Friday, November 30, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 12/30/12- Luke 2:41-52








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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.




Luke 1:39-45



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- Jesus Grows Up/Jesus in the Temple with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Losing Jesus object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- In My Father’s House object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes

calvarycurriculum.com- The Boy Jesus Visits the Temple #172 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Lost in Jerusalem lesson

childrensermons.com- Home Alone object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Jesus and Me: How does a child's life today compare to when Jesus was born? An activity to help kids relate to Jesus.

jesuswalk.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple lesson with questions.

kidsclubs4jesus.com- My Father's Business 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)

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus’ Childhood lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus in the Temple lesson plan which consists of 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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus in the Temple coloring page.

christiananswers.net- Twelve year old Jesus in the temple.

sadlierreligion.com- Color and cut out the Holy Family. (Grade 1 Chapter 3)



Crafts & Games

Young Jesus in the Temple (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 37 & 38.

sermons4kids.com- In My Father’s House group activities (crafts & games)

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind group activities (crafts & games)


Games that Jesus might have played with as a boy: (students can make these for crafts)

Ring and Pin- Make a handheld "ring toss" toy. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 98).

crafts.kaboose.com- Stick & Ball Game-You can also make this with just a paper/plastic cup instead of a laundry scoop. Use a paper hole punch and make a hole in the cup near the rim to tie the string to.


books.google.com- Change Charades (Jesus Grows Up)- This game will help your kids identify positive behaviors that will help them grow up just like Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 70 & 71).

You can change this game to: Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, Neighbor and have the children tell you how you can be a good ______ (Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, or Neighbor). Call students one at a time to stand behind a chair and to toss a beanbag. Other students wait in their seats until you call them for their turn.

Or write the above on the chalk board and have the students throw a suction cup toy at it. Wherever it lands, they must tell you how you can be a good ______ (Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, or Neighbor).


Introduce game: When Jesus was twelve years old, he went to Jerusalem with his parents. The journey took four days and when they arrived the great city was crowded with visitors. Jesus saw many things in Jerusalem and was amazed at what he saw.

What did Jesus see in Jerusalem?

This is a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by saying, "Jesus went to Jerusalem and he saw many things. He saw a ..........." He can say anything he likes, for example an orange, a pair of shoes, a camel, or a pet dog. The next player in line begins the same way but adds a second object after repeating the first. The third player also begins, “Jesus went to Jerusalem and he saw many things. He saw a ..........." He must repeat the first two objects and then add a third. So it goes on, but if a player can’t repeat or mixes up the order of the objects then he is out.

If you haven't got many players, the same children can keep adding more items. The game continues until one player remains or until time is up. Some lists get very long and are remembered for years by the players. A variation is to decide that the objects chosen must start with the letters of the alphabet in order, for example "apple, bat, cake...zebra." This makes it a little easier to remember. (You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play).

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus As A Boy Game (scroll down to Games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus in the Temple (file folder game)- The objective of the game is to be the first to find Jesus in the temple.



Puzzles

Jesus Loves God’s House- Jerusalem was very crowded. The temple was crowded with the teachers of the Law. Can you find young Jesus? (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 18).

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sewhttkr.home.comcast.net- Jesus as a Boy. Color all the spaces below that have a dot in them to see where they found him. Also on the page: Read Luke 2:46 and fill in the blanks to see what he was doing when they found him. Solution to this puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

Jesus as a Boy- To find out what Jesus was like at your age, match the letter blocks with the blocks of boxes in the puzzle below. Then fill in the letters. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 39).

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Spiral

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Saturday, November 24, 2012

Joseph and His Life Activities





A friend wanted some activities about Joseph and his life and this is what I found:



Activities

biblewise.com- Projects & Activities, Puzzles, Mazes, & Coloring, etc., Listen to the Bible Stories (online), Bible Stories and Discussion Questions

mssscrafts.com- Joseph in Egypt activities



Lessons

ministry-to-children.com- Joseph and His Brothers – Families (Preschool Bible Lesson)

daniellesplace.com- Joseph- A Very Colorful Story (lesson with activities)

hennypenny.ourjunction.com- Joseph (scroll down to several lessons for Joseph with activities for 2 to 5 year olds)

dltk-bible.com- The Story of Joseph (lesson with activities)

The Catholic Toolbox- Joseph and His Wonderful Coat 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- Joseph and His Wonderful Coat 1st Grade On Up Lesson with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

kirkofkildair.org- Joseph: Forgiveness and Redemption (lesson)

sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, Power Point Presentation, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- 6 lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

- Joseph Is Sold By His Brothers
- Joseph and Potiphar
- Joseph in Prison
- Joseph Tests His Brothers
- Joseph Reveals Himself To His Brothers
- Jacob Moves To Egypt


kidsclubs4jesus.com- 5 lessons 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).

- Joseph’s Pit
- Cupbearer and Baker
- Pharaoh and Joseph
- Joseph’s Brothers
- Joseph and Israel


baptistwaypress.texasbaptist.org- Joseph- A Person Who Honored God (lesson with activities)



Coloring

calvarywilliamsport.com- Joseph, son of Jacob coloring pages (several posted!)

calvarycurriculum.com- 6 lessons with coloring sheets

- Joseph Is Sold By His Brothers
- Joseph and Potiphar
- Joseph in Prison
- Joseph Tests His Brothers
- Joseph Reveals Himself To His Brothers
- Jacob Moves To Egypt



Crafts

ehow.com- Craft Ideas for the Bible Story of Joseph

gospelhall.org- Joseph- The Man of Many Dreams (Story Wheel)

*Check Lessons above for more crafts.



Games

christianpreschoolprintables.com- This is a file folder game for children who are working on color matching skills. These coats have multiple colors to match so children should be able to easily match single colors before playing this game. Mount the game boards to the file folder and cut out the rest of the coats for playing pieces.

books.google.com- You’re Forgiven Tag
This game will help your kids discover the need for forgiveness in their lives. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 29).

sundayschoolsources.com- Joseph and His Brothers Game Board Use this game board with questions of your own to play the game.

The Catholic Toolbox- Joseph And His Coat Of Many Colors (card game)
This is a variation on the popular game of UNO with cards depicting the colored coat of Joseph. Players are trying to empty their hands of cards by playing them to a common pile, matching cards by color, number, or action. The deck is made up of 4 sets of differently colored cards with numbers from 1 to 8. There are also 4 Wild cards, 4 Draw 2 cards, 4 Skip cards, and 4 Reverse. (I wanted to buy this game, but could not find it so I made one.)

The Catholic Toolbox- Joseph and His Brothers (file folder game)
Answer questions about Joseph & His Brothers and receive a bag of grain. The first person to collect 7 bags of grain (representing the 7 years of plenty), wins.



Mini Books

lambsongs.co.nz- Scroll down to these mini books to print out in black/white or color for free.

Joseph Gets A New Coat
Joseph Is Kind To His Brothers



Puzzles & Worksheets

gospelhall.org- Review puzzle for the story of Joseph and his betrayal by his brothers. Students must assemble a group of puzzle pieces with clues written on their sides. Use the questions and answers included in this puzzle or create your own.

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Daniel puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from February 11 - 26)

Joseph’s Amazing Coat (maze)- Amazing Bible Mazes by Anita Reith Stohs, page 6. (Click on Sample and go to page 6.)

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
A Special Coat- Joseph had a special coat. Find the coat that does not have a twin.

Joseph and His Brothers (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: PK – K by Linda Standke page 5

dltk-bible.com- Joseph puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, mazes, word-mining sheets, word searches)

biblewise.com- Joseph puzzles, mazes, worksheets

sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers (word search)

spielemitderbibel.net- Joseph (crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers (crossword)

sermons4kids.com-Joseph and His Brothers (decoder puzzle)

gardenofpraise.com- Joseph (fill in the blanks with word bank)

gardenofpraise.com- Ten Brothers (fill in the blanks with word bank)



The following activities are from: 365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications

Can You Find- Here is Joseph in his special coat. Can you find 12 black headed sheep in this picture? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 18.)

Find the Difference- Here is Joseph showing off his special coat. Can you discover 10 differences between the two pictures? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 19.)

Find the Mistakes- In this picture of Joseph and his coat, the artist made lots of deliberate mistakes. Find at least 10. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 20.)

Find the Mistakes- Find at least 10 deliberate mistakes in this picture of Joseph being sold to the Midianites. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 22.)

Joseph (maze)- The traders took Joseph across the desert to Egypt. Find the path that takes them to the pyramids of Egypt without climbing over any trees. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 23.)

Which is Different?- Here is Joseph in prison in Egypt. Which picture is the odd one out? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 25.)

Find the Difference- Joseph was taken out of prison to explain the dreams of the pharaoh. Find at least 10 differences between these two pictures. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 26.)

Find the Mistakes- In this picture of Joseph explaining Pharaoh’s dreams, the artist has made lots of deliberate mistakes. Circle them all. There are at least 10. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 27.)





Friday, November 23, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 12/23/12- Luke 1:39-45








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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.




Luke 1:39-45



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

calvarycurriculum.com- The Birth of John the Baptist #166 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Rosary- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets

The Catholic Toolbox- Hail Mary Activities (coloring, games, puzzles, and worksheets)

The Catholic Toolbox- Activities, Games & Coloring Sheets for Prayers or Scripture



Coloring

familyfeastandferia.files.wordpress.com- The Visitation

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love coloring page for the fourth Sunday of Advent.

The Catholic Toolbox- Scroll down to Coloring



Crafts

emmausroad.org- Annunciation Craft
This craft will produce a decorative prayer book that when opened will present the “Hail Mary” (page 7 & 8)

The Catholic Toolbox- Scroll down to Crafts

catholicism.suite101.com- Children’s Rosary Projects



Games

The Catholic Toolbox- Scroll down to Games

The Catholic Toolbox- Activities, Games & Coloring Sheets for Prayers or Scripture

christiancrafters.com- A fun game to that you could have the students learn prayers or scripture.



Puzzles

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

wagewaroncrime.typepad.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword

The Catholic Toolbox- Hail Mary Puzzles (scroll down to puzzles)



Worksheets

The Catholic Toolbox- Hail Mary Worksheet (scroll down to Worksheets)
To find out how well the students know The Hail Mary, have the students fill out the worksheet using the word bank.

roman-catholic-catechism.com- Printable handwriting worksheets of Hail Mary in print and cursive. Click on Hail Mary at each handwriting page.

sadlierreligion.com- Complete the activity by filling in the directions for praying the rosary. (Grade 5 Chapter 19)


The Rosary, Part I- In the left column, are the names of the fifteen mysteries. The right column contains brief descriptions of each mystery. Write the letter of the description next to the name of the correct mystery. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 77).

The Rosary, Part II- Connect the letters from the previous activity in their final order to solve the dot-to-dot puzzle. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 78).

The Hail Mary- Use the words in the word bank to complete the sentences. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 79).





Wednesday, November 21, 2012

FREE Christian Printables & File Folder Games



Need some FREE Christian printables & file folder games? Well, head on over to armyfamilyok.wordpress.com and check out what they have that you can download for FREE! Lots to choose from!



Sequence the Creation (file folder game) by Elaine





Glory Be (trace & color) by Elaine






Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 12/16/12- Luke 3:10-18








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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.




Luke 3:10-18



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- John the Baptist with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Love Without End object lesson

sermons4kids.com- That’s The Spirit object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, group activities, quiz

sermons4kids.com- The Joy of Christmas object lesson with coloring page

calvarycurriculum.com- John the Baptist #173 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- John the Baptist Speaks Out lesson with questions and answers

humanityquest.com- Tons of activities for exploring kindness

randomactsofkindness.org- Activities and projects for kindness and also lesson plans for kindness.

pbskids.org- Explore acts of kindness with activities

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- John told them, "If you have two coats, give one to someone who doesn't have any. If you have food, share it with someone else." Luke 3:11

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy coloring page for the third Sunday of Advent.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- That’s The Spirit group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- That’s The Spirit group activities (games)

books.google.com- Life-Size Kindness (game)- Change this game to: This game will help the children understand what John meant by how to be kind to others. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 120 & 121).

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness (file folder game)
Children identify Random Acts of Kindness as they move around the board.

The Catholic Toolbox- 2 games about making the right decisions.
WWJD- Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.

Moral Dilemmas Card Game- Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do?



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Word Spiral

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Church Potluck Recipe: Key Lime Coconut Angel Cake






Here is a fun cake to make for the month of November to remind us who told Mary that she was going to have a baby and he was going to be the son of God. It’s great for Church Potluck.





Key Lime Coconut Angel Cake

Ingredients:

1 box Betty Crocker® white angel food cake mix
1 1/4 cups cold water
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup key lime or regular lime juice
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1 container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup flaked coconut
Sliced kiwifruit and strawberries, if desired



Directions:

1. Make cake mix as directed on package, using cold water. Cool cake completely. Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers. Place bottom layer, cut side up, on serving plate.

2. In large bowl, beat milk, lime juice and lime peel with wire whisk until smooth and thickened. Fold in whipped topping.

3. Spread 1 cup lime mixture evenly over top of first layer of cake. Place second layer of cake carefully on bottom layer; spread evenly with 1 cup lime mixture. Top with remaining layer of cake.

4. Frost top and side of cake with remaining lime mixture. Sprinkle with coconut. Garnish cake with kiwi fruit and strawberries.



Tips:

• Use a flexible metal or plastic spatula and a light touch when frosting the cake.

• An electric knife works great for cutting this cake into layers.

• Another way to cut an angel food cake is to use a serrated nice and wipe it clean after you slice each layer.





Sunday, November 11, 2012

FREE Catholic Games






Need some FREE Catholic games to supplement your lesson or to review certain topics? I have made over 100 games during the past few years that you might be interested in. They consist of Bible stories, prayers, Mass, liturgical objects and people at Mass, Bible timelines, Commandments, Books of the Bible, religious holidays, Sacraments, Stations of the Cross, Tithing, Disciples, Emotions, Holy Spirit, Proper Manners, Holy Trinity, Homework, Bible Story Review, making the proper choices, Sin, Rosary, Pro Life, Virtues, good manners in church, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- FREE Catholic Games





Friday, November 9, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 12/9/12- Luke 3:1-6








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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.




Luke 3:1-6



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

sermons4kids.com- Fanfare for a King object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready for Christmas object lesson, group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Company Is Coming object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz

calvarycurriculum.com- John the Baptist #173 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

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



Coloring

kidssundayschool.com- Prepare the way for the Lord

sermons4kids.com- Luke 3:4

sermons4kids.com- John the Baptist

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Peace coloring page for the second Sunday of Advent.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready for Christmas? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Company Is Coming group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready for Christmas? group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Company Is Coming group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- Look under: John the Baptist
Activities: 2. Prepare the Way Match Game



Puzzles

John the Baptist- To answer the mystery questions, find the number on the phone. If the arrow points left, write the left-hand letter on the blank. If the arrow points right, write the right-hand number on the blank. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 35).

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



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Thursday, November 8, 2012

FREE Educational Catholic File Folder Games





Need some FREE educational Catholic file folder games? Well, head on over to sanctussimplicitus.com and check out what they have that you can download for FREE!


File Folder Games Include:

• Preschool/Other

• Math

• Phonics



*Lots of other great things to check out at the blog! Coloring pages, posters, calendars & bulletin boards, crafts & activities, etc.

sanctussimplicitus.com




Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Crafty Crafters: Advent Wreath





So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite religious craft you make for Advent?


Here is a craft I make with my students using their handprints:



catholicmom.com- Advent Wreath Craft~ No burn, construction paper wreath that is made with your child's handprints. (You can also add a white construction paper candle in the middle of the wreath. Do not cut out a hole in the center of the paper plate so you can glue the white construction paper candle in the middle.)



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

Jennifer at catholicinspired.com is making an Easy Advent Wreath



Friday, November 2, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 12/2/12- Luke 21:25-28, 34-36








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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.




Luke 21:25-28, 34-36



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

sermons4kids.com- Waiting and Watching object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quiz

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming Again! object lesson with coloring, puzzles, quiz

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready? Object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles

sundayschoollessons.com- My Lord, What A Morning! lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Luke 21:27

sermons4kids.com- Jesus knocking at the door



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Christ Is Coming Again group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready? group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Christ Is Coming Again group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready? group activities (games)



Stand Up, Sit Down

Introduction: Everyone goes through good times and bad times. It matters how you handle them. Let’s see how well you can handle the hardships that are thrown at you.

Materials: Index cards

Directions: On the index cards print on each one a hardship that could happen during someone’s lifetime (make them age appropriate). (You can also have each student write up some on index cards). Divide the classroom into two teams. Ask one person from team #1 a hardship and they must come up with a solution. If it is a good answer, they stand up. If it is not, they stay seated. Ask one person from team #2 a question, etc. The game continues from one team to another. When all have been asked a question, go through the team players again in order. If the player standing continues to come up with a good solution to the hardship, they remain standing. If they do not, they have to sit down. Each time a player answers correctly, their team receives a point. The highest team score wins.



Last Man Standing

Introduction: Everyone goes through good times and bad times. It matters how you handle them. Let’s see how well you can handle the hardships that are thrown at you.

Materials: empty 2 liter soda bottles, one small ball, white paper, glue, crayons, masking tape or chalk

Directions: Have students sitting at several tables and have them draw a person on a piece of paper and color it (one person per group and done as a group project). Students then cut the person out and glue each one on a 2-liter bottle. Place people bottles like bowling pins against a wall. Draw a line with chalk or use masking tape to make a line that the students must bowl behind. Divide the classroom into 2 teams. Have one line for each team behind the line; the students stand behind one another in a long line with their team. One student at a time will roll a small ball at the people bottles to see if they can handle the hardships that are thrown at them. Each student gets one roll then goes to the end of their team line. Tally how many people bottles they knock down for their team. The highest team score wins.



Puzzles

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Quiz

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