Friday, April 29, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 5/29/16- Luke 9:11B-17

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Luke 9:11B-17

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 Jesus Feeds 5,000 lesson with activities, word search, etc. Jesus Gives Lunch To Thousands of People lesson Jesus’ Miracle Feeding The 5,000
Children, from pre-school up through about 5th grade have very little actual concept of what 5,000 of anything really is. They may know a million is a very big number, but most likely never saw a million of anything. They may have seen, but not known by count, 5,000 of anything. The concept of feeding 5,000 men (plus women and children) with 2 small fish and 5 loaves of bread may impact adult imagination, but the magnitude of the miracle may not as easily be grasped by children. This step-by-step activity will help understand how great the miracle of feeding of the 5,000 men (plus women and children) was.

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

Coloring 5 Loaves and 2 Fishes (coloring) Jesus Feeding the 5,000 page 8 several coloring pages posted here

Crafts A Basket With Five Loaves and Two Fishes- A craft to show how Jesus turned five loaves and two fishes into enough to feed 5,000 people by unfolding the loaves and fishes to turn a little food into a lot. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 46 - 48). Jesus Feeds the 5,000 crafts Feeding the Five Thousand Craft (page 9 & 10) Loaves and Fishes Craft (scroll down for this)

*Have the children make a basket and put 5 loaves and 2 fishes inside or attach them to the basket with glue. Basket Template Basket Template Basket Crafts Weave a Basket Craft

5 Loaves and 2 Fishes- Print 1 page for each student. Have them cut out loaves and fishes and put inside their basket. Fish Paper Plate Craft
This easy-to-make fish is a cute craft that is made from a single paper plate. Lots of fish crafts listed.

Games Fish and Loaves Relay

Feeding Frenzy (Jesus Feeds Five Thousand)- As your students explore the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand, your kids will discover how God provides for them, too. (The Encyclopedia of Bible of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 81).

Liturgical Objects Used in Mass- Play “Go Fish” using these cards.

Puzzles & Worksheets Children match the correct basket to the number of loaves and fish shown.

biblewise- maze Funny Fish Same or Different
Identify the fish that is different.

More 365 Activities for Kids (puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc.) from October 21 - 26.

biblewise- maze After Jesus fed the 5,000 people his disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. Can you find all 12 baskets hidden in this picture?

Jesus Is More Than Enough! (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word (Grades: 1-3) by Linda Standke, page 22. Word Search Word Search Crossword

Skit: Loaves and Fishes skit


Introduce snack: What miracle did Jesus do in this story? (Fed 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fishes.) Unleavened Bread and Tuna

Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers

Mini Loaves- Use refrigerator biscuits to bake tiny loaves of bread. Give each child a piece of biscuit dough. Let them shape and place on a cooking sheet. Bake according to directions. Share “loaves” with class.

Fish in the Ocean Snack- Make blue JELL-O and add gummy fish to it. Children love to see the fish wiggle or swim in the JELL-O.

Aquariums- Spread peanut butter on graham crackers and top with Pepperidge Farms Goldfish crackers.

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