**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.)



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





Gospel for the Mass: 12/23/18- Luke 1:39-45








*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 1:39-45



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- The Gift of Love object lesson with group activities, puzzles, coloring page, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Birth of John the Baptist #166 lesson 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

The Catholic Toolbox- Rosary- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets

The Catholic Toolbox- Hail Mary Activities (coloring, games, puzzles, and worksheets)

The Catholic Toolbox- Activities, Games & Coloring Sheets for Prayers or Scripture



Coloring

familyfeastandferia.files.wordpress.com- The Visitation

saintanneshelper.com- The Visitation

catholicplayground.com- The Visitation

The Catholic Toolbox- Hail Mary (scroll down to coloring)

The Catholic Toolbox- Rosary (scroll down to coloring)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Gift of Love group activities (crafts)

emmausroad.org- Annunciation Craft
This craft will produce a decorative prayer book that when opened will present the “Hail Mary” (page 7 & 8)

The Catholic Toolbox- Hail Mary (scroll down to crafts)

The Catholic Toolbox- Rosary (scroll down to crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Gift of Love group activities (games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Hail Mary (scroll down to games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Rosary (scroll down to games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Activities, Games & Coloring Sheets for Prayers or Scripture

christiancrafters.com- A fun game to that you could have the students learn prayers or scripture.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

wagewaroncrime.typepad.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword

The Catholic Toolbox- Hail Mary Puzzles (scroll down to puzzles)



Worksheets & Handwriting

The Catholic Toolbox- Hail Mary Puzzles (scroll down to worksheets & handwriting)

The Catholic Toolbox- Rosary (scroll down to Worksheets)


The Rosary, Part I- In the left column, are the names of the fifteen mysteries. The right column contains brief descriptions of each mystery. Write the letter of the description next to the name of the correct mystery. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 77).

The Rosary, Part II- Connect the letters from the previous activity in their final order to solve the dot-to-dot puzzle. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 78).

The Hail Mary- Use the words in the word bank to complete the sentences. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 79).





Gospel for the Mass: 12/16/18- Luke 3:10-18








*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 3:10-18



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- Love Without End object lesson

sermons4kids.com- That’s The Spirit object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, group activities, quiz

sermons4kids.com- The Joy of Christmas object lesson with coloring page

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

sundayschoollessons.com- John the Baptist Speaks Out lesson with questions and answers

positivepsychologyprogram.com- 40 Kindness Activities & Empathy Worksheets for Students and Adults

thecraftingchicks.com- Random Acts of Kindness Activities

randomactsofkindness.org- Kindness in the Classroom Lesson Plans

edutopia.org- Resources for Creating a Radically Compassionate Classroom (resources for classroom walls and strategies and activities that promote a compassionate learning space, one that supports inclusion of all students)

bradaronson.com- 103 Random Acts of Kindness – Ideas to Inspire Kindness

coffeecupsandcrayons.com- 100 Acts of Kindness for Kids

yourvibrantfamily.com- 67 Awesome Random Acts of Kindness for Kids and includes a 30 day kindness challenge

familymaven.io- 55+ Kindness Activities for Kids

pbskids.org- Explore acts of kindness with activities

sharemylesson.com- Random Acts of Kindness Lessons

stageoflife.com- Free Language Arts Lesson Plan for High School and College: Random Acts of Kindness

scholastic.com- Acts of Kindness lesson

honeyfoundation.org- Kindness Challenge Lesson Plan (K – 5th grade)

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 told them, "If you have two coats, give one to someone who doesn't have any. If you have food, share it with someone else." Luke 3:11

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- John 3:16

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy coloring page for the third Sunday of Advent.

coffeeandcrayons.com- Be Kind

babysplendor.com- Kindness Coloring Pages



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Spirit of Christmas group activities (crafts)

teachstarter.com- Compliments Box, Chatter Box, Links of Kindness Chain (scroll down to these crafts)

character.org- Kindness Quilt

doinggoodtogether.org- Display your kindness quilt with our free printables

crayola.com- Kindness Quilt

artsycraftsymom.com- 13 Kindness Activities for Kids to Celebrate World Kindness Day

familymaven.io- Printable Random Acts of Kindness Cards (to put in a Kindness Jar)

wondermomwannabe.com- Free Random Acts of Kindness Cards for Kids (to put in a Kindness Jar)

themilitarywifeandmom.com- 60+ Printable Kindness Cards for Kids

myprintly.com- Random Act of Kindness Cards
These cards are great companion to your gesture, because it explains what you are doing and inspires others to do the same.



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Spirit of Christmas group activities (games)

Life-Size Kindness (game)- Change this game to: This game will help the children understand what John meant by how to be kind to others. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 120 & 121).

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness (file folder game)
Children identify Random Acts of Kindness as they move around the board.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Golden Rule (file folder game)
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. What does this mean? It means we should treat others the same way you want them to treat you. This game helps promote why someone would use proper manners and etiquette in our daily lives.

The Catholic Toolbox- How RUDE!
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. What does this mean? It means we should treat others the same way you want them to treat you. That is easier said than done. Do you respect everyone and treat them kindly at all times? During our daily contact with others we can show compassion and generosity by treating them with respect and courtesy. This dignified and respectable behavior that we give to others is part of what Jesus was talking about. Try your best to treat others as you would like to be treated and you will find that it will help you so much in everyday life with getting along with others. This game is a fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society. Players or teams roll the dice and move that many spaces on the board. Whichever color is on the space you land on indicates the color card that will be used. The player to your left will read the card aloud to you and you will try to answer correctly. If you answer your question correctly, you may stay where you are. If you are not correct, everyone says, “How Rude!” and you move back to where you were. The first player or team to get to the “FINISH,” square first is the WINNER!

The Catholic Toolbox- 2 games about making the right decisions.
WWJD- Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.

Moral Dilemmas Card Game- Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do?



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Word Spiral

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Monday, October 22, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 12/9/18- Luke 3:1-6








*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 3:1-6



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- Fanfare for a King object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready for Christmas object lesson, group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Company Is Coming object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

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

stfrancisgreensboro.org- John the Baptist 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

kidssundayschool.com- Prepare the way for the Lord

sermons4kids.com- Luke 3:4

sermons4kids.com- John the Baptist

jesusismyredpill.com- Prepare The Way of the Lord coloring page (scroll down for this)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready for Christmas? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Company Is Coming group activities (crafts)

janehayescreative.com- Megaphone to decorate to prepare the way of the Lord by telling others

mrol.net- Megaphone Craft Pattern



Games

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready for Christmas? group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Company Is Coming group activities (games)



Puzzles

John the Baptist- To answer the mystery questions, find the number on the phone. If the arrow points left, write the left-hand letter on the blank. If the arrow points right, write the right-hand number on the blank. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 35).

stfrancisgreensboro.org- Maze (page 8)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Gospel for the Mass: 12/2/18- Luke 21:25-28, 34-36








*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 21:25-28, 34-36



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- Waiting and Watching object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming Again! object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready? Object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- My Lord, What A Morning! lesson

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- Luke 21:27

sermons4kids.com- Luke 21:27



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Waiting and Watching group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming Again group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready? group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Waiting and Watching group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming Again group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Are You Ready? group activities (games)



Stand Up, Sit Down

Introduction: Everyone goes through good times and bad times. It matters how you handle them. Let’s see how well you can handle the hardships that are thrown at you.

Materials: Index cards

Directions: On the index cards print on each one a hardship that could happen during someone’s lifetime (make them age appropriate). (You can also have each student write up some on index cards). Divide the classroom into two teams. Ask one person from team #1 a hardship and they must come up with a solution. If it is a good answer, they stand up. If it is not, they stay seated. Ask one person from team #2 a question, etc. The game continues from one team to another. When all have been asked a question, go through the team players again in order. If the player standing continues to come up with a good solution to the hardship, they remain standing. If they do not, they have to sit down. Each time a player answers correctly, their team receives a point. The highest team score wins.



Last Man Standing

Introduction: Everyone goes through good times and bad times. It matters how you handle them. Let’s see how well you can handle the hardships that are thrown at you.

Materials: empty 2 liter soda bottles, one small ball, white paper, glue, crayons, masking tape or chalk

Directions: Have students sitting at several tables and have them draw a person on a piece of paper and color it (one person per group and done as a group project). Students then cut the person out and glue each one on a 2-liter bottle. Place people bottles like bowling pins against a wall. Draw a line with chalk or use masking tape to make a line that the students must bowl behind. Divide the classroom into 2 teams. Have one line for each team behind the line; the students stand behind one another in a long line with their team. One student at a time will roll a small ball at the people bottles to see if they can handle the hardships that are thrown at them. Each student gets one roll then goes to the end of their team line. Tally how many people bottles they knock down for their team. The highest team score wins.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- ABC order

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

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- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Friday, October 19, 2018

All Saints Day/Feast/Saints





References

newadvent.org- All Saints' Day

catholicculture.org- Solemnity of All Saints Old Calendar: Feast of All Saints

catholic.org- Saint index, Saints Facts, Patron Saints, Popular Saints, etc.

