Friday, December 13, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 1/12/14- Matthew 3:13-17

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Matthew 3:13-17

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. Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families Resources on the Sunday Readings John the Baptist & Jesus’ Baptism and Ministry resources (look under Jesus’ Ministry) for Illustrating the Story, Coloring Pages/Activity Sheets, Crafts, Songs, etc. Growing In Faith object lesson with coloring page Child I’m Proud of You object lesson with coloring page Jesus is Baptized by John in the Jordan River lesson Jesus is Baptized and Brings the Good News lesson Baptism of Jesus activities The Baptism of Jesus lesson with memory verse, questions, test, word search Jesus is Baptized lessons with discussions, take home sheets, color sheets, songs, crafts, snacks, etc. Lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus is Baptized lesson plan for 1st grade on up which consists of: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc. Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Coloring pages for the Baptism of Jesus The Baptism of Jesus John Baptizes Jesus The Baptism of Jesus Jesus being baptized by John John the Baptist baptizes Jesus (scroll down to this)

Crafts John Baptizes Jesus Plastic Cup Craft, "Tell Others about Jesus" Locust Craft

Taking Flight- A bird that can be a dove that you make out of white paper and using the child's handprints. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 41). Peace Dove craft Paper Dove Craft Heavenly Doves
Make soap-on-a-rope doves to remind the children how baptism symbolizes that are sins are washed away. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts for Children by Group Publishing, page 101.) Note: You can use a slightly greased cookie cutter to help children make the soap into the shape of a dove. Or the children can just make it into any shape they want. Tons of doves crafts posted here Jesus is Baptized Craft
An interactive craft that has a dove hover over Jesus’ head.

Introduce craft: The Sacrament of Baptism is one of the seven sacraments. Baptism is the first sacrament because no other Sacrament can or may be received until you have been baptized. We Believe Baptism Mobile Grade 1, Chapter17, (Pick the grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Look under Printable Activities and click on Chapters). Sunday School Baptism Craft (change this to Jesus being baptized)


Jesus Basketball

Need: Trashcan and 2 balled up pieces of paper for balls

Introduce Game: Who did John baptize? (Jesus)

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Jesus. The first team that spells JESUS wins.

The Catholic Toolbox- Baptism of Jesus (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Baptism (file folder game)


More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Jesus and John the Baptist puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 16 - 17).

John Baptizes Jesus- Color the picture below according to the color code. There is something missing in the picture. Hint: It came from the sky. Draw the missing part. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus' Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 22). The Baptism of Jesus (dove dot to dot) Jesus is Baptized puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, mazes, word mining worksheets, word searches Word Search Word Search Crossword Crossword

Quizzes The Baptism of Jesus fill in the blanks with word bank

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