Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gospel for the Mass: 1/13/13- Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

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Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

Activities Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

Theresa at will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass. Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families Resources on the Sunday Readings Jesus’ Baptism and Ministry with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs. New Beginnings object lesson with coloring page, activities, puzzles, and quiz Jesus, the One and Only object lesson John the Baptist lesson #173 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. Jesus Is Baptized by John in the River Jordan lesson Jesus Is Baptized and Brings the Good News lesson Jesus is Baptized lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus Is Baptized lesson for 1st graders on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc. Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring John Baptizes Jesus The Baptism of Jesus And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Jesus’ Baptism

Crafts New Beginnings group activities (crafts) Jesus, the One and Only group activities (crafts)

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

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

Taking Flight- A bird that can be a dove that you make out of white paper and using the child's handprints. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 41). Peace Dove Craft Heavenly Doves- Make soap-on-a-rope doves to remind the children how baptism symbolizes that are sins are washed away. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts for Children by Group Publishing, page 101.) Note: You can use a slightly greased cookie cutter to help children make the soap into the shape of a dove. Or the children can just make it into any shape they want.

Introduce craft: The Sacrament of Baptism is one of the seven sacraments. Baptism is the first sacrament because no other Sacrament can or may be received until you have been baptized. Baptism Mobile- Color and cut each part of the mobile. Then use string to attach the church, water drop, and candle to the Baptism sign. (We Believe, Chapter 17, Grade 1)

Games New Beginnings group activities (games) Jesus, the One and Only group activities (games)

Jesus Basketball

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

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Jesus. The first team that spells JESUS wins. Shoe Tie Guy (John Baptizes Jesus)- Kids will play a high-octane game to discover what it means to serve Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry, page 72).

The Catholic Toolbox- Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Baptism File Folder Game


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

Jesus is Baptized (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World (Grade 1 – 3) by Linda Standke, page 18 Jesus is Baptized printable puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, mazes, word-mining sheets, word searches) Word Search Word Search Word Search Word Shape Word Scramble Decoder Crossword Crossword Crossword Sacrament of Baptism (crossword) It All Began With Baptism (crossword)

Quizzes/Worksheets Fill in the Blanks Fill in the Blanks

The Catholic Toolbox- Follow the directions and fill in the blanks below to find out what happens after you are baptized.


Introduce snack: What did John the Baptist eat while he was living outside? John the Baptist Snack Grasshopper Legs Honey Spread

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