Friday, April 3, 2009

Lesson Plan- Pentecost (1st grade on up)



Pentecost


Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Pentecost/Wind and Fire
- define ascension
- explain why Jesus sent the Holy Spirit and who the Holy Spirit is



Review:
Prayer, questions and vocabulary words from last week’s lesson



Vocabulary Words: (Write the bold words on the board and discuss with class)

Ascension- Jesus’ return to heaven
Holy Spirit- the third person of the Blessed Trinity who Jesus sent to help his Church
Pentecost Sunday- the day the Holy Spirit came.
Blessed Trinity- the three divine persons in one God.
Mount of Olives- outside Jerusalem, which is the capital of Israel and holy city of the Jews (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map).
Holy Spirit- third person of the Blessed Trinity, understood as the spiritual force of God
Heaven- where good people are believed to go after death, where God and the angels live
Pentecost- a Christian festival celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter to remember and honor the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles.
Jewish festival of Pentecost (Shavuoth)- a Jewish festival held on the 6th day of Sivan, in May or June, and to remember and honor the Law being given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai.



Plan:

Introduce story- Jesus saw his disciples many times. The first time was on the road to Emmaus, and later suddenly, Jesus appeared in a locked room with them when they were afraid of the Roman rulers and chief priests. All believed but Thomas who finally believed that it was Jesus when he touched His wounds on His hands and feet. During the next few weeks, Jesus’ disciples and friends saw Him often.

This is the story about the last time that the disciples saw Jesus.


Story- "Wind and Fire" or a Pentecost story and then ask questions



Activities:

sermons4kids.com- New Wind Blowing object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Pentecostal Power object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletins

sermons4kids.com- The Wind In Your Socks object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Filled With The Holy Spirit object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The Power Source object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Birthday Celebration object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

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

calvarycurriculum.com- The Day of Pentecost lesson #245 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: The Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-47)

ministry-to-children.com- Children’s Bible Lesson: The Pentecost Party (Acts 2:1-21)

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: The Birth of the Church on Pentecost

loyolapress.com- Pentecost Sunday Cycle C

ministry-to-children.com- Pentecost Sunday School Lesson: God Gives the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-21)

ministry-to-children.com- Pentecost for Kids: Videos, Lessons, and Ideas

thereligionteacher.com- Pentecost Activities (crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc.)

thereligionteacher.com- Holy Spirit Lesson Plan

sadlier.com- Pentecost Activities for Catholic Children & Students

catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- Eight Ways to Teach Ascension and Pentecost



Crafts:

sermons4kids.com- New Wind Blowing group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Pentecostal Power group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Wind In Your Socks group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Filled With The Holy Spirit group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Power Source group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Birthday Celebration group activities (crafts)


Introduce crafts: Who was God going to send to the disciples? The Holy Spirit.

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).

dltk-bible.com- Flying Dove Paper Craft

enchantedlearnilng.com- Peace Dove Craft

catholicicing.com- Holy Spirit Craft (make a dove from a paper plate)

artisthelpingchildren.org- Tons of dove crafts posted here.

Peaceful Dove Ornament- A cute dove made out of a peanut. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 44 & 45).

catholicicing.com- Printable Gifts Of The Holy Spirit Craft

catholicicing.com- Catholic Fruits Of The Holy Spirit Printable For Kids {7 Craft Ideas!}

Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson- The Holy Spirit moves us to do God’s will (Holy Spirit mobile)
Here is a mobile that will encourage children to look further around for God’s presence in their life (page 224).

lifewithmoorebabies.com- Chihuly Glass Art for Kids Made from Plastic Bottles

sermons4kids.com- Windsock Craft

flickr.com- Kirigami Fire Spinner (with directions link at bottom)

catholicinspired.com- Pentecost Pin-less Pinwheel ~ Symbol of Fire and Wind

christiancrafters.com- Pentecost Spinner

catholicplayground.com- Holy Spirit Scripture Wheel

dltk-bible.com- Stained Glass Craft

kidsfriendly.org- Pentecost Suncatcher

christiangiftstogo.blogspot.com- Pentecost Stained Glass Suncatcher Craft

Pentecost- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 63 & 64.)

craftingthewordofgod.com- Day of Pentecost Suncatcher




Tongues of Fire Headbands Craft- Use card stock paper or cardboard to cut out flame shapes. Have the children paint them with water colors or glue red and orange pieces of tissue paper on it to make it look like flames. Use a strip of paper for the headband, fitting it to each child’s head and using a stapler to secure the headband. Attach the flames to the headband using the stapler as well.



Games:

sermons4kids.com- New Wind Blowing group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Pentecostal Power group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Wind In Your Socks group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Filled With The Holy Spirit group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Power Source group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A Birthday Celebration group activities (games)

avemariapress.com- Holy Spirit Memory Game

123homeschool4me.com- 12 Disciples Memory Game

daniellesplace.com- Wind and Fire Relay (scroll down to this)
Before class cut crepe paper into 2 feet lengths. Divide your students into teams and give them each a straw and a piece of crepe paper. Have them use the straw to blow the crepe paper across the room and back. If you don’t want them to get on the floor, have them blow the crepe across a table.

The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing- Listen Up
This game will help kids remember to listen for the Holy Spirit (page 105).


Introduce game: What flickered around the disciple’s heads, but didn’t burn them? Fiery flames


Who Has The Fire?

Need: Orange construction paper balled up to be the fire.

Directions: The children sit in a circle close together. The child who is “It” stands away from the circle and hides their eyes while the fire is passed around. When “It” says "STOP!", the child holding the fire hides it (under their leg, up their sleeve, etc.). The child who is “It” guesses who has the fire. The child who had the fire is now “It”.






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




The Holy Spirit File Folder Game- Work your way around the board and answer questions about the Holy Spirit. For 2nd grade on up. There are a lot of choices and possibilities for this game.








Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Catholic)- Spin the spinner and follow the directions. If you spin “Leader’s Space” you may change places with the leader and put his marker where you were. Make your way around the board answering questions about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The first player to FINISH wins.


The Catholic Toolbox- Fruit of the Holy Spirit Bean Bag Toss (Catholic)



Snacks:

Introduce snack: Pentecost Sunday is 50 days after Easter. Jewish Pentecost was a thanksgiving feast for the first fruits of the wheat harvest and was associated with remembrance of God's gift of the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai. What is bread made out of? Let’s make some bread to celebrate Pentecost.

pillsbury.com- Carmel Sticky Buns

allrecipes.com- Cinnamon Buns



Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids
November 29- Which group of disciples is the odd one out?

craftingthewordofgod.com- Holy Spirit Puzzle

craftingthewordofgod.com- The Day of Pentecost Puzzle

sermons4kids.com- The Work of the Holy Spirit (maze)

sermons4kids.com- The Day of Pentecost (word search)

sermons4kids.com-The Power Source (word search)

biblekids.eu- Pentecost (word search)

biblewise.com- Pentecost (word search #1)

biblewise.com- Pentecost (word search #2)

longwaitforisabella.com- Pentecost (word search)

web.archive.org- Cycle A John 20:19-23 (word search)

web.archive.org- Cycle B John 20:19-23 (word search)

web.archive.org- Cycle A John 20:19-23 (word search)

dltk-bible.com- Pentecost Puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, word searches)

sermons4kids.com- Pentecost (jumble)

sermons4kids.com- Filled With The Holy Spirit (jumble)

sermons4kids.com- The Day of Pentecost (decoder)

sermons4kids.com- The Day of Pentecost (crossword)

sermons4kids.com- Filled With The Holy Spirit (crossword)

sermons4kids.com- The Power Source (crossword)

web.archive.org- Cycle A John 20:19-23 (crossword)

web.archive.org- Cycle B John 20:19-23 (crossword)

web.archive.org- Cycle C John 20:19-23 (crossword)

calvarycurriculum.com- The Day of Pentecost lesson #245 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sdc.me.uk- Pentecost Sunday Worksheet Year A

sdc.me.uk- Pentecost Sunday Worksheet Year B

sdc.me.uk- Pentecost Sunday Worksheet Year C

catholicicing.com- Pentecost Notebooking Page

sermons4kids.com- Filled With The Holy Spirit (multiple choice)

sermons4kids.com- The Day of Pentecost (multiple choice)

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

reallifeathome.com- Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Worksheet Printables Packet

sacraparentalcom- Pentecost Worksheet (scroll down to this and click on "their website" for pdf link)

web.archive.org- Holy Spirit Worksheets

smp.org- Gifts of the Holy Spirit
This worksheet is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can learn about the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit and use their own words to describe what each gift is.

sadlier.com- Pentecost Activities for Catholic Children & Students (worksheets posted)

smp.org- Pentecost
This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students can read the account of Pentecost in the Acts of the Apostles and answer questions about it.

smp.org- The Two Pentecosts
A chart used to draw parallels between the feasts of Shavuot and Christian Pentecost.



2 comments:

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing. It's a big help for our student teachers. God bless!

Unknown said...

Its nice teaching and very friendly
Thanks Jared


May God bless you