Tower of Babel



  1. Students should be able to identify the Tower of Babel and tell its story.
  2. Students 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! You can use the languages below, or those used in your own parish. Make up your own cards, or use the ones below

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