Saturday, January 24, 2015

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 It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.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 23, 2015

Gospel for the Mass: 2/22/15- Mark 1:12-15








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 12:-15



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

sermons4kids.com- Extra! Extra! Read All About It! object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Says No to the Devil lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Temptation object talk: Balls of temptation thrown by the devil will bounce off the Word of God.

The Catholic Toolbox- Temptation of Jesus lesson that consists of: 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- I can share the "Good News" with a friend.

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Tempted

sermons4kids.com- Christ gave me the work of preaching the Good News.

coloringbookfun.com- Temptation of Jesus 1, 2, 3 (look under Devil)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness craft (scroll down to this)


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



Games

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message group activities (games)

christiancrafters.com- Hear No Evil

christiancrafters.com- Resist the Devil

christiancrafters.com- 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.

books.google.com- Temptation Obstacle Course (Satan Tempts Jesus)- A fun medium energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. This game will help your kids actively review how Satan tempted Jesus and how the angels took care of Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing, page 73).

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



Puzzles

gardenofpraise.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Rap

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Rap





Saturday, January 17, 2015

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.

St. Valentine coloring page- by tiredtwang.blogspot.com



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

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

ehow.com- Christian Valentine Games or Valentine Activities

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- 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

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

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.

papertangrams.com- Print this heart-shaped tangram puzzle on white or colored cardstock or regular paper. Use markers or crayons to color the tangram, if desired, then cut out the tans (pieces) with scissors.

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 16, 2015

Gospel for the Mass: 2/15/15- Mark 1:40-45








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 1:40-45



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- Hope for the Hopeless object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Heals a Man with Leprosy lesson

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Heals the Man with Leprosy lesson with activities

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel: Mark 1:40-45

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



Coloring

christiancharacterbuilders.com- Jesus Heals a Leper (page 16)

applesaucekids.com- Jesus Heals the Leper

ebibleteacher.com- Scroll down to Coloring Page

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Can Heal Anything



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Hope for the Hopeless group activities (crafts)

makingfrirends.com- Print out paper dolls. Use ripped fabric that is about ½ inches wide and wrap around the head, arms, and legs. Use tape or glue to secure. Explain to the students that no one wanted to help the man with leprosy because they were afraid to get it. Lepers must beg for their food and have to use rags to wrap their sores.

familycrafts.about.com- First Aid Necklace Craft

dltk-kids.com- First Aid Kit


Introduce craft: Why was the leper thankful? What are some good gifts God gives us? What are you thankful for? What can you do to thank God for these gifts? When are sometimes you can thank God?

enchantedlearning.com- I am Thankful for . . . (mini book the children make)

teacher.scholastic.com- I am Thankful (mini book the children make)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Hope for the Hopeless group activities (games)

daniellesplace.com- Lots of leper games posted here.

Scroll down to Lazarus Come Out Game- (just change it to Leper Come Out Game.) Explain to the students that no one wanted to be around lepers and that lepers had to hide from others. Jesus wants us to be kind to everyone so we have to find the leper to help him. Hide the leper under one of the cups, mix them up, and have each student try to find the leper. You can also have each student make their own leper out of a clothespin and give them 3 cups to play the game with each other or at home.


Introduction for all 3 games that are below- Sometimes, we may find ourselves in a situation where we are uncomfortable. There may come a time in our lives when we find ourselves in a situation that is truly hopeless like the leper. When that happens, where can we turn? How do we find hope in a hopeless situation? We can turn to Jesus. When the situation is hopeless, Jesus is our only hope.

Jesus Is Our Savior File Folder Game- Jesus is our rescuer and offers us a lifeline when we’re trapped in sin. How can we solve the problems in our life? Jesus is our savior and if we follow him, he will show us the way.

Making The Right Decisions Games- WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?): 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?



Puzzles

dltk-bible.com- Anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, maze, word mining sheets, word searches, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Sunday, January 11, 2015

Websites for Religious Crafts



Need a craft for your religion class or for home? Here is a list of my favorite sites that have great crafts for your kids.



Puddle Jumping Frog- What plague hopped into all the Egyptian’s homes? I adapt this craft with my students to make it extra special. By taping a red party blower underneath the frog you can blow on it and watch the frog try to catch flies.



catholicicining.com- a fantastic catholic blog with fantastic crafts

catholicinspired.com- arts, crafts, and activities inspired by our faith

craftingthewordofgod- great ideas with templates

bibleclasscreations.blogspot.com- craft ideas to nurture children’s faith

dltk-bible.com- Bible crafts and resources for children

daniellesplace.com- Bible crafts for kids

kidssundayschool.com- Meaningful Christian Sunday school crafts for kids. Perfect for children's church, Sunday school classes, Bible study, or VBS!

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Free preschool Bible crafts

mssscraft.com- craft ideas

teacherhelp.org- Bible crafts for children

truthforkids.com- Bible crafts for kids (adjust a few of these activities to your faith teachings)





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 9, 2015

Gospel for the Mass: 2/8/15- Mark 1:29-39








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 1:29-39



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- How Do I Say I Love You? object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Looking For Jesus object lesson with hidden picture, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin,

sermons4kids.com- Recharging Our Batteries object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law lesson

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel: Mark 1:29-39

kidssundayschool.com- I Know You
This activity will have the children going away feeling great about who they are, and it will help them see how the power of our Lord can help them accept others for who they are.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus can do things no one else can do

sermons4kids.com- Mark 1:35

sermons4kids.com- Showing Kindness Towards Others


Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Recharging Our Batteries group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Looking For Jesus group activities (crafts)

ehow.com- Kindness Crafts for Kids
Kindness Chain, Kindness Quilt, Kindness Jar

thebestkidsbooksite.com- Loving Thoughts Group Project

thebestkidsbooksite.com- Send A Hug

Love Notes- Cute magnet craft to put on your refrigerator to leave loving messages to the people in your family. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, pages 54 & 55).


Loving others demands respect, consideration, cooperation, care, etc. Love is about giving. Fill these chore charts out or have the students come up with their own chores to do and color. These can be given to parents or friends/family etc. to show they are serious about their respect for them, care, etc. They are to bring the chore charts back signed next week and receive a small gift as a reward for their good deeds.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Custom Chore Chart Generator

alennkasprintables.com- Editable Chore Charts

dltk-cards.com- Custom Chore Chart



Games

sermons4kids.com- Recharging Our Batteries group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Looking For Jesus group activities (games)

Name That Prayer File Folder Game- Introduction: Rising very early before dawn, Jesus went off to a deserted place to do what? He prayed. Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35

Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game- Introduction: Jesus was always kind and helpful to the people he met. Jesus showed his love by caring for those who needed his healing touch. The next time you want to let someone know how much you care for them, remember that we show others we care, not just by sending flowers and gifts, but by showing acts of kindness each and every day -- just like Jesus did.

The Golden Rule File Folder Game- Introduction: Jesus was always kind and helpful to the people he met. Jesus showed his love by caring for those who needed his healing touch. The next time you want to let someone know how much you care for them, remember that we show others we care, not just by sending flowers and gifts, but by showing acts of kindness each and every day -- just like Jesus did.

Good Manners: How Rude!- A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society. The game includes 6 types of interactive game cards: multiple choice, scenario, true/false, reward for good manners, charades, and consequences for bad manners. Players or teams roll the dice and move that many spaces on the board. Whichever color is on the space you land on indicates the color card that will be used. The player to your left will read the card aloud to you and you will try to answer correctly. If you answer your question correctly, you may stay where you are. If you are not correct, everyone says, “How Rude!” and you move back to where you were. The first player or team to get to the “FINISH,” square first is the WINNER!

Making The Right Decisions Games- WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?): 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?

10stepstofindingyourhappyplace.blogspot.com- The Kindness Game


ehow.com- Children's Game Ideas for Helping Others and Kindness

ehow.com- Preschool Games on Kindness

vtaide.com- The Banana Game
This game can be used to teach kids about kindness ... that we have a choice to be kind even when people are mean to us.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

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

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Friday, January 2, 2015

Gospel for the Mass: 2/1/15- Mark 1:21-28








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 1:21-28



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- Who Made Up These Rules? object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ Love Is Stronger object lesson with coloring page and puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Who’s In Control? object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Casts An Evil Spirit Out of a Man lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Help Me Get Well preschool lesson

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel: Mark 1:21-28

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Heals Me activities, games, crafts, etc.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Teaching

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is more powerful than anything!

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Who’s In Control group activities (crafts)

makingfriends.com- Print out paper dolls and stick band aids on them like sick children. Talk about how Jesus heals the sick.


Make a bookmark of your favorite verse from today’s Gospel.

dltk-cards.com- Make your own bookmark from your favorite passage from today’s lesson.

creativity-portal.com- Blank bookmark templates. Three 2” x 8” blank rectangle bookmarks to download and print. Trim for smaller bookmark size. Use for collage, mixed media, and other bookmark making fun.

mssscrafts.com- Laced bookmarks with templates

meaningfulmamma.com- Bible Bookmark Craft

freekidscraft.com- Several different kinds of bookmarks to make

parentingteens.about.com- Paper bookmark craft using a Bible verse and edged in decorative scissors.

activitiesforkids.com- Make your own bookmarks and print them out.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Who’s In Control group activities (games)


Play Hang Man using words from today’s Gospel.


Make a Bingo game using the words from today’s Gospel.

teach-nology.com- 3 x 3 or 5 x 5 cards

dltk-cards.com- Custom Bingo Cards

saksena.net- Free Bingo Sheet Generator

eslactivities.com- Bingo Card Generator


Introduce game- What did Jesus say to the unclean spirit? “Quiet! Come out of him!”

localschooldirectory.com- Quiet Game and Listening Game

atozteacherstuff.com- Quiet Game

Quiet Action- This silent game will teach kids to focus on the impact of actions versus words. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 181.) For younger students you can whisper a Bible character for them to act out.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Friday, December 26, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/25/15- Mark 1:14-20








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


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Mark 1:14-20



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- Fishermen Who Become Fishers of Men with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Following the Leader object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Answering the Call object lesson with coloring page and puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Extra! Extra! Read All About It! object lesson with coloring page

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus’ Disciples Catch Lots of Fish lesson

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel (lesson)

dltk-bible.com- The Twelve Disciples lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, coloring pages, crafts, bulletin board, puzzle, recipe snack, songs, take home sheets, etc.

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Fishers of Men 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).

The Catholic Toolbox- Pre K – K Fishers of Men lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Story Wheel, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- First Grade on Up lesson with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Story Wheel, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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



Coloring

maxipraise.com- Come Follow Me

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" Mark 1:17

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" Mark 1:17

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!"



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft- Who said, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men”? What does that mean?

daniellesplace.com- Fishers of Men crafts

daniellesplace.com- Lots of fish crafts listed

mssscrafts.com- Lots of fish crafts listed

Japanese Wind Sock- Create a unique "kite"- the traditional Japanese carp wind sock. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 178 & 179).

Magic Fish-in-the-Ocean Puppet- A cute craft that the fish actually swims and comes to the surface. (Crafts From Your Favorite Fairy Tales by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message group activities (games)

aokcorral.com- Easy fishing toy to make and play

daniellesplace.com- Lots of fish games listed


Introduce game: Jesus knew his disciples very well. They were his friends. How well do you know your friends?

Who is knocking at my door?

Need: one chair

Directions: The students sit in their own seats while the one who is “It” sits in a chair in front of the room, with his back toward the other students. Someone is chosen by the teacher to go up and knock on the back of the chair or floor. When “It” hears the knocking he asks, "Who is knocking at my door?" The knocker answers in a disguised voice "It is I.” “It” has to guess who the knocker was. The knocker then becomes “It”.


Introduce game: Who are the apostles? What are their names?

applesaucekids.com- Simon Says Meets the Apostles


Disciples Memory Game

Preparation: Go to sundayschoolsources.com and print out 2 of the following cards on cardstock (just the pictures of the disciples). Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

21- John, James, Andrew, Peter

38- Thaddaeus, Philip, Bartholomew, James son of Alphaeus

42- Judas Iscariot, Matthew, Thomas, Simon the Zealot


Directions: : Cards are laid out in a grid face down, and players take turns flipping pairs of cards over. On each turn, the player will first turn one card over, then a second. If the two cards match, the player scores one point, the two cards are removed from the game, and the player gets another turn. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over.

The object is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player. (One point is scored for each matched pair, and the player with the highest score after all cards have been matched wins.) When cards are turned over, it is important to remember where they are for when the matching card is turned up later in the game.


Disciples Go Fish Game

Preparation: Print out Disciple Trading Cards (listed above) on card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Directions: Go Fish is best for 2-5 players with so few cards to play with. The dealer deals 4 cards to each player. The remaining cards (if any) are placed face down to form a stock. The player to dealer's left starts. A turn consists of asking a specific player for a specific card. For example, if it is my turn I might say: “Mary, do you have James?” The player who asks must already hold one of the requested cards. If the player who was asked (Mary) has the card (James in this case), she must give her card to the player who asked for it. That player then gets another turn and may again ask any player for any card already held by the asker. If the person asked does not have the card, they say “Go fish!” The asker must then draw the top card of the undealt stock. If the drawn card is the card asked for, the asker shows it and gets another turn. If the drawn card is not the card asked for, the asker keeps it, but the turn now passes to the next player. As soon as a player collects a pair of the same disciple, this must be shown and discarded face up. The game continues until either someone has no cards left in their hand or the stock runs out. The winner is the player who then has the most pairs.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword (must be a typo on puzzle that should say: Mark 1:14-20)



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Snack

enchantedlearning.com- Make edible fish in the Sea of Galilee in a plastic clear cup.



Song

dltk-bible.com- The song teaches children the names of the twelve disciples. Sung to "Jesus Loves Me".





Friday, December 19, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/18/15- John 1:35-42








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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 1:35-42



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

word-sunday.com- Come and See lesson

alcf.net- Andrew and Jesus lesson with activities

gbdoc.org- Jesus Makes Friends lesson for 4 and 5 year olds

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

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



Coloring

coloring-pages-book-for-kids-boys.com- Jesus the Lamb of God

yescoloring.com- Jesus the Lamb of God

kidstalkaboutgod.org- Come and you will see. John 1:38-39



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell group activities (crafts)

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.

mssscrafts.com- Sheep/Lambs crafts listed

familycrafts.about.com- Lamb crafts

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)

daniellesplace.com- Sheep crafts

sweetgrace.typepad.com- BaaBaa Black, Pink, and Blue Sheep? An easy yarn craft (scroll down to the white one with ears)

orientaltrading.com- Lamb of God Paper Plate Craft Kit

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

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).

The Lord is My Shepherd Magnet- A cute sheep magnet out of popsicle sticks. You can omit the other wooden pieces and mini chalkboard in this craft and just use cardboard or construction paper. (Hands On Crafts for Kids 20-Minute Crafts by Kathie Stull, page 30 & 31).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell group activities (games)


Follow Jesus (Follow the Leader)
Who did the disciples follow? (Jesus) Let’s see how well you can follow Jesus. Directions: Someone is the Leader and the students follow Jesus and do what he does.


Following Directions Game

Introduce game: So you think you are good at following directions? Let’s find out.

Need: Bop It, Ballzerko, Simon, etc.

Directions: Divide the class into groups. Have one group play one game and the other plays another, etc. Students must do what the toy tells them to do. Change games after all students get a chance to play.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword John 1: 35-48

joanyedwards.com- Crossword