Friday, April 25, 2014

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








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




John 14:15-21



Resources

newadvent.org- Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit

everystudent.com- Who is the Holy Spirit?

ewtn.com- The Holy Spirit: Basic Doctrine, Reflections, Prayers, Church Documents, etc.

godonthe.net- The Holy Spirit

The Catholic Toolbox- The Holy Spirit



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

sermons4kids.com- The Comforter object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

msssbible.com- The Early Church/The Holy Spirit with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

kidssundayschool.com- A Heart for Jesus
The Holy Spirit can reach our heart no matter how much we may have sinned.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- We Live Because Jesus Lives lesson

ucg.org- Teen Bible Discussion Guides
Religious Study: The Holy Spirit

4catholiceducatiors.com- 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.

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



Coloring

first-school.ws- Dove coloring page and handwriting sheet

apples4theteacher.com- Peace Dove coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

sermons4kids.com- John 14:15-21



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Comforter group activities (crafts)

tenkidsandadog.blogspot.com- 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)

emmanuel.org- The Day of Pentecost Craft

dltk-bible.com- Dove Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Dove Peace Sunday School Craft (scroll down to Peace)

enchantedlearning.com- 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.)

spoonful.com- Whirly Bottles
Watch the wind take a spin through your backyard with a homemade whirligig.

daniellesplace.com- Wind Twirlers
An easy craft made out of fun foam (scroll down to this).



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Comforter group activities (games)

daniellesplace.com- 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”.


books.google.com- 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).

kidssundayschool.com- 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

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

twopaths.com- Pentecost and the Early Church (word search)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Sunday, April 20, 2014

Class 4/27/14





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-

• Review - Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, Glory Be, Lord’s Prayer/Our Father, Hail Mary


Prayer Activity-



 photo HailMaryPuzzleSheetsmall.jpg

Hail Mary Puzzle Sheet- Cut out strips and glue strips of the Hail Mary in the proper order on a piece of construction paper. (For younger students you can do this together as a group activity.) You can also play this as a game by dividing the class into teams and give each team the strips of the Hail Mary. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.



• 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-

Final Blessing & Concluding Rite

Standing at the altar or at the chair and facing the people, with hands joined, the priest says:

Let us pray.

We all stand and pray in silence with the priest for a while, unless silence has just been observed. Then the priest, with hands extended, says the Prayer after Communion, at the end of which the people acclaim:

Amen.


If there are announcements to be made they are made at this time. If there is any other parish business to be taken care of, it usually will happen at this time as well.


Then the dismissal takes place. The priest, facing the people and extending his hands, says:

The Lord be with you.

People: And with your spirit.


The priest blesses the people, saying:

May almighty God bless you:
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (The people make the Sign of the Cross when the priest says this.)

People: Amen.


Then the Deacon, or the Priest himself, with hands joined and facing the people, says:

Go forth, the Mass is ended.

Or:

Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord.

Or:

Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.

Or:

Go in peace.

The people reply:

Thanks be to God.


Then the Priest venerates the altar as usual with a kiss, as at the beginning. After this he is joined by the other ministers in front of the altar, and after a brief moment they all bow toward the altar. While this is happening the congregation sings the final hymn. The ministers of the liturgy, minus the Book of the Gospels, now exit the church. The congregation should remain in their places until the end of the closing hymn.

When you leave your pew, be sure to genuflect and do the Sign of the Cross. Just before you leave the church bless yourself with Holy Water at the water font or stoup, making the Sign of the Cross.


*Then ask students questions from the lesson.



Celebrating the Mass Activity-


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.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words Game- A fun review game about actions during Mass.



Lesson Plan-

Mary is the Mother of Our Church and go over vocabulary words with students. Follow lesson for younger children.

Read story: “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch and ask students questions from lesson. 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.).



Craft- Introduce craft: Who is the mother of Jesus? Who does your mother love? Mother’s Day is coming soon so we are going to make something special for her.



emmaslunch.com- Heart Picture Fame Craft

Make frame according to directions. To make into a magnet put a sticky magnet on back of heart frame. Show students how to make a simple envelope with the colored construction paper and staples. Students can decorate their envelope with crayons and magic markers and put their frame inside as a present for Mom. You can also use paper lunch bags to put present inside that the students decorate.


Introduce craft: What do we need to make to go with the gift that we are making for our Mom’s? (A card.)

dltk-holidays.com- Click on Mother’s Day Four Fold Cards
Have students decorate lunch bag for their Mom. Print out cards and have students color and tape to their gift bags after they have put their gift inside.



Mini Book-

christianpreschoolprintables.com- (Mother’s Day) Have students read the Mini Book out loud in class by taking turns (each read a section) and later take home to read to their parents. Students need to trace the words in the book, draw a picture of their mother, say something nice about their mother, and learn what God says about Mothers. Students may also color Mini Book.



Games- Introduce game: Who is the mother of our Church? (Mary)



Mary is the Mother of Our Church (file folder game)- The objective of the game is to answer questions about Mary to receive a letter tile and spell Mary.

OR

Mary 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 Mary. The first team that spells MARY wins.

OR

Introduce game: Do you know the prayer Hail Mary? Let’s find out.



Hail Mary (file folder game)- A fun way to practice and see how well you know the Hail Mary prayer.



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.

Mary is the Mother of Our Church- (word search)



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!





Friday, April 18, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 5/18/14- John 14:1-12








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




John 14:1-12



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

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

sermons4kids.com- Finding the Way object lesson with coloring page, puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Through the Maze object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is The Way, The Truth, and The Life lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Children Sermon: Way, Truth, Life lesson with activities

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- John 14:6

sermons4kids.com- John 14:1-6

starpoempickjuly.blogspot.com- He is the living way. John 14:6



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Through the Maze group activities (crafts)

orientaltrading.com- Jesus is the only way to heaven. John 14:2-6

orientaltrading.com- I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

makingfriends.com- Faith Bracelet

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip on bottom for younger students)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Through the Maze group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Price Is Right
Children guess the price of several items and discover the real price for Heaven.

faithwriters.com- Way, Truth, Life Dice: A Super Bible School Activity for Memorizing John 14:6


Introduce game: Who said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” John 14:1 (Jesus)

Faith 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 Faith. The first team that spells FAITH wins.



Handwriting

godsmostprecious.blogspot.com- John 14:6 manuscript handwriting sheet (scroll down to this)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks





Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Special Events for May








*This month’s special events are: Crowning of Mary, The Ascension of the Lord, Pentecost Sunday, and The Holy Trinity


Crowning of Mary

Crowning of Mary- During the Month of May -- a month both named for and dedicated to Mary -- Catholics have long honored her by placing a crown on her image. Here are some activities to help you celebrate the Crowning of Mary.






The Ascension of the Lord

gardenofpraise.com- Jesus Leaves Earth
On this website, all Ascension activities are interactive and include an Ascension Song, word searches, and a memory puzzle. Students can read the simple Ascension story on this website and produce a short presentation for the class, explaining what happened during the Ascension of Jesus. Level: Grades 3-6

Ascension of the Lord- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

Birth of Jesus to Ascension Cards- Play Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards. The cards can also help students establish the content and order of the Matthew, Mark and Luke (synoptic) gospels. Example: Take the gospel of Mark since it's the shortest and ask the students to take the cards and put them in the order which Mark mentions them in his book.

*If you want to play Bible Timeline Card Game, make sure you print out the action cards and follow the directions.






Pentecost Sunday

Holy Spirit- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, etc.

Holy Spirit/Pentecost- (Pre K – K) lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles

Pentecost- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets





The 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.








Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Catholic)- 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.







Fruit of the Holy Spirit Bean Bag Toss (Catholic)- Here is a fun way to learn the 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit from CCC1832.






The Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, etc.



Holy Trinity File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to collect the most tokens by answering questions correctly about the Holy Trinity.


Game Board #1










Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crafty Crafters: Mother’s Day Heart Picture Frame with Card





So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite craft you make for Mother’s Day?




Introduce craft: Who is the mother of Jesus? Who does your mother love? Mother’s Day is coming soon so we are going to make something special for her.


emmaslunch.com- Heart Picture Fame Craft

Make frame according to directions. To make into a magnet put a sticky magnet on back of heart frame. Show students how to make a simple envelope with the colored construction paper and staples. Students can decorate their envelope with crayons and magic markers and put their frame inside as a present for Mom. You can also use paper lunch bags to put present inside that the students decorate.


Introduce craft: What do we need to make to go with the gift that we are making for our Mom’s? (A card.)

dltk-holidays.com- Click on Mother’s Day Four Fold Cards
Have students decorate lunch bag for their Mom. Print out cards and have students color and tape to their gift bags after they have put their gift inside.



Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!


Here are some ideas from Jennifer that you might like to do for Mother’ Day:

All are from her blog: crafolic.com

Legend of Dogwood Tree Craft

Mary Walking Among the Flowers Craft

Mother Mary ~ Flower Collage Art Craft




Friday, April 11, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 5/11/14- John 10:1-10








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




John 10:1-10



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

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

sermons4kids.com- He Knows Your Name object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Steal the Sheep object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- The Master’s Voice object lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Knows His Own Sheep and We Know Him lesson

daniellesplace.com- The Good Shepherd Lesson with activities

catholicicing.com- Good Shepherd Learning Activity and Craft

fishersumc.org- The Good Shepherd Lesson Set

ministry-to-children.com- 3 Preschool Lessons

The Catholic Toolbox- The Good Shepherd 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- The Good Shepherd 1st Grade on Up lesson with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The sheep follow because they know his voice.

sermons4kids.com- I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11 (NIV)

mormonshare.com- The Good Shepherd



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- He Knows Your Name group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Steal the Sheep group activities (crafts)

sweetgrace.typepad.com- BaaBaa Black, Pink, and Blue Sheep? An easy yarn craft (scroll down to the white one with ears)

first-school.ws- Handprint Lamb or Sheep Craft
This is a very easy craft that the youngest child can help with and makes a beautiful keepsake. Template included.

kidscraft.weekly.com- Wild and Woolly Sheep

spoonful.com- Sheep Egg

spoonful.com- Sheep Note Holder

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

orientaltrading.com- Lamb of God Paper Plate Craft Kit

Rocking Sheep- Tap the sheep very lightly and they will gently rock from side to side. (The Grolier Kids Crafts Craft Book by Cheryl Owen, page 18 & 19).

sundayschoolcrafts.net- Easter Sheet Lunch Bag Craft

The Lord is My Shepherd Magnet- A cute sheep magnet out of popsicle sticks. You can omit the other wooden pieces and mini chalkboard in this craft and just use cardboard or construction paper. (Hands On Crafts for Kids 20-Minute Crafts, page 30 & 31).

Rocking Sheep- Tap the sheep very lightly and they will gently rock from side to side. (The Grolier Kids Crafts Craft Book by Cheryl Owen, page 18 & 19).

The Lord is My Shepherd Magnet- A cute sheep magnet out of popsicle sticks. You can omit the other wooden pieces and mini chalkboard in this craft and just use cardboard or construction paper. (Hands On Crafts for Kids 20-Minute Crafts, page 30 & 31).



Games

sermons4kids.com- He Knows Your Name group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Steal the Sheep group activities (games)

kidssundayschool.com- The Good Shepherd and the Wolf (game)

daniellesplace.com- Scroll down to Activities 1. Play a Sheep Game
2. Play “Gathering Your Sheep” Balloon Game

vtaide.com- Find The Lost Sheep
Protect The Sheep
Feeding Relay
Know Your Sheep
Know Your Shepherd’s Voice

sugardoodle.net- Look under 4. Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Good Shepherd: Sheep Memory Game

The Catholic Toolbox- The Good Shepherd (file folder game)


Introduce game: What does a shepherd do? What happens if one lamb is missing?

What Lamb Is Missing?

Need: Nothing

Directions: Students sit in a group on the floor. One student is “It” and must turn around and hide their eyes. Another student is picked by the teacher and they go outside of the room. “It” then must guess what lamb is missing. Whoever was the lost lamb is now “It”.


The Lost Sheep Hide and Seek- A great activity game to go with the Bible story. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 146 for game piece and page 146 for directions).

Name Rhythm- This game will allow your students to share a unique thing about themselves with the group, as well as help students see that Jesus knows them each by name. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 221).



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind- Follow the Dots to see who the shepherd guards against.

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks





Friday, April 4, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 5/4/14- Luke 24:13-35








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Luke 24:13-35



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

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

sermons4kids.com- We Want To See Jesus object lesson

sermons4kids.com- On the Road to Emmaus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Seeing Clearly object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Road to Emmaus lesson #240 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Walks With His Friends To Emmaus lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- On the Road to Emmaus

printablecolouringpages.co.uk- Several Emmaus coloring pages posted

printablecolouringpages.co.uk- Several Emmaus coloring pages posted

printablecolouringpages.co.uk- Several Emmaus coloring pages posted



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- On The Road To Emmaus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Seeing Clearly group activities (crafts)

amysfreeideas.com- On The Road To Emmaus Pop Up Scenes (scroll down to this)


Make a bookmark from a Bible verse from today’s lesson.

dltk-kids.com- Custom Bookmarks

tipnut.com- 50+ Ways To Make Your Own Bookmarks

pinterest.com- Make Your Own Bookmarks

printwithmypic.com- The free printable photo bookmark templates will make 1, 2, 3, or up to 4 bookmarks at once. Add your own photo, logo, school mascot, picture of you and friends, friends, family, anything to make a personalized picture bookmark.

simplecrafter.com- Free Printable: Simple Bookmarks



Games

sermons4kids.com- On The Road To Emmaus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Seeing Clearly group activities (games)


Introduce game: Who did the two disciples not recognize? Jesus. Let’s see how well you can recognize someone.

Guess Who?

Materials: paper bag

Directions: Blindfold one student using a paper bag. Pick another student for the first student to guess who it is. The blindfolded student will try to find out who the person is by asking questions to figure out who they are. The unknown student answers the questions using a disguised voice. Once they have identified their fellow class member, that student can be blindfolded and have a turn.

Questions: Was it hard or easy to recognize the person from their voice?


Take a verse from today’s lesson Luke 24:13-35. Make paper footprints with the words of the verse on each footprint. Let the kids put them in order.

The Catholic Toolbox- Road to Emmaus Game



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- On the Road to Emmaus (maze)

sermons4kids.com- Road to Emmaus (word search)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

biblewise.com- Cleopas and a companion were walking on the road to Emmaus when Jesus joined them. They didn’t recognize him until he revealed himself after the evening meal. Then he disappeared. What was the men’s comments afterwards? The path of circles will lead you to the answer. Follow the correct path to the end and record all the letters in the spaced provided.

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks