Friday, February 26, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 3/27/13- John 20:1-9

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John 20:1-9

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

Theresa at 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. Resources on the Sunday Readings Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families The Resurrection with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs. It’s Empty object lesson with coloring page I’ve Just Seen Jesus object lesson with coloring page and puzzles Peter and John Visit Jesus’ Tomb lesson #239 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. Jesus is Alive! lesson (#5) Mary Magdalene Speaks To The Risen Christ lesson

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

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Easter (lessons, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc.) Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources (John 20:1-9)

Coloring Jesus is Alive! He is not here, he is risen! The cave tomb of Jesus Tomb with open door Peter and John visit Jesus’ tomb. John 20:1-10 (page 2) The Life of Jesus mini book with images that children can color and simple, repetitive words that early readers should be able to read themselves. This particular one tells the story of Jesus' life using simple words. Easter mini books to print out and color (Easter Rhyme, Easter Story, He’s Alive! Easter Surprise)


Catholic Icing- Religious Easter Craft for Kids — Make a Resurrection Set! {It’s Printable!}

The Empty Tomb- A cute craft that the children will get to "roll the stone away" on Jesus' tomb to retell the story of the resurrection. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).

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). Coffee Filter Butterfly Plastic Bag Butterfly- Make this butterfly according to the directions or use a painted clothes pin for the body that has googly eyes glued on it. Gather the plastic bag together at the center and slide it between the clamps of the clothes pin. Shape some pipe cleaner into antennae and glue the center of the pipe cleaner between the clamps of the clothespin. You can make this into a magnet by putting a sticky magnet on the back of the clothespin.

Resurrection Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dial to retell the Resurrection of Jesus story they learned over and over again. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 37, 38, 39, 40, and 42). The Angel Rolled Away the Stone craft He is Risen craft stick hanger Jellybean Prayer (prayer with activities to go with it: cards and jar craft) Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip at the bottom for younger students)


Jesus Is Alive! game- A fun and simple board game for younger children that reviews the story of Jesus coming into Jerusalem to his Resurrection. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 64 & 65 for game board and page 55 for directions).

Introduce game: What was rolled away from the tomb where Jesus laid?

Who’s Got The Stone?

Need: One small rock

Directions: One student is picked to be “It”. All the students (except "It") put both of their hands together and form a cup with just a little hole up on top. The teacher walks around and pretends to put the stone in someone's hand. One student will actually get the stone. The student who is “It” is then asked by the teacher, "Who's got the stone?" Whoever has the stone is "It". (Game is like “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?). He Has Risen Egg Pass The Easter Egg Game The Empty Tomb No Easter Egg Hunt In The Tomb, Out of the Tomb

You Can’t Keep Jesus Down- Your children will discover that even thought people tried to keep Jesus in the grave, they couldn’t; just as Jesus said. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 148). Easter Cross Colors File Folder Game This is a file folder game where children can match the different colors of the crosses. Colors are pastel for using around Easter learning. Easter File Folder Games
These file folder games all have a fun Easter theme. You'll find games for all ages and abilities that can easily be adapted for special needs student. Easter File Folder Game
This is a file folder game about the Resurrection of Easter time. Free Easter Bible Printables
Several pages of Easter games that you can print out for free. Easter File Folder Games and Games posted

The Catholic Toolbox- The Empty Tomb file folder game

The Catholic Toolbox- Jelly Bean Prayer file folder game (scroll down for this)

Puzzles He Has Risen puzzle craft- Children color then make an easy puzzle that they can put together. Maze (John 20:1-18) Maze Easter (word search) Word Search Word Search Word Search (John 20:1-9) Word Jumble Crossword Crossword (John 20:1-9)

Quiz Multiple Choice

Snacks He’s Alive Buns Resurrection Cake Resurrection Rolls

Note: You can make these cookies below the night before and have the students make another batch during class and seal up the oven. While the students are doing another activity, you can remove their cookies and add the batch you made the night before. Resurrection Story Cookies

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