Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Third Commandment Activities

Third Commandment: Keep Holy the Sabbath Day (Catholic)

Do you keep the Lord’s Day holy?
Do I try to get out of Mass on Sunday?
Do I fail to pay attention at Mass? During my prayers?
Have I been late for Mass through my own negligence?
Do I do unnecessary work on Sunday? Do I save all my homework for Sunday?
Do I fail to take extra time for prayer and family on Sunday?
Do I fail to serve others on Sunday?
Have I deliberately missed Mass on Sundays or Holy Days of Obligation?
Have I tried to observe Sunday as a family day and a day of rest?
Have I given over a considerable portion of my Sundays to temporal affairs and not dedicated a good part of these days to spiritual reading, prayer, and fellowship?
Do I deliberately come to Mass late or leave early?

Lesson 18: The Second and Third Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 85-89). For younger students.

Lesson 18: The Second and Third Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 116-120). For older students.

catholicity.com- Lesson 18 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

Set Aside a Special Day for God- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 48-55).

mssscrafts.com- Going to Church/The Sabbath resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

Church & Respect- lesson on why and how to act in church and what it means to respect others (parents, teachers, etc.). Lesson consists of: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

On the Seventh Day God Rested- What are we supposed to do on the seventh day? Go to Mass. PK – K lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

jennysmith.net- Object lesson: Appropriate Sabbath Activities

jennysmith.net- Object lesson: Keeping the Sabbath/Taking the Sacrament


applesaucekids.com- The Seventh Day God Rests

msssbible.com- Exodus 20:8 Remember the Sabbath Day.


Introduce craft: Where do we come to worship on Sunday?

Make a church- Lesson 1: The Church Is God’s House (Children Discover the Mass by Mary Doerfler Dall, page 8).

sadlierreligion.com- We Believe Make a Mass Mobile- Grade 3, Chapter 17 (Pick the grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Look under Printable Activities and click on Chapters)

blestarewe.com- Together at Mass
Make a booklet about Mass.

blestarewe.com- Parts of the Mass
Booklet that you fill out and color.

mssscrafts.com- Matching Pieces Church

daniellesplace.com- Scroll down to: Stained Glass Window Church Craft & Stained Glass Window

benjerry.com- Community Church Building
The classic, clapboard church building with a clock and bell tower. Enlarge template for younger students to do. Teachers may need to help children put church together.

Introduce craft: Have you ever noticed the beautiful stained glass windows in church? Let’s make one to take home.

crafts.kaboose.com- Stained Glass Cross
You can make this craft the size of a folded piece of construction paper and cut the cross out before the class arrives.

crafts.kaboose.com- Stained Glass Window *I make this craft in the shape of a cross by folding one sheet of black construction paper in half and tracing a cross in the center on the top sheet. I then cut the cross out of both sheets of paper for the students. We then follow the rest of the directions given here.


What ever happened to good manners in church?- Find out if you know how to behave in church. Roll the die and move that many spaces. Follow the directions on the space you land on. If the space has a Roll Play activity on it, perform it to the best of your ability. If needed, the teacher will help you understand what to do and coach you how to do it correctly. If the space has a picture of person reacting to bad behavior that they had just seen in church, draw a Game Card and read it out loud (if the student cannot read, the teacher or someone can read it for them). Answer the question to the best of your ability (the teacher can coach the student if necessary).


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

Word Jumble


Bible Stories:

Picking Grain on the Sabbath (Matthew 12), Celebrate Sabbath/Manna in the Wilderness, Healing on the Sabbath


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