Activities Database

Activities and Prayers for your THINKfast, classroom, workshop or meeting!

To find activities and reflections best suited to your event, you can search our database below based on your group size, the issues you'd like to explore, or the type of game you're looking for. If you'd like to see them all, simply leave the search empty and scroll through the list. More Icebreakers, Awareness Activities, and Prayer and Reflections will be added to this database on an ongoing basis - so bookmark this page for your reference!

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Group size, materials, preparation
Activity Title Type & Issue Objective Duration Group size, materials and preparation Activity file(s) Curriculum connections
1% Controls 50% new Icebreaker
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Economy
Raise critical awareness about the concentration of control and distribution of the world’s wealth. 15-20 minutes Small / Large
Some
Little
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A Divided World Awareness Activity
Food and Hunger, Economy
To demonstrate how the world's food is divided globally and how this inequality impacts people's rights. 30-45 minutes Small / Large
Some
Little
Activity Guide
A Step Along the Way new Prayer and Reflection
Water, Mining, Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To reflect and pray. 10 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Activism Dodgeball Awareness Activity
Water, Mining, Food and Hunger
To generate ideas for group action for social change. To recognize that different actions target different audiences. To begin the group’s follow-up on what they have learned. 30-60 minutes Small / Large
Some
Little
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An Environmental Sabbath Prayer and Reflection
Water, Mining, Education and Health, Environment, Economy
To reflect and pray. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Around the World Icebreaker Get to know each other. 10-20 minutes Small / Large
Few
Little
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Banana Split Game Awareness Activity
Food and Hunger, Economy
To introduce the banana supply chain and how the profits from the sale of a banana are divided among those involved in the supply chain. 20-40 minutes Small / Large
Few
Little
Activity Guide
Bless the Hands Prayer and Reflection To reflect and pray for workers and those who carry heavy burdens. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Book excerpt: The Abolitionists Prayer and Reflection
Education and Health, Environment, Economy
To reflect on an except from: The Energy of Slaves, Andrew Nikiforuk. 10-20 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Bountiful Harvest Prayer and Reflection To reflect and pray. 15-30 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Breaking the Cycle of Hunger Game Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
Students will gain insight into what causes hunger, hinders development and what can break the cycle of hunger. 40-60 minutes Small
Few
Little
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Buen Vivir: The social philosophy inspiring movements in South America Prayer and Reflection
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To introduce the social philosophy of Buen Vivir. 20-30 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Climate Balloons Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To critically analyze the local human causes of climate change and the negative global impacts. 45-60 minutes Small / Large
Some
Lots
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Closing Liturgy and Commissioning Prayer and Reflection To end the fast and go forward with the Spirit. 45-60 minutes Small / Large
Few
Little
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Come Holy Spirit Prayer and Reflection To reflect and pray. 15-30 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Cookie Mining Awareness Activity
Mining
To learn about the impact of extractive industries on communities and the planet. 60-90 minutes Small / Large
Some
Little
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ON 9-12
Creation Story new Awareness Activity
Environment
To help students aged 5-12 years old learn about the Creation Story and how it calls us to be responsible stewards of Creation. 60 minutes Small / Large
Some
Little
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Drop the Keys Icebreaker To have fun, energize and laugh. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Earth Credo new Prayer and Reflection
Water, Mining, Food and Hunger, Environment
To reflect and pray. 10 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Eco-Friendly Scavenger Hunt Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Environment
To enable participants to recognize environmentally-friendly practices. 1 hour Small / Large
Few
Little
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Feasting and Fasting Prayer and Reflection
Education and Health, Food and Hunger
To reflect and pray. 5-10 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Food Art Game Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment
To have participants conceptualize their understanding of the issue of food sovereignty through art, which can help raise awareness of the issues in the larger community. 1-2 hours Small / Large
Many
Lots
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Food or Fuel Awareness Activity
Food and Hunger, Environment
To introduce participants to the struggles faced by small-scale farmers in the Global South. 60-90 minutes Large
Many
Lots
Activity Guide ON 6-8
Food Quiz (Jeopardy Game) Awareness Activity
Food and Hunger
To introduce or review facts about Hunger, Food, and Development and Peace. 30 minutes Small / Large
Few
None
Sow Much Love Jeopardy Game (Powerpoint) ON 8
Frisbee Toss Icebreaker
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To encourage participants to get to know one another and think about the environment. 15-20 minutes Small / Large
Some
Little
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Garbage Inventory Awareness Activity
Water, Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment
To raise awareness of how much waste is generated on a daily basis in participants’ school, parish or community. 60 minutes Small / Large
Some
Little
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Get Your Facts Right Icebreaker Get to know each other. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
Few
None
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Global Reality Meal Awareness Activity
Food and Hunger
To provide insight into hunger through an effective dramatization of the inequality of our world. 1-2 hours Large
Many
Lots
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Going on a Picnic! Icebreaker
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To learn about the environmental impacts of food consumption patterns. 15-20 minutes Small / Large
Few
Little
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Good Samaritan Story new Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To learn about the Catholic Social Teaching principle of Solidarity and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, through the parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37). 30 minutes Small / Large
Few
Little
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Grocery Store Challenge Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To see what options are available to us for local, sustainable or fair-trade foods, why these are important, and what changes we can make to support these options. 1-2 hours Small / Large
Few
Little
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Laudato Si' Jenga new Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment
Understand the key ideas in the encyclical Laudato Si’ and catalyze actions to promote a healthier planet 45-60 minutes Large
Some
Little
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Leaving No Carbon Footprints Behind! Awareness Activity
Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To promote the making and sharing of individual commitments that will reduce negative contributions to climate change. 60-90 minutes Small / Large
Many
Little
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Litany - Teach Us and Show Us the Way Prayer and Reflection To remind us of our blessings and pray for those who suffer. 15-20 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Living on Less Than $1 a Day Prayer and Reflection To give mindful context to living in poverty. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
Few
Little
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Living Simply Art Activity Awareness Activity
Water, Mining, Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To have participants depict the connection between our lifestyles and their environmental impacts. 1-2 hours Small / Large
Many
Little
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Oh, Great Spirit Prayer and Reflection
Education and Health
To reflect and pray. 5-10 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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On the Move: A Refugee Simulation Activity new Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Economy
To help participants appreciate the struggles a refugee family may experience in their journey to safety, and better empathise with the situation of refugees. 50 minutes Large
Many
Lots
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Opening Liturgy Prayer and Reflection To begin your fast mindfully and create a faith context for the event. 45-60 minutes Small / Large
Few
Little
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Orange Trading Game Awareness Activity
Food and Hunger, Economy
To understand some of the pressures facing poor farmers in the South; that many factors are completely out of their hands and that it is still possible to be poor even if you work very hard. To introduce the concept of fair trade. 45-60 minutes Large
Many
Lots
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People Bingo! Icebreaker
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment
To encourage participants to get to know each other and reflect on consumption patterns. 15-20 minutes Small / Large
Few
Little
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Powerdown Olympics Awareness Activity
Environment
To demonstrate our dependency on fossil fuels and their impact on our planet. 45-60 minutes Large
Many
Lots
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Praised Be Prayer and Reflection To reflect and pray. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Prayer for Planting Prayer and Reflection
Food and Hunger, Environment
To reflect and pray. 5-10 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Prayer for Strength to Act Prayer and Reflection To give us courage to act for justice. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Prayer of St. Theresa of Avila Prayer and Reflection To remind us of our role as the hands and feet of Christ on Earth. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Prayer to Saint-Joseph Prayer and Reflection To reflect and pray. 15-30 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Prescription: Charity and Justice Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Economy
To explain and explore concepts of charity and justice. 45-60 minutes Small / Large
Some
Lots
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Reflections on Living Simply Prayer and Reflection
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To reflect on quotes about living simply. 10-20 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Scrambling for Resources Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Economy
To explore the relationships between wealth, power and fairness. 60-90 minutes Large
Some
Little
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Secure the Water Icebreaker
Water
Get to know each other / Energizer. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
Some
Little
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Simplicity Challenge Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment
To challenge participants to reduce environmentally-harmful practices. Throughout a THINKfast Small / Large
Few
Little
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Solidarity Celebration Prayer and Reflection To end the fast and celebrate your achievement as a group. 1-3 hours Small / Large
Some
Little
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Solidarity Circle new Awareness Activity
Water, Mining, Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To understand the relationship between distributive justice, solidarity, and human dignity. 10-20 minutes Large
None
Little
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Sow Much Love Student Activity Guide Awareness Activity
Food and Hunger
Small / Large
Few
Little
Sow Much Love Youth Activity Guide AB K-6
AB 7-9
ON 1-8 Arts and Health
ON 9-12
Taste Test: Food Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Food and Hunger
Demystify the source of food. 25-30 minutes Small / Large
Many
Lots
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Taste Test: Water Awareness Activity
Water, Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment
Demystify the bottled water industry. 25-30 minutes Small / Large
Some
Little
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The Candy Currency Game new Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Economy
To illustrate charity and justice responses to poverty and inequality. 15 minutes Small / Large
Some
Lots
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The Community Game Awareness Activity
Mining, Environment
To introduce participants to the realities of community destruction for resource extraction. 1-3 hours Small / Large
Many
Little
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The Farm Workers' Prayer new Prayer and Reflection
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment
To reflect and pray. 10 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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The Journey of Bottled Water Awareness Activity
Water, Economy
Learning about the global impact of bottled water. 30-45 minutes Small / Large
Some
Lots
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The KAIROS Blanket Exercise new Awareness Activity
Education and Health
To understand the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada in historical and contemporary contexts and inspire action for reconciliation. 90-120 minutes Large
Many
Lots
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The Nobel Peace Prize Laureates of D&P new Action Starter
Education and Health
Discover the work of three Nobel Peace Prize Laureates who fought or continue to fight for social justice and the examples they set for us. 45-60 minutes Small / Large
Some
Little
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The Seed Game Awareness Activity
Food and Hunger
To understand the struggle of farmers to retain their traditional right over seeds, to understand the ways corporations are attempting to privatize seeds, and to see the role the government can play in ensuring the rights of their citizens are respected. 60-90 minutes Small / Large
Some
Lots
Activity guide, Presentation, Glossary
The Small Family Farming Challenge new Awareness Activity
Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment
Understand the role of small family farmers in feeding the world’s population. 60-90 minutes Large
Many
Lots
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The World Goes Shopping Awareness Activity
Economy
To demonstrate spending priorities of people in different countries. 15-20 minutes Small / Large
Some
Little
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Trying to Get Home Icebreaker Get to know each other / Energizer. 5-15 minutes Small
None
Little
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Walk Lightly Prayer and Reflection
Water, Mining, Education and Health, Food and Hunger, Environment, Economy
To reflect and pray. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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Walking for Water Awareness Activity
Water, Economy
To understand global disparity through unfair division of the world's resources. 30-45 minutes Small / Large
Few
Little
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We Are Takers Prayer and Reflection To reflect and pray. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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We See You Prayer and Reflection To reflect and pray. 5-15 minutes Small / Large
None
None
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