Sunday, September 25, 2022

Gospel for the Mass: 12/4/22- Matthew 3:1-12 (The Preaching of John the Baptist)








*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.


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Matthew 3:1-12



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

4catholiceducators.com - Resources on the Sunday Readings (Matthew)

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness V2 object lesson with group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Ready for the Christ of Christmas object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

word-sunday.com- Preparing For The Unexpected (scroll down to Gospel)

sundayschoollessons.com- John the Baptist Speaks Out lesson

sundayschoolsources.com- John the Baptist lesson with activities

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: John the Baptist Prepares the Way for Jesus (Matthew 3:1-12)

ministry-to-children.com- John the Baptist-Matt 3:1-10 (Sunday School Lesson)

ministry-to-children.com- "Shine the Light" Matthew 3:1-12 Children's Sermon

truewaykids.com- John the Baptist Free Printable Bible Lesson for Under 5s

bibleclasscreations.blogspot.com- Repentance Activity

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

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



Coloring

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

sermons4kids.com- John the Baptist

sermons4kids.com- Prepare the Way for the Lord #1

sermons4kids.com- Prepare the Way for the Lord #2

kidadl.com- Matthew 3:2

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 3:1-12 (page 3)

lambsongs.co.nz- John the Baptist mini books and one page printable Bible stories to color

sermons4kids.com- Candle of peace

stushieart.com- Candle of Peace



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Into The Wilderness With Jesus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Ready for the Christ of Christmas group activities (crafts)

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

jesus-without-language.net- John the Baptist Craft #3

daniellesplace.com- John the Baptist Crafts


Introduce craft: What did John the Baptist eat while he was living in the wilderness?

almostunschoolers.blogspot.com- Clothespin Grasshopper/Locust craft

artistshelpingchildren.org- Grasshopper Crafts

freekidscrafts.com- Recycled Spring Clothespin Grasshopper

craftingthewordofgod.com- Toilet Paper Roll Grasshopper

craftingthewordofgod.com- The Plague Of Locusts

simplemomproject.com- Free Printable Grasshopper Craft

pick-ease.com- Grasshopper (scroll down for this)

thecrafttrain.com- Cardboard Tube Grasshopper Recycling Craft for Kids



Games

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Into The Wilderness With Jesus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Ready for the Christ of Christmas group activities (games)

dce.oca.org- 2 Waiting and Preparing: Discussion and Game (scroll down to this)

jesus-without-language.net- John the Baptist Games

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



Puzzles/Worksheets

John Preaches in the Desert- Look at the pictures below. One preacher might look like someone you know. The other preacher is John. Draw a line between the smaller pictures and the preacher to whom they belong. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 21).

John the Baptist- To answer the mystery questions, find the number on the phone. If the arrow points left, write the left-hand letter on the blank. If the arrow points right, write the right-hand letter on the blank. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 35).

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- Ready For The Christ Of Christmas (Word Search)

webzoom.freewebs.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Ready For The Christ Of Christmas (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness (Secret Message)

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness (Crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Ready For The Christ Of Christmas (Crossword)

4catholicedcators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness (Multiple Choice)

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness (Fill in the Blanks)

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 3:1-12

thekidsbulletin.com- Matthew 3:1-12 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

jesus-without-language.net- John the Baptist Worksheet (scroll down to this)

loddon-malleeuca.blogspot.com- John the Baptist Worksheet

teacherspayteachers.com- John the Baptist Factsheet Worksheet (FREE)

truewaykids.com- John the Baptist Free Printable Bible Lesson for Under 5s (worksheets included)

static1.squarespace.com- Jesus Beginnings (Matthew 3:1-17) Discussion Questions (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

delessons.org- Lesson 6 - John the Baptist Prepares the Way - Matthew 3:1-12 (scroll down to discussion questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

executableoutlines.com- The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 3 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

studyandobey.com- Matthew 3 Inductive Bible Study – Discussion Questions and Teaching Points (scroll down to discussion questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did John the Baptist eat while he was living outside?

dltk-kids.com-

John the Baptist Snack

Grasshopper Legs

Honey Spread



Saturday, September 24, 2022

Gospel for the Mass: 11/27/22- Matthew 24:37-44 (No One Knows the Day or Hour)








*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 24:37-44



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducators.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings (Matthew)

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared for Christ's Coming object lesson with group activities, Advent calendar coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? object lesson with coloring page, group activities, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! object lesson with group activities, Advent calendar coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- No One Knows the Day or the Hour of Jesus' Coming lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Children's Sermon (Matthew 24:36-44) Be Prepared Object Lesson

word.sunday.com- Good and Bad Times During The Holidays (scroll down to Gospel)

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

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Activities



Coloring

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

kidadl.com- Matthew 24:42

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 24:36-44 (page 2)

ministry-to-children.com- Free Gospel Coloring Book: Jesus is King!

ministry-to-children.com- Patience Coloring Page

deviantart.com- Patience

sarahtitus.com- Be Patient (scroll down to this)

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Hope

stushieart.com- Candle of Hope

sermons4kids.com- Nativity Advent Calendar

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Coloring Pages (scroll down to these)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! group activities (crafts)

ehow.com- No One Knows The Hour (scroll down to this craft)


Clock Crafts

Put on clock: "That day and hour, no one knows.” (Matthew 24:36-44)

amaxkids.com- Printable Paper Cuckoo Clock for Kids

budsies.com- How To Make A Cuckoo Clock Out Of Cardboard For Kids

crayola.com- Floral Cuckoo Clock Craft

crayola.com- Family Heirloom Cuckoo Clock

pinterest.com- Cuckoo Clock (made out of popsicle sticks and no directions)

handmadecharlotte.com- DIY Printable Cuckoo Clock

rightnowcrafts.com- Cuckoo Clock

madame-citron.fr- DIY : Un coucou suisse des temps modernes (DIY: A modern Swiss cuckoo)
Click on l’oiseau en papier to print out the paper bird, and la maison suisse to print out the Swiss house. Be sure to use itools.com to translate directions. Or go to simplecraftidea.com for English directions. Printable cuckoo clock template only posted at madame-citron.fr-

hellowonderful.co- Cuckoo Clock Printable Pop Up Card (you can paste another clock face on this template if you wish)

squarespace.com- A Cute Cuckoo Clock Paper Toy (printable and you can also use it as a template to design your own)


The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Crafts (scroll down to these)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! group activities (crafts)


The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Games (scroll down to these)



Puzzles/Worksheets

sermons4kids.com- Ready for His Return (Word Search)

webzoom.freewebs.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Ready for His Return (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared (Crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Ready for His Return (Crossword)

web.archive.org- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon (True or False)

sermons4kids.com- Ready For His Return (Multiple Choice)

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 24:37-44

thekidsbulletin.com- Matthew 24:37-44 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

gracebibleny.org- Are You Ready for His Return? – Matthew 24:32-51; Mark 13:28-37; Luke 21:28-36 (scroll down to fill in the blank questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)


The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Puzzles & Worksheets (scroll down to these)



Gospel for the Mass: 11/20/22- Luke 23:35-43 (The Crucifixion)








*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 23:35-45



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- Christ the King object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

jesuswalk.com- This Day You Will Be with Me in Paradise (Luke 23:43) lesson with questions


word-sunday.com- Helping Others In Their Time Of Need (scroll down to Gospel)

ministry-to-children.com- Preschool Lesson: Jesus is Tried and Crucified (Luke 19:28-40, 23:1-49)

ministry-to-children.com- Sunday School Lesson (Luke 23:33-43) How Jesus' Cross Connects to Christmas

ministry-to-children.com- Children's Sermon (Luke 23:33-43) Object Lesson on Jesus the Greatest Gift

rfour.org- Children’s Sermon Luke 23:33-43

sundaychildrensfocus.com- Christ the King Sunday (Children’s Sermon)

teachingcatholickids.com- Celebrate Christ the King with your kids

aprilfiet.com- It’s New Year’s Eve, And Christ Is King! – A Children’s Lesson

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- Christ the King printables (click on picture)

thereligionteacher.com- Christ The King Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Liturgical Year 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- Luke 23:33

sermons4kids.com- Luke 23:33

sundayschool.works- No Gifts Compares To Jesus!

static1.squarespace.com- The Crucifixion and the Criminals (page 9)

kidstalkaboutgod.org- The Criminal on the Cross (scroll down to this and right click on picture and Save Image As)

getcoloringpages.com- Luke 23:34

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Luke 23:34

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Luke 23:43

marydeandraws.com- Luke 23:42-43 (scroll down to- You can download your page HERE in English or HERE in Spanish or by clicking on the images below.*

churchpublishing.org- Luke 23:35-43 (page 70)

sermons4kids.com- Christ The King

thecatholickid.com- Christ the King

saintanneshelper.com- Christ the King

4catholiceducators.com- Christ The King Coloring Pages

coloringhome.com- Christ The King Coloring Pages

ministry-to-children.com- Free Gospel Coloring Book: Jesus is King!

