Friday, March 13, 2015

Gospel for the Mass: 4/12/15- John 20:19-31

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John 20:19-31

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 May I See Some Identification, Please? object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin Can You Believe It? object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin Don’t Miss Church object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, group activities, worship bulletin Believe It or Not! object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin Checking the Roll object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz Thomas Doubts lesson #241 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do lesson Jesus Visits His Disciples, But Thomas Needs Proof Jesus Finds A Solid Rock lesson Doubting Thomas 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- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities? Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Jesus Appears Jesus Appears to Thomas John 20:25 Thomas Doubting Thomas coloring pages

Crafts Identification Please group activities (crafts) Believe It or Not group activities (crafts) Don’t Miss Church group activities (crafts) Can You Believe It? group activities (crafts) Checking the Roll group activities (crafts)

Introduce craft: What was Jesus nailed to? Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip at the bottom for younger students) Several cross crafts listed Paper Bead Cross

Oriental Trading Company- Nail Cross Necklace Craft Kit Mosaic Cross (easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make) Stained Glass Cross Craft

Games Identification Please group activities (games) Believe It or Not group activities (games) Don’t Miss Church group activities (games) Can You Believe It? group activities (games) Checking the Roll group activities (games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Disciples Memory or Go Fish
Take out the Judas cards and play one of these games.

Thomas the Doubter

Introduce game: Who wouldn't believe that Jesus was alive until he saw the marks of the nails on Jesus' hands and feet, and touch the wound in Jesus' side?

Need: Large nail with blunt point, 1 chair

Directions: A student is picked by the teacher to play the part of Thomas. He or she will sit in a chair with their back to the class. A large nail is put under the chair. While Thomas is turned around with his or her eyes closed, the teacher will choose a student to sneak up and take the nail and hide it somewhere on his person. When this person is ready, then everyone will say: “Doubting Thomas, where is the nail?” The teacher will then say, “Does _____ have it?” (This student may or may not have it). Thomas will then stand up and turn around. Will Thomas doubt what the teacher says or will he believe the teacher? If Thomas believes the teacher, he will say, “I believe _____ has it.” Or he will not believe the teacher and guess who might have the nail. Whoever has the nail is now Thomas.

Introduce activity: How do we know what is real or true? Two fun activities to emphasize the story Doubting Thomas.

Know For Sure Relay

Need: 2 different size boxes that have individual snacks for each child inside, tape boxes shut and do not tell the student’s what is inside the boxes

Directions: Set up a relay with two teams (if you have a lot of students, have more teams each with a box with snacks inside). Place snack boxes at another point in the room for each team to run for. Do not give the students any hints about what is in the boxes. The first student in line runs to the box, carries it back to his team and gives it to the next team member in line. This player funs it back to it’s starting point and leaves it there. The player returns and goes to the end of his team line. Repeat until everyone has had a turn.

Then hold up one of the boxes. Say: What do you think is in this box? Hold up another box and say: What about this box? Do you think both boxes have the same thing inside? Do you know for sure what is inside the boxes? How can you find out for sure? (By opening up the boxes.) We have to see with our eyes to know for sure what is inside the box don’t we? Let’s open up the boxes and see if you are right. (Let each student open up a box.) Say: We are going to have these snacks for later. (Put the boxes to the side.)

Puzzles Maze Word Search Word Search Word Search Word Jumble Crossword Crossword Crossword Crossword

Quizzes Multiple Choice Fill in the Blanks

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