Monday, November 30, 2009

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.


homeschoolshare.com- The Legend of the Candy Cane

1plus1plus1equals1.com- Christmas Symbols Lapbook

scribd.com- Nativity Lapbook




Activities to put inside lapbook:
Birth of Jesus- word wall, Bible story with questions, songs and/or finger plays, activities, crafts, games, coloring, handwriting, mini books, puzzles, etc.

Birth of Jesus- vocabulary words, Bible story with questions, activities, crafts, games, puzzles, mazes, mini books, worksheets, etc.

Wise Men- vocabulary words, Bible story with questions, activities, crafts, games, puzzles, mazes, mini book, worksheets, etc.





Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Birth of Jesus





Birth of Jesus (You can break this lesson down into 4 to cover the Birth of Jesus, The Shepherds, The Escape to Egypt, and the Wise Men.)


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story of Jesus’ birth
- identify that Jesus was born in a stable and on Christmas



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson



Vocabulary Words:

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Christmas Word Wall (scroll down to this). 4 types to choose from. Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.

dltk-bible.com- Christmas Word Wall Word Templates (scroll down to bottom for this). Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words. Use the cards you want that are posted.



Plan:


Circle Time:

Read story: “A Baby In A Basket” (Snip and Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 22 & 24) and do cut outs as the story unfolds. Or you can use your own Bible story book.

Then ask some of the questions from below:

1. What town was Jesus born in? (Bethlehem)

2. Why did Joseph take Mary to Bethlehem? (To register so they could be taxed.)

3. Where was it that there was no room? (The inn.)

4. Where was Jesus born? (In a stable.)

5. How many Wise Men were there? (3)

6. Who came and brought gifts for Jesus? (The Three Wise Men.)

7. How did the Wise Men find Jesus? (They followed a very bright star.)

8. Why did Joseph take Mary and Jesus to Egypt? (So King Herod could not kill Jesus.)

9. When King Herod died where did Joseph take Mary and Jesus? (To live in Nazareth.)



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: What town was Jesus born in?

Five Happy Shepherds (finger play)- Pray & Play Bible for Young Children by Group Publishing, page 101.

Going To Bethlehem, Christmas Is Jesus’ Birthday, Jesus Is Our Gift (songs)- Pray & Play Bible 2 by Group Publishing, page 111.

theholidayzone.com- Christian Christmas Songs for Children

apples4theteacher.com- Songs and Christmas Carol Lyrics



Activities:

Introduce activities: Where was it that there was no room?

dltk-bible.com- The Christmas Story lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, etc.

baptist-church.suite101.com- Birth of Jesus Bible Lesson (ideas and activities)

daniellesplace.com- Bible Themes: Christmas (lesson and activities)

clclutheran.org- The Birth of Jesus lesson with activities

hubbardscupboard.org- Celebrating the Birth of Christ (activities)

missionarlington.org- Jesus is Born (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
Luke 2:1-20

missionarlington.org- Jesus is Born (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
Luke 2:1-20



Crafts:

Introduce craft: Where was Jesus born? In a stable.

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

mssscrafts.com- Stable background

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


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

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

Birth of Jesus Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dials to retell the Bible story they learned over and over again. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke. Directions on page 37 - 39, craft template on page 40 & 44.)

Christmas- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 33 & 34.)



Introduce crafts: How did the Wise Men find Jesus?

crafts.kaboose.com- Star of David Decorations
*Tip- For younger students have the popsicle Star of David already made so all the students have to do is decorate it.

ccrafts.kaboose.com- Sparkling Stars

The Wise Men Visit Jesus- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 35 & 36.)



Other crafts-

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

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 (several listed here)

Glitter and Sugar Ornament- A fun and easy way to make lots of pretty ornaments to decorate your Christmas Tree. A sample craft from Kathy Ross' book: The Best Holiday Crafts Ever!, page 144 & 145.

theideabox.com- Lots of great Christmas ideas listed here.

christiancrafters.com- Scroll down to Christmas & Advent



Games:

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.

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Christmas Games (8 Christmas games posted here)

buzzle.com- Joyous Christian Christmas Party Games for Family Fun





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




Snacks:

Introduce snack: Where was baby Jesus laid into?

dltk-kids.com- Edible Manger

sadlierreligion.com- We Believe
A Christmas Treat- Grade K, Chapter 14 (Pick the grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Look under Printable Activities and click on Chapters).



Introduce snack: How did the Wise Men find Jesus? They followed a very bright star.

pillsbury.com- Gingerbread Stars

jas.familyfun.go.com- Crispy Cheese Stars

jas.familyfun.go.com- Peanut Butter and Jelly Stars

(You can also get a large star shaped cookie cutter and make star shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.)

Spread peanut butter on star shaped crackers.



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ Birth (coloring page)

sermons4kids.com- Manger (coloring page)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Born (coloring page)

psscentral.com- A Baby in a Manger (mini book)

dltk-teach.com- The Life of Jesus (mini book)

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

C Christmas (handwriting)

first-school-ws- J Jesus (handwriting)

2teachingmommies.com- Nativity Unit with LOTS of printables

sermons4kids.com- The Birth of Jesus (maze)

sermons4kids.com- An Angel Appears To Mary (dot-to-dot)

christiananswers.net- One Night in Bethlehem (dot-to-dot)

christiananswers.net- The Manger (dot-to-dot)

christiananswers.net- The Wisemen’s Guiding Star (dot-to-dot)

tlsbooks.com- Star (tracing worksheet)
Trace the star and write what shape it is.

handwritingforkids.com- Star (tracing) worksheet

worksheetunivers.com- Color the stars according to the directions given.

Shepherd’s Visit (maze)- Bible Story Puzzles by Linda Standke page 21.

Jesus’ Birth (connect the pictures that go together)- Bible Story Puzzles by Linda Standke page 20.

A Bed of Straw (dot-to-dot)- Dot-To-Dot Bible Pictures by Linda Standke, page 16.

A Star Led Them (dot-to-dot)- Dot-To-Dot Bible Pictures by Linda Standke, page 17.

Magi Visit (dot-to-dot)- Bible Story Puzzles by Linda Standke, page 22.

Escape to Egypt (cut the pictures and glue together on another sheet of paper)- Bible Story Puzzles by Linda Standke, page 23.

Shepherds Find the Savior (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word PK-K by Linda Standke, page 18.

The Magi Seek Jesus (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word PK-K by Linda Standke, page 19.

The Savior Is Born (dot to dot) page 80, Baby Jesus (circle hidden letters) page 81, Jesus’ Birth (connect the pictures) page 82, Baby Jesus Is Born (maze) page 83, A Bed of Straw (dot-to-dot) page 84, Shepherds Visit (maze ) page 85, Shepherds Find the Savior (hidden picture) page 86, Magi Visit (dot-to-to) page 87, The Magi Seek Jesus (hidden picture) page 88, A Star Led Them (dot-to-dot) page 89, Escape to Egypt (cut the pictures and glue together on another sheet of paper - puzzle) page 90- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K

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).

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).

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).

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).





Monday, November 23, 2009

Books of the Bible





Activities to help your children remember the books of the Bible.


Be sure to adjust the activities to fit your faith teachings.



thereligionteacher.com- Ways to Help Students Learn the Books of the Bible


Crafts:

armyfamilyok.wordpress.com- Books of the Bible – A Craft Project

daniellesplace.com- Folding Craft Sticks Books of the Bible Craft



Games:

christianitycove.com- Books of the Bible Button Box Game

sundayschoolsources.com- Books of the Old & New Testament Bingo
This FREE set includes instructions, call cards, and 12 Bingo cards to practice the books of the Old & New Testament (Protestant).

bingocardcreator.com- Old Testament Books Bingo Cards
These cards are about Old Testament Books. They were made using such words as 1 Chronicles, 2 Samuel, Esther, Habakkuk, and Job.

bingocardcreator.com- New Testament Books Bingo Cards
These cards are about New Testament Books. They were made using such words as 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, 3 John, Hebrews, and Mark.

christiancrafters.com- Bible Book Name Game
In this noisy and rambunctious game, children will learn the books of the Bible and where to find them. *You can change this easily to Catholic books of the Bible.

christiancrafters.com- Bible Buster Relays
In this fun and lively action game, kids will learn the books of the Bible and have fun doing it!

kidssundayschool.com- Bible Detective
This activity will inspire children to investigate God's Word on a weekly basis for many months. *You can change this easily to Catholic books of the Bible.

christiancrafters.com- Bible Names Scramble
Players must unscramble the books of the Bible and put them back in order. A good memory game!

Books of the Bible Game- For this game, the players have to recite the books of the Bible, from the beginning to where they are on the board every time they move.

The Great Book Challenge- A Bible challenge game for the students that the prize could be changed to be anything the teacher wishes.

Books of the Bible Relay- Students will enjoy learning the books of the Bible by racing against other players to put them in the correct order. (The Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 85 - 94).

kidssundayschool.com- Books of the Bible Starboard: Recreate the design below on a large piece of poster board, and display in your classroom. The kids get excited when they are able to stick on another star. *You can change this easily to Catholic books of the Bible.

uncommoncourtesy.com- Books of the Bible Bingo
Catholic books of the Bible bingo game that you can buy.

daniellesplace.com- Books of the Bible Activities & Games

familyformationblog.net- Books of the Bible Race & Classifying the Books of the Bible Game (Catholic)

Books of the Bible (file folder game)- Help students learn about the 73 books of the Bible (Catholic) and how the books are divided into categories. This board game can be used in numerous ways to teach children:

1) to count the 73 books
2) read the names of each book
3) identify the colors on the board
4) spell the books of the Bible
5) spell the abbreviations of the books of the Bible

*Other creative ideas to play the game are posted as well.

books.google.com- 100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church: For Grades 1 to 8 by Ellen Rossini

Introduction to the Bible- page 32
Bible Book Relay- page 33
Find That Verse- page 33
The Word of God- page 34



Lap Books:

You can get ideas from these to make your own Catholic Books of the Bible Lapbook

lapbooklessons.com- Books of the Bible Lapbook (Protestant)

heartofwisdom.com- Books of the Bible Lapbook Game (Protestant)

watermark.currclick.com- Books of the Bible Primary Lapbook (Protestant)



Mini Books:

lapbooklessons.com- Old and New Testament Mini Books
This is a set of Bible Story Mini Books. The first goes through key stories in the Old testament, and the second goes through the life of Jesus in the New Testament. These are available in Black and White only. (Protestant)



Puzzles:

applesaucekids.com- Old Testament Books of the Bible (word search)

applesaucekids.com- Books of the New Testament (word search)

cob-net.org- Find Books Of The Bible
Read the following paragraphs and try to locate the names of twenty-seven (27) books of the Bible. Each name may span more than one word, or be confined within a larger word, so look diligently! (Protestant)

home.snu.edu/- Hidden Bible Book Names
Can you find 16 Books of the Bible in this paragraph?

fillthevoid.org- Learn the Books of the Bible
Several different puzzles to choose from to print.

qualint.com- Old and New Testament puzzles

lds.about.com- Mixed Word Puzzle: Books from the Old Testament

lds.about.com- Mixed Word Puzzle: Books from the New Testament

mycatholicsource.com- Catholic Books of the Old Testament (word search)

mycatholicsource.com- Catholic Books of the New Testament (word search)

mycatholicsource.com- Catholic Books of the Old Testament (crossword)

mycatholicsource.com- Catholic Books of the New Testament (crossword)

4catholiceducators.com- Catholic Books of the New Testament (crossword)



Songs:

carolfisher.com- CD with Books of the Bible Song (Catholic)



Worksheets:

kidssundayschool.com- New and Old Testament handouts (Protestant)
*You can change this easily to Catholic books of the Bible.

100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church: For Grades 1 to 8 by Ellen Rossini-

The Various Books of the Bible- page 34 - 36
Abbreviations for Books of the Bible- page 37





Thursday, November 19, 2009

Advent Lapbooks





Make an Advent lapbook to celebrate the Advent season. They can easily be adjusted to fit your needs.

www.box.net- Advent Lapbook

thatresourcesite.blogspot.com- Advent. . .the Coming F3 Lapbook Style Activity and Go-Along Notebooking Sheet

showerofroses.blogspot.com- Advent Lap Book (this is a lapbook that you can buy, but it can give you lots of great ideas to make your own)

threesidedwheel.wordpress.com- Advent Lapbook (Printable)



Advent activities that can be used to make Lapbooks:

squidoo.com- Advent Lapbook Resources

homeschoolforfree.net- Christmas and Advent Resources

Advent- word wall, Bible story with questions, songs and/or finger plays, activities, crafts, games, coloring, handwriting, mini books, puzzles, etc.

Advent- vocabulary words, Bible story with questions, activities, crafts, games, mini books, puzzles, mazes, worksheets, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Activities & More





Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bible Snap Card 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.


Bible Snap Card Game: is played with a deck of cards with pictures of various Bible stories on them. The object of the game is to "capture" all of the cards.


Directions


*Make 4 copies of each to play a regular game. Print cards out on card stock. Cut out cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Cards 1

Cards 2





Tuesday, November 17, 2009

FREE 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.


*Be sure to adjust them to fit your faith teachings.


homeschoolshare.com- Protestant

showerofroses.blogspot.com- a Catholic version of the lapbook

lapbooksforcatholics.com- The Twelve Days of Christmas Faith Folder (Catholic)





Twelve Days of Christmas Memory 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. (All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.)


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





Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Advent





Advent


Objective: The children will be able to
- identify who God promised to send to be our Savior
- retell the story of Mary and the Angel
- identify who Jesus’ mother was
- explain that Advent as a time before Christmas
- identify how many violet, rose, and white candles are on the Advent Wreath
- identify what color the last candle is lit on the Advent Wreath and on what day



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.



Vocabulary Words:

dltk-bible.com- Christmas Word Wall Word Templates (scroll down to bottom for this). Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words. Use the cards you want that are posted.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Christmas Word Wall (scroll down to this). 4 types to choose from.



Plan:


Circle Time:


Read your story “Mary and the Angel” or stmaryscopticorthodox.ca- Virgin Mary and the Angel (under Story Time)


Then ask some of the questions from below:

1. Where did Mary live? (In Bethlehem, In Nazareth)

2. Who was Mary engaged to be married to? (Joseph, Moses)

3. What did Joseph do for a living? (He was a shepherd, He was a carpenter.)

4. When an angel appeared to Mary, how did she feel? (She was frightened,
She was happy.)

5. Who told Mary that she was going to have a baby and he was going to be the Son of God? (The angel Gabriel, The angel Michael.)

6. What did Mary say when she was asked to have the Son of God? (Yes, No)

7. What was Mary told to name this child? (Jesus, Moses)

8. When Joseph found out that Mary was with child, what did he do? (Nothing,
Called off the wedding.)

9. What changed Joseph’s mind? (His family, During a dream an angel told him that he should marry her and that her son was the Son of God.)

10. What did the angel say that Jesus would do? (Become a fisherman,
He would save people from God’s punishment for the bad things they had done.)




Write the word Advent on the board. Say to the children:

Do you know this word? Advent is the special time before Christmas. It is the season of the Church year during which we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ coming as our savior. Christmas is the day that Jesus was born and it is the day we celebrate His birth. Advent is the four weeks (hold up 4 fingers) before Christmas. Each Sunday during Advent we light a candle and we say a prayer.




Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: What is the special time before Christmas called?

childrenofgod.esd.net- Advent Song


Advent Song:
Sung to: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

Advent is a time to wait
Not quite time to celebrate
Light the candles one by one
Till the advent time is done
Christmas day will soon be here
Time for joy and time for cheer.




Activities:

Introduce activities: What is the special time before Christmas called?

brighthub.com- Winter Holidays Around the World: A Multicultural Kindergarten Holiday Unit: Advent

newchurchvineyard.org- The Angel Appeared To Mary lesson with crafts

missionarlington.org- An Angel Visits Mary lesson with ideas for story

newchurchvineyard.org- The Angel Appears to Mary lesson with craft

clclutheran.org- Announcing Jesus’ Birth lesson

missionarlington.org- A Virgin Will Have A Baby: Promises Kept (scroll down to Preschool lesson on page 4 & 5)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What is an Advent wreath? (It reminds us that we are waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior, Jesus.)

Discuss on the board (show students what color each candle is) and review how an Advent Wreath is lit and in what order. Students make Advent Wreath.

Advent Wreath (coloring sheet)

catholicmom.com- Advent Wreath Craft
No burn, construction paper wreath that is made with your child's handprints. (You can also add a white construction paper candle in the middle of the wreath. Do not cut out a hole in the center of the paper plate so you can glue the white construction paper candle in the middle.)

familycrafts.about.com- Advent Hand Print Wreath Craft

christiancrafters.com- No Flame Advent Wreath

catholicicing.com- Advent Wreath Craft for Catholic Kids

catholicinspired.com- Easy Advent Wreath

crayola.com- Advent Wreath Placemat Craft


Introduce craft: Advent as a time before Christmas. How can we count down the days until Christmas?

Advent Calendar- A take home Advent calendar that you make. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation, by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 7 & 8).

Printable Nativity Advent Chain by catholicicing.blogspot.com- Easy project to do with little ones. Just print it out and make the chain. Every day, it comes with a reading from the Nativity Story, and then you glue a character to the chain.

hubbardscupboard.org- Advent Chain with Verses & Activities
Make a 25 loop Patterned Chain with verses and activities listed for each day, detaching one chain each day leading up to Christmas day. Read and meditate on the verse throughout the day. Read the Scripture passages or story book mentioned and do the activity!

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! 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.



Games:

Introduce game: Mary had some good news to tell. What was her good news?

daniellesplace.com- Mary Tells Her Good News


Introduce game: What do you know about Advent? Let’s find out.

Advent Adventure- Take the children on an Advent adventure. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation, by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 6).




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

To Play: Place 2 small baskets or boxes on the table to put question cards in. Put the question cards in one basket (the other basket will be for discards). Give each player a copy of the “Advent Coloring Sheet”. Place your markers on START. Roll the die and move that many spaces. Follow the directions on the space you land on. If the player lands on a “?”, the person to their right draws a question card and reads it out loud. If the player answers correctly, they can color what is stated on the card on their Advent wreath coloring sheet. If they have already colored that part of their wreath, they do nothing. If a player lands on a space with the leaves, they may color some of the greenery on their wreath. When a player has completely colored their Advent coloring sheet correctly, he/she is the winner. Play continues until all players have colored their sheets.






Snacks:

catholicculture.org-

Introduce snack: Stir Up Sunday

Rich Fruit Cake

Dried Fruit Bread

Dutch Treat- This Advent cookie from the Netherlands is full of the rich flavor of Dutch chocolate.


annes-recipes.com- Advent Cookies

Edible Advent Wreath by catholicicing.blogspot.com



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

ministry-to-chilren.com- Printable Advent Coloring Pages for Kids

coloringbookfun.com- Advent Calendar
Students can count down the days until Christmas by coloring the calendar.

Advent Wreath (coloring sheet)

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Hope (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Peace (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- An Angel Visits Mary (coloring)

suite101.com- An Angel Visits Mary (coloring)
(Scroll down to bottom for this.)

christiananswers.net- Mary and the Angel Gabriel (coloring)



The activity below is free; however it can 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 this, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. *All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this activity are not my own and are from various internet sources.



Advent- Mini book for the children to color.


An Angel With Good News (mini book)- New Testament Take-Home Bible Stories: Easy-to-Make, Reproducible Mini-Books That Children Can Make & Keep!, Preschool - Grade 2 by Thomas C. Ewald, page 7. (Click on Sample and go to page 7.)

Advent (handwriting sheet)

sermons4kids.com- Christmas Candle (dot-to-dot)

suite101.com- Mary was Visited by the Angel (dot-to-dot)

An Angel Tells Good News (dot to dot)- Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 9.

Mary’s Good Answer (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World PK-K by Linda Standke, page 17.

Mary’s Good Answer (hidden pictures) page 78, A Visit From an Angel (color by number) page 79- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K





Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Social Stories for Church



Carol Gray has developed a technique called social stories to help a child with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) understand cues and actions for specific social situations. Social stories are an effective method of providing both guidance and direction to promote self-awareness, self calming, and self-management in responding to social situations. The technique involves creating a short story that describes the situation and includes appropriate actions and expressions. By creating a short story, the situation is described in terms of relevant social cues, anticipated actions and information on what is occurring and why. The stories are written according to specific guidelines based on Gray’s extensive use of this technique. The story is also customized for the individual and their circumstance (Attwood, 1998).

