Monday, February 8, 2016

Church Potluck Recipe: Meatless Meal for Lent- Vegetarian Lasagna






Need something meatless for Lent? Here is a winner that I have made for almost 30 years. Great for Church Potluck!




Vegetarian Lasagna


Ingredients:

10 Lasagna noodles
2 packages (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach (drain well by squeezing spinach down in colander with wax paper)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup grated raw carrots
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1/2 cup chopped pitted ripe black olives
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 cups cream-style cottage cheese
1 lb. sliced Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese



Directions:

1. Prepare noodles, drain.
2. Prepare spinach according to package (or simply defrost ahead of time)
3. Sauté onion in oil, till soft. Add carrots and mushrooms; cook until crisp-tender. Stir in tomato sauce, paste, olives, and oregano.
4. Grease 13 x 9 x 2 inch casserole pan.
5. Layer 1/2 each noodles, cottage cheese, spinach, sauce mixture, and 1/3 cheese. Repeat placing remaining 1/3 Monterey Jack cheese on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
6. Bake 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 8.





Friday, February 5, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 3/6/16- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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 15:1-3, 11-32



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

msssbible.com-- The Prodigal Son with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, power point presentation, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Lost and Found object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) lesson #210 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- A Father Welcomes a Lost Son lesson

kidsclub4jesus.com- Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples).

daniellesplace.com- Lesson, crafts, games, etc.

dltk-bible.com- The Prodigal Son lesson with coloring pages, crafts, name tags, puzzles, games, and take home sheet.

The Catholic Toolbox- Prodigal Son/I’m Sorry lesson for Pre K – K with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Prodigal Son lesson for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Son Returns

coloring.ws- Luke 15:24

kidz-under-construction.com- 4 coloring pages posted: The Prodigal Son Leaves Home, The Prodigal Son Feeds the Pigs, The Prodigal Son Returns to His Father, The Father Talks to the Older Brother



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Lost and Found group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: What job did the son have to do when he ran out of money?

daniellesplace.com- Pig in a Basket Craft & TP Roll Pig (scroll down to these)

dltk-bible.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet with color or black and white template

enchantedlearning.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet (scroll down for this)

books.google.com- Pink Plate Piggy Bank- Kathy Ross Crafts Colors by Kathy Ross, page 10 – 12

video.about.com- Piggy Bank

books.google.com- Plastic Bottle Piggy Bank (The Everything Kids' Money Book by Diane Mayr, page 11)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Lost and Found group activities (crafts)


Introduce game: Who came home and said they were sorry?

daniellesplace.com- Feed the Pigs & Pigs Snorting Game (scroll down to these)

Lost and Found (The Parable of the Lost Son)- As they explore the story of the prodigal son, your kids will discover God loves each of us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 87).

The Prodigal Son Comes Home Game- A fun board game about the Prodigal Son. The object of the game is to get your markers to the banquet. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 95 - 106 for directions, game board markers, game board, and game cards).

Pin the Tail on the Pig- This is another way to do "Pin the Tail on the Donkey". Make a large pig out of pig paper. For the tail, use pink ribbon and pin the tail on the pig using a push pin.

The Catholic Toolbox- Prodigal Son (file folder game)- The objective of the game is to get to the father hugging his lost son.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

dltk-bible.com- Anagrams, cross words, cryptogram, word mining sheets, word search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Monday, February 1, 2016

Lentopoly Game



I saw this game online by Michelle, Marnie, and Minette and thought it was so neat! It looked like so much fun and the kids would really enjoy it! Such a great learning tool for Lent too! The game is not posted online, but I got permission from them to expand upon it and post for others to use for free.




Lentopoly is a game that is meant to incorporate the 3 aspects of Lent: prayer, fasting & almsgiving. By doing the charitable acts each day the child “earns” tokens (nails, pennies, beans, etc.). You can have a container full of tokens and each child has their own jar to put their ‘earned’ tokens into each day. On Easter the tokens are replaced with jelly beans or other candy/item of your choice. Parents can play too! If you decide to use money, you should decide what organization will get your money on Easter – your parish, pro-life group, rice bowl, etc.

Everyone begins on the space marked “GO.” Each day of Lent, roll the dice & move the amount shown. If you complete the task indicated on the space, you receive a token. Whenever you pass or land on “GO” you receive 2 tokens. If you land on an “Extra Blessing” space & complete the task on the card you draw, you receive 2 tokens. If you land on an “Extra Sacrifice” space & complete the task on the card you draw, you receive 4 tokens. If you do not complete the task, you do not receive any tokens. Play the game each day from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday (you do not have to play on Sundays). On Easter, everyone wins!



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on the activities or games are not my own and are from various internet sources.


Directions- Print out Directions.

Game Board- Print Game Board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”). Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of a legal file folder or on a piece of cardboard.

Lentopoly Title- Print out title, trim, and glue in the middle of the board.

Extra Blessing Cards- (These cards are in MS Word and can be changed easily to whatever you want. Feel free to change the tasks on the cards or use your own.) Print Extra Blessing Cards out on blue card stock. Cut out Extra Blessing Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your students’ abilities.

Extra Sacrifice Cards- (These cards are in MS Word and can be changed easily to whatever you want. Feel free to change the tasks on the cards or use your own.) Print Extra Sacrifice Cards out on red card stock. Cut out Extra Sacrifice Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your students’ abilities.

*Playing pieces can be coins, colored buttons, game pieces from other games, fish rocks for the bottom of aquariums, craft foam cut into shapes, glass rocks for vases, etc. You can paint small objects such as rocks, small plastic tops or caps, etc. You can also buy pawns at game stores.

*You can also use a large circle hole puncher and make your own game pieces using card stock, craft foam, etc.





Friday, January 29, 2016

Crafty Crafters: Valentine’s Day






So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite craft you make for Valentine’s Day?



Here is a craft you can make with your students using their handprint:




busymommymedia.com- ASL I Love You Craft
This fun craft uses a cut out of a child’s hand to create the ASL sign (American Sign Language) for I-Love-You. Children will love using their imagination to decorate the paper heart that they will glue their hand sign on.


Materials:

Red construction paper
Skin colored construction paper
Scissors
Glue
Glitter
Buttons or other decorations


Directions:

Fold the red piece of construction paper in half and cut a heart out of it. Students can do this on their own if you draw half of a heart on the paper for them to roughly follow as they cut. Help the students trace their hand on the skin colored construction paper. Cutting the hand out is too detailed for many younger students to do on their own and may cause them to become frustrated. Help these students by cutting their hands out of the paper for them if they would like you to.

Teach the students what the ASL sign for I-Love-You is. Have them practice making the sign. When the paper hands are cut out, help students to fold down the two middle fingers. Glue the fingers down to the palm of the hand. Glue the entire hand cut out to the center of the heart.

Provide students with glitter, buttons, stamps, stickers, and other decorations. Allow them to use their imaginations and decorate their heart in whatever way that they would like to.



Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!




Saturday, January 23, 2016

Ash Wednesday & Lent







Ash Wednesday & Lent

Ash Wednesday- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

Lent- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

Stations of the Cross- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles





Friday, January 22, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 2/28/16- Luke 13:1-9








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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 13:1-9



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

sermons4kids.com- Bearing Good Fruit object lesson with coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com-Living A Fruitful Life object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The God of Second Chance object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quizzes

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Gives a Fig Tree a Second Chance lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

cgg.org- Parable of the Barren Fig Tree lesson with questions

word-sunday.com- The Tough Question: Why do people suffer in this life? Lesson with questions

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus wants us to produce good fruit. Luke 13:6-9

mscperu.org- Fig tree clip art

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- God of the Second Chance group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Living A Fruitful Life group activities (crafts)


Make these trees into fig trees.

enchantedlearning.com- Put the student’s names on the leaves and attach to the fig tree.

familycrafts.about.com- Apple Tree Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- God of the Second Chance group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Living A Fruitful Life group activities (games)

christaincrafters.com- Scroll down to these two games: Clean Heart & Repent



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks




Monday, January 18, 2016

Special Events for February







*This month’s special event is: St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day






References:

catholic.org- St. Valentine

americancatholic.org- St. Valentine’s Day

newadvent.org- St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day

history.com- History

churchyear.net- All About Saint Valentine’s Day

catholicfaitheducation.blogspot.com- Articles and lesson plans

catholicmom.com- Valentine’s Day at catholicmom.com



Coloring:

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Coloring Pages

ministry-to-children.com- John 3:16 Valentine’s Day (coloring)


lambsongs.co.nz- “Jesus Loves Me” by Jill Kemp (in color or black and white)

Cover

Booklet


christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me (mini book)
Children can take home this little mini book with the words to the song "Jesus Loves Me" Print in Color or Black and White and hand to children on their way out the door, encouraging them to share with their parents.

waltzingm.com- St. Valentine coloring page

catholicplayground.com- St. Valentine coloring pages



Lessons & Activities

thereligionteacher.com- Valentine’s Day Object Lesson: Making Jesus Our Valentine

dltk-kids.com- Valentine's Day Background and Sunday School Ideas

teacherhelp.org- This page contains links to Valentine's Day puzzles and games, bulletin boards and other room decoration, Valentine coloring, cards, crafts, and activities.

theoakspschool.blogspot.com- Valentine's Day Activities For Christian Homeschoolers

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Loves You lesson for Pre K – 3rd grade with name tags, crafts, song, story, and snack

Jesus Loves Me- Pre K – K lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, Handwriting Sheets, Mini Books, etc.



Crafts

catholicicing.com- Free Saint Valentine Printable Craft

catholicicing.com- Valentine Countdown Chain
1 Love Bible Verse a day {Free to Print!}

catholicicing.com- Catholic St. Valentine Craft

paperdali.blogspot.com- Saint Valentine Matchbox

catholicicing.com- Catholic St. Valentine’s Day Crafts

catholicicing.com- St. Valentine Craft and Card

catholicinspired.com- Saint Valentine Cut and Paste Activity

catholicinspired.com- St. Valentine's Day Thankful Project

catholicinspired.com- Jesus Loves You Printable Valentines

catholicinspired.com- There Is No Greater Love Printable Valentines

catholicinspired.com- Catholic / Christian Conversation Hearts
These hearts are great for many things!

biblewise.com- Love One Another mobile

catholicicing.com- John 3:16 Valentine Craft

catholicicing.com- Christian Bible Verse Valentines

catholicicing.com- Spiritual Bouquet Craft for St. Valentine’s Day

catholicicing.com- Saint Valentine’s Day Countdown Craft

catholicicing.com- Religious St. Valentine Ideas for You

catholicicing.com- Jesus Loves Me Bible Craft for Kids

preschooleducation.com- Jesus Loves Me Plate

Need: Paper plates, markers or crayons, paper punch, and yarn.

Directions: Give each child a paper plate on which you have written the words Jesus Loves at the top. Have each child write their name at the bottom of the plate. Then have them draw pictures of themselves above the name and decorate the plate using the crayons or markers (glitter would add that special touch). Punch a hole in the center top of each plate and add a piece of yarn to hang.


kidssundayschool.com- Bee Thumb-body with Jesus
A craft that reminds kids that they're someone special with Jesus.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- 5 pages of Jesus Loves Me (Valentine’s Day) activities

dltk-bible.com- Heart Lacing Project
Includes quote from John 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

dltk-bible.com- Stuffed Heart Craft
Includes quote from John 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

akidsheart.com- John 3:16
Fill in the missing letters of the Bible verse to spell out the mystery word. (You can use this to help you make the craft above.)




American Sign Language I Love You Craft- A cute craft using the child’s handprint



Games

any-occasion-free-christian-game.com- Christian Valentine Game Ideas and Activities

ehow.com- Christian Valentine Games or Valentine Activities


Introduce game: How far can you jump with both feet? Let’s find out.

Do You Measure Up? (Jesus is Love)- The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 126.


Introduce game: Why does Jesus love you?

kidssundayschool.com- Chair For A Crown
Children play musical chairs for a chance to discover how Jesus loves them. Have the children march around the chairs as you play the song “Jesus Loves Me”. Give the one who does not find a chair a crown to wear while taking a few moments to tell the other children why they believe Jesus loves them. This is for building up their self-esteem, in that they are not "losers" because they did not get a chair, but are special because of Jesus' love.


christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Bingo
This is a Bible Bingo game depicting Jesus from birth to adult. This is a great game to use around Valentine's Day or anytime to share with children God's love for us! (Scroll down to this.)

abcteach.com- Dominoes with Hearts
Print these on card stock and cut out.


filefolderfun.com- These file folder games are perfect for your Heart themed units! You'll find games to teach color matching skills, alphabet recognition, shape distinction, and contractions. You can also find a file folder template for making up your own heart file folder games here.

theholidayzone.com- Valentine Alphabet Memory Game

ehow.co.uk- Christian Valentine Games (for kids, teens, and Valentine Banquet Games)

ehow.com- Valentine's Day Games for a Christian Party

ehow.com- Adult Christian Games for Valentine's Day

ehow.com- Christian Games or Activities for Adult Valentine Banquet



St. Valentine Game

Introduction to game: What do you know about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day?

Materials- large die, egg timer, questions about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day

Make a die out of a large juice carton mssscrafts.com and put a ? mark on some (at least 3) of the sides of the die.

Cube Signs for St. Valentine Game- Print, cut out, and glue on die to play game.


Directions- The objective of the game is to get the most points by answering questions about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day. After studying and discussing this subject, divide the class into teams and have the students come up with questions. Set an egg timer for a specified time. Have a player roll the die on the floor in front of the class. If the die lands on a blank space, they do not answer a question. If the die lands on “?”, they are asked a question by the other player or team. If the player answers correctly, they receive a point (you can use tokens, write it on the board, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive a point. Players must collect as many points as they can. The game is over when the egg timer goes off. Whoever has the most points, wins. You can play this game individually or in teams. For an added challenge, you can also have “Lose 1 Point” and “Take 1 Point” on one or a couple of the sides of the die. When a player rolls “Lose 1 Point”, they must lose 1 point. If a player rolls “Take 1 Point”, they may take a point from any player they choose.





Sacrament of Matrimony (file folder game)- Answer different kinds of questions (multiple choice, True or False, Fill in the Blank, or Puzzles) about the Sacrament of Matrimony as you move around the board.



Introduction to game: For Catholics, the sacrament of marriage is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: The loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.




Puzzles/Worksheets:

Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K, page 132.

Jesus loves me- handwriting

sermons4kids.com- I Love Jesus (dot to dot)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Bible Puzzle
This is a simple puzzle in the shape of a heart for Jesus Loves Me themes. Works great around Valentines Day too.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Heart Match Puzzles
This is a set of simple Heart puzzles that read Jesus Loves Me. Print on pink paper, Laminate if possible, and cut in half following the line. Children play the game by matching up the different sides of the hearts. Store in an envelope or a small Ziploc bag for easy access. You can also consider mounting one side of each heart to a file folder to make a file folder game as well.

Smile, Jesus Loves You! (draw a smile on the face) page 67, Jesus Loves the Children (color the picture) page 112, Jesus Blesses Little Children (find the hidden pictures) page 113, Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture) page 132, - Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K

teachervision.fen.com- Children cut apart pieces of a heart puzzle and then reassemble it in this Valentine's Day printable.

The Heart Breaking Puzzle- Carefully cut out the pieces of the heart puzzle. Use all nine pieces to make as many interesting shapes as you can. (The pieces must be placed edge to edge and can't overlap.) Make a record of your shapes by drawing their outlines on a separate sheet of paper.

Challenges:

1. Reassemble the heart.
2. Make the two shapes shown at bottom right.


internetfamilyfun.com- Heart maze

showerofroses.blogspot.com- Saint Valentine Crossword & Word Search





Friday, January 15, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 2/21/16- Luke 9:28b-36








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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 9:28b-36



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

sermons4kids.com- Mountaintop Experiences object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The Best Is Yet To Come object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Changed on the Mountaintop lesson

sundayschoolsources.com- The Transfiguration lesson with discussion, craft, questions, etc.

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



Coloring

coloringbookfun.com- Transfig

sermons4kids.com- The Transfiguration

sermons4kids.com- The Transfiguration

supercoloring.com- Click the Transfiguration coloring page to view printable version.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Mountaintop Experiences group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Best Is Yet To Come group activities (crafts)

kellysklassroomkorner.blogspot.com- Picture Snow Globes


Draw a shape of a cloud on white cardstock. Write on the cloud: “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” Luke 9:35
Glue cotton balls around cloud, but do not cover memory verse.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Mountaintop Experiences group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Best Is Yet To Come group activities (games)

sundayschoolsources.com- Pea in a shell game
Scroll down to Activity Questions #3. Place a token for Jesus, Moses and Elijah under three half-shells. Mix them up and have the student figure out which one is Jesus.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Our Father Roll a Prayer Worksheet



I got this Roll a Prayer idea from teachingheart.net Grace Before Meals Roll a Prayer on page 7.




Our Father Roll a Prayer Worksheet- Cut out prayer strips. Students roll a die to collect all the pieces to their prayer. The first one to collect all the pieces to the prayer is the winner. Students then glue in the spaces provided the prayer in the correct order.





Friday, January 8, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 2/14/16- Luke 4:1-13








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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 4:1-13



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

mssscrafts.com- Temptation with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Says No To The Devil lesson

sermons4kids.com- What Did Jesus Do? Object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- I’ll Be Back object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Resisting Temptation object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The Temptation of Christ object lesson (You can also use this for an intro to the snack if you choose to have bite size candy bars).

childrenschapel.org- It Is Written lesson with activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Temptation 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, etc.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Satan Tempts Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ Temptation

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Tempted



Crafts

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Hero Sandwich- (scroll down to craft)


Introduce craft: We are tempted every day. How can we make to help remind ourselves to do the right thing?

dltk-bible.com- What Would Jesus Do mobile

makingfriends.com- What Would Jesus Do crafts

beau.org- Witness Bracelet Craft

dltk-bible.com- Paper Bead Cross

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross
Neat tip at the bottom for younger students.



Games

sermons4kids.com- What Did Jesus Do? group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Resisting Temptation group activities (games)

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Introduce game- How did Satan tempt Jesus? (Told him to turn stones into bread. He told him that he would give him the kingdoms of the world. He told him to jump off the roof of a temple and the angels would come and lift him up so that he wouldn't be hurt.)

Temptation Obstacle Course- The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 73.

christiancrafters.com- Survivor Temptation Island
Through various fun games, activities, and group Bible discussions, participants will learn that temptation is from Satan and can lead to sin. Participants will also learn how to receive God's power to resist Satan's temptations. Event lasts approximately 3.5 hours. For grades 5 and up.


Introduce game: What are you tempted to do when you are not doing well during a game? Discuss. Let’s see if you can resist temptation while playing this fun game!

Resist the Temptation Putt-Putt


Make a putt-putt golf course.

creativekidsathome.com- Indoor Miniature Golf

mykidsadventures.com- Build Your Own Mini Golf Course

boyslife.org- Build a miniature golf course in your backyard

youtube.com- How to Make a Mini Golf Course (using household materials)



The Catholic Toolbox- Resist the Temptation File Folder Game
The object of the game is to resist the temptation just like Jesus did. 2 game boards to choose from.


Introduce game: How did Satan tempt Jesus? Told him to turn stones into bread. He told him that he would give him the kingdoms of the world. He told him to jump off the roof of a temple and the angels would come and lift him up so that he wouldn't be hurt.

Can you resist temptation? Let’s find out!

“Win or Lose by How You Choose” by Judge Judy Sheindlin

Directions- Show the children the picture and read the situation. With each situation there are a series of answers for the children to choose from. Ask the children what they would do. Do not tell the children the right answer. Explore and evaluate the different choices together with the children.



Puzzles & Worksheets

More 365 Activities for Kids- do Jesus was Tempted by Satan spot the difference puzzle on August 18.

Satan Tries to Tempt Jesus- The pictures below tell the story of Jesus in the desert. But they are all mixed up. Number them in the order that they happened. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 23).

bbc.co.uk- Jesus is Tempted worksheets

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Quiz

sermons4kids.com- The Temptation of Christ (multiple choice)

sermons4kids.com- The Temptation of Jesus (multiple choice)



Song

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Rap
A rap song about Jesus being tempted in the wilderness.