Friday, February 27, 2015

Gospel for the Mass: 3/29/15- Mark 14:1-15:47








*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 14:1-15:47



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- Mary Shows Her Love For Jesus with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

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

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

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

sundayschoollessons.com- Mary Puts Lotion on Jesus' Feet lesson with questions.

sundayschoollessons.com- Peter Hears a Roster Crow

sundayschoollessons.com- Pilate Calls Jesus King lesson

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

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



Coloring

apples4theteacher.com- Crown of Thorns

gratismalvorlagen.com- Crucifixion

sermons4kids.com- Roman soldiers with Jesus on the cross



Crafts

frillsflffandtrucks.blogspot.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft Tutorial

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross (Neat tip at the bottom for younger students.)

daniellesplace.com- Cross Crafts- Several cross crafts listed.

christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross (easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make)

catholicicing.com- Crown of Thorns Crafts



Games

books.google.com- Building My Cross (Good Friday)
During this game, children will build a cross for themselves and discover Jesus took their place. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 147.

powermarkcomics.com- The Price Is Right A game for children to learn that only Jesus could pay for the price for our sins (page 2).

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus Is Our Savior File Folder Game
Jesus is our rescuer and offers us a lifeline when we’re trapped in sin. How can we solve the problems in our life? Jesus is our savior and if we follow him, he will show us the way.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Last Supper (file folder game)



Puzzles

biblewise.com- Crown of Thorns (maze)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

bible-crosswords.co.uk- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Friday, February 20, 2015

Gospel for the Mass: 3/22/15- John 12:20-33








*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 12:20-33



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- My Heart Is Troubled object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Show Us Your King object lesson

sermons4kids.com- The Power of His Love object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Hears the Voice of God lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- "Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour." John 12:27

sermons4kids.com- Jesus going to the cross.

catholicmom.com- “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.”



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- My Soul Is Troubled group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Power of His Love group activities (crafts)


Make a banner of your favorite verse from the Gospel today out of felt, construction paper or foam sheets.

crayola.com- Mosaic Mini Banner

ehow.com- How To Make Christian Wall Banners


Make a bookmark of your favorite verse from today’s Gospel.

dltk-cards.com- Make your own bookmark from your favorite passage from today’s lesson.

creativity-portal.com- Blank bookmark templates. Three 2” x 8” blank rectangle bookmarks to download and print. Trim for smaller bookmark size. Use for collage, mixed media, and other bookmark making fun.

mssscrafts.com- Laced bookmarks with templates

meaningfulmamma.com- Bible Bookmark Craft

freekidscraft.com- Several different kinds of bookmarks to make

parentingteens.about.com- Paper bookmark craft using a Bible verse and edged in decorative scissors.

activitiesforkids.com- Make your own bookmarks and print them out.



Games

sermons4kids.com- My Soul Is Troubles group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Power of His Love group activities (games)


Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me. John 12:26

Are we ready to take up our cross, and follow Jesus’ lead and example? Troubles come for the very reason that Jesus said -- so that God's name will be glorified. Why do troubles come into our life? Troubles come for the very reason that Jesus said -- so that God's name will be glorified. People who followed the example of Jesus when they faced trouble in their life glorify God.

The Catholic Toolbox- WWJD File Folder Game & Moral Dilemmas Game


If we want to understand and see Jesus, we must show others Jesus and his love by the way we treat them and how we live our lives.

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Golden Rule (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- How Rude! (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- I’m Sorry (file folder game)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Friday, February 13, 2015

Gospel for the Mass: 3/15/15- John 3:14-21








*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 3:14-21



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- Born Again
A New Creation which also includes Nicodemus with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, and crafts.

sermons4kids.com- Measuring God’s Love object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The Life Savior object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest Gift of All object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- What’s on the Inside Counts object lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus and Nicodemus lesson #178 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Nicodemus Visits Jesus at Night lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Nicodemus 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).

gardenofpraise.com- Jesus and Nicodemus lesson with activities

sundayschoolsources.com- Nicodemus Comes to Jesus lesson with vocabulary, questions, activities, memory work, game, songs, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

