Friday, December 2, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 1/1/17- Luke 2:16-21








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Luke 2:16-21



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

calvarycurriculum.com- Angels Appear to Shepherds lesson #168 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

missionarlington.org- The Shepherds and the Angels lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

4catholiceducators.com- Angles Appear to Shepherds

sermons4kids.com- Manger Scene #2 with shepherds

sermons4kids.com- Manger Scene #3 with shepherds

sermons4kids.com- Manger Scene #4 with shepherds



Crafts

blessingsoverflowing.com- Shepherds and Angels Craft & Shepherd Toilet Roll Craft (scroll down for this)

learningenglish-esl.blogspot.com- Shepherd and Sheep Toilet Paper Roll Craft

dltk-holidays.com- Paper Shepherd

catholicicing.com- Cute shepherd craft with sheep

activityvillage.co.uk- Cup and Ball Shepherd Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Shepherd Games


Introduce game: What does a shepherd do? What happens if one lamb is missing?

ezinearticles.com- Stray Sheep Game (scroll down for this)



Puzzles

funnycoloring.com- Shepherd Looking for His Sheep (maze)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Wednesday, November 30, 2016

FREE Catholic Games Online







Need some FREE Catholic games? Well, here is a list of some that are online for FREE.


cymhub.com- Youth group games

thereligionteacher.com- Fun Catholic Ice Breaker Games

cdowncym.org- Project YM’s Free PowerPoint Game & Games For The Ride

thecatholicgame.com- A quiz game about the Catholic church. Available for iphone and printable board game.

sporcle.com- Free online Catholic trivia quizzes

trivia.stanneaz.org- Online trivia game

loyolapress.com- Review Christ Our Life chapter concepts with online religion games. Each unit includes the multi-player “Stump the Shepherd” question-and-answer game. Chapter games are a mix of word games, puzzles, and matching games, all appropriate to the grade level. Grade 1 – 8.

getkahoot.com- Create, play and share fun learning games for any subject, for all ages, for free!

The Catholic Toolbox- FREE Catholic games that are printable





Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Special Events for December








*This month’s special events are: Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and Christmas and I have quite a number of activities for you to check out.



Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary - references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, lessons, puzzles, quizzes, songs, worksheets




Christmas

Christmas- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, etc.

Christmas Lapbooks- Here are some lapbooks that celebrate the meaning of Christmas. Download them for free and use what you want to make your own Christmas Lapbook.

12 Days of Christmas Lapbook- Here are the directions from various resources on how to do the lapbook. These can give you lots of great ideas to make your own.

12 Days of Christmas Memory Game- Print out 2 copies to play Memory.

Gifts for the Baby Jesus file folder game- The object of this game is to be the first to collect gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Birth of Jesus- (Pre K – K) lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles

Birth of Jesus- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

Happy Birthday Jesus Party Activities- Are you looking for a special activity for your children’s ministry this Christmas? Then consider having a Jesus Birthday Party.





Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Need Some Catholic Activities?



A friend of mine has some wonderful Catholic activities for sale which are very reasonably priced. Please check it out and see what she has. She has a bit of everything for ages pre-k through 8th grade. So far she has 274 worksheets, activities, printables, etc. posted!




thetreasuredschoolhouse.com- The Treasured Schoolhouse

teacherspayteachers.com- The Treasured Schoolhouse

teachersnotebook.com- The Treasured Schoolhouse





Monday, November 21, 2016

Saint Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes Prayer Card



The candy cane is a treat often associated with Saint Nicholas, the patron and protector of children. The crook symbolizes the gentle image of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Celebrate Saint Nicholas Day with a blessing and sharing of candy canes.




*Download includes both English & Spanish translations.

sadlier.com- Saint Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes Prayer Card





Friday, November 18, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 12/25/16- John 1:1-18 or John 1:1-5, 9-14








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




John 1-18 or John 1:1-5, 9-14



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Reflecting the Light object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Three R’s object lesson with coloring page

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is the Living Word of God lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- Walking In The Light lesson #303 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- We are not the light, we are only mirrors that reflect the Light. John 1:6-9

sermons4kids.com- Jesus knocking at the door

calvarycurriculum.com- Walking In The Light lesson #30, coloring page 2



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Reflecting the Light group activities (crafts)

Shine On- Students make punched-tin candle holders. (Bible Story Crafts & Projects Children Love by Kathy Ross, page 71)

thecommonroomblog.com- Tin Can Art Projects (Punched tin candle holder)

noelnoelnoel.com- Festive Candle Holder
Cute, easy craft made out of a baby food jar and tissue paper. Tip: Make a mixture of half water and half glue in a paper cup. Paint with a paintbrush or a Q-tip a small area on each jar with the glue mixture, then cover the area with small pieces of tissue paper. Use a variety of colored paper to cover the entire jar with two or three layers of tissue paper. Coat the finished jar with thinned glue to seal.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Reflecting the Light group activities (games)

Word Play- This game will get kids thinking about how God has spoken to us through Jesus and how important each word is. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 202.)


Introduction to game: What is the true light, which enlightens everyone, that is coming into the world? (Jesus) His light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.

thecampingfamly.com- Flashlight Tag And More Flashlight Games
Firefly- Tag Jesus who is the true light.

christiancappro.com- 15 Fun Flashlight Games for Your Next Nighttime Activity

verywell.com- Flashlight Games for Kids

stayathomemoms.about.com- Flashlight Games Kids Can Play Indoors or Out

kidsactivitiesblog.com- Flashlight Games for Kids

atozteacherstuff.com- Shadow and Light activities



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Act of Contrition Activities





Activities:

nashvilleras.com- More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- A pictograph poster for your child to practice with. There is also a PDF file and a PowerPoint Presentation of it.

loyolapress.com- Students review and learn the Act of Contrition in a group activity.



These activities below are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Act of Contrition- Cut out strips and glue strips of the Act of Contrition in the proper order on a piece of construction paper. (For younger students you can do this together as a group activity.) You can also play this as a game by dividing the class into teams and give each team the strips of the Act of Contrition. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.










Act of Contrition Board Game- For 2 Players or 2 Teams

The idea is to answer questions about the Act of Contrition so players can roll the dice and move their pieces up and down the road attempting to capture their opponent’s pieces. The form of capture is unique because the captured piece is not immediately removed but instead is placed under the capturing piece. The capturing piece is placed on top of the captured piece to form a stack (if you capture an opponent’s piece, their playing piece is placed under yours). On his next turn the capturing player starts to move the stack of pieces back along the road towards his home position the number of spaces indicated by the throw count. When the capturing player reaches the home position the captured piece is removed from the board.



Puzzle:

Act of Contrition- (word search)



Worksheet & Handwriting:

crusaders-for-christ.com- Act of Contrition handwriting in print and cursive (scroll down for these)

Act of Contrition (worksheet)- Fill out the worksheet using the word bank.





Monday, November 14, 2016

Jesse Tree Ideas





Check out this lovely and creative Jesse Tree by Angela

She got the patterns for the ornaments from here and made the cute tree herself!
*Great for those who can't leave things in their classroom and everything has to be portable.



Other Ideas:

pinterest.com- Jesse Tree Inspiration

rca.org- Making A Jesse Tree (ornament patterns included)

healthly-family.org- Making a Jesse Tree Advent Calendar to Celebrate Christmas this Year (26 free clip art Jesse tree Advent patterns included)

tiredneedsleep.blogspot.com- Free Printable Jesse Tree ornaments and devotions for Advent

catholicculture.org- Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree Ornament Ideas and Blessing

catholicculture.org- Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree Instructions

couponing101.com- Free Jesse Tree Printable Kit Downloads (several posted!)

crosswalk.com- From Adam to Jesus: The Jesse Tree Tradition
What is a Jesse Tree?, Our Jesse Tree Tradition, and Jesse Tree Resources

catholicallyear.com- Handmade Jesse Tree Set Tutorial (in expert, intermediate, and novice versions)

showerofroses.blogspot.com- The Jesse Tree :: A No-Sew Picture Tutorial with Readings

loyolapress.com- Our Jesse Tree
Activity with directions.





Friday, November 11, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 12/18/16- Matthew 1:18-24








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 1:18-24



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Coming to Town object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Born, and Our Wonderful Story Begins lesson

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 1:23

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 1:21 & Matthew 1:23

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming To Town group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? group activities (crafts)


Nativity Craft- Print out Christmas Nativity and stable background for students. Have students color Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and the lamb and cut out. Glue characters on stable background.

billybear4kids.com- Christmas Nativity
Scroll down to Christmas Nativity (Paper Doll Cut Outs)

mssscrafts.com- Stable background



fcpeace.com- Paper Bag Manger Scene Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 49 – 52

catholicicing.com- DIY Printable Nativity for Kids by catholicicing.blogspot.com
Complete directions and printable templates

Birth of Jesus Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dial to retell the Birth of Jesus story they learned over and over again. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 37, 38, 39, 40, and 44)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming To Town group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? group activities (games)



Puzzles

Joseph Cares for Mary- In the space draw a picture of what the angel told Joseph in his dream. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 10)

domestic-church.com- Connect the dots

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword




Gospel for the Mass: 12/11/16- Matthew 11:2-11








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 11:2-11



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- The Gos-Pill of Jesus Christ object lesson with coloring page and puzzles

sermons4kids.com- The Gifts That Jesus Bring object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Even from Prison, John the Baptist Prepares the Way for Jesus lesson

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy

sermons4kids.com- Thank you, God, for Jesus.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Gifts That Jesus Brings group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Gift That Jesus Brings group activities (games)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks