Sunday, September 30, 2012

Favorite Bible Verse



Everyone has a few favorite Bible verses, but which one is you absolute favorite? I am forever remembering this one when I’m feeling judgmental of others:


“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7






Which is your favorite Bible verse?





Friday, September 28, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 11/4/12- Mark 12:28b-34








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Mark 12:28b-34



Activities

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

mssscrafts.com- The Greatest Commandment (Love) with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest Commandment object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quiz

sermons4kids.com- Rules to Live By object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quizzes

calvarycurriculum.com- The Great Commandment #224 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

rotation.infopop.cc- The Greatest Commandment lessons, ideas, etc.

sundayschoolsources.com- The Greatest Commandment lesson with vocabulary and activities.

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources for Mark 12:28-34



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Mark 12:28



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest Commandment group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Rules To Live By group activities (crafts)

Love Notes- Cute magnet craft to put on your refrigerator to leave loving messages to the people in your family. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, pages 54 & 55).



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest Commandment group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Rules To Live By group activities (games)

"How to Love" Ball Toss- A fun game for all ages on how to show love to others. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 120).

christiancrafters.com- The Greatest Commandment (game)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot

kidssundayschool.com- Love is . . . (word search puzzle)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Crafty Crafters: Frog





So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite craft you make for the Plagues?




Introduce craft: What plague hopped into all the Egyptian’s homes?


tlc.howstuffworks.com- Puddle Jumping Frog (pattern included)

*I adjust this craft for my students and this is what we do to make it extra fun:


Cut the frog out of dark green construction paper instead of felt. Use light green construction paper for spots on the frog’s back. Follow directions above but omit using any chenille stems. You can also use dark and light green crayons to color on the frog for that added touch. For a fun tongue tape a red party blower under the frog. Blow party blower and watch the frog’s tongue try to catch flies. (I didn’t have any poms so I just used a couple of white hole reinforcements that were self-sticking that can be put on paper. I then colored in the holes with black to make the eyes.)



Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!





Friday, September 21, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 10/28/12- Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Mark 10:35-45 or 10:42-45



Activities

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- Who Is The Greatest with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- To Be Like Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, and word search

sundayschoollessons.com- Who Will Sit at Jesus’ Right and Left Hand? lesson

word-sunday.com- Eddie’s Night Out With His Family lesson (scroll down to Gospel)

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Mark 10:43



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- To Be Like Jesus group activities (crafts)


Make a banner saying your favorite verse from the Gospel today out of felt, construction paper or foam sheets.

familyfun.go.com- Buddy Banner

crayola.com- Mosaic Mini Banner


Bookmarks

Make a bookmark of your favorite verse from today’s lesson.

dltk-cards.com- Make your own bookmark from your favorite passage from today’s lesson.

creativity-portal.com- Blank bookmark templates. Three 2” x 8” blank rectangle bookmarks to download and print. Trim for smaller bookmark size. Use for collage, mixed media, and other bookmark making fun.



Games

sermons4kids.com- To Be Like Jesus group activities (games)

mssscrafts.com- Play musical chairs and at the end reward the child who was out first! (Wait until the end of the game until you tell the children that that this is the way you will be playing!) Discuss how being the winner or first to gain something is not always the best way.


Play Bingo using words from today’s lesson.

Bingo Card Makers

teach-nology.com- 3 x 3 or 5 x 5 cards

dltk-cards.com- Custom Bingo Cards

eslactivities.com- Bingo Card Generator



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Church Potluck Recipe: Peanut Butter Balls






I know these look hard to make, but they are so much fun that even little ones can make them! It’s like playing with Play Doh! Great for Church Potluck!




Ingredients:

1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, softened
1 lb. Baker’s Dipping Chocolate



Directions:

1- Stir together powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter until well blended using mixer.

2- Shape peanut butter mixture into 1 inch balls, placing them on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper.

3- Let balls stand for 20 minutes until dry.

4- Melt the dipping chocolate according to package directions.

5- Drop balls one at a time in melted chocolate.

6- Using a fork, remove from the chocolate, letting excess chocolate drip off.

7- Place back on the waxed paper.

8- Let stand until dry.

9- Store tightly covered in a cool dry place.


Yield: 30 pieces





Friday, September 14, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 10/14/12- Mark 10:17-27 or 10:17-30








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Mark 10:17-27 or 10:17-30



Activities

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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

msssbible.com- Rich Young Ruler with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- The God of the Impossible object lesson with coloring, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire object lesson with coloring, puzzles, quiz

sermons4kids.com- Are You Good Enough object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz

sundayschoollessons.com- God Saves Us When We Can’t Save Ourselves lesson

childrensermons.com- Eye of a Needle object lesson

word-sunday.com- David’s Impossible Day lesson (scroll down to Gospel)

The Catholic Toolbox- Young Ruler Pre K – K lesson that consists of Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, Handwriting Sheets, Mini Books, etc.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Mark 10:21

sermons4kids.com- Mark 10:25

coloring.ws- Camel coloring pages



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Are You Good Enough group activities (crafts)

scissorcraft.com- Folding Craft Paper Camel

enchantedlearning.com- Camel (made out of an egg carton with googly eyes)

dltk-kids.com- 3 camel crafts postedCamel



Games

sermons4kids.com- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Are You Good Enough group activities (games)


Camel Game- Make 5 dice with the letters C A M E L on five of the sides (You can also spell NEEDLE as well using 6 dice). (Or you can use regular dice and put a sticker on each side and put the letters C A M E L on five of the sides.)

Directions: Players take turns and roll the dice and try to spell the word CAMEL using the dice. The first player that can, wins.


familyfun.go.com- Thread the Needle Game


Introduce game: Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." Mark 10:21
*Play “Go Fish” but the rules differ. Whoever gives away all his cards first, wins the game.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword (Mark 10:17-30)

newchurchvineyard.org- Code puzzle and worksheet



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Thursday, September 6, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 10/7/12- Mark 10:2-12 or 10:2-16








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Mark 10:2-12 or 10:2-16



Activities

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

mssscrafts.com- Jesus Loves the Children with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- What God Has Joined Together object lesson

sermons4kids.com- Let the Children Come object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles

sermons4kids.com- They Are Precious In His Sight object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus and the Children #200 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

word-sunday.com- Mia and Sherie Try To Be Friendly lesson

childrensermons.com- Upside Down object lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Jesus Loves Children 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).

The Catholic Toolbox- J is for Jesus Pre K – K lesson plan which consists of: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Children

sermons4kids.com- Mark 10:16

christianpreschoolpreintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Coloring Pages (3 to choose from)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Let The Children Come group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- They Are Precious In His Sight group activities (crafts)

Jesus & the Children- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 47 & 48.)

reschooleducation.com- Jesus Loves Me Plate

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

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Heart Sequence- This is a Size sequence in which children arrange the hearts in order of smallest to largest. Once in order it will spell out the words to the song "Jesus Loves Me". Sing the song with your child when it's completed. (Scroll down to this craft.)

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. (Scroll down to this.)

dltk-teach.com- Life of Jesus (mini book)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Let The Children Come group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- They Are Precious In His Sight group activities (games)

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

kidssundayschool.com- Chair For A Crown

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Tic-Tac-Toe

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Bingo

filefolderfun.com- Heart file folder games- These would be perfect to keep around the area for when children first arrive, or are waiting to be picked up. If you run an all day daycare, these work wonderfully for center time activities.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Dot To Dot

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Heart Puzzles

Jesus Blesses Little Children (find the hidden in the picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World by Linda Standke, page 25.

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 picture) page 113, Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture) page 132, - Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- ABC Order

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill In The Blanks





Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Crafty Crafters: Moses in the Bulrushes (Stand Up Crocodile)





So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite craft you make for Moses in the Bulrushes?





Introduce craft: What is in the Nile River that could have eaten baby Moses? A crocodile.


storyplace.org- Stand Up Crocodile
(for my little ones I cut out the mouth part prior to class)

*You can also make a template and draw the crocodile and eyes on a piece of green construction paper. Cut out and color. Use googly eyes for that added touch.



Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!