Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Advent Wreath Link Up @ catholicmom.com



Come one, come all! Come join the Advent Wreath Link Up @ catholicmom.com. It will be hosted at catholicmom.com on Monday, December 9. The post will go up at 6 a.m. Eastern (3 a.m. Pacific) and you’ll be able to link your posts to it.

Here’s how it works:

1. Take a picture of your Advent wreath.

2. If you have a blog, post it there. If not, email it to Sarah Reinhard (posted at catholicmom.com) and she will take care of the rest.

3. If you’ve posted it to your blog, link up to catholicmom.com on December 9th (there will be a little “share your link here” thing at the end of the post, like they do on Thursdays for Small Success).

4. Click around and enjoy the tour of Advent wreaths. Be inspired! :) Insert Advent anticipation, get ideas, have fun!





Here is my Advent Wreath that I did with my students in class on November 24th. I got the craft idea from catholicinspired.com. What a great way to learn about Advent by making an Advent Wreath to take home!




Monday, November 25, 2013

Grace Before Meals Roll a Prayer Worksheet





Check out this neat Grace Before Meals worksheet that is part of a FREE printable Thank You God Activities from teachingheart.net on page 7.

Cut out prayer strips. Students roll a die to collect all the pieces to their prayer. The first one to collect all the pieces to the prayer is the winner. Students then glue in the spaces provided the prayer in the correct order.

Unfortunately I found this too late to do with my 1st Grade CCD students for Thanksgiving. I therefore made a non-Thanksgiving themed one to have my students do on December 8th.


Grace Before Meals Roll a Prayer- non-Thanksgiving themed



Mean and Utter Nonsense Comments Posted On Your Blog





Ever get a mean or utter nonsense comment posted on your blog? Well, I sometimes do, but I found this post from a blogger that I thought others would find informative when they receive critical or even mean or hateful comments.


brianshim.com- How To Avoid and Deal with Mean Comments on Your Blog





Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Crafty Crafters: Pumpkin Pie Spinner (Thanksgiving)





So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite religious craft you make for Thanksgiving?


Here is a craft I make with my students using a paper plate:


Introduce activity/craft- What holiday is coming up in November? Thanksgiving. What does your family do for Thanksgiving? What do you eat at Thanksgiving? Why do we have Thanksgiving? Discuss. We have Thanksgiving to say thank you to God for all the things he gives us. Ask the students what they are thankful for. Let’s make something that shows what we are thankful for. After students make crafts say: Thank you God for . . . and have each student show their craft and say what they are thankful for.



parents.com- This pumpkin pie may look good enough to eat, but it's actually an interactive spinner that reveals things your child is thankful for. (Scroll down for this craft).

Directions: Trim the edge of a paper plate rim with scallop-edge scissors, then paint the rim with a mixture of white and brown paint to resemble the color of crust. From rust-color card stock, cut a circle to fit the center of the plate and adhere it in place. Put the plate on top of a second paper plate and poke a hole through the centers, then insert a brad through the holes. Cut a slice out of the top plate (be careful to avoid the brad), add letter stickers to the top, and handwrite thankful items to the bottom plate.

*You can change the wording on the craft to “Thank you God for”. For younger students you can have them draw what they are thankful for instead of writing.



This 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.


Thank you God for . . .- Color and Black & White template you can print out.



Thank you God for . . . (Color template)
Print out on card stock and cut out. Attach to paper plate using a brass fastener. Cut out a triangle (be careful to avoid the brad) that will show the words or pictures that you are thankful for. Write or draw things you are thankful for on the paper plate in the space you cut out.



Thank you God for . . . (Black & white template for the children to color)
Print out on card stock and cut out. Color. Attach to paper plate using a brass fastener. Cut out a triangle (be careful to avoid the brad) that will show the words or pictures that you are thankful for. Write or draw things you are thankful for on the paper plate in the space you cut out.



Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!



