Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Special Events for February







*This month’s special event is: St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day




References:

catholic.org- St. Valentine

americancatholic.org- St. Valentine’s Day

newadvent.org- St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day

history.com- History

churchyear.net- All About Saint Valentine’s Day

catholicfaitheducation.blogspot.com- Articles and lesson plans

catholicmom.com- Valentine’s Day at catholicmom.com



Coloring:

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Coloring Pages

ministry-to-children.com- John 3:16 Valentine’s Day (coloring)


lambsongs.co.nz- “Jesus Loves Me” by Jill Kemp (in color or black and white)

Cover

Booklet


christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me (mini book)
Children can take home this little mini book with the words to the song "Jesus Loves Me" Print in Color or Black and White and hand to children on their way out the door, encouraging them to share with their parents.

St. Valentine coloring page- by tiredtwang.blogspot.com



Lessons & Activities

thereligionteacher.com- Valentine’s Day Object Lesson: Making Jesus Our Valentine

dltk-kids.com- Valentine's Day Background and Sunday School Ideas

teacherhelp.org- This page contains links to Valentine's Day puzzles and games, bulletin boards and other room decoration, Valentine coloring, cards, crafts, and activities.

theoakspschool.blogspot.com- Valentine's Day Activities For Christian Homeschoolers

any-occasion-free-christian-game.com- Christian Valentine Game Ideas and Activities

ehow.com- Christian Valentine Games or Valentine Activities

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Loves You lesson for Pre K – 3rd grade with name tags, crafts, song, story, and snack

Jesus Loves Me- Pre K – K lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, Handwriting Sheets, Mini Books, etc.



Crafts

catholicicing.com- Valentine Countdown Chain
1 Love Bible Verse a day {Free to Print!}

catholicicing.com- Catholic St. Valentine Craft

paperdali.blogspot.com- Saint Valentine Matchbox

catholicicing.com- Catholic St. Valentine’s Day Crafts

catholicicing.com- St. Valentine Craft and Card

catholicicing.com- John 3:16 Valentine Craft

catholicicing.com- Christian Bible Verse Valentines

catholicicing.com- Spiritual Bouquet Craft for St. Valentine’s Day

catholicicing.com- Saint Valentine’s Day Countdown Craft

catholicicing.com- Religious St. Valentine Ideas for You

catholicicing.com- Jesus Loves Me Bible Craft for Kids

preschooleducation.com- Jesus Loves Me Plate

Need: Paper plates, markers or crayons, paper punch, and yarn.

Directions: Give each child a paper plate on which you have written the words Jesus Loves at the top. Have each child write their name at the bottom of the plate. Then have them draw pictures of themselves above the name and decorate the plate using the crayons or markers (glitter would add that special touch). Punch a hole in the center top of each plate and add a piece of yarn to hang.


kidssundayschool.com- Bee Thumb-body with Jesus
A craft that reminds kids that they're someone special with Jesus.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- 5 pages of Jesus Loves Me (Valentine’s Day) activities

dltk-bible.com- Heart Lacing Project
Includes quote from John 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

dltk-bible.com- Stuffed Heart Craft
Includes quote from John 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

akidsheart.com- John 3:16
Fill in the missing letters of the Bible verse to spell out the mystery word. (You can use this to help you make the craft above.)




American Sign Language I Love You Craft- A cute craft using the child’s handprint



Games

Introduce game: How far can you jump with both feet? Let’s find out.

Do You Measure Up? (Jesus is Love)- The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 126.


Introduce game: Why does Jesus love you?

kidssundayschool.com- Chair For A Crown
Children play musical chairs for a chance to discover how Jesus loves them. Have the children march around the chairs as you play the song “Jesus Loves Me”. Give the one who does not find a chair a crown to wear while taking a few moments to tell the other children why they believe Jesus loves them. This is for building up their self-esteem, in that they are not "losers" because they did not get a chair, but are special because of Jesus' love.


christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Bingo
This is a Bible Bingo game depicting Jesus from birth to adult. This is a great game to use around Valentine's Day or anytime to share with children God's love for us! (Scroll down to this.)

abcteach.com- Dominoes with Hearts
Print these on card stock and cut out.


filefolderfun.com- These file folder games are perfect for your Heart themed units! You'll find games to teach color matching skills, alphabet recognition, shape distinction, and contractions. You can also find a file folder template for making up your own heart file folder games here.

theholidayzone.com- Valentine Alphabet Memory Game

ehow.co.uk- Christian Valentine Games (for kids, teens, and Valentine Banquet Games)

ehow.com- Valentine's Day Games for a Christian Party

ehow.com- Adult Christian Games for Valentine's Day

ehow.com- Christian Games or Activities for Adult Valentine Banquet



St. Valentine Game

Introduction to game: What do you know about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day?

Materials- large die, egg timer, questions about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day

Make a die out of a large juice carton mssscrafts.com and put a ? mark on some (at least 3) of the sides of the die.

Cube Signs for St. Valentine Game- Print, cut out, and glue on die to play game.


Directions- The objective of the game is to get the most points by answering questions about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day. After studying and discussing this subject, divide the class into teams and have the students come up with questions. Set an egg timer for a specified time. Have a player roll the die on the floor in front of the class. If the die lands on a blank space, they do not answer a question. If the die lands on “?”, they are asked a question by the other player or team. If the player answers correctly, they receive a point (you can use tokens, write it on the board, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive a point. Players must collect as many points as they can. The game is over when the egg timer goes off. Whoever has the most points, wins. You can play this game individually or in teams. For an added challenge, you can also have “Lose 1 Point” and “Take 1 Point” on one or a couple of the sides of the die. When a player rolls “Lose 1 Point”, they must lose 1 point. If a player rolls “Take 1 Point”, they may take a point from any player they choose.





Sacrament of Matrimony (file folder game)- Answer different kinds of questions (multiple choice, True or False, Fill in the Blank, or Puzzles) about the Sacrament of Matrimony as you move around the board.



Introduction to game: For Catholics, the sacrament of marriage is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: The loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.




Puzzles/Worksheets:

Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K, page 132.

Jesus loves me- handwriting

sermons4kids.com- I Love Jesus (dot to dot)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Bible Puzzle
This is a simple puzzle in the shape of a heart for Jesus Loves Me themes. Works great around Valentines Day too.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Heart Match Puzzles
This is a set of simple Heart puzzles that read Jesus Loves Me. Print on pink paper, Laminate if possible, and cut in half following the line. Children play the game by matching up the different sides of the hearts. Store in an envelope or a small Ziploc bag for easy access. You can also consider mounting one side of each heart to a file folder to make a file folder game as well.

Smile, Jesus Loves You! (draw a smile on the face) page 67, Jesus Loves the Children (color the picture) page 112, Jesus Blesses Little Children (find the hidden pictures) page 113, Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture) page 132, - Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K

teachervision.fen.com- Children cut apart pieces of a heart puzzle and then reassemble it in this Valentine's Day printable.

papertangrams.com- Print this heart-shaped tangram puzzle on white or colored cardstock or regular paper. Use markers or crayons to color the tangram, if desired, then cut out the tans (pieces) with scissors.

The Heart Breaking Puzzle- Carefully cut out the pieces of the heart puzzle. Use all nine pieces to make as many interesting shapes as you can. (The pieces must be placed edge to edge and can't overlap.) Make a record of your shapes by drawing their outlines on a separate sheet of paper.

Challenges:

1. Reassemble the heart.
2. Make the two shapes shown at bottom right.


internetfamilyfun.com- Heart maze

showerofroses.blogspot.com- Saint Valentine Crossword & Word Search





2 comments:

Michelle Mueller said...

Can't wait to do the "I love you craft" and the "Heart Lacing project" with my littles!

Thanks for helping me on my tough days!!!

Michelle

Amazing_Grace said...

You are welcome, Michelle! :)