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Saturday, April 24, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter H

H- Holy Spirit

Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story Pentecost/Wind and Fire
- discuss ascension
- identify who God was going to send to help the disciples

Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.

Vocabulary Words:

Holy Spirit 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.


Circle Time:

Introduction to story: Say to the students- Jesus saw his disciples many times. The first time was on the road to Emmaus, and later suddenly, Jesus appeared in a locked room with them when they were afraid of the Roman rulers and chief priests. All believed but Thomas who finally believed that it was Jesus when he touched His wounds on His hands and feet. During the next few weeks, Jesus’ disciples and friends saw Him often.

This is the story about the last time that the disciples saw Jesus.

Read your story “Holy Spirit” or

lambsongs.co.nz “Holy Spirit Comes” by Jill Kemp

Then ask the questions below:

1. Who was God going to send to the disciples? The Holy Spirit.

2. What will the Holy Spirit do for the disciples? He will give them the power to speak bravely about Jesus and all that he has taught them.

3. What happened to Jesus after he told the disciples about the Holy Spirit? He was taken up to heaven.

4. Jesus has gone to be with God, but one day will Jesus come back? Yes.

5. Should you be sorry for the bad things you have done? Yes.

6. Did Jesus die for us? Yes.

7. Will God always help you and be with you? Yes.

Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who was God going to send to the disciples? The Holy Spirit.

turnbascktogod.com- Holy Spirit, Loving Spirit (song)

turnbacktogod.com- Holy Spirit We Welcome You (song)

turnbacktogod.com- The Holy Spirit Is My Helper (song)

daniellesplace.com- Pentecost Sunday School Song (scroll down to this)


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

clclutheran.org- Pentecost lesson with activities

missionarlington.org- Holy Spirit lessons with activities (click on Lesson, Download English or Spanish version, and scroll down to Preschool Lesson

kidsfriendly.org- Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit Preschool Lesson Plan

cloversites.com- The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost (preschool lesson)


Introduce craft: Who was God going to send to the disciples? The Holy Spirit.

Taking Flight- A bird that can be a dove that you make out of white paper and using the child's handprints. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 41).

dltk-bible.com- Flying Dove Paper Craft

enchantedlearnilng.com- Peace Dove Craft

catholicicing.com- Holy Spirit Craft (make a dove from a paper plate)

artisthelpingchildren.org- Tons of dove crafts posted here.

biblecraftsbyjenny.weebly.com- Holy Spirit Dove Glider

Peaceful Dove Ornament- A cute dove made out of a peanut. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 44 & 45).

Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson- The Holy Spirit moves us to do God’s will (Holy Spirit mobile) Here is a mobile that will encourage children to look further around for God’s presence n their life (page 224).

lifewithmoorebabies.com- Chihuly Glass Art for Kids Made from Plastic Bottles

sermons4kids.com- Making A Windsock

catholicinspired.com- Pentecost Pin-less Pinwheel ~ Symbol of Fire and Wind

catholicplayground.com- Holy Spirit Scripture Wheel

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Pentecost Play Dough Mat
Laminate printable mat and let the children use play dough to make tongues of fire coming from the heads of the disciples.

dltk-bible.com- Stained Glass Craft

kidsfriendly.org- Pentecost Suncatcher (cut out paper plate sections before class)

christiangiftstogo.blogspot.com- Pentecost Stained Glass Suncatcher Craft

Introduce craft- What flickered around the disciple’s heads, but didn’t burn them? Fiery flames.

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.

Tongues of Fire Headbands Craft- Use card stock paper or cardboard to cut out flame shapes. Have the children paint them with water colors or glue red and orange pieces of tissue paper on it to make it look like flames. Use a strip of paper for the headband, fitting it to each child’s head and using a stapler to secure the headband. Attach the flames to the headband using the stapler as well.

Pentecost- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 63 & 64.)


Introduce game: What flickered around the disciple’s heads, but didn’t burn them? Fiery flames

Who Has The Fire?

Need: Orange construction paper balled up to be the fire.

Directions: The children sit in a circle close together. The child who is “It” stands away from the circle and hides their eyes while the fire is passed around. When “It” says "STOP!", the child holding the fire hides it (under their leg, up their sleeve, etc.). The child who is “It” guesses who has the fire. The child who had the fire is now “It”.

123homeschool4me.com- 12 Disciples Memory Game

daniellesplace.com- Wind and Fire Relay (scroll down to this)
Before class cut crepe paper into 2 feet lengths. Divide your students into teams and give them each a straw and a piece of crepe paper. Have them use the straw to blow the crepe paper across the room and back. If you don’t want them to get on the floor, have them blow the crepe across a table.

The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing- Listen Up
This game will help kids remember to listen for the Holy Spirit (page 105).


Introduce snack: Pentecost Sunday is 50 days after Easter. Jewish Pentecost was a thanksgiving feast for the first fruits of the wheat harvest and was associated with remembrance of God's gift of the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai. What is bread made out of? Let’s make some bread to celebrate Pentecost.

pillsbury.com- Carmel Sticky Buns

all recipes.com- Cinnamon Buns

Letter H Snacks-

Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Honey Nut Cheerios, Ham and Cheese on Crackers, etc.


Prayers while students are doing worksheets.

sermons4kids.com- The Day of Pentecost (coloring)

supercoloring.com- Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost coloring page

thecatholickid.com- Pentecost Sunday Coloring Page

abccatholic.com- H is for Holy Spirit (click on To Download Click Here and scroll down to coloring sheet)

connectthedots101.com- Several dove dot-to-dot puzzles

sermons4kids.com- The Father Sends a Helper (dot-to-dot)

lambsongs.co.nz- “Holy Spirit Comes” by Jill Kemp booklet or one page Bible story for the children to color (scroll down to this)

dltk-teach.com- What begins with H? (mini book)

catholicicing.com- Pentecost Tracing Sheet (scroll down for this)

Holy Spirit- (handwriting)
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.

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter H

More 365 Activities for Kids (November 29)- Which group of disciples is the odd one out?


Gardenia said...

thanks so much for compiling all these wonderful teaching lessons and crafts. my daughter and I will enjoy them.

Amazing_Grace said...

Thanks Gardenia! I'm so glad someone is using the activities and enjoying them. :)

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

Totally scrambling for my preschool lesson this morning- The Catholic Toolbox to the rescue again! Thanks for everything you do here! :-)

Denise Becker said...

I just decided to make things simple for teaching the 3 and 5 year old this year. We are doing a letter,number,shape, Saint, and bible story each week. This fits in really nice. Thank you!

Amazing_Grace said...

Denise Becker- Check out:



http://catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com/ Nice saint worksheets for little ones


Bible Stories from A to Z
Click on Sample Pages to check out the book. :)