**If the links to various printables and games that I have made do not work, please refer to the following yahoo groups. My files have been moved so they can continue to be free.


The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)

OR

The Catholic Toolbox Games Yahoo Group (action games, card and board games, etc.)



Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lesson Plan- Breakfast by the Lake (1st grade on up)





Breakfast by the Lake


Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Breakfast by the Lake
- discuss that Jesus was seen by his disciples after his resurrection
- locate Jerusalem and Lake Galilee on a map
- identify who Jesus wanted to take care of His followers



Review:
Prayer, Take Home Sheet, and vocabulary from last week’s lesson



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

Jerusalem- the capital of Israel and holy city of the Jews (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map).
Lake Galilee- Israel’s largest freshwater lake. Much of the ministry of Jesus happened on the shores of Lake Galilee (show students this on a map and have the students find it on a map).



Plan:

Read story "Breakfast by the Lake" and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.



Activities:

Introduce activities: Was Jesus seen by his disciples after his resurrection? Discuss with the students when and where they saw Jesus.

ministry-to-children.com- Breakfast on the Beach lesson with activities

clclutheran.org- Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with coloring page, write the correct word in the blank (word bank provided), circle the pictures that show ways to tell others about Jesus (Grades K -1)

clclutheran.org- Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with coloring page, crossword, and matching names with pictures of people that tell us about Jesus (Grades 2 – 3)

clclutheran.org- Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with class discussion and an activity that you must fill in the letters of the missing words from John 21 (Grades 4 – 6)

clclutheran.org- Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with crossword puzzle and multiple choice (Grades 7 – 8)

missionarlington.org- Breakfast by the Sea lesson with activities

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Helps Catch Fish lesson #242 and Jesus Restores Peter lesson #243 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- The Disciples Return To Fishing lesson

sadlierreligion.com- John 21:1-19
Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Peter Restored 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).

childrenschapel.org- The Big Catch lesson



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What were the disciples doing when Jesus called out to them? (Fishing from their boat.)

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Love In Any Language group activities (crafts)

American Sign Language I Love You craft- A fun craft that all ages can do.

aokcorral.com- Easy Fishing Toy Set (craft to make). Children make a fish then play like they are going fishing.

daniellesplace.com- Scroll down to Fish Crafts

dltk-kids.com- Triangle Fish Paper Craft

enchantedlearning.com- Simple sailboat craft

pitara.com- Forever Floating (make a small boat)

activitiesforkids.com- Ocean in a Bottle
Make a small boat and fish from plastic (old margarine/butter container) to illustrate this story.

dltk-kids.com- Halves Boat Craft

dltk-bible.com- Origami Boat

marcywrites.com- Soap Boat

craftscollection.net- Seashell Sailboat

Breakfast at the Lake (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 59 & 60

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

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



Games:

Introduce game: How long did the disciples fish? (All night)

sermons4kids.com- Love In Any Language group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach group activities (crafts)


Introduce game: How long did the disciples fish? (All night.)

daniellesplace.com- Fish Games (scroll down to Fish Games under Fishers of Men)

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Fish Relay

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Fisherman’s Relay

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Don’t Break the Rod

Flying Fish Relay- (Players frantically fan their fish across the room into a plate.) A paper plate is positioned across the room. Players lay their fish on the floor and when they are told to “GO!” they fan their fish with a magazine across the room into the plate. The first player to get their fish on the plate is the winner. If it is a team relay race, the first team with all the player’s fish on their plate is the winner.

The Catholic Toolbox- Disciples Memory Game or Go Fish Game
A fun way to review the names of the disciples. Remove the Judas cards and play one of these games.

*You can also play Old Maid using these cards. Have Judas be the “Old Maid” card. Show the children the “Judas” card and put in the middle of the table for all to see. Put the other Judas card in the deck and shuffle the cards.




The Catholic Toolbox- Breakfast By The Lake (file folder game) In this game players must answer correctly questions about the Bible story to receive a fish to put on their plate. Be careful not to eat all your fish and have to put all of your fish back. The player that reaches FINISH with the most fish on their plate wins.



Snacks:

Introduce snack: Jesus cooked his disciples breakfast. Let’s cook ourselves some breakfast.

Have the students cook themselves an easy breakfast.

Or

Introduce snack: What were the disciples doing when Jesus called out to them? Fishing from their boat.

pepperidgefarm.com- Celery Cheese Boats

familycrafts.about.com- Sailboat Snack

theideabox.com- Banana Boat Snack
You can bake this in an oven or you can also wrap it in wax paper and zap it in the microwave a few seconds.



Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids (do the Breakfast by the Lake puzzle, spot the difference on November 27).

kidsrcrafty.com- Fisherman maze
Help the fisherman find his worm through all the fish.

abcteach.com- Fish maze

biblewise.com- The Fishermen (what’s wrong)

misslink.org- The Big Catch word search

web.archive.org- Cast Your Net (John 21:1-19) Word Search

web.archive.org- Cast Your Net (John 21:1-19) Crossword



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.)
My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group- activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.





Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ten Commandments Activities






*Please change these activities to your faith teachings.


Activities:

4catholiceducators.com- The Ten Commandments resources

thereligionteacher.com- A Ten Commandments Activity
The ten commandments are such an important topic in Catholic religious education curricula. They have a place in almost every year’s course. This Ten Commandments activity asks students to creatively interpret and understand these great laws.

christiancrafters.com- Ten Commandments Lessons

childrensermons.com-Ten Commandments (lesson)

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Mt. Sinai, 10 Commandments, Golden Calf 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).

children.cccm.com- Ten Commandments (Protestant version of the Ten Commandments and lots of other Moses lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

calvarycurriculum.com- The Ten Commandments lesson #43 (same Protestant lessons as above but posted at another website)

The Commandments- An extensive study of all the commandments. (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No 1, page 73-109). For younger students.

The Commandments- An extensive study of all the commandments. (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No 2, page 95-142). For older students.

Kids’ Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader- Here’s a fun way to get kindergarten through 5th grade children into the 10 Commandments and to get the 10 Commandments into the hearts of children. Thirteen lessons filled with stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure about Moses, each of the commandments, review of all the commandments, and how all of the commandments lead us to Jesus. (Protestant)

Ten Commandments Lapbooks- Make these lapbooks to help your children remember the Ten Commandments.

sadlier.com- Ten Commandment Activities for Kids
Free teaching toolkit with printable ten commandment activities for kids



Coloring:

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
The Ten Commandments color by number

saintanneshelper.com- 10 Commandments Coloring (scroll down for this)

101coloringpages.com- 10 Commandments Catholic Coloring Pages

sjtb.org- Moses and the Ten Commandments (scroll down to this)

christiananswers.net- God gave Moses the Ten Commandments

apples4theteacher.com- Moses and the Ten Commandments

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Commandments #1

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Commandments #2

educents.com- Ten Commandments for Kids Coloring Booklets - Catholic


Crafts:

dltk-bible.com- Moses and the Ten Commandments Paper Craft

dltk-bible.com- Parchment Commandments: This project gives the children the opportunity to "rewrite" the ten commandments in more modern language. Combining this exercise with creating their own parchment makes for a fun and educational craft.

crayola.com- Ten Commandment Tablets

The Ten Commandments- Moses brought down laws from the Lord. The children will turn cereal boxes into their own stone tablets. Even though this craft is from a preschool book, it is appropriate for older students. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 19).



Games:

Introduce game: How well do you know the Ten Commandments? Let’s find out.

christiancrafters.com- Hot Bricks (Ten Commandments Game)- A musical chair game. Scroll down to this fun game.

christiancrafters.com- Ten Commandments Dice Game- Players roll dice to win commandment cards.

christiancrafters.com- Journey To The Promised Land: A fun game about the Israelites journey.

kidssundayschool.com- 10 Commandment Quiz
Directions: (You can also change the quiz by copying it on Word and then editing it). Print out a copy for teacher to read to class. Divide the class into two teams and ask one student from each team a question. If the student is right, their team gets a point.

Ten Commandments Drill One, Two, Three, and Four- Fun and educational games about the Ten Commandments with flash cards, key word cards, outline page, and answers provided. This book is spiral bound to make copying easier. (Faith Facts for Young Catholics by Kieran Sawyer, page 17-22).

books.google.com- Beach Ball Madness (The Ten Commandments)
This game will help your students discover that life is much easier with guidelines, rules, and standards such as the Ten Commandments. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 36).

sanctussimplicitus.com- Matching the Ten Commandments with Moses
Read the Commandments on the wheel. Match the corresponding number with the correct Commandment. Variation: Have one player mismatch the order. The second player tries to place the pins in the correct position.



Introduce game: What laws did God give to Moses? What do these laws want us to do? Are they duties to each other and to God that we must do?

What Commandment is it?

Directions: Tell the students a sin and have them tell you what commandment it broke.






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

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









Ten Commandments In Order Game (Catholic)- Mix up cards and place them on a table face up. Students then put the commandments in the proper order lining them up from top to bottom. The first student that can put the commandment cards in the correct order wins. This game can be played individually or in teams.






Ten Commandments File Folder Game (Catholic): The objective of the game is to identify which one of the Ten Commandments the sin broke.


Introduction: What are sins? Breaking God’s law. What are God’s laws? The Ten Commandments. So what are the Ten Commandments? They are laws from God that we must always keep.

Players place their marker on START. The players roll the dice and follow the directions on the space they land on. If they land on a “?”, the player to their right draws a card and reads the question out loud (only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students). On each card is a question about sins and the player must tell which commandment the sin broke (they may say the commandment number or the commandment). Younger students can say whether or not it is a sin and why. If they answer correctly, they receive 1 token (milk caps, poker chips, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive one. When a player gets to the end of one game board, they keep going on the second game board and continue to FINISH. All players must land on FINISH with the exact number. When the player reaches FINISH they will count their tokens. After all players have made it to FINISH, the player with the most tokens wins.




Songs:

stanneshelper.com- Ten Commandments Song (Catholic)

cominghomecatholic.com- Ten Commandment Song (Catholic)
Audio to listen

catholiccatechist.org- Ten Commandments Song (located in Free Files under Prayers and to Live By - Ten Commandments
Use with the tune “Farmer in the Dell”



Puzzles & Worksheets:

teachersnotebook.com- Ten Commandments Cut & Paste Worksheets for Big & Little Kids – Catholic



This activity 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 any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Introduce activity: What laws did God give Moses that people must always keep?

10 Commandments Worksheet- (Catholic version)
My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group- activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.

Directions: Have students fold the paper in half separating the two columns with the print facing up. Students then cut on the black line through BOTH papers. Students then open paper and cut paper in half on the fold to make two tablets. Students then fill in the blanks with teacher during class discussion.


365 Activities for Kids- Moses spot the different on March 23rd.

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Ten Commandments puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from March 27 - 31).

billybear4kids.com- maze

freeprintable.com- find the hidden picture

sundayschoolresources.com- word search with solution

gardenofpraise.com- word search

sermons4kids.com- word search

blestarewe.com- word scramble with answers

dltk-bible.com- word mining

catecheticalresources.com- 10 Commandments (worksheets)

pflaum.com- Ten Commandments (crossword)



This puzzle is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Ten Commandments crossword puzzle- Catholic
My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group- activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.



Quizzes:

kidssundayschool.com- Ten Commandment Quiz: How well do the children know the Ten Commandments? This little quiz will be enlightening. You can also change the quiz by copying it on Word and then editing it.

christiansunite.com- 10 Commandments multiple choice.



Movies:

The Prince of Egypt (Disney) or The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston (1956)





1st – 10th Commandments: Activities, Coloring, Games, Puzzles, Quizzes, Bible Stories, etc.


1st Commandment- You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me

2nd Commandment- Do Not Use the Lord’s Name in Vain

3rd Commandment- Keep Holy the Sabbath Day

4th Commandment- Honor Your Father and Mother

5th Commandment- Do Not Kill

6th Commandment- You Shall Not Commit Adultery

7th Commandment- You Shall Not Steal

8th Commandment- You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor

9th & 10th Commandments- You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Wife
You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Goods





Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Beatitudes Lapbook



Make a lapbook to help your children remember the Beatitudes. You can adjust activities to fit your faith teachings.

justcallmejamin.wordpress.com- Bee-Attitudes Lapbook

biblefunforkids.com Bee Beatitudes Lapbook (scroll down for this)


Activities you can put inside your lapbook:

The Beatitudes- activities & lessons, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc.

homeschoolshare.com- Lapbook Templates

homeschoolshare.com- Type It In Lapbook Templates





Monday, March 22, 2010

Ninth & Tenth Commandments Activities




Ninth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.

Tenth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.
(Catholic)


Do you guard your thoughts?
Do you fail to keep your mind out of trouble?
Do you always think about things you can’t have?
Do you ever feel jealous of others?
Do you have unholy thoughts about others?
Do you want to destroy what others have, because you can’t have it?
Do you fail to trust in what God has in His plan for you?
Do you judge others?
Are you selfish?
Are material possessions the purpose of my life?
Have I been greedy or desired to amass earthly goods without limit?


Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 95-99). For younger students.

Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 127-132). For older students.

catholicity.com- Lesson 20 from the Baltimore Catechism (no questions at end of lesson as in the book above)

cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism (9th Commandment)

cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism (10th Commandment)

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church (9th Commandment)

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church (10th Commandment)

You Shall Not Want What Others Have- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 98-106).

britishcouncil.org- The Greedy Hippo is eating everything and the other animals are angry. How can they stop the hippo eating all their food? Read and listen to the story of the greedy hippo. You can also print out the story and activities are provided to download for free.

dltk-teach.com- The Goose with the Golden Egg (it isn’t good to be greedy)- Story, coloring pages, connect the dots, goose paper craft, fun facts, etc.


Mr. Greedy by Roger Hargreaves- Mr. Greedy is the greediest person alive. When he comes to visit, make sure there's no food lying around or it will soon be gone.

dltk-teach.com- Mr. Greedy coloring pages

dltk-teach.com- Directions and template to make Mr. Greedy iron on transfers for t-shirts.


fictionteachers.com- King Midas lesson with activities

The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies by Stan and Jan Berenstain- Brother and Sister Bear want everything in sight, and they throw tantrums when they don't get what they want. Wisely Mama and Papa deal with this childhood malady by teaching the cubs about the family budget and the importance of appreciating all that they have already.

The Berenstain Bears And the Green-Eyed Monster by Stan and Jan Berenstain- Sister can't believe the gift Brother gets for his birthday--it's the biggest, shiniest three-speed bike she's ever seen! She may not be big enough to reach the pedals, but she wants that bike! The evils of jealousy become clear in a nightmare in which a green-eyed monster convinces Sister to prove that she can ride the bike. But look out! Sister--and the bike--are headed for trouble.

The Berenstain Bears Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze by Stan and Jan Berenstain- The peace and calm of life in Bear Country is disrupted by the arrival of Beary Bubbies. The cubs will do anything to get their hands on these adorable, collectible little toys. As the fad gathers momentum, the cubs--not to mention Mama and Papa--start to feel the strain as they resort to desperate measures trying to get their paws on as many Beary Bubbies they can. With their usual folk wisdom and keen insight, Stan and Jan have tackled a subject that's near and dear to today's kids and parents alike.



Coloring:

web.archive.org- You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor. Exodus 20:17



Games:

tdcgames.com- GREED is one of the most addictive dice games ever created. Throw the GREED dice to make winning combinations, but beware! The first time you don't add to your score, all is lost. Challenged to keep throwing the dice for a better score, players must learn to stop before raw greed overtakes them.








Green With Envy: A game that helps children to recognize what coveting is and identify ways of how to keep the 10th Commandment.

Introduction: Coveting means wanting something really bad. It includes jealousy, but also taking things from other people, or ruining them so they can’t have them. We can do this with people—have you ever heard people say, “He’s my friend, he can’t be yours!” Or with property—for example, you might be angry at your brother and don’t want him to have the last cookie, so you eat it or hide it on him. Coveting is a way of being mean. It starts in our thoughts when we judge others. We think about things we can’t have, or that we think others shouldn’t have and then sooner or later, we act on these thoughts.



Puzzles & Worksheets:

web.archive.org- Look under 10 Commandments for worksheets


These activities are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


*My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)


Do Not Want What Others Have- Word Search

Ninth and Tenth Commandments- Word Jumble



Movies:

Veggie Tales- King George and the Ducky

Veggie Tales- Madame Blueberry



Bible Stories:

Joseph and His Wonderful Coat- (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.

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

Rich Young Ruler



Gehazi Gets Greedy

calvarycurriculum.com- Elisha’s Greedy Servant lesson #108 with coloring pages, questions, puzzles, etc.





Friday, March 19, 2010

Eighth Commandment Activities





Eighth Commandment: You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor (Catholic)


Do you guard what you say?
Do you lie?
Do you gossip? (Talk about others when they are not around?)
Do you boast and make yourself look better than you are?
Do you try to get others in trouble?
Do you point out other people’s faults unnecessarily?
Do you not tell the whole truth?
Do you say things about people that you wouldn’t want them to know about?
Have I spoken behind someone else's back?
Am I sincere in my dealings with others?
Am I critical, negative or uncharitable in my thoughts of others?
Do I keep secret what should be kept confidential?
Have I said or written anything that gives an unjustly unfavorable impression of another?
Have I maliciously uttered or given a false report in order to injure the reputation of a person?
Have I defended a false accusation?
Have I condemned the innocent?
Have I reported for truth what is merely doubtful?


Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 95-99). For younger students.

Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 127-132). For older students.

catholicity.com- Lesson 20 from the Baltimore Catechism (no questions at end of lesson as in the book above)

cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church

You Shall Not Lie- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 90-97).

avemariapress.com- Gossip and Its Effects on the Social Community (lesson)


childrensministry.com- Lies in God’s Eyes: In this activity, the children will make writing appear with water and crayons to show that even when we try to cover up our lies, God sees through it all.

In this activity, the children will make writing appear with water and crayons to show that even when we try to cover up our lies, God sees through it all.

Preparation: Mix a drop of blue food coloring and the cup of water in a resealable plastic bag.

Say: Mandy had a problem. She had borrowed her sister's china animals for Show and Tell without asking anyone. On the way home, Mandy dropped the bag of animals. Every miniature animal was shattered. Mandy swept all the broken pieces back into the bag and hid it under her bed before her sister got home. When her mom asked her what she used for Show and Tell, Mandy told her mom that she showed the class her seashells.

Ask: What did Mandy say that she brought to class?

Write "seashells" in orange on the paper. Have each child scribble over the word "seashells" with the blue crayon. Tell children that the blue marks they make are like the lies Mandy told to cover up what she had done. While each child is scribbling, ask him or her why Mandy lied. After each child has had a turn, say: "Mandy took her sister's animals and broke them. Then she lied to cover up her mistake. We often lie to hide another sin, just as the word "seashells" is hiding under the marks you made. But God has very special eyes. He can see right through our lies.

Take the bag of blue water, and lay it over the paper. Let the kids see the words pop out. Read Genesis 18:15 and ask:

Why did Sarah lie?
How is that like Mandy's problem?
How are the marks we made with blue crayons like Mandy's lie?
What can you do if you are afraid to tell the truth?

Say: Mandy lied about the animals because she was afraid of the consequences from breaking them. "Consequences" means what happens to you for doing something. Mandy will have to suffer the consequences of breaking the animals and now also for lying. If you lie, you need to be truthful as soon as possible. God can see through all our lies anyway! Most people will be happy to forgive you. It's always best to tell the truth.



applesaucekids.com- Lying, The Lying Snake: Activity with story about lying and how the lies get bigger and bigger to hide the other lie.

The Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Jan and Stan Berenstain- When Brother and Sister Bear accidentally break Mama's favorite lamp, their little lie grows bigger and bigger, until Papa Bear helps them find the words that set everything right again.



Craft:

churchhousecollection.com- Do Not Lie Craft



Games:

txla.org- The Gossip Game: The game shows how rumors get started, how truth gets distorted as it's passed from mouth to mouth. As a game it's amusing - but in life more is at stake.

holidaycook.com- A game to see how much you remember information and tell it to another.

englishcurrent.com- Two Truths and a Lie Game






Liar, liar pants on fire!- Here is a fun game that helps children to recognize what lying is and how to resist it.

Introduction to game- To bear false witness means to not tell the whole truth. It is lying, but it is much more than lying. We lie to either make ourselves look good (and this is called pride) or sometimes to make others look bad. Sometimes we lie to get out of trouble. Sometimes it’s so easy to lie that we didn’t even realize we lied! The truth is very important because we need to be able to trust each other and understand each other. We need to guard what we say, and say what we mean by speaking the truth.








Puzzles & Worksheets:

web.archive.org- Look under 10 Commandments for worksheets


These activities are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


*My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)


Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor- Word Search

Eighth Commandment- Word Jumble

Thous Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor- Crossword

Eighth Commandment (worksheet)- T or F and Fill in the Blanks



Movies:

Veggie Tales- Larry Boy and the Fib From Outer Space

Veggie Tales- Larry Boy and the Rumor Weed

3-2-1- Penguins- The Cheating Scales of Bullamanka



Bible Story:

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




Monday, March 15, 2010

Seventh Commandment Activities





Seventh Commandment: You Shall Not Steal (Catholic)


Do you respect property?
Do you steal – even small things? Or big things?
Do you vandalize or break other people’s property? For example, write on other people’s books?
Do you vandalize public property?
Do you borrow things and purposely not return them?
Have you kept others from having what they deserve?
Have I retained what I know belongs to another?
Have I cheated or defrauded others?
Have I made unjust bargains or contracts?
Have I refused or neglected to pay any debts?
Have I willfully delayed payment?
Have I neglected my duties or been slothful in my work?
Do I not use the things I have wisely?
Do I fail to treat my things with respect?
Have I stolen what is not mine?
Have I returned or made restitution for what I have stolen?
Do I waste time at work, school or at home?
Do I gamble excessively, thereby denying my family of their needs?
Do I pay my debts promptly?
Do I seek to share what I have with the poor?


Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 95-99). For younger students.

Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 127-132). For older students.

catholicity.com- Lesson 20 from the Baltimore Catechism (no questions at end of lesson as in the book above)

cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church

You Shall Not Steal- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 81-89).



Coloring:

churchhousecollection.com- Thou shalt not steal (scroll down to bottom for this)



Crafts:

churchhousecollection.com- Thou Shalt Not Steal Toilet Paper Roll Craft

churchhousecollection.com- Thou Shalt Not Steal Cut Out Craft



Games:


What’s Missing?

Need: Several common small objects

Directions: Place several small objects on a tray or table in front of the students where they all can see (number of objects that are age appropriate). Have the students name each object as you point to them. Students hide their eyes while the teacher removes one object. Then the students look and guess which object is missing. Who ever guesses right gets to remove an object and have everyone guess "What's Missing".




Thief!: Players are given situations and they must identify whether or not they are breaking the 7th Commandment. They also must state what they are obliged to do for their sin.



Introduction: Stealing is taking something that does not belong to you without asking. It is not borrowing, or finding something, or owning something, or having something with permission. It is taking something from someone else. Besides stealing, the seventh commandment forbids cheating, keeping things that are not ours, and accepting bribes by public officials.

We are commanded by the seventh commandment to respect what belongs to others, to live up to our business agreements, to pay our just debts and to not charge an exorbitant rate of interest when lending to another. We must also use the things we have wisely and treat our things with respect. In addition, this commandment includes that we do not keep others from having what they deserve or borrow things and not returning them.



Puzzles & Worksheets:

web.archive.org- Look under 10 Commandments for worksheets


These activities are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


*My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)


Thou Shalt Not Steal- Word Search

Seventh Commandment- Word Jumble

Thou Shalt Not Steal- Crossword



Bible Story:

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




Sunday, March 14, 2010

Easter Lapbooks





Make an Easter lapbook to celebrate the Easter season. You can adjust each of them to fit your needs.


homeschoolshare.com- The Legend of the Easter Egg Lapbook

lapbooklesson.com- Resurrection Lapbook

confessionsofahomeschooler.blogspot.com- Easter Activities & Lapbook

scriptureadventures.com- Click on the lapbook photo below and then enter your name and email to download your free copy. Your kids will enjoy getting creative as they create their very own Easter lapbook!

cyncesplace.com- Easter Lapbook & Study

blessedbeyondadoubt.com- Free Easter Lapbook

1plus1plus1equals1.net- Easter Lapbook

freehomeschooldeals.com- Free Easter Lapbook from Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett

notebookingnook.com- Free Easter Lapbook For Your Little Ones



Activities that you can put into your lapbook:

Easter- (Pre K – K) lesson with word wall, Bible story with questions, songs and/or finger plays, activities, crafts, games, coloring, puzzles, etc.

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







Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Easter





Easter/Empty Tomb


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the Easter/Empty Tomb story
- explain that on Easter Jesus rose from the dead
- discuss resurrection



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



Vocabulary Words:

dltk-bible.com- Easter Word Wall Word Templates (scroll down 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- Easter Wordwall Cards (scroll down for this)



Plan:


Circle Time:


Read your Easter/Empty Tomb story to the children. Then ask the questions from below:

Where was Jesus buried? (In a tomb.)

Why were guards placed around the tomb? (The Jewish leaders asked Pilate to put guards at the tomb because they were afraid someone might try to steal the body and claim that Jesus had come alive again.)

Later when Jesus’ friends came to the tomb, was Jesus inside? (No)

Why was Jesus' body not in the tomb? (Because he had risen from the dead.)

What day did Jesus rise from the dead? (Easter Sunday)



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays:

theholidayzone.com- Christian Easter Songs and Fingerplays

Go and Tell (Wiggly, Giggly Bible Stories about Jesus by Group Publishing)
Children stand in a circle and complete the actions with the children standing next to them. (Scroll down to this.)

Go and tell a friend (Have children repeat the phrase.)
That Jesus was buried in a grave. (Have children repeat phrase.)
Now go and tell everyone while you sadly pat a back. (Encourage each child to turn to the child next to him or her, gently pat his or her back, and repeat the phrase “Jesus was buried in a grave.”)

Go and tell a friend. (Have children repeat the phrase.)
Jesus was dead for three days. (Have children repeat the phrase.)
Now go and tell everyone as you count to three. (Encourage each child to turn to the child next to him or her, count to three, and repeat the phrase “Jesus was dead for three days.”)

Go and tell a friend. (Have children repeat the phrase.)
The sad women went to the grave. (Have children repeat.)
Now go tell everyone as you hug and cry. (Encourage each child to turn to the child next to him or her, hug him or her, and repeat the phrase “The sad women went to the grave.”)

Go and tell a friend. (Repeat)
There was a giant earthquake. (Repeat)
Now go and tell everyone as you tremble and shake. (Encourage children to move around and shake as they repeat the phrase “There was a giant earthquake.”)

Go and tell a friend. (Repeat)
That an angel met the women. (Repeat)
Now go and tell everyone as you cover your eyes from the brightness of the angel. (Encourage children to turn to the child next to them and repeat the phrase “There was a giant earthquake,” as he or she covers his or her eyes.)

Go and tell a friend. (Repeat)
That Jesus is alive! (Repeat)
Now go and tell everyone as you pass out hugs of happiness!
(Encourage children to share hugs with the children next to them as they repeat the phrase “Jesus is alive!”



hubbardscupboard.org- Jesus Died For You and Me, Jesus Died For All The Children, Jesus Saved Me, etc. (songs)
Scroll down to these.



Activities:

Introduce activities: What day did Jesus rise from the dead? (Easter Sunday)

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

godshand.clclutheran.org- The Resurrection lesson with activities

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

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Bible Printables
A collection of free Easter Crafts, Printables and Resources you can use in your personal homeschool or Sunday School Classroom!



Crafts:


daniellesplace.com- Easter Crafts


Introduce craft: Did they find Jesus in the tomb on Easter? Let’s make something that shows what they found.

The Empty Tomb- A cute craft that the children will get to "roll the stone away" on Jesus' tomb to retell the story of the resurrection. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).

catholicicing.com- Printable Resurrection Set

Resurrection 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 & 42.)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Empty Tomb Easter Craft, Easter Cross Watercolor, Stained Glass Easter Cross, He Is Risen Easter Craft, etc. (scroll down to these)

Easter- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 57 & 58.)



Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day?

kinderart.com- Jelly Bean Sweet Jar (craft)

mamajenn.com- Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable)

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Easter



Introduce craft: Remember the caterpillar we made at Lent? We made a caterpillar to remind us that we are to change during Lent and become more like Jesus. Now the caterpillar has changed. What did he change into? A butterfly. Let’s have our caterpillars change into a butterfly.

Butterfly- A butterfly is made from using the child's handprints. The butterfly represents how the caterpillar changed and became a butterfly and received new life. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 40).

kinderart.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

firstpalette.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

parenting.com- Coffee Filter Butterfly

freepreschoolcrafts.com- Plastic Bag Butterfly
Make this butterfly according to the directions or use a painted clothes pin for the body that has googly eyes glued on it. Gather the plastic bag together at the center and slide it between the clamps of the clothes pin. Shape some pipe cleaner into antennae and glue the center of the pipe cleaner between the clamps of the clothespin. You can make this into a magnet by putting a sticky magnet on the back of the clothespin.



Games:

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Bingo, Easter Memory Match Game, Easter Spin To Win Game, etc. (scroll down to these)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Story Printable Game
This is a file folder game about the Resurrection of Easter time, and goes perfectly with the Resurrection Eggs below. Children move their player along the board collecting different picture representations to the true Easter Story.

filefolderfun.com- These file folder games all have a fun Easter theme. You'll find games for all ages and abilities that can easily be adapted for special needs student.


Introduce game: What was rolled away from the tomb where Jesus laid?

Who’s Got The Stone?

Need: One small rock

Directions: One student is picked to be “It”. All the students (except "It") put both of their hands together and form a cup with just a little hole up on top. The teacher walks around and pretends to put the stone in someone's hand. One student will actually get the stone. The student who is “It” is then asked by the teacher, "Who's got the stone?". Whoever has the stone is "It". (Game is like “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?).


You Can’t Keep Jesus Down- Your children will discover that even thought people tried to keep Jesus in the grave, they couldn’t; just as Jesus said. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 148).

kidssundayschool.com- In the Tomb, Out of the Tomb
A good energy burner, game can be adjusted to fit many different themes.



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





The Empty Tomb File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to get to the empty tomb first. Players take turns spinning the spinner and then moving their marker ahead to the next space of that color. (Like Candy Land)



Snacks:


Introduce snack: What did they find in the tomb? It was empty.

christiancrafters.com- Empty Tomb Snacks

dltk-holidays.com- He’s Alive Buns

dltk-kids.com- Resurrection Cake

dltk-kids.com- Resurrection Rolls


Note: You can make these cookies below the night before and have the students make another batch during class and seal up the oven. While the students are doing another activity, you can remove their cookies and add the batch you made the night before.

crosswalk.com- Resurrection Story Cookies


Introduce snack: Jesus died and received new life. A caterpillar changes into something. What does he become?

christiancrafters.com- New Life Butterfly Snack



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Alive! (coloring)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Coloring Page and Jelly Bean Puzzle (scroll down to these)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Mini Booklet
Children can work on handwriting and color words with this simple Jelly Bean Prayer minibook (scroll down to this)

lambsongs.co.nz- 5 booklets and one page Bible stories to print out for the children to color

biblestoryprintables.com- Easter Bible Minibook (scroll down to this)

teacherspayteachers.com- Resurrection of Jesus Mini Book Freebie

first-school.ws- He Is Risen
Children color then make an easy puzzle that they can put together.

ateachingmommy.com- Easter Symbols {Expanded} (LOTS of free printables)

sermons4kids.com- Butterfly (maze)

sermons4kids.com- The Empty Tomb (maze)

Jesus Lives for You (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 29.

Where Is He? (dot-to-dot)- Dot-To-Dot Bible Pictures PK-K by Linda Standke, page 29.

Jesus Lives for You (find the hidden picture) page 128, Where Is He? (dot-to-dot) page 129, and Jesus Lives (put the pictures in order) page 130- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K





Friday, March 12, 2010

Sixth Commandment Activities




Sixth Commandment: You Shall Not Commit Adultery (Catholic)


Have I been faithful to my marriage vows in thought and action?
Do I respect my own body?
Have I had impure (dirty) thoughts?
Do I seek to be chaste in my thoughts, words and actions?
Have I failed to dress or act modestly?
Have I respected all members of the opposite sex, or have I thought of other people as objects?
Have I engaged in any sexual activity outside of marriage?
Have I committed premarital sex?
Have I viewed pornography? Have I read indecent literature or looked at indecent pictures?
Have I listened to indecent music or danced in an indecent manner?
Have I watched suggestive films or programs?
Have I used indecent language or told indecent stories?
Have I willingly listened to such stories?


Lesson 19: The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Commandments of God-(The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 90-99). For younger students.

Lesson 19: The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 121-126). For older students.

catholicity.com- Lesson 19 from the Baltimore Catechism (no questions at end of lesson as in the book above)

cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church

Be Faithful to Your Husband or Wife- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 78-80).



Coloring:

churchhousecollection.com- Thou shalt not commit adultery.



Games:




Are You Ready To Clean Up Your Act?- We're kidding ourselves, and we know it. And yet we carry on – thinking we are following all the commandments and meanwhile making up our own rules. Why is it so hard for people to follow the 6th commandment: Thou shall not commit adultery (Catholic)? It is harder than you think or is it? In this game players must answer correctly questions about the 6th commandment or they are sent to the bathtub to clean up their act.



Puzzles:

*My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)


Sixth Commandment- Word Jumble

Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery- Letter Tiles



Bible Story:

David and Bathsheba





Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter D






D- Daniel and the Lions


Objectives: The children will
- retell the story Daniel and the Lions
- discuss that God helps us when we are in trouble
- explain that we need to pray to God



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson


Vocabulary Words:

Daniel and the Lions 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.
My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group- activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.



Plan:


Circle Time:

Read story: “Daniel and the Lion’s Den” from your own story book. Or while you are reading the story do cut outs (Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 52 - 54) as the story unfolds. Or read

“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” by Jill Kemp

lambsongs.co.nz- mini book and one page Bible story to color



Then ask questions from below.


1. Daniel became one of the three rulers of the whole kingdom. How did the other two rulers feel about Daniel and what did the want to do with him? They were jealous of Daniel and plotted to get rid of him.

2. Who would Daniel only pray to? God

3. Was that against the law? Yes

4. What happened to Daniel for breaking the law? The King ordered Daniel to be put into the lion pit.

5. Why didn’t the lions eat Daniel? God kept the lions’ mouth shut.

6. What happened to the other two rulers? The King ordered the two rulers to be put into the pit with the lions.

7. The King made a new law. What was it? He ordered that everyone in his kingdom should respect Daniel’s God, the God who had saved Daniel from the lions.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who would Daniel only pray to? Who should we pray to? When should we pray to God? Where should we pray to God?

kididdles.com- Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel? (song)

Make a Joyful Noise! by Kathryn Nider Wolf, Heather P. Robbins- This is the Way the Lions Roared (song), page 32

Daniel’s Rap- Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 92.

Finger Food (finger play)- Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 92.



Activities:

Introduce activity: Why didn’t the lions eat Daniel? God kept the lions’ mouth shut.

Daniel is Safe in the Lion’s Den- (Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 92 & 93.)

lapbooklessons.com- Daniel (lapbook)

dltk-bible.com- Daniel and the Lions lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, etc.

clclutheran.org- Daniel in the Lion’s Den

missionarlington.org- Daniel and the Lion (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

ministry-to-children.com- Daniel and the Lions Den Preschool Bible Lesson



Movie:

Introduce movie: Who was thrown into the lion pit for praying to God?

Movie- Veggie Tales: Where's God When I'm S-Scared? Daniel and the Lion’s Den (14 min.) and ask questions:


Who told the King what his dreams meant? (Daniel)

The Wise Men got jealous of Daniel and what did they want to do? (Get rid of him.)

How did they do this? (They had a law passed that people could only pray to the King.)

Who would Daniel pray to? (Only to God.)

What happened to Daniel? (They threw him in the Lion’s den.)

Did the lions eat Daniel? (No)

Why didn’t the lion’s eat Daniel? (God protected him.)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What did not eat Daniel?


Lion Mask

Need: Paper plate, crayons/paint, stapler, paper grocery bag (cut ears and mane out before students arrive and also paper plate)

Directions: Cut the center out of a paper plate and color/paint paper plate tan. (Note: Be sure to have students use old crayons and peel the paper off the crayons and rub the side of the crayon on the paper plate instead of coloring it. This will be a lot faster and easier for the students). Cut 2 ears (triangles 3 inches on all three sides) out of the paper bag. Staple ears to mask where ears should go on the back of the plate. Cut several rectangles for mane (rectangles 1 inch by 6 inches long) out of a paper bag. Have students staple mane rectangles on edge of mask on the back of the paper plate all the way around mask. Teacher will cut a strip (2 inches by 20 inches) out of the paper bag to make a band for the back of the mask. Staple on end of the strip to one side of the mask on the back. Fit the strip to the child’s head then staple the other end in place. Cut off excess band.


daniellesplace.com- Flat Cat

dltk-kids.com- Easy Lion Craft Lion made out of a paper plate with templates provided.

akidsheart.com- Paper Plate Craft Lion’s Head (black and white version) and (color version)

dltk-teach.com- Paper Bag Lion Puppet

first-school.ws- Lion Paper Bag Puppet

abcteach.com- Lion Paper Bag Puppet

Daniel in the Lion’s Den 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 & 45.)

Daniel & the Lions- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 29 & 30.)

lapbooklessons.com- Daniel Lapbook
This page is full of resources you can use to make your Daniel Lapbook.



Games:

Introduce game: Who would only pray to God and it was against the law? Is this a brave thing to do? What happened to Daniel?

Instead of “Duck, Duck, Goose,” play “Daniel, Daniel, Lion.”

ourpastimes.com- Daniel in the Lions' Den Games for Kids



Pin The Tail On The Lion

Play this game just as you would "Pin The Tail on the Donkey". Make a simple lion and tails from poster board. Right before class add double stick tape and the children's names to the tails.

earlytemplates.blogspot.com- Lion image you can put together and use



Angel Shut the Lion’s Mouth-
Items Needed: (Optional): stickers or prizes.
How To Play: Have children all stand up. The assistant plays the part of the angel. The teacher plays the part of Daniel. The teacher tells the children they are the lions in the den that Daniel was thrown into. Show them how to make claws and move around and roar like lions. They cannot stand in one place, but have to be moving. When the angel says, "Stop", the lions have to stop making noise and freeze in place, because the angel had the power to shut the lions' mouth. If they get off balance and move, or make noise, they have to sit down. Repeat the game several times until the children are sitting. Everybody gets stickers or prizes at the end.


Lion. Lion. Shut Your Mouth! (Daniel Is Safe In The Lion’s Den)
This game will help students review the story of Daniel in the lion’s den and it’s lesson of courage in standing up for one’s convictions.

Daniel and the Lions Game- A simple and fun board game for younger children that reviews the story of Daniel in the Lions Den. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 58 & 59 for game board and page 55 for directions).



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What didn’t eat Daniel? Lions

faithfullittlehands.com- Have the students decorate this nutritious snack and eat it.

christiancrafters.com- Lion Bites


Letter D Snacks-

food.com- Dirt Cups for Kids

Danish, Dates, Deviled Eggs, Dill Pickles, Dip w/ Veggies, Doughnuts, Dumplings, etc.



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

coloring.ws- Daniel in the Lions Den (coloring)

theclipartwizard.com- Daniel in the Lion’s Den (coloring)

biblestoryprintables.com- Daniel and the Lions Den Bible Printables
(scroll down for these)
-Daniel Bible Coloring Page
-Daniel and the Lion’s Den Mini Book

lambsongs.co.nz- Daniel and the Lion’s Den mini book and one page Bible story to color

Daniel (mini book)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 22.

psscentral.com- Daniel in the Lion’s Den (mini book)
dltk-teach.com- What begins with D? (mini book)
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Bible Handwriting Page D is for Daniel

D is for Daniel (handwriting sheet)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 23

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter D

dltk-bible.com- Daniel and the Lion’s Den (maze)

kinderplans.com- Lion (dot-to-dot)

dottodots.net- Lion (dot-to-dot)

Quiet Lions! (dot-to-dot)- Dot to Dot Bible Pictures: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 14

Daniel in the Lions’ Den (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word by Linda Standke, page 15

The Lions’ Den (find 5 lions and color) page 70, Faithful Daniel (color and cut apart puzzle) page 71, Daniel in the Lions’ Den (hidden picture) page 72, Lions, Be Quiet! (dot-to-dot) page 73- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K

More 365 Activities for Kids- (do any of the Daniel puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from July 8 – 14)

Daniel in the Lion’s Den
Daniel spent the night in the lion’s den. Can you tell which lion is different? Color it, then color the rest of the picture. (page 62)

Daniel in the Lions’ Den (find the hidden picture)- Hidden pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word by Linda Standke, page 15

Daniel in the Lions’ Den (find and circle the story related items hidden in the picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K, page 72

Time To Pray (Match the clocks to the correct time. Paste the clocks in the correct matching boxes.)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 24

worksheetuniverse.com- Count the Lions (worksheet)
Circle the number that shows how many lions in each group.





Lesson Plan- The Thankful Leper (1st grade on up)



The Thankful Leper- (Mark 1:40-45, Luke 17:11-19)



Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story The Thankful Leper
- state what you 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
- discuss how lepers were treated during biblical times



Review:
Prayer, Take Home Sheet, and vocabulary from last week’s lesson



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

leprosy- disease that mainly affects the skin that causes tissue change and in severe cases loss of sensation and disfigurement
contagious- transmitted from one person to another either by direct contact with the person or by indirect contact
pity- a feeling of sadness because of another person’s trouble or suffering, or the capacity to feel this
healed- cured, ailment or sickness gone
faith- belief in, devotion to, or trust in somebody or something, especially without logical proof




Plan:

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? What should you say when someone says “Thank you” to you?

Read story: "The Thankful Leper" and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.



Activities:

Introduce activities: How do you think God feels when you say “Thank you” to Him? Why should we thank God? Why is it important to take time to thank God?

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.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Heals a Man with Leprosy lesson

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Heals the Sick ideas

daniellesplace.com- Don’t Forget To Say Thank You (The Story of the Ten Lepers- Luke 17:11-19) lesson with several activities.

sermons4kids.com- The Thankful Leper object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- “Please, and Thank you” object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

word-sunday.com- Ginny’s Flu (scroll down to Gospel)

sermons4kids.com- Hope for the Hopeless object lesson with coloring pages (Mark 1:40-45)

word-sunday.com- “A Friend in Need” (scroll down to Gospel: Mark 1:40-45)

childrensermons.com- He Touched Me object lesson (Mark 1:40-45)

clclutheran.org- Click on Lessons on the left side bar. Under New Testament Lessons click on View individual lessons and levels. Scroll down to: The Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-19) and click on the level you want.

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Heals Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-19) lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus Heals Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-19) lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

gardenofpraise.com- Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-19) lesson with questions, tests, puzzles, coloring picture, etc.

sermons4kids.com- The Thankful Leper (Luke 17:17) object lesson with coloring pages, group activities, puzzles, quiz

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Heals Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-19) lesson with questions and answers



Crafts:

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

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

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

sermons4kids.com- Thankful Leper crafts

web.archive.org- Ten lepers nesting doll and paper craft
This is a fun paper craft modeled on the Russian Matryoshka (nesting) Dolls.

pinterest.com- Jesus Heals the Ten Lepers (crafts listed)

enchantedlearning.com- Thankful Wreath of Leaves

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.



Games:

Introduce game: How were lepers treated during Biblical times?

jesuswalk.com- The Jesus Walk Bible Studies Series

Leprosy in Biblical times was a terrible thing. We're not exactly sure what Biblical leprosy was. While it may have described what is known today as "Hansen's Disease," the word probably included other skin diseases, as well. Whatever it was, once a person caught it, it was considered incurable, and those diagnosed with leprosy were banned from society.

"The person with such an infectious disease must wear torn clothes, let his hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of his face and cry out, 'Unclean! Unclean!' As long as he has the infection he remains unclean. He must live alone; he must live outside the camp" (Leviticus 13:45-46).

While early Israelites didn't operate on the Germ Theory of disease, they understood something about infectious diseases, and those suspected of leprosy were kept isolated until their diagnosis was confirmed (Leviticus 13:5). But the loathing directed at lepers was not merely fear of a disease. Leprosy made a person ritually unclean. To touch a leper defiled a Jew almost as much as touching a dead person. In a sense, leprosy was a sign of God's disfavor.

Later Jewish practice prescribed that while lepers might attend synagogue, they must be the first to enter and last to leave, and must stay in a special compartment to isolate them from the other worshippers. No less than a distance of four cubits (six feet) must be kept from a leper.

To the rabbis, the cure of a leper was as difficult as raising a person from the dead. In all Biblical history only two people had been cured of leprosy -- Miriam, who had leprosy for seven days as a punishment for speaking against Moses' leadership (Numbers 12:9-15), and Naaman, general of the army of Aram, an heathen from Damascus (2 Kings 5). When he obeyed Elijah's instruction to wash seven times in the Jordan River he was healed. Healing a leper had not been done in Israel for seven hundred years, and was thought to be an earmark of the Messianic Age (Luke 7:22), when leprosy would no longer afflict people.


daniellesplace.com- Lots of leper games posted here.

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

daniellesplace.com- Play A Musical Chairs Thank You Game (scroll down to this)

sermons4kids.com- "U" are in JesUs
Make this a game by finding out who can find the most words that have "U" in them

Race to Draw Power and Thanks (Jesus is Powerful)- 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).

Praise Phrases- When Jesus healed and sent away 10 lepers, only one came back and praised God for His gift of healing. God’s gifts to us bring us joy and cause our thankfulness to overflow. Let’s play a game to give God thanks and praise for all His good gifts. (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 187.)




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.











The Lepers File Folder Game: The objective is to return to Jesus first to thank him. Place your markers on the START square. The player rolls the die and moves that number on the board. The player then follows the directions on the square they landed on. If they land on a ? space, the player to their right draws a card and reads the question out loud. (If they cannot read, the teacher or someone else can read it for them). On each card is a question about The Lepers. If they answer correctly, they stay where they are. If they are not correct, they go back to where they were. The first player to the picture of the man thanking Jesus wins. The players do not have to get the exact number to land on the picture. Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, fourth, etc. place.











Snacks:

Introduce snack: One leper who was cured came back to say something to Jesus. What did he say? (Thank you)

Here is a great way to say “Thank you” to someone. Make one of these to give to someone to thank them for something nice they have done for you. (Make one of these ideas and enjoy some of them while you are making it for someone.)

familycorner.com- Conversation Heart Cookies
Express your thanks in a big way by putting a message on a heart shaped cookie.

recipegoldmine.com- Gift Jar Recipes (beverage, bread, cake & pie, candy, cookie, goodies for pets, seasonings, snack, soup, etc.)



Simple Appreciation Gift

Materials:
• Jar with lid
• Candy as explained below


Instructions:
Get a jar from the dollar store. Make a card thanking the person for all they have done and sign it. Tape the card to the jar. Put the note below on the jar lid and candy inside.

Note: “You’re my lifesaver! Thank you for all your hard work! From: _____” (Fill the jar with individual wrapped Life Savers candy.)

Note: “You planted the seeds of knowledge in me. From: _____” (Put individual bags of sunflower seeds in jar.)

Note: “You are worth a fortune! Thank you for all you do! From: _____” (Fill the jar with 100 Grand candy bars.)

Note: “Hugs and kisses for everything you do! From: _____” (Fill the jar with Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses candy.)

Note: “You deserve a Carefree week-end. You are a much appreciated group of teachers and staff! From: _____” (Fill the jar with Carefree gum.)


*There are lots of other ideas that you can do. Just use your imagination and fill up the jar.



Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

educationaworld.com- Giving Thanks (writing prompt). Three things that I am most thankful for and explain why they are so special to you.

Ten Men with Leprosy- Follow the directions to color all ten men. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons, page 69).

Jesus healed 10 men, but only one said “Thank you.” Find all the mistakes in this picture of the healed man thanking Jesus. On October 28 page from More 365 Activities for Kids.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Heals the Man with Leprosy puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, maze, word-mining sheets, word searches, etc.)

sermons4kids.com- (word search) Luke 17:11-19

gardenofpraise.com- (word search) Luke 17:11-19

web.archive.org- (word search) Luke 17:11-19

sermons4kids.com- (decoder) Luke 17:11-19

gardenofpraise.com- (word scramble) Luke 17:11-19

sermons4kids.com- (crossword) Luke 17:11-19

gardenofpraise.com- (crossword with word bank) Luke 17:11-19

joanyedwards.com- (crossword) Luke 17:11-19

sermons4kids.com- (multiple choice) Luke 17:11-19

sermons4kids.com- (fill in the blanks with word bank) Luke 17:11-19

gardenofpraise.com- (fill in the blanks with word bank) Luke 17:11-19

gardenofpraise.com- (fill in the blanks) Luke 17:11-19



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.)
My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group- activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.