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





Sunday, December 14, 2014

Special Events for January








*This month’s special events are:



Mary, Mother of God Octave Day of Christmas

churchyear.net- Mary Mother of God History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions, & More

wf-f.org- history, hymns, readings for the day, etc.

tiredtwang.blogspot.com- Mary, Mother of God coloring

fcpeace.com- Memory game on the feast of Mary




The Epiphany of the Lord

thereligionteacher.com- Feast of the Epiphany in the Modern Day- Lesson Plan Activities

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




Baptism of the Lord




Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game- The object of the game is to get to the Baptism of Jesus first by answering questions and following directions on the spaces along the way.







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

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




National Sanctity To Life Day

Pro Life Activities- Stumped for activities concerning Pro Life ? Here are a few that your students might enjoy.





4 pages of dominos


Look Who’s Growing Dominos- A fun way to educate young students that babies grow into adults to help promote Pro Life.








Look Who’s Growing- This game provides an entertaining way to educate students about pregnancy and fetal development to help promote Pro Life.





Friday, December 12, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/11/15- Mark 1:7-11








*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 1:7-11



Activities

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

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

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- Make Your Father Proud object lesson with coloring sheet

sermons4kids.com- A New Life in Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Fresh Start object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, craft, quiz

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is Baptized by John in the River Jordan lesson

dltk-bible.com- Baptism: Jesus is Baptized lessons with discussions, take home sheets, color sheets, songs, crafts, snacks, etc.

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Jesus is Baptized 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).

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



Coloring

first-school.ws/t/cp_bible/- Baptism of Jesus

sermons4kids.com- John Baptizes Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ Baptism

applesaucekids.com- Jesus being baptized by John

coloring.ws/jesus- John Baptizes Jesus



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- A New Life In Jesus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Fresh Start group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- John the Baptist crafts


Introduce craft: What hovered over Jesus’ head after he was baptized? A white dove.

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).

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove Craft

artisthelpingchildren.org- Tons of dove crafts posted here.

autiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Jesus is Baptized Craft
An interactive craft that has a dove hover over Jesus’ head.

auntannie.com- Make soap doves to remind the children how baptism symbolizes that their sins are washed away. Note: You can use a slightly greased cookie cutter to help children make the soap into the shape of a dove. Or the children can just make it into any shape they want.


Introduce craft: The Sacrament of Baptism is one of the seven sacraments. Baptism is the first sacrament because no other Sacrament can or may be received until you have been baptized.

sadlierreligion.com- We Believe
Baptism Mobile- Grade 1, Chapter17, (Pick the grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Look under Printable Activities and click on Chapters).

docthelmaskitchen.blogspot.com- Sunday School Baptism Craft (change this to Jesus being baptized)



Games

sermons4kids.com- A New Life In Jesus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A Fresh Start group activities (games)


Introduce game: Who was baptized by his cousin?


Jesus Basketball

Need: Trashcan and 2 balled up pieces of paper for balls.

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Jesus. The first team that spells JESUS wins.



The Catholic Toolbox- Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Baptism File Folder Game



Puzzles


More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Jesus and John the Baptist puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 16 - 17).

sermons4kids.com- The Baptism of Jesus (dove dot to dot)

Jesus is Baptized (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word (Grade 1 – 3) by Linda Standke, page 18.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Baptized puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, mazes, word-mining sheets, word searches)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sadlierreligion.com- We Believe
Sacrament of Baptism (crossword)- Grade 5, Chapter 5, (Pick the grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Look under Printable Activities and click on Chapters).



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Monday, December 8, 2014

Bible Alphabet Handwriting Sheets






Below is a list of FREE Bible alphabet handwriting sheets you can print out for your classroom or home.


christianpreschoolprintables.com- Bible ABC’s
A collection of the Bible ABC's and each topic starts with a different letter. There are Bible ABC coloring pages, handwriting worksheet, and Bible verse cards. These would make a great resource if your child is learning their letters or even learning to print.

biblestoryprintables.com- For children who can already write their letters, here is a set of cursive ABC's for children who are ready to write in cursive.

first-school.ws- Bible Alphabet Coloring pages & Handwriting Tracers
From A for Angels to Z for Zacchaeus (D'Nealian and Standard block). Includes links to Bible reference scripture links, additional printable resources: coloring pages and crafts.

preschoolpost.com- Free Printable Bible Coloring Pages for children to learn their ABC's. Each page has the letter for the children to color in, and for older students, there is a place to trace the letter and begin to write it on their own. These make great Bible Handwriting Worksheets to send home with children, or make their own Bible ABC Coloring Book.




Here are a few I made.

These activities are free, however they are 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. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.


B- Baptism of Jesus

C- Creation

F- Fishers of Men

G- Good Shepherd

H- Holy Spirit

J- Jesus loves me.

K- King Solomon

L- Loaves and Fishes

R- Red Sea

U- Uzziah

V- Virtues

W- Wedding at Cana

Y- Young Ruler





Sunday, December 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Jesus Party Activities







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

preschoolpost.com- Preschool Theme: Happy Birthday
This page is full of Happy Birthday printables! There are birthday coloring pages, bible verse bracelets, printable word wall cards, handwriting worksheets and more! We have everything you need for a fun, fantastic party!

ministry-to-children.com- Happy Birthday Jesus Party
This activity includes hearing the story of Jesus’ birth and thinking about what gifts we can give to Jesus, and compares the celebration of Christ’s birth with a traditional birthday party. It would make an excellent Sunday School or Children’s Church lesson, and could also be a really fun and effective intergenerational family ministry event.

ouroutofsynclife.blogspot.com- Christmas Traditions: Happy Birthday Jesus Party

childrensministry.com- Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Activities for birth to 2 years.

cindybultema.blogspot.com- Happy Birthday Jesus Party

ministry-to-children.com- Printable Resources & Game for Jesus Birthday Party

blessedbeyondadoubt.com- 10 FUN Jesus Birthday Party Ideas!

donotdepart.com- Throw A Birthday Party for Jesus!
Helping Children Find the Word in Christmas





Friday, December 5, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/4/15- Matthew 2:1-12








*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.




Matthew 2:1-12



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 Three Wise Men with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Still Seek Him object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Wise Men lesson #170 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Wise Men Come from the East to Worship Jesus lesson

kidssundayschool.com- The Visit of the Magi lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Three Wise 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).

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 2

homeschooling.about.com- Three Wise Men

christiananswers.net- The Wise Men Brought Gifts For Jesus

dltk-bible.com- Quite a few coloring pages for the story posted here.



Crafts


Introduce crafts: How did the Wise Men find Jesus?

sermonskids.com- Seeking the Savior crafts

hellokids.com- Popsicle Stick Star of David

dltk-kids.com- Fold and Cut Star Shape
Take a plain sheet of paper, make a series of folds, snip once, and, presto! You've got a perfect star. (Step by step directions posted.)


Introduce craft: Who was looking for baby Jesus?

Three Kings Banner- A cute and easy banner of the Three Wise Men. A craft from Kathy Ross' book: Crafts for Christmas, page 12 & 13.

Three Kings Hats- Three kings made out of cone shaped party hats. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 40 & 41).

Purim Treat Holder- Cute craft to represent the Wise Men. (Crafts to make in the Winter by Kathy Ross, page 58 & 59).



Games

Introduce game: Who was searching for baby Jesus?

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savior games

The Catholic Toolbox- Gifts For The Baby Jesus File Folder Game



Wise Men Search

Need: Clothes pin to be baby Jesus.

Directions: One student is picked to be a Wise Man and steps out of the classroom. Another student is picked by the teacher to hide baby Jesus somewhere in the classroom. When baby Jesus is hidden, the Wise Man comes back into the room. He is to find baby Jesus by directions from the student that hid baby Jesus. These directions are: the star is not very bright if the Wise Man is far away, brighter if somewhat nearer, getting brighter if even closer, and VERY bright if very close. When the Wise Man finds the baby Jesus, the person that hid baby Jesus is now the Wise Man.



Introduce game: What did the Wise Men follow to find Jesus? A very bright star.

Coin Toss- (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 139)- You can also draw a star on the board and have the students throw a suction cup toy at it. If it is inside the lines, they get a point for their team.

Finding Favor (Wise Men Find Jesus)- This game will help students identify how we pursue things that are important to us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 68 & 69).



Puzzles

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Look at the pictures in the circles. Find the matching pictures in the larger picture. Draw lines to connect the matching pictures. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 14).
The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
Wise Men color by number
Follow the Dots to see what the Magi saw in the sky

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Wise Men puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 3 - 8).

lambsongs.co.nz- Twinkle Star Wise Men by Jill Kemp
Booklet for the children to make (print out in color or have the children color it)

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men (maze)

biblewise.com- Wise Men (maze)

biblewise.com- Finding Jesus (maze)

biblewise.com- The Wise Men Visit Jesus (maze)

biblewise.com- Wise Men (find the difference)

biblewise.com- Missing Objects (There are 10 things left out of the second picture. Can you find them?)

biblewise.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus (Complete the addition problems inside the gifts. The missing numbers correspond to a letter. Use those letters, to complete the sentences below.)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (word search)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Still Seek Him (jumble)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (crossword)

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (multiple choice)

WiseMen (fill in the blanks)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (fill in the blanks)



Song

kididdles.com- We Three Kings (with lyrics and audio)





Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Behavior In Mass Worksheet



I found this wonderful Behavior in Mass (worksheet) from thedivinemercy.org, but I needed to adjust it to fit the needs of my first grade students. I will be sure to use this next year when we do Church & Respect Lesson.




Behavior In Mass (worksheet for 1st graders)- Draw a smile face next to the good things to do during Holy Mass. Draw a sad face next to the things not to do during Holy Mass.





Friday, November 28, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 12/28/14- Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40








*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.




Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40



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

mssscrafts.com- Simon and Anna Say Thank You with resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Our God Is Faithful 100% object lesson

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Simeon Praises God in the Temple lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- Simeon and Anna lesson #169 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

ministry-to-children.com- Baby Jesus Presented in the Temple lesson

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

ehow.com- Children's Activities for the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Simeon and Anna Thank God

sermons4kids.com- Simeon Recognizes Jesus

higherpraise.com- Simeon and Anna

theclipartwizard.com- The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple Coloring Pages


Crafts

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise group activities (crafts)

Holy Family crafts: If you have younger children, consider doing one of these crafts to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family: Holy Family scrapbook; Holy Family tree; Holy Family nativity set; Holy Family puppets.

pinterest.com- Family Trees

genoaschools.net- Family Tree Templates

pinterest.com- Simple Nativity Crafts for Kids

catholicicing.com- Feast of the Holy Family (crafts)

scrapbookscrapbook.com- Free Printable Christmas Nativity Children's School & Church Craft Project

designdazzle.com- Printable Nativity Set

noelladesigns.com- 3-D Nativity Printable

papergiftsforestefany- Nativity Crafts

catholicicing.com- Printable Nativity Set
This nativity craft was originally designed to be printed, colored, and glued around toilet paper tubes to make the pieces stand up. Since then, many readers have discovered that it’s just as good to print the pieces on card stock, and then use tape or staples to make them into a cylinder.

sarahanestudios.com- Nativity Puppet Theatre
To make and color with stage and background; free printable

lifeyourway.net- Popsicle Stick Nativity Puppets

hartofthemountain.blogspot.com- Printable Nativity Finger Puppets


Have children create their own candle crafts to celebrate the presentation of Jesus in the temple. The candles symbolize that Christ is the light of the world, just as Simeon had said.

Make candlemas

homemadeserentity.blogspot.com- Rolled Beeswax Candle Tutorial

abeautifulmess.com- Homemade Beeswax Candles

naturalsuburbia.com- Candlemas in the Southern Hemisphere

goldensunfamily.blogspot.com- Candlemas

makingfriends.com- Glowing Flowers
When you press flowers and leaves, they become thinner and light can shine through them. In this project, you simply decoupage pressed flowers and leaves to a votive cup and cover with tissue paper.

lonestarcandlesupply.com- How To Make Ice Candles

craftsbyamanda.com- Epson Salt Luminaries

sheknows.com- Stained Glass Candle Holder (scroll down to this)

marthasteward.com- Stamped Glass Candleholders


Make a Rosary and do the Joyful Mysteries

1- The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord." (Luke 1:38)
2- The Visitation - Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:45)
3- The Birth of Jesus at Bethlehem (Luke 2:7)
4- The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22)
5- The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:49)

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Make A Giant Rosary With Kids

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Make A Rosary Book

catholicicing.com- Make an edible rosary

catholicicing.com- How to Make a Rosary with Kids
A simple rosary that kids can make using supplies found at any craft store.

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Celebrating the Month of Rosary
Rosary ideas and crafts link up

through-my-is.blogspot.com- Spiritual Medicine Craft

Making a Rosary- Rosary background and information. Excellent step-by-step directions to make a simple rosary. (Kids Explore America’s Catholic Heritage, page 159-161).

e-scoutcraft.com- Making a rosary using Seine Twine Mason Line, 6 gold pony beads, and a small piece of leather

domestic-church.com- How to Make Knotted Cord Rosaries

ehow.com- How To Make A Rosary for Kids

ehow.com- How To Make A Pocket Rosary



Games

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise group activities (games)

books.google.com- The Waiting Game- This icebreaker game will help your kids discover that God delivers on his promises even when waiting is part of his plan. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 157).

The Catholic Toolbox- Rosary Bingo: Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about the Rosary. The teacher asks one student at a time a question from the list. The student answers the question and the class looks for the word(s) on their bingo card. The first student who gets five in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins. You can play in teams or individually. (The teacher can give the students some hints to help them answer the questions correctly if needed.)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword

domestic-church.com- Joyful Mysteries (crossword)





Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Special Events for December








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



Liturgical Year


Liturgical Year Activities- activities, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc.





Sitting Duck!- Answer questions about the liturgical year as you make your way around the board. Be careful for the "Sitting Duck!" space or you might have to go all the way back to START.

You can play this game with 4 people or divide the group into 4 teams.) Place your marker on START. Determine who goes first and play moves clockwise. The player to your left draws a card. On most of the cards are questions about the liturgical year. If you answer the question correctly you get to roll the die and move the number indicated on the die. If you answer the question incorrectly, you stay where you are. If the card says “Go Back 2” etc. you must follow the directions. If you land on the picture of a target, you lose your next turn. If you land on a sitting duck, all players must say out loud “Sitting Duck!” Another player who happens to come by on the game board (they can land on the space or just be passing by on their roll) can BUMP you back to START. The first player to FINISH wins.







Advent

Advent Activities & More- activities, coloring, crafts, games, lessons, & puzzles

Advent Lapbooks- Make an Advent lapbook to celebrate the Advent season.

2014 Printable Advent Chain- Print out pattern on colored paper. Have students cut into strips. Build your paper chain stapling the strips with a stapler in the correct order. Each day you tear off a piece of the chain that corresponds to the date and do the activity. Before you know it, it will be Christmas day!

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

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






Advent Wreath file folder game- The object of the game is to color all of the Advent wreath correctly.







Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

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




Christmas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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Activities & Crafts:

4catholiceducators.com- Christmas Resources

Christmas Handwriting and Coloring sheet- C is for Christmas

Neat Jesse Tree to Make- Check out this lovely and creative Jesse Tree by Angela

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

allfreecrafts.com- All Free Crafts offers free Christmas crafts to make easy homemade Christmas decorations, Christmas ornaments and easy homemade gifts.

catholicmom.com- Advent and Christmas Crafts and Activities For Children

papertoys.com- Printable Nativity Scene that is in color

madebyjoel.com- Made by Joel Nativity Scene (free printable)

billybear4kids.com- Christmas Nativity (scroll down to this craft)
A simple nativity scene comprising of Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and a lamb - great for gluing to a stable background.

msssbible.com- Stable background

*If a large nativity scene is needed, this is a very simple nativity scene that would be easy to enlarge by tracing the pictures on transparencies and using an overhead projector to enlarge the pictures to whatever size you want. You can make the characters on cardboard or poster board and paint them. For the stable, use the picture to form the stable out of pieces of scrap lumber or cardboard.


daniellesplace.com- Christmas Crafts For Kids

domestic-church.com- Advent and Christmas references. Click on Fridge Art, then Advent and Christmas. Activities, crafts, coloring pages, puzzles, etc.

homeschooling.about.com- Nativity printables

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

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

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

freekidcrafts.com- Christmas Crafts

Glitter and Sugar Ornament- A fun and easy way to make lots of pretty ornaments to decorate your Christmas Tree. (The Best Holiday Crafts Ever! By Kathy Ross, page 144 & 145).

theideabox.com- Christmas crafts, games, activities, recipes, music/songs. Tons of great ideas! Click on: Holiday/Seasonal, then Christmas

ehow.com- Melted Crayon Jars
An easy craft that students can make as presents for their loved ones.

kiddyhouse.com- Paper Plate Christmas Wreath
An easy and fun craft that all kids can make.

christiancrafters.com- Several Christmas crafts posted here.

homeschooled-kids.com- Story of the Candy Cane (scroll down to this)
Print out this story and glue on colored construction paper and give each child a candy cane to tape onto card.

Gratitude Boxes- These heartfelt gifts are the ones you will cherish forever and will never forget.

Birth of Jesus Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dial to retell the Birth of Jesus story they learned over and over again. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 37, 38, 39, 40, and 44).

Baby Jesus in a Manger- A little manger with baby Jesus is just right for little hands. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 47 & 48).

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



Coloring:

teacherhelp.org- Several Christmas coloring pages posted here.

4catholiceducators.com- Christmas Coloring Pages

coloringbookfun.com-Christian coloring pages

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is born manger scene #1

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is born manger scene #2

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ birth manger scene #3

sermons4kids.com- Manger scene #4

sermons4kids.com- Mary and baby Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus

lambsongs.co.nz- 9 Christmas booklets
Print these out for the children to color.

fcpeace.com- The First Christmas Book
A book for you to make and share.



Games:

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

The Birth of Jesus Game- A simple and fun board game for younger children to find Jesus in the stable. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 56 & 57 for game board and page 55 for directions).

Pin the Star on the Stable- Teach the Christmas story with this simple game of Pin the Star on the Stable. Great for younger children. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 47).

kidssundayschool.com- A Search for Jesus
A fun yet simple game for younger children about searching for baby Jesus.

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Eight Christmas games posted here.


Introduce game: What town was Jesus born in? Bethlehem

mormonshare.com- Nativity Matching Game
Play Memory with these nativity cards.

lds.about.com- Nativity Cards
Go Fish game using pictures from the nativity including the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the angel, shepherds, wise-men, and more. The object of the game is to get the most sets of four to win. More directions are at website. Open and print the pdf files either the two part color files or the b/w file. There are 8 different sets (four cards each) for a total of 32 nativity cards. If you have a large family/group print two sets and combine.

learningtreasures.com- Nativity Dominoes to print out and play


diva-girl-parties-and-stuff.com- Right, Left, Christmas Game
A fun way to review the story of the birth of Jesus.





Gifts For The Baby Jesus File Folder Game- The object of this game is to be the first to collect gold, frankincense, and myrrh.



Lessons:

Mary and the Angel- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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

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

calvarycurriculum.com- Several Christmas lessons listed with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

dltk-bible.com- The Christmas Story (Taken from Matthew and Luke) lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, angel printables, Christmas Bible Reading Chart, coloring pages, crafts, games and puzzles, Christmas Nativity Felt Board, puppets, or coloring templates, Christmas plays, prayers, and songs, Christmas printables, recipes, take home sheets, etc.

kidsclubs4jesus.com-

Angelic Visit
To Bethlehem
Birth of Jesus
Mary and Jesus
Escape to Egypt
Three Wise Men

lessons 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).

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson One: Gabriel Visits Mary

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson Two: Joseph’s Dream

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson Three: Journey to Bethlehem

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson Four: Visit of the Magi

mssscrafts.com- Jesus' Birth, The Shepherds Worship Jesus, & Escape to Egypt (look under Jesus’ Early Life) with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

mssscrafts.com- The Christmas Story: Crafts and story ideas here concern the nativity - not the jolly red-suited fellow!



Music/Songs:

kididdles.com- Away in a Manger Song (with lyrics and audio)

kididdles.com- Christ Was Born on Christmas Day Song (with lyrics)

kididdles.com- Go Tell It On The Mountain Song (with lyrics)



Puzzles/Worksheets:

ministry-to-children.com- Christmas Activity Worksheets for Children

teacherhelp.org- Several puzzles posted here.

kidssundayschool.com- The Magi Search for Jesus word search

sermons4kids.com- The angel appears to Mary dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- The angel appears to Mary jumble

sermons4kids.com- The angle appears to Mary word search

sermons4kids.com- Christmas spiral puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Christmas cross word puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Christmas candle dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Christmas word jumble

sermons4kids.com- The birth of Jesus maze

sermons4kids.com- The birth of Jesus word search

sermons4kids.com- The birth of Jesus jumble

The Angel Said to Them . . . (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 16.

Shepherds Find the Baby (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 17. (Click on Sample)

comingtofaith.com- The Birth of Jesus
Number each picture as it happened in the story. Then color the pictures.

dltk-holidays.com- Christmas puzzles
Scroll down to Christmas Themed Printable Games and Puzzles for anagrams, bingo, crosswords, cryptograms, dominos, jigsaw puzzles, mazes, Memory cards, riddles, word-mining, word searches

teacherhelp.org- Christmas Themed Worksheets, Puzzles, and Games (scroll down near bottom)

An Angel Tells Good News- Connect the dots in the picture to see who brought Mary good news. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 9).

The Angel Speaks to Mary- Begin at start and write down every other word as you follow the arrows around the crown. You will see part of the angel’s message about the soon-to-be-born king. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 34).

Jesus’ Birth Announcement- Use this code to see what the angles said. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 34).

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

A Trip to Bethlehem- Look at the two pictures. The second picture has 6 missing parts. Circle the missing parts. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 12).

Angels Tell Shepherds the Good News- Match the angels. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 13).

Shepherds Find The Baby (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word (Grade 1 – 3) by Linda Standke, page 17.

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Find the matching pictures and draw lines to them. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 14).

The First Christmas Gift- To find out what the first Christmas gift was, write the first letter of each picture on the line above the picture. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 35).

Go to Egypt- Help Joseph take Mary and Jesus to Egypt (maze). (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 15).

The Flight to Egypt-Flip the page maze to help Joseph and his family travel to Egypt. . (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 37 & 38).



Quizzes:

sundayschoolsources.com- CHRISTMAS QUIZ. “How much do you know about Christmas? Instructions. This PowerPoint version is designed to be shown with a digital projector

snopes.com- Christmas Legends Quiz. 10 questions.

a4esl.org- Christmas Story Quiz



Skits:

kidssundayschool.com- The Birth of Jesus- A lively skit about the people and times during the Birth of Jesus.

kidssundayschool.com- Not What I Wanted- Have you ever been disappointed by a Christmas Gift?

christiancrafters.com-Several Christmas Skits, Plays & Dramas posted here