Thursday, January 16, 2020

Special Events for February







*This month’s special events are: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (February 2), St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day




Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32
Activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, etc.




St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day


References:

catholic.org- St. Valentine

americancatholic.org- St. Valentine’s Day

newadvent.org- St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day

history.com- History

churchyear.net- All About Saint Valentine’s Day

catholicfaitheducation.blogspot.com- Articles and lesson plans

catholicmom.com- Valentine’s Day at catholicmom.com



Coloring:

looktohimandberadiant.com- Before My Eyes Valentine's Coloring Page

coloring.ws- Jesus Loves Me

twistynoodle.com- Jesus Loves Me

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Coloring Pages

ministry-to-children.com- John 3:16 Valentine’s Day (coloring)

lambsongs.co.nz- “Jesus Loves Me” by Jill Kemp booklet or one page Bible story (in color or black and white)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me (mini book)
Children can take home this little mini book with the words to the song "Jesus Loves Me" Print in Color or Black and White and hand to children on their way out the door, encouraging them to share with their parents.

waltzingm.com- St. Valentine coloring page

catholicplayground.com- St. Valentine coloring pages



Lessons & Activities

thereligionteacher.com- Valentine’s Day Object Lesson: Making Jesus Our Valentine

dltk-kids.com- Valentine's Day Background and Sunday School Ideas

teacherhelp.org- This page contains links to Valentine's Day puzzles and games, bulletin boards and other room decoration, Valentine coloring, cards, crafts, and activities.

theoakspschool.blogspot.com- Valentine's Day Activities For Christian Homeschoolers

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Loves You lesson for Pre K – 3rd grade with name tags, crafts, song, story, and snack

Jesus Loves Me- 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.



Crafts

catholicicing.com- Saint Valentine Printable Craft

catholicicing.com- Valentine Countdown Chain
1 Love Bible Verse a day {Free to Print!}

catholicicing.com- Catholic St. Valentine Craft

paperdali.blogspot.com- Saint Valentine Matchbox

catholicicing.com- Catholic St. Valentine’s Day Crafts

catholicicing.com- St. Valentine Craft and Card

catholicinspired.com- Saint Valentine Cut and Paste Activity

catholicinspired.com- St. Valentine's Day Thankful Project

catholicinspired.com- Jesus Loves You Printable Valentines

catholicinspired.com- There Is No Greater Love Printable Valentines

catholicinspired.com- Catholic / Christian Conversation Hearts
These hearts are great for many things!

biblewise.com- Love One Another mobile

catholicicing.com- John 3:16 Valentine Craft

catholicicing.com- Christian Bible Verse Valentines

catholicicing.com- Spiritual Bouquet Craft for St. Valentine’s Day

catholicicing.com- Saint Valentine’s Day Countdown Craft

catholicicing.com- Religious St. Valentine Ideas

catholicicing.com- Jesus Loves Me Bible Craft for Kids

preschooleducation.com- Jesus Loves Me Plate

Need: Paper plates, markers or crayons, paper punch, and yarn.

Directions: Give each child a paper plate on which you have written the words Jesus Loves at the top. Have each child write their name at the bottom of the plate. Then have them draw pictures of themselves above the name and decorate the plate using the crayons or markers (glitter would add that special touch). Punch a hole in the center top of each plate and add a piece of yarn to hang.


kidssundayschool.com- Bee Thumb-body with Jesus
A craft that reminds kids that they're someone special with Jesus.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Valentine’s Day Bible Printables

dltk-bible.com- Heart Lacing Project
Includes quote from John 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

dltk-bible.com- Stuffed Heart Craft
Includes quote from John 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

akidsheart.com- John 3:16
Fill in the missing letters of the Bible verse to spell out the mystery word. (You can use this to help you make the craft above.)




American Sign Language I Love You Craft- A cute craft using the child’s handprint



Games

ehow.com- Valentine’s Day Games for Church Groups


Introduce game: How far can you jump with both feet? Let’s find out.

Do You Measure Up? (Jesus is Love)- The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 126.



