Friday, August 18, 2017
Gospel for the Mass: 9/17/17- Matthew 18:21-35
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catholicmom.com- 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
sermons4kidslcom- Over and Over Again object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin
sermons4kidslcom- Keep On Forgiving object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin
The Catholic Toolbox- Unforgiving Servant Lesson Plan for 1st Grade On Up with Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.
dltk-bible.com- The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant 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
sermons4kidslcom- Help me forgive others as you have forgiving me.
biblewise.com- The Unforgiving Servant
supercoloring.com- Unforgiving Servant Parable
bible-printables.com- The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
sermons4kidslcom- Keep On Forgiving (group activities) crafts
orientaltrading.com- Craft is discontinued but it gives you a great idea for a craft
Jesus Always Forgives poem by Patricia Meyers (idea for a lacing craft)- Have students print this out or print out on computer and give it to your students to paste inside heart.
Jesus Always Forgives
Sometimes we hurt each other's hearts by
mean things said or done.
It's hard not to be mad or angry,
forgiveness isn't fun.
But after the "I'm sorry" if we'll say “it's okay"
and mean it deep inside our heart,
we choose the Bible way.
Jesus always forgives us,
I know that that is true.
When we say we're sorry,
He makes our hearts brand new.
By: Patricia Meyers
kidssundayschool.com- How many times should I forgive? A delightful craft to show how often we should forgive one another.
truthforkids.com- Forgiveness Craft
sermons4kidslcom- Keep On Forgiving (group activities) games
Introduce games: God forgives the wrong things we have done, what should we do to others who have done something wrong? Forgive them.
Five in a Row- This game will help children to discover that when Jesus forgives them, their sins are forgotten. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 125).
Who’s Forgiven- The Really Big Book of Bible Games page 66.
Introduce game: The core lesson for the Unforgiving Servant is the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The Catholic Toolbox- The Golden Rule (file folder game)
The Catholic Toolbox- The Unforgiving Servant (file folder game)
Forgiving: God Wants Me To Forgive Them?! (Veggie Tales)
Introduce movie: How many times are you to forgive someone? Many, many times.
The Grapes of Wrath (12 min.)
Questions to ask after movie:
1. What did the grapes do to Junior? They made fun of him.
2. Who does God want us to be kind to? Everyone
3. When someone says they are sorry and they really mean it, what should you say? I forgive you.
4. How many times are you supposed to forgive someone? Not 7 times, but seventy times seven (490). In other words, many, many times.
Larry’s Lagoon (15 min.)
1. What happened to the boat? Larry smashed it.
2. How did everyone feel about Larry? They were mad at him.
3. How doe it feel when someone says they forgive you? It feels good.
4. It is wrong to not forgive someone when they say they are sorry and they really mean it? Yes.
Introduce puzzle: How many times must we forgive someone? We should forgive over and over again just like God and Jesus. Nutty Numbers (How many times you should forgive maze)- Maze Mania by Viki Woodworth
dltk-bible.com- anagrams, crossword, cryptogram, mazes, word mining, word searches
sermons4kidslcom- Word Search
joanyedwards.com- Word Search
sermons4kidslcom- Spiral Puzzle
biblewise.com- Crossword with answers
4catholiceducators.com- The Unmerciful Slave crossword
Introduce snack: When might you need to trust God’s faithfulness? When I do something wrong and ask for God’s forgiveness.
christiancrafters.com- Sweet Faith Crackers
pillsbury.com- Faith Cookies
Have the children make cross shaped cookies and decorate them. (Example: one large rectangle for main part of cross, and one smaller rectangle to form the cross).