Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Special Events for December








*This month’s special events are: Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and Christmas and I have quite a number of activities for you to check out.



Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary - references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, lessons, puzzles, quizzes, songs, worksheets




Christmas

Christmas- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, etc.

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

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

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

Gifts for the Baby Jesus file folder game- The object of this game is to be the first to collect gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

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

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

Happy Birthday Jesus Party Activities- Are you looking for a special activity for your children’s ministry this Christmas? Then consider having a Jesus Birthday Party.



Monday, December 2, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 1/26/20- Matthew 4:12-23 (Jesus Calls His Disciples)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A 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.




Matthew 4:12-23



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- Fishing for People object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- You Have A Message object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus’ Disciples Catch Lots of Fish lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus Calls Disciples (Matthew 4:12-22) Sunday School Lesson

reallifeathome.com- Fishers of Men Free Printable Coloring and Learning Packet

childrensministry.com- Lies In God’s Eyes object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Don’t Sin object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Sin is Gross object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Sin Spoils object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Sin Revealed object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Old Enough to Know activity

kidssundayschool.com- God’s Forgiveness object lesson

christiancrafters.com- Sins and Forgiveness object lesson

personal-development.com- Make the Right Choices lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Fishers of Men bulletin Board

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Fishers of Men 1st Grade On Up Lesson with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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

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


Bible Verse Activities

web.archive.org- Memory Verse Craft ideas

web.archive.org- Patterns, suggestions, and how to create your own Bible Verse Activities



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Fishing for People (Matthew 4:19)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Matthew 4:19 coloring page (scroll down for this)

ministryark.com- Matthew 4:19

theclipartwizard.com- Fishers of Men coloring pages

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Matthew 4:19

reallifeathome.com- Fishers of Men Free Printable Coloring and Learning Packet

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 4:12-23 (page 13)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Fishing For People (group activities) crafts

sermons4kids.com- You Have A Message (group activities) crafts

hookedonthebook.com- Matthew 4:19 craft

daniellesplace.com- Pail of Worms Craft
Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19 (This craft is a cute bucket of worms with the scripture on it.)

daniellesplace.com- Gone Fishing Bible Verse Review and Bible Verse Card Holder Craft (scroll down for this)

sundayschoolkids.com- Boat Craft

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

ehow.com- How To Make a Paper Boat

dltk-bible.com- Origami Boat

preachmanswife.blogspot.com- Jesus Called Them One By One (make disciple dolls)

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



Have the students make a banner saying: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Glue letters on a large piece of felt or material or even on a piece of construction paper. You can use cut out letters made out of felt, craft foam, etc. or make letters out of yarn, construction paper or even on the computer.

Ideas to make banners:

peopleof.oureverydaylife.com- How to Make Cloth Church Banners



westerntractmission.org- What Would Jesus Do Mirror

orientaltrading.com- WWJD Key Chain

craftwisely.blogspot.com- WWJD Bracelet

beau.org- Witness Bracelet Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Fishing For People (group activities) games

sermons4kids.com- You Have A Message (group activities) games

daniellesplace.com- Several Fishers of Men Games posted (scroll down for these under Activities)

christiancrafters.com- Scroll down to the game Repent

christiancrafters.com- Scroll down to the game Clean Heart


Throw Away Your Sins Game- This is for younger students to understand that their sins are forgiven.

Need: 1 trashcan, a piece of paper for each child, and 1 chair.

Directions: Give each child a piece of paper. Have the children think of a recent time that they sinned, such as telling a lie about their homework, arguing with their parents, or a time they were disobedient, etc. Next, have them think of how many times they sinned during the past week. Remind them of all the things that may be considered a sin, and have them write the number down on the piece of paper. Tell the children, “Let’s pretend that you made your confession to the priest and you did your penance. Now your sins are forgiven. Let’s throw away your sins.”

Put a trashcan against a wall. Have the children line up behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to the basket). One by one, have them throw their sins into a trashcan that is a few feet away.


Introduce game- How are we to treat others? Well, here are some question and let’s see how well you can.

Materials- “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!” Which ever teams gets the most points, wins.


christianitycove.com- What Would Jesus Do?

christiancrafters.com- W.W.J.D.?

The Catholic Toolbox- 2 games: WWJD and Moral Dilemmas Card Game



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot (Matthew 4:19)

biblewise.com- Fishers of Men (maze)

kidssundayschool.com- Cross out all words that may be considered a sin or something that would be wrong in God's eyes.

kidssundayschool.com- puzzle solution

sermons4kids.com- Word Search (Matthew 4:18-22)

web.archive.org- Word Search (Matthew 4:12-23)

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble (Matthew 4:19)

sermons4kids.com- Crossword (Matthew 4:19)

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword (Matthew 4:12-23)

web.archive.org- Crossword (Matthew 4:12-23)



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice (Matthew 4:19)

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks (Matthew 4:18-22)



Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 4:12-23 Worksheet

adventuresinmommydom.org- Questions that can be made into a worksheet (page 22- 24)




Gospel for the Mass: 1/19/20- John 1:29-34 (The Lamb of God)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A 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 1:29-34



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- Show and Tell object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin, etc.

sermons4kids.com- God’s Eye Witness News object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The Trash Collector object lesson

ministrymindedmom.com- Jesus Washes Away the Sins of the World Object Lesson Activity

sundayschoollessons.com- John the Baptist Recognizes Jesus as the Lamb of God lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus is the Lamb Without Blemish lesson

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

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



Coloring

coloring-pages-book-for-kids-boys.com- Jesus the Lamb of God

christmasisaboutjesus-devotion.blogspot.com- Jesus is the Lamb of God (scroll down to this)

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- John 1:29

churchpublishing.org- John 1:29-34 (page 12)

sermons4kids.com- I can tell my friends about Jesus.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Eye Witness News group activities (crafts)

ministrymindedmom.com- Jesus Washes Away the Sins of the World Object Lesson Activity (scroll down for craft and you can also use clear contact paper instead of a laminator)

thehomeschoolvillage.com- Lamb of God craft

orientaltrading.com- Lamb of God Paper Plate Craft Kit

brimfulcuriosities.com- Lamb of God Lenten Craft

dltk-kids.com- Easy Lamb Craft

first-school.ws- Lamb Craft

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

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

kiflieslevendula.blogspot.hu- Sheep Egg

funfamilycrafts.com- Sheep Note Holder

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).

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)

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove craft

artistshelpingchildren.org- Dove Crafts for Kids



Games

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Eye Witness News group activities (games)

Fast Phrase- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 244

Secret Pass Off- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 247



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Magic Square

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks



Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- John 1:29-34 Worksheet

jesuswalk.com- Lamb of God. Participant Guide Handout Sheets (page 2 – 3)




Gospel for the Mass: 1/12/20- Matthew 3:13-17 (The Baptism of Jesus)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A 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.




Matthew 3:13-17



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- Growing In Faith object lesson with coloring pages, group activities, puzzles, quiz, craft, worship bulletin, etc.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Baptized by John in the Jordan River lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Baptized and Brings the Good News lesson

gardenofpraise.com- The Baptism of Jesus lesson with memory verse, questions, test, word search

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Baptized lessons with discussions, take home sheets, color sheets, songs, crafts, snacks, etc.

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus’s Baptism and Significance (Matthew 3:1-17) Sunday School Lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:17) Preschool Sunday School Lesson

sundayschoolsources.com- Lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus is Baptized lesson plan for 1st grade on up which consists of: 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

sermons4kids.com- Baptism of Jesus

sermons4kids.com- The Baptism of Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ Baptism

first-school.ws- The Baptism of Jesus (with or without text)

applesaucekids.com- Jesus being baptized by John

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 3:13-17 (page 11)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- I’m Proud of You group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- John Baptizes Jesus Plastic Cup 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).

sermons4kids.com- Dove Craft

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove craft

Heavenly Doves- Make soap-on-a-rope doves to remind the children how baptism symbolizes that are sins are washed away. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts for Children by Group Publishing, page 101.) Note: You can use a slightly greased cookie cutter to help children make the soap into the shape of a dove. Or the children can just make it into any shape they want.

artisthelpingchldren.org- Tons of doves crafts posted here

auntiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Jesus is Baptized Craft
An interactive craft that has a dove hover over Jesus’ head.

jesus-without-language.net- Matthew 3
This is a more traditional craft for John the Baptist, it gives the wonderful illusion of water by using baking parchment to give the semi transparent quality of the river. It’s a really simple craft for any age and there are templates with and without the words showing for groups using different translations.

docthelmaskitchen.blogspot.com- Sunday School Baptism Craft (change this to Jesus being baptized)



Games

sermons4kids.com- I’m Proud of You group activities (games)

Jesus Basketball

Need: Trashcan and 2 balled up pieces of paper for balls

Introduce Game: Who did John baptize? (Jesus)

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Jesus. The first team that spells JESUS wins.


The Catholic Toolbox- Baptism of Jesus (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Baptism (file folder game)



Puzzles


More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Jesus and John the Baptist puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 16 - 17).

John Baptizes Jesus- Color the picture below according to the color code. There is something missing in the picture. Hint: It came from the sky. Draw the missing part. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus' Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 22).

Jesus is Baptized (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word (Grade 1 – 3) by Linda Standke, page 18.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Baptized puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, mazes, word-mining sheets, word searches)

gardenofpraise.com- The Baptism of Jesus (word search)

sermons4kids.com- The Baptism of Jesus from Matthew 3:13-17 (word search)


sermons4kids.com- The Baptism of Jesus from Matthew 3:17 (decoder)

gardenofpraise.com- The Baptism of Jesus (word scramble)

sermons4kids.com- The Baptism of Jesus (crossword)

gardenofpraise.com- The Baptism of Jesus (crossword)

sermons4kids.com- The Baptism of Jesus from Matthew 3:13-17 (crossword)

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

gardenofpraise.com- The Baptism of Jesus (fill in the blanks with word bank)

sermons4kids.com- The Baptism of Jesus from Matthew 3:17 (fill in the blanks)

gardenofpraise.com- Matthew 3:14-15 (fill in the blanks)



Worksheets

smp.org- The Baptism of Jesus Worksheet

kindercrazeblogspot.com- Celebrating Baptism (worksheet)

cartoonchurch.com- Baptism Worksheet

tes.com- Baptism/Christening Worksheet and Info

concordiakids.blogspot.com- Baptism Activity Sheet (scroll down for this)

sdc.me.uk- My Baptism Worksheet

smp.org- Symbols of Baptism
This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It invites students to reflect on the significance of key symbols used in baptism.

smp.org- Interview Questions about Your Baptism
This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students ask the provided to questions to adults who can tell them about the details of that student's baptism. A reflection on the significance of the sacrament is done at the at end of the interview.

smp.org- Telling a Story of Baptism Worksheet

smp.org- My Baptismal History Worksheet

Your Baptism- Circle the things that were part of your Baptism celebration. Color the pictures. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 16).

The Sacrament of Baptism- Circle the correct answer. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 17).

web.archive.org- Baptism (worksheets)


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


Baptism worksheet- Follow the directions and fill in the blanks below to find out what happens after you are baptized.




Gospel for the Mass: 1/5/20- Matthew 2:1-12 (Visitors from the East)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A 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.




Matthew 2:1-12



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- Wise Men Still Seek Him object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savior object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Wise Men lesson #170 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Wise Men Come from the East to Worship Jesus lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Have an Epiphany! Celebrating the Magi Visit (Matthew 2:1-12) lessons, coloring pages, etc.

childrensermons.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus object lesson

intoxicatedonlife.com- Three Kings Seeking Christ After Christmas (Free Printable Lessons)

littleblots.com- Three Wise Men activities

kidssundayschool.com- Visit of the Magi: The Birth of Christ (Lesson 4)

dltk-bible.com- The Wise Men lesson with take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, Bible Story/Song Time, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Wise Men 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

paperdali.blogspot.com- Epiphany of the Lord

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 2

apples4theteacher.com- Wise Men

apples4theteacher.com- Three Wise Men

first-school.ws- Three Wise Men Matthew 2

christiananswers.net- The Wise Men brought gifts for Jesus.

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 2:1-12 (page 10)

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Matthew 2:2



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Seeking The Savior group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- Wise Men Christmas Crafts

crayola.com- We Three Kings

dltk-holidays.com- Three Wisemen Paper Crafts

firstpalette.com- Paper Three Kings Chain

growingupblackxican.com- The Three Wise Men Bottle Craft

madebymolliesmom.blogspot.com- Three Wise Men Craft

jesus-without-language.net- Wise Men Finger Puppets

parentingpatch.com- Three Wise Men Handprint Fingerprint Craft

papercraft.blogspot.com- Three Kings/Three Wise Men Paper Craft

youtube.com- Popsicle Stick Star Ornament
An easy and pretty Star of David craft made out of popsicle sticks, paint, glitter, etc.

preschooltoolkit.com- Make sparkling stars to decorate your home.

Potato Stars- Paint, glitter, and a potato can help make a beautiful night sky. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 53).

The Wize Men Visit Jesus Bible Story Wheel- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo (page 35 & 36)

Three Kings Banner- A cute and easy banner of the Three Wise Men. A sample craft from Kathy Ross' book: Crafts for Christmas, page 12 & 13.

Purim Treat Holder- Cute craft to represent the Wise Men. (Crafts to make in the Winter by Kathy Ross, page 58 & 59).

Three Kings Hats- Three kings made out of cone shaped party hats. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 40 & 41).

The Wise Men Visit Jesus (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 35 & 36.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Seeking The Savior group activities (crafts)

livingwaterbiblegames.com- Christmas Board Game Travel with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus as they journey to Bethlehem and Egypt and back to Nazareth. Answer questions based on the nativity story and their flight to Egypt. Map games are great for helping kids to get familiar with the geography of the Bible lands. FREE printable!

thegamecrafter.com- Christ is Born!

stellanovagame.com/- Journey of the Magi

orientaltrading.com- Nativity Journey Christmas Board Game


Introduce game: Who was searching for baby Jesus?

Wise Men Search

Need: Clothes pin to be baby Jesus.

Directions: One student is picked to be a Wise Man and steps out of the classroom. Another student is picked by the teacher to hide baby Jesus somewhere in the classroom. When baby Jesus is hidden, the Wise Man comes back into the room. He is to find baby Jesus by directions from the student that hid baby Jesus. These directions are: the star is not very bright if the Wise Man is far away, brighter if somewhat nearer, getting brighter if even closer, and VERY bright if very close. When the Wise Man finds the baby Jesus, the person that hid baby Jesus is now the Wise Man.

Finding Favor (Wise Men Find Jesus)- This game will help students identify how we pursue things that are important to us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 68 & 69).

Journey to Bethlehem- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 141.

The Catholic Toolbox- Gifts for Baby Jesus (file folder game)



Introduce game: What did the Wise Men follow to find Jesus? A very bright star.

creativeyouthideas.com- Follow the Star

Coin Toss- (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 139)- You can also draw a star on the board and have the students throw a suction cup toy at it. If it is inside the lines, they get a point for their team.

Finding Flavor (Wise Men Find Jesus)- This game will help students identify how we pursue things that are important to us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 68 & 69).



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




Gifts For Baby Jesus (file folder game)-The object of this game is to be the first to collect gold, frankincense, and myrrh.



Puzzles


The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
- Wise Men color by number
- Follow the Dots to see what the Magi saw in the sky

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Wise Men puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 3 - 8).

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Look at the pictures in the circles. Find the matching picture in the larger picture. Draw lines to connect the matching pictures. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 14).

christiananswers.net- Star (dot-to-dot)

sermons4kids.com- Maze

biblewise.com- Wise Men (maze)

biblewise.com- Wise Men Visit Jesus (maze)

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Maze (page 10)

biblewise.com- Wise Men (missing objects)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search (it says Luke, but it is Matthew 2:1-12)

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

biblewise.com- The Wise Men (decoder)

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Three Wise Men (word challenge)

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword (it says Luke, but it is Matthew 2:1-12)



Quizzes

biblepathwayadventures.com- The Magi (matching)

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks



Snacks

Introduce snack- How did the Wise Men find Jesus? They followed a very bright star.

pillsbury.com- Gingerbread Stars

bettycrocker.com- Cheesy Stars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Stars- Get a large star shaped cookie cutter and make star shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Spread peanut butter on star shaped crackers.



Song

kididdles.com- We Three Kings Song- With lyrics and audio



Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 2:1-12 Worksheet

ministry-to-children.com- Wise Men Worksheets



Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Advent Activities & More







Activities & Resources

usccb.org- Advent Resources

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

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

catholicculuture.org- Catholic Advent Activities

thereligionteacher.com- Advent Activities

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

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

catholicmom.com- Advent Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesse Tree Ideas

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

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Lapbooks

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Candle of hope

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Peace

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love

freefunchristmas.com- Advent Wreath

ginormasource.com- Advent Coloring Page Wreath

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

prayingincolor.com-Advent Calendars

childrens-ministry-deals.com- Advent Coloring Calendar

feelslikehomeblog.com- Coloring the Advent




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


Advent Mini Book- printable book that the children can color



Crafts

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

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

first-school.ws- Advent Wreath craft with templates

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

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

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

catholicplayground.com- Paper Chain Advent Calendar

spelloutloud.com- Names of Jesus Advent Chain

spelloutloud.com- Advent Paper Chains

activitiesforkids.com- Advent Calendar Paper Chain

flandersfamily.info- Advent Christmas Chain (scripture chain)

todayscreativeideas.com- Paper Chain Advent Calendar

catholicplayground.com- Paper Chain Advent Calendar

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

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

christiancrafters.com- No Flame Advent Wreath

looktohimandberadiant.com- Kids' Advent Wreath- Free Printables

catholicicing.com- Advent Wreath Craft for Catholic Kids

catholicinspired.com- Easy Advent Wreath

makinglearningfun.com- Christmas Toilet Paper Tube Advent Wreath Craft

crayola.com- Advent Wreath Placemat Craft



Games

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

jeopardylabs.com- Advent Jeopardy

jeopardylabs.com- Advent Jeopardy!!!

loyolapress.com- Advent Bingo

thecraftyclassroom.com- Names of Jesus Advent Game

alphamom.com- Advent Calendar Printable Game



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



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





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








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

You can play this game with 4 people or divide the group into 4 teams.) Place your marker on START. Determine who goes first and play moves clockwise. The player to your left draws a card. On most of the cards are questions about the liturgical year. If you answer the question correctly you get to roll the die and move the number indicated on the die. If you answer the question incorrectly, you stay where you are. If the card says “Go Back 2” etc. you must follow the directions. If you land on the picture of a target, you lose your next turn. If you land on a sitting duck, all players must say out loud “Sitting Duck!” Another player who happens to come by on the game board (they can land on the space or just be passing by on their roll) can BUMP you back to START. The first player to FINISH wins.



Lessons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Puzzles

churchyear.net- Advent Crossword

teacherspayteachers.com- Advent Word Search (free)

armoredpenguin.com- Advent Crossword

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



Worksheets

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

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

stpetersmendota.org- Advent and Christmas Worksheets

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

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

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






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



Advent Handwriting Sheet- for the children to trace and color



Thursday, November 21, 2019

Liturgical Year Activities



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


catholicculture.org- Liturgical Year Activities

thereligionteacher.com- Liturgical Year Lesson Plan and Flashcard Activity

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

sundayschoolkids.com- Sacred Seasons of the Church Wheel

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

loyolapress.com- Activities for Liturgical Year A

loyolapress.com- Activities for Liturgical Year C



Coloring

looktohimandberadiant.com- The Liturgical Year Coloring Book

faithhope.org- The Liturgical Calendar

joyfulcatholicfamilies.com- 2019-2020 Liturgical Year Calendar with coloring guide (scroll down to this)



Crafts

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

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

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



Games

sbennettstann.weebly- Liturgical Calendar Jeopardy Game

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

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






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



Puzzles

mycatholicsource.com- Liturgical Calendar (word search)

mycatholicsource.com- Liturgical Calendar (crossword)



Worksheets

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

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

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

smp.org- Liturgical Year Match

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.

msmolihan.weebly.com- The Liturgical Year Worksheet

cmdnet.org- Putting the Church Year in the Right Order (page 10), Jesus in the Advent and Christmas Season (page 11), Experiencing Christ in the Easter Season (page 12)

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

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



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

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



Sunday, November 10, 2019

Christian Thanksgiving Ideas & Activities






Lessons & Activities

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

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

apples4theteacher.com- Thanksgiving Story

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

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Bible Printables & Crafts

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

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

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

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

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

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

christiancrafters.com- Thanksgiving Day Devotional & Quirky Turkey Treat

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

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

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

littlehouseliving.com- The Thankful Thanksgiving Jar

jellybeanjunkyard.wordpress.com- Give Thanks Gratitude Board

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

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

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

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

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



Coloring

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

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

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

reallifeathome.com- Thanksgiving Activity Page or Placemat Free Printable

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

teacherspayteachers.com- Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet (CHRISTIAN)

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



Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities for Kids

whatchristianswanttoknow.com- 5 Thanksgiving Bible Craft Ideas

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

craftsbyamanda.com- Thanksgiving Luminary Vase

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

raisingarrows.net- Blessing Tree

littlehouseliving.com- The Thankful Thanksgiving Jar

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

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

reallifeathome.com- Building Memories with a Thanksgiving Tablecloth Project




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



Games

ehow.com- Thanksgiving Christian Games

creativebiblestudy.com- Thanksgiving Games

christianitycove.com- “Scattergories” Thanksgiving Bible Game



Thank you God Game

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

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


Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Word Search)

nierocks.areavoices.com- Giving Thanks (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thankfulness (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thanksgiving (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thanksgiving (Word Search)

wordmint.com- Being Thankful (Word Search)

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

biblewise.com- Gratitude (Break the Code)

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Crossword)

setonmagazine.com- Psalms of Thanksgiving (Crossword)



Worksheets

ouroutofsynclife.com- Thanksgiving Activity Workbook (preschool)

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

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

thehousewifemodern.com- Free Printable “Thankful For” Worksheets

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

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

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

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

teacherspayteacher.com- I Am Thankful FREE Writing About Gratitude

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

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

jessicalynette.com- Thanksgiving Worksheets for Kids

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