Introduce game: Why does Jesus love you?

kidssundayschool.com- A Chair For A Crown
Children play musical chairs for a chance to discover how Jesus loves them. Have the children march around the chairs as you play the song “Jesus Loves Me”. Give the one who does not find a chair a crown to wear while taking a few moments to tell the other children why they believe Jesus loves them. This is for building up their self-esteem, in that they are not "losers" because they did not get a chair, but are special because of Jesus' love.


ministry-to-children.com- Jesus Loves Me Bingo (Free Printable Game)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Tic-Tac-Toe (printable)

abcteach.com- Dominoes with Hearts
Print these on card stock and cut out.


filefolderfun.com- These file folder games are perfect for your Heart themed units! You'll find games to teach color matching skills, alphabet recognition, shape distinction, and contractions. You can also find a file folder template for making up your own heart file folder games here.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- several Valentine games posted

ehow.co.uk- Christian Valentine Games (for kids, teens, and Valentine Banquet Games)

ehow.com- Adult Christian Games for Valentine's Day

ehow.com- Christian Games or Activities for Adult Valentine Banquet



St. Valentine Game

Introduction to game: What do you know about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day?

Materials- large die, egg timer, questions about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day

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

Directions- The objective of the game is to get the most points by answering questions about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day. After studying and discussing this subject, divide the class into teams and have the students come up with questions. Set an egg timer for a specified time. Have a player roll the die on the floor in front of the class. If the die lands on a blank space, they do not answer a question. If the die lands on “?”, they are asked a question by the other player or team. If the player answers correctly, they receive a point (you can use tokens, write it on the board, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive a point. Players must collect as many points as they can. The game is over when the egg timer goes off. Whoever has the most points, wins. You can play this game individually or in teams. For an added challenge, you can also have “Lose 1 Point” and “Take 1 Point” on one or a couple of the sides of the die. When a player rolls “Lose 1 Point”, they must lose 1 point. If a player rolls “Take 1 Point”, they may take a point from any player they choose.





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.



Introduction to game: For Catholics, the sacrament of marriage is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: The loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.




Puzzles/Worksheets:

Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K, page 132.


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

J Jesus Loves Me- handwriting & coloring sheet

sermons4kids.com- I Love Jesus (dot to dot)

Smile, Jesus Loves You! (draw a smile on the face) page 67, Jesus Loves the Children (color the picture) page 112, Jesus Blesses Little Children (find the hidden pictures) page 113, Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture) page 132, - Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K

teachervision.fen.com- Children cut apart pieces of a heart puzzle and then reassemble it in this Valentine's Day printable.

The Heart Breaking Puzzle- Carefully cut out the pieces of the heart puzzle. Use all nine pieces to make as many interesting shapes as you can. (The pieces must be placed edge to edge and can't overlap.) Make a record of your shapes by drawing their outlines on a separate sheet of paper.

Challenges:

1. Reassemble the heart.
2. Make the two shapes shown at bottom right.


internetfamilyfun.com- Heart maze

showerofroses.blogspot.com- Saint Valentine Crossword & Word Search



Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Catholic Balderdash Game





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


*All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.


Catholic Balderdash is based on the game Balderdash.


Catholic Balderdash is a great way to introduce new Catholic vocabulary words for your next lesson. Have prizes or Bible Bucks for first, second, and third place. If you have more than 10 students, have students break into small groups.


Catholic Balderdash

Materials Needed:

• Dry erase board or chalk board
• Catholic vocabulary words with definitions
• Small pieces of paper of the same size to write definitions on
• Pencil for each player (or team)


Preparation For Play:

Each person (or team) receives small pieces of paper to write definitions on.



How To Play:

1. The teacher is the Dasher. The Dasher starts the game by reading the word aloud and then writes it on the board.

2. The players write the word on their piece of paper. Each player (or team) then invents a definition of this word that they think will bluff the other players, and writes is down on their piece of paper. The player (or team) writes their name on the paper and hands it in.

3. While the players (or team) are creating their definitions, the Dasher copies the correct definition on a small piece of paper.

4. The Dasher then looks at all the definitions, makes sure they are presented clearly, arranges them, including the real one, in random order and reveals aloud each definition. (HINT: Do not reveal the true meaning by the manner you read the definitions).

5. The Dasher reads aloud all the definitions a second time. In extreme cases, a third reading may be necessary.

6. Moving clockwise from the Dasher, each player (or team) guesses which definition they think is correct. The Dasher writes their guess on the board by their name (or team).

7. After every player (or team) has guessed, the Dasher reveals the true meaning.

Scoring

• 1 point is given to each player (or team) for every vote or guess their phony definition receives.
• 2 points are awarded to each player (or team) who chooses the correct definition of the word.
• 3 points are awarded to each player (or team) who submits a definition which is similar or very close to the correct meaning.

8. Keep playing in the time allotted. Tally up the score and give out prizes.



Monday, January 6, 2020

Gospel for the Mass: 2/23/20- Matthew 5:38-48








*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 5:38-48



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

missionarlington.org- Loving Your Enemies lesson with activities

sermons4kids.com- Love Your Enemies object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Friends and Enemies object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Turn the Other Cheek object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Love Your Enemies lesson #183 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

ministry-to-children.com- Love Your Enemies (Matthew 5:38-48) Lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Eye for an Eye (Matthew 5:38-48) Sunday School Lesson

word-sunday.com- Pride and New Friends (scroll down to Gospel)

sundayschoolsources.com- Sermon on the Mount: Love Your Enemy 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- Matthew 5:44

4catholiceducators.com- Love Your Enemies

biblewise.com- Jesus Tells Us To Love Our Enemies

sojournkids.com- Matthew 5:44-45

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 5:38-48 (page 17)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Love Your Enemies and Friends and Enemies (group activities) crafts

sermons4kids.com- Turn the Other Cheek group activities (crafts)

wordforlifesays.com- Love Your Enemies Draw the Scene (scroll down for this)

artistshelpingchildren.org- Paper People
Have each child write down names of people they have a hard time loving on the Paper People. Then say a little prayer for them and make cards for these people.

dltk-bible.com- WWJD Craft

westerntractmission.org- WWJD Mirror

kirstymcallister.blogspot.com- Love your enemies quick crafts



Games

sermons4kids.com- Love Your Enemies and Friends and Enemies (group activities) games

sermons4kids.com- Turn the Other Cheek group activities (crafts)

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Love your enemies memory verse game (Matthew 5:44)

daniellesplace.com- Love Is Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- The Golden Rule (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- How Rude! (Good Manners Game)

The Catholic Toolbox- WWJD (file folder game) and Moral Dilemmas Card Game



Puzzles, Quiz, & Worksheets

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- ABC Order

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 5:38-48 Worksheet

smp.org- This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: Loving Your Enemy



Gospel for the Mass: 2/16/20- Matthew 5:17-37








*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 5:17-37



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Forgive and Forgiven object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

teamrcia.com- Lesson

thatresourcesite.com- lesson with activities

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Ten Commandment 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

catholicmom.com- Matthew 5:17-37 (2 coloring pages)

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 5:21–37 (page 16)

chrisitanpreschoolprintables.com- I Can Keep God’s Word

sermons4kids.com- I will be kind to others, even when they hurt me.

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
The Ten Commandments color by number

saintanneshelper.com- 10 Commandments Coloring (scroll down for this)

101coloringpages.com- 10 Commandments Catholic Coloring Pages

christiananswers.net- God gave Moses the Ten Commandments

apples4theteacher.com- Moses and the Ten Commandments

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Commandments #1

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Commandments #2



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Forgiving and Forgiven (group activities) crafts

crayola.com- Ten Commandments Tablets

daniellesplace.com- Ten Commandments Crafts (be sure they reflect your faith’s teaching)

dltk-bible.com- Moses and the Ten Commandments Paper Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Forgiving and Forgiven (group activities) games

The Catholic Toolbox- I’m Sorry
As players move around the game board, they are given fictitious situations in which they have done something wrong. The player must then apologize to the person to his/her left for the situation on their card and they must be specific with their apology. They must say something like, “I’m sorry I took your video game,” instead of “I’m sorry.” The player that they apologized to must then say, “I forgive you.” Teaching children to apologize and to seek forgiveness from family and friends will encourage them to do so with God.

Beach Ball Madness (The Ten Commandments)
This game will help your students discover that life is much easier with guidelines, rules, and standards such as the Ten Commandments. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 36).

The Catholic Toolbox- Ten Commandments Memory Game

The Catholic Toolbox- The Ten Commandments (file folder game)

Ten Commandments In Order Game (Catholic)- Mix up cards and place them on a table face up. Students then put the commandments in the proper order lining them up from top to bottom. The first student that can put the commandment cards in the correct order wins. This game can be played individually or in teams.

The Catholic Toolbox- Are You Ready To Clean Up Your Act? (6th Commandment)

The Catholic Toolbox- Liar, Liar Pants On Fire! (7th Commandment)



Puzzles, Quiz, & Worksheets

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 5:17-37 Worksheet

catechist.com- Complete-A-Project Bible Search: Jesus Teaches about the Law
Activity Sheet [CLICK HERE] (scroll down to this)



Gospel for the Mass: 2/9/20- Matthew 5:13-16 (Salt and Light)








