Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 9/15/19- Luke 15:1-32 (Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin, Prodigal Son)








*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.


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Luke 15:1-32



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

kirkofkildaire.org- Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin lesson with art activity

sundayschoolsources.com- One Lost Coin and One Lost Sheep lesson with activities

ministry-to-children.com- Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10) Lesson

dltk-bible.com- The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin lesson with crafts, puzzles, coloring, take home sheet, etc.

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, enrichment activities, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Wearing His Brand object lesson

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

daniellesplace.com- Parable of the Lost Coin, Lost Sheep, and Prodigal Son crafts and activities

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Carries the Lost Sheep Home on His Shoulders lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) lesson #210 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes object lesson with coloring, puzzles, group activities, powerpoint presentation, worship bulletin, etc.

childrensermons.com- Bad Boy object lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- A Father Welcomes a Lost Son lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 activities

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

textweek.com- Luke 15:1-32 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep

coloring.ws/parables- Parable of the Lost Lamb (2)

biblewise.com- Parable of the Lost Sheep

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- The Lost Sheep Coloring Page, Luke 15:7

gardenofpraise.com- Parable of the Lost Coin

bibleclasscreations.blogspot.com- Parable of the Lost Coin

bible-printables.com- Parable of the Lost Coin

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Son Returns

coloring.ws/parables- Prodigal Son (4)

kidz-under-construction.com- 4 coloring sheets: The Prodigal Son Leaves Home, The Prodigal Son Feeds the Pigs, The Prodigal Son Returns to His Father, The Father Talks to the Older Brother

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Son Returns

kidssundayschool.com- Luke 15:11-32

wordforlifesays.files.wordpress.com- God Rejoices When The Lost Are Found

lambsongs.co.nz- The Lost Coin, Prodigal Son, and One Hundred Sheep story booklet and one page Bible story to color (scroll down to these)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found group activities (craft posted)

sweetgrace.typepad.com- BaaBaa Black, Pink, and Blue Sheep? An easy yarn craft (scroll down to the white one with ears)

first-school.ws- Handprint Lamb or Sheep Craft
This is a very easy craft that the youngest child can help with and makes a beautiful keepsake. Template included.

pinterest.com- Lamb Craft (LOTS posted!)

redtedart.com- 30 Cute Lamb Sheep Crafts

funfamilycrafts.com- Sheep Note Holder

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

orientaltrading.com- Lamb of God Stand Up Craft Kit

Rocking Sheep- Tap the sheep very lightly and they will gently rock from side to side. (The Grolier Kids Crafts Craft Book by Cheryl Owen, page 18 & 19).

The Lord is My Shepherd Magnet- A cute sheep magnet out of popsicle sticks. You can omit the other wooden pieces and mini chalkboard in this craft and just use cardboard or construction paper. (Hands On Crafts for Kids 20-Minute Crafts, page 30 & 31).

daniellesplace.com- Lost Sheep crafts

dltk-kids.com- Handprint Lamb Craft (a very cute craft of a sheep made from cotton and the child's handprint)

The Catholic Toolbox- Hand Lamb (scroll down for this)

Woolly Sheep Ornament- A cute simple sheep that can be made like in the book or made out of black construction paper, fiberfill, and white crayon to draw in the eyes. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).

bibleclasscreations.blogspot.com- Parable of the Lost Coin Craft

daniellesplace.com- Parable of the Lost Coin crafts

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes Group Activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: What did the son do when he ran out of money? (He hired himself out to one of the local citizens who sent him to his farm to tend the swine.)

lessonplanofhappiness.com- Prodigal Son Puppets Stick Puppets or Flannel Board Figures

meaningfulmama.com- Parable of the Lost Son Craft (put your favorite verse from today’s Gospel inside)


Introduce craft: What job did the son have to do when he ran out of money?

daniellesplace.com- several crafts posted (scroll down to these)

dltk-bible.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet with color or black and white template

enchantedlearning.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet (scroll down for this)

books.google.com- Pink Plate Piggy Bank- Kathy Ross Crafts Colors by Kathy Ross, page 10 – 12

diyjoy.com- Oink All The Way To The Bank With This Mason Jar Piggy Bank!

enpaperblog.com- DIY Piggy Banks

family.disney.com- Handy Hamm Piggy Bank

Plastic Bottle Piggy Bank- The Everything Kids' Money Book by Diane Mayr, page 11

woojr.com.com- Printable Pig Mask

kidscraftroom.com- Pig Mask

youtube.com- How To Make A Pig Mask



Games

Shoe Search- The Really big Book of Bible Games, page 87

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Sheep group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- God’s Lost and Found group activities (games)

The Lost Sheep Hide and Seek- A great activity game to go with the Bible story. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 146 for game pieces and page 146 for directions).

The Lost Coin Hide and Seek Game- A great activity game to the Parable of the Lost Coin. Children will love hunting for their lost coin as you teach the simple truth about God and his love for us. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 146).

Son Search- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 88

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes Group Activities (games)

The Prodigal Son Comes Home Game- A fun board game about the Prodigal Son. The object of the game is to get your markers to the banquet. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 95 - 106 for directions, game board markers, game board, and game cards).


Introduce game: Why did the son find it so demeaning and disgraceful to tend the swine? (Because it was the most menial and degrading of employment. Jews cannot eat pork and consider swine unclean.)

daniellesplace.com-Pigs Snorting Game & Feed the Pig (scroll down to these and look under Activity)

ehow.com- How To Play The Card Game Pig- The card game Pig is tons of fun when a lot of people play. Keep your eye on everyone else's nose in this game so you don't make a pig of yourself. For added fun have the dealer call “oink” instead of “Go” and pass a card to your left.

The Catholic Toolbox- Sheep Memory Game

The Catholic Toolbox- The Prodigal Son (file folder game)



Mini Books & One Page Printable Bible Stories

lambsongs.co.nz- The Lost Son Comes Home (mini book)
(scroll down to this)

lambsongs.co.nz- Prodigal-The Lost Son Comes Home (one page printable Bible story)
(scroll down to this)



Puzzles

biblewise.com- Lost Sheep (maze)

biblewise.com- The Prodigal Son's Journey (maze)

More 365 Activities for Kids- Lost Sheep puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. at September 29 – October 3.

More 365 Activities for Kids- Jesus told many stories. In this story a woman is searching for her lost coin. The artist has hidden several coins. How many can you find? September 23 page.

biblewise.com- Find the lost coin in the pile of money.

biblewise.com- Help the shepherd find his sheep hidden in the picture.

More 365 Activities for Kids- Parable of the Lost Son puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. at September 24 – 28.

sermons4kids.com- Prodigal Son Dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Word Search

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Lost Son Word Search

web.archive.org- The Prodigal Son Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Parable of the Lost Son Word Shape

dltk-bible.com- Prodigal Son anagrams, cross words, cryptogram, word mining sheets, word search

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Lost Son Decoder puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Decoder

dltk-bible.com- Lost Sheep/Lost Coin puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Lost Sheep Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Lost Sheep & Coin Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Crossword

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Son Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Luke 15:1-3; 11-32 Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Luke 15:10 Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Lost Son Multiple Choice

biblepathwayadventures.com- Match the question with the answer on the right.



Worksheets

biblewise.com- Prodigal Son (Number the pictures in the correct order.)

drive.google.com- Parable of the Lost Sheep & Lost Coin Worksheet

kirkofkildaire.org- Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin Worksheet

sdc.me.uk- Luke 15:1-32

thereligionteacher.com- The Parable of the Lost Coin Worksheet

tes.com- Prodigal Son Worksheets

smp.org- On this worksheet, students retell the story of the Prodigal Son using texting and social media messages.



Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 9/8/19- Luke 14:25-33 (The Cost of Being a Disciple)








*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 14:25-33



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- Counting the Cost object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Making Choices object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus lesson with questions and answers

bible.org- The purpose of this lesson is to help you understand the term “disciple” and show operationally the distinct characteristics of such a person. Worksheet provided.

word-sunday.com- Randy’s Important Decision (scroll down to Gospel)

jesuswalk.com- Cost of Discipleship (Luke 14:25-35) lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Following Jesus (Luke 9:51-62; Luke 14:25-34) Sunday School 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- I will follow Jesus, God’s son.

sermons4kids.com- I want to follow Jesus. He is God’s son.

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- 4 coloring pages posted



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Counting the Cost & Making Choices group activities (crafts)

kidssundayschool.com- Bee Thumb-body with Jesus

kidssundayschool.com- Helping Hands (change this craft to fit your needs)

Followers Footprints- Students decorate T-shirts with footprints. (Bible Story Crafts & Projects Children Love by Group Publishing, page 64)

sundayschoolcrafts.net- Flip Flop Sandal Craft "Walking In His Footsteps"
Decorate your flip flop and write “Following Jesus” on it, etc. You can hang this on the wall or make put a magnet on the back of it.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Counting the Cost & Making Choices Group Activities (games)

Play Follow the Leader, but have the students follow and do everything Jesus does.

Toe Service- Change this game to do a verse from Luke 14:25-33. (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 206)

Only Jesus- 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

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks



Worksheets

bible.org- This is a careful look at Scripture and what it means to be a disciple. You are encouraged to look up the following verses and see the characteristics of a disciple. (Scroll down to this.)

sdc.me.uk- Luke 14:25-33 Worksheet



Monday, July 29, 2019

Gospel for the Mass: 9/1/19- Luke 14:1, 7-14 (Humility and Hospitality)








*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 14:1, 7-14



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- Left Out object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- All Puffed Up object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, fill in the blanks, etc.

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus Confronts Hypocrisy and Embraces Humility (Luke 14:1-14) Bible Lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Invites Everyone to the Table lesson with questions and answers.

sundayschoolresources.com- Don’t Play Favorites activities

kidssundayschool.com- I Know You
This activity will have the children going away feeling great about who they are, and it will help them see how the power of our Lord can help them accept others for who they are.

randomactsofkindness.org- Random Acts of Kindness lessons, crafts, activities, etc.

randomactsofkindnes.org- FREE K-8 lesson plans

randomactsofkindnes.org- Kindness Training Materials

goodcharacter.com- Lesson and activities on respecting others

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

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

tonychestnut.com- Kindness Counts: Exploring Random Acts of Kindness
A curriculum for “The Book About Tony Chestnut”

pbs.org- A Kindness Tree

pinterest.com- Kindness Projects

goodcharacter.com- Being Friends for grades K – 5
This page is from the teaching guide for the video "Being Friends" in the video series You Can Choose! Even if you aren't showing this video there is a lot of useful material here, though you may wish to change some of the wordings or omit a few items.


Kindness Coupons- This is a great idea for kids to give coupons to perform an act of kindness. Kids can print out the great coupons that will tell you they are volunteering to pull weeds in the garden, mow the grass, or perhaps do the dishes.

kidlutions.blogspot.com- Kindness Coupons To Encourage Kindness

sparklestories.com- Kindness Coupons

4men1lady.com- Kindness Cards to print out (scroll down to this)



Coloring

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Luke 14:11

4catholiceducators.com- Everyone Who Humbles Himself Will Be Exalted and Sit at the Lowest Place (gifs)

sermons4kids.com- Showing Kindness Towards Others



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Left Out group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- All Puffed Up group activities (crafts)

sugarspiceandglitter.com- A (Paper) Chain of Kindness

teachstarter.com- Spread Kindness in Your Classroom | Random Acts of Kindness Activities

getitgoingnow.com- Six Kids Crafts That Teach Kindness

daniellesplace.com- Scroll down to: Plant a Little Kindness Plant Marker

crayola.com- Heart Suncatchers

crayola.com- Kindness Calendar Quilt



Games

sermons4kids.com- Left Out group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- All Puffed Up (games)


The Really Big Book of Bible Games:
After You- page 218
All Strung Up- page 219

Life Size Kindness- This game will help the children discover Jesus was kind and instructed us to be kind to others. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 120 & 121).

Serving Up Acceptance- Students will display acceptance of each other through an active praise game. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 127).

What Do You Stand For?: Character Building Card Game by Barbara A. Lewis


Get to The End of the Line (Review Game)

Introduce game- When you are in a line, where is the worse place to be? Let’s find out.

Have a list of review questions from past Bible stories or lessons. Line up all the students against the wall. Ask each student one question. If they answer incorrectly, they sit down at their seat. If they are correct, you say, “Get to the End of the Line” and they move and stand at the end of the line. Ask the next student in the line a question and the game continues. The last student standing is the winner.

Limbo- The student that can go the lowest wins!

jdaniel4smom.com- Button Golf (student with the lowest score wins!)

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- PRIDE! (file folder game)



Puppets

pbskids.org- Feeling Left Out



Puzzles

Playing Favorites- Look at these pictures. Which children are humbling themselves? Which children are playing favorites toward others? Color the humble children. Put an X through the selfish children. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 61)

maxipraise.com- Maze #1

maxipraise.com- Maze #2

webzoon.freewebs.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks



Worksheets:

teacherscorner.net- Writing prompts

dollarphilanthropy.typepad.com- Sharing is Super Worksheet

sdc.me.uk- Luke 14:1, 7-14 Worksheet



Monday, July 15, 2019

Planning Ahead For CCD





Another year of CCD is behind us and now is the time to think about what you will do next year. Preparation is necessary prior to CCD starting and during the summer it is the right time for the catechist to begin. With thorough planning before hand, the catechist will have an easier time and the students will learn to their fullest potential.





Time To Think- Since CCD is over for most it is time to think of what will be needed for the next school year. What will you be doing? What will you need? What worked, what didn’t? Did you learn from your mistakes? These questions and more will inundate the catechist the next few weeks. Before you know it, classes will be starting again and you need to be prepared. This overwhelming task is examined and planning should be done way before so you can be ready and prepared.


CCD Program Parent/Student Handbook- To establish what the responsibilities are for the CCD student and the parent(s) it is a good idea to have a CCD Program Parent/Student Handbook. The handbook can specify the rules and regulations that the students and parent(s) must follow so there will be no misunderstandings. Having a handbook allows the CCD program to run smoothly and without any problems. It can also inform how the CCD program plans to educate your child and answer many questions that the parents might have.


CCD Registration Form- Before a student can attend CCD, the parents must fill out a registration form. The form differs from parish to parish, but most are relatively the same. Posted are what registration forms may consist of as well as some tips and suggestions.


CCD Volunteer Form- Before a person can volunteer to help in the religious education at your parish, they must fill out and sign a Volunteer Form. By having prospective volunteers fill out this form it will let them know what help is needed and what the responsibilities are for that particular job. It can also inform them what is required to be able volunteer at the parish. Tips and suggestions of what can be included in this form are posted.


Catechist Handbook- It is a good idea to have a Catechist Handbook to acquaint volunteer catechists with the policies and procedures in the Religious Formation Program. The Catechist Handbook will clearly define what the responsibilities are for the catechist and the procedures that they are to follow.


Catechist Training- Most dioceses and/or parishes require some kind of catechist training before they can teach a class each year. By providing assistance and training to all catechists before CCD starts it will prepare the catechist so they can be an effective teacher. Certified catechist should also participate in the training because no catechist can know everything and they could also benefit from new ideas and activities. Suggestions of what can be in the catechist training is posted.


CCD Open House- Before CCD starts it is a good idea to have an Open House. The ideas posted should be helpful and allow you to have a great CCD Open House.


Parent Volunteers in Your Classroom- Volunteers in your CCD classroom can be a blessing IF done correctly and IF it is planned ahead. Nothing is worse than having a volunteer not know what to do or be in the way. Here are tips that should be done to have a good volunteer program in your classroom.


Classroom Newsletters- Classroom newsletters are an excellent way to keep in touch with parents and help them be a part of their child's education. Parent’s love to know what is going on in their child’s classroom and frequent and regular class newsletters enable parents to sense the feeling and momentum of the class and gain insight into what their child is learning.


Parent Involvement in CCD- Since parents and guardians are the primary teachers of the Faith their involvement in CCD is vital. Without it the child will not learn to their fullest potential. Tips are posted on how to get parents involved in CCD.


Classroom Assignment Sheets- An organized student stays current on assignments and will achieve success in CCD. Assignment Sheets help students develop sound organization skills that will teach them a successful lifelong journey through school and CCD. Parents and students like having assignments written down so they can keep track of them and a good way of doing it is having a Classroom Assignment Sheet.


What should a catechist do when they are absent?- From time to time a catechist must be absent for various reasons. When this happens a substitute must take over your classroom and be able to teach your students. Here are some tips and suggestions that every catechist should do if they are absent so your class can run smoothly and your students will learn to their fullest potential.


What makes a good catechist?- Tips on how to be a good catechist.


What do students like to do in CCD?- The key to being a good catechist is knowing what your students like to do in CCD. Here are some tips and suggestions for activities to do in the classroom that are age appropriate.


Teacher Tools- A teacher’s time is limited and to be an effective teacher you must be prepared for any situation. Here are some of my favorite free teacher tools that just might come in handy in your classroom.