**If the links to various printables and games that I have made do not work, please refer to the following yahoo groups. My files have been moved so they can continue to be free.


The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)

OR

The Catholic Toolbox Games Yahoo Group (action games, card and board games, etc.)



Friday, January 27, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/26/17- Matthew 6:24-34








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




Matthew 6:24-34



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- Lilies of the Field object lesson with power point presentation, coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

kidssundayschool.com- Matthew 6:24-34 lesson with activities

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- Consider the Lilies of the Field

biblestoryprintables.com- Full Page Bible Verse Printable and Bible Verse Mini Book to color (click on BW)

coloring.ws- Don’t Worry Be Happy



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Lilies of the Field (group activities) crafts

catholicicing.com- One God Craft- You can change this craft to fit your needs.

daniellesplace.com- Don’t Worry God Takes Care Of Us Sunday School Lesson Ideas (scroll down to this for some crafts)
- Make a Flower Collage
- Make a Flower Puppet
- Make a Bird Puppet

teamrcia.com- Eco-friendly “God Cares” Box (page 8)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Lilies of the Field (group activities) games

The Catholic Toolbox- I Love God Above All Things (card game)



Puzzles

sundayschoolzone.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Monday, January 23, 2017

Crafty Crafters: Valentine’s Day






So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite craft you make for Valentine’s Day?



Here is a craft you can make with your students using their handprint:




busymommymedia.com- ASL I Love You Craft
This fun craft uses a cut out of a child’s hand to create the ASL sign (American Sign Language) for I-Love-You. Children will love using their imagination to decorate the paper heart that they will glue their hand sign on.


Materials:

Red construction paper
Skin colored construction paper
Scissors
Glue
Glitter
Buttons or other decorations


Directions:

Fold the red piece of construction paper in half and cut a heart out of it. Students can do this on their own if you draw half of a heart on the paper for them to roughly follow as they cut. Help the students trace their hand on the skin colored construction paper. Cutting the hand out is too detailed for many younger students to do on their own and may cause them to become frustrated. Help these students by cutting their hands out of the paper for them if they would like you to.

Teach the students what the ASL sign for I-Love-You is. Have them practice making the sign. When the paper hands are cut out, help students to fold down the two middle fingers. Glue the fingers down to the palm of the hand. Glue the entire hand cut out to the center of the heart.

Provide students with glitter, buttons, stamps, stickers, and other decorations. Allow them to use their imaginations and decorate their heart in whatever way that they would like to.



Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!




Friday, January 20, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/19/17- Matthew 5:38-48








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




Matthew 5:38-48



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

missionarlington.org- Loving Your Enemies lesson with activities

sermons4kids.com- Love Your Enemies object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Friends and Enemies object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Love Your Enemies lesson #183 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

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- Matthew 5:44

sojournkids.com- Love Your Enemies



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Love Your Enemies and Friends and Enemies (group activities) crafts


Introduce craft: Who are you supposed to be kind to? What does being kind mean?

honesters.blogspot.com- Gratitude Jar
Every time the children say something positive or showed gratitude they get to put in a bean (or a Spanish peanut) into the jar.


Introduce craft: Who should we be kind to? Everyone. Let’s make a craft to remind us to “Love Others”. (Love Bug Lady Bug)

familycorner.com- Love Bug Lady Bug
Paint the paper plates or use red and black paper plates to make this craft.

dltk-kids.com- Lady Bug Invite (or make the lady bug with poster board or card stock)


Introduce craft: What are some things that people have done for you that were nice? What can we make to help remind us of the many kindnesses you have received from others? Let’s find out!

Gratitude Jar-God's gifts sometimes come through other people. (Crafts For Christian Values by Kathy Ross, page 26 & 27). Have the children write down on small slips of paper the kind things others have done for them and put them inside the jar. If the child cannot write, they can color pictures of kind things people have done for them and put them into the jar.

Or make a Gratitude Jar by honesters.blogspot.com- like this one: Every time the children say something positive or showed gratitude they get to put in a bean (or a Spanish peanut) into the jar.

mssscrafts.com- Sharing/Helping Hands
This craft involves making a small booklet which will illustrate how we can share or help others. It can be adapted for both preschool or primary (elementary) aged children by changing expectations for the inside content.

crayola.com- Kindness Calendar Quilt Craft
You plan vacations. You schedule school work. Why not set a date for doing good deeds? Fill your colorful calendar quilt with acts of kindness!

crayola.com- Circle of Kindness Craft
Spin this Circle of Kindness for kids can be inspired to do good deeds. (Although it is suggested to make this craft for Rosh Hashanah, it can be used any time to encourage kindness.)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Love Your Enemies and Friends and Enemies (group activities) games

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Love your enemies memory verse game (Matthew 5:44)

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- The Golden Rule (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- How Rude! (Good Manners Game)

The Catholic Toolbox- WWJD (file folder game) and Moral Dilemmas Card Game



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Friday, January 13, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/12/17- Matthew 5:17-37








*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.




Matthew 5:17-37



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- Forgive and Forgiven object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

The Catholic Toolbox- Ten Commandment Activities

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

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



Coloring

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
The Ten Commandments color by number

saintanneshelper.com- 10 Commandments Coloring (scroll down for this)

101coloringpages.com- 10 Commandments Catholic Coloring Pages

sjtb.org- Moses and the Ten Commandments (scroll down to this)

christiananswers.net- God gave Moses the Ten Commandments

apples4theteacher.com- Moses and the Ten Commandments

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Commandments #1

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Commandments #2

educents.com- Ten Commandments for Kids Coloring Booklets - Catholic

sermons4kids.com- I will be kind to others, even when they hurt me.




Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Forgiving and Forgiven (group activities) crafts

crayola.com- Ten Commandments Tablets

daniellesplace.com- Ten Commandments Crafts

dltk-bible.com- Moses and the Ten Commandments Paper Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Forgiving and Forgiven (group activities) games

books.google.com- Beach Ball Madness (The Ten Commandments)
This game will help your students discover that life is much easier with guidelines, rules, and standards such as the Ten Commandments. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 36).

The Catholic Toolbox- Ten Commandments Memory Game

The Catholic Toolbox- The Ten Commandments (file folder game)

Ten Commandments In Order Game (Catholic)- Mix up cards and place them on a table face up. Students then put the commandments in the proper order lining them up from top to bottom. The first student that can put the commandment cards in the correct order wins. This game can be played individually or in teams.

The Catholic Toolbox- Are You Ready To Clean Up Your Act? (6th Commandment)

The Catholic Toolbox- Liar, Liar Pants On Fire! (7th Commandment)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Our Father Roll a Prayer Worksheet



I got this Roll a Prayer idea from teachingheart.net Grace Before Meals Roll a Prayer on page 7.




Our Father Roll a Prayer Worksheet- Cut out prayer strips. Students roll a die to collect all the pieces to their prayer. The first one to collect all the pieces to the prayer is the winner. Students then glue in the spaces provided the prayer in the correct order.
My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group- activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.





Friday, January 6, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/5/17- Matthew 5:13-16








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




Matthew 5:13-16



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- Let Your Light Shine object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Plugged In and Turned On For Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- It Was a Dark and Stormy Night object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

missionarlington.org- Be Salt and Light lesson with activities

word-sunday.com- Billy’s Victory (scroll down to Gospel)

ministry-to-children.com- Preschool Bible Lesson: Salt and the Light

ministry-to-children.com- Let Your Light Shine (Kid’s Club – Lesson #2)
*If the link does not work, type Let Your Light Shine in “search the site” and scroll down to lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Let Your Light Shine Again! (Kid’s Club – Lesson #3)

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Are You A Saltshaker? object lesson for Matthew 5:13

sunday-school-center.com- Light of the World: Salt of the Earth object lesson with activities

kidsofintergrity.com- Lesson In a Light Bulb (object lesson)

freebiblelessons.net- Let Your Light Shine (object lesson)

growinginhisglory.com- 10 Ways To Let Your Light Shine For Others

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- Matthew 5:13

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 5:16

ministry-to-children.com- Matthew 5:14

makinglearningfun.com- Matthew 5:14

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 5:16



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Plugged In and Turned On For Jesus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- It Was a Dark and Stormy Night group activities (crafts)

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Salt & Light Candle

catechist.com- A salt craft and prayer

christianitycove.com- “Light of the World” Paper Lanterns Bible Craft

resourcewell.s3.amazonaws.com- Craft: Shining Light Scope (page 6)

childrensministryvault.com- You Are The Light Of The World
You can easily adjust this craft for a boy as well.

dltk-kids.com- This Little Light - About Me (craft)

mormonactivitydays.com- Let Your Light Shine with Glow Jars (craft)

daniellesplace.com- Let Your Light Shine Crafts

craftingthewordofgod.com- Let Your Light Shine Sun Catcher

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Shine For Jesus Craft

books.google.com- Let Your Light Shine Lamp

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Light of the Word CD Craft

thetaylor-house.com- Mason Jar Lantersn



Games

sermons4kids.com- Plugged In and Turned On For Jesus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- It Was a Dark and Stormy Night group activities (games)

insight.typepad.co.uk- Salt and Light Game (scroll down to this)

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Let Your Light Shine Relay


Introduce games: Jesus doesn’t want us to keep our Christianity a secret. He wants us to tell others about Him! And do you know what the best way is to tell others about Him? It’s to do good to others. What are some ways we can do good? (Allow for answers: love others, help people, smile, be kind, etc). You are like a bright candle when you are not afraid to let your good deeds shine out so that all can see that you know Jesus. If you live with your light shining, you will be able to help lead people out of darkness and sin and help them to become the light of the world too. As you play the games below, you will discover many important ways in which you can let your light shine.

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness
Children identify Random Acts of Kindness as they move around the board.

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus Is Our Savior
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- How Rude! A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society.

The Catholic Toolbox- 2 Games: WWJD & Moral Dilemmas Card Game



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword