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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 1/6/13- Matthew 2:1-12

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Matthew 2:1-12


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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

msssbible.com- Three Wise Men with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Still Seek Him object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savior object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes

calvarycurriculum.com- The Wise Men lesson #170 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Wise Men Come from the East to Worship Jesus lesson

childrensermons.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus object lesson

kidsclub4jesus.com- Three Wise Men 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).

kidssundayschool.com- Visit of the Magi: The Birth of Christ (Lesson 4)

dltk-bible.com- The Wise Men lesson with take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, Bible Story/Song Time, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Wise Men lesson for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources


sermons4kids.com- Matthew 2

apples4theteacher.com- Wise Men

apples4theteacher.com- Three Wise Men

first-school.ws- Three Wise Men Matthew 2

christiananswers.net- The Wise Men brought gifts for Jesus.


crafts.kaboose.com- Popsicle Stick Star Ornament
An easy and pretty star craft made out of paddle pop sticks (popsicle sticks), paint, and glitter.

crafts.kaboose.com- Sparkling Stars
Make sparkling stars to decorate your home.

crafts.kaboose.com- Popsicle Stick Star of David
A very simple star made out of 6 popsicle sticks.

Potato Stars- Paint, glitter, and a potato can help make a beautiful night sky. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 53).

mssscrafts.com- Wise Men Paper Craft
Three Kings Banner- A cute and easy banner of the Three Wise Men. A sample craft from Kathy Ross' book: Crafts for Christmas, page 12 & 13.

Purim Treat Holder- Cute craft to represent the Wise Men. (Crafts to make in the Winter by Kathy Ross, page 58 & 59).

Three Kings Hats- Three kings made out of cone shaped party hats. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 40 & 41).

The Wise Men Visit Jesus (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 35 & 36.


Introduce game: Who was searching for baby Jesus?

Wise Men Search

Need: Clothes pin to be baby Jesus.

Directions: One student is picked to be a Wise Man and steps out of the classroom. Another student is picked by the teacher to hide baby Jesus somewhere in the classroom. When baby Jesus is hidden, the Wise Man comes back into the room. He is to find baby Jesus by directions from the student that hid baby Jesus. These directions are: the star is not very bright if the Wise Man is far away, brighter if somewhat nearer, getting brighter if even closer, and VERY bright if very close. When the Wise Man finds the baby Jesus, the person that hid baby Jesus is now the Wise Man.

books.google.com- Finding Favor (Wise Men Find Jesus)
This game will help students identify how we pursue things that are important to us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 68 & 69).

Journey to Bethlehem- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 141.

The Catholic Toolbox- Gifts for Baby Jesus (file folder game)


The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
- Wise Men color by number
- Follow the Dots to see what the Magi saw in the sky

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Wise Men puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 3 - 8).

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Look at the pictures in the circles. Find the matching picture in the larger picture. Draw lines to connect the matching pictures. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 14).

christiananswers.net- Star (dot-to-dot)

sermons4kids.com- Maze

biblewise.com- Wise Men maze

biblewise.com- Wise Men Visit Jesus maze

biblewise.com- Wise Men missing objects

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search (it says Luke, but it is Matthew 2:1-12)

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword (it says Luke, but it is Matthew 2:1-12)


sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks


Introduce snack- How did the Wise Men find Jesus? They followed a very bright star.

pillsbury.com- Gingerbread Stars

spoonful.com- Crispy Cheese Stars

spoonful.com- Peanut Butter and Jelly Stars
(You can also get a large star shaped cookie cutter and make star shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.)

Spread peanut butter on star shaped crackers.


kididdles.com- We Three Kings Song- With lyrics and audio

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