Friday, March 29, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 4/28/13- John 13:31-33a, 34-35








*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.




John 13:31-33a, 34-35



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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

msssbible.com- The Greatest Commandment with Illustrating the Story, Coloring Pages/Activity Sheets, Crafts, and Songs

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Us All object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A New Commandment object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz

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

2teachingmommies.com- Memory Verse Helps (John 13:34)



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Everyone

sermons4kids.com- Love One Another As I Have Loved You

lds.org- I will love others.

churchhousecollection.com- Valentine Mice Coloring Pages (John 13:34)

blog.lifeway.com- God Is Love (coloring page)

makinglearningfun.com- Love One Another (color by number)

cookienut.blogspot.com- Love One Another (coloring page)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Us All group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A New Commandment group activities (crafts)

youngs.org/Karen- Love One Another sign that you can make out of anything.

dltk-bible.com- Love One Another bookmark

mssscrafts.com- Sharing/Helping Hands
This craft involves making a small booklet which will illustrate how we can share or help others. It can be adapted for both preschool or primary (elementary) aged children by changing expectations for the inside content.


Introduce craft: Who should we be kind to? Everyone. Let’s make a craft to remind us to “Love Others”. (Love Bug Lady Bug)

familycorner.com- Love Bug Lady Bug
Paint the paper plates or use red and white paper plates to make this craft. On the back of the lady bug where the wings open up write “Love Others”.

dltk-kids.com- Lady Bug Invite
Or make the lady bug with poster board or card stock.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Us All group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A New Commandment group activities (games)

"How to Love" Ball Toss- A fun game for all ages on how to show love to others (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 120).

scribd.com- Love One Another Game (look under GAME)


Introduce game- How are we to treat others?

“Win or Lose by How You Choose” by Judge Judy Sheindlin

Directions- Divide the class into teams and do questions out of “Win or Lose by How You Choose!”


sundayschoolresources.com- What Do I Do?
The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have.

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game (scroll down to this)
Children identify Random Acts of Kindness as they move around the board.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Golden Rule File Folder Game
This game helps promote why someone would use proper manners and etiquette in our daily lives.

The Catholic Toolbox- WWJD? (file folder game)
Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.

The Catholic Toolbox- Moral Dilemmas Card Game (scroll down to this) Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do? Here is a game that has students try to solve their problems the best way.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot

kidssundayschool.com- Love Is (word search puzzle)

wordsearchfun.com- Love One Another (word search)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Friday, March 22, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 4/21/13- John 10:27-30








*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.




John 10:27-30



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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

sermons4kids.com- In the Palm of His Hand object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Three In One object lesson

sermons4kids.com- Safe In His Hands object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

childrensermons.com- In God’s Hand object lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- I will follow Jesus our leader.

sermons4kids.com- I want to follow Jesus. He is God’s Son.

sermons4kids.com- John 10:27-28

sundayschoolkids.com- I am a little Christian.

mscperu.org- John 10:27-30 clip art to color.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- In The Palm of His Hand group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Safe In His Hands group activities (crafts)

Following Jesus With Both Feet- A reminder that no matter where we go, Jesus is always with us. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 103).

mumx6.xanga.com- Following Jesus Flip Flops (find flip flops at the dollar store)

ehow.com- Footsteps Following Jesus- Trace both of your feet a few times on felt and cut them out. Cut a cross out of a different color of felt. Glue the felt on one end of a large piece of felt and then glue your footprints so that it looks like you are walking toward the cross. Write in fabric paint across the top of your banner, "I'm following Jesus."

"Follow Jesus Every Day" Calendar- You will need a sheet of card for each child, glue, a small calendar, available from stationery shops for each one, some photos cut out of old magazines and/or colored pens, stickers, glitter glue etc. Either photocopy the words "Follow Jesus every day." on to the cards, or on to paper to be cut out and glue it on to the cards, or let the children write it. Stick the calendars at the bottom, make a hole at the top to hang it up. Illustrate with pictures and/or decorative borders, glitter etc. according to age and/or time available. These calendars can be used to remind people to follow Jesus every day - and to pray for people who face problems every day because they are following Jesus.

confessionsofahomeschooler.blogspot.com- Stained Glass Jesus Craft

I’m Following Jesus T-shirt craft- Have students bring in a t-shirt (or this can be made on a piece of poster board). Place a piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt to keep the paint from spreading. Put paint on the bottom of the student’s feet and have them stand on the t-shirt. Students then dip their feet into a bucket with water in it to wash off paint. Dry feet with towel. Write on t-shirt “I’m Following Jesus”



Games

sermons4kids.com- In The Palm of His Hand group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Safe In His Hands group activities (games)

Follow the Leader- Have a student be Jesus and let the students play follow the leader.

Feet Followers- Trace feet and cut out. Let children place their own feet cutouts in a designated area. After all the feet have been put down, children can try to FOLLOW THE FEET and will enjoy the weaving back and forth to find another foot to follow. Have children sit down at the end of the feet, and tell the story today about following JESUS.

Follow Me- The leader does one move (example: claps their hand, snaps their fingers, etc.) and the group then does it. Then the leader does the first move and then a new one. The group then repeats what the leader did in the proper order. Each time the leader adds a new move to the sequence and the group must repeat what the leader did in the correct order.

books.google.com- Following Jesus (Disciples Follow Jesus) This game will help children understand that their actions can let others know they are followers of Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 75).


Introduce game: If you follow Jesus, you must believe in Him and do what He asks.

The Catholic Toolbox- WWJD (scroll down to this)
Jesus wants us to do the right thing. Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Missing Letters

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Saturday, March 16, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 4/14/13- John 21:1-19








*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.




John 21:1-19



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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

sermons4kids.com- Love In Any Language object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Helps Catch Fish lesson #242 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Restores Peter lesson #243 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- The Disciples Return to Fishing lesson

childrensermons.com- Casting a Net object lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Peter Restored 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).

misslink.org- The Big Catch lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- Breakfast By The Lake lesson for 1st Grade on Up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- John 21:5-6

sermons4kids.com- John 20:15-17



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Love In Any Language group activities (crafts)

American Sign Language I Love You craft- A fun craft that all ages can do.

aokcorral.com- Easy Fishing Toy Set (craft to make). Children make a fish then play like they are going fishing.

crafts.kaboose.com- Gone Fishing (an easy craft and game for going fishing)

mssscrafts.com- lots of fish crafts listed

daniellesplace.com- Scroll down to Fish Crafts

dltk-kids.com- Triangle Fish Paper Craft

enchantedlearning.com- Simple sailboat craft

pitara.com- Forever Floating (make a small boat)

mssscrafts.com- Paper Fish Craft

activitiesforkids.com- Ocean in a Bottle
Make a small boat and fish from plastic (old margarine/butter container) to illustrate this story.

dltk-kids.com- Halves Boat Craft

dltk-bible.com- Origami Boat

marcywrites.com- Soap Boat

spoonful.com- Seashell Sailboat

Breakfast at the Lake (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 59 & 60

Magic Fish-in-the-Ocean Puppet- A cute craft that the fish actually swims and comes to the surface. (Crafts From Your Favorite Fairy Tales by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).

Japanese Wind Sock- (Create a unique "kite") the traditional Japanese carp windsock. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 178 & 179).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Love In Any Language group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach group activities (crafts)


Introduce game: How long did the disciples fish? (All night.)

daniellesplace.com- Fish Games (scroll down to Fish Games under Fishers of Men)

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Fish Relay

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Fisherman’s Relay

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Don’t Break the Rod

Flying Fish Relay- (Players frantically fan their fish across the room into a plate.) A paper plate is positioned across the room. Players lay their fish on the floor and when they are told to “GO!” they fan their fish with a magazine across the room into the plate. The first player to get their fish on the plate is the winner. If it is a team relay race, the first team with all the player’s fish on their plate is the winner.

The Catholic Toolbox- Disciples Memory Game or Go Fish Game
A fun way to review the names of the disciples. Remove the Judas cards and play one of these games
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*You can also play Old Maid using these cards. Have Judas be the “Old Maid” card. Show the children the “Judas” card and put in the middle of the table for all to see. Put the other Judas card in the deck and shuffle the cards.

The Catholic Toolbox- Breakfast By The Lake (file folder game) In this game players must answer correctly questions about the Bible story to receive a fish to put on their plate. Be careful not to eat all your fish and have to put all of your fish back. The player that reaches FINISH with the most fish on their plate wins.



Puzzles

A Special Breakfast- Peter and his friends’ net was empty. Then Jesus came along and helped them catch lots of fish. Draw some fish in this empty net. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 85).

Feed My Sheep- Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love Me?” three times. Find three sheep, three fish, three loaves of bread and three number 3s hidden in the picture. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 86).

More 365 Activities for Kids (do the Breakfast by the Lake puzzle, spot the difference on November 27).

abcteach.com- Fish dot-to-dot (to 5)

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot (John 21:5-6)

kidscrafy.com- Fisherman (maze) Help the fisherman find his worm through all the fish.

abcteach.com- Fish (maze)

abcteach.com- Trace and Color Fish

misslink.org- The Big Catch (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Cast Your Net (John 21:1-19) Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Spiral

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Cast Your Net (John 21:1-19) Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pope Francis Activities For Kids





We have a new Pope! Here are some activities for kids about Pope Francis that they can do so they can learn more about him.


Activities & Information

usccb.org- Pope Francis Biography Graphic

parents.com- Learning About The New Catholic Pope
Printable worksheets to hit the highlights about the new Pope… what the pope does, where the new pope is from and where he’ll live now. We’ll talk a little bit about how many Catholics there are worldwide as well as a bit about the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.

loyolapress.com- Meet Pope Francis I
Information and activities about Pope Francis I

itsonmytodolist.wordpress.com- Make Your Own Pope Francis Prayer Cards

activityvillage.co.uk- Pope Francis Printables (coloring pages, learn to draw Pope Francis, handwriting, writing page, worksheets, etc.)

saints365.blogspot.com- free downloadable crossword puzzle with lots of fun facts about Pope Francis



Coloring

activityvillage.co.uk- Several to choose from

paperdali.blospot.com- Pope Francis Coloring Page: Habemus Papem!

catholicplayground.com- Habemus Papem! A coloring page for Pope Francis I

sjtb.org- In Honor of Pope Francis (coloring page)

infovisual.info- Pope Vestments (coloring page)



Crafts

catholicicing.com- Pope Francis Craft for Kids (puppet)

catholicicing.com- Pope Francis Craft For Catholic Kids- Free To Print!

catholicicing.com- Make a Zucchetto

catholicicing.com- Pope John Paul II Mitre Craft for Catholic Kids (several kinds to choose from)

catholicmissionaryfamily.com- Paper Bishop Miter or "Pope Hat"

catholicinspired.com- God Bless Our Pope Hats/Mitres (scroll down for this)



Lessons

thereligionteacher.com- Habemus Papam! Pope Francis Lesson Plan

thereligionteacher.com- Nine Activities and Lesson Ideas to Teach about Pope Francis’s Visit to the United States



Puzzles/Worksheets

saints365.blogspot.com- free downloadable crossword puzzle

activityvillage.co.uk- Several to choose from

msjproch.files.wordpress.com- Pope Francis Worksheet

reallifeathome.com- 28 Page Pope Francis Printables and Worksheets Packet

paperdali.blogspot.com- Pope Francis Visits the United States (coloring/worksheet)



Other

Pope (information and activities)



If you see any activities about Pope Francis for kids, please let me know so I can add it to the list.





Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Electing A Pope Activities from pflaum.com





Who gets to vote? Where will they vote? How will we know when it’s done? The five fact sheets below provide answers to these and other questions students ask. Use them as handouts for older students, or as background information if you’re working with younger children. 3 Reproducible activities with answers, for primary and intermediate grades, focus on the symbols and work of the papacy.


pflaum.com- Electing A Pope





Worksheet/Puzzle/Quiz Makers





Need to make a worksheet for your students? Well, here are a few of my favorite worksheet generators/makers that are online that are free and easy to use that you might like:


discoveryeducation.com- Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, double puzzles, fallen phrases, math squares, mazes, letter tiles, cryptograms, number blocks, and hidden message.

worksheets.theteacherscorner.net- Make your own worksheets: word search, telling time worksheets, brain teasers, money worksheets, crossword puzzle, Sudoku, calendar maker, word scrambles, match up worksheets, maze maker, math worksheets, fill in the blank, graphs, etc.

esl-kids.com- ESL-Kids' Worksheet Generator that can make: writing practice sheet, text only flash cards, tracing worksheet, multiple choice worksheets, rock paper scissors game, dice game, die template, spelling quiz, bingo sheets, slam sheet, drawing sheet, board game, word search, unscramble sheet, spinner, etc.

schoolexpress.com- Create your own worksheets: spelling, alphabetizing, missing letter, word shape, quiz, word search, word unscrambles, make a sentence, awards, word walls

toolsforeducators.com- Make worksheets for: word search, dice maker, printable board games, crossword puzzles, bingo boards, crisscross bingo boards, maze, domino maker, spelling worksheet, reading sheet, writing, spelling, and tracing worksheets, certificates, handout creator, listening test worksheet, word bank worksheet, spaghetti word string worksheet, etc.



Friday, March 1, 2013

Electing A Pope Matching Worksheet



This worksheet 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.




Electing A Pope Matching Worksheet- Write the letter of the correct match next to the answer.