Friday, October 25, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 11/24/13- Luke 23:35-45








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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- King Backward object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Crucified lesson #237 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Luke 23:33

sermons4kids.com- Luke 23:33



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- King Backward group activities (crafts)

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


Crosses

crafts.kaboose.com- Beaded Cross Necklace
A very nice necklace for boys and girls. Be sure to make the string at least 36 inches long to fit over their heads. Craft cord can be used as well.

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

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

crafts.kaboose.com- Melted Crayon Stained Glass Window
I make this craft in the shape of a cross by folding one sheet of black construction paper in half and tracing a cross in the center on the top sheet. I then cut the cross out of both sheets of paper for the students. We then follow the rest of the directions given here.

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- King Backward group activities (games)

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



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice




Friday, October 18, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 11/17/13- Luke 21:5-19








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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

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

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.

word-sunday.com- Two Girls Prepare (scroll down to Gospel)

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

humanityquest.com- Fear activities that can be used to explore the theme of fear

humanityquest.com- Courage activities that can be used to explore the theme of courage

nncc.org- Fear and Courage games and activities

wilderdom.com- 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

mscperu.org- gif

servicioskoninonia.org- gif



Crafts

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

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



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.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

silk.net/RelEd/- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



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.





Friday, October 11, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 11/10/13- Luke 20:27-38 or 20:27, 34-38








*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 20:27-38 or 20:27, 34-38



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- In Heaven Forever object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quiz, group activities, worship bulletin

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

sermons4kids.com- Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep object lesson

word-sunday.com- Gen’s Mother Receives Life (scroll down to Gospel)

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Peaceable Kingdom

sermons4kids.com- We Will Never Forget

sermons4kids.com- Poppy



Crafts

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

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)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Veterans & Remembrance word search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Veterans & Remembrance Day crossword

silk.net/RelEd/- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Friday, October 4, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 11/3/13- Luke 19:1-10








*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 19:1-10



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

mssscrafts.com- Zacchaeus Wants To See Jesus with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Big or Small- It Doesn’t Matter At All object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Little Man With A Big Problem object lesson with group activities, puzzles, craft, quiz

calvarycurriculum.com- Zacchaeus lesson #216 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets

sundayschoollessons.com- Zacchaeus Climbs Up To See Jesus lesson

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

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


Read story: “Zacchaeus” from (Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 96 & 97). While reading the story do cut outs as the story unfolds. Then ask questions from below.

1. What did Zacchaeus do for a living? He was a tax collector.
2. Why did everyone not like him? He often took extra money and kept it for himself. He was dishonest.
3. Why could Zacchaeus not see Jesus? Because he was short.
4. What did he do so he could see Jesus? Climbed a tree.
5. Jesus taught Zacchaeus that what he did was wrong and to live in God’s way so what did Zacchaeus do? He gave half of his property to the poor and he would give back four times the amount he stole from others.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and Zacchaeus



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Big or Small- It Doesn’t Matter At All group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Little Man with a Big Problem group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Make Your Own Periscope

Zacchaeus- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 51 & 52.)

daniellesplace.com- Several Zacchaeus crafts listed


Introduce craft: What did Zacchaeus do for a living? How did he carry his money around?

Make a money bag out of paper or material and put play money inside.

kidscraftweekly.com- Money and felt pouch- Scroll down to 4. Pirate Money and Felt Pouch


Introduce craft: What did Zacchaeus do so he could see Jesus?

Zacchaeus in a Tree craft

dltk-holidays.com- Tree

mssscrafts.com- Zacchaeus



Games

sermons4kids.com- Big or Small- It Doesn’t Matter At All group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A Little Man with a Big Problem group activities (games)

books.google.com- I Spy (Zacchaeus Sees Jesus)
This lighthearted game engages students with the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus. It could be played indoors, outdoors, or while traveling. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 86).

