Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 12/30/18- Luke 2:41-52

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Luke 2:41-52


catholicmom.com- Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- 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.

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Losing Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- In My Father’s House object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Boy Jesus Visits the Temple #172 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Lost in Jerusalem lesson

childrensermons.com- Home Alone object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Jesus and Me: How does a child's life today compare to when Jesus was born? An activity to help kids relate to Jesus.

jesuswalk.com- The Boy Jesus in the Temple lesson with questions.

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus’ Childhood lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus in the Temple lesson plan which consists of Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

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


sermons4kids.com- Jesus in the Temple coloring page

christiananswers.net- Twelve year old Jesus in the temple

lambsongs.co.nz- Jesus Gets Lost Bible coloring minibook or one page Bible story to color (scroll down to these)

Crafts & Games

Young Jesus in the Temple (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 37 & 38.

sermons4kids.com- Losing Jesus group activities (crafts & games)

sermons4kids.com- In My Father’s House group activities (crafts & games)

sermons4kids.com- Left Behind group activities (crafts & games)

Games that Jesus might have played with as a boy: (students can make these for crafts)

auntannie.com- Games To Make

pbs.org- Ball Drop Game

crayola.com- Catch the Ball Game

Ring and Pin- Make a handheld "ring toss" toy. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 98).

buggyandbuddy.com- Balance the Popsicle Sticks

artistshelpingchildren.org- Cup Catching Game
You can also make this with just a paper/plastic cup instead or a laundry scoop. Use a paper hole punch and make a hole in the cup near the rim to tie the string to.

Change Charades (Jesus Grows Up)- This game will help your kids identify positive behaviors that will help them grow up just like Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 70 & 71).

You can change this game to: Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, Neighbor and have the children tell you how you can be a good ______ (Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, or Neighbor). Call students one at a time to stand behind a chair and to toss a beanbag. Other students wait in their seats until you call them for their turn.

Or write the above on the chalk board and have the students throw a suction cup toy at it. Wherever it lands, they must tell you how you can be a good ______ (Brother/Sister, Son/Daughter, Friend, or Neighbor).

Introduce game: When Jesus was twelve years old, he went to Jerusalem with his parents. The journey took four days and when they arrived the great city was crowded with visitors. Jesus saw many things in Jerusalem and was amazed at what he saw.

What did Jesus see in Jerusalem?

This is a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by saying, "Jesus went to Jerusalem and he saw many things. He saw a ..........." He can say anything he likes, for example an orange, a pair of shoes, a camel, or a pet dog. The next player in line begins the same way but adds a second object after repeating the first. The third player also begins, “Jesus went to Jerusalem and he saw many things. He saw a ..........." He must repeat the first two objects and then add a third. So it goes on, but if a player can’t repeat or mixes up the order of the objects then he is out.

If you haven't got many players, the same children can keep adding more items. The game continues until one player remains or until time is up. Some lists get very long and are remembered for years by the players. A variation is to decide that the objects chosen must start with the letters of the alphabet in order, for example "apple, bat, cake...zebra." This makes it a little easier to remember. (You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play).

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus As A Boy Game (scroll down to Games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus in the Temple (file folder game)- The objective of the game is to be the first to find Jesus in the temple.


Jesus Loves God’s House- Jerusalem was very crowded. The temple was crowded with the teachers of the Law. Can you find young Jesus? (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 18).

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sites.google.com- Jesus as a Boy. Color all the spaces below that have a dot in them to see where they found him. Also on the page: Read Luke 2:46 and fill in the blanks to see what he was doing when they found him. Solution to this puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

Jesus as a Boy- To find out what Jesus was like at your age, match the letter blocks with the blocks of boxes in the puzzle below. Then fill in the letters. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 39).

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Spiral

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword


sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

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