The Tower of Babel





  1. Children should be able to identify the Tower of Babel and tell its story.
  2. Children should identify the source of the many languages we have today.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Scripture Reference: Genesis 11:1-8. This one would probably be easy to have each student read a verse going around the circle – short and sweet. Why did the people build the tower? Why did God confuse their languages?

  1. Learning Game: Language Bingo – Make bingo cards for each student with 5 languages across the top (English, Spanish, French, German, and Russian – or whatever you speak) and numbers between one and ten in the spaces; each card can be different. Now call the names of the numbers in the appropriate language and see if the students have any idea which space to mark!

For reference:

Spanish: uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez

French: un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix

German: eins, zwei, drei, vier, funf, sechs, sieben, acht, neun, zehn

Russian: adeen,dvah,tree,chetiree,pyaht,shest,syem, vosyem, dyevyet, dyesyet

Use the cards below unless you want to substitute the languages common to your own parish: