Please check out Gospel for the Mass for the month of September on its own page under the header. I have links to activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, quizzes, etc. that can help you with your classroom or at home.
*This month’s special events are: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows and The Exaltation of the Holy Cross and I have quite a number of activities for you to check out.
*Be sure to check out pflaum.com- for activities and worksheets. Click on Seasonal Family Pages. Register for FREE. Then click on Feasts of the Season.
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
americancatholic.org- Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
wf-f.org- The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
catholicism.about.com- Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
catholicicing.com- Ideas for Celebrating the Nativity of Mary (Mary’s Birthday!)
faith.thatresourcesite.com- Nativity of Our Lady (coloring)
*You can have a birthday party for Mary and have the students plan it. Have them bake an angel food cake, cupcakes, etc. to celebrate her birthday.
catholiccuisine.blogspot.com- A Blueberry Waffle Cake for Mary’s Birthday
catholiccuisine.blogspot.com- A Birthday Cake for Our Lady
catholiccuisine.blogspot.com- Blueberry Cheesecake for Our Lady’s Birthday
*More activities for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary below under Activities For Both Feasts
Our Lady of Sorrows
americancatholic.org- Our Lady of Sorrows
ewtn.com- Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows
newadvent.org- Feasts of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
fisheaters.com- Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
catholicculture.org- info and activities
tiredtwang.blogspot.com- Our Lady of Sorrows #1 (coloring)
tiredtwang.blogspot.com- Our Lady of Sorrows #2 (coloring)
thatresourcesite.com- My Mini Book about the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Students create a mini book that they either illustrate, write or write and illustrate. The mini book has 8 pages including a title and end page. Print out, fill in, cut apart and staple together. Glue onto our My Books Keepsake pages to create a library of your child's work or document their learning. Even advanced learners can use these little books for narration, defining terms, drawing diagrams or just simple fun.
catholiccuisine.blogspot.com- Our Lady of Sorrows recipes
thatresourcesite.com- Our Lady of Sorrows Worksheet Packet
catholicicing.com- Our Lady of Sorrows Crafts
catholicicing.com- Seven Sorrows of Mary- Printable Mobile Craft
Activities for Both Feast Days
Rosary- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets
fcpeace.com- Memory game on the feast of Mary
thatresourcesite.com- What is your favorite title for Mary? Our Holy Mother Mary is known by many titles. Many of them correspond to her apparitions around the world at various times in our history. Introduce young Catholics to Our Lady with this matching game using titles and classic images of our Holy Mother.
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
wf-f.org- The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
americancatholic.org- The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
catholicculture.org- info and activities
catholiccuisine.blogspot.com- The Exaltation of the Holy Cross food ideas
Favorite Cross Crafts:
christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross
Easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make.
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.
christiancrafters.com- The Colors of Christ Cross
Neat tip at the bottom for younger students.
Sign of the Cross Activities
thatresourcesite.com- F3 - Flip, Flap & Fold Folder to Teach About the Sign of the Cross
Help explain some of the everyday traditions used in the Catholic church to your learners with this lapbook style resource. Perfect for use in your homeschool, CCD class or religious education, this resource is designed for simplicity. With a total of only eight F3 pieces, it can easily help teach or reinforce your lessons whether you use a formal curriculum or just put together your own.
thewholetroubleis.blogspot.com- Sign of the Cross Lapbook
Here is a cute craft I found to help little ones learn the Sign of the Cross.
loyolapress.com- Sign of the Cross Necklaces
thatresourcesite.blogspot.com- The Sign of the Cross handwriting sheet to trace in print or cursive.
pflaum.com- I Know the Sign of the Cross (worksheet)
Trace the words at the bottom of the page. Then cut them out and paste them where they belong in the prayer. Say this prayer every day.
pflaum.com- Reviewing the Sign of the Cross (worksheet)
Can you supply the words missing from the Sign of the Cross? Follow the steps from 1 through 5, and choose the correct words from the box.