Thursday, January 31, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 3/3/13- Luke 13:1-9








*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 13:1-9



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

sermons4kids.com- Bearing Good Fruit object lesson with coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com-Living A Fruitful Life object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The God of Second Chance object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quizzes

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Gives a Fig Tree a Second Chance lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

cgg.org- Parable of the Barren Fig Tree lesson with questions

thestoryofjesus.com- A Barren Fig Tree story

word-sunday.com- The Tough Question: Why do people suffer in this life? Lesson with questions

bible.claret.org- Do you deserve what you get? (lesson)

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus wants us to produce good fruit. Luke 13:6-9

mscperu.org- Fig tree clip art

fredericksburgchurchofchrist.com- Jesus and the Fig Tree



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- God of the Second Chance group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Living A Fruitful Life group activities (crafts)


Make these trees into fig trees.

enchantedlearning.com- Put the student’s names on the leaves and attach to the fig tree.

familycrafts.about.com- Apple Tree Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- God of the Second Chance group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Living A Fruitful Life group activities (games)

christaincrafters.com- Scroll down to these two games: Clean Heart & Repent



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks




Friday, January 25, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 2/24/13- Luke 9:28b-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 9:28b-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.

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- Mountaintop Experiences object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

sermons4kids.com- The Best Is Yet To Come object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Changed on the Mountaintop lesson

sundayschoolsources.com- The Transfiguration lesson with discussion, craft, questions, etc.

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



Coloring

coloringbookfun.com- Transfig

sermons4kids.com- The Transfiguration

sermons4kids.com- The Transfiguration

supercoloring.com- Click the Transfiguration coloring page to view printable version.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Mountaintop Experiences group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Best Is Yet To Come group activities (crafts)

kellysklassroomkorner.blogspot.com- Picture Snow Globes

Draw a shape of a cloud on white cardstock. Write on the cloud: “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” Luke 9:35
Glue cotton balls around cloud, but do not cover memory verse.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Mountaintop Experiences group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Best Is Yet To Come group activities (games)

sundayschoolsources.com- Pea in a shell game
Scroll down to Activity Questions #3. Place a token for Jesus, Moses and Elijah under three half-shells. Mix them up and have the student figure out which one is Jesus.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Friday, January 18, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 2/17/13- Luke 4:1-13








*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 4:1-13



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

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

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Says No To The Devil lesson

sermons4kids.com- What Did Jesus Do? Object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- I’ll Be Back object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Resisting Temptation object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- The Temptation of Christ object lesson (You can also use this for an intro to the snack if you choose to have bite size candy bars).

childrenschapel.org- It Is Written lesson with activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Temptation of Jesus lesson plan for 1st Grade on up with: 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’ Temptation

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Tempted



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Resisting Temptation group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- I’ll Be Back group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: We are tempted every day. What can we make to help remind ourselves to do the right thing?

dltk-bible.com- What Would Jesus Do mobile

makingfriends.com- What Would Jesus Do crafts

beau.org- Witness Bracelet Craft

dltk-bible.com- Paper Bead Cross

crafts.kaboose.com- Beaded Cross Necklace
A very nice necklace for boys and girls. Be sure to make the string at least 36 inches long to fit over their heads. Craft cord can be used as well.

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross
Neat tip at the bottom for younger students.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Resisting Temptation group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- I’ll Be Back group activities (games)


Introduce game: How did Satan tempt Jesus? (Told him to turn stones into bread. He told him that he would give him the kingdoms of the world. He told him to jump off the roof of a temple and the angels would come and lift him up so that he wouldn't be hurt.)

Temptation Obstacle Course- The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 73.

christiancrafters.com- Survivor Temptation Island
Through various fun games, activities, and group Bible discussions, participants will learn that temptation is from Satan and can lead to sin. Participants will also learn how to receive God's power to resist Satan's temptations. Event lasts approximately 3.5 hours. For grades 5 and up.


Introduce game: What are you tempted to do when you are not doing well during a game? Discuss. Let’s see if you can resist temptation while playing this fun game!

Resist the Temptation Putt-Putt


Make a putt-putt golf course.

creativekidsathome.com- Indoor Miniature Golf

spoonful.com- Safari Miniature Golf Set



The Catholic Toolbox- Resist the Temptation File Folder Game
The object of the game is to resist the temptation just like Jesus did. 2 game boards to choose from.


Introduce game: How did Satan tempt Jesus? Told him to turn stones into bread. He told him that he would give him the kingdoms of the world. He told him to jump off the roof of a temple and the angels would come and lift him up so that he wouldn't be hurt.

Can you resist temptation? Let’s find out!

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

Directions- Show the children the picture and read the situation. With each situation there are a series of answers for the children to choose from. Ask the children what they would do. Do not tell the children the right answer. Explore and evaluate the different choices together with the children.



Puzzles & Worksheets

More 365 Activities for Kids- do Jesus was Tempted by Satan spot the difference puzzle on August 18.

Satan Tries to Tempt Jesus- The pictures below tell the story of Jesus in the desert. But they are all mixed up. Number them in the order that they happened. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 23).

bbc.co.uk- Jesus is Tempted worksheets

gardenofpraise.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Scrambled Sentences

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- The Temptation of Jesus (multiple choice)



Song

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Rap
A rap song about Jesus being tempted in the wilderness.





Friday, January 11, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 2/10/13- Luke 5:1-11








*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 5:1-11



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

mssscrafts.com- Fishermen Who Become Fishers of Men with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Let’s Go Fishing object lesson with coloring pages, group activities, puzzles, quiz, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Go Fish! object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Using Your Net object lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- The Fishers of Men lesson #179 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus’ Disciples Catch Lots of Fish lesson

childrensermons.com- Casting A Net object lesson

dltk-bible.com- The Twelve Disciples lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, coloring pages, crafts, bulletin board, puzzle, recipe snack, songs, take home sheets, etc.

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, Handwriting Sheets, Mini Books, 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.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Luke 5:10b

sermons4kids.com- Luke 5:10b

maxipraise.com- Come Follow Me



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Let’s Go Fishing group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Go Fish! group activities (crafts)

aokcorral.com- Easy Fishing Toy Set (craft to make). Children make a fish then play like they are going fishing.

crafts.kaboose.com- Gone Fishing (an easy craft and game for going fishing)

mssscrafts.com- Lots of fish crafts listed

daniellesplace.com- Fisher of Men Crafts & Activities

dltk-kids.com- Triangle Fish Paper Craft

enchantedlearning.com- Simple sailboat craft

pitara.com- Forever Floating (make a small boat)

mssscrafts.com- Paper Fish Craft

activitiesforkids.com- Ocean in a Bottle
Make a small boat and fish from plastic (old margarine/butter container) to illustrate this story.

Magic Fish-in-the-Ocean Puppet- A cute craft that the fish actually swims and comes to the surface. (Crafts From Your Favorite Fairy Tales by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).

Japanese Wind Sock- (Create a unique "kite") the traditional Japanese carp wind sock. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 178 & 179).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Let’s Go Fishing group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Go Fish! group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- Scroll down to Fish Games


Introduce game: Who are the apostles? What are their names?

applesaucekids.com- Simon Says Meets the Apostles
The idea of the game is to teach the name of the apostles.

gospelhall.org- The Twelve Disciples of Jesus Sunday School Activity
Who were the 12 disciples of Jesus? These pages will help your Bible class or Sunday School students know who these 12 ordinary men were.

The Catholic Toolbox- Who’s Knocking at My Door, Disciples Memory Game or Go Fish Game, Fishers or Men (scroll down for these)



Puzzles

Fisherman of Men- Look at the pictures in each row. Color the pictures in each row that look the same as the first picture in that row. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 25).

Jesus Calls Simon Peter- Use this code to see what Jesus said to Simon. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 37).

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sewhttkr.com.comcast.net- Jesus Chooses 12 Apostles fill in the blanks and word scramble. Solution to this puzzle.

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Snacks

enchantedlearning.com- Make edible fish in the Sea of Galilee in a plastic clear cup.




Friday, January 4, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 2/3/13- Luke 4:21-30








*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 4:21-30



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

sermons4kids.com- Hometown Boy Makes Good object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Only a Carpenter’s Son object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Makes Enemies in his Home Town lesson

word-sunday.com- Questions About Jackie and Charlie (scroll down to Gospel)

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Teaching

sermons4kids.com- Luke 4:24



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Only a Carpenter’s Son group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Only a Carpenter’s Son group activities (games)


Drive Out Elisha

Introduce game- What happened to Elisha after he only cured Naaman the Syrian captain of leprosy? When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong.

Need- One empty 2-liter bottle, paper, crayons, tape, balled up paper

Directions- Have students draw and color Elisha, then cut him out so you can tape him on an empty 2-liter bottle. Remind the students that Elisha was driven out of town by the people in the synagogue. Tell the class "In Jesus' day, when people were caught committing certain crimes, the punishment may have been to get "stoned to death" by the people living in the village. Tell the students that we will recreate using our Elisha what it was like being driven out of town during Jesus’ time. Line up the students in one line and standing behind a chair. Tape each child’s Elisha on the 2-liter bottle when it is their turn. Have them throw their balled up paper at Elisha.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Thursday, January 3, 2013

Church Potluck Recipe: Chili






At home we LOVE chili on a cold winter day and it is great at Church Potluck. You can fix it to warm everyone up and to share with the congregation along with some hot buttered corn bread (Jiffy corn muffin mix).



Chili


*I make this the day before and in the morning I warm it up in the microwave and put it in my crock pot on LOW to keep it warm. I take the crock pot with us and plug it in my CCD classroom and go to Mass. After CCD I just take it down to the Fellowship Hall and plug it in there. I warm the cornbread up in a microwave and place it on the table next to the crock pot.




You’ll Need:

1 Carroll Shelby’s Chili Kit
2 pounds ground beef (I use 1 pound of ground beef and 1 pound of Jimmy Dean HOT roll sausage)
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
2 8 oz. cans water


*I double this recipe below to make a lot.


Cooking Instructions:

Brown 2 pounds ground beef in large pot. Drain fat. Add tomato sauce, water, spice packet and salt packet (optional). To Fix It Mild, omit cayenne pepper. To Fix It Hot, stir in entire cayenne pepper packet (I fix it HOT). Stir. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. For thicker chili, mix masa flour packet with 1/3 cup water. Stir in and let simmer for 5 minutes.


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes: Six 8 oz servings.



Create Your Own

Create your own chili by adding any one or more of the following suggestions:

• Chopped onion or green peppers when browning ground beef.
• Omit 1 of the 8 oz. cans of water and add one 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes.
• 15 oz can of kidney or pinto beans during the last 5 minutes of cooking (I add 2 cans).
• Top off your creation with shredded cheese, sour cream or diced tomatoes.
• Serve chili on top of some white rice.





Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Crafty Crafters: Grasshopper





So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite religious craft you make for John the Baptist?


Here is a craft you can make using a clothespin:



Grasshopper- you can make this using Mizuhiki cord, craft wire, or pipe cleaners


hgtv.com- Mizuhiki Grasshopper. A cute grasshopper made out of a clothespin.

makingfriends.com- Clothespin Grasshopper
Using a clothespin and green craft wire.

showkidsthefun.com- Grasshopper Clothespin
Using a clothespin and pipe cleaners.



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 has some cute crafts and activities for St. John the Baptist and Jesus' baptism.