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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

All Saints Day/Feast/Saints





References

newadvent.org- All Saints' Day

catholicculture.org- Solemnity of All Saints Old Calendar: Feast of All Saints

catholic.org- Saint index, Saints Facts, Patron Saints, Popular Saints, etc.

saints.sqpn.com- This site has information on topics with patron saints, and profiles of those saints. Profiles have portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage, prayers, links to related sites, readings, etc.

saintsresource.com- Saint Index, Saint of the Week, Terminology, etc.

catholicreligionteacher- The Saints



Activities

loyolapress.com- All Saints Day Activities & Lessons

catechisinthethirdmillenium.wordpress.com- Saints Museum
A very educational activity that all students will enjoy.

engagingfaith.blogspot.com- Catholic Saints Research Projects: One of the most popular projects assigned in religious education programs is a research project on the saints. Confirmation candidates almost always have to do some research on their Confirmation saint and many Catholic school teachers find such research to be very valuable in supplementing the lessons of the year.

thereligionteacher.com- All Saints Day Activities

zunal.com- How Do You Become a Saint? (WebQuest)

createwebquest.com- Catholic WebQuest: Saints

A Saintly Quest, developed by John Meneely- An RE WebQuest

4catholiceducators.com- Classroom Activities on Saints

aknottedlife.com- All Saints' Halloween party (ideas for food, games, costumes, decorations, etc.)

dltk-holidays.com- All Saints’ Day Activities

pinterest.com- All Saints Party Ideas

pinterest.com- Halloween/All Saints

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

catholicicing.com- Saint Crafts, Printables, Activities And More For Catholic Kids

lovemylittleflower.blogspot.com- List where you can find Liturgical Folders celebrating the Saints and Feast Days through the Liturgical Year.

catholickidsbulletin.com- Saint activities
Saint activities in bulletins

happysaints.com- Information and cute artworks of saints. Happy Saints ebooks available that features fun artworks of beloved Saints of God in printable posters, prayer cards, greeting cards, coloring pages and badges for countless activities and occasions.

catholicinspired.com- About The Communion of Saints and a Printable Activity

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

Study Guide Worksheet for Saint Stories by Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- The worksheet includes spaces to summarize the life of the saint, as well as identify something that we can learn from that particular saint. There are spaces for the patronage, feast day, drawing, and quote from each saint. The bottom of the worksheet includes a timeline of church history so the students can add the saint to the timeline and see where that saint fits into our history.

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



Coloring

walzingm.com- Saint Coloring Pages. You can find all of her coloring pages listed up at the top of her blog by clicking on the tab called Coloring Pages.

paperdali.blogspot.com- Saint coloring pages that you can download for free. Scroll down and click on the saint you want. The link will take you directly where you can download a black and white PDF file of the saint.

sjtb.org- Saints, Blesseds, and Clergy Coloring Pages (scroll down to this)

catholicplayground.com- Saints Coloring Pages

saintanneshelper.com- Saints Coloring Pages (scroll down for these)

thecatholickid.com- Saint Coloring Pages

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

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



Costumes

catholicicing.com- All Saints Day Costume Ideas for Girls

catholicicing.com- All Saints Day Costume Ideas for Boys

catholicicing.com- Costumes Ideas for All Saints Day- Saints Who Go Together



Crafts

equippingcatholicfamilies.com- Bring a Jar: Make an All Saints Votive Candle!

catholicicing.com- Saint Craft for Catholic Kids- Printable Templates for Paper Bag Puppets

Spoon Saint Craft by Alice Cottage- make saints by using ice cream spoons

catholicicing.com- Saint Crafts, Printables, Activities And More For Catholic Kids

Saint Mobile- Give each student a picture of a saint of their choice on cardstock. Have them cut out the saint. On five blank index cards (you can cut these in half to make them smaller) have the students write 5 things about the saint on the index cards. To make a simple mobile attach the saint to a long piece of string and hang the five index cards below it in a line. *You can also make a saint craft and hang the index cards below it.

lovemylittleflower.blogspot.com- All Saints Day and All Souls Day Folders

loyolapress.com- Favorite Saint and Me Portrait

catholicicing.com- ABC Saints: Coloring Pages Turned Easy Catholic Craft



Games

catholicicing.com- Easy Game For All Saints’ Day- Saint Themed Guessing Jars

happysaints.com- Games Ideas for all Saints Day

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

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

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

showerofroses.blogspot.com- All Saint’s Scavenger Hunt {A Printable Party Game}

showerofroses.blogspot.com- All Saints Bingo

4catholiceducators.com- Patron Saint Trivia Game and Patron Saint Row Race (scroll down to these)

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

mycatholickids.com- Saint Bingo

bingocardcreator.com- Saints in Catholicism Bingo Cards

catholicicing.com- All Saints Day Party Games

jeopardylabs.com- The Saint Game

jeopardylabs.com- Catholic Saints

jeopardylabs.com- Catholic Saints Jeopardy

jeopardylabs.com- Jeopardy About Saints For Saints

superteachertools.us- Saint Jeopardy

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

jeopardyquestions.com- Jeopardy Saint Questions



Lessons

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



Songs

When the Saints Come Marching In



Worksheets

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

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

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

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

reallifeathome.com- All Saints Day Printables and Worksheet Packet

Study Guide Worksheet for Saint Stories by Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- The worksheet includes spaces to summarize the life of the saint, as well as identify something that we can learn from that particular saint. There are spaces for the patronage, feast day, drawing, and quote from each saint. The bottom of the worksheet includes a timeline of church history so the students can add the saint to the timeline and see where that saint fits into our history.

loyolapress.com- Who Is Your Saint Posse?
Use the reference materials provided to research your patron saints and form your own Saint Posse.

cartoonchurch.com- Cartoon Worksheet
All Saints

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Saint Stories | Skits about Catholic Saints and worksheet. These are perfect for kids to read and perform with their class for a quick, easy lesson on the saints. The reading level is appropriate for elementary kids, but people of any age will learn something and enjoy the cute format of these stories! The worksheet includes spaces to summarize the life of the saint, as well as identify something that we can learn from that particular saint. There are spaces for the patronage, feast day, drawing, and quote from each saint. The bottom of the worksheet includes a timeline of church history so the students can add the saint to the timeline and see where that saint fits into our history.

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

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

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

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

saintnook.com- Freebie: Download the ‘Build Your Saint Profile’ Worksheet
This ‘Build Your Saint Profile’ Worksheet is a fun activity for all ages to get to know their patrons and favorite saints.

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

catholicplayground.com- Saint Worksheets

lifelongfaith.com- All Saints Handouts

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

thatresourcesite.com- A-Z of the Saints Worksheet

kidskonnect.com- All Saints’ Day Facts & Worksheets



Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Name That Saint Game



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


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


Preparation:

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

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


Name That Saint Game- Directions and Question Cards



Saturday, October 2, 2021

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








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


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




Luke 4:21-30



Activities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

storage.cloversites.com- Luke 4:16-30 lesson with activities

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Teaching

sermons4kids.com- Luke 4:24

supercoloring.com- Jesus Rejected in Nazareth

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



Crafts

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

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

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

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



Games

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

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

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


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

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

quizlet.com- Rejection Therapy Flash Cards #1

quizlet.com- Rejection Therapy Flash Cards #2



Drive Out Elisha Game

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

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

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



Puzzles/Worksheets

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

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

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Rejected in Nazareth (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Rejected in Nazareth (Crossword)

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

web.archive.org- Crossword

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

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

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

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

Questions that can be used in worksheets:

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



Friday, October 1, 2021

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








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


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




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



Activities

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

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

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

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

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

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

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Reads From Isaiah lesson

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

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

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

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Teaching in the Synagogue

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Can Make Blind Eyes See

mscperu.org- Luke 1:1-4 clipart

kidadl.com- Luke 4:21

kidssundayschool.com- Jesus Begins His Ministry

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



Crafts

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

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

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

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

ehow.com- How to Make a Scroll Craft



Games

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

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

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



Puzzles/Worksheets

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

sermons4kids.com- Promises Fulfilled (Maze)

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

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

web.archive.org- Word Search

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

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

sermons4kids.com- Jesus in the Synagogue (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus in the Synagogue (Spiral)

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

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

web.archive.org- Crossword

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

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

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

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

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

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



Thursday, September 30, 2021

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








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


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 2:1-11



Activities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Makes Water Into Wine lesson

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

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

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

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

chemistry.about.com- Turning Water Into Wine demonstration

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

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Matrimony Resources and Activities

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus water into wine

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

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

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

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

coloringhome.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine Coloring Pages

worksheets.biblepuzzles.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine

supercoloring.com- Turning Water Into Wine

getdrawings.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine coloring pages

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

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



Crafts

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

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

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

auntiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Water Into Wine

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine Crafts

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

amommysadventures.com- Turning Wine Into Water Craft

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

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

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


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



Games

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

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

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

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

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



Wedding at Cana Game

Introduce game: What did Jesus say to the servants?

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

Need:

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

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


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

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



Puzzles/Worksheets

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

cartoonchurch.com- Spot the Difference

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

sermons4kids.com- Miracle Worker (Word Search)

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- The Miracle Worker (Decoder)

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- The Miracle Worker (Crossword)

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

freechildrensministrylessons.com- Crossword (page 5)

web.archive.org- Crossword

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Snack

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

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



Songs

gardenofpraise.com- Water to Wine



Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Gospel for the Mass: 1/9/22- Luke 3:15-16, 21-22








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


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




Luke 3:15-16, 21-22



Activities

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

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

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

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

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

sermons4kids.com- Jesus, the One and Only object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, and worship bulletin

word-sunday.com- Doing God’s Work (scroll down to Gospel)

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

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

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- John the Baptist Prepares the Way lesson with activities

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Baptized lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.

ministry-to-children.com- Two Kinds of Baptism (Luke 3:15-17, 21-22) Sunday School Lesson

jareddees.com- The Baptism of Jesus: A Bible Story for Kids

thereligionteacher.com- Sacrament of Baptism Activities

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus Is Baptized lesson for 1st graders 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

sermons4kids.com- Baptism of Jesus #1

sermons4kids.com- Baptism of Jesus #2

sermons4kids.com- And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ Baptism

coloringhome.com- Baptism of Jesus Coloring Pages

religiousdoodles.com- Baptism of Jesus Coloring Pages & Printables

kidssundayschool.com- John Baptizing Jesus

dawsonchurch.org- John Baptizes Jesus (page 2)

bestcoloringpagesforkids.com- Baptism Coloring Pages

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Luke 3:22

churchpublishing.org- Luke (page 12)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- New Beginnings group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus, the One and Only group activities (crafts)

ministry-to-children.com- Craft Ideas on the Baptism of Jesus

daniellesplace.com- John Baptizes Jesus Paper Cup Craft (scroll down to this)

craftingthewordofgod.com- Jesus Baptism

jesus-without-language.net- John the Baptist Craft 1

jesus-without-language.net- John the Baptist Craft 2

i.pinimg.com- John Baptizing Jesus

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Printable Baptism of Jesus Spinner

Jesus’ Baptism (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 39 & 40.

catholicteacherresources.com- The Baptism Wheel


Introduce craft: What hovered over Jesus’ head after he was baptized? A white dove.

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

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.

artisthelpingchildren.org- Tons of dove crafts posted here.

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

jesus-without-language.net- Dove


Introduce craft: The Sacrament of Baptism is one of the seven sacraments. Baptism is the first sacrament because no other Sacrament can or may be received until you have been baptized.

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- New Beginnings group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus, the One and Only group activities (games)


Jesus Basketball

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

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.


Shoe Tie Guy (John Baptizes Jesus)- Kids will play a high-octane game to discover what it means to serve Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry, page 72).

The Catholic Toolbox- Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Baptism File Folder Game



Puzzles/Worksheets

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).

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

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

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

sermons4kids.com- Baptism of Jesus (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus, the One and Only (Word Search)

web.archive.org- Word Search

gardenofpraise.com- Word Scramble

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Unscramble (page 7)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus, the One and Only (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- The Baptism of Jesus (Crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus, the One and Only (Crossword)

web.archive.org- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Jesus, the One and Only (Fill in the Blanks)

teacherspayteachers.com- FREE Baptism Writing Response Page for Grades K-1

calvarycurriculum.com- John the Baptist #173 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sdc.me.uk- Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Worksheet

thekidsbulletin.com- Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

cabotbible.com- Luke 3:15-38 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

csmedia1.com- Luke 3:21,22 Gospel Community Study Guide (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

bibleversestudy.com- Luke 3:15-16 Bible Study Questions & Luke 3:17-22 Bible Study Questions (scroll down to these questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

wateroflifecc.org- Luke 3 – 4 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)


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.



Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Gospel for the Mass: 1/2/22- Matthew 2:1-12 (The Visit of the Magi)








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


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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 (Matthew)

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

thereligionteacher.com- Feast of the Epiphany in the Modern Day – Lesson Plan Activities

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

ministry-to-children.com- Sunday School Lesson (Matthew 2:1-13) Visitation of the Magi | Epiphany (lesson with activities)

ministry-to-children.com- Magi & Kings Herod (Matthew 2:1-12) Epiphany Bible 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)

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.

rclblectionary.com- Solemnity of the Epiphany (Primary Lesson)

rclblectionary.com- Solemnity of the Epiphany (Intermediate Lesson)

rclblectionary.com- Solemnity of the Epiphany (Junior High Lesson)

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.

ministry-to-children.com- "Wise Men Seeking Jesus" Coloring Sheet

ministry-to-children.com- Baby Jesus & King Herod (Matthew 2:1-12) Coloring Page for Epiphany

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Three Wise Men (page 4)

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Matthew 2:2

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 2:1-12 (page 11)

lambsongs.co.nz- Herod Tries To Get Rid Of The Baby King Bible story mini books and one page printable Bible stories to color



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

www.jesus-without-language.net- Magi (this Magi craft uses the iconic idea of the star and the journey)

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Star Ornaments (page 7-9)

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 (games)

daniellesplace.com- Scroll down for several Wise Men games

rotation.org- Jesus' Birth through the Eyes of the Wise men (scroll down for games)

thegamecrafter.com- Christ Is Born!

thegamecrafter.com- Three Kings

childrensministry.com- Preschool Bible Game: Camel Run

jesus-without-language.net- Magi Games

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!

stellanovagame.com- Journey of the Magi

funexpress.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.



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/Worksheets


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- 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- The Visit of the Magi (Word Search)

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

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men (Word Jumble)

biblewise.com- The Wise Men (Decoder)

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Three Wise Men (word challenge) page 11

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (Crossword)

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

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

biblepathwayadventures.com- The Magi (matching)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (Multiple Choice)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (Fill in the Blanks)

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

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

ministry-to-children.com- Wise Men Worksheets

thekidsbulletin.com- Matthew 2:1-12 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

storage.cloversites.com- Matthew 2:1-12 Discussion Questions (can easily be made into a worksheet)

coffeehousefive.com- Discussion questions that can easily be made into a worksheet

growingdisciples.org - Matthew 2 Questions and Answers (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

newjerseyubf.org- A Shepherd for My People (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

studyandobey.com- Matthew 2 Inductive Bible Study – Discussion Questions and Teaching Points (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)



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

We Three Kings



Sunday, September 26, 2021

Gospel for the Mass: 12/26/21- Luke 2:41-52








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


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Luke 2:41-52



Activities

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

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

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

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

word-sunday.com- Together Time With Family and God (scroll down to Gospel)

sermons4kids.com- Losing Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- In My Father’s House object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

ministry-to-children.com- Boy Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52) Sunday School Lesson

thereligionteacher.com- Lesson Plan: Jesus as a Boy in the Temple

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Lost in Jerusalem lesson

childrensermons.com- Home Alone object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Jesus and Me: How does a child's life today compare to when Jesus was born? An activity to help kids relate to Jesus.

jesuswalk.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple lesson with questions.

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus’ Childhood lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus in the Temple lesson plan 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- Jesus in the Temple coloring page

christiananswers.net- Twelve year old Jesus in the temple

lambsongs.co.nz- Jesus Gets Lost Bible coloring minibook or one page Bible story to color (scroll down to these)



Crafts

Young Jesus in the Temple (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 37 & 38.

sermons4kids.com- Losing Jesus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- In My Father’s House group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind group activities (crafts)

childrensbiblelessons.blogspot.com- Jesus In The Temple Craft

123homeschool4me.com- Mary and Joseph had to find their way to Jesus whom they accidentally left at the temple. Maze Activities- (straw mazes)

teachusthebible.com- Temple Craft (scroll down to this)

faithsprouts.blogspot.com- Find Jesus in the Temple Craft (scroll down to this)

jesus-without-language.net- Young Jesus (in the temple)

jesus-without-language.net- Young Jesus (this craft ties into the idea that this child is developing into the man who will one day fully claim the title of Christ)


Introduce craft: When Jesus was a little boy, where did he get his toys? (They made them). We are going to make us a toy(s) to play with.

Ring and Pin- Make a handheld "ring toss" toy. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 98).

Stick and Ball Game
You can also make this with just a paper/plastic cup instead of a laundry scoop. Use a paper hole punch and make a hole in the cup near the rim to tie the string to.


Here is another version of the craft above using a plastic laundry detergent cap:



Make a hole near the top of the rim using a drill prior to class. Cut twine to about 2 feet long. Have students tie one end of the twine to the lid through the hole you just drilled. On the other end of the twine tie a large bead to it (2 beads if they are small).

To play- Hold the cup letting the string hang down. Swing the bead up and try to catch it inside the cup. For competitive play, whoever gets the most catches out of 10 or 20 tries wins.



Introduce craft: How well do you know the story “Jesus in the Temple”? Let’s find out.

Young Jesus in the Temple (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 37 & 38.



Games:

sermons4kids.com- Losing Jesus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- In My Father’s House group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind group activities (games)


Introduce game: When Jesus was twelve years old, he went to Jerusalem with his parents. The journey took four days and when they arrived the great city was crowded with visitors. Jesus saw many things in Jerusalem and was amazed at what he saw.

What did Jesus see in Jerusalem?

This is a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by saying, "Jesus went to Jerusalem and he saw many things. He saw a ..........." 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, “Jesus went to Jerusalem and he saw many things. He saw a ..........." 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).



Introduce game: How can we be like Jesus? Let’s find out how we can be a good son, friend, neighbor, and person like Jesus.

Change Charades (Jesus Grows Up)- This game will help your kids identify positive behaviors that will help them grow up just like Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 70 & 71).

You can change this game to: Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, Neighbor and have the children tell you how you can be a good ______ (Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, or Neighbor). Call students one at a time to stand behind a chair and to toss a beanbag. Other students wait in their seats until you call them for their turn.

Or write the above on the chalk board and have the students throw a suction cup toy at it. Wherever it lands, they must tell you how you can be a good ______ (Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, or Neighbor).



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









Jesus in the Temple (file folder game)- The objective of the game is to be the first to find Jesus in the temple. The players roll the dice and follow the directions on the space they land on. If the player lands on a space that is already occupied by another, BUMP that player back to the START space. If you land on a space with dice on it, roll again. The first player who lands on the temple wins.












Snacks

Introduce snack: What kind of food do you think Jesus ate as a kid? Matzo crackers, figs or dates.



Puzzles/Worksheets

Jesus Loves God’s House- Jerusalem was very crowded. The temple was crowded with the teachers of the Law. Can you find young Jesus? (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 18).

365 Activities for Kids- Find the 10 scrolls on July 26th.

sundayschoolzone.com- Where Is Jesus? (Maze)

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind (Maze)

apcurriculum.com- Maze

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Jesus in the Temple puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 12 - 15)

sundayschoolzone.com- Where Was Jesus? (Spot the Differences)

sermons4kids.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Left Behind (Word Search)

webzoom.freewebs.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Luke 2:41-52 (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple (Word Shape)

sundayschoolzone.com- Where Was Jesus? (Word Scramble)

sermons4kids.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple (Secoder)

sermons4kids.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple (Alphabet Soup)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Left Behind (Crossword)

apcurriculum.com- Jesus’ Boyhood (Crossword)

web.archive.org- Luke 2:41-52 (Crossword)

sdc.me.uk- Luke 2:41-52 Worksheet

thekidsbulletin.com- Luke 2:41-52 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

calvarycurriculum.com- The Boy Jesus Visits The Temple #172 with circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, etc.

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Find the Shape (page 7), Subtract letters to fill in the blanks in the sentences (page 8)

sermons4kids.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple (Multiple Choice)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Left Behind (Multiple Choice)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Left Behind (Fill in the Blanks)

sermons4kids.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple
Complete the paragraph by filling in the blanks with the correct words from the word bank at the bottom of the story.

smp.org- Jesus and Me
Fill in the Venn Diagram below how you and Jesus are alike and different.

jesuswalk.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:39-52) questions at bottom that can easily be made into a worksheet

thereligionteacher.com- Lesson Plan: Jesus as a Boy in the Temple Worksheets (scroll down for these)

huronhills.org- Bible Passage: Luke 2:41-52 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

static1.squarespace.com- Luke 2:41-52 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)