Gospel for the Mass: 1/12/20- Matthew 3:13-17 (The Baptism of Jesus)
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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
The Catholic Toolbox- Baptism of Jesus Pre K – K- lesson plan consists of: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.
The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus is Baptized lesson plan for 1st grade on up which consists of: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.
Heavenly Doves- Make soap-on-a-rope doves to remind the children how baptism symbolizes that are sins are washed away. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts for Children by Group Publishing, page 101.) Note: You can use a slightly greased cookie cutter to help children make the soap into the shape of a dove. Or the children can just make it into any shape they want.
jesus-without-language.net- Matthew 3
This is a more traditional craft for John the Baptist, it gives the wonderful illusion of water by using baking parchment to give the semi transparent quality of the river. It’s a really simple craft for any age and there are templates with and without the words showing for groups using different translations.
Need: Trashcan and 2 balled up pieces of paper for balls
Introduce Game: Who did John baptize? (Jesus)
Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Jesus. The first team that spells JESUS wins.
More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Jesus and John the Baptist puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 16 - 17).
John Baptizes Jesus- Color the picture below according to the color code. There is something missing in the picture. Hint: It came from the sky. Draw the missing part. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus' Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 22).
Jesus is Baptized (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word (Grade 1 – 3) by Linda Standke, page 18.
dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Baptized puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, mazes, word-mining sheets, word searches)
smp.org- Symbols of Baptism
This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. It invites students to reflect on the significance of key symbols used in baptism.
smp.org- Interview Questions about Your Baptism
This activity is part of the Living in Christ Series. Students ask the provided to questions to adults who can tell them about the details of that student's baptism. A reflection on the significance of the sacrament is done at the at end of the interview.
This worksheet is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.
Baptism worksheet- Follow the directions and fill in the blanks below to find out what happens after you are baptized.
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