Adams et al. (2004) found that social story intervention decreases a variety of undesirable behaviors exhibited by children diagnosed with ASD. Results of their study support the notion that social story intervention is a useful too in decreasing inappropriate behaviors. Although the problem behaviors decreased, the participant’s use of oral language to express his needs/concerns increased. Furthermore, this study demonstrated that multiple behaviors serving one function can be successfully addressed in a single social story. Using one story instead of four stories to address behaviors appears to be more efficient and effective.






<=My Social Stories Book by Carol Gray









The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray=>
Limited preview







Social Stories for Church:

ecrater.com-This is a Church Social Story complete with 6 PECS. For use with a Big Communication Board or without. The board and pecs have been heat laminated and on 110 lb card stock.

setbc.org- Under Community Category (Community, Groups, and Events) Visual scripted routine for going to church. Cut each strip, and laminate for durability. Put each strip on a ring. This portable support is like a trip book in that it explains what is going to happen next.

ccsd.edu- Going to Mass (with pictures)

autismsocialstories.com- Going To Mass (with pictures)

pecs4autism.com- Going To Mass Social Story
This social story is about going to Mass. Things you might do at Mass. How to behave during Mass. This book also comes with a set of 12 PECS cards.




Websites that have Social Stories:

polyxo.com- Social Stories for At School, Around Town, Being Polite, Emotions, Figures of Speech, Hygiene, Major Events, Sports & Games

adders.org- Social Stories by parents

slatersoftware.com- List of free downloadable social stories if you scroll half way down the page.



How to write Social Stories:

polyxo.com-Introduction to Social Stories. Scroll down to Writing a Social Story

child-autism-parent-café.com- How to Write a Social Story

ehow.com- How to Write Social Stories for Children With Autism

ehow.com- How to Write a Social Story for kids with autism or Aspergers, or other behavior issues

autism.healingthresholds.com- Social Story Therapy for Children with Autism




Free Pictures to Make Social Stories:

do2learn.com- FREE Picture Cards to use to make social stories.

setbc.org- PictureSET is a collection of downloadable visual supports that can be used by students for both receptive and expressive communication in the classroom, at home, and in the community. This searchable database allows you to find a wide range of useful visual supports for different curriculum areas, activities, and events.

polkdhsd7.sharpschool.com- Free Pictures, Graphics, & Symbols For Social Stories (scroll down to this)


Some children do better with real pictures that can be taken with your digital camera.





Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Children at Mass?





You know those looks; the outraged and discussed looks that parents receive when their child misbehaves in church. Yes, we’ve all seen it and unfortunately at times our children can misbehave as well at Mass. Children can run down the aisles, crawl under the pews, make so much noise that no one can hear what is going on, scream and cry as if they are being tortured, and even throw Cheerios at each other and some unfortunate parishioners nearby. The congregation consequently thinks that the child is extremely disruptive and with all their terrible behavior that they must be possessed. Meanwhile, the parents try to console their child and get them to stop, but to no avail. They therefore have to make a mad dash to the Cry Room with their child before some parishioner has a major conniption fit and lashes out at the priest after Mass.

Children at Mass is an extremely touchy subject among parishioners today. Some say if the child can behave appropriately and stay quiet, by all means let them come to Mass. But . . . (yes that dreaded word that parents loathe to hear) if they cannot control themselves in a respectful way and allow everyone to hear the Mass, please take your child to the Cry Room. Period.

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me” and children need to be in Mass so they can learn about our faith and be part of the congregation so how can this be done without causing problems?


1. Prepare your child in advance. Teach your child about how they are to behave in church and why.

Say to your child: “How should you behave at church? What should you not do in church? Can you run in church? Why should we not run in church?” (It does not show respect to God and it is not good manners.) “God doesn't come to your house and run around. You shouldn't run around in his.” Discuss. “If you ran in church, what would other people do? Discuss other bad behaviors and manners that kids do in church. How would someone in church react if they saw you do something bad? Discuss. How would your parents feel? Discuss. Why are good manners important at church?” (Because you should respect God's house.) Etc. Discuss.


And/Or you can do:

Social Stories for Church- Social stories are an effective method of providing both guidance and direction to promote self-awareness, self calming, and self-management in responding to social situations. The technique involves creating a short story that describes the situation and includes appropriate actions and expressions. By creating a short story, the situation is described in terms of relevant social cues, anticipated actions and information on what is occurring and why. The stories are written according to specific guidelines based on Gray’s extensive use of this technique. The story is also customized for the individual and their circumstance.


2. Do this lesson with your child: Church & Respect


3. Bring quiet activities for your child to do during Mass (books, coloring, etc.) if needed. Give praise to your child for good behavior.


4. Sit in the back so you can easily get to the Cry Room if your child (or the parent) needs a break.


5. Expect good days and bad days. No one is perfect and remember to take one day at a time.





Monday, November 9, 2009

Birth of Jesus to Ascension Cards





This game is free, however it can 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.


Birth of Jesus to Zacchaeus Cards: Play 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.

Print cards out on card stock. Cut out cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (Text is in Tahoma font.)

*Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

Cards 1

Cards 2

Cards 3

Cards 4



To make it more of a challenge, you can add Holy Week Cards and Empty Tomb to Ascension Cards to this game as well.

Timeline Answers: (for Empty Tomb to Ascension)

The empty tomb.
On the road to Emmaus.
Jesus appeared to his disciples.
Doubting Thomas
Jesus told where to catch fish.
The Ascension of Jesus.


If you want to play Bible Timeline Card Game, make sure you print out the action cards and follow the directions below:

Bible Timeline Card Game- Directions

Action Cards- For an added challenge, make a few copies.





Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Thank you God





Thank You God
(This would make a good Thanksgiving lesson.)


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story The Ten Lepers
- state what they should say when someone does something kind
- name things that they are thankful for
- discuss why it is important to tell Jesus and God “Thank you”
- state what they should say when someone says “Thank you” to them



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson


Vocabulary Words:

Thank you God for Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words. Have “Thank you God for” already on the board and ask the children to answer this by using the cards that are provided below.

theholidayzone.com- 25 printable word cards with seasonal vocabulary words

theholidayzone.com- 22 printable word cards depicting traditional holiday food



Plan:


Circle Time:

Introduction to story: Have you ever done something kind and no one said thank you? How did it make you feel? How do you feel when someone says “Thank you” to you when you have done something? It makes everyone feel good when someone says “Thank you”.

Read story: The Ten Lepers

Or while reading the story do cut outs from “The Ten Lepers” (Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 88 & 89) as the story unfolds. Then ask questions from below.

How do you think Jesus felt when one man said thank you?

How do you think Jesus felt when the other men did not say thank you?



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: How do you feel when you say “Thank you” to God?

gardenofpraise.com- Song of the Ten Lepers

ministry-to-children.com- “10 Healed” to the tune of “Ten Little Indians” (scroll down to this)

kididdles.com- Father, We Thank Thee (song)

kididdles.com- Thank You, Lord, For This New Day (song)



Activities:

christiancrafters.com- Thank You God For . . .
Several lessons and activities listed.

catholicism.suite101.com- Thanksgiving Lessons for CCD

street.ns.ca- Thanksgiving lesson with puppet show, object lessons, games, etc.

preaching.com- Thanks . . . for what? (object lesson)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving (2 pages of activities)

daniellesplace.com- Don’t Forget To Say Thank You (The Story of the Ten Lepers) lesson with crafts, games, activities, etc.

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Heals the Sick ideas

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Heals the Man with Leprosy lesson with lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, etc.

missionarlington.org- Jesus Heals a Man with Leprosy lesson (scroll down to Pre School Lesson)

missionarlington.org- Jesus Heals Ten Lepers lesson (scroll down to Pre School Lesson)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What should you say when someone says “Thank you” to you? God has given us so many things to be thankful for. What are you thankful for?

Have children make pictures of things they are thankful for.

Children can cut out pictures from magazines to make a collage of things they are thankful for.

faithwebbin.net- A Child’s Thanksgiving Tree
A fun and simple craft and activity all rolled into one.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thank you God for . . .
This is a printable coloring activity sheet. Children draw and color a picture in the box for things they are thankful for. Give them ideas to start with, like Family, Food, etc.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- I am Thankful Pumpkin Pocket
This is a printable pumpkin pocket children can make to store different things they are thankful for. You can have them draw pictures, or provide the pictures on our Clip art sheet for them to cut out. (Scroll down to this.)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Paper Bag Pumpkin Craft
This is a wonderful way to make some festive pumpkins to decorate your classroom, while also providing a lesson full of Thanks to God. Children can make their own Paper Bag Pumpkin, and write about things they are thankful for.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Placemat
This is a printable placemat, with the bible verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:18 "In everything give thanks" The child in the picture is saying "Thank you" in American Sign Language, and there is a spot for children to write what they are thankful for. After decorating laminate or cover with contact paper so the child can use it for thanksgiving snacks!

enchantedlearning.com- Thankful Wreath of Leaves

enchantedlearning.com- Thankful Tree

Pumpkin Pie Spinner- This pumpkin pie may look good enough to eat, but it's actually an interactive spinner that reveals things your child is thankful for. Children can draw what they are thankful for instead of writing.

familycrafts.about.com- First Aid Kit Necklace Craft

The Ten Lepers (Bible Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 49 & 50.



Bless This Food



Grace Before Meals 3-D Picture- Students make a placemat any way they like using a large piece of construction paper 18 X 12 and other craft supplies. Then glue a napkin, silverware, plate, and a plastic cup on it like a place setting. Students then glue the Grace Before Meals prayer on the plate.

catholicicing.com- Catholic Dinner Prayer Printout (scroll down to this)
The traditional Grace Before Meals prayer printed out to glue on to the center of a paper plate.


*After my students make their placemats I asked them, “How do we set a table?” We then do it slowly step-by-step making the craft (I have the students glue the prayer on the plate later) so hopefully they can help out at home setting the table.

I then say to my students: Do any of you say “grace” or thank God before you eat your meals? Do any of you have a “standard” grace you say at home? (Give a few examples.) Why do we say grace? Is it important? Why? Sometimes we can easily forget to thank the Lord for all He has given to us and a great way to remember is to always pray to Him to thank Him for the food He gives us to eat each day. We have lots to be thankful for. Let’s not forget to say thank you to God.



Games:

Introduce game: How do you think God feels when you say “Thank you” to Him?

daniellesplace.com- Play a Musical Chairs Thank You Game
Scroll about ¾ down to this game under Activity.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Memory Game
Use these printable cards to make a memory game with your children, matching the picture to the words. (For younger children, just use the pictures and print two copies of each page) Older children can use them as Flashcards, by folding in half and gluing back to back. (Scroll down to this.)

sugardoodle.net- Alphabetical Gratitude
(Scroll down to GAME.) You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play.

Race to Draw Power and Thanks- A fun low energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. Through a drawing race, kids will discover Jesus' power to heal ten lepers and will think of things for which they can thank Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing, pages 122 & 123).

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Heals Game (scroll down for this)



These games 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. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Who Gave Thanks To God: (card game) Are you thankful to God? Here is a fun game about Biblical characters that are thankful to God.



The object of the game is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player(s). On each turn, the player will turn over two cards (one at a time) and will read them out loud (or someone else can read the cards for them). The player keeps them if they match (the question card is answered correctly by matching it with the proper picture card). The cards are color coded to avoid confusion of which pair of cards match (each matching pair shares the same text box color). If the player successfully match a pair of cards, that player also gets to take another turn. When a player turns over two cards that do not go together, those cards are turned face down again where they were found and it becomes the next player’s turn.


Directions- Print out Directions and cut it out.

Game Cards- Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





The Lepers File Folder Game: The objective is to return to Jesus first to thank him.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Younger Students Question Cards- Print Question Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Question Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.



Snacks:

Introduce snack: We need to be thankful to God for giving us our basic needs. As in the prayer we just learned, we are thankful for the gifts we are about to receive.

Thanksgiving is the time we give thanks and blessings for the things we are thankful for.


perpetualpreschool.com- Thanksgiving Snacks (Some really great ideas are posted here.)

familycrafts.about.com- Thanksgiving Recipes and Treats

thriftyfun.com- Thanksgiving Blessing Snack Mix



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Lepers (coloring)

higherpraise.com- Luke 17:15 (coloring)

sadlierreligion.com- Thank you Jesus (coloring). Grade K, Chapter 16 (Pick a grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Under Printable Activities click on Chapters. Then click on chapter 16).

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thank you Lord for . . . (coloring #1)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thank you Lord for . . . (coloring #2)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Help Comes From the Lord (coloring)


lambsongs.co.nz- One Leper Thanked Jesus by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)

Cover

Booklet


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

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

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Day Mini Book
Thank you God . . . (children draw what they are thankful for on each page). Scroll down to this mini book.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- My help comes from the Lord. (handwriting)

Thank You, God (Use the code to write the word. This is what God wants us to be.)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K, page 141.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Heals Activity Worksheet
Have color the picture to look like them, then ask them to think of a time when they got hurt, or got an "owie" somewhere. Have them draw a red spot where they got the "owie". Then talk about how Jesus healed many people with his miracles, and how we can always ask God to heal us. Thank God for keeping us safe and healing our wounds, and for giving us bodies that can heal. We don't keep the wound forever!

Give them a band-aid to place over the "owie", have them look at their own bodies to see they are healed.




Friday, November 6, 2009

Chutes and Ladders (on sale!)



I just got back from Walmart and Chutes and Ladders was on sale for $5. This would be great game for teaching about rewards and consequences for your actions. As kids travel along the game path, they encounter situations that reward them for good deeds by letting them climb the ladders or punish them for misbehaving by sending them down chutes.




• Chutes and Ladders is ideal for younger children who are still learning to take turns and just beginning to recognize numbers (the spinner stays in the single digits).

• No reading required.



Lesson Plan- Joseph and His Wonderful Coat (1st grade on up)



Joseph and His Wonderful Coat


Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Joseph and His Wonderful coat
- identify Joseph as one of Jacob’s twelve sons that was given a beautiful coat
- discuss that we should not be envious or jealous of other people’s things and we should be happy with the things we have
- explain that God want us to forgive others when someone does something wrong to us
- locate Canaan and Egypt on a map



Review:
Prayer, Take Home Sheet, and vocabulary from last week’s lesson and also Objects Used at Mass cards.



Vocabulary Words: (Write the bold words on the board and discuss with class)

harvest- a crop that is gathered during a certain season
grain- a small seed that is ground into flour to make bread
jealous- feeling bitter and unhappy because someone has something that you want
forgive- stop feeling angry about something someone did
Canaan- In the Hebrew Bible, the "Land of Canaan" extends from Lebanon southward across Gaza to the "Brook of Egypt" and eastward to the Jordan River Valley, thus including modern Israel and the Palestinian Territories (show students this on a map and have them locate it on a map)
Egypt- is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Western Asia (show students this on a map and have them locate it on a map)



Plan:

Read story: "Joseph and His Wonderful Coat" and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.



Activities:

Introduce activities: Who was given a beautiful coat from his father?

sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers object lesson with coloring sheets, puzzles, and activities

sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers (group activities) crafts, games, snacks, etc.

dltk-bible.com- The Story of Joseph lesson plan with coloring page, crafts, games, mini book, snacks, take home sheet, puzzles, etc.

calvarycurriculum.com- 6 lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

- Joseph Is Sold By His Brothers
- Joseph and Potiphar
- Joseph in Prison
- Joseph Tests His Brothers
- Joseph Reveals Himself To His Brothers
- Jacob Moves To Egypt


kidsclubs4jesus.com- 5 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).

- Joseph’s Pit
- Cupbearer and Baker
- Pharaoh and Joseph
- Joseph’s Brothers
- Joseph and Israel


The Catholic Toolbox- Joseph and His Life Activities



More Crafts

Introduce craft: What did Jacob give Joseph? A wonderful coat.

kathyross.com- Joseph Magnet
A cute magnet of Joseph and his coat of many colors. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 18 & 19).

Joseph’s Colorful Coat- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 15 & 16.)

gospelhall.org- Joseph The Man of Many Dreams
This activity is a story wheel, where you or the students can re-tell the story of Joseph’s life by turning the wheel revealing Joseph’s dreams one at a time through the viewing window.



More Games

Introduce game: What does God want us to do when someone does something wrong to us? Forgive them.

You’re Forgiven Tag- This game will help your kids discover the need for forgiveness in their lives. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 29).

sundayschoolsources.com- Joseph and His Brothers Game Board Use this game board with questions of your own to play the game. (You can also use the question cards below to play the game.)



The Really Big Book of Bible Games By Gospel Light

Forgiveness Balloons (page 62)- We can celebrate the fact that God will always forgive us when we ask Him. His forgiveness helps us want to forgive others. Joseph forgave his brothers, even when they had treated him very badly. In Bible times God asked His people to think about their wrong actions during the 10 days now called the Days of Awe. We’ll play a game by trying to tap a balloon 10 times in a row.




These games 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.




Joseph & His Brothers File Folder Game: Answer questions about Joseph & His Brothers and receive a bag of grain. The first person to collect 7 bags of grain (representing the 7 years of plenty), wins.


Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder. Title is in Edda font and text is in Tempus Sans ITC.) (Younger students can answer a question for a sack of grain or just receive one for landing on the space.)

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last. (Title is in Edda font and START is in Harrington.)

Question Cards- Print Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.) Questions are in MS Word and can be changed easily to whatever you want. Feel free to change the questions or use your own. (Questions are in Tempus Sans ITC font.)

Sacks of Grain Cards- Make several copies of the token cards on card stock. Cut out token cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.



Joseph And His Coat Of Many Colors (card game)

This is a variation on the popular game of UNO with cards depicting the colored coat of Joseph. Players are trying to empty their hands of cards by playing them to a common pile, matching cards by color, number, or action. The deck is made up of 4 sets of differently colored cards with numbers from 1 to 8. There are also 4 Wild cards, 4 Draw 2 cards, 4 Skip cards, and 4 Reverse. (I wanted to buy this game, but could not find it so I made one.)


Directions

Print 1 copy of each of the Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Yellow Game Cards

Blue Game Cards

Red Game Cards

Green Game Cards

Special Cards 1

Special Cards 2



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did Jacob give Joseph? A wonderful coat. What did it look like? It was very colorful.

pillsbury.com- Colorful Coat Cookies
Have the children make coat shaped cookies and decorate them. (Example: one large rectangle for main part of coat, and 2 long thin rectangles for the sleeves of the coat).

dltk-kids.com- Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors Snack



Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Daniel puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from February 11 - 26)

Joseph’s Amazing Coat (maze)- Amazing Bible Mazes by Anita Reith Stohs, page 6. (Click on Sample and go to page 6.)

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
A Special Coat- Joseph had a special coat. Find the coat that does not have a twin.

dlt,-bible.com- Joseph puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, mazes, word-mining sheets, word searches)

sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers (word search)

spielemitderbibel.net- Joseph (crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers (crossword)

sermons4kids.com-Joseph and His Brothers (decoder puzzle)

gardenofpraise.com- Joseph (fill in the blanks with word bank)

gardenofpraise.com- Ten Brothers (fill in the blanks with word bank)



The following activities are from: 365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications

Can You Find- Here is Joseph in his special coat. Can you find 12 black headed sheep in this picture? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 18.)

Find the Difference- Here is Joseph showing off his special coat. Can you discover 10 differences between the two pictures? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 19.)

Find the Mistakes- In this picture of Joseph and his coat, the artist made lots of deliberate mistakes. Find at least 10. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 20.)

Find the Mistakes- Find at least 10 deliberate mistakes in this picture of Joseph being sold to the Midianites. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 22.)

Joseph (maze)- The traders took Joseph across the desert to Egypt. Find the path that takes them to the pyramids of Egypt without climbing over any trees. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 23.)

Which is Different?- Here is Joseph in prison in Egypt. Which picture is the odd one out? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 25.)

Find the Difference- Joseph was taken out of prison to explain the dreams of the pharaoh. Find at least 10 differences between these two pictures. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 26.)

Find the Mistakes- In this picture of Joseph explaining Pharaoh’s dreams, the artist has made lots of deliberate mistakes. Circle them all. There are at least 10. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 27.)


Homework: Prayers and Take Home Sheet (It is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.)