Friday, November 16, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 1/27/19- Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21








*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.


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Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21



Activities

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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

sermons4kids.com- Just What the Doctor Ordered object lesson with coloring pages, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- God's Promises Fulfilled object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Reads From Isaiah lesson

word-sunday.com- Sally’s Paragraph (scroll down to Gospel)

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: Jesus Teaches in the Synagogue (Luke 4:14-21)

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

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources for Luke 1:1-4

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources for Luke 4:14-21



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Teaching

catholicmom.com- "Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing."

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Can Make Blind Eyes See



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Just What the Doctor Ordered group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Promises Fulfilled group activities (crafts)

Josiah’s Lost Scroll- The children will make and discover how people wrote on paper and rolled it into scrolls. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 26).

truthforkids.com- Beatitudes scroll (make this scroll and put your favorite Bible verse inside)

ouroutofsynclife.blogspot.com- Bible Craft: Scroll



Games

sermons4kids.com- Just What the Doctor Ordered group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Promises Fulfilled group activities (games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Play these games using your favorite Bible verse from today’s Gospel



Puzzles

Jesus Reads God’s Word- Look at the center picture. Look at the pictures in the circles. Find the matching pictures in the larger picture. Draw lines to connect the matching pictures. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 50).

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Spiral

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Gospel for the Mass: 1/20/19- John 2:1-11








*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.




John 2:1-11



Activities

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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

sermons4kids.com- Water into Wine object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Saving Best for Last object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- The Miracle Worker object lesson with group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin, quiz

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine lesson #176 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Makes Water Into Wine lesson

daniellesplace.com- Activities for Jesus Turns Water Into Wine

barnabasinchurches.org.uk- Wedding at Cana (Water into Wine) object lesson with craft

chemistry.about.com- Turning Water Into Wine demonstration

The Catholic Toolbox- Wedding at Cana Pre K – K lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Matrimony Resources and Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass 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- Jesus water into wine

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine John 2:1-12

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus Turns Water into Wine: Sequence Coloring Pages

lambsongs.co.nz- Jesus Goes To A Wedding booklet or one page Bible story to color



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Saving the Best for Last group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Miracle Worker group activities (crafts)

auntiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Water Into Wine

biblesongsandmore.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine
When the jar is upright, the servant is pouring water in. When the jar is tilted just right, out comes wine into the servant’s cup.

amommysadventures.com- Turning Wine Into Water Craft

archive.org- Turning Water Into Wine
A paper plate craft to show Jesus' first miracle. Start the wheel with the blue showing to represent water flowing from the jug. Slowly turn the back plate to change the blue water to red wine. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 42 & 43).


Have the children make a clay jar using air-hardening clay and take home. You can buy the clay or make it.
homeschooling-ideas.com- Air Hardening Modeling Clay



Games

sermons4kids.com- Saving the Best for Last group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Miracle Worker group activities (crafts)

Water Into Wine (Jesus' First Miracle)- A fun medium energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. This fun and educational relay game will help your kids discover the wonder of Jesus' first miracle. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing, page 74).

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine Memory Game



Wedding at Cana Game

Introduce game: What did Jesus say to the servants?

Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.

Need:

6 clear plastic cups
water in 6 large container (bucket will do)
6 empty jars
red food coloring
6 chairs

Divide the class into 6 equal teams and have them line up behind a chair with a bucket of water sitting on it. Across the room have an empty jar with food coloring inside it for each team. At your signal the first person in the team scoops up some water from their bucket and carries it over and pours it in their jar, returns to his line and hands the plastic cup to the second player. The first player then goes to the end of the line. The second player then repeats what the first player did. (Demonstrate what you want the children to do). Play is continued until the jar is full of wine.


The Catholic Toolbox- The Wedding At Cana (file folder game)
Answer questions about the story and receive a jar token. The first player to collect 6 jars wins. (Younger students do not have to answer a question and can just collect a jar token.)

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Matrimony (file folder game)
Answer different kinds of questions (multiple choice, True or False, Fill in the Blank, or Puzzles) about the Sacrament of Matrimony as you move around the board.



Puzzles

Jesus Turns Water into Wine- The servants poured 6 jars with water. Jesus turned the water to wine. The jars were very large. Color the six larger jars purple. Color the others any color. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 20).

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Match the words in the box with the correct definition

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks


Snack

Introduce snack: What did Jesus turn water into? Let’s make something that we can change by adding something to it.

Have the children make Kool-aid, chocolate milk, lemon aid, etc. using a container that they can see through or look into (cup).



Songs

gardenofpraise.com- Water to Wine





Gospel for the Mass: 1/13/19- Luke 3:15-16, 21-22








*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 3:15-16, 21-22



Activities

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

sermons4kids.com- New Beginnings object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Jesus, the One and Only object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, and worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- John the Baptist lesson #173 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is Baptized by John in the River Jordan lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is Baptized and Brings the Good News lesson

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Baptism of Jesus Pre K – K lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, Handwriting Sheets, Mini Books, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus Is Baptized lesson for 1st graders on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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- John Baptizes Jesus

sermons4kids.com- The Baptism of Jesus

sermons4kids.com- And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ Baptism



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- New Beginnings group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus, the One and Only group activities (crafts)

Jesus’ Baptism (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 39 & 40.

catholicteacherresources.com- The Baptism Wheel


Introduce craft: What hovered over Jesus’ head after he was baptized? A white dove.

artisthelpingchildren.org- Tons of dove crafts posted here.

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).

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove Craft

Heavenly Doves- Make soap-on-a-rope doves to remind the children how baptism symbolizes that are sins are washed away. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts for Children by Group Publishing, page 101.) Note: You can use a slightly greased cookie cutter to help children make the soap into the shape of a dove. Or the children can just make it into any shape they want.


Introduce craft: The Sacrament of Baptism is one of the seven sacraments. Baptism is the first sacrament because no other Sacrament can or may be received until you have been baptized.

docthelmaskitchen.blogspot.com- Sunday School Baptism Craft (change this to Jesus being baptized)



Games

sermons4kids.com- New Beginnings group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus, the One and Only group activities (games)


Jesus Basketball

Need: Trashcan and 2 balled up pieces of paper for balls.

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Jesus. The first team that spells JESUS wins.


Shoe Tie Guy (John Baptizes Jesus)- Kids will play a high-octane game to discover what it means to serve Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry, page 72).

The Catholic Toolbox- Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Baptism File Folder Game



Puzzles

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Jesus and John the Baptist puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 16 - 17).

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

Jesus is Baptized (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World (Grade 1 – 3) by Linda Standke, page 18

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Baptized printable puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, mazes, word-mining sheets, word searches)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

gardenofpraise.com- Word Scramble

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes/Worksheets

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

teacherspayteachers.com- FREE Baptism Writing Response Page for Grades K-1

The Catholic Toolbox- Follow the directions and fill in the blanks below to find out what happens after you are baptized.



Snacks

Introduce snack: What did John the Baptist eat while he was living outside?

dltk-kids.com- John the Baptist Snack

dltk-kids.com- Grasshopper Legs

dltk-kids.com- Honey Spread





Gospel for the Mass: 1/6/19- Matthew 2:1-12








*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 2:1-12



Activities

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

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Still Seek Him object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savior object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Wise Men lesson #170 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Wise Men Come from the East to Worship Jesus lesson

childrensermons.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus object lesson

intoxicatedonlife.com- Three Kings Seeking Christ After Christmas (Free Printable Lessons)

littleblots.com- Three Wise Men lesson with activities

kidssundayschool.com- Visit of the Magi: The Birth of Christ (Lesson 4)

dltk-bible.com- The Wise Men lesson with take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, Bible Story/Song Time, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Wise Men lesson for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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

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



Coloring

paperdali.blogspot.com- Epiphany of the Lord

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 2

apples4theteacher.com- Wise Men

apples4theteacher.com- Three Wise Men

first-school.ws- Three Wise Men Matthew 2

christiananswers.net- The Wise Men brought gifts for Jesus.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Seeking The Savior group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- Wise Men Christmas Crafts

crayola.com- We Three Kings

dltk-holidays.com- Three Wisemen Paper Crafts

firstpalette.com- Paper Three Kings Chain

growingupblackxican.com- The Three Wise Men Bottle Craft

madebymolliesmom.blogspot.com- Three Wise Men Craft

parentingpatch.com- Three Wise Men Handprint Fingerprint Craft

papercraft.blogspot.com- Three Kings/Three Wise Men Paper Craft

youtube.com- Popsicle Stick Star Ornament
An easy and pretty Star of David craft made out of popsicle sticks, paint, glitter, etc.

preschooltoolkit.com- Make sparkling stars to decorate your home.

Potato Stars- Paint, glitter, and a potato can help make a beautiful night sky. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 53).

The Wize Men Visit Jesus Bible Story Wheel- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo (page 35 & 36)

Three Kings Banner- A cute and easy banner of the Three Wise Men. A sample craft from Kathy Ross' book: Crafts for Christmas, page 12 & 13.

Purim Treat Holder- Cute craft to represent the Wise Men. (Crafts to make in the Winter by Kathy Ross, page 58 & 59).

Three Kings Hats- Three kings made out of cone shaped party hats. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 40 & 41).

The Wise Men Visit Jesus (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 35 & 36.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Seeking The Savior group activities (crafts)


Introduce game: Who was searching for baby Jesus?

Wise Men Search

Need: Clothes pin to be baby Jesus.

Directions: One student is picked to be a Wise Man and steps out of the classroom. Another student is picked by the teacher to hide baby Jesus somewhere in the classroom. When baby Jesus is hidden, the Wise Man comes back into the room. He is to find baby Jesus by directions from the student that hid baby Jesus. These directions are: the star is not very bright if the Wise Man is far away, brighter if somewhat nearer, getting brighter if even closer, and VERY bright if very close. When the Wise Man finds the baby Jesus, the person that hid baby Jesus is now the Wise Man.

Finding Favor (Wise Men Find Jesus)- This game will help students identify how we pursue things that are important to us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 68 & 69).

Journey to Bethlehem- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 141.

The Catholic Toolbox- Gifts for Baby Jesus (file folder game)



Puzzles

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
- Wise Men color by number
- Follow the Dots to see what the Magi saw in the sky

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Wise Men puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 3 - 8).

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Look at the pictures in the circles. Find the matching picture in the larger picture. Draw lines to connect the matching pictures. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 14).

christiananswers.net- Star (dot-to-dot)

sermons4kids.com- Maze

biblewise.com- Wise Men maze

biblewise.com- Wise Men Visit Jesus maze

biblewise.com- Wise Men missing objects

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search (it says Luke, but it is Matthew 2:1-12)

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword (it says Luke, but it is Matthew 2:1-12)



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks



Snacks

Introduce snack- How did the Wise Men find Jesus? They followed a very bright star.

pillsbury.com- Gingerbread Stars

bettycrocker.com- Cheesy Stars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Stars- Get a large star shaped cookie cutter and make star shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Spread peanut butter on star shaped crackers.



Song

kididdles.com- We Three Kings Song- With lyrics and audio





Friday, November 9, 2018

Advent Activities & More







Activities & Resources

usccb.org- Advent Resources

rca.org- Tons of resources listed that are available online to assist in the planning and development of programs for the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons.

loyolapress.com- Advent Activities (classroom activities, family activities, parish activities, lesson plans)

catholicculuture.org- Catholic Advent Activities

thereligionteacher.com- Advent Activities

catholiceducation.org- What are the "O Antiphons"?

thereligionteacher.com- Why is the third Sunday of Advent pink? (Why is the third candle in the Advent wreath pink?)

catholicmom.com- Advent Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesse Tree Ideas

Advent Adventure- Each class session during Advent you will reveal a different Advent activity, project, or storybook that relates to the week’s Advent theme. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by Beth Branigan McNamara, page 6).

Advent Prayer Cube- Introduce a new prayer each week during the four weeks of Advent with a prayer cube. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation, by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 10).

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Lapbooks

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- Advent Activities (printables)
Just click on Advent Activities for Children to download activities.

looktohimandberadiant.com- “Seeking Our Savior”
The concept is that the kids are looking for clues during Advent, leading them up to the real meaning of the season, which is to prepare our hearts for Jesus, not to celebrate Christmas starting the day after Thanksgiving. Complete with lots of little hands-on activities, but this could also be adapted to be a take home activity by just using the coloring book, or to a more classroom-friendly activity by using the coloring book as a group and looking up all of the scripture references.



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Candle of hope

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Peace

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love

freefunchristmas.com- Advent Wreath

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Wreath

ginormasource.com- Advent Coloring Page Wreath

ministry-to-chilren.com- Printable Advent Coloring Pages for Kids

prayingincolor.com-Advent Calendars

childrens-ministry-deals.com- Advent Coloring Calendar

feelslikehomeblog.com- Coloring the Advent


The activity below is free; however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of this, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. *All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this activity are not my own and are from various internet sources.



Advent- Mini book for the children to color.




Crafts

Advent Calendar- A take home Advent calendar that you make. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation, by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 7 & 8).

first-school.ws- Advent Wreath craft with templates

kindercraze.com- Stained Glass Window Craft for Christmas and Advent

The Catholic Toolbox- Printable Advent Chain
An Advent chain that you can print out with activities written on it. Print out, color, and make into a chain. Remove the link on that day and do the activity.

catholicplayground.com- Paper Chain Advent Calendar

hsprintable.com- Names of Jesus Advent Chain

confessionsofahomeschooler.com- FREE Printable Advent Ornaments
Print the ornaments as directed on cardstock then cut out each triangle and laminate for durability. Use mini-clothes pins to attach ornaments to a small Christmas tree, a string of garland, or a rope hung across the mantle! Starting on December 1st, each day take one down and do whatever activity is on the back. For this you can print my activities on the backs (they are included in the download) or you can print just the ornaments and write in your own activities.

Advent Wreath Craft- "No Burn, Construction Paper Wreath - Made with your Child's Handprints"

christiancrafters.com- No Flame Advent Wreath

catholicicing.com- Advent Wreath Craft for Catholic Kids

catholicinspired.com- Easy Advent Wreath

makinglearningfun.com- Christmas Toilet Paper Tube Advent Wreath Craft

crayola.com- Advent Wreath Placemat Craft



Games

Preparation Station- This game will help your kids understand what it means to prepare their hearts, minds, and lives for Jesus’ coming during Advent season. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 156).

loyolapress.com- Advent Bingo (directions and questions)

jeopardylabs.com- Advent Jeopardy

jeopardylabs.com- Advent Jeopardy!!!


These game are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Advent Bingo

Advent True or False Game- Read to a student a True or False question about Advent. The student has to put the clothes pin between their knees and walk to one of the containers and drop the clothes pin inside to answer the question. If they are correct, the get a point. Repeat the process several times. The student with the highest score wins.




The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Wreath (file folder game)- The object of the game is to color all of the Advent wreath correctly.








Sitting Duck!- Answer questions about the liturgical year as you make your way around the board. Be careful for the "Sitting Duck!" space or you might have to go all the way back to START.

You can play this game with 4 people or divide the group into 4 teams.) Place your marker on START. Determine who goes first and play moves clockwise. The player to your left draws a card. On most of the cards are questions about the liturgical year. If you answer the question correctly you get to roll the die and move the number indicated on the die. If you answer the question incorrectly, you stay where you are. If the card says “Go Back 2” etc. you must follow the directions. If you land on the picture of a target, you lose your next turn. If you land on a sitting duck, all players must say out loud “Sitting Duck!” Another player who happens to come by on the game board (they can land on the space or just be passing by on their roll) can BUMP you back to START. The first player to FINISH wins.



Lessons

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent lesson plan for Pre K – K. Lesson plan consists of: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent lesson plan for 1st grade on up. Lesson plan consists of: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

loyolapress.com- Advent Lesson Plan (grades 1 – 3)

loyolapress.com- Advent Lesson Plan (grades 4 – 6)

loyolapress.com- Advent Lesson Plan (grades 7 – 8)

ministry-to-children.com- Free Christmas Lesson Plans for Kids Sunday School

ministry-to-children.com- Advent Lessons: Teaching through the Nativity



Puzzles

churchyear.net- Advent Crossword

armoredpenguin.com- Advent Crossword

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.



The puzzles below are free; however they may only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Advent word search

Advent word scramble

Advent (crossword with answers)



Worksheets

thereligionteacher.com- The Religion Teacher’s Advent Activity Pack provides a large variety of resources to help religion teachers and catechists prepare their students for Christ’s coming into the world. The easy-to-use resources focus on important topics of Advent: the meaning of the season, Advent wreaths, the Second Coming, the names and titles of Jesus, and John the Baptist.

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.




The worksheet below is free; however it may only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. *All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this activity are not my own and they are from various internet sources.



Advent (handwriting sheet)






Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Liturgical Year Activities



Need some Liturgical Year Activities? Here some of my favorite activities that might come in handy.


catholicculture.org- Liturgical Year Activities

thereligionteacher.com- Liturgical Year Lesson Plan and Flashcard Activity

familyformation.net- Family Formation Classroom Lesson

sundayschoolkids.com- Sacred Seasons of the Church Wheel

sundayschoolkids.com- Kid’s Small Season of the Church Wheel (craft)

cathoicinspired.com- Learning About Priest Vestments (Free Printable and E-Book Activity)



Games

sbennettstann.weebly- Liturgical Calendar Jeopardy Game






Sitting Duck!- Answer questions about the liturgical year as you make your way around the board. Be careful for the "Sitting Duck!" space or you might have to go all the way back to START.



Puzzles/Worksheets

mycatholicsource.com- Liturgical Calendar (word search)

mycatholicsource.com- Liturgical Calendar (crossword)

The Liturgical Year Activity Sheet- Use the Liturgical Year Calendar to do the following activities.

The Liturgical Year Worksheet with answers- Fill in the blanks. A word bank is provided.

smp.org- Sacred Time: The Liturgical Calendar (A worksheet where students are asked to fill in information on the liturgical calendar.)

smp.org- The Liturgical Year (A research assignment on the Liturgical Year: unfolding the Paschal Mystery.)

smp.org- Liturgical Year Match

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.



Saturday, November 3, 2018

Christian Thanksgiving Ideas & Activities






Lessons & Activities

catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- It Is Right and Just: A Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

thereligionteacher.com- Catholic Thanksgiving Day Lesson Plans on the Eucharist as Thanksgiving

apples4theteacher.com- Thanksgiving Story

ministry-to-children.com- Thanksgiving Crafts & Bible Activities for Kids

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Bible Printables & Crafts

christiancrafters.com- T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L lesson and game

ministry-to-children.com- Thanksgiving Ideas for Children’s Ministry (links to those materials so you can put together a special Bible lesson, craft, or activity for you children’s ministry)

hem-of-his-garment-bible-study.org- Preschool Christian Thanksgiving Bible lesson

childrensministry.com- Thanksgiving object lesson that uses candy corn to teach how the Pilgrim's began placing 5 kernels of corn on their plates each Thanksgiving to remind them of God's provision.

creativeyouthideas.com- The story of the ten lepers from Luke 17 is often used to teach Bible study lessons on being thankful. Ken Sapp from Creative Youth Ideas offers a fun Thanksgiving Bible object lesson for teens!

mintools.com- Lots of Thanksgiving ministry resources. Just click on the various tabs. Activities, coloring, lessons, plays, etc.

christiancrafters.com- Thanksgiving Day Devotional & Quirky Turkey Treat

christianity.about.com- 10 Creative Ways to Give Thanks on Thanksgiving Day

kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com- I Thank You God for Everything Book (book you make with your child)

dltk-bible.com- Thank you for the World so Sweet (song/poster coloring page)

littlehouseliving.com- The Thankful Thanksgiving Jar

jellybeanjunkyard.wordpress.com- Give Thanks Gratitude Board

myhomeschoolingjournal.blogspot.com- Service Project - Count Your Blessings

confessionsofanover-workedmom.com- How to Make a Gratitude Journal from a Paper Lunch Bag

blessedbeyondadoubt.com- Cultivating Thankful Hearts: A FREE Unity Study

ouroutofsynclife.blogspot.com- Gratitude Rolls
If your kids love fortune cookies, they will love this idea that bakes the thankfulness right in. These make for a yummy treat on the dinner table and an excellent conversation starter, all rolled into one.

The Catholic Toolbox- Pre K - K lesson plan Thank you God: The Ten Lepers (lesson plan consists of: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.)



Coloring

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Give Thanks To The Lord Coloring Page, Thank you Jesus for . . . Coloring Page, I Will Give Thanks To Thee Coloring Page, Thank you God for . . . Coloring Page, etc. (scroll down for these)

alicethechalice.org- I am Thankful for . . . (coloring sheet)

embellishgoods.blogspot.com- I am thankful for . . . (placemat you can color)

reallifeathome.com- Thanksgiving Activity Page or Placemat Free Printable

printables.atozteacherstuff.com- Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

teacherspayteachers.com- Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet (CHRISTIAN)

junepfaffdaley.blogspot.com- I’m Thankful for . . . (coloring sheet)



Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities for Kids

whatchristianswanttoknow.com- 5 Thanksgiving Bible Craft Ideas

themoffatgirls.com- I am Thankful Craft (scroll down almost to the bottom for this craft)

craftsbyamanda.com- Thanksgiving Luminary Vase

catholicicing.com- Give Thanks Banner- A DIY Bunting for Thanksgiving
The basic idea is that you spell out “Give Thanks” using things found in nature.

raisingarrows.net- Blessing Tree

littlehouseliving.com- The Thankful Thanksgiving Jar

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Prayer Mini Book (scroll down to this)
This is a printable minibook called "Thank You God" and each page has something to remember to thank the Lord for. There are prewritten versions for children to read or Blank versions are available so that you can write in your own things to be thankful for, or in your own language.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- I am Thankful Craft: Pumpkin Pocket (scroll down to this craft)

reallifeathome.com- Building Memories with a Thanksgiving Tablecloth Project




Pumpkin Pie Spinner- This pumpkin pie may look good enough to eat, but it's actually an interactive spinner that reveals things your child is thankful for.



Games

ehow.com- Thanksgiving Christian Games

creativebiblestudy.com- Thanksgiving Games

christianitycove.com- “Scattergories” Thanksgiving Bible Game



Thank you God Game

This is a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by saying, "Thank you God for . . ." He can say anything he likes, for example an orange, a pair of shoes, a camel, or a pet dog. The next player in line begins the same way but adds a second object after repeating the first. The third player also begins, "Thank you God for . . ." He must repeat the first two objects and then add a third. So it goes on, but if a player can’t repeat or mixes up the order of the objects then he is out.

If you haven't got many players, the same children can keep adding more items. The game continues until one player remains or until time is up. Some lists get very long and are remembered for years by the players. A variation is to decide that the objects chosen must start with the letters of the alphabet in order, for example "apple, bat, cake...zebra." This makes it a little easier to remember. (You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play).


Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Word Search)

nierocks.areavoices.com- Giving Thanks (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thankfulness (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thanksgiving (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thanksgiving (Word Search)

wordmint.com- Being Thankful (Word Search)

openthoumineeyes.com- Things I Would Miss If God Didn't Give Them to Me

biblewise.com- Gratitude (Break the Code)

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Crossword)

setonmagazine.com- Psalms of Thanksgiving (Crossword)



Worksheets


ouroutofsynclife.com- Thanksgiving Activity Workbook (preschool)

3dinosaurs.com- 30 Days of Giving Thanks with Free Printable

twistynoodle.com- I am thankful for … (worksheet)

thehousewifemodern.com- Free Printable “Thankful For” Worksheets

scholastic.com- Minibook: I am Thankful (Inspire your children to write about what they're thankful for with this printable minibook)

theteachersguide.com- I am Thankful For (large print worksheet)

theteachersguide.com- I am Thankful For (medium print worksheet)

theteachersguide.com- I am Thankful For (lined paper worksheet)

teacherspayteacher.com- I Am Thankful FREE Writing About Gratitude

writtenreality.com- Thankful ABCs Printable (it’s a free printable to share thankfulness, beginning with the letter a and working our way through the alphabet–all the way to z)

en.islcollective.com- I am Thankful Booklet (title page and one page to use for interior pages that can be copied as many times as you wish)

jessicalynette.com- Thanksgiving Worksheets for Kids

growinghandsonkids.com- I am Thankful For Writing Activity Printable (for Pre-K through 3rd Grade)





Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 12/30/18- Luke 2:41-52








*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 2:41-52



Activities

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

sermons4kids.com- Losing Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- In My Father’s House object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Boy Jesus Visits the Temple #172 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Lost in Jerusalem lesson

childrensermons.com- Home Alone object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Jesus and Me: How does a child's life today compare to when Jesus was born? An activity to help kids relate to Jesus.

jesuswalk.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple lesson with questions.

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus’ Childhood lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus in the Temple lesson plan which consists of Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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- Jesus in the Temple coloring page

christiananswers.net- Twelve year old Jesus in the temple

lambsongs.co.nz- Jesus Gets Lost Bible coloring minibook or one page Bible story to color (scroll down to these)



Crafts & Games

Young Jesus in the Temple (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 37 & 38.

sermons4kids.com- Losing Jesus group activities (crafts & games)

sermons4kids.com- In My Father’s House group activities (crafts & games)

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind group activities (crafts & games)


Games that Jesus might have played with as a boy: (students can make these for crafts)

auntannie.com- Games To Make

pbs.org- Ball Drop Game

crayola.com- Catch the Ball Game

Ring and Pin- Make a handheld "ring toss" toy. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 98).

buggyandbuddy.com- Balance the Popsicle Sticks

artistshelpingchildren.org- Cup Catching Game
You can also make this with just a paper/plastic cup instead or a laundry scoop. Use a paper hole punch and make a hole in the cup near the rim to tie the string to.


Change Charades (Jesus Grows Up)- This game will help your kids identify positive behaviors that will help them grow up just like Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 70 & 71).

You can change this game to: Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, Neighbor and have the children tell you how you can be a good ______ (Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, or Neighbor). Call students one at a time to stand behind a chair and to toss a beanbag. Other students wait in their seats until you call them for their turn.

Or write the above on the chalk board and have the students throw a suction cup toy at it. Wherever it lands, they must tell you how you can be a good ______ (Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, or Neighbor).


Introduce game: When Jesus was twelve years old, he went to Jerusalem with his parents. The journey took four days and when they arrived the great city was crowded with visitors. Jesus saw many things in Jerusalem and was amazed at what he saw.

What did Jesus see in Jerusalem?

This is a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by saying, "Jesus went to Jerusalem and he saw many things. He saw a ..........." He can say anything he likes, for example an orange, a pair of shoes, a camel, or a pet dog. The next player in line begins the same way but adds a second object after repeating the first. The third player also begins, “Jesus went to Jerusalem and he saw many things. He saw a ..........." He must repeat the first two objects and then add a third. So it goes on, but if a player can’t repeat or mixes up the order of the objects then he is out.

If you haven't got many players, the same children can keep adding more items. The game continues until one player remains or until time is up. Some lists get very long and are remembered for years by the players. A variation is to decide that the objects chosen must start with the letters of the alphabet in order, for example "apple, bat, cake...zebra." This makes it a little easier to remember. (You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play).

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus As A Boy Game (scroll down to Games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus in the Temple (file folder game)- The objective of the game is to be the first to find Jesus in the temple.



Puzzles

Jesus Loves God’s House- Jerusalem was very crowded. The temple was crowded with the teachers of the Law. Can you find young Jesus? (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 18).

