Saturday, March 1, 2014

Class 3/9/14

What are you doing in your classroom or home? I think it would be great to see what others are doing to exchange some ideas. I am constantly looking for new activities to do and I know others are too.

This is what I plan on doing with my first grade CCD class:


• Review - Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, Glory Be

• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards.

• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ, tabernacle, bells, lectern, ambo, Lectionary, missal, Book of the Gospels, Processional Cross, cruets, Sacramentary, Sanctuary Lamp, Presider’s/Celebrant’s Chair, missal, hymnal) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards.

If the students need help:

*Give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word or the definition.

Celebrating the Mass Lesson-

The Lord’s Prayer

Jesus taught his friends how to pray. This prayer is the Lord’s Prayer or Our Father. When we say this prayer, just before communion, we pray together as a community. We stand as we say or sing the Lord’s Prayer. In many churches the congregation holds hands to show that they are one family in Christ.

The people hold hands and say this aloud with the priest:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The priest joins his hands.

The people conclude the prayer, acclaiming:

(If the people are holding hands they raise their hands higher and say the following.)

For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

(The people then stop holding hands.)


Who taught us the Lord’s Prayer? (Jesus)

Do we stand or sit during the Lord’s Prayer? (Stand)

Do we say or sing this prayer? (It is sung or said aloud.)

Why do some churches hold hands when they say/sing this prayer? (To show that they are one family in Christ.)

Celebrating the Mass Activities-

Introduce craft: What do some parishioners often do during the Lord’s Prayer? (Hold hands.)

Make paper doll chains. Paper Doll Chain directions and template (click on template to receive a pdf file). Boy and girl paper doll chain templates posted.

Introduce activity: What prayer did Jesus teach us? Do you know it? Let’s find out.

Lord’s Prayer worksheet- Fill out the worksheet with the students on the board.

Lesson Plan-

Sermon on the Mount/Our Father and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “Sermon on the Mount” The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today. Note: When I read the story to the students I usually sit in the chair in the corner by the board and have the students sit on the floor in front of me. After the students have answered the questions about the story, I have them go back to their seats to continue with what is on the lesson plan (activity, craft, game, puzzles/worksheets, etc.).

Introduce worksheet: What prayer did Jesus teach us? Let’s find out if you know it. Cut out words and put the words in order. Paste the words in order on a piece of construction paper.

Craft- Introduce craft: How can we remind ourselves to pray “Our Father”? Let’s make something that will help remind us to pray “Our Father”.

Our Father Magnet

Need: 8 Popsicle sticks, craft foam pieces, “Our Father” prayer printed on paper (size of print should be about 8 pt.), sticky magnet, index card, glue

Directions: Make Craft Stick Picture Fame from

Glue craft foam pieces on frame to decorate. Let frame dry. While frame is drying, go to next activity, then come back and finish frame. Cut out “Our Father” prayer that is printed on paper and glue to index card. Cut to fit on the back of the frame with “Our Father” prayer showing on the front of the frame. Attach sticky magnet to top of frame on back to make it into a magnet.

One Page Bible Story-

The Lord’s Prayer- (Adapted from into a Catholic version of The Lord’s Prayer.)

Have students read the one page Bible story out loud in class by taking turns (each read a page) and take home to read to their parents. Students can also color one page Bible story.

Game- What prayer did Jesus teach us? How well do you know it? Let’s find out.

The activity below is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

The Lord's Prayer File Folder Game: (Catholic version of Debbie's ffg)

Game Board & Directions- Print out Game Board, trim and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Puzzles & Worksheets- While students are doing puzzles/worksheets, etc. they may say a prayer. Students are asked to recite 5 prayers by the end of the year. A “We Know Our Prayers” chart is on the bulletin board. If the student can recite the prayer correctly, write the date on the chart, and they get to pick a prize from the prize bag.

Jesus is More Than Enough- Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grace 1 - 3 by Linda Standke, page 22

Homework- Give each student a Loaves & Fishes Take Home Sheet for their parents to go over with them to review what we have done in class. Parents need to help their child fill this out and bring back to class the following week. Students that complete their homework and bring it back to class will be able to play Homeworkopoly. Each Sunday the students make a mini story book and/or story wheel in class. Students need to read these to their parents (or the parents read to them) the mini book and/or story wheel for homework.

What will you do in your classroom or home? Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!

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