Saturday, February 3, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 5/6/18- John 15:9-17

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John 15:9-17

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 The Greatest Commandment with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs. As I Have Loved You object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin Love One Another object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin A Heart Full of Joy object lesson with group activities page, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin A Basket of Summer Fruit lesson Jesus Calls His Friends “Just as I have Loved You” Sunday School Lesson from John 15:9-17 Random Acts of Kindness Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities? Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Love one another as I have loved you. As the Father hath loved me, so I have loved you. (John 15a) Love one another. John 15:17

Crafts Love One Another group activities (crafts) As I Have Loved You group activities (crafts) Heart Full of Joy group activities (crafts) Beginner Memory Verse craft John 15:12 Easy John 15: 17 verse craft Memory Verse craft John 15:14 John 15:13 mobile
Introduce craft: Who should we be kind to? Everyone. Let’s make a craft to remind us to “Love Others” Love Bug Lady Bug
Paint the paper plates or use red and white paper plates to make this craft. On the back of the lady bug where the wings open up write “Love Others”. Or make the lady bug with poster board or card stock. On the back of the lady bug where the wings open up write “Love Others”.

Introduce craft: How can we help others? Here is a craft to help to remind us to help others. Sharing Hands craft Paper Chain of Kindness

Love Notes- Cute magnet craft to put on your refrigerator to leave loving messages to the people in your family. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, pages 54 & 55).

Loving others demands respect, consideration, cooperation, care, etc. Love is about giving. Fill these chore charts out or have the students come up with their own chores to do and color. These can be given to parents or friends/family etc. to show they are serious about their respect for them, care, etc. They are to bring the chore charts back signed next week and receive a small gift as a reward for their good deeds. Editable Chore Charts Custom Chore Chart Look on the right sidebar to choose the age appropriate chore chart to print out. Dozens of free printable chore charts, behavior charts and reward charts you can download and print for free.

Games Love One Another group activities (games) As I Have Loved You group activities (games) Heart Full of Joy group activities (crafts)

Introduce game: How does Jesus want us to behave? Discuss. Well, here are some questions and let’s see how well you can.

Win or Lose by How You Choose

Need: Book- “Win or Lose by How You Choose” by Judge Judy Sheindlin

Directions- Divide the class into teams and do questions out of “Win or Lose by How You Choose!” What Do I Do? (look under Bible Story Activities)
The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have.

"How to Love" Ball Toss- A fun game for all ages on how to show love to others. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 120).

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Back Talk Game (Honor Your Father & Mother)
Gospel John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. (One of the ways you show that you love God is to obey your parents and honor them with respect.)


Veggie Tales: Accepting and Helping- Are You My Neighbor?

The Story of Flibber-o-loo or The Tale of Two Cities (15 min.) and ask questions:

1. What does loving your neighbor really mean? Help others whenever they need help even when you don’t feel like it.
2. Why wouldn’t the mayor and the doctor stop and help Larry? They said that they were too busy.
3. What should the mayor and doctor do? Help Larry.
4. Who helped Larry? A fellow from the other town.
5. Should we help people in need? Yes.
6. How can we help others?

The Gourds Must Be Crazy (14 min.) and ask questions:

1. Why wouldn’t Jr. invite Fernando to his party? Because he was different.
2. What did Jr. learn about people that are different? Being different can be good. It’s the inside that counts.
3. Should we make fun of people who are different? No.
4. How should we treat others? We should treat everyone how you would like to be treated.

Puzzles Word Search Word Search Word Search Word Search Decoder Decoder Jumble Crossword Crossword Crossword Crossword


Introduce snack- How can we say “I love you” to others? Have the children bake cookies and give to someone they love. Chocolate Dipped Heart Cookies Sweetheart Cookie Bouquet Thumbprint Sugar Cookies

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