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sites.google.com- Jesus as a Boy. Color all the spaces below that have a dot in them to see where they found him. Also on the page: Read Luke 2:46 and fill in the blanks to see what he was doing when they found him. Solution to this puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

Jesus as a Boy- To find out what Jesus was like at your age, match the letter blocks with the blocks of boxes in the puzzle below. Then fill in the letters. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 39).

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Spiral

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Gospel for the Mass: 12/30/18- Luke 2:41-52








*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 2:41-52



Activities

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

sermons4kids.com- Losing Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- In My Father’s House object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Boy Jesus Visits the Temple #172 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Lost in Jerusalem lesson

childrensermons.com- Home Alone object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Jesus and Me: How does a child's life today compare to when Jesus was born? An activity to help kids relate to Jesus.

jesuswalk.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple lesson with questions.

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus’ Childhood lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus in the Temple lesson plan which consists of Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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- Jesus in the Temple coloring page.

christiananswers.net- Twelve year old Jesus in the temple.

mentebeta.com- Jesus in the Temple

lambsongs.co.nz- Jesus Gets Lost Bible coloring minibook or one page Bible story to color (scroll down to these)



Crafts & Games

Young Jesus in the Temple (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 37 & 38.

sermons4kids.com-Losing Jesus group activities (crafts & games)

sermons4kids.com- In My Father’s House group activities (crafts & games)

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind group activities (crafts & games)


Games that Jesus might have played with as a boy: (students can make these for crafts)

auntannie.com- Games To Make

pbs.org- Ball Drop Game

crayola.com- Catch the Ball Game

Ring and Pin- Make a handheld "ring toss" toy. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 98).

buggyandbuddy.com- Balance the Popsicle Sticks

artistshelpingchildren.org- Cup Catching Game
You can also make this with just a paper/plastic cup instead or a laundry scoop. Use a paper hole punch and make a hole in the cup near the rim to tie the string to.


Change Charades (Jesus Grows Up)- This game will help your kids identify positive behaviors that will help them grow up just like Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 70 & 71).

You can change this game to: Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, Neighbor and have the children tell you how you can be a good ______ (Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, or Neighbor). Call students one at a time to stand behind a chair and to toss a beanbag. Other students wait in their seats until you call them for their turn.

Or write the above on the chalk board and have the students throw a suction cup toy at it. Wherever it lands, they must tell you how you can be a good ______ (Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, or Neighbor).


Introduce game: When Jesus was twelve years old, he went to Jerusalem with his parents. The journey took four days and when they arrived the great city was crowded with visitors. Jesus saw many things in Jerusalem and was amazed at what he saw.

What did Jesus see in Jerusalem?

This is a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by saying, "Jesus went to Jerusalem and he saw many things. He saw a ..........." He can say anything he likes, for example an orange, a pair of shoes, a camel, or a pet dog. The next player in line begins the same way but adds a second object after repeating the first. The third player also begins, “Jesus went to Jerusalem and he saw many things. He saw a ..........." He must repeat the first two objects and then add a third. So it goes on, but if a player can’t repeat or mixes up the order of the objects then he is out.

If you haven't got many players, the same children can keep adding more items. The game continues until one player remains or until time is up. Some lists get very long and are remembered for years by the players. A variation is to decide that the objects chosen must start with the letters of the alphabet in order, for example "apple, bat, cake...zebra." This makes it a little easier to remember. (You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play).

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus As A Boy Game (scroll down to Games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus in the Temple (file folder game)- The objective of the game is to be the first to find Jesus in the temple.



Puzzles

Jesus Loves God’s House- Jerusalem was very crowded. The temple was crowded with the teachers of the Law. Can you find young Jesus? (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 18).

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sewhttkr.home.comcast.net- Jesus as a Boy. Color all the spaces below that have a dot in them to see where they found him. Also on the page: Read Luke 2:46 and fill in the blanks to see what he was doing when they found him. Solution to this puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

Jesus as a Boy- To find out what Jesus was like at your age, match the letter blocks with the blocks of boxes in the puzzle below. Then fill in the letters. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 39).

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Spiral

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks