Friday, April 25, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 5/25/14- John 14:15-21

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John 14:15-21

Resources Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit Who is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit: Basic Doctrine, Reflections, Prayers, Church Documents, etc. The Holy Spirit

The Catholic Toolbox- The Holy Spirit

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. Resources on the Sunday Readings Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families The Comforter object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin The Early Church/The Holy Spirit with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs. A Heart for Jesus
The Holy Spirit can reach our heart no matter how much we may have sinned. Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do lesson We Live Because Jesus Lives lesson Teen Bible Discussion Guides
Religious Study: The Holy Spirit Resources on the Sunday Readings

The Catholic Toolbox- Holy Spirit 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- Pentecost 1st Grade On Up lesson with: 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 Dove coloring page and handwriting sheet Peace Dove coloring page Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit John 14:15-21

Crafts The Comforter group activities (crafts) Pentecost Windsock

The Catholic Toolbox- Tongues of Fire Headband (a fun craft to remind children what flickered around the disciple’s heads, but did not burn them) The Day of Pentecost Craft Dove Crafts Dove Peace Sunday School Craft (scroll down to Peace) Peace Dove 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).

Peaceful Dove Ornament- A cute dove made out of a peanut. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 44 & 45).

The Holy Spirit moves us to do God’s will (Holy Spirit mobile)
Here is a mobile that will encourage children to look further around for God’s presence n their life. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 224.) Whirly Bottles
Watch the wind take a spin through your backyard with a homemade whirligig. Wind Twirlers
An easy craft made out of fun foam (scroll down to this).

Games The Comforter group activities (games) Tongues of Fire Bible Verse Review Game and Wind and Fire Relay

Who Has The Fire?

Introduce game: What flickered around the disciple’s heads, but didn’t burn them? Fiery flames.

Need: Orange construction paper balled up to be the fire.

Directions: The children sit in a circle close together. The child who is “It” stands away from the circle and hides their eyes while the fire is passed around. When “It” says "STOP!", the child holding the fire hides it (under their leg, up their sleeve, etc.). The child who is “It” guesses who has the fire. The child who had the fire is now “It”. Listen Up
This game will help kids remember to listen for the Holy Spirit. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 105). Guided in Truth
Children have fun trying to duplicate a pattern of blocks hearing only verbal commands. The unseen Holy Spirit guides us in truth, if only we listen.

The Catholic Toolbox- Fruit of the Holy Spirit Bean Bag Toss

The Catholic Toolbox- Fruits of the Holy Spirit (file folder game)
Spin the spinner and follow the directions. If you spin “Leader’s Space” you may change places with the leader and put his marker where you were. Make your way around the board answering questions about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The first player to FINISH wins.

The Catholic Toolbox- Holy Spirit File Folder Game
Work your way around the board and answer questions about the Holy Spirit. For 2nd grade on up. There are a lot of choices and possibilities for this game.

Puzzles Word Search Pentecost and the Early Church (word search) Word Search Word Jumble Crossword Crossword

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