Friday, August 26, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 9/25/16- Luke 16:19-31








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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.




Luke 16:19-31



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.

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Rich Man and Lazarus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz

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

sundayschoollesson.com- Lesson with questions and answers

calvarycurriculum.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus lesson #211 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

kidsclubs4jesus.com- The Great Divide 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?

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke16:19-31)

sermons4kids.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)

coloring.ws/parables- Lazarus and the Rich Man

servicioskoinonia.org- Modern gif



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Trading Places group activities (crafts)



Games

boardgames.about.come- Beggar My Neighbor (card game)

sermons4kids.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Trading Places group activities- (games)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Friday, August 19, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 9/18/16- Luke 16:1-13 or Luke 16:10-13








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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.




Luke 16:1-13 or Luke 16:10-13



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.

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Do the Right Thing object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The Dishonest Manager object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

word-sunday.com- Ernie’s Caught in the Middle (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

childrensministry.com- Lies and God's Eyes
In this activity, the children will make writing appear with water and crayons to show that even when we try to cover up our lies, God sees through it all.

ed.gov/parents- Activities I -- Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen

kidsource.com- Helping Your Child Learn Responsible Behavior with Activities for Children

familymanagement.com- Helping Your Child Learn Responsible Behavior with Activities for Children

education-world.com- Teaching Citizenship’s Five Themes
Activities from the editors of Weekly Reader can help develop K-6 students' understanding of the five citizenship themes---honesty, compassion, respect, responsibility, and courage.



Coloring

servicioskoninonia.org- Make Your Choice gif

sermons4kids.com- I will follow Jesus when I’m tempted to do wrong.

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The rich man fired his manager for wasting his possessions (page 4)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Do The Right Thing group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Dishonest Manager group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Do The Right Thing group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Dishonest Manager group activities (games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Liar, liar, pants on fire! (game)
Here is a fun game that helps children to recognize what lying is and how to resist it.



Movie

Introduce movie- What happens when you lie? How do you feel when you lie?

Veggie Tales: Larry Boy and The Fib From Outer Space (25 min.) and ask questions

1. What was the first fib that Jr. told? He said that Laura broke the plate.
2. Who broke the plate? Jr.
3. What happened to Laura? She got into trouble.
4. What happened to the Fib? It got bigger and bigger because Jr. kept telling lies.
5. How was the lie stopped? Jr. told the truth that he broke the plate.
6. Does God want us to always tell the truth? Yes.



Puzzles

abcteach.com- Honesty word search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:10 Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:10 Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:10 Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16: 1-2; 10-13 Fill in the Blanks

funtrivia.com- A Virtuous Quiz for Children

christianteens.about.com- Christian Teen Honesty Quiz: How Truthful are You?

teenadvice.about.com- Quiz: How honest are you? A quick and easy 20 question quiz to help you determine if you are as honest as you think you are.

cbsnews.com- The Honesty Quiz





Friday, August 12, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 9/11/16- Luke 15:1-32 or Luke 15:1-10








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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.




Luke 15:1-32 or Luke 15:1-10



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.

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

kirkofkildaire.org- Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin lesson with art activity

sundayschoolsources.com- One Lost Coin and One Lost Sheep lesson with activities

dltk-bible.com- The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin lesson with crafts, puzzles, coloring, take home sheet, etc.

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, enrichment activities, quiz, worship bulletin

mssscrafts.com- The Parable of the Lost Sheep with references for Illustrating the Story, Coloring Pages/Activity Sheets, Crafts, & Songs

sermons4kids.com- Wearing His Brand object lesson

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

daniellesplace.com- Parable of the Lost Coin, Lost Sheep, and Prodigal Son crafts and activities

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Carries the Lost Sheep Home on His Shoulders lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Lost Sheep 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).

sermons4kids.com- Lost and Found Sheep enrichment activities

kidsclub4jesus.com- Prodigal Son 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).

calvarycurriculum.com- The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) lesson #210 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes object lesson with coloring, puzzles, group activities, powerpoint presentation, worship bulletin, etc.

mssscrafts.com- The Prodigal Son with references for Illustrating the Story, Coloring Pages/Activity Sheets, Crafts, & Songs

sundayschoollessons.com- A Father Welcomes a Lost Son lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- The Prodigal Son/Lost Son- 1st grade on up lesson plan consists of: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

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

textweek.com- Luke 15:1-32 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep

coloring.ws/parables- Parable of the Lost Lamb (2)

gardenofpraise.com- Parable of the Lost Coin

bibleclasscreations.blogspot.com- Parable of the Lost Coin

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Son Returns

coloring.ws/parables- Prodigal Son (4)

kidz-under-construction.com- 4 coloring sheets: The Prodigal Son Leaves Home, The Prodigal Son Feeds the Pigs, The Prodigal Son Returns to His Father, The Father Talks to the Older Brother



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found group activities (craft posted)

makingmusicprayingtwice.com- Agnus Dei – Lamb of God Washcloth

sweetgrace.typepad.com- BaaBaa Black, Pink, and Blue Sheep? An easy yarn craft (scroll down to the white one with ears)

first-school.ws- Handprint Lamb or Sheep Craft
This is a very easy craft that the youngest child can help with and makes a beautiful keepsake. Template included.

pinterest.com- Lamb Craft (LOTS posted!)

redtedart.com- 30 Cute Lamb Sheep Crafts

funfamilycrafts.com- Sheep Note Holder

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

orientaltrading.com- Lamb of God Stand Up Craft Kit

Rocking Sheep- Tap the sheep very lightly and they will gently rock from side to side. (The Grolier Kids Crafts Craft Book by Cheryl Owen, page 18 & 19).

The Lord is My Shepherd Magnet- A cute sheep magnet out of popsicle sticks. You can omit the other wooden pieces and mini chalkboard in this craft and just use cardboard or construction paper. (Hands On Crafts for Kids 20-Minute Crafts, page 30 & 31).

daniellesplace.com- Lost Sheep crafts

dltk-kids.com- Handprint Lamb Craft (a very cute craft of a sheep made from cotton and the child's handprint)

The Catholic Toolbox- Hand Lamb (scroll down for this)

Woolly Sheep Ornament- A cute simple sheep that can be made like in the book or made out of black construction paper, fiberfill, and white crayon to draw in the eyes. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).

ehow.com- Parable of the Lost Sheep Activities for Kids

bibleclasscreations.blogspot.com- Parable of the Lost Coin Craft

daniellesplace.com- Parable of the Lost Coin crafts

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes Group Activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: What did the son do when he ran out of money? (He hired himself out to one of the local citizens who sent him to his farm to tend the swine.)

lessonplanofhappiness.com- Prodigal Son Puppets Stick Puppets or Flannel Board Figures

daniellesplace.com- Pig in a Basket Craft (scroll down to this)

dltk-bible.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet- with color or black and white template

enchantedlearning.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet- (scroll down for this)

Pink Plate Piggy Bank (Kathy Ross Crafts Colors by Kathy Ross, page 10 – 12)

family.disney.com- Handy Hamm Piggy Bank

video.about.com- How To Make A Piggy Bank

Plastic Bottle Piggy Bank- The Everything Kids' Money Book by Diane Mayr, page 11

woojr.com.com- Printable Pig Mask

kidscraftroom.com- Pig Mask

youtube.com- How To Make A Pig Mask



Games

Shoe Search- The Really big Book of Bible Games, page 87

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found group activities (games)

The Lost Sheep Hide and Seek- A great activity game to go with the Bible story. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 146 for game pieces and page 146 for directions).

The Lost Coin Hide and Seek Game- A great activity game to the Parable of the Lost Coin. Children will love hunting for their lost coin as you teach the simple truth about God and his love for us. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 146).

Son Search- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 88

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes Group Activities (games)

The Prodigal Son Comes Home Game- A fun board game about the Prodigal Son. The object of the game is to get your markers to the banquet. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 95 - 106 for directions, game board markers, game board, and game cards).


Introduce game: Why did the son find it so demeaning and disgraceful to tend the swine? (Because it was the most menial and degrading of employment. Jews cannot eat pork and consider swine unclean.)

daniellesplace.com- Feed the Pigs & Pigs Snorting Game (scroll down to these and look under Activity)

ehow.com- How To Play The Card Game Pig- The card game Pig is tons of fun when a lot of people play. Keep your eye on everyone else's nose in this game so you don't make a pig of yourself. For added fun have the dealer call “oink” instead of “Go” and pass a card to your left.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Prodigal Son (file folder game)



Mini Books & One Page Printable Bible Stories

lambsongs.co.nz- The Lost Son Comes Home (mini book)
(scroll down to this)

lambsongs.co.nz- Prodigal-The Lost Son Comes Home (one page printable Bible story)
(scroll down to this)



Puzzles

biblewise.com- Lost Sheep (maze)

More 365 Activities for Kids- Lost Sheep puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. at September 29 – October 3.

More 365 Activities for Kids- Jesus told many stories. In this story a woman is searching for her lost coin. The artist has hidden several coins. How many can you find? September 23 page.

More 365 Activities for Kids- Parable of the Lost Son puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. at September 24 – 28.

sermons4kids.com- Prodigal Son Dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Word Search

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Lost Son Word Search

joanyedwards.com- The Prodigal Son Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Parable of the Lost Son Word Shape

dltk-bible.com- Prodigal Son anagrams, cross words, cryptogram, word mining sheets, word search

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Lost Son Decoder puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Decoder

dltk-bible.com- Lost Sheep/Lost Coin puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Lost Sheep & Coin Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Crossword

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Son Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Luke 15:1-3; 11-32 Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Lost Son Multiple Choice



Worksheets

biblewise.com- Prodigal Son (Number the pictures in the correct order.)





Sunday, August 7, 2016

Parent Involvement in CCD






Since parents and guardians are the primary teachers of the Faith their involvement in CCD is vital. Without it the child will not learn to their fullest potential. Getting parents involved with CCD is extremely hard because of today’s hectic schedule that most lead. The catechist therefore, must somehow reach out and let the parents know how much their help is needed to foster the foundations of our Faith with their child.

Since classroom time is limited, parent participation is essential and critical to the Faith formation of each child at CCD. The catechesis will not become part of the child’s life without the parent’s daily example and re-enforcement. Parent’s need to support their child and they must teach their child the importance of the Faith and the Church by their example. The parent's good example continues by helping their child get to class on time, attend regularly, participate in class, maintain respectful and proper behavior, and complete the homework that is assigned.


How can we obtain parent involvement in CCD?


Have a parent meeting prior to the start of CCD. This will allow parents to meet the DRE and it gives your priest and DRE the opportunity to express how much parent involvement is needed for their child’s faith education.


Have a CCD Open House. A great time to have it is right after the parent meeting so that the parents and child can meet the catechist, see the classroom, and find out what they will be doing for the year. The catechist will have the opportune time to introduce themselves and give the parents an introductory letter. The catechist can provide the parents at the CCD Open House with information of what is expected in the classroom and what the children will be doing during the year. They can also inform parents of the expectations and rules of the class that will help in making the classroom productive, creative, and enjoyable year for all. Teachers can also ask if parents are interested in volunteering and if they have any information that can help aid them in better understanding their child and how to contact them. By having a CCD Open House it will alleviate any worries and questions parents may have and it will give the family reassurance and encouragement of what the CCD program is all about. *Be sure to have a Class Contact List at the door for the parents to sign their name and their contact information. You can also have a Volunteer Sign Up Sheet available as well.


Have a Classroom Newsletter. Classroom newsletters are an excellent way to keep in touch with parents and help them be a part of their child's education. Parent’s love to know what is going on in their child’s classroom and frequent and regular class newsletters enable parents to sense the feeling and momentum of the class and gain insight into what their child is learning.


Ask for parent volunteers. Parents can be involved in your CCD program by volunteering to help as teachers, teachers’ aides, office clerks, hallway and outside monitors or by offering to assist a teacher on an occasional basis. Ask parents frequently so that they know their help is needed and that they are welcome.


Homework assignments. Homework helps reinforce what the students have learned and lets parents know what their children are doing in class. By helping their child with homework it allows parents to interact with their child and helps them be a part of their child’s education.



What do you do at your parish to promote parent involvement in CCD?





Friday, August 5, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 9/4/16- Luke 14:25-33








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C 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.




Luke 14:25-33



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.

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Counting the Cost object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Making Choices object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus lesson with questions and answers

bible.org- The purpose of this lesson is to help you understand the term “disciple” and show operationally the distinct characteristics of such a person. Worksheet provided.

word-sunday.com- Randy’s Important Decision (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

sermons4kids.com- I will follow Jesus. He is God’s son.

sermons4kids.com- I want to follow Jesus. He is God’s son.

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- 4 coloring pages posted



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Counting the Cost & Making Choices group activities (crafts)

kidssundayschool.com- Bee Thumb-body with Jesus

kidssundayschool.com- Helping Hands (change this craft to fit your needs)

Followers Footprints- Students decorate T-shirts with footprints. (Bible Story Crafts & Projects Children Love by Group Publishing, page 64)

sundayschoolcrafts.net- Flip Flop Sandal Craft "Walking In His Footsteps"
Decorate your flip flop and write “Following Jesus” on it, etc. You can hang this on the wall or make put a magnet on the back of it.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Counting the Cost & Making Choices Group Activities (games)

Play Follow the Leader, but have the students follow and do everything Jesus does.

Toe Service- Change this game to do a verse from Luke 14:25-33. (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 206)

Only Jesus- Children will review what they know about Jesus and realize that only God’s son could do the things Jesus did. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 117)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Worksheet

bible.org- This is a careful look at Scripture and what it means to be a disciple. You are encouraged to look up the following verses and see the characteristics of a disciple.