Friday, April 21, 2017

Special Events for May

*This month’s special events are: Crowning of Mary and The Ascension of the Lord

Crowning of Mary

Crowning of Mary- During the Month of May -- a month both named for and dedicated to Mary -- Catholics have long honored her by placing a crown on her image. Here are some activities to help you celebrate the Crowning of Mary.

The Ascension of the Lord Jesus Leaves Earth
On this website, all Ascension activities are interactive and include an Ascension Song, word searches, and a memory puzzle. Students can read the simple Ascension story on this website and produce a short presentation for the class, explaining what happened during the Ascension of Jesus. Level: Grades 3-6

Ascension of the Lord- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

Birth of Jesus to Ascension Cards- Play Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards. The cards can also help students establish the content and order of the Matthew, Mark and Luke (synoptic) gospels. Example: Take the gospel of Mark since it's the shortest and ask the students to take the cards and put them in the order which Mark mentions them in his book.

*If you want to play Bible Timeline Card Game, make sure you print out the action cards and follow the directions.

Crafty Crafters: Mother’s Day Heart Picture Frame with Card

So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite craft you make for Mother’s Day?

Introduce craft: Who is the mother of Jesus? Who does your mother love? Mother’s Day is coming soon so we are going to make something special for her. Heart Picture Fame Craft

Make frame according to directions. To make into a magnet put a sticky magnet on back of heart frame. Show students how to make a simple envelope with the colored construction paper and staples. Students can decorate their envelope with crayons and magic markers and put their frame inside as a present for Mom. You can also use paper lunch bags to put present inside that the students decorate.

Introduce craft: What do we need to make to go with the gift that we are making for our Mom’s? (A card.) Click on Mother’s Day Four Fold Cards
Have students decorate lunch bag for their Mom. Print out cards and have students color and tape to their gift bags after they have put their gift inside.

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