Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary



The Immaculate Conception, a solemnity, is the patronal feast of the United States. It is one of the few Holy days of obligation on the Church calendar -- that is, all Catholics are obligated to attend Mass on this day. As this feast occurs early in Advent, it is a perfect time to consider Mary and her important role in the celebration of Christmas.



References & Activities

newadvent.org- Immaculate Conception

americancatholic.org- Feast of the Immaculate Conception (history)

churchyear.net- Immaculate Conception History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions & More

saints.sqpn.com- Feast of the Immaculate Conception

ewtn.com- Mary’s Immaculate Conception by Father William G. Most

catholicculture.org- Immaculate Conception

churchyear.net- Prayers and Collects for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

wf-f.org- The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (info and activities)

loyolapress.com- Activities in Preparation for This Day in the Liturgical Year

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Feast of the Immaculate Conception (activities)

Mary is the Mother of Our Church- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

fcpeace.com- Hail Mary (coloring booklet)

Rosary- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc.



Coloring

supercoloring.com- Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception coloring sheet by catholicicing.blogspot.com- Symbolism in this picture includes Mary in the womb of St. Anne (wearing her defining veil). St. Anne and Mary both have their backs turned towards the apple tree to visually state that Mary was conceived without original sin. There are 3 beams of light coming down from the sun that stand for the trinity. Also, the snake (Satan) is unhappy about what has happened here.

tiredtwang.blogspot.com- Scroll down to Immaculate Conception

paperdali.blogspot.com- Immaculate Conception Coloring Page



Crafts

paperdali.blogspot.com- Saint Anne paper doll/coloring page



Food

catholicccuisine.blogspot.com- Recipes for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception



Games

fcpeace.com- Memory game on the Feast of Mary

Write the Hail Mary on strips of paper or card stock. Cut out strips and glue strips of the Hail Mary in the proper order on a piece of construction paper. (For younger students you can do this together as a group activity.) You can also play this as a game by dividing the class into teams and give each team the strips of the Hail Mary. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.



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.



Hail Mary File Folder Game- How well do you know the prayer Hail Mary? Work your way around the game board and find out!






Mary is the Mother of Our Church File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to answer questions about Mary to receive a letter tile and spell Mary.




Puzzles/Worksheets

roman-catholic-catechism.com- Printable handwriting worksheets of Hail Mary in print and cursive



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.


Hail Mary worksheet- To find out how well the students know The Hail Mary, have the students fill out the worksheet using the word bank.



Hail Mary puzzle- All you need is some heavy paper and a copy machine. Copy puzzle and have the children glue it on some heavy paper and color. Then have the children cut on the lines to make a puzzle. Have the children put the puzzle together to practice Hail Mary. Put puzzle pieces in an envelope or ziplock bag.




Hail Mary Puzzle #2- All you need is some card stock and a copy machine. Print puzzle on card stock and have the students cut on the lines to make a puzzle. Have the students put the puzzle together to practice Hail Mary. Put puzzle pieces in an envelope or Ziploc bag.





2 comments:

Gardenia said...

you've listed so many resources for this Special Feast Day. I too love that coloring page of St. Anne and little unborn Mary in her womb that you dfescribed. I'm going to have to go back and look at it because I didn't notice all the symbolism before -- of them turning their backs to the apple tree. I better post my Immacculate Conception folder soon. have a great week.

Amazing_Grace said...

Gardenia-
I can't wait to see your Immaculate Conception folder! You always do such a great job! :)