Take a look at the image above. Encourage children to name the people, actions and place. (baby, mum and dad, church, priest, friends, other children) Help the children to identify the sacramental actions and symbols. New words to introduce: font, baptism, pouring water, cross, Easter candle, godparents, white garment, Christian family, the Church.
Everyone is gathered round the font. The priest is pouring water on the baby’s head. He says, “I baptise you (baby’s name) in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”