**If the links to various printables and games that I have made do not work, please refer to the following yahoo groups. My files have been moved so they can continue to be free.


The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)

OR

The Catholic Toolbox Games Yahoo Group (action games, card and board games, etc.)



Monday, July 15, 2019

Planning Ahead For CCD





Another year of CCD is behind us and now is the time to think about what you will do next year. Preparation is necessary prior to CCD starting and during the summer it is the right time for the catechist to begin. With thorough planning before hand, the catechist will have an easier time and the students will learn to their fullest potential.





Time To Think- Since CCD is over for most it is time to think of what will be needed for the next school year. What will you be doing? What will you need? What worked, what didn’t? Did you learn from your mistakes? These questions and more will inundate the catechist the next few weeks. Before you know it, classes will be starting again and you need to be prepared. This overwhelming task is examined and planning should be done way before so you can be ready and prepared.


CCD Program Parent/Student Handbook- To establish what the responsibilities are for the CCD student and the parent(s) it is a good idea to have a CCD Program Parent/Student Handbook. The handbook can specify the rules and regulations that the students and parent(s) must follow so there will be no misunderstandings. Having a handbook allows the CCD program to run smoothly and without any problems. It can also inform how the CCD program plans to educate your child and answer many questions that the parents might have.


CCD Registration Form- Before a student can attend CCD, the parents must fill out a registration form. The form differs from parish to parish, but most are relatively the same. Posted are what registration forms may consist of as well as some tips and suggestions.


CCD Volunteer Form- Before a person can volunteer to help in the religious education at your parish, they must fill out and sign a Volunteer Form. By having prospective volunteers fill out this form it will let them know what help is needed and what the responsibilities are for that particular job. It can also inform them what is required to be able volunteer at the parish. Tips and suggestions of what can be included in this form are posted.


Catechist Handbook- It is a good idea to have a Catechist Handbook to acquaint volunteer catechists with the policies and procedures in the Religious Formation Program. The Catechist Handbook will clearly define what the responsibilities are for the catechist and the procedures that they are to follow.


Catechist Training- Most dioceses and/or parishes require some kind of catechist training before they can teach a class each year. By providing assistance and training to all catechists before CCD starts it will prepare the catechist so they can be an effective teacher. Certified catechist should also participate in the training because no catechist can know everything and they could also benefit from new ideas and activities. Suggestions of what can be in the catechist training is posted.


CCD Open House- Before CCD starts it is a good idea to have an Open House. The ideas posted should be helpful and allow you to have a great CCD Open House.


Parent Volunteers in Your Classroom- Volunteers in your CCD classroom can be a blessing IF done correctly and IF it is planned ahead. Nothing is worse than having a volunteer not know what to do or be in the way. Here are tips that should be done to have a good volunteer program in your classroom.


Classroom Newsletters- Classroom newsletters are an excellent way to keep in touch with parents and help them be a part of their child's education. Parent’s love to know what is going on in their child’s classroom and frequent and regular class newsletters enable parents to sense the feeling and momentum of the class and gain insight into what their child is learning.


Parent Involvement in CCD- Since parents and guardians are the primary teachers of the Faith their involvement in CCD is vital. Without it the child will not learn to their fullest potential. Tips are posted on how to get parents involved in CCD.


Classroom Assignment Sheets- An organized student stays current on assignments and will achieve success in CCD. Assignment Sheets help students develop sound organization skills that will teach them a successful lifelong journey through school and CCD. Parents and students like having assignments written down so they can keep track of them and a good way of doing it is having a Classroom Assignment Sheet.


What should a catechist do when they are absent?- From time to time a catechist must be absent for various reasons. When this happens a substitute must take over your classroom and be able to teach your students. Here are some tips and suggestions that every catechist should do if they are absent so your class can run smoothly and your students will learn to their fullest potential.


What makes a good catechist?- Tips on how to be a good catechist.


What do students like to do in CCD?- The key to being a good catechist is knowing what your students like to do in CCD. Here are some tips and suggestions for activities to do in the classroom that are age appropriate.


Teacher Tools- A teacher’s time is limited and to be an effective teacher you must be prepared for any situation. Here are some of my favorite free teacher tools that just might come in handy in your classroom.





Friday, June 7, 2019

FREE Printable Bible Games Online





Here is a list of FREE Printable Bible Games Online that you can print out and use. Enjoy! If you find any more, please comment below and let me know so we can share with others. Thank you!


biblegamescentral.com- List of Bible games to print out and play. Be sure to check if they reflect your faith teachings.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Free Printable Bible Games for your Homeschool, Sunday School, Outreach program or Missionaries. Bible puzzles and games, including bingo, file folder learning centers, are easy to set up and lots of fun! Be sure to check if they reflect your faith teachings.

biblestoryprintables.com- Our easy print File Folder Games give you your entire game board, playing pieces and cover sheet for each game! These games are great for table activities, and free time in your classroom. Be sure to check if they reflect your faith teachings.

jwprintables.com- Free printable Bible games. Be sure to check if they reflect your faith teachings.

The Catholic Toolbox Games Yahoo Group Over 150 free Catholic games you can print out and use!


gospelhall.org- Scroll down to these games to download.

The Forbidden Word is a Bible game like Taboo or Catchphrase. Players are given a card with a Bible term and list of "forbidden words". The player must get his teammates to say the keyword on the card without saying any of the forbidden words. Great fun for a group of 4 to 10 people. Great practice for recalling some of the names, objects and places found in the Bible.

Bible Card Game- Guess Who
Bible character card game similar to Guess Who. Players start with a deck of cards. The try to guess which card has been chosen by the game host by asking a series of questions with yes or no answers. The first team to eliminate all possible incorrect choices wins the game.

Bible Scattergories Game
Bible brainstorming game for a small group. In Scattergories a random letter is chosen. Players have two minutes to name six things in specific categories that begin with the letter.

Searchers of the Lost Bible
A printable board game. Players travel the map of the cities that the Apostle Paul traveled, collecting ancient fragments of scripture. The first player to collect five verses from the same book of the Bible win the game. Players buy, sell and trade cards to complete their sets.



Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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! 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:

sermons4kids.com- He’s Alive

lambsongs.co.nz- 5 booklets to print out for the children to color

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



Crafts:

daniellesplace.com- Easter Crafts


Introduce craft: Did they find Jesus in the tomb on Easter? Let’s make something that shows what they found.

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.
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.)

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

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



Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day?

kinderart.com- Jelly Bean Sweet 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.)

catholicicing.com- Printable Resurrection Set


Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day?

annieshomepage.com- Jelly Bean Prayer
Prayer with activities to go with it: cards and jar craft

kinderart.com- Jelly Bean Sweet Jar (craft)

mama-jean.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable)

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



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).

kinderart.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies
Make a beautiful butterfly using a coffee filter.

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.



Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day?

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).

kinderart.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

firstpalette.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

parenting.com- Coffee Filter Butterfly

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.


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).

kidssundayschool.com- In the Tomb, Out of the Tomb
A good energy burner, game can be adjusted to fit many different themes.



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.


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




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)




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

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

christiancrafters.com- He Has Risen Egg Pass

christiancrafters.com- The Easter Egg Game

christiancrafters.com- The 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.)






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



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.



Coloring/Puzzles:

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Alive! (coloring)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Coloring Page and Jelly Bean Puzzle (scroll down to these)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Mini Booklet
Children can work on handwriting and color words with this simple Jelly Bean Prayer minibook (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)

teacherspayteachers.com- Resurrection of Jesus Mini Book Freebie

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

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

sermons4kids.com- Butterfly (maze)

sermons4kids.com- The Empty Tomb (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

sermons4kids.com- Butterfly maze

sermons4kids.com- The Empty Tomb (maze)

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 Empty Tomb (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- He Is Not Here. He Has Risen (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- He has risen! He is not here. (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- Empty Tomb 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

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

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

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.





Monday, April 8, 2019

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)

catholicfamilyfaith.com- Triduum & Easter
There are a number of ways you can keep Easter alive in your home. Here are just a few suggestions.

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

catholicinspired.com- Easter Triduum Craft ~ Spinning Paper Plate


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.

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.

pflaumweeklies.com- The Triduum
Complete the following statements about the Triduum. Choose from the words in the box on the left. Then go on to solve the puzzle that will tell you our part in the Triduum. (Page 15)

pflaumweeklies.com- Triduum Days
Can you complete the description of each day’s events? Select from the descriptions given at the bottom of this page. Write the letter of the appropriate statement in each blank. (Page 15)

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





Saturday, April 6, 2019

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

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.


*My files are huge so to keep them free I post all my games at The Catholic Toolbox Games Yahoo Group


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

sacredhearthouston.org- Holy Week Worksheets (scroll down to Holy Week Activities)

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)


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.


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


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





Thursday, March 28, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 5/26/19- John 14:23-29








*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.




John 14:23-29



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

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

sermons4kids.com- I’ll Be Back object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- If You Love Me . . . object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quiz

sermons4kids.com- Peace of Mind and Heart object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Promises to Send the Holy Spirit lesson with questions

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

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



Coloring

catholicmom.com- “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.”

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- John 14:27

sermons4kids.com- Yes, Jesus Keeps His Promises

twistynoodle.com- I love Jesus

sermons4kids.com- I want to do what is right.

sermons4kids.com- God is with me when I am afraid.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- He’ll Be Back (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- If You Love Me group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Peace of Mind and Heart group activities (crafts)

kidsofintegrity.com- Kick Off Craft (page 5)

orientaltrading.com- “I Love Jesus, Jesus Loves Me” Cross Craft Kit

orientaltrading.com- Beaded "I Love Jesus" Necklace Craft Kit

docs.google.com- I Love Jesus Visor

ssww.com- I Love Jesus (craft)
Students can make this using card stock and markers

daniellesplace.com- Love Crafts

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).




Games

sermons4kids.com- He’ll Be Back (games)

sermons4kids.com- If You Love Me group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Peace of Mind and Heart group activities (games)

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


Are You Listening?

Introduction to game: Jesus said, “The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name- he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you” John 14:26. So are you listening? Let’s see if you are!

Have the students sit in a circle. Use an empty paper towel cardboard tube and whisper something into the next student’s ear. Have them whisper what you said in the next person’s ear. Continue to the last person and they must say what was whispered to them.


Introduce game- How are we to treat others?

“Win or Lose by How You Choose” by Judge Judy Sheindlin

Directions- Divide the class into teams and do questions out of “Win or Lose by How You Choose!”



sundayschoolresources.com- What Do I Do? The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have.

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- The Golden Rule File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- WWJD?

The Catholic Toolbox- Moral Dilemmas Card Game (scroll down to this)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Missing Letter

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice




Gospel for the Mass: 5/19/19- John 13:31-33a, 34-35








*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.




John 13:31-33a, 34-35



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

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

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Us All object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A New Commandment object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

ministry-to-children.com- Love One Another (Valentine’s Day Lesson) John 13:34

ministry-to-children.com- Loving Others Object Lesson (John 13: 34-35)

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

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

ateachingmommy.com- Memory Verse Helps (John 13:34)



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Everyone

sermons4kids.com- Love One Another As I Have Loved You

marydeandraws.com- Love One Another Coloring Page #1

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Love One Another Coloring Page

flandersfamily.info- John 13:34

ldslane.net- John 13:34

churchhousecollection.com- Valentine Mice Coloring Pages (John 13:34)

blog.lifeway.com- God Is Love (coloring page)

makinglearningfun.com- John 13:34 (color by number)

cookienut.blogspot.com- Love One Another (coloring page)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Us All group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A New Commandment group activities (crafts)

biblewise.com- Love One Another craft

daniellesplace.com- Love Crafts

youngs.org/Karen- Love One Another sign that you can make out of anything.

dltk-bible.com- Love One Another bookmark

web.archive.org- Heart Lacing Bookmark Craft

meaningfulmama.com- Heart Peacock Craft

classroom.synonym.com- Love Vase (scroll down for this)

toddlerapproved.com- Secret Kindness Notes

web.archive.org- Sharing/Helping Hands
This craft involves making a small booklet which will illustrate how we can share or help others. It can be adapted for both preschool or primary (elementary) aged children by changing expectations for the inside content.


Introduce craft: Who should we be kind to? Everyone. Let’s make a craft to remind us to “Love Others”. (Love Bug Lady Bug)

familycorner.com- Paper Plate Lady Bugs
Paint the paper plates or use red and white paper plates to make this craft. On the back of the lady bug where the wings open up write “Love Others”.

dltk-kids.com- Lady Bug Invite
Or make the lady bug with poster board or card stock.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Us All group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A New Commandment 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).

scribd.com- Love One Another Game (look under GAME)

kidssundayschool.com- Love Charades


Introduce game- How are we to treat others?

“Win or Lose by How You Choose” by Judge Judy Sheindlin

Directions- Divide the class into teams and do questions out of “Win or Lose by How You Choose!”


sundayschoolresources.com- What Do I Do?
The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have.

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game (scroll down to this)
Children identify Random Acts of Kindness as they move around the board.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Golden Rule File Folder Game
This game helps promote why someone would use proper manners and etiquette in our daily lives.

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Moral Dilemmas Card Game (scroll down to this) Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do? Here is a game that has students try to solve their problems the best way.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot

kidssundayschool.com- Love Is (word search puzzle)

wordsearchfun.com- Love One Another (word search)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Gospel for the Mass: 5/12/19- John 10:27-30








*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.




John 10:27-30



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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

sermons4kids.com- In the Palm of His Hand object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Guaranteed Forever object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Three In One object lesson

sermons4kids.com- Safe In His Hands object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

drive.google.com- Following Jesus activity

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- I will follow Jesus our leader.

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

sermons4kids.com- John 10:27-28

catholicmom.com- John 10:27-30

ministryark.com- John 10:27

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- John 10:28-29

sundayschoolkids.com- I am a little Christian.

mscperu.org- John 10:27-30 clip art to color



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- In The Palm of His Hand group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Guaranteed Forever group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Safe In His Hands group activities (crafts)

Following Jesus With Both Feet- A reminder that no matter where we go, Jesus is always with us. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 103).

sundayschoolcrafts.net- Flip Flop Sandal Craft "Walking In His Footsteps"

i.pinimg.com- Followers of Christ flip flops (made with craft foam and pipe cleaners)

Footsteps Following Jesus- Trace both of your feet a few times on felt and cut them out. Cut a cross out of a different color of felt. Glue the felt on one end of a large piece of felt and then glue your footprints so that it looks like you are walking toward the cross. Write in fabric paint across the top of your banner, "I'm following Jesus."

"Follow Jesus Every Day" Calendar- You will need a sheet of card for each child, glue, a small calendar, available from stationery shops for each one, some photos cut out of old magazines and/or colored pens, stickers, glitter glue etc. Either photocopy the words "Follow Jesus every day." on to the cards, or on to paper to be cut out and glue it on to the cards, or let the children write it. Stick the calendars at the bottom, make a hole at the top to hang it up. Illustrate with pictures and/or decorative borders, glitter etc. according to age and/or time available. These calendars can be used to remind people to follow Jesus every day - and to pray for people who face problems every day because they are following Jesus.

confessionsofahomeschooler.blogspot.com- Stained Glass Jesus Craft

I’m Following Jesus T-shirt craft- Have students bring in a t-shirt (or this can be made on a piece of poster board). Place a piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt to keep the paint from spreading. Put paint on the bottom of the student’s feet and have them stand on the t-shirt. Students then dip their feet into a bucket with water in it to wash off paint. Dry feet with towel. Write on t-shirt “I’m Following Jesus”



Games

sermons4kids.com- In The Palm of His Hand group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Guaranteed Forever group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Safe In His Hands group activities (games)

Follow the Leader- Have a student be Jesus and let the students play follow the leader.

Feet Followers- Trace feet and cut out. Let children place their own feet cutouts in a designated area. After all the feet have been put down, children can try to FOLLOW THE FEET and will enjoy the weaving back and forth to find another foot to follow. Have children sit down at the end of the feet, and tell the story today about following JESUS.

Follow Me- The leader does one move (example: claps their hand, snaps their fingers, etc.) and the group then does it. Then the leader does the first move and then a new one. The group then repeats what the leader did in the proper order. Each time the leader adds a new move to the sequence and the group must repeat what the leader did in the correct order.

Following Jesus (Disciples Follow Jesus- )This game will help children understand that their actions can let others know they are followers of Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 75).


Introduce game: If you follow Jesus, you must believe in Him and do what He asks.

The Catholic Toolbox- WWJD (scroll down to this)
Jesus wants us to do the right thing. Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Missing Letters

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 5/5/19- John 21:1-19








*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.




John 21:1-19



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

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

sermons4kids.com- Love In Any Language object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

ministry-to-children.com- Children’s Bible Lesson: Breakfast on the Beach

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: Fishy Breakfast and a Faithful Friend, Jesus Re-instates Peter (John 21)

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: A New Beginning for Peter (John 21:15-19)

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Helps Catch Fish lesson #242 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Restores Peter lesson #243 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- The Disciples Return to Fishing lesson

misslink.org- The Big Catch lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- Breakfast By The Lake lesson 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- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

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



Coloring

cbcgb.org- Jesus cooks breakfast on the beach.

sermons4kids.com- John 21:5-6

sermons4kids.com- John 20:15-17

funnycoloring.com- The Great Catch of Fish

religiousdoodles.com- Let Down Your Nets

stfrancisgreensboror.org- Jesus Helps Catch Fish (page 8)

biblewise.com- Jesus at the Morning Meal

lambsongs.co.nz- The Amazing Breakfast booklet or one page Bible story to color

reevolveclothing.com- Feed My Sheep



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Love In Any Language group activities (crafts)

American Sign Language I Love You craft- A fun craft that all ages can do.

didiatreliefsociety.blogspot.com- Feed My Sheep Magnet

auntiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Peter Is Restored

aokcorral.com- Easy Fishing Toy Set (craft to make). Children make a fish then play like they are going fishing.

daniellesplace.com- Lots of fish crafts posted

daniellesplace.com- Fish in a Bottle Craft (scroll down to this)

daniellesplace.com- Miraculous Catch Boat Fish Craft (scroll down to this)

dltk-kids.com- Triangle Fish Paper Craft

enchantedlearning.com- Simple sailboat craft

activitiesforkids.com- Ocean in a Bottle
Make a small boat and fish from plastic (old margarine/butter container) to illustrate this story.

dltk-kids.com- Halves Boat Craft

dltk-bible.com- Origami Boat

marcywrites.com- Soap Boat

craftscollection.net- Seashell Sailboat

Breakfast at the Lake (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 59 & 60

Magic Fish-in-the-Ocean Puppet- A cute craft that the fish actually swims and comes to the surface. (Crafts From Your Favorite Fairy Tales by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).

Japanese Wind Sock- (Create a unique "kite") the traditional Japanese carp windsock. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 178 & 179).


Sheep Crafts for “Feed My Sheep”

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

dltk-kids.com- Paper Bag Lamb Craft

freekidscrafts.com- Paper Bag Lamb Puppet Craft

daniellesplace.com- Sheep Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids

daniellesplace.com- Sheep crafts (3 pages posted)

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

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- Love In Any Language group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- Play A Bible Verse Review Game (scroll down to this)


Introduce game: How long did the disciples fish? (All night.)

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Fish Relay

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Fisherman’s Relay

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Don’t Break the Rod

Flying Fish Relay- (Players frantically fan their fish across the room into a plate.) A paper plate is positioned across the room. Players lay their fish on the floor and when they are told to “GO!” they fan their fish with a magazine across the room into the plate. The first player to get their fish on the plate is the winner. If it is a team relay race, the first team with all the player’s fish on their plate is the winner.

The Catholic Toolbox- Disciples Memory Game or Go Fish Game
A fun way to review the names of the disciples. Remove the Judas cards and play one of these games.

*You can also play Old Maid using these cards. Have Judas be the “Old Maid” card. Show the children the “Judas” card and put in the middle of the table for all to see. Put the other Judas card in the deck and shuffle the cards.




The Catholic Toolbox- Breakfast By The Lake (file folder game) In this game players must answer correctly questions about the Bible story to receive a fish to put on their plate. Be careful not to eat all your fish and have to put all of your fish back. The player that reaches FINISH with the most fish on their plate wins.



Puzzles

A Special Breakfast- Peter and his friends’ net was empty. Then Jesus came along and helped them catch lots of fish. Draw some fish in this empty net. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 85).

Feed My Sheep- Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love Me?” three times. Find three sheep, three fish, three loaves of bread and three number 3s hidden in the picture. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 86).

More 365 Activities for Kids (do the Breakfast by the Lake puzzle, spot the difference on November 27).

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot (John 21:5-6)

kidscrafy.com- Fisherman (maze) Help the fisherman find his worm through all the fish.

biblewise.com- What’s Wrong?

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Cast Your Net (John 21:1-19) Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Missing Letter

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Spiral

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Cast Your Net (John 21:1-19) Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks