Thursday, December 31, 2015
Gospel for the Mass: 1/31/16- Luke 4:21-30
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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- Hometown Boy Makes Good object lesson with coloring page
sermons4kids.com- Only a Carpenter’s Son object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin
sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Makes Enemies in his Home Town lesson
word-sunday.com- Questions About Jackie and Charlie (scroll down to Gospel)
textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources
sermons4kids.com- Jesus Teaching
sermons4kids.com- Luke 4:24
sermons4kids.com- Only a Carpenter’s Son group activities (crafts)
sermons4kids.com- Only a Carpenter’s Son group activities (games)
Drive Out Elisha Game
Introduce game- What happened to Elisha after he only cured Naaman the Syrian captain of leprosy? When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong.
Need- One empty 2-liter bottle, paper, crayons, tape, balled up paper
Directions- Have students draw and color Elisha, then cut him out so you can tape him on an empty 2-liter bottle. Remind the students that Elisha was driven out of town by the people in the synagogue. Tell the class "In Jesus' day, when people were caught committing certain crimes, the punishment may have been to get "stoned to death" by the people living in the village. Tell the students that we will recreate using our Elisha what it was like being driven out of town during Jesus’ time. Line up the students in one line and standing behind a chair. Tape each child’s Elisha on the 2-liter bottle when it is their turn. Have them throw their balled up paper at Elisha.
sermons4kids.com- Word Search
joanyedwards.com- Word Search