Friday, January 24, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 2/23/14- Matthew 5:38-48

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Matthew 5:38-48

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 Loving Your Enemies lesson with activities Love Your Enemies object lesson with group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin Love Your Enemies lesson #183 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Matthew 5:44 Love Your Enemies

Crafts Love Your Enemies (group activities) crafts

Introduce craft: Who are you supposed to be kind to? What does being kind mean? Gratitude Jar
Every time the children say something positive or showed gratitude they get to put in a bean (or a Spanish peanut) into the jar.

Introduce craft: Who should we be kind to? Everyone. Let’s make a craft to remind us to “Love Others”. (Love Bug Lady Bug) Love Bug Lady Bug
Paint the paper plates or use red and black paper plates to make this craft. Lady Bug Invite (or make the lady bug with poster board or card stock)

Introduce craft: What are some things that people have done for you that were nice? What can we make to help remind us of the many kindnesses you have received from others? Let’s find out!

Gratitude Jar-God's gifts sometimes come through other people. (Crafts For Christian Values by Kathy Ross, page 26 & 27). Have the children write down on small slips of paper the kind things others have done for them and put them inside the jar. If the child cannot write, they can color pictures of kind things people have done for them and put them into the jar.

Or make a Gratitude Jar by like this one: Every time the children say something positive or showed gratitude they get to put in a bean (or a Spanish peanut) into the jar. Sharing/Helping Hands
This craft involves making a small booklet which will illustrate how we can share or help others. It can be adapted for both preschool or primary (elementary) aged children by changing expectations for the inside content. Kindness Calendar Quilt Craft
You plan vacations. You schedule school work. Why not set a date for doing good deeds? Fill your colorful calendar quilt with acts of kindness! Circle of Kindness Craft
Spin this Circle of Kindness for kids can be inspired to do good deeds. (Although it is suggested to make this craft for Rosh Hashanah, it can be used any time to encourage kindness.)

Games Love Your Enemies (group activities) games Love your enemies memory verse game (Matthew 5:44)

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- The Golden Rule (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- How Rude! (Good Manners Game)

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

Puzzles Word Search Word Search Decoder Crossword Crossword

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