Sunday, November 10, 2019

Christian Thanksgiving Ideas & Activities






Lessons & Activities

catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- It Is Right and Just: A Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

thereligionteacher.com- Catholic Thanksgiving Day Lesson Plans on the Eucharist as Thanksgiving

apples4theteacher.com- Thanksgiving Story

ministry-to-children.com- Thanksgiving Crafts & Bible Activities for Kids

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Bible Printables & Crafts

christiancrafters.com- T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L lesson and game

ministry-to-children.com- Thanksgiving Ideas for Children’s Ministry (links to those materials so you can put together a special Bible lesson, craft, or activity for you children’s ministry)

hem-of-his-garment-bible-study.org- Preschool Christian Thanksgiving Bible lesson

childrensministry.com- Thanksgiving object lesson that uses candy corn to teach how the Pilgrim's began placing 5 kernels of corn on their plates each Thanksgiving to remind them of God's provision.

creativeyouthideas.com- The story of the ten lepers from Luke 17 is often used to teach Bible study lessons on being thankful.

mintools.com- Lots of Thanksgiving ministry resources. Just click on the various tabs. Activities, coloring, lessons, plays, etc.

christiancrafters.com- Thanksgiving Day Devotional & Quirky Turkey Treat

christianity.about.com- 10 Creative Ways to Give Thanks on Thanksgiving Day

kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com- I Thank You God for Everything Book (book you make with your child)

dltk-bible.com- Thank you for the World so Sweet (song/poster coloring page)

littlehouseliving.com- The Thankful Thanksgiving Jar

jellybeanjunkyard.wordpress.com- Give Thanks Gratitude Board

myhomeschoolingjournal.blogspot.com- Service Project - Count Your Blessings

confessionsofanover-workedmom.com- How to Make a Gratitude Journal from a Paper Lunch Bag

blessedbeyondadoubt.com- Cultivating Thankful Hearts: A FREE Unity Study

ouroutofsynclife.blogspot.com- Gratitude Rolls
If your kids love fortune cookies, they will love this idea that bakes the thankfulness right in. These make for a yummy treat on the dinner table and an excellent conversation starter, all rolled into one.

The Catholic Toolbox- Pre K - K lesson plan Thank you God: The Ten Lepers (lesson plan consists of: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.)



Coloring

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Give Thanks To The Lord Coloring Page, Thank you Jesus for . . . Coloring Page, I Will Give Thanks To Thee Coloring Page, Thank you God for . . . Coloring Page, etc. (scroll down for these)

alicethechalice.org- I am Thankful for . . . (coloring sheet)

embellishgoods.blogspot.com- I am thankful for . . . (placemat you can color)

reallifeathome.com- Thanksgiving Activity Page or Placemat Free Printable

printables.atozteacherstuff.com- Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

teacherspayteachers.com- Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet (CHRISTIAN)

junepfaffdaley.blogspot.com- I’m Thankful for . . . (coloring sheet)



Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities for Kids

whatchristianswanttoknow.com- 5 Thanksgiving Bible Craft Ideas

themoffatgirls.com- I am Thankful Craft (scroll down almost to the bottom for this craft)

craftsbyamanda.com- Thanksgiving Luminary Vase

catholicicing.com- Give Thanks Banner- A DIY Bunting for Thanksgiving
The basic idea is that you spell out “Give Thanks” using things found in nature.

raisingarrows.net- Blessing Tree

littlehouseliving.com- The Thankful Thanksgiving Jar

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Prayer Mini Book (scroll down to this)
This is a printable minibook called "Thank You God" and each page has something to remember to thank the Lord for. There are prewritten versions for children to read or Blank versions are available so that you can write in your own things to be thankful for, or in your own language.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- I am Thankful Craft: Pumpkin Pocket (scroll down to this craft)

reallifeathome.com- Building Memories with a Thanksgiving Tablecloth Project




Pumpkin Pie Spinner- This pumpkin pie may look good enough to eat, but it's actually an interactive spinner that reveals things your child is thankful for.



Games

ehow.com- Thanksgiving Christian Games

creativebiblestudy.com- Thanksgiving Games

christianitycove.com- “Scattergories” Thanksgiving Bible Game



Thank you God Game

This is a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by saying, "Thank you God for . . ." 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, "Thank you God for . . ." 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).


Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Word Search)

nierocks.areavoices.com- Giving Thanks (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thankfulness (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thanksgiving (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thanksgiving (Word Search)

wordmint.com- Being Thankful (Word Search)

openthoumineeyes.com- Things I Would Miss If God Didn't Give Them to Me

biblewise.com- Gratitude (Break the Code)

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Crossword)

setonmagazine.com- Psalms of Thanksgiving (Crossword)



Worksheets

ouroutofsynclife.com- Thanksgiving Activity Workbook (preschool)

3dinosaurs.com- 30 Days of Giving Thanks with Free Printable

twistynoodle.com- I am thankful for … (handwriting & coloring sheet)

thehousewifemodern.com- Free Printable “Thankful For” Worksheets

scholastic.com- Minibook: I am Thankful (Inspire your children to write about what they're thankful for with this printable minibook)

theteachersguide.com- I am Thankful For (large print worksheet)

theteachersguide.com- I am Thankful For (medium print worksheet)

theteachersguide.com- I am Thankful For (lined paper worksheet)

teacherspayteacher.com- I Am Thankful FREE Writing About Gratitude

writtenreality.com- Thankful ABCs Printable (it’s a free printable to share thankfulness, beginning with the letter a and working our way through the alphabet–all the way to z)

en.islcollective.com- I am Thankful Booklet (title page and one page to use for interior pages that can be copied as many times as you wish)

jessicalynette.com- Thanksgiving Worksheets for Kids

growinghandsonkids.com- I am Thankful For Writing Activity Printable (for Pre-K through 3rd Grade)



Friday, November 8, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 12/29/19- Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 (The Escape to Egypt, The Return from Egypt)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23



Activities

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- Herod the Grinch object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Angels Watching Over Me object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Escape to Egypt lesson #171 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets

sundayschoollessons.com- Joseph Takes Mary and Jesus to Safety in Egypt lesson

ministry-to-children.com- “Joseph – Jesus’ Earthly Father” Bible Story Teaching Skit

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

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



Coloring

applesaucekids.com- Jesus, Mary, and Joseph's escape to Egypt

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 2:13

supercoloring.com- Mary and Joseph Flight Into Egypt coloring page

bible-printables.com- Flight Into Egypt

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 2:13-15 (page 9)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Herod the Grinch group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Angels Watching Over Me group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: Who told Joseph "Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you.”? An angel.

crayola.com- Stand Up Angel

krokotak.com- Paper Angels

sundayschoolkids.com- Christmas Angel 3D Stand Up

iheartcraftythings.com- Beautiful Christmas Angel Craft for Kids

daniellesplace.com- Paper Plate Ornament Craft (scroll down to this)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Herod the Grinch group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Angels Watching Over Me group activities (games)



Puzzles

The Flight to Egypt- Flip the page maze to help Joseph and his family travel to Egypt. (WA-A-AY Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I Sanders, page 37 & 38).

sermons4kids.com- Maze

dawsonchurch.org- Maze (page 3)

biblewise.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Holy Family Leaves for Egypt (crossword)



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks


Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 Worksheet



Gospel for the Mass: 12/22/19- Matthew 1:18-24 (The Birth of Jesus Christ)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 1:18-24



Activities

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- Jesus is Coming to Town object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Born, and Our Wonderful Story Begins lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: God Sends an Angel to Visit Joseph (Matthew 1:18-25)

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 1:23

coloring.ws- Matthew 1:21 & Matthew 1:23

gyerekbiblia.weebly.com- An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream.

supercoloring.com- An Angel of the Lord Appeared to Joseph in a Dream coloring page

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 1:18-24 (page 5)

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming To Town group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: Who told Joseph that Mary will bear a son and that Joseph was to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins? An angel.

books.google.com- Jacob’s Ladder
Just make the angel that is in this craft using cupcake liners and construction paper. You can also make the angel into a magnet by putting sticky-backed magnets on the back of the angel. (Crafts from Your Favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 16 & 17).

Christmas Angel- A cute craft of an angel that is made from using the child's handprints. (From The Hands Of A Child by Anthony Flores, page 25).

frugalupstate.com- Easy Children’s Christmas Craft: Paperclip Angels

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Angel crafts with directions (page 5 – 7)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming To Town group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? group activities (games)



Puzzles

Joseph Cares for Mary- In the space draw a picture of what the angel told Joseph in his dream. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 10)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Match (What’s In A Name? Acrostic)

sermons4kids.com- Memory Verse Dot-To-Dot
Instructions: Connect the dots at the beginning of each word so that when they are all connected you can follow the line to recite this favorite Bible verse. sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword


Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 1:18-24 Worksheet



Gospel for the Mass: 12/15/19- Matthew 11:2-11 (The Messengers from John the Baptist)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 11:2-11



Activities

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- The Gos-Pill of Jesus Christ object lesson with coloring page and puzzles

sermons4kids.com- The Gifts That Jesus Bring object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Even from Prison, John the Baptist Prepares the Way for Jesus lesson

word-sunday.com- Beauty In The Desert And In Prison (scroll down to Gospel)

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy

sermons4kids.com- Thank you, God, for Jesus.

mscperu.org- Matthew 11:2-11 clipart

servicioskoinonia.org- Matthew 11:2-11 clipart

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 11:2-11 (page 4)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Gifts That Jesus Brings group activities (crafts)




Make a bookmark of your favorite verse from today’s Gospel.

Bookmarks

Make a bookmark of your favorite verse from today’s lesson.

dltk-cards.com- Make your own bookmark from your favorite passage from today’s lesson.

creativity-portal.com- Blank bookmark templates. Three 2” x 8” blank rectangle bookmarks to download and print. Trim for smaller bookmark size. Use for collage, mixed media, and other bookmark making fun.

orientaltrading.com- Fabulous Foam Lacing Bookmarks

handmadecharlotte.com- Back to School Lacing Bookmarks Craft

meaningfulmamma.com- Bible Bookmark Craft

freekidscraft.com- Several different kinds of bookmarks to make

activitiesforkids.com- Make your own bookmarks and print them out.



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Gift That Jesus Brings group activities (games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Play memorization games to learn prayers or scriptures.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks



Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 11:2-11 Worksheet



Thursday, October 31, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 12/8/19- Matthew 3:1-12 (The Preaching of John the Baptist)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 3:1-12



Activities

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- A Voice In The Wilderness object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Ready for the Christ of Christmas object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

word-sunday.com- Kim Prepares For A Race (scroll down to Gospel)

sundayschoollessons.com- John the Baptist Speaks Out lesson

sundayschoolsources.com- John the Baptist lesson with activities

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus’s Baptism and Significance (Matthew 3:1-17) Sunday School Lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: John the Baptist Prepares the Way for Jesus (Matthew 3:1-12)

ministry-to-children.com- John the Baptist-Matt 3:1-10 (Sunday School Lesson)

bibleclasscreations.blogspot.com- Repentance Activity

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

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



Coloring

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

sermons4kids.com- Candle of peace

sermons4kids.com- John the Baptist

sermons4kids.com- Prepare the Way for the Lord #1

sermons4kids.com- Prepare the Way for the Lord #2

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 3:1-12 (page 3)

theclipartwizard.com- theclipartwizard.com- John the Baptist Coloring Pages

lambsongs.co.zz- John the Baptist booklet and one page Bible story to color



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Ready for the Christ of Christmas group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: What did John the Baptist eat while he was living in the wilderness?

freekidscrafts.com- Recycled Spring Clothespin Grasshopper

showkidsthefun.com- Grasshopper Clothespin

craftingthewordofgod.com- Toilet Paper Roll Grasshopper

craftingthewordofgod.com- The Plague Of Locusts



Games

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Ready for the Christ of Christmas group activities (games)

dce.oca.org- 2 Waiting and Preparing: Discussion and Game (scroll down to this)

Fast Phrase- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 244



Puzzles

John Preaches in the Desert- Look at the pictures below. One preacher might look like someone you know. The other preacher is John. Draw a line between the smaller pictures and the preacher to whom they belong. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 21).

John the Baptist- To answer the mystery questions, find the number on the phone. If the arrow points left, write the left-hand letter on the blank. If the arrow points right, write the right-hand letter on the blank. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 35).

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Secret Message

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholicedcators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did John the Baptist eat while he was living outside?

dltk-kids.com-

John the Baptist Snack

Grasshopper Legs

Honey Spread



Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 3:1-12

jesus-without-language.net- John the Baptist Worksheet (scroll down to this)

teachingstriplingwarriors.com- John the Baptist Worksheet (scroll down to this)

loddon-malleeuca.blogspot.com- John the Baptist Worksheet

teacherspayteachers.com- John the Baptist Factsheet Worksheet (FREE)



Gospel for the Mass: 12/1/19- Matthew 24:37-44 (No One Knows the Day or Hour)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 24:37-44



Activities

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- Be Prepared for Christ's Coming object lesson with group activities, Advent calendar, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? object lesson with coloring page, group activities, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! object lesson with group activities, Advent calendar, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- No One Knows the Day or the Hour of Jesus' Coming lesson

word.sunday.com- Good and Bad Times During The Holidays (scroll down to Gospel)

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

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



Coloring

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 24:36-44 (page 2)

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Hope

sermons4kids.com- Nativity Advent Calendar



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! group activities (crafts)

ehow.com- No One Knows The Hour (scroll down to this craft)

Clock Crafts

Put on clock: "That day and hour, no one knows.” (Matthew 24:36-44)

budsies.com- How To Make A Cuckoo Clock Out Of Cardboard For Kids

crayola.com- Floral Cuckoo Clock Craft

crayola.com- Family Heirloom Cuckoo Clock

pinterest.com- Cuckoo Clock (made out of popsicle sticks)

handmadecharlotte.com- DIY Printable Cuckoo Clock

madame-citron.fr- DIY : Un coucou suisse des temps modernes (DIY: A modern Swiss cuckoo)
Click on l’oiseau en papier to print out the paper bird, and la maison suisse to print out the Swiss house. Be sure to use itools.com to translate directions. Or go to simplecraftidea.com for English directions. Printable cuckoo clock template only posted at madame-citron.fr-

hellowonderful.co- Cuckoo Clock Printable Pop Up Card (you can paste another clock face on this template if you wish)

squarespace.com- A Cute Cuckoo Clock Paper Toy (printable and you can also use it as a template to design your own)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! group activities (crafts)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- True or False

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 24:37-44



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Special Events for the Month- November







*This month’s special events are: All Saints Day/All Souls Day, & Thanksgiving, and I have quite a number of activities for you to check out.



All Saints Day/All Souls Day

All Saint’s Day/Feasts/Saints- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, lessons, puzzles, quizzes, songs, worksheets, etc.



Thanksgiving

Christian Thanksgiving Ideas & Activities- lessons & activities, crafts, games



Saturday, October 5, 2019

Christian Halloween Crafts





Here are some really cute Christian Halloween crafts you can do at home or in your classroom.


daniellesplace.com- How To Make Crafts and Learning Activities Relating to Halloween and Fall

ehow.com- Halloween Crafts for Kids in Sunday School Class

ezinearticles.com- Religious Halloween Crafts - Ideas For A Memorable Halloween!

creativebiblestudy.com- Parable of the Pumpkin object lesson with crafts

christiancrafters.com- Pumpkin Prayer and other activities

pinterest.com- Pumpkin Prayer Crafts

pinterest.com- Christian Halloween

teacherspayteachers.com- Candy Corn Trinity Craft (FREE)

teachingwithtlc.com- Using candy corn to teach the Trinity (craft)



Friday, October 4, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 11/24/19- Luke 23:35-43 (Jesus is Crucified)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Luke 23:35-45



Activities

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- King Backward object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

jesuswalk.com- This Day You Will Be with Me in Paradise (Luke 23:43) lesson with questions

cofchrist.org- Luke 23:33–43/23–44 lesson (page 155 – 157)

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Crucified lesson #237 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets

word-Sunday.com- Understanding and Choosing The Right Thing to Do (scroll down to Gospel)

ministry-to-children.com- Preschool Lesson: Jesus is Tried and Crucified (Luke 19:28-40, 23:1-49)

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Luke 23:33

sermons4kids.com- Luke 23:33

marydeandraws.com- Luke 23:42-43

churchpublishing.org- Luke 23:35-43 (page 70)

catholicmom.com- Luke 23:35-43



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- King Backward group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King group activities (crafts)

lbrummer68739.net- Luke 24:42 craft

catholicinspired.com- Christ the King Craft {Liturgical Ornament}


Crowns

catholicicing.com- Christ the King Craft

sermons4kids.com- Crown Him King group activities (crafts)

craftbits.com- Easy Paper Crown craft

firstpalette.com- King and Queen Crown (six free printable crown templates)

firstpalette.com- Prince and Princess Crown (nine free printable crown templates to color, decorate and make into fun crown crafts)

David’s Crown, Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 24 & 25. (Directions and pattern included).


Crosses

daniellesplace.com- Cross Crafts (several cross crafts listed)

christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross
Easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make.

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip at the bottom for younger students)

momontimeout.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft

kindercraze.com- Stained Glass Cross



Games

sermons4kids.com- King Backward group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King group activities (games)

Only Jesus (Jesus is God’s Son)- Children will review what they know about Jesus and realize that only God’s Son could do the things Jesus did. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 117).



Puzzles

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- Christ the King Printables (puzzles)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Luke 23:35-43 Worksheet

jesuswalk.com- Questions at the bottom that can be made into a worksheet for students

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Crucified lesson #237 with circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, underline the correct answer, etc. that can be made into a worksheet for students



Thursday, October 3, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 11/17/19- Luke 21:5-19 (Jesus Speaks of the Destruction of the Temple, Troubles & Persecutions)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Luke 21:5-19



Activities

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- When I am Afraid object lesson with coloring pages, puzzles, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- He Holds the Future object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

jesuswalk.com- Nation Shall Rise against Nation (Luke 21:5-19) lesson with questions

kidssundayschool.com- A Reputation of Courage
After completing this lesson, the children will learn that God gives them the courage and encouragement they need to remain obedient to him, even during tough times, worldly pressures, and persecution.

kidssundayschool.com- A Reputation of Faith
After completing this lesson, children will understand that faith is the key to finding courage.

kidssundayschool.com- Unseen Faith object lesson
This object talk demonstrates how faith in our Lord can help us from being crushed by fear.

word-sunday.com- Two Girls Prepare (scroll down to Gospel)

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

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

icebreakers.ws- Fear in a Hat
People write personal fears anonymously on pieces of paper which are collected. Then each person reads someone else's fear to group and explains how the person might feel.



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- God is with me when I am afraid.

jewishpeople.com- Temple of Jerusalem coloring page

mscperu.org- gif

servicioskoninonia.org- gif

catholicmom.com- Luke 21:5-19

churchpublishing.org- Luke 20:27-38 (page 69)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- When I am Afraid group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- He Holds the Future group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- When I am Afraid group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- He Holds the Future group activities (crafts)



Movies

Where’s God When I’m S-Scared? VeggieTales

Two stories are on the tape:

Tales from the Crisper
What happens when 5-year-old Junior Asparagus watches a Frankencelery movie that's a little too scary for him? Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber come to the rescue with a rollicking song, teaching Junior that God is bigger than anything he might be afraid of.

Daniel and the Lion's Den
The second segment takes us to ancient Babylon as the VeggieTales characters stage a musical adaptation of a classic Bible story. Larry the Cucumber, playing the role of Daniel, finds himself in deep trouble thanks to the King's conniving Wise men, played with zest by a trio of slippery scallions. In the end, Daniel learns that even in the lion's den, he is still in God's hands.

Questions:

1. Who told the King what his dream meant? Daniel
2. The Wise men got jealous of Daniel and what did they want to do? Get rid of him.
3. How did they do this? They had a law passed that people could only pray to the King.
4. Who would Daniel pray to? Only to God.
5. What happened to Daniel? They threw him in the Lion’s den.
6. Did the lions eat Daniel? No
7. Why didn’t the lion’s eat Daniel? God protected him.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Secret Message

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- True or False



Skits

kidssundayschool.com- The Hamster's Great Escape
The exodus from Egypt, as told by one family's pets. (Topics: Believing, Courage, Faith, Protection, Trust in God)

kidssundayschool.com- The Fiery Furnace
A lesson in standing for God no matter what.



Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Luke 21:5-19 Worksheet

jesuswalk.com- Nation Shall Rise against Nation (Luke 21:5-19) questions at bottom that can be made into a worksheet for students to answer.



Christian Halloween Activities





These ideas offer alternatives to the customary Halloween activities. They are simple suggestions to start you thinking and planning. Add your own creativity and there's no limit to the possibilities for family fun!


looktohimandberadiant.com- Plenty of information packed into a booklet or several coloring/info pages, ready for you to use in your classroom or home.

christianity.about.com- Christian Halloween Alternatives

christianity.about.com- Lesson & Activities for Christian Halloween

childrensministry.com- Alternative to Halloween (lots of activities posted!)

dltk-bible.com- How a Christian is Like a Pumpkin

fishersofkids.com- Harvest Party

sunday-school-center.com- Halloween Ideas for Sunday School

educationworld.com- Halloween Party Alternatives from UNICEF

creativeyouthideas.com- Halloween Alternatives For Christians

pinterest.com- Christian Halloween

christianpf.com- 20 Fun Alternative Ideas for Halloween

todayschristianwoman.com- 5 Fun Halloween Alternatives

The Catholic Toolbox- Christian Halloween Crafts



Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 11/10/19- Luke 20:27-38 (The Question About Rising From Death)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Luke 20:27-38



Activities

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- In Heaven Forever object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quizzes, group activities, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Lest We Forget object lesson with coloring pages, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

word-sunday.com- Gen’s Mother Receives Life (scroll down to Gospel)

jesuswalk.com- Marriage, the Resurrection, and the Christ (Luke 20:27-44) lesson with questions

gardencitycommunitychurch.org- Luke 20:27-38 lessons for Pre K – 5th Grade

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Peaceable Kingdom

sermons4kids.com- We Will Never Forget

sermons4kids.com- Poppy

static1.squarespace.com- The Sadducees Question

churchpublishing.org- Luke 20:27-38 (page 68)

catholicmom.com- Luke 20:27-38 coloring page #1

catholicmom.com- Luke 20:27-38 coloring page #2



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- In Heaven Forever group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Lest We Forget group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- In Heaven Forever group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Lest We Forget group activities (games)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Veterans & Remembrance word search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Mystery Math
Solve the math problem. Record the solution in the top boxes. Find the letter that matches the solution number and record in bottom box. Write the word in the sentence below

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Veterans & Remembrance Day crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Matching Facts



Worksheets

sdc.me.uk- Luke 20:27-38 Worksheet

jesuswalk.com- Marriage, the Resurrection, and the Christ (Luke 20:27-44) questions at bottom that can be made into a worksheet for students to answer.

plymouthchristiancentre.org- Luke 20:27-40 The Resurrection and Marriage
Questions that can be made into a worksheet for students to answer (page 8)



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 11/3/19- Luke 19:1-10 (Jesus & Zacchaeus)








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year C page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Luke 19:1-10



Activities

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- Big or Small object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Little Man With A Big Problem object lesson with group activities, puzzles, craft, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Zacchaeus Goes Out On A Limb object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Zacchaeus lesson #216 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets

sundayschoollessons.com- Zacchaeus Climbs Up To See Jesus lesson

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

dltk-bible.com- Zacchaeus lesson with activities

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus & Zacchaeus Bible Lesson for Children

word-sunday.com- Second Chances (scroll down to Gospel)

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


Read story: “Zacchaeus” from (Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 96 & 97). While reading the story do cut outs as the story unfolds. Then ask questions from below.

1. What did Zacchaeus do for a living? He was a tax collector.
2. Why did everyone not like him? He often took extra money and kept it for himself. He was dishonest.
3. Why could Zacchaeus not see Jesus? Because he was short.
4. What did he do so he could see Jesus? Climbed a tree.
5. Jesus taught Zacchaeus that what he did was wrong and to live in God’s way so what did Zacchaeus do? He gave half of his property to the poor and he would give back four times the amount he stole from others.

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and Zacchaeus

biblewise.com- Zacchaeus

funnycoloring.com- Zacchaeus and Jesus

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Zacchaeus climbs a tree to see Jesus. (page 4)

coloringstar.com- Jesus and Zacchaeus

churchpublishing.org- Luke 19:1-10 (page 67)

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Bible Story Mini Book to color (scroll down to this)

theclipartwizard.com- Several coloring pages posted and mini Bible Story Book to color

lambsongs.co.nz- Zacchaeus Climbs a Tree Bible story mini book or one page story to color (scroll down to this)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Big or Small group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Little Man with a Big Problem group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Zacchaeus Goes Out On A Limb group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Make Your Own Periscope

Zacchaeus- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 51 & 52.)

daniellesplace.com- Several Zacchaeus crafts listed

pinterest.com- Zacchaeus


Introduce craft: What did Zacchaeus do for a living? How did he carry his money around?

Make a money bag out of paper or material and put play money inside.

artistshelpingchildren- Make Wallets or Purses. (You can cut the felt and punch holes in it with a hole puncher for the children to make it easier.)


Introduce craft: What did Zacchaeus do so he could see Jesus?

Zacchaeus in a Tree craft

mrs.jonescreationstation.com- The Story of Zacchaeus (craft)

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Zacchaeus and Jesus Toilet Paper Roll Craft for Kids in Sunday school or Children's Church

dltk-holidays.com- Tree

i.pinimg.com- Zacchaeus



Games

sermons4kids.com- Big or Small- It Doesn’t Matter At All group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A Little Man with a Big Problem group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Zacchaeus Goes Out On A Limb group activities (games)

jesus-without-language.net- Zacchaeus games listed

I Spy (Zacchaeus Sees Jesus)- This lighthearted game engages students with the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus. It could be played indoors, outdoors, or while traveling. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 86).

Zacchaeus, Come Down!- Blow up balloon and tie it off. Remind the students that the people did not want Zacchaeus to be with Jesus and they grumbled. Using masking tape, mark spots on the floor that the student must stand on. Have one student stand on each marker and tell the students that they must stay where they are standing (they cannot move their feet) and they have to keep Zacchaeus (the balloon) from touching the floor. The teacher starts the game by saying, “Zacchaeus, Come Down!” and tosses the balloon up high in the air for the students who must try to keep Zacchaeus from touching the ground using their hands.

The Catholic Toolbox- Zacchaeus, Come Down! (file folder game)

Forgiveness Frenzy- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 82.

daniellesplace.com- Several Zacchaeus games listed



Puppetry

christiancrafters.com- Zacchaeus Puppet Skit



Puzzles

Zacchaeus Climbs a Tree- Count the items in each row, then write the number next to that row. Color the pictures, too. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 56).

biblewise.com- Dot-to-dot

sermons4kids.com- Maze

biblewise.com- Jesus is going to Zacchaeus house. Which path will He take? (maze)

biblewise.com- Little Man in the Tree (maze)

365 Activities for Kids (do the Zacchaeus in the tree maze on October 23 or find the 10 differences puzzle on October 24).

dltk-bible.com- Zacchaeus Printable Activity Pages (mazes, anagrams, crossword puzzles, word search, cryptogram, mining sheets, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Word search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Secret Message

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

gardenofpraise.com- Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- True or False



Worksheets

4catholiceducators.com- 2 worksheets posted to print out (scroll down to these)

abrahamicfaith.org- Just A Normal Day (page 20)
Zacchaeus did not expect to be spending his evening with Jesus, but it happened. How about you? Fill in the following sections and try to visualize what a visit with Jesus could be like.

sdc.me.uk- Luke 19:1-10 Worksheet

ebiblestudy.org- Using your Bible, fill in the blanks below and answer the thought questions about choosing big—even if you are little.

calvarycurriculum.com- Zacchaeus lesson #216 with circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, underline the correct answer (page 3)



Forgiveness

childrensministry.com- All Clear object lesson
Use this message to teach children about how God has forgiven us.

christiancrafters.com- Sin and Forgiveness object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- God's Forgiveness object lesson
This Object Talk will help demonstrate the power of God's forgiveness over our sins, and how the Holy Spirit can melt away the barriers that keeps us from Him.