Friday, April 25, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 5/25/14- John 14:15-21








*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.




John 14:15-21



Resources

newadvent.org- Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit

everystudent.com- Who is the Holy Spirit?

ewtn.com- The Holy Spirit: Basic Doctrine, Reflections, Prayers, Church Documents, etc.

godonthe.net- The Holy Spirit

The Catholic Toolbox- The Holy Spirit



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- The Comforter object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

msssbible.com- The Early Church/The Holy Spirit with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

kidssundayschool.com- A Heart for Jesus
The Holy Spirit can reach our heart no matter how much we may have sinned.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- We Live Because Jesus Lives lesson

ucg.org- Teen Bible Discussion Guides
Religious Study: The Holy Spirit

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

The Catholic Toolbox- Holy Spirit Pre K – 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- Pentecost 1st Grade On Up lesson 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

first-school.ws- Dove coloring page and handwriting sheet

apples4theteacher.com- Peace Dove coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

sermons4kids.com- John 14:15-21



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Comforter group activities (crafts)

tenkidsandadog.blogspot.com- Pentecost Windsock

The Catholic Toolbox- Tongues of Fire Headband (a fun craft to remind children what flickered around the disciple’s heads, but did not burn them)

emmanuel.org- The Day of Pentecost Craft

dltk-bible.com- Dove Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Dove Peace Sunday School Craft (scroll down to Peace)

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove craft

Taking Flight- A bird that can be a dove that you make out of white paper and using the child's handprints. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 41).

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

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

spoonful.com- Whirly Bottles
Watch the wind take a spin through your backyard with a homemade whirligig.

daniellesplace.com- Wind Twirlers
An easy craft made out of fun foam (scroll down to this).



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Comforter group activities (games)

daniellesplace.com- Tongues of Fire Bible Verse Review Game and Wind and Fire Relay


Who Has The Fire?

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

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

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


books.google.com- Listen Up
This game will help kids remember to listen for the Holy Spirit. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 105).

kidssundayschool.com- Guided in Truth
Children have fun trying to duplicate a pattern of blocks hearing only verbal commands. The unseen Holy Spirit guides us in truth, if only we listen.

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

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

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



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

twopaths.com- Pentecost and the Early Church (word search)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Friday, April 18, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 5/18/14- John 14:1-12








*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.




John 14:1-12



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

sermons4kids.com- Finding the Way object lesson with coloring page, puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Through the Maze object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is The Way, The Truth, and The Life lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Children Sermon: Way, Truth, Life lesson with activities

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- John 14:6

sermons4kids.com- John 14:1-6

starpoempickjuly.blogspot.com- He is the living way. John 14:6



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Through the Maze group activities (crafts)

orientaltrading.com- Jesus is the only way to heaven. John 14:2-6

orientaltrading.com- I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

makingfriends.com- Faith Bracelet

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- Through the Maze group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Price Is Right
Children guess the price of several items and discover the real price for Heaven.

faithwriters.com- Way, Truth, Life Dice: A Super Bible School Activity for Memorizing John 14:6


Introduce game: Who said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” John 14:1 (Jesus)

Faith Basketball

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

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Faith. The first team that spells FAITH wins.



Handwriting

godsmostprecious.blogspot.com- John 14:6 manuscript handwriting sheet (scroll down to this)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks





Friday, April 11, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 5/11/14- John 10:1-10








*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.




John 10:1-10



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

sermons4kids.com- He Knows Your Name object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Steal the Sheep object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes

sermons4kids.com- The Master’s Voice object lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Knows His Own Sheep and We Know Him lesson

daniellesplace.com- The Good Shepherd Lesson with activities

catholicicing.com- Good Shepherd Learning Activity and Craft

fishersumc.org- The Good Shepherd Lesson Set

ministry-to-children.com- 3 Preschool Lessons

The Catholic Toolbox- The Good Shepherd Pre K – 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 Good Shepherd 1st Grade on Up lesson 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- The sheep follow because they know his voice.

sermons4kids.com- I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11 (NIV)

mormonshare.com- The Good Shepherd



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- He Knows Your Name group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Steal the Sheep group activities (crafts)

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).

sundayschoolcrafts.net- Easter Sheet Lunch Bag Craft

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).

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).



Games

sermons4kids.com- He Knows Your Name group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Steal the Sheep group activities (games)

kidssundayschool.com- The Good Shepherd and the Wolf (game)

daniellesplace.com- Scroll down to Activities 1. Play a Sheep Game
2. Play “Gathering Your Sheep” Balloon Game

vtaide.com- Find The Lost Sheep
Protect The Sheep
Feeding Relay
Know Your Sheep
Know Your Shepherd’s Voice

sugardoodle.net- Look under 4. Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Good Shepherd: Sheep Memory Game

The Catholic Toolbox- The Good Shepherd (file folder game)


Introduce game: What does a shepherd do? What happens if one lamb is missing?

What Lamb Is Missing?

Need: Nothing

Directions: Students sit in a group on the floor. One student is “It” and must turn around and hide their eyes. Another student is picked by the teacher and they go outside of the room. “It” then must guess what lamb is missing. Whoever was the lost lamb is now “It”.


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 piece and page 146 for directions).

Name Rhythm- This game will allow your students to share a unique thing about themselves with the group, as well as help students see that Jesus knows them each by name. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 221).



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind- Follow the Dots to see who the shepherd guards against.

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks





Friday, April 4, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 5/4/14- Luke 24:13-35








*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.




Luke 24:13-35



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.

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- We Want To See Jesus object lesson

sermons4kids.com- On the Road to Emmaus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Seeing Clearly object lesson with coloring, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Road to Emmaus lesson #240 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Walks With His Friends To Emmaus lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- On the Road to Emmaus

printablecolouringpages.co.uk- Several Emmaus coloring pages posted

printablecolouringpages.co.uk- Several Emmaus coloring pages posted

printablecolouringpages.co.uk- Several Emmaus coloring pages posted



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- On The Road To Emmaus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Seeing Clearly group activities (crafts)

amysfreeideas.com- On The Road To Emmaus Pop Up Scenes (scroll down to this)


Make a bookmark from 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

sermons4kids.com- On The Road To Emmaus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Seeing Clearly group activities (games)


Introduce game: Who did the two disciples not recognize? Jesus. Let’s see how well you can recognize someone.

Guess Who?

Materials: paper bag

Directions: Blindfold one student using a paper bag. Pick another student for the first student to guess who it is. The blindfolded student will try to find out who the person is by asking questions to figure out who they are. The unknown student answers the questions using a disguised voice. Once they have identified their fellow class member, that student can be blindfolded and have a turn.

Questions: Was it hard or easy to recognize the person from their voice?


Take a verse from today’s lesson Luke 24:13-35. Make paper footprints with the words of the verse on each footprint. Let the kids put them in order.

The Catholic Toolbox- Road to Emmaus Game



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- On the Road to Emmaus (maze)

sermons4kids.com- Road to Emmaus (word search)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

biblewise.com- Cleopas and a companion were walking on the road to Emmaus when Jesus joined them. They didn’t recognize him until he revealed himself after the evening meal. Then he disappeared. What was the men’s comments afterwards? The path of circles will lead you to the answer. Follow the correct path to the end and record all the letters in the spaced provided.

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks