Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ash Wednesday & Lent







Ash Wednesday & Lent

Ash Wednesday- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

Lent- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

Stations of the Cross- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles





Special Events for March







*This month’s special events are: St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Annunciation of the Lord. Please look below because I have quite a number of activities for you to check out.


St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

newadvent.org- St. Joseph

catholicculture.org- Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Information and activities posted.

catholicicing.com- Lots of recipes, activities, crafts and coloring pages posted!





The Annunciation of the Lord

americancatholic.org- Information

catholicism.about.com- Information

catholicculture.org- Information and activities

newadvent.org- The Feast of the Annunciation

hubpages.com- The Story of the Annunciation For Children (activities posted)

Mary and the Angel- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

childrenschurch.wordpress.com- The Angel Gabriel Brings Good News lesson with activities

therichsoil.files.wordpress.com- Learning to Say Yes lesson plan

thereichsoil.files.wordpress.com- RCIA Pre RCIA Pre-Catechumenate lesson plan



Coloring:

becomewhatyouare.wordpress.com- Several coloring pages posted here

sermons4kids.com- An Angel Appears to Mary (3 coloring pages)

familyfeastandferia.com- Several coloring pages posted

thecatholickid.com- The Annunciation

saintanneshelper.com- Annunciation coloring page



Crafts:

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

allsorts.typepad.com- Angel Craft

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Angel Craft

activityvillage.co.uk- Angel Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Angel Crafts





Thursday, February 7, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 4/28/19- John 20:19-31








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




John 20:19-31



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- May I See Some Identification, Please? object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church! object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, group activities, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not! object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

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

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: Knowing Jesus Through… The Sense of Touch (John 20:27)

ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: Jesus Lives, No Doubt About It, Now Tell all About it!

calvarycurriculum.com- Thomas Doubts lesson #241 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Visits His Disciples, But Thomas Needs Proof lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Finds A Solid Rock lesson

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- Jesus Appears

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Appears to Thomas

sermons4kids.com- John 20:25

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- John 20:31

sermons4kids.com- Thomas

theclipartwizard.com- Doubting Thomas coloring pages

coloringhome.com- Jesus Lives (color by number)

lambsongs.co.nz- Thomas Needed To See booklet or one page Bible story to color




Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Identification Please group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll group activities (crafts)

jesus-without-language.net- Thomas (John 20) craft #1

jesus-without-language.net- Thomas (John 20) craft #2



Introduce craft: What was Jesus nailed to?

Oriental Trading Company- Nail Cross Necklace Craft Kit

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

daniellesplace.com- Several cross crafts listed

dltk-bible.com- Paper Bead Cross

christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross (easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make)

dltk-bible.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft

kindercraze.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft (using tissue paper and clear contact paper)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Identification Please group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll group activities (games)

blog.lifeway.com- Blow It and Spell It Game, Toss To Review, Body Part Musical Chairs (scroll down to these games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Disciples Memory or Go Fish
Take out the Judas cards and play one of these games.



Thomas the Doubter

Introduce game: Who wouldn't believe that Jesus was alive until he saw the marks of the nails on Jesus' hands and feet, and touch the wound in Jesus' side?

Need: Large nail with blunt point, 1 chair

Directions: A student is picked by the teacher to play the part of Thomas. He or she will sit in a chair with their back to the class. A large nail is put under the chair. While Thomas is turned around with his or her eyes closed, the teacher will choose a student to sneak up and take the nail and hide it somewhere on his person. When this person is ready, then everyone will say: “Doubting Thomas, where is the nail?” The teacher will then say, “Does _____ have it?” (This student may or may not have it). Thomas will then stand up and turn around. Will Thomas doubt what the teacher says or will he believe the teacher? If Thomas believes the teacher, he will say, “I believe _____ has it.” Or he will not believe the teacher and guess who might have the nail. Whoever has the nail is now Thomas.



Introduce activity: How do we know what is real or true? Two fun activities to emphasize the story Doubting Thomas.

Know For Sure Relay

Need: 2 different size boxes that have individual snacks for each child inside, tape boxes shut and do not tell the student’s what is inside the boxes

Directions: Set up a relay with two teams (if you have a lot of students, have more teams each with a box with snacks inside). Place snack boxes at another point in the room for each team to run for. Do not give the students any hints about what is in the boxes. The first student in line runs to the box, carries it back to his team and gives it to the next team member in line. This player funs it back to it’s starting point and leaves it there. The player returns and goes to the end of his team line. Repeat until everyone has had a turn.

Then hold up one of the boxes. Say: What do you think is in this box? Hold up another box and say: What about this box? Do you think both boxes have the same thing inside? Do you know for sure what is inside the boxes? How can you find out for sure? (By opening up the boxes.) We have to see with our eyes to know for sure what is inside the box don’t we? Let’s open up the boxes and see if you are right. (Let each student open up a box.) Say: We are going to have these snacks for later. (Put the boxes to the side.)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Gospel for the Mass: 4/21/19- John 20:1-9








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




John 20:1-9 or Mark 16:1-7 or Luke 24:13-35



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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- It’s Empty! (John 20:2) object lesson with coloring page

calvarycurriculum.com- Peter and John Visit Jesus’ Tomb (John 20:1-10) lesson #239 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Alive! lesson (#5)

sundayschoollessons.com- Mary Magdalene Speaks To The Risen Christ lesson

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Easter lesson for 1st Grade on Up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Easter (lessons, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, 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 (John 20:1-9)



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Alive!

sermons4kids.com- He is not here, he is risen!

apples4theteacher.com- The cave tomb of Jesus

sundayschoolresources.com- Tomb with open door

calvarycurriculum.com- Peter and John visit Jesus’ tomb. John 20:1-10 (page 2)

dltk-teach.com- The Life of Jesus mini book with images that children can color and simple, repetitive words that early readers should be able to read themselves. This particular one tells the story of Jesus' life using simple words.

lambsongs.co.nz- Easter mini books and one page story sheets to print out and color (Easter Rhyme, This Is The Tomb, Easter Story, He’s Alive!, Jesus Is Alive, and Alive!)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Coloring Pages, Jelly Bean Prayer Mini Booklet, Jelly Bean Prayer Coloring Page (scroll down to this)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Surprise! It’s Empty! group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Faces of Easter group activities (crafts)

catholicicing.com- Religious Easter Craft for Kids — Make a Resurrection Set! {It’s Printable!}

The Empty Tomb- A cute craft that the children will get to "roll the stone away" on Jesus' tomb to retell the story of the resurrection. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).

Butterfly- A butterfly is made from using the child's handprints. The butterfly represents how the caterpillar changed and became a butterfly and received new life. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 40).

Plastic Bag Butterfly- A beautiful magnet butterfly to represent new life. (Crafts to make in the Spring by Kathy Ross, pages 52 & 53).

kinderart.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

freepreschoolcrafts.com- Plastic Bag Butterfly- Make this butterfly according to the directions or use a painted clothes pin for the body that has googly eyes glued on it. Gather the plastic bag together at the center and slide it between the clamps of the clothes pin. Shape some pipe cleaner into antennae and glue the center of the pipe cleaner between the clamps of the clothespin. You can make this into a magnet by putting a sticky magnet on the back of the clothespin.

Resurrection Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dial to retell the Resurrection of Jesus story they learned over and over again. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 37, 38, 39, 40, and 42).

dltk-bible.com- The Angel Rolled Away the Stone craft

happyhomefairy.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Free Printable

freekidscraft.com- Jelly Bean Prayer printable and craft

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

kinderart.com- Jelly Bean Sweet Jar (craft)

mamajenn.com- Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable)

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Easter



Games

sermons4kids.com- Surprise! It’s Empty! group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Faces of Easter group activities (games)

Jesus Is Alive! game- A fun and simple board game for younger children that reviews the story of Jesus coming into Jerusalem to his Resurrection. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 64 & 65 for game board and page 55 for directions).


Introduce game: What was rolled away from the tomb where Jesus laid?

Who’s Got The Stone?

Need: One small rock

Directions: One student is picked to be “It”. All the students (except "It") put both of their hands together and form a cup with just a little hole up on top. The teacher walks around and pretends to put the stone in someone's hand. One student will actually get the stone. The student who is “It” is then asked by the teacher, "Who's got the stone?" Whoever has the stone is "It". (Game is like “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?).


christiancrafters.com- He Has Risen Egg Pass

christiancrafters.com- The Easter Egg Game

christiancrafters.com- The Empty Tomb

christiancrafters.com- No Easter Egg Hunt

kidssundayschool.com- In The Tomb, Out of the Tomb

You Can’t Keep Jesus Down- Your children will discover that even thought people tried to keep Jesus in the grave, they couldn’t; just as Jesus said. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 148).

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Bingo, Easter Memory Match Game, Easter Spin To Win Game (scroll down for these)

filefolderfun.com- Easter File Folder Games
These file folder games all have a fun Easter theme. You'll find games for all ages and abilities that can easily be adapted for special needs student.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Empty Tomb file folder game

The Catholic Toolbox- Jelly Bean Prayer file folder game (scroll down for this)



Puzzles

first-school.ws- He Has Risen puzzle craft- Children color then make an easy puzzle that they can put together.

sermons4kids.com- Maze (John 20:1-18)

sermons4kids.com- Maze

christianpreschoolprintables.com- He Is Risen Easter Puzzle, Easter Resurrection Bible Puzzles (scroll down for these)

christiananswers.net- Easter (word search)

web.archive.org- Word Search (John 20:1-9)

web.archive.org- Crossword (John 20:1-9)



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice (Luke 24:1-12)



Snacks

dltk-holidays.com- He’s Alive Buns

dltk-kids.com- Resurrection Cake

dltk-kids.com- Resurrection Rolls


Note: You can make these cookies below the night before and have the students make another batch during class and seal up the oven. While the students are doing another activity, you can remove their cookies and add the batch you made the night before.

crosswalk.com- Resurrection Story Cookies