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



Coloring

christiananswers.net- Jesus talking with Nicodemus

sermons4kids.com- For God so Loved the World

sermons4kids.com- For God so Loved the World

sermons4kids.com- John 3:16

ministry-to-children.com- John 3:16

ministry-to-children.com- John 3:16


Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Measuring God’s Love group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest Gift of All group activities (crafts)

dltk-bible.com- Heart Lacing Project John 3:16

dltk-bible.com- Stuffed Heart Project John 3:16

brimfulcuriosities.com- John 3:16 craft

teacherhelp.org- This is a box that can be used to teach about the "gift of God". Cut and assemble the box. Talk about God's gift to us. Open the box and it is in the shape of a cross with John 3:16 NIV written on it.

mssscrafts.com- Butterfly

Butterfly- A butterfly is made from using the child's handprints. The butterfly represents how the caterpillar changed and became a butterfly and received new life. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 40).

Plastic Bag Butterfly- A beautiful magnet butterfly to represent new life. (Crafts to make in the Spring by Kathy Ross, pages 52 & 53).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Measuring God’s Love group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest Gift of All group activities (games)

christiancrafters.com- Love Toss

christiancrafters.com- Under Day 1 Scripture Memory Verse & Enrichment Idea

books.google.com- Whose Life Is It Anyway? (Encounter with Nicodemus)
As your children play a game about Nicodemus, they’ll discover that following God is a work of the heart, not just having the right kind of head knowledge. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 90 – 91).

books.google.com- Lifelines (Jesus is our Savior)
This game will help kids see Jesus is our rescuer and offers us a lifeline when we’re trapped in sin. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 124).

Believe It or Not- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 80.

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus is our Savior (file folder game)
Jesus is our rescuer and offers us a lifeline when we’re trapped in sin. How can we solve the problems in our life? Jesus is our savior and if we follow him, he will show us the way.



Memory Verse

msssbible.com- John 3:16

sundayschoolsources.com- John 3:16 bookmark to color

christianpreschoolprintables.com- John 3:16 Bible Verse Printables

biblestoryprintables.com- Bible Verse Visuals



Puzzles

Nicodemus Secretly Visits Jesus- Look at this picture. Circle the new babies. There is one person who has been born again. Can you guess who it is? (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons, by Carla Williams, page 54).

gardenofpraise.com- Jesus and Nicodemus word search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

gardenofpraise.com- Nicodemus word scramble

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

gardenofpraise.com- Jesus and Nicodemus crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- John 3:14-21 Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

gardenofpraise.com- John 3:16-17 fill in the blanks

gardenofpraise.com- Nicodemus fill in the blanks with word bank



Song

dltk-bible.com- John 3:16 song





Monday, February 9, 2015

Sacramental Retreat Ideas & Activities





fargodiocese.org- Sacramental Preparation Retreats
Retreats in Preparation for the Reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist

teacherspayteachers.com- Reconciliation Retreat - A Day to Prepare for the Sacrament
This is a complete retreat day with everything you need for sacrament preparation for Reconciliation/Penance. It includes games, a play, activities, notes to parents, and prayers. Use this in your Catholic school classes, Religious Education, or Home School. (26 pages)

oscvurriculum.com- Children’s Reconciliation Retreat This is a half-day retreat for children. You should conduct it close to the time of the celebration of the Sacrament. If you have fewer than 15 children you may want to do the activities in consecutive order.

catechesisinthethirdmillennium.wordpress.com- Forgiveness Day – 2nd Grade Retreat
This past Saturday our parish had their annual “Forgiveness Day” for the students who are preparing to receive their First Reconciliation next week. It was from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Students rotated through 8 different stations each focusing about an aspect of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

catholiccincinnati.org- Youth Retreat Resource Manual
Practical tools, guidelines, principles and policies for youth retreat providers.

pastoralplanning.com- Get Ready! Get Set! The final retreat and rehearsal for parents and their children for First Holy Communion

slideshare.net- RCIA Reflection Retreat
A retreat for candidates and catechumens preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Community

loyolapress.com- Retreat and Spirit Day Activities

raceforheaven.com- A Confirmation Reader Retreat
This book is intended to supplement a young Catholic’s preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation by providing a basic doctrinal review of the sacrament as well as prayer experiences—a nine-day read-aloud retreat/novena.

ehow.com- Catholic Confirmation Retreat Activities

kimberleyrec.weebly.com- Confirmation Retreat Ideas
Scroll down for Confirmation Retreat booklet (teacher), Confirmation Retreat booklet (student), Confirmation retreat liturgy

faithfirst.com- Preparing for Confirmation
A Confirmation Retreat (page 29 – 35)





Sunday, February 8, 2015

What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?








Here are a few suggestions for the older students.

1. Crossword puzzles at joanyedwards.com or 4catholiceducators.com (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John crossword puzzles).

2. Have each student write down some questions with answers about today’s gospel or anything that happened during Mass. Then break the students into teams and have each student from one team ask the other questions. The team with the most points wins. Maybe a prize for the team with the most points?

3. Journals
- Have each student write down what the gospel was about.
- Introduce a topic to get the students thinking about controversial or interesting ideas related to today’s gospel.
- Ask the students what words in the gospel captured their attention and why. Direct them to put themselves into the time of the reading, telling you everything they are experiencing. Next, ask them to imagine he/she is one of the people in the reading. What does he/she think and feel?

4. Break the students into groups and have them make a game for other students to play about the story/topic.

5. Break the students into groups and have them make a worksheet or puzzle to demonstrate their understanding of today's gospel. They can exchange what they did with the other group and do the activity.

6. Have the students make a time-line of what happened in the story using pictures or words. They can even make a comic strip.

7. Have the students come up with a skit about the story or topic. They can also use puppets and make them. They could even perform this for another class.

8. Have each student use a Venn diagram to compare characters/topics. The catechist can even do this on the board with the class.

9. Have the students come up with a craft or activity about the story/topic.

10. Make a worksheet, puzzle, quiz, etc. for the students to do. Worksheet, Puzzle, Quiz, Makers that are FREE and online.


Does anyone have other ideas that they can share?





Friday, February 6, 2015

Gospel for the Mass: 3/8/15- John 2:13-25








*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 2:13-25



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- Jesus Cleanses the Temple with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Spring Cleaning object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Cleaning House object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Chases the Moneychangers Out of the Temple lesson

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus Cleans the Temple lesson

christiancrafters.com- Jesus Cleanses the Temple
A lesson for dealing with anger.

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Cleansing the Temple

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Cleansing the Temple

biblewise.com- Jesus Removing the Money Changers



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Spring Cleaning group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Cleaning House group activities (crafts)

antiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Jesus Cleanses the Temple craft


Make coins or a money bag out of material or paper.

mssscrafts.com- Money Bags Craft

artisthelpingchildren.org- Several bags posted to make

crafts.123peppy.com- How to Make a Pirate Money Bag - Step by Step Picture and Video Tutorial
Make this money bag but omit pirate patch.


Show the students a picture of the temple. Have the students make a temple using blocks or Legos.

mssscrafts.com- Make a temple

craftingthewordofgod.com- Solomon’s Temple (scroll down to this craft and printable)

sojournkids.com- Solomon’s Temple Craft Project

auntiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Editable Craft

children.cccm.com- Cracker Temple (page 14)


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

first-school.ws- Lamb & Sheep crafts

first-school.ws- Bull, Cow, Ox crafts

dltk-kids.com- Ox or Bull Toilet Paper Roll Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Spring Cleaning group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Cleaning House group activities (games)


Introduce game: What were the people doing inside the temple that made Jesus so angry? People were buying and selling animals. What did Jesus do? He stormed through the temple overturning the tables and furniture and driving the sellers and the animals out of the temple.

books.google.com- Temple Bowling (Jesus Clears the Temple) A fun medium energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. This fun and educational bowling game will emphasize Jesus clearing the temple. NOTE: I adapted this game using plastic soda bottles. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing, page 83).



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

gardenofpraise.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

gardenofpraise.com- Word Scramble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

gardenofpraise.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice