Friday, December 26, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/25/15- Mark 1:14-20

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Mark 1:14-20

Activities Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc. Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities. Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families Resources on the Sunday Readings Fishermen Who Become Fishers of Men with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs. Following the Leader object lesson with coloring page Carrying the Message object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin Answering the Call object lesson with coloring page and puzzles Extra! Extra! Read All About It! object lesson with coloring page Jesus’ Disciples Catch Lots of Fish lesson Scroll down to Gospel (lesson) The Twelve Disciples lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, coloring pages, crafts, bulletin board, puzzle, recipe snack, songs, take home sheets, etc. Fishers of Men 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).

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

The Catholic Toolbox- First Grade on Up lesson with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Story Wheel, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc. Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Come Follow Me Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" Mark 1:17 Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" Mark 1:17 Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!"

Crafts Carrying the Message group activities (crafts)

Introduce craft- Who said, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men”? What does that mean? Fishers of Men crafts Lots of fish crafts listed Lots of fish crafts listed

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

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).

Games Carrying the Message group activities (games) Easy fishing toy to make and play Lots of fish games listed

Introduce game: Jesus knew his disciples very well. They were his friends. How well do you know your friends?

Who is knocking at my door?

Need: one chair

Directions: The students sit in their own seats while the one who is “It” sits in a chair in front of the room, with his back toward the other students. Someone is chosen by the teacher to go up and knock on the back of the chair or floor. When “It” hears the knocking he asks, "Who is knocking at my door?" The knocker answers in a disguised voice "It is I.” “It” has to guess who the knocker was. The knocker then becomes “It”.

Introduce game: Who are the apostles? What are their names? Simon Says Meets the Apostles

Disciples Memory Game

Preparation: Go to and print out 2 of the following cards on cardstock (just the pictures of the disciples). Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

21- John, James, Andrew, Peter

38- Thaddaeus, Philip, Bartholomew, James son of Alphaeus

42- Judas Iscariot, Matthew, Thomas, Simon the Zealot

Directions: : Cards are laid out in a grid face down, and players take turns flipping pairs of cards over. On each turn, the player will first turn one card over, then a second. If the two cards match, the player scores one point, the two cards are removed from the game, and the player gets another turn. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over.

The object is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player. (One point is scored for each matched pair, and the player with the highest score after all cards have been matched wins.) When cards are turned over, it is important to remember where they are for when the matching card is turned up later in the game.

Disciples Go Fish Game

Preparation: Print out Disciple Trading Cards (listed above) on card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Directions: Go Fish is best for 2-5 players with so few cards to play with. The dealer deals 4 cards to each player. The remaining cards (if any) are placed face down to form a stock. The player to dealer's left starts. A turn consists of asking a specific player for a specific card. For example, if it is my turn I might say: “Mary, do you have James?” The player who asks must already hold one of the requested cards. If the player who was asked (Mary) has the card (James in this case), she must give her card to the player who asked for it. That player then gets another turn and may again ask any player for any card already held by the asker. If the person asked does not have the card, they say “Go fish!” The asker must then draw the top card of the undealt stock. If the drawn card is the card asked for, the asker shows it and gets another turn. If the drawn card is not the card asked for, the asker keeps it, but the turn now passes to the next player. As soon as a player collects a pair of the same disciple, this must be shown and discarded face up. The game continues until either someone has no cards left in their hand or the stock runs out. The winner is the player who then has the most pairs.

Puzzles Dot to dot Maze Word Search Word Search Word Search Decoder Crossword Crossword Crossword (must be a typo on puzzle that should say: Mark 1:14-20)

Quiz Multiple Choice

Snack Make edible fish in the Sea of Galilee in a plastic clear cup.

Song The song teaches children the names of the twelve disciples. Sung to "Jesus Loves Me".

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