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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Special Events for May








*This month’s special events are: Crowning of Mary and The Ascension of the Lord


Crowning of Mary

Crowning of Mary- During the Month of May -- a month both named for and dedicated to Mary -- Catholics have long honored her by placing a crown on her image. Here are some activities to help you celebrate the Crowning of Mary.






The Ascension of the Lord

gardenofpraise.com- Jesus Leaves Earth
On this website, all Ascension activities are interactive and include an Ascension Song, word searches, and a memory puzzle. Students can read the simple Ascension story on this website and produce a short presentation for the class, explaining what happened during the Ascension of Jesus. Level: Grades 3-6

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

Birth of Jesus to Ascension Cards- Play Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards. The cards can also help students establish the content and order of the Matthew, Mark and Luke (synoptic) gospels. Example: Take the gospel of Mark since it's the shortest and ask the students to take the cards and put them in the order which Mark mentions them in his book.

*If you want to play Bible Timeline Card Game, make sure you print out the action cards and follow the directions.



Sunday, March 21, 2021

Easter







Easter

Easter/Empty Tomb- (Pre K – K) lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles

Easter/Empty Tomb- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

avemariapress.com- Easter/Resurrection Lesson Plan: Compare and Contrast the Gospel Accounts of the Resurrection

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus' Burial and Resurrection lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Alive! #5 lesson with introduction, message, welcome, craft/baking time, Bible story time, and closing.

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Risen! #238 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

calvarycurriculum.com- Peter & John Visit Jesus' Tomb lesson #239 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

thereligionteacher.com- Catholic Easter Activities

lambsongs.co.nz- Easter booklets and coloring books (in color or black and white)

ouroutofsynclife.com- An Easter Activity Workbook: Take Me to the Cross (preschool)

looktohimandberadiant.com- The Way of Light Mini Book
During Lent, we pray the Way of the Cross, the fourteen stations that tell the story of Jesus' Passion and Death. During Easter, there is also a set of fourteen stations about the stories that happened between the Resurrection and Pentecost. The Biblical accounts are collected with simple pictures and the Scripture references in this mini coloring book: The Way of Light

thedatinngdivas.com- 100 + Ideas for a Christ Centered Easter



Coloring:

lambsongs.co.nz- 5 Easter booklets to print out for the children to color (scroll down to these)

thehomeschoolvillage.com- Free Religious Easter Color by Letter and Sight Word Worksheets

ministry-to-children.com- 15 Easter Coloring Pages (Easy Print PDF)

sermons4kids.com- Resurrection (coloring)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Coloring Page (scroll down to this)

lambsongs.co.nz- 5 booklets and one page Bible stories to print out for the children to color

biblestoryprintables.com- Easter Bible Minibook (scroll down to this)

first-school.ws- He Is Risen
Children color then make an easy puzzle that they can put together.



Crafts:

daniellesplace.com- Easter Crafts

The Empty Tomb- A cute craft that the children will get to "roll the stone away" on Jesus' tomb to retell the story of the resurrection. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).

catholicicing.com- Printable Resurrection Set

catholicinspired.com- Paper Plate Lilies

Easter Lapbooks- Make an Easter lapbook to celebrate the Easter season.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Empty Tomb Easter Craft, Easter Cross Watercolor, Stained Glass Easter Cross, He Is Risen Easter Craft, etc. (scroll down to these)

lambsongs.co.nz- 3 Days & 3 Nights (Easter Resurrection Craft Wheel), He is Risen (Craft Wheel)

storiesbystephen.com- Easter Story Wheel Printable Craft

Resurrection Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dials to retell the Bible story they learned over and over again. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke. Directions on page 37 - 39, craft template on page 40 & 42.)

Easter- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 57 & 58.)

craftbits.com- Jellybean Jar (craft)

mamajenn.com- Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable)

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Easter

welittlemiracles.com- Make an Easter Story Wreath {free printables!}

The Empty Tomb- A cute craft that the children will get to "roll the stone away" on Jesus' tomb to retell the story of the resurrection. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).

Resurrection Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dials to retell the Bible story they learned over and over again. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke. Directions on page 37 - 39, craft template on page 40 & 42.)

Easter- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 57 & 58.)

christiancrafters.com- The Colors of Christ Cross
*Neat tip on the bottom for little ones.



Introduce craft: Remember the caterpillar we made at Lent? We made a caterpillar to remind us that we are to change during Lent and become more like Jesus. Now the caterpillar has changed. What did he change into? A butterfly. Let’s have our caterpillars change into a butterfly.

Butterfly- A butterfly is made from using the child's handprints. The butterfly represents how the caterpillar changed and became a butterfly and received new life. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 40).

onelittleproject.com- How to Make Classic Coffee Filter Butterflies

firstpalette.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

freepreschoolcrafts.com- Plastic Bag Butterfly
Make this butterfly according to the directions or use a painted clothes pin for the body that has googly eyes glued on it. Gather the plastic bag together at the center and slide it between the clamps of the clothes pin. Shape some pipe cleaner into antennae and glue the center of the pipe cleaner between the clamps of the clothespin. You can make this into a magnet by putting a sticky magnet on the back of the clothespin.



Games:

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Bingo, Easter Memory Match Game, Easter Spin To Win Game, etc. (scroll down to these)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Story Printable Game
This is a file folder game about the Resurrection of Easter time, and goes perfectly with the Resurrection Eggs below. Children move their player along the board collecting different picture representations to the true Easter Story.

filefolderfun.com- These file folder games all have a fun Easter theme. You'll find games for all ages and abilities that can easily be adapted for special needs student.

hiphomeschoolmoms.com- Printable Easter Story Trivia Game

creativebiblestudy.com- Christian Easter Game

signupgenius.com- 25 Easter Games and Activities

sermons4kids.com- Surprise! It’s Empty! group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Faces of Easter group activities (games)

christiancrafters.com- Resurrection Egg Pass

christiancrafters.com- The Easter Egg Game

christiancrafters.com- Empty Tomb

christiancrafters.com- No Easter Egg Hunt

kidssundayschool.com- In The Tomb, Out of the Tomb

Impossible Knot! (Jesus Rises From the Dead)- This game will seem impossible to kids at first, just as Jesus’ resurrection must have seemed impossible at the time. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 100 & 101.)

Sight Seeing (Jesus Appears to Mary)- As kids explore Jesus’ appearance to Mary, they will learn that god always keeps his word, no matter how hard it is to believe. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 102 & 103.)

tes.com- Easter Board Game

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Easter story game to print out and play


Introduce game: What was rolled away from the tomb where Jesus laid?

Who’s Got The Stone?

Need: One small rock

Directions: One student is picked to be “It”. All the students (except "It") put both of their hands together and form a cup with just a little hole up on top. The teacher walks around and pretends to put the stone in someone's hand. One student will actually get the stone. The student who is “It” is then asked by the teacher, "Who's got the stone?". Whoever has the stone is "It". (Game is like “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?).


You Can’t Keep Jesus Down- Your children will discover that even thought people tried to keep Jesus in the grave, they couldn’t; just as Jesus said. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 148).



This game 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 Empty Tomb File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to get to the empty tomb first. Players take turns spinning the spinner and then moving their marker ahead to the next space of that color. (Like Candy Land)












This game 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.



Jelly Bean Prayer File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to collect the most Jelly Bean jar cards by answering questions about Jesus and get to FINISH.



Puzzles:

ateachingmommy.com- Easter Symbols {Expanded} (LOTS of free printables)

sermons4kids.com- The Resurrection (maze)

Jesus Lives for You (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 29.

Where Is He? (dot-to-dot)- Dot-To-Dot Bible Pictures PK-K by Linda Standke, page 29.

Jesus Lives for You (find the hidden picture) page 128, Where Is He? (dot-to-dot) page 129, and Jesus Lives (put the pictures in order) page 130- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Empty Tomb puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from November 22 - 24).

Jesus is Alive (maze)- Amazing Bible Mazes by Anita Reith Stohs

biblewise.com- Jesus is Alive (maze)

biblewise.com- Find the Cave (maze)

biblewise.com- He is Risen! (maze)

biblewise.com- After the Sabbath day, Mary Magdalene and Mary went to visit the tomb where Jesus was placed. An angel appeared and spoke to the women. In order to learn what the angel said, write the next letter in the alphabet on the dash.

biblewise.com- Angel at the Tomb
To find out what the angel said at the tomb to the women, unscramble the words in the opening.

biblewise.com- The body of Jesus was laid in Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb before His resurrection. Using the letters in the name Arimathea how many words of 2 or more letters can you make?

dltk-bible.com- Easter puzzles (several to choose from)

He’s Not Here! (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 29.

sermons4kids.com- The Resurrection (word search) John 20:1-18

sermons4kids.com- The Case of the Empty Tomb (word search) John 20:1-18

sermons4kids.com- Easter Sunrise Surprise (word search) Luke 24:1-12

theholidayzone.com- The Crucifixion and Resurrection (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- I’ve Just Seen Jesus (crossword) John 20:1-18

sermons4kids.com- The Case of the Empty Tomb (crossword) John 20:1-18

sermons4kids.com- Easter Sunrise Surprise (crossword) Luke 24:1-12

sermons4kids.com- Easter Sunrise Surprise (word shape) Luke 24:6a

sermons4kids.com- The Resurrection (jumble) Mark 16:6

sermons4kids.com- I have seen the Lord! (jumble) John 20:18

sermons4kids.com- Easter Sunrise Surprise (decoder) Luke 24:6a



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did they find in the tomb? It was empty.

christiancrafters.com- Two Resurrection Snacks

dltk-holidays.com- He’s Alive Buns

dltk-kids.com- Resurrection Cake

dltk-kids.com- Resurrection Rolls


Note: You can make these cookies below the night before and have the students make another batch during class and seal up the oven. While the students are doing another activity, you can remove their cookies and add the batch you made the night before.

crosswalk.com- Resurrection Story Cookies


Introduce snack: Jesus died and received new life. A caterpillar changes into something. What does he become?

christiancrafters.com- New Life Butterfly Snack



Worksheets:

mamaslearningcorner.com- ABC Order Worksheet (Cut and Paste!): The Resurrection of Christ

reallifeathome.com- Easter Math Activity: Crosses Mystery Picture Printables

ministry-to-children.com- Good Friday & Easter Worksheets for Children

ministry-to-children.com- Free Printable Easter Bundle for Families

sundayschoolresources.co.uk- Easter Worksheets

paththroughthenarrowgate.com- Printable Resurrection Worksheets (3 Different Levels)

bbc/co.uk- Easter Sequencing Activity
Cut out the descriptions below and put them in the correct order to show the events of Easter Week.

kidzone.ws- Easter (Religious) Themed Math Pages

tes.com- Easter Worksheets (A series of worksheets and an interactive presentation teaching the Easter story)

sermons4kids.com- Easter Sunrise Surprise (multiple choice) Luke 24:1-12

sermons4kids.com- The Case of the Empty Tomb (multiple choice) John 20:1

biblewise.com- True or False with answers

biblewise.com- True or False (Resurrection) with answers


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.


This activity below 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 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.

Easter Match Up (worksheet)- Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column. For younger students you can write the words from the first column on the board and read these words to the students. Read each sentence under the second column to the students and put them into a question. Example: Who did not know if the body had been stolen or if Jesus had really come alive again? The student then answers the question and the teacher then writes the correct number for the answer beside the word.



Monday, March 15, 2021

Easter Triduum






newadvent.org- Triduum

kencollins.com- The Triduum

re.holyfamily.org- Triduum/Easter Resources

theliturgicalcatechist.weebly.com- Holy Week and Triduum

massexplained.com- Easter Triduum

usccb.org- Triduum



Activities:

osv.com- We Celebrate the Easter Triduum (newsletter with activities)

osvcurriculum.com- Triduum: Family Celebration

liturgicalyear.wordpress.com- Simple Activities for Kids to Bring the Triduum Home

sadlier.com- Teach Children About the Easter Triduum lesson with activities

sophianinstituteforteachers.org- Traditions of the Triduum lesson for middle school and high school students



Coloring/Crafts:

looktohimandberadiant.com- Triduum coloring page

thecatholickid.com- Easter Triduum Coloring Page

catholicinspired.com- Easter Triduum Craft ~ Spinning Paper Plate

go.sadlier.com- Triduum Triptych Activity


Make an Easter Triptych Card representing Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. You can draw pictures, symbols, etc. and write their meanings that are part of the three days' liturgies.

go.sadlier.com- Blank Triptych

ruthannzaroff.com- Triptych Card #1 (blank)

ruthannzaroff.com- Triptych Card #2 (blank)

artistmargaretfiled.blogspot.com- Triptych template

thecraftchop.com- Triptych template



Games:

The Catholic Toolbox- How To Review Material



Puzzles & Worksheets:

wordsearchfun.com- Triduum (word search)

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.

sacredhearthouston.org- Easter Triduum
Complete the sentences. Then in order, used the circles letters to complete the last sentence.

msmolihan.weebly.com- The Liturgical Year Worksheet

d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net- Triduum- Three Days Worksheet

www.catechist.com- Celebrating the Triduum Worksheet

usccb.org/prayer-and-worship- Eighteen Questions on the Paschal Triduum (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

catholicnewsagency.com- Before Easter comes the 'Triduum' - What's that? (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

sophiainstituteforteachers.org- Triduum Worksheet (page 6 & 7), Last Supper Worksheet (page 8-11)



Thursday, March 11, 2021

Holy Week






newadvent.org- Holy Week

4catholiceducators.com- Holy Week resources

kencollins.com- Information about Holy Week

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

childrensministry.com- 22 Jesus-Centered Ideas for Holy Week With Kids

Holy Week- handwriting & coloring sheet

Holy Week- (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.

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

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

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Last Supper/Holy Thursday Activities



Crafts:

catholicicing.com- A Craft For Each Day Of Holy Week

catholicicing.com- Holy Week Crafts

catholicinspired.com- Holy Week Crafts and Ideas

The Catholic Toolbox- Corpus Christi Mosaic Craft
*You can also decorate the chalices with sequins, rhinestones, glitter, etc.

Passover Seder Crafts- Passover Seder ideas for the students to make.

catholicinspired.com- Make a Paper Crown of Thorns


*More crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc. are listed in the lesson plans above.



Games:






Have you ever experienced a Passover Seder? For many, Seder meals are not a common part of their typical Holy Week traditions. To help children understand what was eaten during this meal, here is a game that reviews the traditional food of the Seder meal.

yumpu.com- Fill Your Seder Plate Board Game








Holy Week Bingo-Make up simple bingo cards using pictures or vocabulary words with Holy Week questions from your lesson. Be sure to make calling cards out of index cards so you can hold up the picture or word so the children can see if they have that on their Bingo card. (You can also just make the spaces on your Bingo cards in the shape of a cross to remind them that Jesus died on the cross for them).

Bingo Card Makers

teach-nology.com- Free 3 x 3 or 5 x 5 Bingo card that you can make.

dltk-cards.com- You can also replace some or all of the pictures in the picture bingo option with vocabulary words to help teach students vocabulary. At Step Two: Choose Your Theme under Picture Bingo, scroll down to the bottom to BLANK to design your own Bingo cards.



The following activities are free, however they are 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.



Holy Week Spin the Bottle Game- Play a wacky version of Spin the Bottle by answering questions about Holy Week. Question Cards included.






Holy Week Memory Game- Play Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards. Directions for Bible Timeline Game are also posted.






Last Supper File Folder Game- Play individually or in teams and work your way around the game board answering questions about the Last Supper. If you are correct you roll a die and move your marker in your row in any direction you want. If you land on a colored space, you can move one row toward the center with “Last Supper”. Play continues until a team or player reaches “Last Supper”.







Holy Week File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to go through all the days of Holy Week by answering questions about each day. The player spins the spinner and follows the directions. If the player spins “Next Day” they move to the next day. The players must go to each and every day (even if they spin 2 and only need 1, they have to stop at the day). The player cannot pass a day until they answer a question about it. The questions are on a question sheet that is divided into the seven days of Holy Week. The teacher will ask a question from the list about the day that the player landed on. If they are correct, on their next turn they spin the spinner. If the player misses the question, on their next turn they do not spin the spinner, but they must take their turn and answer a question about that day of Holy Week before they can move on. The first person to move around the board and answer questions correctly on all 7 days of Holy Week, wins. Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, fourth, etc. place.






Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from November 2 - 21).

biblewise.com- Crown of Thorns (maze)

Jesus Who? (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 27.

The Lamb of God (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 28.

biblewise.com- Peter’s Denial (decoder)

sundayschoolkids.com- The Road To Easter
Starting with Palm Sunday, students put the events in order in which they happened.

