Friday, December 12, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/11/15- Mark 1:7-11

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Mark 1:7-11

Activities Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc. Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities. 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 Make Your Father Proud object lesson with coloring sheet A New Life in Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin A Fresh Start object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, craft, quiz Jesus Is Baptized by John in the River Jordan lesson Baptism: Jesus is Baptized lessons with discussions, take home sheets, color sheets, songs, crafts, snacks, etc. Jesus is Baptized lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples). Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Baptism of Jesus John Baptizes Jesus Jesus’ Baptism Jesus being baptized by John John Baptizes Jesus

Crafts A New Life In Jesus group activities (crafts) A Fresh Start group activities (crafts) John the Baptist crafts

Introduce craft: What hovered over Jesus’ head after he was baptized? A white dove.

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). Peace Dove Craft Tons of dove crafts posted here. Jesus is Baptized Craft
An interactive craft that has a dove hover over Jesus’ head. Make soap doves to remind the children how baptism symbolizes that their sins are washed away. Note: You can use a slightly greased cookie cutter to help children make the soap into the shape of a dove. Or the children can just make it into any shape they want.

Introduce craft: The Sacrament of Baptism is one of the seven sacraments. Baptism is the first sacrament because no other Sacrament can or may be received until you have been baptized. We Believe
Baptism Mobile- Grade 1, Chapter17, (Pick the grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Look under Printable Activities and click on Chapters). Sunday School Baptism Craft (change this to Jesus being baptized)

Games A New Life In Jesus group activities (games) A Fresh Start group activities (games)

Introduce game: Who was baptized by his cousin?

Jesus Basketball

Need: Trashcan and 2 balled up pieces of paper for balls.

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Jesus. The first team that spells JESUS wins.

The Catholic Toolbox- Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Baptism File Folder Game


More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Jesus and John the Baptist puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 16 - 17). The Baptism of Jesus (dove dot to dot)

Jesus is Baptized (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word (Grade 1 – 3) by Linda Standke, page 18. Jesus is Baptized puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, mazes, word-mining sheets, word searches) Word Search Decoder Crossword Crossword We Believe
Sacrament of Baptism (crossword)- Grade 5, Chapter 5, (Pick the grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Look under Printable Activities and click on Chapters).

Quizzes Multiple Choice

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