Thursday, May 25, 2017

Activities for Pentecost





Activities:

catholicmom.com- Thoughts about the Apostles at the Ascension and Practical Prep for Pentecost!

huffingtonpost.com- How You Can Prep For Pentecost

buildfaith.org- Practical and Fun Ideas for Pentecost

thebillabong.info- Ideas for Pentecost

familylife.com- 4 Ideas for Celebrating Pentecost



Introduce activities: Who was God going to send to the disciples? The Holy Spirit.

sermons4kids.com- New Wind Blowing object lesson with coloring page and puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Pentecostal Power object lesson

sermons4kids.com- The Wind In Your Socks object lesson with coloring page and puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Filled With The Holy Spirit object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin, quiz, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Filled With The Holy Spirit (group activities) crafts, games, songs, etc.

sermons4kids.com- The Power Source object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- A Birthday Celebration object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, etc.

sermons4kids.com- A Birthday Celebration (group activities) crafts, games, songs, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Group Activities (games, crafts, etc.)

dltk-bible.com- Pentecost lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.

calvarycurriculum.com- The Day of Pentecost lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.



More Crafts

Introduce crafts: Who was God going to send to the disciples? The Holy Spirit.


dltk-bible.com- Flying Dove paper craft

daniellesplace.com- Dove Peace Sunday School Craft (scroll down to Peace)

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove Craft

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).

Peaceful Dove Ornament- A cute dove made out of a peanut. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 44 & 45).

catholicicing.com- Holy Spirit Craft (make a dove from a paper plate)

kareninmommyland.blogspot.com- Holy Spirit Craft (dove)

Peaceful Dove Ornament- A cute dove made out of a peanut. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 44 & 45).

sermons4kids.com- Making A Windsock

Pentecost Windsock- by tenkidsandadog.blogspot.com

The Holy Spirit moves us to do God’s will (Holy Spirit mobile)- Here is a mobile that will encourage children to look further around for God’s presence in their life. Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 224.

freekidscrafts.com- Pop Bottle Wind Spinner

kidsactivitiesblog.com- Whirligig
Watch the wind take a spin through your backyard with a homemade whirligig.

playideas.com- Plastic Bottle Whirligigs & Wind Spinner, (scroll down to these)

happyhooligans.ca- Water Bottle Wind Spirals

daniellesplace.com- Wind Twirlers
An easy craft made out of fun foam.



Introduce craft- What flickered around the disciple’s heads, but didn’t burn them? Fiery flames.

noelnoelnoel.com- Festive Candle Holder
Cute, easy craft made out of a baby food jar and tissue paper. Tip: Make a mixture of half water and half glue in a paper cup.







Tongues of Fire Headbands Craft- Use card stock paper or cardboard to cut out flame shapes. Have the children paint them with water colors or glue red and orange pieces of tissue paper on it to make it look like flames. Use a strip of paper for the headband, fitting it to each child’s head and using a stapler to secure the headband. Attach the flames to the headband using the stapler as well.



More Games

Introduce game: What flickered around the disciple’s heads, but didn’t burn them? Fiery flames.

Who Has The Fire?

Need: Orange construction paper balled up to be the fire.

Directions: The children sit in a circle close together. The child who is “It” stands away from the circle and hides their eyes while the fire is passed around. When “It” says "STOP!", the child holding the fire hides it (under their leg, up their sleeve, etc.). The child who is “It” guesses who has the fire. The child who had the fire is now “It”.



daniellesplace.com- Wind and Fire Relay
A fun relay game that the students really enjoy.


Listen Up- This game will help kids remember to listen for the Holy Spirit. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 105).






The Holy Spirit File Folder Game- Work your way around the board and answer questions about the Holy Spirit. For 2nd grade on up. There are a lot of choices and possibilities for this game.








Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Catholic)- Spin the spinner and follow the directions. If you spin “Leader’s Space” you may change places with the leader and put his marker where you were. Make your way around the board answering questions about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The first player to FINISH wins.



Snacks:

Introduce snack: Pentecost Sunday is 50 days after Easter. Jewish Pentecost was a thanksgiving feast for the first fruits of the wheat harvest and was associated with remembrance of God's gift of the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai. What is bread made out of? Let’s make some bread to celebrate Pentecost.

pillsbury.com- Carmel Sticky Buns

allrecipes.com- Cinnamon Buns



Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids
November 29- Which group of disciples is the odd one out?

puzzles.about.com- Day of Pentecost (dot-to-dot)

sermons4kids.com- The Day of Pentecost (word search)

sermons4kids.com- The Day of Pentecost (crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Filled With The Holy Spirit (crossword)

sermons4kids.com- The Day of Pentecost (jumble)

sermons4kids.com- Filled With The Holy Spirit (jumble)

sermons4kids.com- The Day of Pentecost (decoder)

dltk-bible.com- Pentecost Puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, word searches)

sermons4kids.com- Filled With The Holy Spirit (multiple choice)

pflaum.com- Four times during the school year, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides three ready-to-print activities for each level; Seeds (Preschool), Promise (Grades K-1), Good News (Grades 2-3), Venture (Grades 4-6) and Visions (Grades 7-8). Plus each season special features for the entire family.

Pentecost Worksheet- (It is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.)