

Submit Your Own Travel Activity

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Holiday Activities

Advent/Christmas Activities:

* Make your own Nativity using any appropriate material (e.g. paper, wood, etc.)

* Bake cookies in religious shapes for your friends and family

* Surprise someone with an unexpected religious gift (e.g. Bible, rosary, etc.)

* Compose your own Christmas carol

* Compose a letter to your Mother, Mary, during each day of the season. Focus especially on what she would have been going through/doing during the last stages of her pregnancy. Ask her to help you prepare worthily for the Birth of the Lord.

* Make your own Advent Calendar

Lent/Easter Activities:

* Participate in the Stations of the Cross with a friend or neighbor

* Do an especially unpleasant task for someone less fortunate than you

* Compose a special prayer in honor of each of Christ's wounds

* Do something special each day of Lent in honor of each of Christ's five wounds (e.g. meditating on Christ's Passion, reciting a special prayer, doing an unpleasant task, performing an act of kindness, etc.)

* Compose a letter to your Mother, Mary, during each day of the season. Focus especially on what she would have been going through/doing during the weeks and days and hours prior to and during the Passion. Ask her to help you purify yourself from your past sins and prepare properly for Easter.

* Make your own Lent Calendar

Submit Your Own Holiday Activity

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Other

Collections:

* Consider collecting / trading / sharing holy cards

* Consider collecting / trading / sharing holy medals

Creative Works:

* Compose a prayer in your own words

* Write a 'thank you' poem to God listing the many gifts he has given you

* Draw a picture of a saint

'Scrapbooks':

* Read a saint's biography, then write a short summary in your own words. Keep a notebook of your favorites.

* Read saint's stories and look for miraculous occurrences. Note down some of the more important facts about the miracles and keep a scrapbook of your favorites.

Other Educational / Spiritual Activities:

* Read a Classic Encyclical (See Vatican View section)

* Learn to pray in Latin, the Church's official language (See Latin Mass / Catholic Tradition section)

* Learn to live the "Catholic Day", the "Catholic Week", and the "Catholic Year" - plan and do something related to the hour / week / month (e.g. 3:00 p.m./Prayer, Friday/Stations of the Cross, May/Marian activity, etc.). (Try: Catholic Basics Section, Prayers & Devotions Section, Latin Mass / Catholic Tradition section)

Other:

* Research all saints whose feast days fall on any important family holiday (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.).

* See how many saints you can connect together (e.g. by events in life, companions, encounters, religious orders, etc.).

* Select a favorite name. Research all the saints you can find who have that name.

* Create a spiritual bouquet. For a free spiritual bouquet card that you may use, click here. Tip: Print card on colored paper and/or color in images, fold to form 4.25" x 5.5 card (note that "A Special Gift... should appear in front). Note: The term 'spiritual bouquet' may have various meanings - e.g. the Holy Rosary, a collection of quotations / thoughts to use as a subject for meditation (consider the 'spiritual bouquet'  recommended by St. Francis de Sales), a collection of prayers / good works offered on behalf of another. 

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