Friday, December 5, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/4/15- Matthew 2:1-12








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Matthew 2:1-12



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- 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.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Still Seek Him object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Wise Men lesson #170 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Wise Men Come from the East to Worship Jesus lesson

kidssundayschool.com- The Visit of the Magi lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Three Wise Men 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).

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 2

homeschooling.about.com- Three Wise Men

christiananswers.net- The Wise Men Brought Gifts For Jesus

dltk-bible.com- Quite a few coloring pages for the story posted here.



Crafts


Introduce crafts: How did the Wise Men find Jesus?

sermonskids.com- Seeking the Savior crafts

hellokids.com- Popsicle Stick Star of David

dltk-kids.com- Fold and Cut Star Shape
Take a plain sheet of paper, make a series of folds, snip once, and, presto! You've got a perfect star. (Step by step directions posted.)


Introduce craft: Who was looking for baby Jesus?

Three Kings Banner- A cute and easy banner of the Three Wise Men. A craft from Kathy Ross' book: Crafts for Christmas, page 12 & 13.

Three Kings Hats- Three kings made out of cone shaped party hats. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 40 & 41).

Purim Treat Holder- Cute craft to represent the Wise Men. (Crafts to make in the Winter by Kathy Ross, page 58 & 59).



Games

Introduce game: Who was searching for baby Jesus?

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savior games

The Catholic Toolbox- Gifts For The Baby Jesus File Folder Game



Wise Men Search

Need: Clothes pin to be baby Jesus.

Directions: One student is picked to be a Wise Man and steps out of the classroom. Another student is picked by the teacher to hide baby Jesus somewhere in the classroom. When baby Jesus is hidden, the Wise Man comes back into the room. He is to find baby Jesus by directions from the student that hid baby Jesus. These directions are: the star is not very bright if the Wise Man is far away, brighter if somewhat nearer, getting brighter if even closer, and VERY bright if very close. When the Wise Man finds the baby Jesus, the person that hid baby Jesus is now the Wise Man.



Introduce game: What did the Wise Men follow to find Jesus? A very bright star.

Coin Toss- (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 139)- You can also draw a star on the board and have the students throw a suction cup toy at it. If it is inside the lines, they get a point for their team.

Finding Favor (Wise Men Find Jesus)- This game will help students identify how we pursue things that are important to us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 68 & 69).



Puzzles

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Look at the pictures in the circles. Find the matching pictures in the larger picture. Draw lines to connect the matching pictures. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 14).
The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
Wise Men color by number
Follow the Dots to see what the Magi saw in the sky

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Wise Men puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 3 - 8).

lambsongs.co.nz- Twinkle Star Wise Men by Jill Kemp
Booklet for the children to make (print out in color or have the children color it)

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men (maze)

biblewise.com- Wise Men (maze)

biblewise.com- Finding Jesus (maze)

biblewise.com- The Wise Men Visit Jesus (maze)

biblewise.com- Wise Men (find the difference)

biblewise.com- Missing Objects (There are 10 things left out of the second picture. Can you find them?)

biblewise.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus (Complete the addition problems inside the gifts. The missing numbers correspond to a letter. Use those letters, to complete the sentences below.)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (word search)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Still Seek Him (jumble)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (crossword)

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (multiple choice)

WiseMen (fill in the blanks)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (fill in the blanks)



Song

kididdles.com- We Three Kings (with lyrics and audio)





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