stushieart.com- Christ the King


Liturgical Year

looktohimandberadiant.com- The Liturgical Year Coloring Book

faithhope.org- The Liturgical Calendar

joyfulcatholicfamilies.com- 2022-2023 Liturgical Year Calendar with coloring guide (this should be posted soon)

kidadl.com- Catholic Church Calendar

steve-botsford-dba-feastday-publishing- Coloring Pad of 20 Sheets (scroll down to this)
Great for learning while coloring!

cloudfront.net- Liturgical Calendar & Vestments



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- King Backward group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King group activities (crafts)

lbrummer68739.net- Luke 23:42 craft

orientaltrading.com- Believe 3 Crosses Sign Craft Kit

catholicicing.com- Christ the King Craft

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

catholicinspired.com- Jesus is King ~ Art Project with Printable


Crowns

catholicicing.com- Christ the King Craft

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

craftbits.com- Easy Paper Crown craft

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

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

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


Crosses

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

christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross
Easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make.

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip at the bottom for younger students)

momontimeout.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft

kindercraze.com- Stained Glass Cross


Liturgical Year

jesus-without-language.net- Jesus: King of Every Day
Christ the King is the last Sunday in the lectionary year and is a perfect time to be thinking of the whole year in focus. This darling little calendar can be used all year and it’s bright colours reflect the liturgical colors.

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

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

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- King Backward group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King group activities (games)

teachingcatholickids.com- Jesus and the Superheroes Game (scroll down to this)

cecmedway.org- Following King Jesus (page 8)

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


Testify to the Truth

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

Need- Paper towel roll (empty)

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



Pin the Crown on Christ

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



Liturgical Year Games

sbennettstann.weebly- Liturgical Calendar Jeopardy Game

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

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






Sitting Duck- (You can play this game with 4 people or divide the group into 4 teams.) When players answer questions correctly about the liturgical year they get to roll a die and move around the game board. If you land on a sitting duck, all players must say out loud “Sitting Duck!” Another player who happens to come by on the game board (they can land on the space or just be passing by on their roll) can BUMP you back to START. The first player to FINISH wins.




Seasons of the Liturgical Year Board Game- This game is based on the Feast Day! and can be played individually or in teams. The object of the game is to collect tokens by moving around the game board by answering questions about feast days as well as important facts about the teachings of the Church that are woven through the Liturgical Year. The player with the most tokens at the end of the game, wins.



Puzzles & Worksheets

twistynoodle.com- Jesus remember me (Handwriting)

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- Christ the King Printables (puzzles and worksheets)

sermons4kids.com- King Backward (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King (Word Search)

salfordliturgy.org- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King (Word Shape)

sermons4kids.com- King Backward #1 (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- King Backward #2 (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- King Backward (Crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King (Crossword)

web.archive.org- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King (Multiple Choice)

sdc.me.uk- Luke 23:35-43 Worksheet

thekidsbulletin.com- Luke 23:35-43 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Crucified #237 with circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, underline the correct answer, etc. that can be made into a worksheet for students

thereligionteacher.com- Christ the King Sunday Worksheet Cycle A, B, C (scroll down to these)

jesuswalk.com- Questions at the bottom that can be made into a worksheet for students

gracebibleny.org- The Crucifixion of Jesus – Matthew 27:32-56; Mark 15:16-41; Luke 23:26-49; John 19:16-30 (scroll down to fill in the blanks questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

cabotbiblechurch.org- Bible Discussion Group Study Questions for Luke 23:26-56 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)



Liturgical Year

mycatholicsource.com- Liturgical Calendar (Word Search)

mycatholicsource.com- Liturgical Calendar (Crossword)

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

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

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

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



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

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



Friday, September 23, 2022

Gospel for the Mass: 11/13/22- Luke 21:5-19 (The Destruction of the Temple Foretold, The Signs of the End & The Coming Persecution)








*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 21:5-19



Activities

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

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

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

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

sermons4kids.com- When I am Afraid object lesson with coloring pages, puzzles, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- He Holds the Future object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

ministry-to-children.com- Children's Sermon (Luke 21:5-19) Object Lesson on Trusting Jesus'

word-sunday.com- You Can't Fake It (scroll down to Gospel)

word-sunday.com- Family Prayer Box

kidssundayschool.com- A Reputation of Courage
After completing this lesson, the children will learn that God gives them the courage and encouragement they need to remain obedient to him, even during tough times, worldly pressures, and persecution.

kidssundayschool.com- A Reputation of Faith
After completing this lesson, children will understand that faith is the key to finding courage.

kidssundayschool.com- Unseen Faith object lesson
This object talk demonstrates how faith in our Lord can help us from being crushed by fear.

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

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

icebreakers.ws- Fear in a Hat
People write personal fears anonymously on pieces of paper which are collected. Then each person reads someone else's fear to group and explains how the person might feel.



Coloring

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

jewishpeople.com- Temple of Jerusalem coloring page

mscperu.org- gif

servicioskoninonia.org- gif

ministry-to-children.com- "T is for Trust" Coloring Page

sundayschool.store- Do Not Fear Coloring Sheets (FREE)

churchpublishing.org- Luke 20:27-38 (page 69)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- When I am Afraid group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- He Holds the Future group activities (crafts)

jesus-without-language.net- Destruction of the Temple Craft

youtube.com- Fear Not Flower Craft

kidsbibleteacher.com- “Fear Not” Paper Globe Craft


Temple crafts:

craftingthewordofgod.com- Solomons Temple

10minutesofqualitytime.com- Solomons Temple 3D Craft

youtube.com- Solomon’s Temple with link for printable

auntiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Edible Temple Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- When I am Afraid group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- He Holds the Future group activities (crafts)



Movies

Where’s God When I’m S-Scared? VeggieTales

Two stories are on the tape:

Tales from the Crisper
What happens when 5-year-old Junior Asparagus watches a Frankencelery movie that's a little too scary for him? Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber come to the rescue with a rollicking song, teaching Junior that God is bigger than anything he might be afraid of.

Daniel and the Lion's Den
The second segment takes us to ancient Babylon as the VeggieTales characters stage a musical adaptation of a classic Bible story. Larry the Cucumber, playing the role of Daniel, finds himself in deep trouble thanks to the King's conniving Wise men, played with zest by a trio of slippery scallions. In the end, Daniel learns that even in the lion's den, he is still in God's hands.

Questions:

1. Who told the King what his dream meant? Daniel
2. The Wise men got jealous of Daniel and what did they want to do? Get rid of him.
3. How did they do this? They had a law passed that people could only pray to the King.
4. Who would Daniel pray to? Only to God.
5. What happened to Daniel? They threw him in the Lion’s den.
6. Did the lions eat Daniel? No
7. Why didn’t the lion’s eat Daniel? God protected him.



Skits

kidssundayschool.com- The Hamster's Great Escape
The exodus from Egypt, as told by one family's pets. (Topics: Believing, Courage, Faith, Protection, Trust in God)

kidssundayschool.com- The Fiery Furnace
A lesson in standing for God no matter what.



Puzzles & Worksheets

sermons4kids.com- Signs of the End of the Age (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- He Holds The Future (Word Search)

salfordliturgy.org.uk- Word Search

4catholiceducators.com- Word Search (scroll down to bottom of page)

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- He Holds The Future (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- He Holds The Future (Secret Message)

sermons4kids.com- Signs of the End of the Age (Crossword)

sermons4kids.com- He Holds The Future (Crossword)

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- He Hold The Future (True or False)

sdc.me.uk- Luke 21:5-19 Worksheet

thekidsbulletin.com- Luke 21:5-19 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

jesuswalk.com- Nation Shall Rise against Nation (Luke 21:5-19) questions at bottom that can be made into a worksheet for students to answer.

storage.cloversites.com- Community Small Group Discussion Questions (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

gracebibleny.org- The Beginnings of the Future Tribulation – Matthew 24:1-14; Mark 13:1-13; Luke 21:5-19 (scroll down to fill in the blanks questions at bottom that can easily be made into a worksheet)

cabotbible.com- Bible Discussion Group Study Questions for Luke 21:5-38 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)



Thursday, September 22, 2022

Gospel for the Mass: 11/6/22- Luke 20:27-38 (The Question About the Resurrection)








*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 20:27-38



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- In Heaven Forever object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quizzes, group activities, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Lest We Forget object lesson with coloring pages, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Answers Hard Questions object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

word-sunday.com- Belief in the Resurrection (scroll down to Gospel)

jesuswalk.com- Marriage, the Resurrection, and the Christ (Luke 20:27-44) lesson with questions

dltk-kids.com- Heaven lesson with activities

kidssundayschool.com- Heaven (activities, crafts, games, lessons, etc.)

