Friday, November 29, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 12/29/13- Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23



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- Escape to Egypt with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs

sermons4kids.com- Herod the Grinch object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Angels Watching Over Me object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Escape to Egypt lesson #171 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets

sundayschoollessons.com- Joseph Takes Mary and Jesus to Safety in Egypt lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Escape to Egypt 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

holyspiritinteractive.net- Jesus: Fleeing to Egypt

applesaucekids.com- Jesus, Mary, and Joseph's escape to Egypt

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 2:13



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Herod the Grinch group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Angels Watching Over Me group activities (crafts)

Angel- A cute craft of an angel that is made from using the child's handprints. (From The Hands Of A Child by Anthony Flores, page 25).

Doily Angel- A pretty angel made out of a paper doily. (The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts by Judy Ann Sadler, page 78 & 79).

books.google.com- Jacob’s Ladder
Just make the angel that is in this craft using cupcake liners and construction paper. You can also make the angel into a magnet by putting sticky-backed magnets on the back of the angel. (Crafts from Your Favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 16 & 17). *To make it easier for young children just have them fold one white cupcake liner in half to make the wings and attach.

mssscrafts.com- Tons of angel crafts listed

daniellesplace.com- Donkey Puppet



Games

sermons4kids.com- Herod the Grinch group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Angels Watching Over Me group activities (games)



Puzzles

The Flight to Egypt- Flip the page maze to help Joseph and his family travel to Egypt. (WA-A-AY Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I Sanders, page 37 & 38).

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Holy Family Leaves for Egypt (crossword)



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks




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





Friday, November 22, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 12/22/13- Matthew 1:18-24








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 1:18-24



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- Jesus is Coming to Town object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Born, and Our Wonderful Story Begins lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 1:23

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 1:21 & Matthew 1:23

makingfriends.com- Mary and baby Jesus

makingfriends.com- Mary and baby Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming To Town group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? group activities (crafts)


Nativity Craft- Print out Christmas Nativity and stable background for students. Have students color Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and the lamb and cut out. Glue characters on stable background.

billybear4kids.com- Christmas Nativity
Scroll down to Christmas Nativity (Paper Doll Cut Outs)

mssscrafts.com- Stable background



fcpeace.com- Paper Bag Manger Scene Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 49 – 52

catholicicing.blogspot.com- DIY Printable Nativity for Kids by catholicicing.blogspot.com
Complete directions and printable templates

Birth of Jesus Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dial to retell the Birth of Jesus story they learned over and over again. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 37, 38, 39, 40, and 44)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming To Town group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? group activities (games)



Puzzles

Joseph Cares for Mary- In the space draw a picture of what the angel told Joseph in his dream. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 10)

domestic-church.com- Connect the dots

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword




Friday, November 15, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 12/15/13- Matthew 11:2-11








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 11:2-11



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- The Gos-Pill of Jesus Christ object lesson

sermons4kids.com- The Gifts That Jesus Bring object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Even from Prison, John the Baptist Prepares the Way for Jesus lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy

sermons4kids.com- Thank you, God, for Jesus.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Gifts That Jesus Brings group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Gift That Jesus Brings group activities (games)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Friday, November 8, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 12/8/13- Matthew 3:1-12








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 3:1-12



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- John the Baptist with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

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

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

word-sunday.com- Kim Prepares For A Race (scroll down to Gospel)

sundayschoollessons.com- John the Baptist Speaks Out lesson

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



Coloring

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

sermons4kids.com- Candle of peace

sermons4kids.com- John the Baptist



Crafts

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

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



Games

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

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

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



Puzzles

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

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

sermons4kids.com- 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

4catholicedcators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





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, November 1, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 12/1/13- Matthew 24:37-44








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 24:37-44



Activities

catholicmom.com- 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- Be Prepared object lesson with group activities, Advent calendar, puzzles, worship bulletin

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

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

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Mathew 24:44

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Hope

sermons4kids.com- Nativity Advent Calendar



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared group activities (crafts)

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

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared group activities (games)

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

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



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks