Friday, December 26, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/25/15- Mark 1:14-20








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 1:14-20



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- Fishermen Who Become Fishers of Men with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Following the Leader object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Answering the Call object lesson with coloring page and puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Extra! Extra! Read All About It! object lesson with coloring page

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus’ Disciples Catch Lots of Fish lesson

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel (lesson)

dltk-bible.com- The Twelve Disciples lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, coloring pages, crafts, bulletin board, puzzle, recipe snack, songs, take home sheets, etc.

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Fishers of 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).

The Catholic Toolbox- Pre K – K Fishers of Men lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Story Wheel, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

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

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



Coloring

maxipraise.com- Come Follow Me

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" Mark 1:17

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" Mark 1:17

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!"



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft- Who said, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men”? What does that mean?

daniellesplace.com- Fishers of Men crafts

daniellesplace.com- Lots of fish crafts listed

mssscrafts.com- Lots of fish crafts listed

Japanese Wind Sock- Create a unique "kite"- the traditional Japanese carp wind sock. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 178 & 179).

Magic Fish-in-the-Ocean Puppet- A cute craft that the fish actually swims and comes to the surface. (Crafts From Your Favorite Fairy Tales by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message group activities (games)

aokcorral.com- Easy fishing toy to make and play

daniellesplace.com- Lots of fish games listed


Introduce game: Jesus knew his disciples very well. They were his friends. How well do you know your friends?

Who is knocking at my door?

Need: one chair

Directions: The students sit in their own seats while the one who is “It” sits in a chair in front of the room, with his back toward the other students. Someone is chosen by the teacher to go up and knock on the back of the chair or floor. When “It” hears the knocking he asks, "Who is knocking at my door?" The knocker answers in a disguised voice "It is I.” “It” has to guess who the knocker was. The knocker then becomes “It”.


Introduce game: Who are the apostles? What are their names?

applesaucekids.com- Simon Says Meets the Apostles


Disciples Memory Game

Preparation: Go to sundayschoolsources.com and print out 2 of the following cards on cardstock (just the pictures of the disciples). Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

21- John, James, Andrew, Peter

38- Thaddaeus, Philip, Bartholomew, James son of Alphaeus

42- Judas Iscariot, Matthew, Thomas, Simon the Zealot


Directions: : Cards are laid out in a grid face down, and players take turns flipping pairs of cards over. On each turn, the player will first turn one card over, then a second. If the two cards match, the player scores one point, the two cards are removed from the game, and the player gets another turn. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over.

The object is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player. (One point is scored for each matched pair, and the player with the highest score after all cards have been matched wins.) When cards are turned over, it is important to remember where they are for when the matching card is turned up later in the game.


Disciples Go Fish Game

Preparation: Print out Disciple Trading Cards (listed above) on card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Directions: Go Fish is best for 2-5 players with so few cards to play with. The dealer deals 4 cards to each player. The remaining cards (if any) are placed face down to form a stock. The player to dealer's left starts. A turn consists of asking a specific player for a specific card. For example, if it is my turn I might say: “Mary, do you have James?” The player who asks must already hold one of the requested cards. If the player who was asked (Mary) has the card (James in this case), she must give her card to the player who asked for it. That player then gets another turn and may again ask any player for any card already held by the asker. If the person asked does not have the card, they say “Go fish!” The asker must then draw the top card of the undealt stock. If the drawn card is the card asked for, the asker shows it and gets another turn. If the drawn card is not the card asked for, the asker keeps it, but the turn now passes to the next player. As soon as a player collects a pair of the same disciple, this must be shown and discarded face up. The game continues until either someone has no cards left in their hand or the stock runs out. The winner is the player who then has the most pairs.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword (must be a typo on puzzle that should say: Mark 1:14-20)



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Snack

enchantedlearning.com- Make edible fish in the Sea of Galilee in a plastic clear cup.



Song

dltk-bible.com- The song teaches children the names of the twelve disciples. Sung to "Jesus Loves Me".





Friday, December 19, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/18/15- John 1:35-42








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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 1:35-42



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

word-sunday.com- Come and See lesson

alcf.net- Andrew and Jesus lesson with activities

gbdoc.org- Jesus Makes Friends lesson for 4 and 5 year olds

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

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



Coloring

coloring-pages-book-for-kids-boys.com- Jesus the Lamb of God

yescoloring.com- Jesus the Lamb of God

kidstalkaboutgod.org- Come and you will see. John 1:38-39



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell group activities (crafts)

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.

mssscrafts.com- Sheep/Lambs crafts listed

familycrafts.about.com- Lamb crafts

dltk-kids.com- Paper Bag Lamb Craft

freekidscrafts.com- Paper Bag Lamb Puppet Craft

daniellesplace.com- Sheep Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids (scroll down to this)

daniellesplace.com- Sheep crafts

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

orientaltrading.com- Lamb of God Paper Plate Craft Kit

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

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 by Kathie Stull, page 30 & 31).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell group activities (games)


Follow Jesus (Follow the Leader)
Who did the disciples follow? (Jesus) Let’s see how well you can follow Jesus. Directions: Someone is the Leader and the students follow Jesus and do what he does.


Following Directions Game

Introduce game: So you think you are good at following directions? Let’s find out.

Need: Bop It, Ballzerko, Simon, etc.

Directions: Divide the class into groups. Have one group play one game and the other plays another, etc. Students must do what the toy tells them to do. Change games after all students get a chance to play.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword John 1: 35-48

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Friday, December 12, 2014

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








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 1:7-11



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

sermons4kids.com- Make Your Father Proud object lesson with coloring sheet

sermons4kids.com- A New Life in Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Fresh Start object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, craft, quiz

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is Baptized by John in the River Jordan lesson

dltk-bible.com- Baptism: Jesus is Baptized lessons with discussions, take home sheets, color sheets, songs, crafts, snacks, etc.

kidsclubs4jesus.com- 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).

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



Coloring

first-school.ws/t/cp_bible/- Baptism of Jesus

sermons4kids.com- John Baptizes Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ Baptism

applesaucekids.com- Jesus being baptized by John

coloring.ws/jesus- John Baptizes Jesus



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- A New Life In Jesus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Fresh Start group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- 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).

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove Craft

artisthelpingchildren.org- Tons of dove crafts posted here.

autiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Jesus is Baptized Craft
An interactive craft that has a dove hover over Jesus’ head.

auntannie.com- 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.

sadlierreligion.com- 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).

docthelmaskitchen.blogspot.com- Sunday School Baptism Craft (change this to Jesus being baptized)



Games

sermons4kids.com- A New Life In Jesus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- 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



Puzzles


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).

sermons4kids.com- 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.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Baptized puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, mazes, word-mining sheets, word searches)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sadlierreligion.com- 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

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Friday, December 5, 2014

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








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




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)