**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.)



Saturday, August 17, 2019

My Top Ten Must Have Items For CCD






To have a safe and educational classroom here is a list of My Top Ten Must Have Items For CCD.


1. Be Organized- To be a good CCD teacher you must be organized. Be sure to have your lesson plans organized to keep you from leaving things behind and you can find what you want when you need it. Organize your CCD activities at home so you can find what you want when you need it. Searching for certain items can be stressful and since most catechists are volunteers time is something they do not want to waste.


2. Classroom Rules- Every classroom needs rules so that everyone can learn to their fullest potential and the class can run smoothly and effectively. When establishing classroom rules you should identify behavioral expectations for your classroom. Having a well behaved classroom is critical for proper learning. For the students to learn to their fullest potential they need an environment that is quiet, without distractions, and organized. To be able to achieve this is to keep disruptive behavior down to the minimum. Classroom management is rather tricky and teachers need ideas and strategies on how to manage their classroom effectively and efficiently. Teachers therefore need to use good behavior classroom strategies and games for managing classroom behavior. When behaviors become a problem in a classroom an effective strategy is to implement a behavior contract.


3. Tool Caddies- A great place to store classroom supplies (pencils, crayons, scissors, glue, etc.) so they will be ready and easily accessible. *TIP: Just put what supplies the students need to do the activity in the caddy and place it in the middle of the table. Avoid putting extra supplies in the caddy that are not needed. Students will probably use them and supplies can be limited in some CCD programs. Students will also tend to make a bigger mess when too many supplies are available for them to use.


4. Dry Erase Board or Chalk Board- A great place to write vocabulary words, assignments, key words, etc.


5. Agenda Book/Student Planner- An organized student stays current on assignments and will achieve success in school. Agenda books help students develop sound organization skills that will teach them a successful lifelong journey through school.


6. Student Folder/Binder- To cut down on lost papers and to be better organized, give your students folders or binders. What teachers use for student folders depends upon the grade level and what kind of work the student does in class. It can be as simple as a folder with two pockets with or without brads and be as elaborate as a small binder with dividers.


7. Assignment Sheets, Progress Reports, Grade Sheets- Keeping accurate records of student assignments is necessary for good parent/teacher communication. It also helps students be more organized and be able to turn assignments on time.


8. Homework- To encourage my students to do homework I have them play HOMEWORKOPOLY. In order for a student to play HOMEWORKOPOLY, he or she must complete their homework and hand it in to the teacher on time. This is how the student moves around the game board and can receive prizes. If the student does not have their homework finished, they do not get their chance to roll the dice and move for the day. Throughout the year, day by day we keep the game going. By starting at the beginning of the year everyone gets into it and by the end of the year everyone is doing their homework regularly.


9. Computer/Copier Machine- Print worksheets, puzzles, crafts, etc. for your students. Make extra copies just in case you get a new student or if someone brings a friend to class.


10. Supplies- Every classroom must have classroom supplies to survive. I need paper, crayons, colored pencils, glue, glue sticks, construction paper, glitter, clear contact paper, folders, etc. Since classroom supplies are limited at our parish I buy what we need way before CCD starts when all the stores have sales for Back To School items. I store all my CCD crafts and games in a closet and all my craft patterns and file folder games in portable file box with a handle and everything is in individual labeled file folders.


What are your tops things that you must have for CCD? Please comment and I will add it to the post.



Friday, August 16, 2019

Top Things That MUST Be Done Before Every Class





What are the top things that must be done before every class? Well, everyone is different as well as their needs, but maybe sharing what we found that has to be done before class so it can run smoothly and efficiently will help others.


Here is my list of top things that must be done before class:


1. Have prepared and well planned lesson plans. Before you do anything you must plan and prepare. Having a well planned and prepared CCD class is essential. Without this your students cannot learn to their fullest potential. A well planned and prepared lesson plan will also help to avoid possible behavior problems that could arise in your class as well. A thorough and thought out lesson plan should include various elements to promote good learning. Using a lesson plan template will help you keep everything in mind.

2. Be prepared and know the material. Know your subject. Read, study, and learn. A good lesson depends on how well the catechist understands the material.

3. Always arrive at least 30 minutes before your class starts. To enhance your students learning prepare your classroom. A well-organized catechist and classroom is a must. Without it, your students will not learn to their fullest potential. Have all materials and equipment ready and in the classroom before class starts. The attendance list, worksheets, puzzles, coloring sheets, crafts, etc. should be within easy reach and organized on your desk or table. If crafts need to be pre-cut and/or patterns copied onto construction paper for younger students, be sure to have this done before class. Crayons, glue, pencils (sharpened), etc. should be organized in containers so you do not need to interrupt your lesson to go to search for them when they are needed. Keep these supplies nearby within easy reach. Only put supplies on the student’s desk/table when they are needed and not before. This will help keep distractions down to a minimum. Write on the chalk board vocabulary words for today’s lesson or any key words that you want your students to know before class starts.

4. Print worksheets, puzzles, crafts, etc. for your students. Make extra copies just in case you get a new student or if someone brings a friend to class.

5. All technical equipment (VCRs, computers, overhead projectors, CD/DVD players, etc.) should be ready to go and you know how to use them.



What are your tops things that you must do before class? Please comment and I will add it to the post.



Thursday, August 15, 2019

Bell Work




Bell Work is class work that students are doing when the bell rings. It is always the first task the students do. Many teachers use Bell Work to keep students busy and occupied when they first come into the classroom. It can also be used when students have finished their regular work a little early. It will help these students not to rush through their work when they have a challenging activity.


Rules of Bell Work:

• Keep Bell Work simple.

• Make sure it serves a purpose in getting the day's instruction started. Use it as a warm-up activity.

• You should not have to write more than a simple instruction on the board to have the students get busy.

• Bell Work is done every day. When you describe Bell Work to your students on the first day of class, instruct them never to ask you whether there is Bell Work today. There is Bell Work every day.

• Bell Work will always be posted in the same place in the classroom.




What To Do For Bell Work:

• Review previously learned material. (Use questions, worksheets, quizzes, puzzles, etc.)

• Review today’s Gospel Reading (Use questions, worksheets, quizzes, puzzles, etc. You can get ideas from FREE Children's Worship Bulletins and/or Mass Worksheets)

Journal Writing

Mass Journals

• Silent reading.

• Word games or mind benders.

• Give them a situation and ask them “What would Jesus do?”

• Have a passage reference that relates to today’s lesson on the board. Students must summarize the passage in their own words.

• Have the students write the connection between the First Reading and the Gospel Reading from today’s Mass.

• Have the students do Spelling and Vocabulary Worksheets for review or to help the students with new spelling and vocabulary words from today's lesson.

thereligionteacher.com- Bell Work Activities



*Early in the year, your students may not be able to read, but you can point them to an activity as they enter the classroom.

• Activity Tubs: Have tubs of any kind of material for them to sort. Let each student decide if they are sorting by color, by shape, etc. They can work as individuals or in groups.

• Coloring Tubs: Coloring sheets or students can “Draw a picture of _______” (make it specific).

• Activity areas: Most Pre K and Kindergarten teachers have activity areas such as a block areas, fine motor, book, etc. or a play kitchen that you already use for activities, letting the children chose the area they want to explore. Use these same areas and activities for Bell Work.

• Handwriting Sheets/Copy Work: Have the students do manuscript handwriting sheets pertaining to today’s lesson or review previously learned material. Here is a list of Bible Alphabet Handwriting Sheets you can print out for FREE for your classroom or home. To learn various prayers, liturgical objects used in Mass, and other church activities, having the students write it down is a good way for them to remember. Here are a few of my favorite Handwriting/Copy Work Worksheet Makers that are FREE so you can make personalized handwriting worksheets for your students.



What kind of Bell Work do you do in your classroom?



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

How To Get Your Students To Do Their Homework & Turn It In On Time





It seems to be a problem each year, but here are a few tips to get your students to do their homework and turn it in on time.

1. Only assign homework your students fully understand and are able to do by themselves. Make sure that the homework is necessary, not busy work.

2. Agenda Book/Planner- Give your students no excuse for not writing it down. By providing all students with an agenda book for CCD it will allow students to learn to become independent and turn their homework in on time. If your CCD does not do agenda books, you could ask your child’s CCD teacher if they would be willing to do this with your child. The teacher will more likely agree to this accommodation if the student has problems with turning in their homework and if the parents provide the agenda book. It should also be understood by everyone involved that it will be the student’s responsibility to obtain their teacher’s signature on their agenda book to confirm that the student had it filled it out correctly. Be sure to write all homework in the same place each time and at the close of each class remind the students to write down their homework in their agenda book/planner. At the end of class the teacher would check each and every student’s agenda book to see if they had written correctly their assignment(s). The teacher would initial it (or use a stamp) to confirm that it was correct. This step makes sure that the students had their assignments written down correctly and they would know when to turn them in on time. You can also have the parents have to sign the agenda book to verify that they had read the above and understood what their child is supposed to do.

3. Set aside a few minutes before the end of the class to review the assigned homework. Have your students look at the homework, allow them to ask final clarifying questions, and have them check to make sure they have all the materials they need. Ask your students “Is there anyone, for any reason, who will not be able to turn in their homework on time?”

4. Bible Bucks- are a great way to positively reward students for good behavior, completing memory work, completing and turning in their homework on time or even inviting their friends to church or CCD. Students can collect their Bible Bucks and they will be allowed to trade them in for assorted prizes or tasty treats from the "Bible Buck Store".

Free Bible Bucks to print out:

genejordan.com- Free Bible Bucks to print out

kidsmoneyfarm.com- Three different kinds to choose from. Use the "Word Sheets" or "Powerpoint Sheets" to customize the bills and put your church's name on them. For generic Bible Bucks, just download and use the PDF sheets.

kidssundayschool.com- Amounts of 1, 2, 5, and 10 Bible Bucks

5. Homeworkopoly- Here is a fun game to encourage students to do their homework. In order for a student to play HOMEWORKOPOLY, he or she must complete their homework and hand it in to the teacher on time.

6. Student Folders/Binders- There are many students that would turn in their homework- if they knew where it was. Teach your students that their homework is not finished until it is put away in their folder/binder, AND the homework folder/binder is put by the door to bring to class. To cut down on lost papers and to be better organized, give your students folders or binders. Make sure there is a pocket labeled HOMEWORK in the folder/binder where homework is stored.



Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Student Folders/Binders



To cut down on lost papers and to be better organized, give your students folders or binders. What teachers use for student folders depends upon the grade level and what kind of work the student does in class. It can be as simple as a folder with two pockets with or without brads and be as elaborate as a small binder with dividers.


• Two pocket folder with brads.







• Small binder







• Avery #11907 Tab Dividers. You can print your inserts on the computer by using the Avery perforated tab insert sheet that is provided in the packet to make it nice and neat.



You can label the pockets:

• Class Syllabus

• CCD Class Schedule

• Class Rules

• Flyers/Announcements/Newsletters

Agenda Book/Planner- helps students stay organized and current on assignments.

Assignment & Grade Sheets- sheets to write down assignments, when they are assigned, when they are due, grades, etc.

• Homework

• Behavior- Behavior Contract & Behavior Chart, Behavior Report, etc.

Parent/Teacher Communication

• Prayers- Prayer Booklet, Prayer Chart (prayers that the student has completed), etc.

• Graded Papers

• Etc.



What kind of student folder do you use? How is it labeled?





Monday, August 12, 2019

Agenda Book/Student Planner Printable



An organized student stays current on assignments and will achieve success in school. Agenda books help students develop sound organization skills that will teach them a successful lifelong journey through school.

My son used to have an extremely hard time keeping his homework assignments organized and turning them in on time. We have found that an agenda book that is kept in his binder helps tremendously.


His agenda book consisted of the following:

1. calendar
2. daily assignment log for each subject for homework, projects or assignments, etc.
3. date due for assignment(s)
4. space for teachers and parents to communicate
5. teacher signature space for each subject
6. parent signature space on bottom of page


*When my son was in middle school the teachers would at the end of class check each and every student’s agenda book to see if they had written correctly their assignment(s). The teacher would initial it (or use a stamp) to confirm that it was correct. I thought this was a fantastic idea and it also made sure that the students had their assignments written down correctly and they would know when to turn them in on time. Parents also had to sign the agenda book daily to verify that they had read the above and understood what their child was supposed to do.


*I think it would be a wonderful idea to utilize agenda books for CCD. By providing all students with an agenda book for CCD it will allow students to learn to become independent and turn their homework in on time. If your CCD does not do agenda books, you could ask your child’s CCD teacher if they would be willing to do this with your child. The teacher will more likely agree to this accommodation if the student has problems with turning in their homework and if the parents provide the agenda book. It should also be understood by everyone involved that it will be the student’s responsibility to obtain their teacher’s signature on their agenda book to confirm that the student had it filled it out correctly.







This activity is free, however it is 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 orretransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Agenda Book Page- print and fill out
My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group- activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.


Directions on how to fill out Agenda Book/Student Planner page:

The small blank red calendar clipart is where you write the date.

The white rectangle with lines is the area for assignments.

Due date: When the assignment is due.

Done: A place to put a check mark when homework is completed.

Teacher Initials: Teacher approves agenda book is correctly filled out.

Parent Initials: Parent approves the child’s homework.

Parent/Teacher Notes: An area for parents and teachers to communicate.



Here are some freebies I found online that you might like:

education.com- Printable Homework Planner

worksheetworks.com- Five Day Homework Planner

blessedbeyondadoubt.com- Free Printable Student Planners for Back to School

thecurriculumcorner.com- Student Planning Binder

theorganisedstudent.tumblr.com- Daily, Weekly, 24/7 Weekly Planners, Monthly, Five Page Study/Revision Planner, Essay Planner, Assignment Planner, Semester Planner, ‘Goal Getter’ Goal Tracker, Grade Tracker, Month At A Glance Planner, Definitions Page, Topics To Study, Task List, Readings, Budget Planner, Essay Checklist, Exam Checklist

printableplanners.net- Student Planner Pages

scatteredsquirrelcom- Student Planner Printables

brighthub.com- Create Your Own Personalized Homework Planner

freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com- Homework Charts





Friday, August 9, 2019

Social Stories for Church



Carol Gray has developed a technique called social stories to help a child with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) understand cues and actions for specific social situations. Social stories are an effective method of providing both guidance and direction to promote self-awareness, self calming, and self-management in responding to social situations. The technique involves creating a short story that describes the situation and includes appropriate actions and expressions. By creating a short story, the situation is described in terms of relevant social cues, anticipated actions and information on what is occurring and why. The stories are written according to specific guidelines based on Gray’s extensive use of this technique. The story is also customized for the individual and their circumstance (Attwood, 1998).

Adams et al. (2004) found that social story intervention decreases a variety of undesirable behaviors exhibited by children diagnosed with ASD. Results of their study support the notion that social story intervention is a useful too in decreasing inappropriate behaviors. Although the problem behaviors decreased, the participant’s use of oral language to express his needs/concerns increased. Furthermore, this study demonstrated that multiple behaviors serving one function can be successfully addressed in a single social story. Using one story instead of four stories to address behaviors appears to be more efficient and effective.






<=My Social Stories Book by Carol Gray









The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray=>
Limited preview







Social Stories for Church:

autismsocialstories.com- Going To Mass (with pictures)

autisminspiration.com- Going to Mass (scroll down to this)

aleteia.org- A Great Visual Tool That Helps Children With Autism During Mass

creativelearning4kidz.com- Going To Mass Social Story
This social story is about going to Mass. Things you might do at Mass. How to behave during Mass. This book also comes with a set of 12 PECS cards.

positivelyautism.com- Going To Church on Easter (scroll down to this)

autismrelgiouseducation.net- Mass Book, Prayer Book, Confirmation Book, etc.

teacherspayteachers.com- Social Story Going to Mass Book + PECS Autism

simplycatholic.net- social story about attending mass and receiving Communion




Websites that have Social Stories:

autismteachingstrategies.com- Free Social Skills Downloads

adders.org- Social Stories by parents

depts.washington.edu- Social Stories Downloads

kansasasd.com- Social Narratives

kidscandream.webs.com- Social Stories (look under Website Menu for more different kinds of social stories)

paaustism.org- Social Story Resource Collection



How to write Social Stories:

vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu- How to Write a Social Story

penandthepad.com- How to Write Social Stories for Children With Autism

classroom.synonym.com- Examples of Social Stories



Free Pictures to Make Social Stories:

do2learn.com- FREE Picture Cards to use to make social stories.

practivalautismresources.com- Browse through more than 100 pages of free printable items suitable for Social Stories (scroll down for these)

lessonpix.com- Social Skills pics

friendshipcircle.org- 12 Computer Programs, Websites And Apps For Making Social Stories

touchautism.com- Free Social Stories Creator & Library



*Some children do better with real pictures that can be taken with your digital camera or cell phone.



Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Inclusion of Special Needs Students in Your Classroom





Deciding how to best meet student’s needs occurs before classes start. This can be done among teachers during informal meetings, co-teaching, and formal meetings to recommend interventions or consider the appropriateness of how to best to teach the child with special needs. This collaboration also takes place with parents, siblings, guardians, and families during parent conferences as well as during day-to-day communication with parents regarding the progress of their child.

Collaboration involves cooperation, effective communication, shared problem solving, planning and finding solutions to ensure that all students in your classroom will learn to their fullest potential in an environment that promotes learning. To have constructive collaboration it is essential to establish an excellent partnership with all involved in working with students with special needs.

National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD)- Samples of Registration Forms, Individualize Religion Education Plan, Alternative Religious Education Program Guidelines, Placement, Confidential Student File, Teaching Strategies, Permission for Classroom Observation, Release of Information, Volunteer Recruitment, Classroom Observation, Classroom Team Interview, Planning Meeting, Program Evaluation, and Report of Behavioral Incident.

When I find out that I am having a special needs child in my classroom I first meet with the parents and talk with them about their child and what their needs are. I also have the parents answer a questionnaire about their child before they come to class to help with the transition of their child into the classroom.

A training session of all personnel that will be involved with the child should be conducted before the student starts CCD to focus on identifying supports the student needs and how to implement them.

When writing up your lesson plans be sure to include strategies and adaptations for the student so you can best meet their unique needs.


Example:

Accommodation Suggestions for Students with ADHD


For Beginning Activities

Give small amounts of work.
Provide signals to begin.
Use timers and encourage self-monitoring.
Use verbal and written directions.
Provide additional structure (e.g., large-lined paper).
Highlight directions using larger fonts or colors.



For Keeping On-Task

Increase frequency of positive reinforcement.
Use peer assistants.
Make tasks interesting.
Break tasks into smaller, “manageable” units.
Allow breaks.
Use hands-on activities.



For Listening

Teach note taking and encourage use of notebook organizers.
Use positive reinforcement.
Allow doodling.
Allow standing.



For Excessive Activity

Use activity as rewards (run errands, wash boards, move desks).
Allow standing during class.
Encourage active participation.
Reward sitting.



For Impulsive Behavior

Provide acceptable alternatives.
Encourage trying to continue with another part of the assignment before interrupting the teacher.
Recommend not taking during lectures.
Recommend writing down questions and answers before blurting out.
Teach acceptable social behavior for conversations, for class behavior, and for interacting with peers.
Reward listening and appropriate behaviors.



For Working Independently

Ensure tasks match ability levels.
Provide brief directions.
Use brief tasks.
Use checklists for self-monitoring.
Use positive reinforcement.



For Following Class Rules

Keep rules simple.
Post and review class rules.
Model and role-play following rules.
Be consistent with enforcement of rules.
Provide students with copies of rules.




Meet with past teachers and find out what worked best for this student and what you as a teacher need to do to help the student learn to their fullest potential.

After you have met with the parents, past teachers, etc. and discussed thoroughly what the needs are for this student write up a lesson plan that includes any differentiation of presentation and response for the student, explicit strategies to meet the learning needs of this child or any other information or accommodations and/or modifications that the student requires. The lesson plan should be thorough and be able to use with all students in the class.

I have an example of one of my lesson plans including a student with ADHD. This file is located at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (under Lesson Plan Forms)-

My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my printables at The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group- activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.




After you have done the lesson with your students you should evaluate the lesson. Self-evaluation is a very important part of every lesson. It requires you to think back on the lesson and consider the answers to general questions like these:

What went well in this lesson? Why?
What problems did I experience? Why?
Was it “student centered”? Should it have been?
What could I have done differently?
What did I learn from this experience that will help me in the future?

It is also helpful to break the lesson plan into its different components:

Preparation and research - Was I well prepared? - What could I have done differently?
Written plan - Was I organized? Did the written format work? Is there a better form?
Presentation - Were the students involved? Was I clear in my presentation? How was the pacing?
Assessment - Does my method(s) of assessment measure what I want? How did the class do? What should I change for next time?

Take the time to seriously reflect on your lesson. It is important to train yourself to be self-reflective/critical and “process” what your experience was. It is the primary way to learn from past experience and it will enable your students to learn to their fullest potential.





Tuesday, August 6, 2019

What Do You Need To Do When You Have a Special Needs Student in Your Sunday School Classroom?




What preparation should you do to help this child learn to his/her fullest potential?

1. Meet with your DRE and determine what questions to ask the parents BEFORE CCD starts. Meet with the parents and gather all the information you can about their child.

ncpd.org- Samples of Registration Forms, Individualize Religion Education Plan, Alternative Religious Education Program Guidelines, Placement, Confidential Student File, Teaching Strategies, Permission for Classroom Observation, Release of Information, Volunteer Recruitment, Classroom Observation, Classroom Team Interview, Planning Meeting, Program Evaluation, and Report of Behavioral Incident.


2. Have staff training for the special needs child BEFORE CCD starts.


3. Assign an aide or “buddie” to be with the student (if needed). Make sure the aide will be present each Sunday. Students with special needs do not like change. Train the aide on how the child learns best and their accommodations. Dismiss the aide when they are no longer needed by the student.


4. Decorate and organize your classroom to fit the needs of the child. Other suggestions: kalamco.com, brightubeducation.com, etc.


5. Organize your activities in your lesson plans in the same order each Sunday (this allows the student to become familiar with your schedule and it will calm them). Give the student a Visual Schedule and have the aide go over this with the student each day so they will know what will happen and what is expected of them. Use words or pre-made pictures, or cut some out of a magazine or catalog, and you can even take pictures with your camera (you can take pictures of them doing various activities and make a personal visual schedule). Use the format that fits their needs best.

When writing up your lesson plans be sure to include strategies and adaptations for the student so you can best meet their unique needs. Go over with the aide each Sunday the lesson plan and what they are supposed to do to help the student learn best.


6. Have the child come to class to see what Sunday School is like with no other students. Introduce yourself and the aide to him and go through a normal day in your classroom would be like. Show him what he will do step by step and give him an assign seat where he will learn best. Have his aide use his visual schedule to help him know what he is supposed to do and when.




Friday, August 2, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 9/29/19- Luke 16:19-31 (The Rich Man and Lazarus)








*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 16:19-31



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- Rich Man and Lazarus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz

sermons4kids.com- Trading Places object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollesson.com- Lesson with questions and answers

sundayschoolsources.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus lesson with craft

calvarycurriculum.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus lesson #211 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

word-sunday.com- Selfishness and Prejudice (scroll down to gospel)

rclblectionary.com- Luke 16:19-31 Gospel Summary, Reflection for Families, Bringing the Gospel into Your Family, Discussion Questions

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- The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke16:19-31)

sermons4kids.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)

coloring.ws/parables- Lazarus and the Rich Man

servicioskoinonia.org- Modern gif

bible-printables.com- The Parable of The Rich Man and Lazarus

supercoloring.com- Rich Man and Lazarus

religiocando.it- Rich Man and Lazarus

storage.cloversites.com- Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus coloring page (page 12)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Trading Places group activities (crafts)

auntiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus craft



Games

boardgames.about.come- Beggar My Neighbor (card game)

sermons4kids.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Trading Places group activities- (games)



Puzzles

richkids.me- Spot the Difference

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

biblekids.eu- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

kidssundayschool.com- Unscramble

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

biblewise.com- True or False



Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- 16:19-31

richkids.me- Rich Man and Lazarus Worksheet

thereligionteacher.com- The Religion Teacher’s Parable Worksheet Pack



Thursday, August 1, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 9/22/19- Luke 16:1-13 (The Dishonest Steward)








*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 16:1-13 or Luke 16:10-13



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- Do the Right Thing object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The Dishonest Manager object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

word-sunday.com- Ernie’s Caught in the Middle (scroll down to Gospel)

jesuswalk.com- Parable of the Dishonest Steward (lesson and questions provided)

sundaychildrensfocus.com- God and Money object lesson

rfour.org- Parable Of The Dishonest Steward

graceprc.org- Parable of the Unjust Steward lesson with activities

livestrong.com- Fun Activities for Kids on Telling the Truth

teacherplanet.com- Honesty Activities

positivepsychologyprogram.com- Honesty Worksheets, Activities & Tests: Honesty & Integrity in Therapy

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

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

childrensministry.com- Lies and God's Eyes
In this activity, the children will make writing appear with water and crayons to show that even when we try to cover up our lies, God sees through it all.

ed.gov/parents- Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen

teachingwithhaley.com- Teaching Honesty in the Classroom

familymanagement.com- Helping Your Child Learn Responsible Behavior with Activities for Children



Coloring

servicioskoninonia.org- Make Your Choice gif

sermons4kids.com- I will follow Jesus when I’m tempted to do wrong.

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The rich man fired his manager for wasting his possessions (page 4)

biblewise.com- You cannot serve two masters.

doodle-art-alley.com- Honesty is the best policy.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Do The Right Thing group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Dishonest Manager group activities (crafts)

kidsofintegrity.com- Certificate of Authenticity Craft

truthforkids.com- Telling the Truth Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Do The Right Thing group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Dishonest Manager group activities (games)

classroom.synonym.com- Snowball to Avalanche Game

christianitycove.com- Lying and an Honesty Game: “Button, Button”

meaningfulmama.com- Honesty in the Truth and Lie Game
“Truth or Lie” is a simple game that helps kids really understand the basics of honesty. All you do is make a statement that they would be familiar with and then walk to the side of the line to represent if they think it’s the truth or the lie.

The Catholic Toolbox- Liar, liar, pants on fire! (game)
Here is a fun game that helps children to recognize what lying is and how to resist it.



Movie

Introduce movie- What happens when you lie? How do you feel when you lie?

Veggie Tales: Larry Boy and The Fib From Outer Space (25 min.) and ask questions

1. What was the first fib that Jr. told? He said that Laura broke the plate.
2. Who broke the plate? Jr.
3. What happened to Laura? She got into trouble.
4. What happened to the Fib? It got bigger and bigger because Jr. kept telling lies.
5. How was the lie stopped? Jr. told the truth that he broke the plate.
6. Does God want us to always tell the truth? Yes.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:10 Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:10 Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:10 Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16: 1-2; 10-13 Fill in the Blanks

funtrivia.com- A Virtuous Quiz for Children

christianteens.about.com- Christian Teen Honesty Quiz: How Truthful are You?

cbsnews.com- The Honesty Quiz



Worksheets

simpleathome.com- Honesty Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Luke 16:1-13 Worksheet

teacherspayteachers.com- This is a simple worksheet that will allow teachers to assess each student's understanding of what it means to be honest. FREE!

worksheetplace.com- Honesty Worksheet

files.havefunteaching.com- Character Stories

teacherplanet.com- How Honest Are You? (Click on this for worksheet) A worksheet to help students analyze the consequences of their actions.

talkingtreebooks.com- What Is Honesty?


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 9/15/19- Luke 15:1-32 (Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin, Prodigal Son)








*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 15:1-32



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

kirkofkildaire.org- Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin lesson with art activity

sundayschoolsources.com- One Lost Coin and One Lost Sheep lesson with activities

ministry-to-children.com- Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10) Lesson

dltk-bible.com- The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin lesson with crafts, puzzles, coloring, take home sheet, etc.

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, enrichment activities, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Wearing His Brand object lesson

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

daniellesplace.com- Parable of the Lost Coin, Lost Sheep, and Prodigal Son crafts and activities

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Carries the Lost Sheep Home on His Shoulders lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) lesson #210 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes object lesson with coloring, puzzles, group activities, powerpoint presentation, worship bulletin, etc.

childrensermons.com- Bad Boy object lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- A Father Welcomes a Lost Son lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 activities

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

textweek.com- Luke 15:1-32 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep

coloring.ws/parables- Parable of the Lost Lamb (2)

biblewise.com- Parable of the Lost Sheep

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- The Lost Sheep Coloring Page, Luke 15:7

gardenofpraise.com- Parable of the Lost Coin

bibleclasscreations.blogspot.com- Parable of the Lost Coin

bible-printables.com- Parable of the Lost Coin

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Son Returns

coloring.ws/parables- Prodigal Son (4)

kidz-under-construction.com- 4 coloring sheets: The Prodigal Son Leaves Home, The Prodigal Son Feeds the Pigs, The Prodigal Son Returns to His Father, The Father Talks to the Older Brother

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Son Returns

kidssundayschool.com- Luke 15:11-32

wordforlifesays.files.wordpress.com- God Rejoices When The Lost Are Found

lambsongs.co.nz- The Lost Coin, Prodigal Son, and One Hundred Sheep story booklet and one page Bible story to color (scroll down to these)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found group activities (craft posted)

sweetgrace.typepad.com- BaaBaa Black, Pink, and Blue Sheep? An easy yarn craft (scroll down to the white one with ears)

first-school.ws- Handprint Lamb or Sheep Craft
This is a very easy craft that the youngest child can help with and makes a beautiful keepsake. Template included.

pinterest.com- Lamb Craft (LOTS posted!)

redtedart.com- 30 Cute Lamb Sheep Crafts

funfamilycrafts.com- Sheep Note Holder

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

orientaltrading.com- Lamb of God Stand Up Craft Kit

Rocking Sheep- Tap the sheep very lightly and they will gently rock from side to side. (The Grolier Kids Crafts Craft Book by Cheryl Owen, page 18 & 19).

The Lord is My Shepherd Magnet- A cute sheep magnet out of popsicle sticks. You can omit the other wooden pieces and mini chalkboard in this craft and just use cardboard or construction paper. (Hands On Crafts for Kids 20-Minute Crafts, page 30 & 31).

daniellesplace.com- Lost Sheep crafts

dltk-kids.com- Handprint Lamb Craft (a very cute craft of a sheep made from cotton and the child's handprint)

The Catholic Toolbox- Hand Lamb (scroll down for this)

Woolly Sheep Ornament- A cute simple sheep that can be made like in the book or made out of black construction paper, fiberfill, and white crayon to draw in the eyes. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).

bibleclasscreations.blogspot.com- Parable of the Lost Coin Craft

daniellesplace.com- Parable of the Lost Coin crafts

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes Group Activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: What did the son do when he ran out of money? (He hired himself out to one of the local citizens who sent him to his farm to tend the swine.)

lessonplanofhappiness.com- Prodigal Son Puppets Stick Puppets or Flannel Board Figures

meaningfulmama.com- Parable of the Lost Son Craft (put your favorite verse from today’s Gospel inside)


Introduce craft: What job did the son have to do when he ran out of money?

daniellesplace.com- several crafts posted (scroll down to these)

dltk-bible.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet with color or black and white template

enchantedlearning.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet (scroll down for this)

books.google.com- Pink Plate Piggy Bank- Kathy Ross Crafts Colors by Kathy Ross, page 10 – 12

diyjoy.com- Oink All The Way To The Bank With This Mason Jar Piggy Bank!

enpaperblog.com- DIY Piggy Banks

family.disney.com- Handy Hamm Piggy Bank

Plastic Bottle Piggy Bank- The Everything Kids' Money Book by Diane Mayr, page 11

woojr.com.com- Printable Pig Mask

kidscraftroom.com- Pig Mask

youtube.com- How To Make A Pig Mask



Games

Shoe Search- The Really big Book of Bible Games, page 87

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found group activities (games)

The Lost Sheep Hide and Seek- A great activity game to go with the Bible story. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 146 for game pieces and page 146 for directions).

The Lost Coin Hide and Seek Game- A great activity game to the Parable of the Lost Coin. Children will love hunting for their lost coin as you teach the simple truth about God and his love for us. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 146).

Son Search- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 88

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes Group Activities (games)

The Prodigal Son Comes Home Game- A fun board game about the Prodigal Son. The object of the game is to get your markers to the banquet. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 95 - 106 for directions, game board markers, game board, and game cards).


Introduce game: Why did the son find it so demeaning and disgraceful to tend the swine? (Because it was the most menial and degrading of employment. Jews cannot eat pork and consider swine unclean.)

daniellesplace.com-Pigs Snorting Game & Feed the Pig (scroll down to these and look under Activity)

ehow.com- How To Play The Card Game Pig- The card game Pig is tons of fun when a lot of people play. Keep your eye on everyone else's nose in this game so you don't make a pig of yourself. For added fun have the dealer call “oink” instead of “Go” and pass a card to your left.

The Catholic Toolbox- Sheep Memory Game

The Catholic Toolbox- The Prodigal Son (file folder game)



Mini Books & One Page Printable Bible Stories

lambsongs.co.nz- The Lost Son Comes Home (mini book)
(scroll down to this)

lambsongs.co.nz- Prodigal-The Lost Son Comes Home (one page printable Bible story)
(scroll down to this)



Puzzles

biblewise.com- Lost Sheep (maze)

biblewise.com- The Prodigal Son's Journey (maze)

More 365 Activities for Kids- Lost Sheep puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. at September 29 – October 3.

More 365 Activities for Kids- Jesus told many stories. In this story a woman is searching for her lost coin. The artist has hidden several coins. How many can you find? September 23 page.

biblewise.com- Find the lost coin in the pile of money.

biblewise.com- Help the shepherd find his sheep hidden in the picture.

More 365 Activities for Kids- Parable of the Lost Son puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. at September 24 – 28.

sermons4kids.com- Prodigal Son Dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Word Search

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Lost Son Word Search

web.archive.org- The Prodigal Son Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Parable of the Lost Son Word Shape

dltk-bible.com- Prodigal Son anagrams, cross words, cryptogram, word mining sheets, word search

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Lost Son Decoder puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Decoder

dltk-bible.com- Lost Sheep/Lost Coin puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Lost Sheep & Coin Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Crossword

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Son Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Luke 15:1-3; 11-32 Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Lost Son Multiple Choice

biblepathwayadventures.com- Match the question with the answer on the right.



Worksheets

biblewise.com- Prodigal Son (Number the pictures in the correct order.)

drive.google.com- Parable of the Lost Sheep & Lost Coin Worksheet

kirkofkildaire.org- Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin Worksheet

sdc.me.uk- Luke 15:1-32

thereligionteacher.com- The Parable of the Lost Coin Worksheet

tes.com- Prodigal Son Worksheets

smp.org- On this worksheet, students retell the story of the Prodigal Son using texting and social media messages.



Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 9/8/19- Luke 14:25-33 (The Cost of Being a Disciple)








*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 14:25-33



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- Counting the Cost object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Making Choices object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus lesson with questions and answers

bible.org- The purpose of this lesson is to help you understand the term “disciple” and show operationally the distinct characteristics of such a person. Worksheet provided.

word-sunday.com- Randy’s Important Decision (scroll down to Gospel)

jesuswalk.com- Cost of Discipleship (Luke 14:25-35) lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Following Jesus (Luke 9:51-62; Luke 14:25-34) Sunday School 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- I will follow Jesus, God’s son.

sermons4kids.com- I want to follow Jesus. He is God’s son.

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- 4 coloring pages posted



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Counting the Cost & Making Choices group activities (crafts)

kidssundayschool.com- Bee Thumb-body with Jesus

kidssundayschool.com- Helping Hands (change this craft to fit your needs)

Followers Footprints- Students decorate T-shirts with footprints. (Bible Story Crafts & Projects Children Love by Group Publishing, page 64)

sundayschoolcrafts.net- Flip Flop Sandal Craft "Walking In His Footsteps"
Decorate your flip flop and write “Following Jesus” on it, etc. You can hang this on the wall or make put a magnet on the back of it.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Counting the Cost & Making Choices Group Activities (games)

Play Follow the Leader, but have the students follow and do everything Jesus does.

Toe Service- Change this game to do a verse from Luke 14:25-33. (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 206)

Only Jesus- Children will review what they know about Jesus and realize that only God’s son could do the things Jesus did. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 117)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks



Worksheets

bible.org- This is a careful look at Scripture and what it means to be a disciple. You are encouraged to look up the following verses and see the characteristics of a disciple. (Scroll down to this.)

sdc.me.uk- Luke 14:25-33 Worksheet



Monday, July 29, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 9/1/19- Luke 14:1, 7-14 (Humility and Hospitality)








*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 14:1, 7-14



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- Left Out object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- All Puffed Up object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, fill in the blanks, etc.

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus Confronts Hypocrisy and Embraces Humility (Luke 14:1-14) Bible Lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Invites Everyone to the Table lesson with questions and answers.

sundayschoolresources.com- Don’t Play Favorites activities

kidssundayschool.com- I Know You
This activity will have the children going away feeling great about who they are, and it will help them see how the power of our Lord can help them accept others for who they are.

randomactsofkindness.org- Random Acts of Kindness lessons, crafts, activities, etc.

randomactsofkindnes.org- FREE K-8 lesson plans

randomactsofkindnes.org- Kindness Training Materials

goodcharacter.com- Lesson and activities on respecting others

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

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

tonychestnut.com- Kindness Counts: Exploring Random Acts of Kindness
A curriculum for “The Book About Tony Chestnut”

pbs.org- A Kindness Tree

pinterest.com- Kindness Projects

goodcharacter.com- Being Friends for grades K – 5
This page is from the teaching guide for the video "Being Friends" in the video series You Can Choose! Even if you aren't showing this video there is a lot of useful material here, though you may wish to change some of the wordings or omit a few items.


Kindness Coupons- This is a great idea for kids to give coupons to perform an act of kindness. Kids can print out the great coupons that will tell you they are volunteering to pull weeds in the garden, mow the grass, or perhaps do the dishes.

kidlutions.blogspot.com- Kindness Coupons To Encourage Kindness

sparklestories.com- Kindness Coupons

4men1lady.com- Kindness Cards to print out (scroll down to this)



Coloring

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Luke 14:11

4catholiceducators.com- Everyone Who Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted and Sit at the Lowest Place (gifs)

sermons4kids.com- Showing Kindness Towards Others



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Left Out group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- All Puffed Up group activities (crafts)

sugarspiceandglitter.com- A (Paper) Chain of Kindness

teachstarter.com- Spread Kindness in Your Classroom | Random Acts of Kindness Activities

getitgoingnow.com- Six Kids Crafts That Teach Kindness

daniellesplace.com- Scroll down to: Plant a Little Kindness Plant Marker

crayola.com- Heart Suncatchers

crayola.com- Kindness Calendar Quilt



Games

sermons4kids.com- Left Out group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- All Puffed Up (games)


The Really Big Book of Bible Games:
After You- page 218
All Strung Up- page 219

Life Size Kindness- This game will help the children discover Jesus was kind and instructed us to be kind to others. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 120 & 121).

Serving Up Acceptance- Students will display acceptance of each other through an active praise game. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 127).

What Do You Stand For?: Character Building Card Game by Barbara A. Lewis


Get to The End of the Line (Review Game)

Introduce game- When you are in a line, where is the worse place to be? Let’s find out.

Have a list of review questions from past Bible stories or lessons. Line up all the students against the wall. Ask each student one question. If they answer incorrectly, they sit down at their seat. If they are correct, you say, “Get to the End of the Line” and they move and stand at the end of the line. Ask the next student in the line a question and the game continues. The last student standing is the winner.

Limbo- The student that can go the lowest wins!

jdaniel4smom.com- Button Golf (student with the lowest score wins!)

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



Puppets

pbskids.org- Feeling Left Out



Puzzles

Playing Favorites- Look at these pictures. Which children are humbling themselves? Which children are playing favorites toward others? Color the humble children. Put an X through the selfish children. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 61)

maxipraise.com- Maze #1

maxipraise.com- Maze #2

webzoon.freewebs.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks



Worksheets:

teacherscorner.net- Writing prompts

dollarphilanthropy.typepad.com- Sharing is Super Worksheet

sdc.me.uk- Luke 14:1, 7-14 Worksheet