Friday, March 8, 2013
Gospel for the Mass: 4/7/13- John 20:19-31
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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
sermons4kids.com- May I See Some Identification, Please? object lesson
sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz
sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, group activities, worship bulletin
sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not! object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin
sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz
calvarycurriculum.com- Thomas Doubts lesson #241 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.
sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do lesson
sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Visits His Disciples, But Thomas Needs Proof
sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Finds A Solid Rock lesson
childrensermons.com- Without A Doubt object lesson
kidsclubs4jesus.com- Doubting Thomas 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).
textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources
sermons4kids.com- Jesus Appears
sermons4kids.com- Jesus Appears to Thomas
sermons4kids.com- John 20:25
theclipartwizard.com- Doubting Thomas coloring pages
sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not group activities (crafts)
sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church group activities (crafts)
sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? group activities (crafts)
sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll group activities (crafts)
Introduce craft: What was Jesus nailed to?
christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross- Neat tip at the bottom for younger students.
daniellesplace.com- Several cross crafts listed
Oriental Trading Company- Nail Cross Necklace Craft Kit
christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross- Easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make.
crafts.kaboose.com- Melted Crayon Stained Glass Window- I make this craft in the shape of a cross by folding one sheet of black construction paper in half and tracing a cross in the center on the top sheet. I then cut the cross out of both sheets of paper for the students. We then follow the rest of the directions given here.
sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not group activities (games)
sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church group activities (games)
sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? group activities (games)
sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll group activities (games)
The Catholic Toolbox- Disciples Memory or Go Fish- Take out the Judas cards and play one of these games.
Thomas the Doubter
Introduce game: Who wouldn't believe that Jesus was alive until he saw the marks of the nails on Jesus' hands and feet, and touch the wound in Jesus' side?
Need: Large nail with blunt point, 1 chair
Directions: A student is picked by the teacher to play the part of Thomas. He or she will sit in a chair with their back to the class. A large nail is put under the chair. While Thomas is turned around with his or her eyes closed, the teacher will choose a student to sneak up and take the nail and hide it somewhere on his person. When this person is ready, then everyone will say: “Doubting Thomas, where is the nail?” The teacher will then say, “Does _____ have it?” (This student may or may not have it). Thomas will then stand up and turn around. Will Thomas doubt what the teacher says or will he believe the teacher? If Thomas believes the teacher, he will say, “I believe _____ has it.” Or he will not believe the teacher and guess who might have the nail. Whoever has the nail is now Thomas.
Introduce activity: How do we know what is real or true? Two fun activities to emphasize the story Doubting Thomas.
Know For Sure Relay
Need: 2 different size boxes that have individual snacks for each child inside, tape boxes shut and do not tell the student’s what is inside the boxes
Directions: Set up a relay with two teams (if you have a lot of students, have more teams each with a box with snacks inside). Place snack boxes at another point in the room for each team to run for. Do not give the students any hints about what is in the boxes. The first student in line runs to the box, carries it back to his team and gives it to the next team member in line. This player funs it back to it’s starting point and leaves it there. The player returns and goes to the end of his team line. Repeat until everyone has had a turn.
Then hold up one of the boxes. Say: What do you think is in this box? Hold up another box and say: What about this box? Do you think both boxes have the same thing inside? Do you know for sure what is inside the boxes? How can you find out for sure? (By opening up the boxes.) We have to see with our eyes to know for sure what is inside the box don’t we? Let’s open up the boxes and see if you are right. (Let each student open up a box.) Say: We are going to have these snacks for later. (Put the boxes to the side.)
sermons4kids.com- Word Search
sermons4kids.com- Word Search
joanyedwards.com- Word Search
sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble
sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice
sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks