Monday, December 6, 2021

Christmas







Activities & Crafts:

4catholiceducators.com- Christmas Resources

Neat Jesse Tree to Make- Check out this lovely and creative Jesse Tree by Angela

Shine On- Students make punched-tin candleholders. (Bible Story Crafts & Projects Children Love by Kathy Ross, page 71).

daniellesplace.com- Christmas Crafts For Kids

Christmas Lapbooks- Here are some lapbooks that celebrate the meaning of Christmas. Download them for free and use what you want to make your own Christmas Lapbook.

12 Days of Christmas Lapbooks- Here are the directions from various resources on how to do the lapbook. These can give you lots of great ideas to make your own.

noelnoelnoel.com- Festive Candle Holder
Cute, easy craft made out of a baby food jar and tissue paper. Tip: Make a mixture of half water and half glue in a paper cup. Paint with a paintbrush or a Q-tip a small area on each jar with the glue mixture, then cover the area with small pieces of tissue paper. Use a variety of colored paper to cover the entire jar with two or three layers of tissue paper. Coat the finished jar with thinned glue to seal.

Glitter and Sugar Ornament- A fun and easy way to make lots of pretty ornaments to decorate your Christmas Tree. (The Best Holiday Crafts Ever! By Kathy Ross, page 144 & 145).

ehow.com- Melted Crayon Jars
An easy craft that students can make as presents for their loved ones.

christiancrafters.com- Several Christmas crafts posted here.

Gratitude Boxes- These heartfelt gifts are the ones you will cherish forever and will never forget.

Birth of Jesus Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dial to retell the Birth of Jesus story they learned over and over again. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 37, 38, 39, 40, and 44).

catholicicing.blogspot.com- DIY Printable Nativity for Kids by Lacy
Complete directions and printable templates

papertoys.com- Printable Nativity Scene

madebyjoel.com- Made by Joel Nativity Scene (free printable)

Baby Jesus in a Manger- A little manger with baby Jesus is just right for little hands. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 47 & 48).

web.archive.org- Paper Bag Manger Scene



Coloring:

4catholiceducators.com- Christmas Coloring Pages

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is born manger scene #1

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is born manger scene #2

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ birth manger scene #3

sermons4kids.com- Manger scene #4

sermons4kids.com- Mary and baby Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus

lambsongs.co.nz- 9 Christmas booklets
Print these out for the children to color.

web.archive.org- The First Christmas Book
A book for you to make and share.



Games:

12 Days of Christmas Memory Game- Print out 2 copies to play Memory

The Birth of Jesus Game- A simple and fun board game for younger children to find Jesus in the stable. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 56 & 57 for game board and page 55 for directions).

Pin the Star on the Stable- Teach the Christmas story with this simple game of Pin the Star on the Stable. Great for younger children. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 47).

kidssundayschool.com- Search for Jesus
A fun yet simple game for younger children about searching for baby Jesus.

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Eight Christmas games posted here.


Introduce game: What town was Jesus born in? Bethlehem

learningtreasures.com- Nativity Dominoes to print out and play


diva-girl-parties-and-stuff.com- Right, Left, Christmas Game
A fun way to review the story of the birth of Jesus.





Gifts For The Baby Jesus File Folder Game- The object of this game is to be the first to collect gold, frankincense, and myrrh.



Lessons:

Mary and the Angel- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

Birth of Jesus- (Pre K – K) lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

Birth of Jesus- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

dltk-bible.com- The Christmas Story (Taken from Matthew and Luke) lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, angel printables, Christmas Bible Reading Chart, coloring pages, crafts, games and puzzles, Christmas Nativity Felt Board, puppets, or coloring templates, Christmas plays, prayers, and songs, Christmas printables, recipes, take home sheets, etc.

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson One: Gabriel Visits Mary

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson Two: Joseph’s Dream

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson Three: Journey to Bethlehem

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson Four: Visit of the Magi



Music/Songs:

kididdles.com- Away in a Manger Song (with lyrics and audio)

kididdles.com- Christ Was Born on Christmas Day Song (with lyrics)

kididdles.com- Go Tell It On The Mountain Song (with lyrics)



Puzzles/Worksheets:

ministry-to-children.com- Christmas Activity Worksheets for Children

kidssundayschool.com- The Magi Search for Jesus word search

sermons4kids.com- Birth of Jesus (word search)

sermons4kids.com- Birth of Jesus (crossword)

sermons4kids.com- The Birth of Jesus (decoder)

thoughtco.com- Christmas Nativity Wordsearch, Crossword Puzzle, and Other Printouts

The Angel Said to Them . . . (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 16.

Shepherds Find the Baby (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 17. (Click on Sample)

calvarycurriculum.com- Several Christmas worksheets listed with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

dltk-holidays.com- Christmas puzzles
Scroll down to Christmas Themed Printable Games and Puzzles for anagrams, bingo, crosswords, cryptograms, dominos, jigsaw puzzles, mazes, Memory cards, riddles, word-mining, word searches

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.

An Angel Tells Good News- Connect the dots in the picture to see who brought Mary good news. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 9).

The Angel Speaks to Mary- Begin at start and write down every other word as you follow the arrows around the crown. You will see part of the angel’s message about the soon-to-be-born king. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 34).

Jesus’ Birth Announcement- Use this code to see what the angles said. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 34).

Joseph Cares for Mary- In the space draw a picture of what the angel told Joseph in his dream. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 10).

A Trip to Bethlehem- Look at the two pictures. The second picture has 6 missing parts. Circle the missing parts. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 12).

Angels Tell Shepherds the Good News- Match the angels. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 13).

Shepherds Find The Baby (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word (Grade 1 – 3) by Linda Standke, page 17.

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Find the matching pictures and draw lines to them. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 14).

The First Christmas Gift- To find out what the first Christmas gift was, write the first letter of each picture on the line above the picture. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 35).

Go to Egypt- Help Joseph take Mary and Jesus to Egypt (maze). (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 15).

The Flight to Egypt-Flip the page maze to help Joseph and his family travel to Egypt. . (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 37 & 38).



Quizzes:

a4esl.org- Christmas Story Quiz

whatchristianswanttoknow.com- This quiz can easily be made into a worksheet.



Skits:

kidssundayschool.com- The Birth of Jesus- A lively skit about the people and times during the Birth of Jesus.

kidssundayschool.com- Not What I Wanted- Have you ever been disappointed by a Christmas Gift?

christiancrafters.com- Several Christmas Skits, Plays & Dramas posted here



Thursday, November 11, 2021

Advent Activities & More







Activities & Resources

usccb.org- Advent Resources

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

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

catholicculuture.org- Catholic Advent Activities

thereligionteacher.com- Advent Activities

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

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

catholicmom.com- Advent Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesse Tree Ideas

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

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Lapbooks

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Candle of hope

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Peace

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love

freefunchristmas.com- Advent Wreath

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

childrens-ministry-deals.com- Advent Coloring Calendar

feelslikehomeblog.com- Coloring the Advent




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


Advent Mini Book- printable book that the children can color



Crafts

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

catholicicing.com- Advent Wreath Crafts For Kids (The Ultimate List!) 15 posted!

jesus-without-language.net- Advent Craft Part 1

jesus-without-language.net- Advent Craft Part 2

jesus-without-language.net- Advent Craft Part 3

jesus-without-language.net- Advent Craft Part 4

jesus-without-language.net- Advent Craft Part 5

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

christiancrafters.com- No Flame Advent Wreath

looktohimandberadiant.com- Kids' Advent Wreath- Free Printables

catholicicing.com- Advent Wreath Craft for Catholic Kids

catholicinspired.com- Easy Advent Wreath

makinglearningfun.com- Christmas Toilet Paper Tube Advent Wreath Craft

crayola.com- Advent Wreath Placemat Craft

first-school.ws- Advent Wreath craft with templates

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

catholicicing.com- Advent and Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids

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

catholicplayground.com- Paper Chain Advent Calendar

spelloutloud.com- Names of Jesus Advent Chain

spelloutloud.com- Advent Paper Chains

activitiesforkids.com- Advent Calendar Paper Chain

flandersfamily.info- Advent Christmas Chain (scripture chain)

todayscreativeideas.com- Paper Chain Advent Calendar

catholicplayground.com- Paper Chain Advent Calendar

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



Games

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

jeopardylabs.com- Advent Jeopardy

jeopardylabs.com- Advent Jeopardy!!!

loyolapress.com- Advent Bingo

thecraftyclassroom.com- Names of Jesus Advent Game

alphamom.com- Advent Calendar Printable Game



These games are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on all activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.



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





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


Lessons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Puzzles

churchyear.net- Advent Crossword

teacherspayteachers.com- Advent Word Search (free)

armoredpenguin.com- Advent Crossword

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



Worksheets

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

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

sdc.me.uk- 1st – 4th Sunday of Advent Year A (scroll down to these)

sdc.me.uk- 1st – 4th Sunday of Advent Year B (scroll down to these)

sdc.me.uk- 1st – 4th Sunday of Advent Year C (scroll down to these)






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



Advent Handwriting Sheet- for the children to trace and color



Monday, November 8, 2021

Christian Thanksgiving Ideas & Activities






Lessons & Activities

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

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

apples4theteacher.com- Thanksgiving Story

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

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Bible Printables & Crafts

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

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

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

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

creativeyouthideas.com- The story of the ten lepers from Luke 17 is often used to teach Bible study lessons on being thankful.

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

christiancrafters.com- Thanksgiving Day Devotional & Quirky Turkey Treat

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

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

totschooling.net- This free printable emergent reader book, "My Thankful Book", is a great way to practice gratitude around Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Kids can read, trace and color while talking about all the things they are thankful for!

mamacheaps.com- FREE Printable “I’m Thankful” Book for Kids (Thanksgiving Activity)

yesterdayontuesday.com- FREE Mini Thankful Book

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

littlehouseliving.com- The Thankful Thanksgiving Jar

jellybeanjunkyard.wordpress.com- Give Thanks Gratitude Board

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

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

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

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

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



Coloring

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

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

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

reallifeathome.com- Thanksgiving Activity Page or Placemat Free Printable

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

teacherspayteachers.com- FREE Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet (CHRISTIAN)

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



Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities for Kids

whatchristianswanttoknow.com- 5 Thanksgiving Bible Craft Ideas

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

buggyandbuddy.com- Thanksgiving Printable: Things I Am Thankful for Story Window

craftsbyamanda.com- Thanksgiving Luminary Vase

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

raisingarrows.net- Blessing Tree

littlehouseliving.com- The Thankful Thanksgiving Jar

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

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

reallifeathome.com- Building Memories with a Thanksgiving Tablecloth Project




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



Games

ehow.com- Thanksgiving Christian Games

creativebiblestudy.com- Thanksgiving Games

christianitycove.com- “Scattergories” Thanksgiving Bible Game



Thank you God Game

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

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


Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thankfulness (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thanksgiving (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thanksgiving (Word Search)

wordmint.com- Being Thankful (Word Search)

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

biblewise.com- Gratitude (Break the Code)

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Crossword)

setonmagazine.com- Psalms of Thanksgiving (Crossword)



Worksheets

reallifeathome.com- I Am Thankful Free Printable Writing Activity for Kids

ouroutofsynclife.com- Thanksgiving Activity Workbook (preschool)

tulamama.com- Free Printable I am Thankful and I am Grateful Worksheets

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

twistynoodle.com- I am thankful for … (handwriting & coloring sheet)

thehousewifemodern.com- Free Printable “Thankful For” Worksheets

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

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

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

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

teacherspayteacher.com- I Am Thankful FREE Writing About Gratitude

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

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

jessicalynette.com- Thanksgiving Worksheets for Kids

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



Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Liturgical Year Activities



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


catholicculture.org- Liturgical Year Activities

thereligionteacher.com- Liturgical Year Lesson Plan and Flashcard Activity

sadlier.com- Teaching About the Liturgical Year lesson with handout

sundayschoolkids.com- Sacred Seasons of the Church Wheel

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

loyolapress.com- Activities for Liturgical Year A

loyolapress.com- Cycle B Resources: The Gospel of Mark

loyolapress.com- Activities for Liturgical Year C



Coloring

looktohimandberadiant.com- The Liturgical Year Coloring Book

faithhope.org- The Liturgical Calendar

joyfulcatholicfamilies.com- 2021-2022 Liturgical Year Calendar with coloring guide (scroll down to this)

kidadl.com- The Liturgical Calendar

kidadl.com- Catholic Church Calendar

steve-botsford-dba-feastday-publishing- Coloring Pad of 20 Sheets (scroll down to this)
Great for learning while coloring!



Crafts

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

showerofrosesblog.com- Teaching Children the Liturgical Colors of the Church Year (craft)

catholicicing.com- Liturgical Calendar; Printable Craft For Catholic Kids!



Games

sbennettstann.weebly- Liturgical Calendar Jeopardy Game

holyheroes.com- FeastDay! The Liturgical Year Board Game
This is a learning game based on informative trivia questions for each of the liturgical (Church) seasons. If players start on the Advent season, the start of the Church year, and progress around the board, they can in effect “play” their way through the year. There are question cards for each season along with bonus FeastDay! cards explaining about feasts and devotions.

catholiccompany.com- Liturgical Year Board Game
Children learn best through fun experiences, and the Liturgical Year Board Game provides both: it's an exciting game that teaches about the Catholic year in an engaging way that doesn't feel like learning. The Liturgical Year Board Game is perfect for parents and relatives, Catholic school teachers, catechists and DREs of children in 3rd through 6th grade, and middle or high school youth ministers.






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







Seasons of the Liturgical Year- This game is based on the Feast Day! and can be played individually or in teams. The object of the game is to collect tokens by moving around the game board by answering questions about feast days as well as important facts about the teachings of the Church that are woven through the Liturgical Year. The player with the most tokens at the end of the game, wins.



Puzzles

mycatholicsource.com- Liturgical Calendar (word search)

mycatholicsource.com- Liturgical Calendar (crossword)



Worksheets

tes.com- Color of Vestments During the Liturgical Year
This worksheet allows children to demonstrate that they have learned the various colors of vestments worn by Catholic priests at various times during the liturgical year. They have to color in the robes, then write a short description about the significance of each color underneath.

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

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

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.

smp.org- The Liturgical Calendar
Part 1: Write the names of the liturgical seasons and the months in which they occur in the appropriate spaces on the liturgical calendar. You may refer to part 2 for a list of the names. Also color in (or legibly print the name of) the liturgical color associated with each section of the calendar. Part 2: Write a brief description of each liturgical season, liturgical celebration, or both, and place them in their proper order by numbering each, beginning with Advent as “1.” One liturgical time occurs twice on the calendar and will, therefore, have two numbers associated with it.

smp.org- Liturgical Year Match
Column 1 lists the holy days of obligation and several other feast days of the Liturgical Year. Column 2 lists the dates on which those feasts are celebrated. The task of each group is to match the holy day or feast day with its date, and then to list the days and dates in the order of the Liturgical Year in column 3.



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

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



Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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.

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- All Saints Day Activities & Lessons

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.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 and Heroes Printable Packets
Printable pages themed around saints.



Coloring

walzingm.com- Saint Coloring Pages. 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 (scroll down for these)

thecatholickid.com- Saint Coloring Pages

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

reallifeathome.com- Bundle of Printable Saints Coloring Books for the Whole Year



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

sadlier.com- Catholic Saints Game; A Matching Card Game Activity for Students

showerofrosesblog.com- Guess Who? Patron Saints Edition! With free saints template

catholicmemories.blogspot.com- Guess Who? Saints Edition with free saints template

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)

The Catholic Toolbox- Name That Saint Game
Learn about the Catholic Saints in this fun filled game of questions about their lives. Name That Saint is a game where the sooner you identify the saint, the more points you receive. Points range from 10 to 4 per clue and four clues are given with each saint question.

mycatholickids.com- Saint Bingo

bingocardcreator.com- Saints in Catholicism Bingo Cards

catholicicing.com- All Saints Day Party Games

jeopardylabs.com- The Saint Game

jeopardylabs.com- Catholic Saints

jeopardylabs.com- Catholic Saints Jeopardy

jeopardylabs.com- Jeopardy About Saints For Saints

superteachertools.us- Saint Jeopardy

playfactile.com- Saints Jeopardy. Play as Jeopardy, flashcards, multiple choice, memory

jeopardyquestions.com- Jeopardy Saint Questions



Lessons

loyolapress.com- All Saints Day Lesson Plans (Grades 1 – 8)



Songs

When the Saints Come Marching In



Worksheets

sadlier.com- All Saints’ Day Research Activity
After reading the online profile of a saint, invite students to complete this handout. Give each student a minute or two to present their report to the class before binding the handouts into a book, or display the finished handouts in your classroom or parish. (Scroll down to this)

teacherspayteachers.com- Catholic Schools Week - Saints Project (FREE!)

teacherspayteachers.com- Saint Quilt Template: Ideal for Confirmation & All Saints Day

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

reallifeathome.com- All Saints Day Printables and Worksheet Packet

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

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Saint Stories | Skits about Catholic Saints and worksheet. These are perfect for kids to read and perform with their class for a quick, easy lesson on the saints. The reading level is appropriate for elementary kids, but people of any age will learn something and enjoy the cute format of these stories! 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.

sdc.me.uk- All Saints Year A (scroll down to this)

sdc.me.uk- All Saints Year B (scroll down to this)

sdc.me.uk- All Saints Year C (scroll down to this)

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.

dioceseofjoliet.org- Footsteps of American Saints Series (Grades 1 – 5)

catholicplayground.com- Saint Worksheets

lifelongfaith.com- All Saints Handouts

thereligionteacher.com- The Religion Teacher’s Saints Worksheet Collection

thatresourcesite.com- A-Z of the Saints Worksheet

kidskonnect.com- All Saints’ Day Facts & Worksheets



Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Name That Saint Game



Learn about the Catholic Saints in this fun filled game of questions about their lives. Name That Saint is a game where the sooner you identify the saint, the more points you receive. Points range from 10 to 4 per clue and four clues are given with each saint question. This game is based on the game Name That Catholic Saint. Game can end when the person/team reaches a certain number of points. Put your own twist to the game!


Rules:
1. Choose how many points are needed to win the game.
2. Youngest player starts and next players follow clockwise.
3. Person to the right of the player trying to identify the saint is the clue reader.
4. The player has only one guess per clue.
5. Have a piece of paper handy or use a dry erase board to keep score.
6. You can play individually or in teams.
7. If the person cannot identify the saint after all the clues have been revealed, the next person may identify the saint (they do not forfeit their upcoming turn). If they are correct, they receive 4 points and then it is their turn.


Preparation:

Print out Question Cards on card stock. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities. Laminate or cover Question Cards with clear contact paper to make them last. Place Question Cards face down in a small basket. Have another basket for discards.

*Use the Question Cards that are provided or make your own. You can also make cards specific to what you have been learning in your classroom. You can even have the students make cards for the opposing players/teams. There are 104 Question Cards posted for you to choose from. Note: Please take in consideration that I am just a Mom and I'm providing these question cards to the best of my abilities. I tried to make them as accurate as possible, but I know I probably made a few mistakes and it was not intentional.


Name That Saint Game- Directions and Question Cards



Saturday, October 2, 2021

Gospel for the Mass: 1/30/22- Luke 4:21-30








*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 4:21-30



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 (Luke)

sermons4kids.com- Hometown Boy Makes Good! object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Only a Carpenter’s Son object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Makes Enemies in his Home Town lesson

word-sunday.com- Rejection (scroll down to Gospel)

bfwbc.com- Jesus Is Rejected In His Home Town lesson with activities

storage.cloversites.com- Luke 4:16-30 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

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Teaching

sermons4kids.com- Luke 4:24

supercoloring.com- Jesus Rejected in Nazareth

churchpublishing.org- Luke 4:21-30 (page 15)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Hometown Boy Makes Good! group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Only a Carpenter’s Son group activities (crafts)

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Scroll with memory verse (page 5 & 6)

southmoorebc.org- Scroll Craft (scroll down for this)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Hometown Boy Makes Good! group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Only a Carpenter’s Son group activities (games)

storage.cloversites.com- Play a Synonym Game (page 4)


Introduce game: Jesus was rejected by the people of Nazareth. Can you handle rejection?

wikihow.com- Play-the-Rejection-Therapy-Game

quizlet.com- Rejection Therapy Flash Cards #1

quizlet.com- Rejection Therapy Flash Cards #2



Drive Out Elisha Game

Introduce game- What happened to Elisha after he only cured Naaman the Syrian captain of leprosy? When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong.

Need- Empty 2-liter bottle, picture/coloring page of Elisha, tape, balled up paper or small soft ball

Directions- Have students draw and color Elisha, then cut him out and tape him on an empty 2-liter bottle. Remind the students that Elisha was driven out of town by the people in the synagogue. Tell the class "In Jesus' day, when people were caught committing certain crimes, the punishment may have been to drive them out of the town by the people living in the village.” Tell the students that we will recreate using our Elisha what it was like being driven out of town during Jesus’ time. Line up the students in one line and standing behind a chair. Put Elisha a few feet away in front of the chair. Students take turns throwing a small ball at Elisha.



Puzzles/Worksheets

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Rejected in Nazareth (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- Only a Carpenter’s Son (Word Search)

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Rejected in Nazareth (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Rejected in Nazareth (Crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Only a Carpenter’s Son (Crossword)

web.archive.org- Crossword

sdc.me.uk- Luke 4:21-30 Worksheet

thekidsbulletin.com- Luke 4:21-30 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

cabotbible.com- Bible Discussion Group Study Questions Luke 4:14-44 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

newjerseyubf.org- Luke 4:14-30 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

Questions that can be used in worksheets:

Why did the people turn on Jesus in v. 28? Why are prophets not accepted in their hometown?
What does Jesus mean when he says: “Today this prophecy is fulfilled in your hearing?”
Why does Jesus react as he does?
Why do you think Jesus was really rejected in this story?
Why does Luke include this story? What are we supposed to learn from it?



Friday, October 1, 2021

Gospel for the Mass: 1/23/21- Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


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



Activities

catholicmom.com- Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings (Luke)

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

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

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

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Reads From Isaiah lesson

word-sunday.com- Speak Plainly (scroll down to Gospel)

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

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

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Teaching in the Synagogue

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Can Make Blind Eyes See

mscperu.org- Luke 1:1-4 clipart

kidadl.com- Luke 4:21

kidssundayschool.com- Jesus Begins His Ministry

churchpublishing.org- Luke 4:14–21 (page 14)



Crafts

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

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

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

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

ehow.com- How to Make a Scroll Craft



Games

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

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

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



Puzzles/Worksheets

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

sermons4kids.com- Promises Fulfilled (Maze)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus in the Synagogue (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Promises Fulfilled (Word Search)

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Jesus in the Synagogue (Word Shape)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Promises Fulfilled (Word Shape)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus in the Synagogue (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus in the Synagogue (Spiral)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Promises Fulfilled (Crossword)

4catholiceducators.com- Luke 4:14-21 Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Jesus in the Synagogue (Multiple Choice)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus in the Synagogue (Fill in the Blanks)

sdc.me.uk- Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 Worksheet

thekidsbulletin.com- Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

cabotbible.com- Bible Discussion Group Study Questions Luke 4:14-21 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

newjerseyubf.org- Luke 4:14-30 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)



Thursday, September 30, 2021

Gospel for the Mass: 1/16/22- John 2:1-11








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


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John 2:1-11



Activities

catholicmom.com- Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings (John)

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

sermons4kids.com- Water into Wine object lesson with group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

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

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

sermons4kids.com- Do What He Tells You To Do object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Makes Water Into Wine lesson

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Wedding at Cana lesson with activities

truewaykids.com- Jesus’ first Miracle – The Wedding in Cana lesson with activities

childrensministry.com- Sunday School Lesson: Jesus Turned Water Into Wine

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine (John 2:1-11) Sunday School Lesson

chemistry.about.com- Turning Water Into Wine demonstration

word-sunday.com- Speak Up For Others (scroll down to Gospel)

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Matrimony Resources and Activities

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus water into wine

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

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Wedding at Cana (page 5)

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

connectusfund.org- Jesus Turns Water into Wine Coloring Pages for Kids

coloringhome.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine Coloring Pages

worksheets.biblepuzzles.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine

supercoloring.com- Turning Water Into Wine

getdrawings.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine coloring pages

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

churchpublishing.org- John 2:1-11 (page 13)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Water Into Wine group activities (crafts)

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

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

auntiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Water Into Wine

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine Crafts

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

amommysadventures.com- Turning Wine Into Water Craft

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

jesus-without-language.net- Wedding at Cana Craft #1

jesus-without-language.net- Wedding at Cana Craft #2


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



Games

sermons4kids.com- Water Into Wine group activities (games)

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

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

jesus-without-language.net- Wedding at Cana (John 2) | Games

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

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



Wedding at Cana Game

Introduce game: What did Jesus say to the servants?

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

Need:

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

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


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

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



Puzzles/Worksheets

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

cartoonchurch.com- Spot the Difference

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- Miracle Worker (Word Search)

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- The Miracle Worker (Decoder)

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- The Miracle Worker (Crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine (Crossword)

freechildrensministrylessons.com- Crossword (page 5)

web.archive.org- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine (Multiple Choice)

sermons4kids.com-Jesus Turns Water Into Wine (Match the words in the box with the correct definition.)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine (Fill in the Blanks)

sermons4kids.com- The Miracle Worker (Fill in the Blanks)

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

sdc.me.uk- John 2:1-11 Worksheet

thekidsbulletin.com- John 2:1-11 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

jesus-without-language.net- Wedding at Cana Worksheet

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Wedding at Cana Worksheet (page 8)

freechildrensministrylessons.com- Jesus’ First Miracle (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet on page 3)

eaglechristianchurch.com- John 2:1-12 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

foundationsforfreedom.net- From Water Into Wine (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

bibleversestudy.com- John 2 Bible Study Questions (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

sppcsa.com- Wedding at Canna (scroll down to questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)



Snack

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

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



Songs

gardenofpraise.com- Water to Wine