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.

teachingandlearningresources.co.uk- Holy Week (crossword)

teachingheart.net.blog- Holy Week Activity Sheets

tes.com- Holy Week Worksheet

thereligionteacher.com- Holy Week Worksheets (scroll down to these)

smp.org- Holy Week Worksheet
Cut out strips and put in order how they happened during Holy Week

catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- Holy Week Activities Pack


More puzzles and worksheets in the following lessons:

Holy Week- (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.

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

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

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



The following activities are free, however they are 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.


What Happened During Holy Week?- Label the pictures below with the correct day of Holy Week. Then color the pictures. (For younger students: Ask the students what is happening in the first picture. Discuss. Then ask them, “What day of Holy Week is it?” Write #1 on the board and Palm/Passion Sunday beside the number. Continue with pictures 2 – 4.

Holy Week Worksheet- The following days of Holy Week are in the wrong order. Number them so they are in the right order. Then draw a line to what happened on that day.

Holy Week Quiz- 20 questions with answers



Saturday, February 13, 2021

Journey Through Lent Board Game





This game 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 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 are from various internet sources.




Here is a neat and easy way to review Lent using a Lenten Calendar. Just print out a Lenten Calendar below that is in color or black and white. Color the calendar if it is not already done.

catholicicing.com- Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids
This is my Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids. It’s free for everyone to print! This year, I’m offering it in black and white, in color, and also as a blank page so you can fill in any language! I have also updated the file to include Lenten calendars that readers have submitted in different languages.

celebratingholidays.com- 40 Day Cross Countdown

walzingm.com Lenten Calendar to count down the 40 days of Lent based on a 40 days in the desert theme with an oasis on each Sunday (scroll down to this).

zephyrhillblog.com- Printable Calendars for Lent

kellygillanjohnston.blogspot.com- Lenten Journey


Directions for game: You can play this game individually or in teams. The objective of the game is to get to Easter Sunday first by answering questions about Lent. Place 2 small baskets on the table to put question cards in. Put the question cards in one basket (the other basket will be for discards). Place your markers on "Ash Wednesday”. Each player throws a die (1) or the first players of both teams throw a die (1) to decide who starts the game. The player with the highest throw starts. The opponents make their moves by turns. To make a possible move you must answer a question (the other player on their right draws a card and reads you the question). On each card is a question about Lent. If you are correct, you roll the die. If you do not answer the question correctly, your turn is over. The players take turns answering questions correctly to throw the die and move from space to space according to the throw count. The first player to Easter Sunday is the winner.



*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 team. There are 100 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.


Journey Through Lent Board Game- Directions, Journey Through Lent Question Cards



Lentopoly Game



I saw this game online by Michelle, Marnie, and Minette and thought it was so neat! It looked like so much fun and the kids would really enjoy it! Such a great learning tool for Lent too! The game is not posted online, but I got permission from them to expand upon it and post for others to use for free.




Lentopoly is a game that is meant to incorporate the 3 aspects of Lent: prayer, fasting & almsgiving. By doing the charitable acts each day the child “earns” tokens (nails, pennies, beans, etc.). You can have a container full of tokens and each child has their own jar to put their ‘earned’ tokens into each day. On Easter the tokens are replaced with jelly beans or other candy/item of your choice. Parents can play too! If you decide to use money, you should decide what organization will get your money on Easter – your parish, pro-life group, rice bowl, etc.

Everyone begins on the space marked “GO.” Each day of Lent, roll the dice & move the amount shown. If you complete the task indicated on the space, you receive a token. Whenever you pass or land on “GO” you receive 2 tokens. If you land on an “Extra Blessing” space & complete the task on the card you draw, you receive 2 tokens. If you land on an “Extra Sacrifice” space & complete the task on the card you draw, you receive 4 tokens. If you do not complete the task, you do not receive any tokens. Play the game each day from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday (you do not have to play on Sundays). On Easter, everyone wins!



This game 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 or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on the activities or games are not my own and are from various internet sources.


Lentopoly- Rules/Directions, Game Board, Title, Extra Blessing Cards, Extra Sacrifice Cards



Monday, February 8, 2021

Ash Wednesday & Lent







Ash Wednesday & Lent

Ash Wednesday- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

Lent- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

Stations of the Cross- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles



Sunday, February 7, 2021

Gospel for the Mass: 5/30/21- Matthew 28:16-20 (The Commissioning of the Disciples)








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


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Matthew 28:16-20



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 (Matthew)

sermons4kids.com- Delivering the Invitation object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Go and Make Disciples object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

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

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: Jesus’ Final Instructions and Ascension (Matthew 28 & Acts 1)

ministry-to-children.com- The Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) Sunday School Lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Making Disciples – Teaching Activity for ‘the Great Commission’

ministry-to-children.com- “The Great Commission” Bible Lesson

ministryark.com- God Sends the Disciples Sunday School Lesson (Matthew 28:16-20)

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What to Do lesson with questions

skk.cccmy.org- Go Make Disciples! lesson with activities

ministryspark.com- The Great Commission Elementary 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 can tell my friends about Jesus.

storange.cloversites.com- Jesus Gives One Last Commandment (page 4)

church-of-god-online.com- The Great Commission (page 4)

static1.squarespace.com- The Great Commission (page 8)

covchurch.org- Matthew 28:19-20 (page 7)

ministryark.com- Matthew 28:19

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 28:16–20 (page 42)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Delivering the Invitation group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Go and Make Disciples group activities (crafts)

web.archive.org- Use as a Bible craft or as a memory verse game.

daniellesplace.com- Great Commission “Go” Traffic Light Sunday School Craft for Kids & “Go Tell Others” Good News Bible Craft for Sunday School (scroll down to these)

ministryark.com- Knowing, Growing, Going with God Craft

funexpress.com- Matthew 28:19 Craft

skk.cccmy.org- Round the World (page 5, 6 & 17), Into All Nations (page 9)

storage.cloversites.com- Making Disciples Maps (page 9)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Delivering the Invitation group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Go and Make Disciples group activities (games)

web.archive.org- Scripture Sheep Memory
• Print out a number of copies of the template or alternatively, paste the template into a program such as Publisher. Print or write the first half of memory verses on sheep front card and the second half and/or the reference on the sheep back card.
• Cut out and play memory with the cards.

skk.cccmy.org- Famous Final Words Game (page 2 & 15), G-O Spells “GO!” (page 7 & 8), Where In The World (page 11 & 12), Hands Down (page 13 & 14)

storage.cloversites.com- Worldwide Scramble (page 3), Touch The World (page 8), Four Corners of the Earth (page 10)



Puzzles/Worksheets

sermons4kids.com- Maze

webzoom.freewebs.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

4catholiceducators.com- Matthew 28: 16-20 (word search)

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sundayschoolzone.com- Coded Words

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Matthew 28: 16-20 (crossword)

web.archive.org- Crossword

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 28:16-20 Worksheet

thekidsbulletin.com- Matthew 28:16-20 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

storage.cloversites.com- The Great Commission (page 20)


Questions that can be used for a worksheet:

If Christ is at work in our lives, transforming us from the inside out, how can we not keep from sharing that with others?

What’s the difference between merely evangelizing and making disciples?

What opportunities do you have as a student to make disciples right now?

What characteristics do disciple-makers have?

How will you commit to starting the process of making disciples today?

What was the mission Jesus gave his disciples?

What does it mean to make disciples?

Are there any better ways to spread the gospel than making disciples?

Why is baptism important?

What must we teach and how can we teach it?

What promise did Jesus give his disciples/apostles?

How do we, ourselves, follow these instructions?

What is included in “everything that I have commanded you”?

In v20, Jesus says “remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Does this statement apply to the individuals who were there, or more widely? Does it apply to us, do we think? Again, why?

How do the eleven respond to Jesus when they see him on the mountain?

What did Jesus mean when He said all authority had been given to Him? Who gave Him that authority?

Read Matthew 28:19–20. Then break down these verses into a list of things that Jesus told His disciples to do.
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Gospel for the Mass: 5/20/21- John 20:19-23 and Pentecost Sunday








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


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John 20:19-23 or John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 and Pentecost Sunday



Resources

newadvent.org- Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit

everystudent.com- Who is the Holy Spirit?

ewtn.com- The Holy Spirit: Basic Doctrine, Reflections, Prayers, Church Documents, etc.

godonthe.net- The Holy Spirit



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

kidssundayschool.com- A Heart for Jesus
The Holy Spirit can reach our heart no matter how much we may have sinned.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do (John 20: 19 – 23) lesson

missionarlington.org- Lesson: The Helper (John 20:19-23) with activities

bible.org- Mission: Possible (John 20:19-23) lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus Lives (John 20:19-31) Sunday School Lesson on Doubting Thomas

word-sunday.com- The Power of God's Breath (scroll down to Gospel)

pinterest.ca- Pentecost Sunday School Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Holy Spirit 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- Pentecost 1st Grade On Up lesson with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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

textweek.com- John 20:19-31 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

holyheroes.net- John 20:21-23 coloring

first-school.ws- Dove coloring page and handwriting sheet

apples4theteacher.com- Peace Dove coloring page

cbcgb.org- John 20:19-23

stlukeskck.org- John 20:19-23

churchpublishing.org- John 20:19-23 (page 41)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Unseen Power group activities (crafts)

tenkidsandadog.blogspot.com- Pentecost Windsock

The Catholic Toolbox- Tongues of Fire Headband (a fun craft to remind children what flickered around the disciple’s heads, but did not burn them)

dltk-bible.com- Dove Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Dove Peace Sunday School Craft (scroll down to Peace)

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove craft

Taking Flight- A bird that can be a dove that you make out of white paper and using the child's handprints. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 41).

Peaceful Dove Ornament- A cute dove made out of a peanut. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 44 & 45).

The Holy Spirit moves us to do God’s will (Holy Spirit mobile)
Here is a mobile that will encourage children to look further around for God’s presence n their life. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 224.)

cbc.ca- Water Bottle Wind Spirals

daniellesplace.com- Wind Twirlers
An easy craft made out of fun foam (scroll down to this).

kids-leader.com- Peace Be With You Handprint Sign Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Unseen Power group activities (games)

word-sunday.com- Family Balloon Race

daniellesplace.com- Tongues of Fire Bible Verse Review Game and Wind and Fire Relay (scroll down to these)


Who Has The Fire?

Introduce game: What flickered around the disciple’s heads, but didn’t burn them? Fiery flames.

Need: Orange construction paper balled up to be the fire.

Directions: The children sit in a circle close together. The child who is “It” stands away from the circle and hides their eyes while the fire is passed around. When “It” says "STOP!", the child holding the fire hides it (under their leg, up their sleeve, etc.). The child who is “It” guesses who has the fire. The child who had the fire is now “It”.


Listen Up- This game will help kids remember to listen for the Holy Spirit. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 105).

kidssundayschool.com- Guided in Truth
Children have fun trying to duplicate a pattern of blocks hearing only verbal commands. The unseen Holy Spirit guides us in truth, if only we listen.



The games below 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 these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.




The Holy Spirit File Folder Game- Work your way around the board and answer questions about the Holy Spirit. For 2nd grade on up. There are a lot of choices and possibilities for this game.








Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Catholic)- Spin the spinner and follow the directions. If you spin “Leader’s Space” you may change places with the leader and put his marker where you were. Make your way around the board answering questions about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The first player to FINISH wins.


The Catholic Toolbox- Fruit of the Holy Spirit Bean Bag Toss (Catholic)



Puzzles/Worksheets

This 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. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.

Holy Spirit- Handwriting and coloring sheet

craftingthewordofgod.com- Holy Spirit Puzzle

craftingthewordofgod.com- The Day of Pentecost Puzzle

twopaths.com- Pentecost and the Early Church (word search)

salfordliturgy.org- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

web.archive.org- Crossword

sdc.me.uk- John 20:19-23 Worksheet

thekidsbulletin.com- John 20:19-23 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

eaglechristianchurch.com- Small Group Questions “Commissioned” John 20:19-23 (these can easily be made into a worksheet)

liturgy.slu.edu- Discussion Questions for John 20:19-23 (scroll down to these that can easily be made into a worksheet)

catholicicing.com- Pentecost Notebooking Page

reallifeathome.com- Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Worksheet Printables Packet

sacraparental.com- Pentecost Worksheet (scroll down to this and click on “their website” for pdf link)

web.archive.org- Holy Spirit Worksheets

smp.org- Gifts of the Holy Spirit
This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can learn about the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and use their own words to describe what each gift is.

smp.org- The Two Pentecosts
A chart used to draw parallels between the feasts of Shavuot and Christian Pentecost