Zacchaeus, Come Down!- Blow up balloon and tie it off. Remind the students that the people did not want Zacchaeus to be with Jesus and they grumbled. Using masking tape, mark spots on the floor that the student must stand on. Have one student stand on each marker and tell the students that they must stay where they are standing (they cannot move their feet) and they have to keep Zacchaeus (the balloon) from touching the floor. The teacher starts the game by saying, “Zacchaeus, Come Down!” and tosses the balloon up high in the air for the students who must try to keep Zacchaeus from touching the ground using their hands.

The Catholic Toolbox- Zacchaeus, Come Down! (file folder game)

Forgiveness Frenzy- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 82.

daniellesplace.com- Several Zacchaeus games listed


Puppetry

christiancrafters.com- Zacchaeus Puppet Skit



Puzzles

Zacchaeus Climbs a Tree- Count the items in each row, then write the number next to that row. Color the pictures, too. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 56).

sermons4kids.com- Maze

biblewise.com- Jesus is going to Zacchaeus house. Which path will He take? (maze)

biblewise.com- Little Man in the Tree (maze)

365 Activities for Kids (do the Zacchaeus in the tree maze on October 23 or find the 10 differences puzzle on October 24).

sermons4kids.com- Word search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

silk.net/RelEd- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

gardenofpraise.com- Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks



Forgiveness

childrensministry.com- All Clear object lesson
Use this message to teach children about how God has forgiven us.

christiancrafters.com- Sin and Forgiveness object lesson

beliefnet.com- How Forgiving Are You?
Ask the students these questions and see how forgiving they really are.

kidssundayschool.com- God's Forgiveness object lesson
This Object Talk will help demonstrate the power of God's forgiveness over our sins, and how the Holy Spirit can melt away the barriers that keeps us from Him.

mssscrafts.com- Forgiveness with tons of resources for illustrating faith, Bible stories, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.





Friday, September 27, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 10/27/13- Luke 18:9-14








*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 18:9-14



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

mssscrafts.com- The Pharisee and the Tax Collector with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs

sermons4kids.com- The Pharisee and the Tax Collector with posters, coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz

sermons4kids.com- Headed For a Fall object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Pharisee and the Publican lesson #213 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets

sundayschoollessons.com- Two Men Pray in the Temple

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Luke 18:9-14

sermons4kids.com- Luke 18:9-14



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Pharisee and the Tax Collector group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Headed for a Fall group activities (crafts)


Games

After You- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 218

sermons4kids.com- The Pharisee and the Tax Collector group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Headed for a Fall group activities (games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Pride (file folder game)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

silk.net/RelEd- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Friday, September 20, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 10/20/13- Luke 18:1-18








*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 18:1-18



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Persistence in Prayer object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

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

word-sunday.com- One Down! One To Go! (scroll down to Gospel)

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




Coloring

sermons4kids.com- God hears my prayers.

sermons4kids.com- Keep on praying and never give up. Luke 18:1-8



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Persistence In Prayer group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Again and Again group activities (crafts)

biblekidsfunzone.com- Prayer Bear

mssscrafts.com- Prayer Hands Memory Verse Craft

emmanuel.org- Remember This!

daniellesplace.com- Prayer Crafts (scroll down to these crafts under Prayer): 4 Kinds of Prayer Cup Puppet Craft, Praying Hands Picture Sunday School Craft, Prayer Box Sunday School Craft

artery-stainedglasspatterns.com- Praying Hands (stained glass pattern)
Use water color paint to fill in the spaces.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Persistence In Prayer group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Again and Again group activities (games)

kidssundayschool.com- Guess What You Hear
Children guess which sounds are made by different items, and learn that Jesus knows exactly who we are when we pray.

The Catholic Toolbox- Name That Prayer (file folder game)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

silk.net/RelEd- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Friday, September 13, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 10/13/13- Luke 17:11-19








*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 17:11-19



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

mssscrafts.com- The Leper Who Said Thank You with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs

sermons4kids.com- The Thankful Leper object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Heals Ten Lepers lesson #212 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons- Jesus Heals Ten Lepers lesson with questions and answers.

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus Heals Ten Lepers lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

word-sunday.com- Ginny’s Flu (scroll down to Gospel)

daniellesplace.com- Lesson with several activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Thank You God- Ten Lepers PK – 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- The Thankful Leper lesson for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

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

educationworld.com- Giving Thanks- Writing prompt. Three things that I am most thankful for and explain why they are so special to you.



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Lepers

sermons4kids.com- The Thankful Leper

higherpraise.com- Luke 17:15



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Thankful Leper group activities (crafts)

mssscrafts.com- Ten lepers nesting doll and paper craft.

emmanuel.kiev.ua- Ten healed of leprosy craft.

The Ten Lepers (Bible Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 49 & 50.

enchantedlearning.com- I am Thankful For . . . (mini book for the children to make)

teacher.scholastic.com- I am Thankful (mini book for the children to make)



Games

daniellesplace.com- Lots of leper games posted here. Scroll down to Lazarus Come Out Game (just change it to Leper Come Out Game.) Explain to the students that no one wanted to be around lepers and that lepers had to hide from others. Jesus wants us to be kind to everyone so we have to find the leper to help him. Hide the leper under one of the cups, mix them up, and have each student try to find the leper. You can also have each student make their own leper out of a clothespin and give them 3 cups to play the game with each other or at home.

sermons4kids.com- “U” are in JesUs- Make this a game by finding out who can find the most words that have "U" in them.

books.google.com- Race to Draw Power and Thanks- A fun low energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. Through a drawing race, kids will discover Jesus' power to heal ten lepers and will think of things for which they can thank Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing, pages 122 & 123).

Praise Phrases- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 187.

sugardoodle.net- Alphabetical Gratitude (scroll down to GAME.) You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Lepers file folder game



Puzzles

Ten Men with Leprosy- Follow the directions to color all ten men. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons, page 69).

Jesus healed 10 men, but only one said “Thank you.” Find all the mistakes in this picture of the healed man thanking Jesus. On October 28 page from More 365 Activities for Kids.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Heals the Man with Leprosy puzzles- anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, maze, word-mining sheets, word searches, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

gardenofpraise.com- Word Scramble

catholicmom.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

gardenofpraise.com- Crossword with word bank

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks with word bank

gardenofpraise.com- Fill in the Blanks with word bank

gardenofpraise.com- Fill in the Blanks


Skits & Puppetry

bible.claret.org- Script for a skit

kirkofkildaire.org- Puppet activity with puppet script for the Ten Lepers





Friday, September 6, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 10/6/13- Luke 17:5-10








*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 17:5-10



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Exercising Your Faith object lesson

sermons4kids.com- A Mustard Seed Faith object lesson with coloring pages, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- How Much Faith Is Enough? object lesson with coloring pages, group activities, puzzles, quiz

mssscrafts.com- The Parable of the Mustard Seed with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sundayschoolsources.com- Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed lesson with activities

sundayschoollessons.com- We Grow in Faith and Serve the Lord object lesson with questions and answers

word-sunday.com- Sam’s Small Choice (scroll down to Gospel)

aholyexperience.com- 15 Happy Ways to To Teach Kids To Be Grateful

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

ouroutofsynclife.blogspot.com- Gratitude Rolls
If your kids love fortune cookies, they will love this idea that bakes the thankfulness right in. These make for a yummy treat on the dinner table and an excellent conversation starter, all rolled into one.



Coloring

servicioskoinonia.org- Illustration

childrenstory.info- The Mustard Seed

sermons4kids.com- God Hears My Prayers

sermons4kids.com- God Hears and Answers Prayer



Crafts

sundayschoolcrafts.com- Mustard Seed Necklace

makingfriends.com- Faith bracelet craft
You can also make this in a simple version by just using one piece of chord and 6 different (black, red, white, blue, green, and yellow) colored beads.

Glue mustard seeds on paper to make a bookmark. Write a scripture verse from today’s lesson. Color and decorate bookmark then cover with clear contact paper.

sermons4kids.com- Mustard Seed Faith group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- How Much Faith is Enough group activities (crafts)

Make a “We should be grateful to God.” Bookmark or use a Bible verse from today’s lesson.

dltk-kids.com- Custom Bookmarks

tipnut.com- 50+ Ways To Make Your Own Bookmarks

pinterest.com- Make Your Own Bookmarks

printwithmypic.com- The free printable photo bookmark templates will make 1, 2, 3, or up to 4 bookmarks at once. Add your own photo, logo, school mascot, picture of you and friends, friends, family, anything to make a personalized picture bookmark.

simplecrafter.com- Free Printable: Simple Bookmarks



Games

Hide the Mustard Seed- The teacher will hide a picture of a mustard seed in the classroom. The first student that finds it, they get to hide it for the rest of the class to find.

sermons4kids.com- Mustard Seed Faith group activities (crafts)

The Catholic Toolbox- Faith of a Mustard Seed file folder game

ehow.com- Christian Games About Faith


(Luke 17:7-10) The story about the servant tells us that Jesus' disciples should be grateful to God. When we do God's will, we should not expect to receive a gold medal. We have, after all, done no more than "what we were obliged to do."

childsspirit.com- Gratitude Game

ehow.com- Gratitude Games for Kids

smexymom.com- Teaching Gratitude 101: Fun Games To Teach the Art of Thankfulness & Gratitude to Children

elephantjournal.com- A Gratitude Game for Kids of All Ages



Puzzles

A Tiny Seed- A mustard seed is little, but it grows into a big tree. Circle the objects that are little. Put a square around the objects that are big. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 60).

maxipraise.com- Maze

maxipraise.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

silk.net/RelEd/- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Growing Activities & Crafts

Growing Beans- Kids can watch the beans sprout and grow using a clear plastic cup or jar and a wet paper towel. (The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts by Judy Ann Sadler, page 22).

Growing Plant- A fun plant puppet to make and play with. (Crafts to Celebrate God's Creation by Kathy Ross, page 30 & 31).

Seeding Necklace- A fun way to watch a seed sprout is to carry it with you on a necklace. (Every Day Is Earth Day by Kathy Ross, page 16 & 17).





Friday, August 30, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 9/29/13- Luke 16:19-31








*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 16:19-31



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Rich Man and Lazarus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Trading Places object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollesson.com- Lesson with questions and answers

calvarycurriculum.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus lesson #211 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

kidsclubs4jesus.com- The Great Divide lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples).

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke16:19-31)

sermons4kids.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)

coloring.ws/parables- Lazarus and the Rich Man

servicioskoinonia.org- Modern gif



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Trading Places group activities (crafts)



Games

boardgames.about.come- Beggar My Neighbor (card game)

sermons4kids.com- The Rich Man and Lazarus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Trading Places group activities- (games)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Friday, August 23, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 9/22/13- Luke 16:1-13 or Luke 16:10-13








*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 16:1-13 or Luke 16:10-13



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Do the Right Thing object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The Dishonest Manager object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, etc.

word-sunday.com- Ernie’s Caught in the Middle (scroll down to Gospel)

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

childrensministry.com- Lies and God's Eyes
In this activity, the children will make writing appear with water and crayons to show that even when we try to cover up our lies, God sees through it all.

fastq.com- Honesty Resources (Songs, Lessons, Activities, Games, Treats)

ed.gov/parents- Activities I -- Helping Your Child Become a Responsible Citizen

kidsource.com- Helping Your Child Learn Responsible Behavior with Activities for Children

familymanagement.com- Helping Your Child Learn Responsible Behavior with Activities for Children

education-world.com- Teaching Citizenship’s Five Themes
Activities from the editors of Weekly Reader can help develop K-6 students' understanding of the five citizenship themes---honesty, compassion, respect, responsibility, and courage.



Coloring

servicioskoninonia.org- Make Your Choice gif

sermons4kids.com- I will follow Jesus when I’m tempted to do wrong.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Do The Right Thing group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Dishonest Manager group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Do The Right Thing group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Dishonest Manager group activities (games)

valuesparenting.com- The Demonstration Game
The Consequence Game
The Honesty Under Pressure Award

The Catholic Toolbox- Liar, liar, pants on fire! (game)
Here is a fun game that helps children to recognize what lying is and how to resist it.



Movie

Introduce movie- What happens when you lie? How do you feel when you lie?

Veggie Tales: Larry Boy and The Fib From Outer Space (25 min.) and ask questions.

1. What was the first fib that Jr. told? He said that Laura broke the plate.
2. Who broke the plate? Jr.
3. What happened to Laura? She got into trouble.
4. What happened to the Fib? It got bigger and bigger because Jr. kept telling lies.
5. How was the lie stopped? Jr. told the truth that he broke the plate.
6. Does God want us to always tell the truth? Yes.



Puzzles

abcteach.com- Honesty word search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:10 Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:10 Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:10 Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16:1-13 Crossword

silk.net/RelEd/- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Luke 16: 1-2; 10-13 Fill in the Blanks

funtrivia.com- A Virtuous Quiz for Children

christianteens.about.com- Christian Teen Honesty Quiz: How Truthful are You?

teenadvice.about.com- Quiz: How honest are you? A quick and easy 20 question quiz to help you determine if you are as honest as you think you are.

cbsnews.com- The Honesty Quiz





Friday, August 16, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 9/15/13- Luke 15:1-32 or Luke 15:1-10








*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 15:1-32 or Luke 15:1-10



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com 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.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

kirkofkildaire.org- Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin lesson with art activity

sundayschoolsources.com- One Lost Coin and One Lost Sheep lesson with activities

dltk-bible.com- The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin lesson with crafts, puzzles, coloring, take home sheet, etc.

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, enrichment activities, quiz

mssscrafts.com- The Parable of the Lost Sheep with references for Illustrating the Story, Coloring Pages/Activity Sheets, Crafts, & Songs

sermons4kids.com- Wearing His Brand object lesson

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

daniellesplace.com- Parable of the Lost Coin, Lost Sheep, and Prodigal Son crafts and activities

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Carries the Lost Sheep Home on His Shoulders lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Lost Sheep lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples).

sermons4kids.com- Lost and Found Sheep enrichment activities

kidsclub4jesus.com- Prodigal Son lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples).

calvarycurriculum.com- The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) lesson #210 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes object lesson with coloring, puzzles, group activities, powerpoint presentation, worship bulletin, etc.

childrensermons.com- Bad Boy object lesson

mssscrafts.com- The Prodigal Son with references for Illustrating the Story, Coloring Pages/Activity Sheets, Crafts, & Songs

sundayschoollessons.com- A Father Welcomes a Lost Son lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- The Prodigal Son/Lost Son- 1st grade on up lesson plan consists of: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

textweek.com- Luke 15:1-32 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep

coloring.ws/parables- Parable of the Lost Lamb (2)

gardenofpraise.com- Parable of the Lost Coin

bibleclasscreations.blogspot.com- Parable of the Lost Coin

misslink.org- Luke 15:10

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Son Returns

coloring.ws/parables- Prodigal Son (4)

kidz-under-construction.com- 4 coloring sheets: The Prodigal Son Leaves Home, The Prodigal Son Feeds the Pigs, The Prodigal Son Returns to His Father, The Father Talks to the Older Brother



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found group activities (craft posted)

makingmusicprayingtwice.com- Agnus Dei – Lamb of God Washcloth

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.

kidscraft.weekly.com- Wild and Woolly Sheep

spoonful.com- Sheep Egg

spoonful.com- Sheep Note Holder

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

orientaltrading.com- Lamb of God Paper Plate Craft Kit

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).

The Lord is My Shepherd Magnet- A cute sheep magnet out of popsicle sticks. You can omit the other wooden pieces and mini chalkboard in this craft and just use cardboard or construction paper. (Hands On Crafts for Kids 20-Minute Crafts, page 30 & 31).

daniellesplace.com- Lost Sheep crafts

dltk-kids.com- Handprint Lamb Craft (a very cute craft of a sheep made from cotton and the child's handprint)

The Catholic Toolbox- Hand Lamb (scroll down for this)

Woolly Sheep Ornament- A cute simple sheep that can be made like in the book or made out of black construction paper, fiberfill, and white crayon to draw in the eyes. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).

bibleclasscreations.blogspot.com- Parable of the Lost Coin Craft

ehow.com- Coin Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Parable of the Lost Coin crafts

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes Group Activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: What did the son do when he ran out of money? (He hired himself out to one of the local citizens who sent him to his farm to tend the swine.)

daniellesplace.com- Prodigal Son crafts

dltk-bible.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet- with color or black and white template

enchantedlearning.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet- (scroll down for this)

Pink Plate Piggy Bank (Kathy Ross Crafts Colors by Kathy Ross, page 10 – 12)

spoonful.com- Recycled Piggy Bank

video.about.com- How To Make A Piggy Bank

Plastic Bottle Piggy Bank- The Everything Kids' Money Book by Diane Mayr, page 11



Games

Shoe Search- The Really big Book of Bible Games, page 87

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found group activities (games)

The Lost Sheep Hide and Seek- A great activity game to go with the Bible story. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 146 for game pieces and page 146 for directions).

The Lost Coin Hide and Seek Game- A great activity game to the Parable of the Lost Coin. Children will love hunting for their lost coin as you teach the simple truth about God and his love for us. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 146).

Son Search- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 88

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes Group Activities (games)

books.google.com- Lost and Found (The Parable of the Lost Son)- As they explore the story of the prodigal son, your kids will discover God loves each of us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 87).

The Prodigal Son Comes Home Game- A fun board game about the Prodigal Son. The object of the game is to get your markers to the banquet. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 95 - 106 for directions, game board markers, game board, and game cards).


Introduce game: Why did the son find it so demeaning and disgraceful to tend the swine? (Because it was the most menial and degrading of employment. Jews cannot eat pork and consider swine unclean.)

daniellesplace.com- Feed the Pigs & Pigs Snorting Game (scroll down to these and look under Activity)

ehow.com- How To Play The Card Game Pig- The card game Pig is tons of fun when a lot of people play. Keep your eye on everyone else's nose in this game so you don't make a pig of yourself. For added fun have the dealer call “oink” instead of “Go” and pass a card to your left.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Prodigal Son (file folder game)



Mini Books & One Page Printable Bible Stories

lambsongs.co.nz- The Lost Son Comes Home (mini book)
(scroll down to this)

lambsongs.co.nz- Prodigal-The Lost Son Comes Home (one page printable Bible story)
(scroll down to this)



Puzzles

biblewise.com- Lost Sheep (maze)

More 365 Activities for Kids- Lost Sheep puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. at September 29 – October 3.

More 365 Activities for Kids- Jesus told many stories. In this story a woman is searching for her lost coin. The artist has hidden several coins. How many can you find? September 23 page.

More 365 Activities for Kids- Parable of the Lost Son puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. at September 24 – 28.

misslink.org- Prodigal Son Maze

sermons4kids.com- Prodigal Son Dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Word Search

misslink.org- Prodigal Son Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Prodigal Son Word Search

joanyedwards.com- The Prodigal Son Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Prodigal Son Word Shape

dltk-bible.com- Prodigal Son anagrams, cross words, cryptogram, word mining sheets, word search

sermons4kids.com- Prodigal Son Decoder puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Decoder

dltk-bible.com- Lost Sheep/Lost Coin puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Crossword

silk.net/RelEd/- Lost Sheep & Coin Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Prodigal Son Crossword

silk.net/RelEd/- Luke 15:1-3; 11-32 Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- Prodigal Son Multiple Choice

misslink.org- Prodigal Son Multiple Choice



Worksheets

biblewise.com- Prodigal Son (Number the pictures in the correct order.)