Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 1/20/13- John 2:1-12

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John 2:1-12

Activities Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

Theresa at will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass. Resources on the Sunday Readings Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families Jesus Goes to a Wedding with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs Water into Wine object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes Saving Best for Last object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quizzes The Miracle Worker object lesson with group activities, puzzles, bulletin, quiz Jesus Turns Water Into Wine lesson #176 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. Jesus Makes Water Into Wine lesson Miracle in Cana object lesson Water to Wine lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples). Miracle in Cana object lesson Activities for Jesus Turns Water Into Wine Wedding at Cana (Water into Wine) object lesson with craft Turning Water Into Wine demonstration

The Catholic Toolbox- Wedding at Cana Pre K – K lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Matrimony Resources and Activities Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Jesus water into wine Jesus Turns Water Into Wine John 2:1-12 Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. John 2:5 Jesus turns water into wine

Crafts Saving the Best for Last group activities (crafts) The Miracle Worker group activities (crafts)

Turning Water Into Wine- A paper plate craft to show Jesus' first miracle. Start the wheel with the blue showing to represent water flowing from the jug. Slowly turn the back plate to change the blue water to red wine. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 42 & 43). Take One Jar

Have the children make a clay jar using air-hardening clay and take home. You can buy the clay or make it. No-Cook Dough
There is no cooking involved with this recipe. Suitable for either dying or painting, this dough has a distinctly homemade look when dry. Make Fast Drying Homemade Play Clay
Making clay is a good project to do with children. After the clay cools, the children can make a clay jar to take home.

Games Saving the Best for Last group activities (games) The Miracle Worker group activities (crafts) Pass the Jar & Water Water, Wine (scroll down to these 2 games) Water Into Wine (Jesus' First Miracle)
A fun medium energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. This fun and educational relay game will help your kids discover the wonder of Jesus' first miracle. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing, page 74). Memory Game
Sharpen your students memory skills with this game made with plastic milk- or water-jug lids.

Wedding at Cana Game

Introduce game: What did Jesus say to the servants?

Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.


6 clear plastic cups
water in 6 large container (bucket will do)
6 empty jars
red food coloring
6 chairs

Divide the class into 6 equal teams and have them line up behind a chair with a bucket of water sitting on it. Across the room have an empty jar with food coloring inside it for each team. At your signal the first person in the team scoops up some water from their bucket and carries it over and pours it in their jar, returns to his line and hands the plastic cup to the second player. The first player then goes to the end of the line. The second player then repeats what the first player did. (Demonstrate what you want the children to do). Play is continued until the jar is full of wine.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Wedding At Cana (file folder game)
Answer questions about the story and receive a jar token. The first player to collect 6 jars wins. (Younger students do not have to answer a question and can just collect a jar token.)

The Catholic Toolbox- 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.


Jesus Turns Water into Wine- The servants poured 6 jars with water. Jesus turned the water to wine. The jars were very large. Color the six larger jars purple. Color the others any color. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 20). Jesus turns water into wine jigsaw puzzle Word Search Word Search Word Search Word Search Cut, color, and scramble the Bible verse (page 1) Cut, color, and scramble the Bible verse (page 2) Decoder Crossword Crossword Crossword Crossword

Quizzes Multiple Choice Match the words in the box with the correct definition Fill in the Blanks Fill in the Blanks


Introduce snack: What did Jesus turn water into? Let’s make something that we can change by adding something to it.

Have the children make Kool-aid, chocolate milk, lemon aid, etc. using a container that they can see through or look into (cup).

Songs He Turned the Water Into Wine Water to Wine Wedding at Cana

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