Friday, December 27, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 1/26/14- Matthew 4:12-23 or Matthew 4:12-17

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Matthew 4:12-23 or Matthew 4:12-17

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 Fishermen Who Become Fishers of Men for illustrating faith, Bible stories, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs. Fishing for People object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin You Have A Message object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes Going Fishing object lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- Fishers of Men 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- Fishers of Men 1st Grade On Up Lesson with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc. Jesus’ Disciples Catch Lots of Fish lesson Free Fishers of men bible crafts, printables, worksheets, activities and more. You can use these games in your personal homeschool or Sunday School classroom. Forgiveness with tons of resources for illustrating faith, Bible stories, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs. Lies In God’s Eyes object lesson Don’t Sin object lesson Sin is Gross object lesson Sin Spoils object lesson Sins Revealed object lesson Old Enough to Know activity God’s Forgiveness object lesson Sins and Forgiveness object lesson Make the Right Choices lesson (Matthew 4:12-23) Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Bible Verse Activities Memory Verse Craft ideas Patterns, suggestions, and how to create your own Bible Verse Activities

Coloring Fishing for People (Matthew 4:19) Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19 Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" Fishers of Men

Crafts Fishing For People group activities (crafts) You Have A Message group activities (crafts)

Have the students make a banner saying: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Glue letters on a large piece of felt or material or even on a piece of construction paper. You can use cut out letters made out of felt, craft foam, etc. or make letters out of yarn, construction paper or even on the computer.

Ideas to make banners: Buddy Banner Church Banner Patterns

WWJD What Would Jesus Do Mirror WWJD Crafts Witness Bracelet Craft Making these simple bracelets is a great way to help children understand the plan of salvation.

Games Fishing For People group activities (games) You Have A Message group activities (games) Scroll down to the game Repent Scroll down to the game A Clean Heart Scroll down to Activities and under it you will find Repent Game

Throw Away Your Sins Game- This is for younger students to understand that their sins are forgiven.

Need: 1 trashcan, a piece of paper for each child, and 1 chair.

Directions: Give each child a piece of paper. Have the children think of a recent time that they sinned, such as telling a lie about their homework, arguing with their parents, or a time they were disobedient, etc. Next, have them think of how many times they sinned during the past week. Remind them of all the things that may be considered a sin, and have them write the number down on the piece of paper. Tell the children, “Let’s pretend that you made your confession to the priest and you did your penance. Now your sins are forgiven. Let’s throw away your sins.” Put a trashcan against a wall. Have the children line up behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to the basket). One by one, have them throw their sins into a trashcan that is a few feet away.

Introduce game- How are we to treat others? Well, here are some question and let’s see how well you can.

Materials- “Win or Lose by How You Choose” by Judge Judy Sheindlin

Directions- Divide the class into teams and do questions out of “Win or Lose by How You Choose!” Whichever teams gets the most points, wins.

Or What Do I Do? (scroll down to this game) The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have. W.W.J.D.?

The Catholic Toolbox- WWJD (file folder game) and Moral Dilemmas Card Game

Puzzles Dot-to-dot (Matthew 4:19) Cross out all words that may be considered a sin or something that would be wrong in God's eyes. puzzle solution Word Search (Matthew 4:18-22) Word Search (Matthew 4:12-23) Word Jumble (Matthew 4:19) Crossword (Matthew 4:19) Crossword (Matthew 4:12-23) Crossword (Matthew 4:12-23)

Quizzes Multiple Choice (Matthew 4:19) Fill in the blanks (Matthew 4:18-22)


Lindsey said...

Wow, what a huge collection of resources! Thanks for gathering all those up. I just found your blog via the top 100 on Ministry to Children and will certainly be stopping in again when I need some help with lesson ideas. Thanks!

Lindsey from Growing Kids Ministry

Amazing_Grace said...

Thanks, Lindsey! I will be sure to check out your blog too! :)