catholic-pages.com- Saints (A list of patron saints and their 'specialty)

saints.sqpn.com- This site has information on topics with patron saints, and profiles of those saints. Profiles have portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage, prayers, links to related sites, readings, etc.

saintsresource.com- Saint Index, Saint of the Week, Terminology, etc.

catholicreligionteacher- The Saints



Activities

loyolapress.com- Saint stories for kids are a great way to introduce children to positive role models. From St. Valentine to St. Patrick, St. Michael to St. Nicholas, kids will love learning more about these heroes. Explore the site for saint activities and saint books just for kids. Get saint information and insight on a wide variety of Catholic saints at Loyola Press.

loyolapress.com- How Can We Help? (celebrate the Communion of Saints by helping others)

loyolapress.com- Let's Celebrate (understand how All Saints Day and All Souls Day celebrate the Communion of Saints)

loyolapress.com- Saint Activities and Lesson Plans (several activities posted)

catechisinthethirdmillenium.wordpress.com- Saints Museum
A very educational activity that all students will enjoy.

engagingfaith.blogspot.com- Catholic Saints Research Projects: One of the most popular projects assigned in religious education programs is a research project on the saints. Confirmation candidates almost always have to do some research on their Confirmation saint and many Catholic school teachers find such research to be very valuable in supplementing the lessons of the year.

thereligionteacher.com- All Saints Day Activities

zunal.com- How Do You Become a Saint? (WebQuest)

createwebquest.com- Catholic WebQuest: Saints

A Saintly Quest, developed by John Meneely An RE WebQuest

4catholiceducators.com- Classroom Activities on Saints

aknottedlife.com- All Saints' Halloween party (ideas for food, games, costumes, decorations, etc.)

dltk-holidays.com- All Saints’ Day Activities

pinterest.com- All Saints Party Ideas

pinterest.com- Halloween/All Saints

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

catholicicing.com- Saint Crafts, Printables, Activities And More For Catholic Kids

lovemylittleflower.blogspot.com- List where you can find Liturgical Folders celebrating the Saints and Feast Days through the Liturgical Year.

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Saint activities
Saint activities in bulletins

happysaints.com- Information and cute artworks of saints. Happy Saints ebooks available that features fun artworks of beloved Saints of God in printable posters, prayer cards, greeting cards, coloring pages and badges for countless activities and occasions.

catholicinspired.com- About The Communion of Saints and a Printable Activity

catholicicing.com- Mini Saint Information Fill-in Page for Children

Study Guide Worksheet for Saint Stories by Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- The worksheet includes spaces to summarize the life of the saint, as well as identify something that we can learn from that particular saint. There are spaces for the patronage, feast day, drawing, and quote from each saint. The bottom of the worksheet includes a timeline of church history so the students can add the saint to the timeline and see where that saint fits into our history.

reallifeathome.com- Saints Printable Packets
Printable pages themed around saints.



Coloring

walzingm.com- saint coloring sheets. You can find all of her coloring pages listed up at the top of her blog by clicking on the tab called Coloring Pages.

paperdali.blogspot.com- Saint coloring pages that you can download for free. Scroll down and click on the saint you want. The link will take you directly where you can download a black and white PDF file of the saint.

sjtb.org- Saints, Blesseds, and Clergy Coloring Pages (scroll down to this)

catholicplayground.com- Saints Coloring Pages

saintanneshelper.com- Saints Coloring Pages

reallifeathome.com- All Saints’ Day Coloring Page: Litany of Saints Mini Book



Costumes

catholicicing.com- All Saints Day Costume Ideas for Girls

catholicicing.com- All Saints Day Costume Ideas for Boys

catholicicing.com- Costumes Ideas for All Saints Day- Saints Who Go Together



Crafts

equippingcatholicfamilies.com- Bring a Jar: Make an All Saints Votive Candle!

catholicicing.com- Saint Craft for Catholic Kids- Printable Templates for Paper Bag Puppets

Spoon Saint Craft by Alice Cottage- make saints by using ice cream spoons

catholicicing.com- Saint Crafts, Printables, Activities And More For Catholic Kids

Saint Mobile- Give each student a picture of a saint of their choice on cardstock. Have them cut out the saint. On five blank index cards (you can cut these in half to make them smaller) have the students write 5 things about the saint on the index cards. To make a simple mobile attach the saint to a long piece of string and hang the five index cards below it in a line. *You can also make a saint craft and hang the index cards below it.

