Friday, November 17, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 12/31/17- Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40

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Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40

Activities 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. Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families Resources on the Sunday Readings Simon and Anna Say Thank You with resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, and songs. Our God Is Faithful 100% object lesson A Promise Is A Promise object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin Simeon Praises God in the Temple lesson Simeon and Anna lesson #169 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. Baby Jesus Presented in the Temple lesson Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities? Children's Activities for the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Coloring Simeon and Anna Thank God Simeon Recognizes Jesus Simeon and Anna The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple Coloring Pages

Crafts A Promise Is A Promise group activities (crafts)

Holy Family crafts: If you have younger children, consider doing one of these crafts to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family: Holy Family scrapbook; Holy Family tree; Holy Family nativity set; Holy Family puppets. Family Trees Simple Nativity Crafts for Kids Feast of the Holy Family (crafts) Free Printable Christmas Nativity Children's School & Church Craft Project Printable Nativity Set

papergiftsforestefany- Nativity Crafts Printable Nativity Set
This nativity craft was originally designed to be printed, colored, and glued around toilet paper tubes to make the pieces stand up. Since then, many readers have discovered that it’s just as good to print the pieces on card stock, and then use tape or staples to make them into a cylinder. Nativity Puppet Theatre
To make and color with stage and background; free printable Popsicle Stick Nativity Puppets Printable Nativity Finger Puppets

Have children create their own candle crafts to celebrate the presentation of Jesus in the temple. The candles symbolize that Christ is the light of the world, just as Simeon had said.

Make candlemas Rolled Beeswax Candle Tutorial Homemade Beeswax Candles Candlemas in the Southern Hemisphere Candlemas Glowing Leaves
When you press flowers and leaves, they become thinner and light can shine through them. In this project, you simply decoupage pressed flowers and leaves to a votive cup and cover with tissue paper. Recycle Old Candles and Make Ice Candles Epson Salt Luminaries Stained Glass Candle Holder (scroll down to this) Stamped Glass Candleholders

Make a Rosary and do the Joyful Mysteries

1- The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord." (Luke 1:38)
2- The Visitation - Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:45)
3- The Birth of Jesus at Bethlehem (Luke 2:7)
4- The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22)
5- The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:49) Make A Giant Rosary With Kids Make A Rosary Book Make an edible rosary How to Make a Rosary with Kids
A simple rosary that kids can make using supplies found at any craft store. Celebrating the Month of Rosary
Rosary ideas and crafts link up Spiritual Medicine Craft

Making a Rosary- Rosary background and information. Excellent step-by-step directions to make a simple rosary. (Kids Explore America’s Catholic Heritage, page 159-161). Making a rosary using Seine Twine Mason Line, 6 gold pony beads, and a small piece of leather How to Make Knotted Cord Rosaries How To Make A Rosary for Kids How To Make A Pocket Rosary

Games A Promise Is A Promise group activities (games)

The Waiting Game- This icebreaker game will help your kids discover that God delivers on his promises even when waiting is part of his plan. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 157).

The Catholic Toolbox- Rosary Bingo: Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about the Rosary. The teacher asks one student at a time a question from the list. The student answers the question and the class looks for the word(s) on their bingo card. The first student who gets five in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins. You can play in teams or individually. (The teacher can give the students some hints to help them answer the questions correctly if needed.)

Puzzles Word Search Word Search Word Search Decoder Word Jumble Crossword Crossword Joyful Mysteries (crossword)

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