“I Can Only Imagine” by Christian recording artist and MercyMe’s lead singer, Bart Millard, based on his incredibly popular song. This sweet board book with its playful illustrations asks questions that many kids have about God and Heaven like, “Does God also like extra syrup on His pancakes?” It’s a sweet book that parents and kids can read and discuss together.

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- Heavenly Peace

sermons4kids.com- H is for Heaven

sermons4kids.com- We Will Never Forget

sermons4kids.com- Poppy

servicioskoinonia.org- Clipart

churchpublishing.org- Luke 20:27-38 (page 68)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- In Heaven Forever group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Lest We Forget group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Answers Hard Questions group activities (crafts)


Introduce crafts: Jesus said, “They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise.” Luke 20:36

ministry-to-children.com- Heaven Mobile Craft Project

word-sunday.com- "Heaven is Like..." Poster

classroom.synonym.com- Crafts for Teaching Children About Heaven

dltk-kids.com- Heaven's Gate Collage Craft

christianmontessorinetwork.com- H is for Heaven Art Collage


For Veterans Day:

sermons4kids.com- Lest We Forget group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- In Heaven Forever group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Lest We Forget group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Answers Hard Questions group activities (games)

ministry2kidz.com- Heaven Game



Puzzles & Worksheets

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Sadducees (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- Veterans & Remembrance Day (Word Search)

salfordliturgy.org- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Sadducees (Word Shape)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Sadducees (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Sadducees Mystery Math
Solve the math problem. Record the solution in the top boxes. Find the letter that matches the solution number and record in bottom box. Write the word in the sentence below

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Sadducees (Crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Veterans & Remembrance Day (Crossword)

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Sadducees (Multiple Choice)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Sadducees (Matching Facts)

sdc.me.uk- Luke 20:27-38 Worksheet

thekidsbulletin.com- Luke 20:27-38 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

gracebibleny.org- The Dead Still Live – Matthew 22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27; Luke 20: 27-38 (scroll down to Fill in the Blank questions at bottom that can easily be made into a worksheet)

warrencampdesign.com- Luke 20:27–40 . . . Bible Study Summary with Questions (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

cabotbible.com- Bible Questions Group Study Questions for Luke 20:19-40 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

jesuswalk.com- Marriage, the Resurrection, and the Christ Luke 20:27-44 (questions at bottom that can easily be made into a worksheet)




Monday, September 19, 2022

What To Do When The Curriculum Isn’t Working





You have a curriculum and it doesn’t work with your students, what do you do? Remember, no curriculum is perfect and CCD teachers need to from time to time supplement with activities to help teach their students. Using various resources provides your students with a variety of activities that helps enhance the lesson and allows them to understand more and have a lot of fun in the process.

So what should you do?

First and foremost, what do students like to do in CCD? Here are some tips and suggestions for activities to do in the classroom that are age appropriate.

Second, how is your classroom organized? Organization is key to keep students attentive and to keep discipline problems down to the minimum. Always, always. always have a predictable routine that you follow EVERY week. That way your students will know what to expect and there will be less behavior problems. What is the key to success when teaching CCD?

And lastly, having a well thought out and well planned lesson helps the students learn to their fullest potential and keeps behavior problems down to the minimum. What should you include in your lesson plan? Your lesson should contain a detailed, step-by-step description of how to do the lesson and achieve lesson plan objectives. This includes all the activities the teacher will have the students do. What To Include In Your Lesson Plan (suggestions for activities are also posted).


Sunday, September 18, 2022

How To Get Your Students To Do Their Homework & Turn It In On Time






It seems to be a problem each year, but here are a few tips to get your students to do their homework and turn it in on time.

1. Only assign homework your students fully understand and are able to do by themselves. Make sure that the homework is necessary, not busy work.

2. Agenda Book/Planner- Give your students no excuse for not writing it down. By providing all students with an agenda book for CCD it will allow students to learn to become independent and turn their homework in on time. If your CCD does not do agenda books, you could ask your child’s CCD teacher if they would be willing to do this with your child. The teacher will more likely agree to this accommodation if the student has problems with turning in their homework and if the parents provide the agenda book. It should also be understood by everyone involved that it will be the student’s responsibility to obtain their teacher’s signature on their agenda book to confirm that the student had it filled it out correctly. Be sure to write all homework in the same place each time and at the close of each class remind the students to write down their homework in their agenda book/planner. At the end of class the teacher would check each and every student’s agenda book to see if they had written correctly their assignment(s). The teacher would initial it (or use a stamp) to confirm that it was correct. This step makes sure that the students had their assignments written down correctly and they would know when to turn them in on time. You can also have the parents have to sign the agenda book to verify that they had read the above and understood what their child is supposed to do.

3. Set aside a few minutes before the end of the class to review the assigned homework. Have your students look at the homework, allow them to ask final clarifying questions, and have them check to make sure they have all the materials they need. Ask your students “Is there anyone, for any reason, who will not be able to turn in their homework on time?”

4. Bible Bucks- are a great way to positively reward students for good behavior, completing memory work, completing and turning in their homework on time or even inviting their friends to church or CCD. Students can collect their Bible Bucks and they will be allowed to trade them in for assorted prizes or tasty treats from the "Bible Buck Store".

Free Bible Bucks to print out:

kidsmoneyfarm.com- Three different kinds to choose from. Use the "Word Sheets" or "Powerpoint Sheets" to customize the bills and put your church's name on them. For generic Bible Bucks, just download and use the PDF sheets.

kidssundayschool.com- Amounts of 1, 2, 5, and 10 Bible Bucks

bibleiq.org- Bible Bucks Printable (scroll down to this)

5. Homeworkopoly- Here is a fun game to encourage students to do their homework. In order for a student to play HOMEWORKOPOLY, he or she must complete their homework and hand it in to the teacher on time.

6. Student Folders/Binders- There are many students that would turn in their homework- if they knew where it was. Teach your students that their homework is not finished until it is put away in their folder/binder, AND the homework folder/binder put by the door to bring to class. To cut down on lost papers and to be better organized, give your students folders or binders. Make sure there is a pocket labeled HOMEWORK in the folder/binder where homework is stored.



Friday, September 16, 2022

Story Wheels





A story wheel can be used with any lesson you are teaching. They are also a great way to supplement your Bible stories and help your students to remember the lesson. Children turn their story wheel dial to retell the Bible story they learned over and over again. Story wheels can be made with 2 paper plates or you can use cardstock or tagboard. Just print out small coloring pictures for the student to color and glue on to the story wheel. Or you can use stickers to help tell the Bible story.


Story Wheel Templates

readingrockets.org- Story Wheel Template

reading.ecb.org- Story Wheel Template



Story Wheels Online

craftingthewordofgod.com- Days of Creation Wheel

biblecraftsbyjenny.weebly.com- Creation Brad Wheel

arrowskidsclub.wordpress.com- Creation Wheel

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Creation Wheel Craft (scroll down to this)

123homeschool4me.com- Creation

The Catholic Toolbox- Adam & Eve Story Wheel (This activity 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.)

The Catholic Toolbox- Noah’s Ark

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Noah’s Ark

lambsongs.co.nz- Baby Moses Wheel (scroll down to this)

daniellesplacestore.com- FREE Five Scene Story Wheel Craft Moses and the Burning Bush (scroll down to this)

lambsongs.co.nz- Moses & The 10 Plagues Activity Wheel (scroll down to this)

lambsongs.co.nz- Daniel In The Lions' Den Wheel Activity (scroll down to this)

truewaykids.com- David Waits to be King (scroll down to download this near bottom of page)

cleaverpatch.com- Nativity Story Wheel

teacherspayteachers.com- Christmas Craft Nativity Freebie

truewaykids.com- Wandering in the Wilderness Story Wheel (scroll down to download this near the bottom of the page)

The Catholic Toolbox- Fishers of Men Story Wheel (This activity 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.)

The Catholic Toolbox- The Good Samaritan Story Wheel (This activity 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.)

stjohnwc.org- Holy Week

conservamome.com- Resurrection Easter Craft : A Printable Easter Story Craft

storiesbystephen.com- Easter Story Wheel

hubbardscupboard.org- Steps To The Cross (Easter)

nontoygifts.com- The Easter Story Wheel Craft

cedargrove.org- Jesus Lives Story Wheel (page 2 & 3)

lambsongs.co.nz- 3 Days & 3 Nights (Easter Resurrection Craft Wheel), He is Risen (Craft Wheel)

hellofaithsteps.wordpress.com- Stations of the Cross

craftingthewordofgod.com- I AM
This Bible craft is for teaching on the “I Am’s” of Jesus. Instead of asking our kids who they think Jesus is, we can lead them through scripture and show them who Jesus is. We should show them who Jesus Himself said He was. And that is exactly what this craft will accomplish.

craftingthewordofgod.com- I Can Pray



Books with Story Wheels



Bible Wheels To Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo- Bible Wheels are Bible stories on wheels that help reinforce Bible stories. Children ages 4 to 7 can make the Bible Wheels easily by cutting them out, coloring, and assembling. Each wheel is made from two reproducible patterns that you can print out on cardstock and are secured with a brass fastener. A window in the wheel reveals what happens in the Bible story and the children can turn the wheel dial to retell the Bible story they just learned over and over again. Bible Wheels are a great way to supplement your Bible stories and help your students to remember the lesson. Children are fascinated by how they work and the Bible Wheels in this book will surely keep the children’s attention and spark their imagination. The book contains 30 (14 Old and 16 New Testament) Bible Wheels that have limited text with the title of the story, the Bible reference and pictures telling the Bible story on each one. Cutting is simple but for younger students you might want to cut out all or some of the craft prior to class. Bible Wheels are a great take home activity for children to do with their parents and they are an excellent way to help the children remember the Bible story.








Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke- (pages 37 – 46)

Directions on how to make a story wheel and patterns are included in this book for various Bible stories.

• Garden of Eden
• Resurrection
• Noah
• Birth of Jesus
• Daniel in the Lion’s Den
• Jonah



Saturday, September 3, 2022

What is the key to success when teaching CCD?





Organization is key to keep students attentive and to keep discipline problems down to the minimum. Always, always. always have a predictable routine that you follow EVERY week. That way your students will know what to expect and there will be less behavior problems.


Welcome- Greet each student and parent. Welcome them to class each day.


Assigned Seating- Name tags on the desk works best so students won’t wander around the classroom and get into trouble. You will probably have to move students around from time to time according to how they get along with others. Having assigned seats and seating chart to use also helps the substitute teacher and you learn the students names and it is easier to take attendance.


Attendance- Take attendance each week.


Bell Work- Bell Work is class work that students are doing when the bell rings. It is always the first task the students do. Many teachers use Bell Work to keep students busy and occupied when they first come into the classroom. It can also be used when students have finished their regular work a little early. It will help these students not to rush through their work when they have a challenging activity. Rules of Bell Work and What To Do For Bell Work


Classroom Behavior Expectations- When establishing classroom rules you should identify behavioral expectations for your classroom. For each expectation you need to identify management strategies to address the expectation while promoting a positive environment in your classroom. As much as possible, keep your management strategies simple and to the point. Remember, to have effective classroom management you need to familiarized all your students with your classroom rules the first day of class and post them in a place where all students can see them. Classroom Behavior Expectations- What to consider before you write your classroom rules


Lesson- Having a well thought out and well planned lesson helps the students learn to their fullest potential and keeps behavior problems down to the minimum. What should you include in your lesson plan? Your lesson should contain a detailed, step-by-step description of how to do the lesson and achieve lesson plan objectives. This includes all the activities the teacher will have the students do.


Need more ideas? What Every Catechist Needs To Know


Wednesday, August 24, 2022

What Should Catechists Do To Teach The Faith Effectively?





Need some suggestions and tips to be the best catechist you can be? Here are some great ideas that you can use in your classroom!


The Catholic Toolbox- What Every Catechist Needs To Know

sarajcreations.com- Classroom Management Tips For The Religious Classroom

thereligionteacher.com- 6 Classroom Management Strategies for the First Weeks of School

thereligionteacher.com- Effective Ed-Tech And No-Tech Teaching Strategies for Classroom Engagement

Super Catechist- Best Practices for Teaching Religion

thereligionteacher.com- Using Inductive Teaching Strategies To Get Students’ Attention

thereligionteacher.com- Get A Free Copy of the Religion Teacher’s Guide to Lesson Planning
The Religion Teacher’s Guide to Lesson Planning provides a framework for lesson planning and 250 essential activities and teaching strategies that will save valuable hours planning lessons and provide a treasure chest of ideas that will last the whole year. This free eBook provides a step-by-step process to lesson planning that anyone can easily implement.