Friday, October 24, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 11/23/14- Matthew 25:31-46








*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 25:31-46



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.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

mssscrafts.com- Encouraging Children to Serve Others ideas

sermons4kids.com- Unto the Least of These object lesson

sermons4kids.com- Thanks Living object lesson with coloring pages and puzzles

missionarlington.org- The Sheep and the Goats lesson with activities

sundayschoollessons.com- We Care for Jesus Through His People lesson

frtommylane.com- What God Won’t Ask lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- I can help sick people learn about Jesus.

sermons4kids.com- I can be a friend to someone who needs a friend.

familyfeastandferia.files.wordpress.com- Christ the King fold up and stand up picture you can color.



Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Sheep or Goats Magnets

daniellesplace.com- Craft Stick Barn with Clothespin Sheep and Goat Craft

clubhousejr.com- Paper Bag Goat Puppet

dltk-kids.com- Paper Bag Lamb Craft

freekidscrafts.com- Paper Bag Lamb Puppet Craft

daniellesplace.com- Sheep Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids (scroll down to this)

mssscrafts.com- Several crafts listed.

first-school.ws- Handprint Lamb or Sheep Craft
This is a very easy craft that the youngest child can help with and makes a beautiful keepsake. Template included.

spoonful.com- Sheep Egg

spoonful.com- Lamb Note Holder

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

daniellesplace.com- Sheep crafts

Rocking Sheep- Tap the sheep very lightly and they will gently rock from side to side. (The Grolier Kids Crafts Craft Book by Cheryl Owen, page 18 & 19).

artistshelpingchildren.org- Several goat crafts listed

blog.memetales.com- Paper Plate Goat



Games

mssscrafts.com- Memory Verse Memory Game

ldslessonideas.wordpress.com- Sheep and Goats Matching Game


Sheep from the Goats Freeze Tag

Designate a playing area. Have a student volunteer to be “It”.

Say: One day the sheep will be separated by the goats. In this game someone is “It” and he will separate the sheep from the goats. If “It” tags you, you are frozen and cannot move. The only way you can become unfrozen if another sheep comes and tags you. Play continues until all the players are frozen. Then the last person to be frozen is "It" for the next game.

If you have time, play several rounds, having kids change groups and roles.

After playing the game, ask your students:

1. What was it like waiting to be unfrozen?
2. How is being chosen by Jesus like being untagged by someone?



Puzzles

twopaths.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

4catholiceducators.com - Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sequence Bible Story Cards & Games



To help children practice sequencing and retelling Bible stories here are some sequence Bible story cards and games that might come in handy for your classroom or home.


ministry-to-children.com- Sequence Bible Story Cards (several to print out for free)

dltk-bible.com- Free printable story sequencing activities for preschool, kindergarten and early grade school children. Arrange a series of picture cards into the logical order to create the story from beginning to end.

biblestoryprintables.com- Bible Timeline Printables (these cards can be used to sequence Bible stories)

sparklebox.co.uk- Bible Stories Teaching Resources
Several sets of printable visual aids for retelling the Christian creation story. These are ideal as aids to help tell or re-tell the story orally, and also for classroom displays and story sequencing activities. Great as an assembly resource too!

puzzlewarehouse.com- Bible Sequence (board game)
Noah and the Flood, Moses and the Burning Bush, The Empty Tomb are all inspiring stories within the Bible. Now children and adults can learn about the Old and New Testament as they play the fun game of SEQUENCE. Pictures representing Bible stories are displayed on each card and the gameboard. The cards also include a story title and scripture reference. Players match the picture on a card to the same picture on the board, then place their chip there. Five chips in a row wins the game! It's the fun, challenging game of BIBLE SEQUENCE




Jane at The Learning Curve made some cards that match a Power Point slide presentation that she has been using.




From Creation to Joseph Cards- Play Bible Timeline Game, Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards.

Birth of Jesus to Ascension Cards- Play Bible Timeline Game, Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards. The cards can also help students establish the content and order of the Matthew, Mark and Luke (synoptic) gospels. Example: Take the gospel of Mark since it's the shortest and ask the students to take the cards and put them in the order which Mark mentions them in his book.

Which came first? (file folder game)- When this question is asked, most people think of the chicken or the egg. Here is a game that wants to know which Bible story came first. In this game players are asked which story appeared first in the Bible as they make their way around the board. The first player to FINISH wins. (You can also use this game to review what happened in the correct order of a certain Bible story or several of your own choosing. Just write up questions about key events in the story and play the game.)



*Use these one page printable Bible stories to make your own Bible story cards. Have students cut out the pictures and put in the correct order from lambsongs.co.nz website.

Old Testament

New Testament

Christmas

Easter





Friday, October 17, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 11/16/14- Matthew 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21








*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.




Matthew 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21



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.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- The Three Tool Boxes object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Bury Your Talent object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- A Fearful Man Hides His Treasure lesson

holytrinity.gen.nz- The Parable of the Talents lesson

sermons.org- The Parable of the Talents lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Parable of the Talents #1

sermons4kids.com- Parable of the Talents #2

emmanuel.kiev.ua- The Parables of the Talents



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Three Tool Boxes group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Bury Your Talent group activities (crafts)

dltk-bible.com- Parable of Talents craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Three Tool Boxes (group activities) games

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Bury Your Talent group activities (games)

kidssundayschool.com- Treasure Hunt

kidssundayschool.com- What’s my talent?

sundaysoftware.com- The Talents Stewardship Game (free computer game to download)

quia.com- After you read the Parables of the Talents, click on matching, flashcards, or concentration.

kirkofkildaire.org- Talents on Parade Charades (look under Application)

The Ten Talents Game- This game is based on The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30). Directions, game cards and markers, answer key, game board, etc. are included in the book. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 4-13).

The Catholic Toolbox- Ten Talents (file folder game)



Puzzles

maxipraise.com- Beginners Maze

maxipraise.com- Advance Maze

maxipraise.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

gardenofpraise.com- Parables of Talents fill in the blanks with word bank



Skit

kidssundayschool.com- Parable of the Talents





Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Special Events for the Month- November







*This month’s special events are: All Saints Day/All Souls Day and Thanksgiving and I have quite a number of activities for you to check out.



All Saints Day/All Souls Day

All Saint’s Day/Feasts/Saints- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, lessons, puzzles, quizzes, songs, worksheets, etc.

pflaum.com- Click on PGW Online Pages. Register for FREE. Then click on the Age Appropriate At-Home Activities (Seeds, Promise, Good News, Venture, Visions) for All Saints Day activities and worksheets.




Thanksgiving

Christian Thanksgiving Ideas & Activities- lessons & activities, crafts, games





Friday, October 10, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 11/9/14- John 2:13-22








*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 2:13-22



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.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

msssbible.com- Jesus Cleanses the Temple with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, and crafts

sermons4kids.com- Spring Cleaning object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

christiancrafters.com- Jesus Cleanses The Temple: "A lesson on dealing with anger"

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus Cleans the Temple lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

calvarycurriculum.com- The Cleansing of the Temple lesson #177 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Chases the Moneylenders Out of the Temple lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Cleansing the Temple

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Cleansing the Temple

sermons4kids.com- Cleansing Temple

edupics.com- Cleansing the Temple

supercoloring.com- Jesus Cleansing the Temple



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Spring Cleaning group activities (crafts)

kidscraftweekly.com- Pirate Money and Felt Pouch (scroll down to this)

Taking Flight- A bird that can be a dove that you make out of white paper and using the child's handprints. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 41).

jas.familyfun.go.com- Paper Dove Craft

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove

first-school.ws- Bull, Cow, Ox crafts

dltk-kids.com- Ox or Bull Toilet Paper Roll Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Spring Cleaning group activities (crafts)

sugardoodle.net- Scroll down to Game


Introduce game: What were the people doing inside the temple that made Jesus so angry? People were buying and selling animals. What did Jesus do? He stormed through the temple overturning the tables and furniture and driving the sellers and the animals out of the temple.

books.google.com- Temple Bowling
This game will help children discover God wants his house to be a place of worship. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 83). *You can also use empty 2 liter soda bottles.


Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

silk.net/RelEd- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Christian Halloween Activities



These ideas offer alternatives to the customary Halloween activities. They are simple suggestions to start you thinking and planning. Add your own creativity and there's no limit to the possibilities for family fun!



christianity.about.com- Christian Halloween Alternatives

childrensministry.com- Alternative to Halloween (lots of activities posted!)

dltk-bible.com- How a Christian is Like a Pumpkin

superforty.com- Halloween Alternatives - 7 Great Ideas Christian Harvest Party

fishersofkids.com- Harvest Party

sunday-school-center.com- Halloween Ideas for Sunday School

educationworld.com- Halloween Party Alternatives from UNICEF

creativeyouthideas.com- Halloween Alternatives For Christians

The Catholic Toolbox- Christian Halloween Crafts





Saturday, October 4, 2014

People of the Bible Game



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.


People of the Bible Game is based on the game Inklings.




People of the Bible Game: For 2 Players or 2 Teams. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

A fun and exciting way to learn about the people of the Bible. The players are asked "Who am I?" questions based on increasingly easier clues. More challenging clues earn more points; easier hints win fewer. If you spin a 1 or 4 either “Answer or Sell” the question to an opponent. Spin a 2 or 5 and “Draw A Card” and follow the instructions on the card. Spin a 3 for “Playoff” to take on your opponents in answering the question. Spin a 6 to get a chance to bid on who gets the question. There are 200 Clue Cards. The first player or team to earn 55 points and answer the last question wins!



Need:

Clue Cards
Spinner
1 Clue Card Holder
120 Point Chips (in three different colors)

*You can also use a large circle hole puncher and make your own chips using card stock, craft foam, etc. Poker chips and plastic milk jug caps can be used as well.



Directions- Print out Directions.

Spinner- Copy and cut out the spinner wheel and spinner. Glue spinner wheel to cardboard and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last. To make a strong and simple spinner, cut it out of a plastic lid. Attach the spinner to the spinner wheel with a brass fastener. Be sure to not fasten the spinner down too tightly so it will spin properly.

Clue Card Holder- Print out Clue Card Holder on card stock. Fold Clue Card Holder in half on the line.

Clue Cards- This is a large file so please allow time for it to download. (Use these Clue Cards or make your own to make it more personalized. Clue Cards are in MS Word and can be changed any way you like.) Print Clue Cards out on card stock. Cut out Clue Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities. There are 200 Clue Cards for you to choose from. Note: Please take in consideration that I am just a Mom and I'm providing these clues to the best of my abilities. I tried to make them as accurate as possible, but I know I probably made a few mistakes and it was not intentional. (Questions taken from a Catholic Bible.)





Friday, October 3, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 11/2/14- John 6:37-40








*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 6:37-40



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.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- A Colossal Set of Resources and Activities on All Saints Day

The Catholic Toolbox- References, Activities, Coloring, Costumes, Crafts, Games, Lessons, Puzzles, Quizzes, Songs, Worksheets

theholidayspot.com- All Souls Day Activities

catholicculture.org- All Souls Day Ideas for the Family

catholicculture.org- Feast of All Souls with information, recipes, activities, prayers, and library

loyolapress.com- All Saints Day and All Souls Day Activities & BLMs

catholicmom.com- Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day Activities

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



Crafts

theholidayspot.com- All Souls Day Crafts

*See above in Activities for more Crafts



Puzzles

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Recipes

theholidaysport.com- All Souls Day Recipes

catholichomeandgarden.com- Scroll down to: November 2: All Souls' Day

allrecipes.com- Ossi die Morti (Dead Bone Cookies)

mamalisa.com- Recipe for Italian “Beans of the Dead” Fave dei morti





Thursday, October 2, 2014

Assessing Student Progress





How to test students can be a tricky matter. Since students learn in different ways, they must be tested in different ways to find out if they have learned the information taught in class. Assessment must include a variety of methods that will enable the catechist to determine how successfully your students are learning to live out their faith in their daily lives and in communion with the Church.


Formal Testing

1. First determine what will be on the test. Make sure that items in your test have been covered in class and all the students understand the material.

2. Test on the objectives that you had for the lesson.

3. Identify the learning style of your students to determine how to assess your student’s progress. Do your students do better auditorily, visually, doing things orally, etc.

4. Determine what kind of test you will have. The test format could be multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, oral, True/False, word bank, essay, matching, etc. Be sure that the test format can be done by each student in your class. Tell the students what kind of test they will have to help them study for the test so they will be prepared for how they will be tested.

5. Review all the material prior to testing.


Informal Testing

Informal testing is a way of testing what the student can do with what they know and how they use it.

1. You can observe the student’s participation in class, specific activities, what they do in groups, and also service to others.

2. Students can be assessed by activities that have them participate in projects, skits, plays, posters, teaching a lesson, reports, making up worksheets and puzzles, etc. to demonstrate their understanding of what you are teaching.





Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fill In Activities






Fill In Activities:

Your lesson is done, the students have finished with all their activities and there are a few more minutes until class is over. Or these infamous scenarios crop up: schedules get disrupted for one reason or another or the dismissal bell has ten more minutes to go. The minutes slowly tick by and meanwhile your students are getting restless and total mayhem will surely result if something doesn’t happen and soon. What ever the reason, this phenomenon happens way too often and it is enough to fill any teacher's heart with fear. How do you keep your class occupied and keep them productively engaged? While many teachers immediately pull out busy work or drills, it is much better to try to keep the class on its toes with learning games and activities. Here are a few teacher tested fillers that can help you avoid a classroom revolt.



These activities 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.


Liturgical Objects Used In Mass- Several games to help review liturgical objects used in Mass.

People At Church- Who are the people at church? What do they do? Here are a few games for students to learn about the people at church.

Disciples Memory Game or Go Fish Game- A fun way to review the names of the disciples.

The Holy Mass Game- Directions and questions. Cube Signs (To use with The Holy Mass Game). Print, cut out, and glue on die.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words Game- A fun review game about actions during Mass.

Ten Commandments File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to identify which one of the Ten Commandments the sin broke.

WWJD?- Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.

Moral Dilemmas Card Game- Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do? Here is a game that has students try to solve their problems the best way. (Scroll down to this.)

Activities, Games, etc. for Prayers and Scriptures- ideas to help your students memorize prayers and scriptures

Bible Story Review- Review the Bible stories that the students have done using these games. Several different kinds are posted.