Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

June 13, 2017

Summer Activity: Dinner on Wheels

This is an activity that is appropriate for a group of teenagers originating at a parish in a youth ministry setting.

Description

This is a progressive meal in which the teens travel by bikes (or in-line skates) to several different restaurants in your area. Divide the meal into at least four courses. Start out with something healthy like a green salad or fruit salad at a health store or coffee shop. Next, move to bakery for a slice of fresh bread. (Send one person into the bakery to buy the bread and bring it outside. Have the group sit on a curb or nearby bench to eat the bread.) Then, move to a popular pizza place for the main course: pizza! Finally, have dessert at a local frozen yogurt or ice cream shop.

Prayer

Begin each part of the meal with a blessing over the food. Choose different teens to lead the blessing at each stop.

Grace Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts

which we are about to receive from your bounty,

through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Grace After Meals

We give you thanks, Almighty God,

for these and all your blessings;

you live and reign for ever and ever.

Amen.

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