lovemylittleflower.blogspot.com- All Saints Day and All Souls Day Folders

loyolapress.com- Favorite Saint and Me Portrait

catholicicing.com- ABC Saints: Coloring Pages Turned Easy Catholic Craft



Games

catholicicing.com- Easy Game For All Saints’ Day- Saint Themed Guessing Jars

happysaints.com- Games Ideas for all Saints Day

showerofroses.blogspot.com- All Saint’s Scavenger Hunt {A Printable Party Game}

showerofroses.blogspot.com- All Saints Bingo

4catholiceducators.com- Patron Saint Trivia Game and Patron Saint Row Race (scroll down to these)

Name That Saint- Divided the class into teams. Give clues about a saint and have students guess who it is. The team with the highest score wins.

catholicmom.com- Saint Bingo

bingocardcreator.com- Saints in Catholicism Bingo Cards

catholicicing.com- All Saints Day Party Games

jeopardylabs.com- Saint Jeopardy (edit or download)

cymhub.com- Saints Jeopardy
The great part of this game is that you don’t have to restrict yourself to Saints – you can personalize the subject to anything you want it to be. You can also easily update the content to reflect age level difficultly.



Lessons

loyolapress.com- All Saints Day Lesson Plans


harcourtreligion.com

All Saints Day- (Grade K)

We Celebrate All Saints: Friends of God (Grade 1)

We Celebrate All Saints: Stars for God (Grade 2)
Scroll down to Chapter 8.

We Celebrate All Saints: Honoring Their Memory (Grade 3)

We Celebrate All Saints: They Chose God (Grade 4)

We Celebrate All Saints: Called To Holiness (Grade 5)

We Celebrate All Saints: A Consecrated People (Grade 6)
Scroll down to Chapter 8.



Songs

When the Saints Come Marching In



Worksheets

reallifeathome.com- Saints Printable Packets
Printable pages themed around saints.

reallifeathome.com- All Saints Day Printables and Worksheet Packet

catholicicing.com- Mini Saint Information Fill-in Page for Children

Study Guide Worksheet for Saint Stories by Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- The worksheet includes spaces to summarize the life of the saint, as well as identify something that we can learn from that particular saint. There are spaces for the patronage, feast day, drawing, and quote from each saint. The bottom of the worksheet includes a timeline of church history so the students can add the saint to the timeline and see where that saint fits into our history.

loyolapress.com- Who Is Your Saint Posse?
Use the reference materials provided to research your patron saints and form your own Saint Posse.

cartoonchurch.com- Cartoon Worksheet
All Saints

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.

saintnook.com- Freebie: Download the ‘Build Your Saint Profile’ Worksheet
This ‘Build Your Saint Profile’ Worksheet is a fun activity for all ages to get to know their patrons and favorite saints.





Special Events for the Month- November







*This month’s special events are: All Saints Day/All Souls Day, & Thanksgiving, and I have quite a number of activities for you to check out.



All Saints Day/All Souls Day

All Saint’s Day/Feasts/Saints- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, lessons, puzzles, quizzes, songs, worksheets, etc.



Thanksgiving

Christian Thanksgiving Ideas & Activities- lessons & activities, crafts, games





Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Christian Halloween Crafts





Here are some really cute Christian Halloween crafts you can do at home or in your classroom.


daniellesplace.com- How To Make Crafts and Learning Activities Relating to Halloween and Fall

ehow.com- Halloween Crafts for Kids in Sunday School Class

ezinearticles.com- Religious Halloween Crafts - Ideas For A Memorable Halloween!

creativebiblestudy.com- Parable of the Pumpkin object lesson with crafts

christiancrafters.com- Pumpkin Prayer and other activities

pinterest.com- Pumpkin Prayer Crafts

pinterest.com- Christian Halloween

primaryflourish.com- Candy Corn Trinity (craft)

teachingwithtlc.com- Using candy corn to teach the Trinity (craft)




Christian Halloween Activities





These ideas offer alternatives to the customary Halloween activities. They are simple suggestions to start you thinking and planning. Add your own creativity and there's no limit to the possibilities for family fun!


looktohimandberadiant.com- Plenty of information packed into a booklet or several coloring/info pages, ready for you to use in your classroom or home.

christianity.about.com- Christian Halloween Alternatives

christianity.about.com- Lesson & Activities for Christian Halloween

childrensministry.com- Alternative to Halloween (lots of activities posted!)

dltk-bible.com- How a Christian is Like a Pumpkin

fishersofkids.com- Harvest Party

sunday-school-center.com- Halloween Ideas for Sunday School

educationworld.com- Halloween Party Alternatives from UNICEF

creativeyouthideas.com- Halloween Alternatives For Christians

pinterest.com- Christian Halloween

christianpf.com- 20 Fun Alternative Ideas for Halloween

todayschristianwoman.com- 5 Fun Halloween Alternatives

The Catholic Toolbox- Christian Halloween Crafts