Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

October 5, 2009

Sentence Starters


Use the following as an introduction to a class or youth group meeting. Choose and number eight sentence starters from the list below and write them on the board. Collect cards 1-8 from a deck of cards. Divide the class into groups of four or five people each. Tell them to spend some time thinking about how they would finish each sentence. Shuffle and choose one number from the deck of cards. Choose one person (e.g. "the person wearing the most red") to finish the sentence. Allow some time. Draw another number and continue the discussion with the person next to the original speaker, and so on.
  • Someday I hope to . . . 
  • It upsets me when . . .
  • I admire people who . . . 
  • I wish I could change . . . 
  • It is important to me that . . . 
  • Sometimes I wonder why . . . 
  • I am convinced that . . .
  • I hope I never . . . 
  • I am trying to improve my character by . . . 
  • People would like me better if . . . 
  • I'm afraid that . . .
  • I get discouraged when . . .
  • When I don't get my way I . . .
  • I would like to tell _ that . . .
  • I'm sorry about . . .
  • I am happiest when . . . 
  • I complain a lot about . . .
  • The last time I cried was . . .
  • I have definitely decided to . . .
  • When I hurt someone, I . . .
  • I'm proud of _ because . . . 
  • When people tease me, I . . . 

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