Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Christian Halloween Crafts





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


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

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

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

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

christiancrafters.com- Pumpkin Prayer and other activities

pinterest.com- Pumpkin Prayer Crafts

pinterest.com- Christian Halloween

primaryflourish.com- Candy Corn Trinity (craft)

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




Christian Halloween Activities





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


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

christianity.about.com- Christian Halloween Alternatives

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

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

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

fishersofkids.com- Harvest Party

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

educationworld.com- Halloween Party Alternatives from UNICEF

creativeyouthideas.com- Halloween Alternatives For Christians

pinterest.com- Christian Halloween

christianpf.com- 20 Fun Alternative Ideas for Halloween

todayschristianwoman.com- 5 Fun Halloween Alternatives

The Catholic Toolbox- Christian Halloween Crafts





Sunday, September 30, 2018

Special Events for October







*This month’s special events are: Respect Life Sunday, Our Lady of the Rosary, World Mission Sunday, and I have quite a number of activities for you to check out.



Respect Life Sunday

Pro Life Activities- Stumped for activities concerning Pro Life? Here are a few that your students might enjoy.







Look Who’s Growing Dominos- A fun way to educate young students that babies grow into adults to help promote Pro Life (4 pages of dominos).






Look Who’s Growing- This game provides an entertaining way to educate students about pregnancy and fetal development to help promote Pro Life.




Our Lady of the Rosary

The celebration of this day invites all to mediate upon the mysteries of Christ, following the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary who was so singularly associated with the incarnation, passion and glorious resurrection of the Son of God.


catholicculture.org- Catholic Activity: Our Lady of the Rosary

catechistjourney.loyolapress.com- Free Rosary Powerpoint

americancatholic.org- Our Lady of the Rosary

Rosary- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets

tiredtwang.blogspot.com- Our Lady of the Rosary (coloring)

fcpeace.com- Memory game on the feast of Mary




World Mission Sunday

childrensministry.com- Teaching Kids About Missions: Object Lesson

dba.net- Mission Games & Activities

lds.org- Mini Mission

wycliffe.org- “Sunday School with Kate & Mack” is a five-week lesson plan that travels around the world with Kate — a Wycliffe missionary kid — and her best friend, Mack. Beginning with the concept that the Bible is an adventure book, these lessons take your kids to a different country and language group each Sunday! They’ll learn about God’s amazing love for each one of us and how he wants everyone to hear about that love through the Bible in their own language.

propfaith.net- A Program for Mission Awareness for World Mission Sunday and Mission Month (Grades K – 12)

wearezoe.org- Mission Activities for Children

truthforkids.com- Mission Awareness Booklet
A 12-page activity booklet to make children aware of the important role of a missionary. Downloadable and easy to make.

desiringgod.org- 10 Ways to Help Kids Love Missions

ministry-to-children.com- Preschool Bible Lesson about Missions

sandiegomissionoffice.org- Mission Activity Ideas
This resource will assist leaders to bridge games and activities into helping children discover the needs of people around the world and in responding to those needs. This resource will also encourage children in a commitment to Christ as well as their growth as Christians.





Monday, September 24, 2018

Mass Etiquette



When people think of Mass etiquette, probably what comes to mind most are the obvious: having cell phones turned off, no chewing gum, keeping quiet etc. While these are valid points to remember, Mass etiquette is not only a listing of “do's and dont’s” but an invitation to all who come to church to remember where they are and to act accordingly.


Here are a few links about proper etiquette in Mass that might be useful that you can use in your classroom or home.

aggiecatholicblog.org- Mass Etiquette: 20 Things To Do And Not Do In Mass

saintmonicaparish.com- Mass Etiquette

saintcatherineparishnh.com- Etiquette for Holy Mass

catholic.org- Church Etiquette Review

Mass Etiquette: Most Frequently Asked Questions- Lots of people are confused by the Do’s and Don’ts during Mass. Here are a few questions with answers that might be of some help.

catholic365.com- Forgotten Mass Etiquette

quizlet.com- Mass Etiquette Flash Cards

quizlet.com- Catholic Mass and Etiquette Flash Cards

Church & Respect- lesson on why and how to act in church and what it means to respect others (parents, teachers, etc.). Lesson consists of: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.



Coloring

lds.org- 2 worksheets- Circle the pictures that show children praying reverently. Cross out the pictures that show what we should not do while praying. Color the pictures of the children who are dressed for church. Cross out the pictures of children who are not dressed for church. (scroll down to these)

dltk-bible.com- Mind Your Manners (black and white version to color)



Games

These games below 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.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words Game- A fun review game about actions during Mass.



The Holy Mass Game- Directions and questions.

Cube Signs- (To use with The Holy Mass Game). Print, cut out, and glue on die.








What ever happened to good manners in church?- Find out if you know how to behave in church. Roll the die and move that many spaces. Follow the directions on the space you land on. If the space has a Roll Play activity on it, perform it to the best of your ability. If needed, the teacher will help you understand what to do and coach you how to do it correctly. If the space has a picture of person reacting to bad behavior that they had just seen in church, draw a Game Card and read it out loud (if the student cannot read, the teacher or someone can read it for them). Answer the question to the best of your ability (the teacher can coach the student if necessary).






Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

dltk-bible.com- Church and Respect Puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, maze, word-mining sheets, word searches, etc.)

lds.org- 2 worksheets- Circle the pictures that show children praying reverently. Cross out the pictures that show what we should not do while praying. Color the pictures of the children who are dressed for church. Cross out the pictures of children who are not dressed for church. (scroll down to these)

dltk-bible.com- Mind Your Manners (black and white version to color and circle)



These worksheets 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.


The Church is God’s House- for younger students

Behavior In Mass- Draw a smile face next to the good things to do during Holy Mass. Draw a sad face next to the things not to do during Holy Mass.

Mass Etiquette Worksheet- Write True or False in the spaces provided.





Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 11/25/18- John 18:33b-37








*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.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




John 18:33b-37



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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King object lesson

sermons4kids.com- Crown Him King object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Pilate Calls Jesus King lesson

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- Christ the King printables

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- Crown Him King!

thecatholickid.com- Christ the King

saintanneshelper.com- Christ the King



Crafts

catholicicing.com- Christ the King Craft

sermons4kids.com- Crown Him King group activities (crafts)

catholicinspired.com- Christ the King Craft {Liturgical Ornament}


craftbits.com- Easy Paper Crown craft

firstpalette.com- King and Queen Crown (six free printable crown templates)

firstpalette.com- Prince and Princess Crown (nine free printable crown templates to color, decorate and make into fun crown crafts)

David’s Crown, Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 24 & 25. (Directions and pattern included).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Crown Him King group activities (games)

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


Testify to the Truth

Introduce game- Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to Jesus’ voice. Let’s see how well you can listen.

Need- Paper towel roll (empty)

Directions- Have students sit in a circle on the floor. Using the paper towel roll, the teacher will whisper something that Jesus would say into the student’s ear on her left. That student then must repeat what the teacher said to the next student on his left by whispering into the paper towel roll. This continues around the circle to the last student who must say what Jesus had said.



Pin the Crown on Christ

A game like pin the tail on the donkey, with a large picture of an enthroned Christ.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Spiral

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blank





Gospel for the Mass: 11/18/18- Mark 13:24-32








*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.


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.




Mark 13:24-32



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- There’s A Great Day Coming object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin, etc.

word-sunday.com- When, Lord? When?

word-sunday.com- Feeling Safe (scroll down to Gospel)

missionarlington.org- Lesson 42: Be Ready (Mark 13:24-37) with activities

wpengine.net- Mark 13:24-31 lesson for Pre K - K

sermonwriter.com- Children’s Sermon Mark 13:24-37

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

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources for Mark 13:24-32



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Mark 13:27

blog.starsunflowerstudio.com- Mark 13:35 (scroll down for this)

mscperu.org- Clip art for Mark 13:24-32

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art for Mark 13:24-32

akidsheart.com- Mark 13:31



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- There’s A Great Day Coming group activities (crafts)

To show that we are good Christians:

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross. Neat tip at the bottom for younger students.

daniellesplace.com- Cross Crafts (several cross crafts listed)

christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross (easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make)

momontimeout.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft

frillsfluffandtrucks.blogspot.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft Tutorial



Fig Tree Crafts:

drwan2bcreative.com- 3-D Fig Tree Craft

thehousethatlarsbuilt.com- DIY paper fiddle leaf fig tree

enchantedlearning.com- Put the student’s names on the leaves and attach to the fig tree.

sundayschoolkids.com- Print student’s names or Bible verses on leaves



Games

sermons4kids.com- There’s A Great Day Coming group activities (games)



Handwriting

The Catholic Toolbox- Make your own handwriting worksheets from today’s Gospel



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

thekidsbulletin.files.wordpress.com- Mark 13:24-32 Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword





Life Size Game Boards



Lifesize Monopoly at Brownsburg Public Library




The next time you play a game using a game board, do something totally different, try doing a life size game board. You can do them in your classroom, gym, parking lot, field, wherever you have room. It is a great way to review what you do in class! You can even get the students involved and help you make the game board. The possibilities are endless! It is an enlightening experience that your students will enjoy and never forget.


How to do life size board games:


bookblather.net- Life Size Monopoly (with entire file you can download)

literarylibrariankim.blogspot.com- Life Size Monopoly (with directions on how to make it and rules to play the game)

blog.craftzine.com- How To Make A Big As Life Board Game

thereligionteacher.com- The Human Board Game to Review for Exams

ponyexpresscubs.blogspot.com- Human Size Board Games

pinterest.com- Life Size Games

pinterest.com- Live Action Board Games

mentalfloss.com- Life Size Versions of Popular Board Games

thegiantgameco.com- Giant games and board games

oddee.com- 10 Uber Cool Life-Sized Games





Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 11/11/18- Mark 12:38-44 or 12:41-44








*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.


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.




Mark 12:38-44 or 12:41-44



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- The Widow’s Mite object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Giving Our All object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Widow’s Mite #225 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

kirkofkildaire.org- The Widow’s Mite Lesson

sundayschoolsources.com- The Widow's Mite lesson with vocabulary words, lesson, true or false, song, worksheets, etc.

ministry-to-children.com- “The Widows Two Coins” Sunday School Lesson based on Mark 12:38-44

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Widow’s Offering lesson with story, coloring page, craft, puzzles, mini booklet to color, etc.

Lesson 15: Our Gifts- The practical aspects of the collection during Mass to help support the Church and others in need is taught. Questions and a craft are included. (Children Discover the Mass by Mary Doerfler Dall, page 54, 67, & 68).

The Catholic Toolbox- The Widow’s Mite Pre K - K lesson which consists of: consist of: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, Handwriting Sheets, Mini Books, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Our Gifts (lesson, questions, crafts, games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Tithing lessons, crafts, and games

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Widow’s Mite

sermons4kids.com- Mark 12:41-44

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The widow gave her last two coins (page 4)

lambsongs.co.nz-Two Small Coins (scroll down to this) black and white booklet or one page story to color



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Giving Our All group activities (crafts)

sundayschoolcrafts.co- Offering Can

catholicicing.com- Church Piggy Bank

daniellesplace.com- The Widow’s Mite Crafts

lds.org- Never Forget One-Tenth for Tithing (bank)
kirkofkildaire.org- Create your own coin craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Giving Our All group activities (games)

daniellesplace.com- Penny Pitch Bible Verse Review Game, Spin the Penny Activity, Penny Pick Game, Place the Penny in the Offering Game, (scroll down to these games)

Money Hunt- This game will help your kids discover how to give to God as they explore the story of the widow’s offering. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 84).

The Catholic Toolbox- Tithing File Folder Game
A simple game to help reinforce tithing to young children.

The Catholic Toolbox- Christianopoly (file folder game)
The object of the game is to learn the responsibility of good financial stewardship; making the right decisions about the money we have and managing it wisely. This includes being able to pay necessary bills at home, putting aside for the things you want, and taking care of your family. Not only do you have bills to pay, mortgages, insurance, etc. you must pay taxes, make donations and do tithing as well.

The Catholic Toolbox- How Much Do You Tithe? (file folder game)
Players move around the board while figuring out how much they should tithe.



Puzzles

The Widow’s Offering- Use the following code to find out what Jesus said. Match the numbers in the coins, then put the letter on the blank that matches the corner that’s been darkened. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 45).

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Spiral Puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 11/4/18- Mark 12:28b-34








*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.


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.




Mark 12:28b-34



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest Commandment object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Rules to Live By object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Great Commandment lesson #224 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoolsources.com- The Greatest Commandment lesson with vocabulary and activities.

ministry-to-children.com- Walking in Other People’s Shoes Object Lesson (Mark 12:31)

missionarlington.org- The Greatest Commandment 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- Mark 12:28

longingjesus.wordpress.com- Love the Lord your God with all your heart. Mark 12:30

christianschoolprintables.com- Love the Lord Bible Verse Coloring (scroll down to this)

fromvictoryroad.com- Love God, Love Others

crossmap.com- Love Your Neighbor

yizii.info- Love One Another



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest Commandment group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Rules To Live By group activities (crafts)

trueaimeducation.com- Bible Heart Craft

fromvictoryroad.com- Mark 12:30 Bookmark

i.pinimg.com- The Greatest Commandment Laced Bookmark

web.archive.org- The Greatest Commandment Laced Bookmark

familygodtime.wordpress.com- The Greatest Commandment Craft

Love Notes- Cute magnet craft to put on your refrigerator to leave loving messages to the people in your family. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, pages 54 & 55).



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest Commandment group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Rules To Live By group activities (games)

"How to Love" Ball Toss- A fun game for all ages on how to show love to others. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 120).

sundayschoolnetwork.com- The Greatest Commandment? Game (adjust it to your faith teachings)

christianschoolprintables.com- Love the Lord Bible Verse Sequencing (scroll down to this)

Perpetual Motion, page 214, Really big Book of Bible Games by Gospel Light

Write out Mark 12:30 and/or Mark 12:31 on a piece of paper or card stock. Cut out each word and put into an envelope. Have the students take cards out of envelope. Mix up cards and place them on a table face up. Students then put the Bible verse in the proper order. The first student that can put the cards in the correct order wins. This game can be played individually or in teams.

The Catholic Toolbox- Bible Memory Verse Activities



Handwriting

christianschoolprintables.com- Love the Lord Bible Verse Copywork



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot

kidssundayschool.com- Love is . . . (word search puzzle)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sketchite.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks




Monday, September 10, 2018

How To Review Material





You just completed a chapter with your class and you need to review it to make sure your students understand it and/or get them ready for a test. What should you do? How can you make it interesting and fun and the students will learn? Try to incorporate a game to review the material in your classroom. There are lots of ways to review. Here is a game I use quite frequently since the students enjoy it so much and it really helps to review what we have been doing in class.


Review Game

The objective of the game is to be the first player to score 10 points. Have a player roll the die on the floor in front of the class. If the die lands on a blank space, they do not answer a question. If the die lands on “?”, they are asked a question by the teacher. If the player answers correctly, they receive a point (you can use tokens, write it on the board, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive a point. The first player to score 10 points is the winner. You can play this game individually or in teams. For an added challenge, you can also have “Lose 1 Point” and “Take 1 Point” on a side of the die. When a player rolls “Lose 1 Point”, they must lose 1 point. If a player rolls “Take 1 Point”, they may take a point from any player they choose.

Make a die out of a juice or milk carton and put a ? mark on some (at least 3) of the sides of the die.



Cube Signs- Print, cut out, and glue on die.




Here are some other games that you might find useful:


Baseball

Divide the class into two teams. Establish in the classroom, a first base, second base, third base, and home. Determine in advance how many innings will be played. Team #1 is up at bat first and line up along the chalkboard. The first player is asked a question from the teacher, if they are correct, they advance to first base. If they are incorrect, they go to the end of the line and it counts as an out. The second batter is then asked a different question. Each correct answer allows the batter to advance one base. The game continues like baseball until there are three outs. After three outs, Team #2 has their turn at bat. Whichever team has the most runs, wins.



Basketball

Need: one small ball (or two balled up pieces of paper), two chairs, one trashcan.

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Divide the class into two teams. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Ask the first person in Team #1 a question. If they are correct, they get to try to make a basket. If they make a basket, their team gets a point. If they do not get a basket, their team does not receive a point. After the first player has his turn, he then goes to the end of Team #1’s line. It is now Team #2’s turn. The team with the most points wins.



Tic Tac Toe

This game is for 2 players or you can divide your class into 2 teams. Draw a large tic tac toe grid on the chalk board. Establish which team will be X and which team will be O. Ask Team #1 a question. If they are correct, they get to put an “X” or an “O” on the tic tac toe grid. If a team is unable to answer a question, the other team may have an opportunity to answer it and score an "X" or "O". If no one is able to answer the question, play continues as before. The first player or team to get three in a row wins!



Last Man Standing

All students stand at their desk. Start at the first row and work your way around the room and ask a question to the students. If they answer the question correctly, they remain standing. If they are not correct, they sit down. If they miss the question, anyone from the class can guess. The “Last Man Standing” wins.



Are You Smarter Than A CCD Teacher?

Need: 2 pieces of paper, 2 pencils, coin, chalk board, chalk

Directions: Name a topic/subject that both the CCD Teacher and students are familiar with (this game would be great for a review of a lesson). Give a piece of paper and a pencil to the CCD Teacher and to the students. The students and the teacher will write down 10 questions with answers on their paper about the subject. Flip a coin to find out who goes first. Whoever wins the toss reads a question to the other(s). If they answer correctly, they get the point and someone keeps score on the board. If they are not correct, who ever asked the question gets the point. Continue until all questions have been asked and answered. Whoever has the most points wins.



True or False

Need: 2 containers, one marked T and the other marked F

Ask each student a True or False question. Have the student carry an object and put it into the correct container to answer the question. They can use a large spoon, two chopsticks, salad tongs, an object between their knees and walk with it to the containers and drop it inside, balance it on their nose or on top of their head and drop it into the container, etc.



Bingo- Just Google “Make Your Own Bingo Cards” and find tons of sites to create your own Bingo game.

Life Size Game Boards- The next time you play a game using a game board, do something totally different, try doing a life size game board. You can do them in your classroom, gym, parking lot, field, wherever you have room. It is a great way to review what you do in class!

Free PowerPoint Games- Make your own PowerPoint game (Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Password, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Twenty Questions, Guess The Covered Word, variations of the game Hollywood Squares, Weakest Link, Concentration, etc.) to review material and play it with your students.

FREE Catholic Games- Lots of games to review any subject or just change the game to fit your own needs.

teach4theheart.com- 7 Review Games that Won’t Waste Your Time

educationworld.com- Reviving Reviews: Refreshing Ideas Students Can't Resist | Review Games

teachhub.com- Fun Review Activities, Classroom Games to Do Now

weareteachers.com- 11 Vocab Review Games to Make the Learning Stick

teachbytes.com- 8 Review Games You Can Customize For Your Class!

onestopteachershop.com- Using Active Review Games In The Classroom

interventioncentral.org- Games, Contests & Puzzles: Entertaining Ideas for Educating Students

iteslj.org- Ten Ways to Turn Lessons into Games



The following games are from teachersnetwork.org


Bounce Back

Bounce Back is a game that my student teacher, Russ Deets, and I created one day in desperation, when we decided that our students needed something new and exciting to do. Here is how it works: We divided the class into two groups. The students organized their groups so that each student had a number. Then we asked a question of the first student in group A. That student could answer for 5 points or he/she could bounce the question back to student 1 in group B. The student in Group B (student 1) would either answer for 5 points or bounce it back to student 1 in group A. If student 1 got it right they would get 10 points.

Then the challenge went to the 2nd student in each group – but group B got to start the next time. The kids love the game because they get to take chances, trying to earn more points by “bouncing” the questions back.



Bluff

This is a great game that is also played by many departments in my school. Again the class is divided into two groups. The teacher takes turns giving each group a question. When the teacher gives a question to group A, all the students who think they know the answer stand up. Then, the students in group B get to decide which of the students in group A should answer the question. If the selected student can answer the question, that group gets as many points as the number of people who stood up, but if the student cannot answer the question, then group B gets to answer (any student in that group can answer) and group B will get the same number of points. The fun part of this game is that student try and bluff the other team into thinking that they know the answer so they can push their points up! The teacher then alternates the teams who get to answer the question first.



How do you review material in your classroom? Share your best games that you use to review or drill material. Please comment and I will add it to the post.