*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 5:13-16



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- Let Your Light Shine object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Plugged In and Turned On For Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- It Was a Dark and Stormy Night object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

missionarlington.org- Salt and Light lesson with activities

word-sunday.com- Billy’s Victory (scroll down to Gospel)

ministry-to-children.com- Preschool Bible Lesson: Salt and the Light

ministry-to-children.com- Preschool Bible Lesson: Shining the Light of God’s Word

ministry-to-children.com- Shine a Light Object Lesson for Sunday School (Matthew 5:16)

ministry-to-children.com- Let Your Light Shine (Kid’s Club – Lesson #2)
*If the link does not work, type Let Your Light Shine in “search the site” and scroll down to lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Let Your Light Shine Again! (Kid’s Club – Lesson #3)

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Are You A Saltshaker? object lesson for Matthew 5:13

sunday-school-center.com- Light of the World: Salt of the Earth object lesson with activities

kidsofintergrity.com- Lesson In a Light Bulb (object lesson)

freebiblelessons.net- Let Your Light Shine (object lesson)

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 5:13

lectiodivinailluminated.blogspot.com- Matthew 5:13

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Matthew 5:13

ministry-to-children.com- Matthew 5:14

makinglearningfun.com- Matthew 5:14

supercoloring.com- Matthew 5:14

teacherspayteachers.com- Matthew 5:14 (FREE)

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Matthew 5:14-15

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 5:16

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Matthew 5:16

courtneydefeo.com- Matthew 5:16 (scroll down for this)

mycupoverflows-johnson.blogspot.com- Matthew 5:16 (scroll down for this)

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 5:13-20 (page 15)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Plugged In and Turned On For Jesus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- It Was a Dark and Stormy Night group activities (crafts)

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Salt & Light Candle

catechist.com- A salt craft and prayer

christianitycove.com- “Light of the World” Paper Lanterns Bible Craft

resourcewell.s3.amazonaws.com- Craft: Shining Light Scope (page 6)

childrensministryvault.com- You Are The Light Of The World
You can easily adjust this craft for a boy as well.

dltk-kids.com- This Little Light - About Me (craft)

mormonactivitydays.com- Let Your Light Shine with Glow Jars (craft)

daniellesplace.com- Let Your Light Shine Crafts

craftingthewordofgod.com- Let Your Light Shine Sun Catcher

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Shine For Jesus Craft

books.google.com- Let Your Light Shine Lamp

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Light of the Word CD Craft

thetaylor-house.com- Mason Jar Lanterns



Games

sermons4kids.com- Plugged In and Turned On For Jesus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- It Was a Dark and Stormy Night group activities (games)

insight.typepad.co.uk- Salt and Light Name Game (scroll down to this)

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Let Your Light Shine Relay

ministrytoyouth.com- Salt & Light

ministrytoyouth.com- Salty (scroll down to this)


Introduce games: Jesus doesn’t want us to keep our Christianity a secret. He wants us to tell others about Him! And do you know what the best way is to tell others about Him? It’s to do good to others. What are some ways we can do good? (Allow for answers: love others, help people, smile, be kind, etc). You are like a bright candle when you are not afraid to let your good deeds shine out so that all can see that you know Jesus. If you live with your light shining, you will be able to help lead people out of darkness and sin and help them to become the light of the world too. As you play the games below, you will discover many important ways in which you can let your light shine.

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness
Children identify Random Acts of Kindness as they move around the board.

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus Is Our Savior
Jesus is our rescuer and offers us a lifeline when we’re trapped in sin. How can we solve the problems in our life? Jesus is our savior and if we follow him, he will show us the way.

The Catholic Toolbox- How Rude! A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society.

The Catholic Toolbox- 2 Games: WWJD & Moral Dilemmas Card Game



Puzzles and Worksheets

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 5:13-16 Worksheet

smp.org- This handout allows students to complete statements from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: Being Salt & Light

intothyword.org- Matthew 13-16 lesson with questions that can easily be made into a worksheet

gracebibleny.org- Cut and paste questions at bottom to make a worksheet



Gospel for the Mass: 2/2/20- Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40 (The Presentation of the Lord)








*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.




Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32



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- Our God Is Faithful 100% object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Simeon Praises God in the Temple lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- Simeon and Anna lesson #169 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

ministry-to-children.com- Baby Jesus Presented in the Temple lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Bible Lesson: Simeon and Anna see the Savior

ministry-to-children.com- Video Bible Story: Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:25-40) Free Download

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson Skit “After Jesus’ Birth”

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus Presented (Luke 2:22-40) Sunday School Lesson

catholicicing.com- Ideas for Celebrating Candlemas- Feb 2

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

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

fisheaters.com- Feast of the Purification (Candlemas)
Information, symbols, customs, food, readings



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Simeon and Anna Thank God

sermons4kids.com- Simeon Recognizes Jesus

higherpraise.com- Simeon and Anna

theclipartwizard.com- The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple Coloring Pages



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Our God is Faithful group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise group activities (crafts)

connectible.nz- Simeon and Anna crafts (scroll down to these)

biblefunforkids.com- Simeon and Anna Foldable

jesus-without-language.net- Anna and baby Jesus



February 2 is the feast of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus in the Temple. It commemorates Simeon’s famous prophecy that Jesus would be a “light of revelation to the Gentiles.” It is also known as Candlemas since it is the day that candles are blessed for use throughout the Church year.

Make candlemas

playfullearning.net- DIY Hand Rolled Beeswax Candles

abeautifulmess.com- Homemade Beeswax Candles

naturalsuburbia.com- Candlemas in the Southern Hemisphere

goldensunfamily.blogspot.com- Candlemas

freekidscrafts.com- Glowing Leaves
When you press flowers and leaves, they become thinner and light can shine through them. In this project, you simply decoupage pressed flowers and leaves to a votive cup and cover with tissue paper.

helloglow.co- Recycle Old Candles and Make Ice Candles

leftbraincraftbrain.com- Milk Carton Crayon Ice Candles

craftsbyamanda.com- Epson Salt Luminaries

allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com- Faux Stained Glass Votive (scroll down to this)

happyhooligans.ca- Create the Look of Stained Glass with Sharpie Markers and a Jar

marthasteward.com- Stamped Glass Candleholders



Make a Rosary and do the Joyful Mysteries

1- The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord." (Luke 1:38)
2- The Visitation - Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:45)
3- The Birth of Jesus at Bethlehem (Luke 2:7)
4- The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22)
5- The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:49)

catholicicing.com- Make A Giant Rosary With Kids

catholicicing.com- Make A Rosary Book

catholicicing.com- Make an edible rosary

catholicicing.com- How to Make a Rosary with Kids
A simple rosary that kids can make using supplies found at any craft store.

catholicicing.com- Celebrating the Month of Rosary
Rosary ideas and crafts link up

through-my-is.blogspot.com- Spiritual Medicine Craft

Making a Rosary- Rosary background and information. Excellent step-by-step directions to make a simple rosary. (Kids Explore America’s Catholic Heritage, page 159-161).

e-scoutcraft.com- Making a rosary using Seine Twine Mason Line, 6 gold pony beads, and a small piece of leather

ehow.com- How To Make Rosary Beads

ehow.com- One-Decade Rosary Directions



Games

sermons4kids.com- Our God is Faithful group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise group activities (games)

The Waiting Game- This icebreaker game will help your kids discover that God delivers on his promises even when waiting is part of his plan. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 157).


johnsonfamilytoday.blogspot.com- Rosary Hopscotch

fcpeace.com- A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Left side of game board. Instructions for Printing: You can save the image to your files by clicking on the image with the right-side button of the mouse and selecting "Save Picture As..." to then print the picture later at home using your computer's printing program.

fcpeace.com- A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Right side of game board.

fcpeace.com- A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Blue question cards.

fcpeace.com- A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Yellow question cards.









Rosary Bingo- Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about the Rosary. The teacher asks one student at a time a question from the list. The student answers the question and the class looks for the word(s) on their bingo card. The first student who gets five in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins. You can play in teams or individually. (The teacher can give the students some hints to help them answer the questions correctly if needed.)








The Holy Rosary Game- Practice reciting the Holy Rosary while you compete against others.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Cryptogram

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archiveorg- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks



Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Luke 2:22-40 Worksheet

jesuswalk.com- Meeting Simeon and Anna in the Temple (Luke 2:21-38)
Questions at bottom that can easily be made into a worksheet



Monday, December 16, 2019

Special Events for January








*This month’s special events are:



Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

churchyear.net- Mary Mother of God History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions, & More

catholicculture.org- Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation USA)

tiredtwang.blogspot.com- Mary, Mother of God coloring

fcpeace.com- Memory game on the feast of Mary

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Mary is the Mother of Our Church lesson for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.




The Epiphany of the Lord

Matthew 2:1-12- activities, lessons, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, snacks, songs, etc.

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

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




Baptism of the Lord

Matthew 3:13-17 (The Baptism of Jesus)- activities, lessons, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, snacks, etc.







Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game- The object of the game is to get to the Baptism of Jesus first by answering questions and following directions on the spaces along the way.







Baptism 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, Handwriting Sheets, Mini Books, etc.

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




National Sanctity To Life Day

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





4 pages of dominos


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








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



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)