I hope you love teaching the Beatitudes as much as do. This Beatitude Fill-In worksheet works really well for 4th and 5th graders when used as part of my Beatitude lesson. I emphasize that the Beatitudes can really be thought of as the”BE”attitudes. They are internal attitudes that help us live as Jesus intends us to live. By following them, we will BE our best selves.
Teach this worksheet as a whole group exercise. Use the table below the worksheet to guide the students in the discussion on what the Beatitudes are all about. Don’t forget to print the answer key. And if you would like a Beatitude poster for your classroom to facilitate discussion, I have free ones in different sizes.
Free Printable Beatitude Fill in Worksheet
Use this worksheet as a whole group activity. The guide below will help you give an overview.
Use Beatitude Examples and Shorthand when teaching
Students need help understanding their confusing wording. After I pass it worksheet out, I talk about each Beatitude verbally using the examples listed in the table below in the second column . As I do that I write on the write board a shorthand way to refer to the Beatitude. Then the students can choose something I’ve written on the whiteboard to finish the statement “BE ____________________” on the worksheet.
|BEATITUDE||EXAMPLE||SHORTHAND FOR WHITEBOARD|
|Poor in Spirit||Acknowledge God is much greater and more powerful than us|
Our possessions are not important compared to God
|BE empty (poor) of power because true power comes from God|
BE embracing of the need for God
|Mournful||Feeling sad when seeing and experiencing evil in the world|
Experience deep grief over sin
|BE a comforter, be caring|
BE sorry for your sins
|Meek||Have humility, be quiet|
Give others credit,
Knowing we are not so high and mighty that we cannot help the poor
|Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness||Desire for the world to be fair (get upset at unfair play in sports)|
Help get rid of injustice
Do the right thing even when hard
|BE ready to always the right thing|
|Merciful||Truly forgive someone|
Show compassion to those in need
|Clean of Heart||Do not think about bad things|
Have pure thoughts
Be good on the inside
|BE full of good thoughts|
BE full of love
|Peacemakers||Decide to get along|
Let go of a grudge
BE a healer/reconciler
|Persecuted for the sake of Righteousness||Get mocked for standing up for what you believe in.|
Tell others about Jesus even though they laugh at you
|BE active when you see unfairness|
Feel free to print the worksheet and a teacher’s handy reference answer sheet which contains all the table information.
Print this teacher’s guide to use a reference for explaining what the Beatitudes are all about.