Thursday, October 8, 2020

Gospel for the Mass: 1/3/21- Matthew 2:1-12 (The Visit of the Magi)








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Matthew 2:1-12



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 (Matthew)

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Still Seek Him object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savior object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Wise Men lesson #170 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

thereligionteacher.com- Feast of the Epiphany in the Modern Day – Lesson Plan Activities

sundayschoollessons.com- Wise Men Come from the East to Worship Jesus lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Sunday School Lesson (Matthew 2:1-13) Visitation of the Magi | Epiphany (lesson with activities)

ministry-to-children.com- Magi & Kings Herod (Matthew 2:1-12) Epiphany Bible Lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Have an Epiphany! Celebrating the Magi Visit (Matthew 2:1-12) lessons, coloring pages, etc.

childrensermons.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus object lesson

intoxicatedonlife.com- Three Kings Seeking Christ After Christmas (Free Printable Lessons)

kidssundayschool.com- Visit of the Magi: The Birth of Christ (Lesson 4)

dltk-bible.com- The Wise Men lesson with take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, Bible Story/Song Time, etc.

rclblectionary.com- Solemnity of the Epiphany (Primary Lesson)

rclblectionary.com- Solemnity of the Epiphany (Intermediate Lesson)

rclblectionary.com- Solemnity of the Epiphany (Junior High Lesson)

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

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



Coloring

paperdali.blogspot.com- Epiphany of the Lord

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 2

apples4theteacher.com- Wise Men

apples4theteacher.com- Three Wise Men

first-school.ws- Three Wise Men Matthew 2

christiananswers.net- The Wise Men brought gifts for Jesus.

churchpublishing.org- Matthew 2:1-12 (page 10)

coloringpagesbymradron.blogspot.com- Matthew 2:2



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Seeking The Savior group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- Wise Men Christmas Crafts

crayola.com- We Three Kings

dltk-holidays.com- Three Wisemen Paper Crafts

firstpalette.com- Paper Three Kings Chain

growingupblackxican.com- The Three Wise Men Bottle Craft

madebymolliesmom.blogspot.com- Three Wise Men Craft

jesus-without-language.net- Wise Men Finger Puppets

parentingpatch.com- Three Wise Men Handprint Fingerprint Craft

papercraft.blogspot.com- Three Kings/Three Wise Men Paper Craft

youtube.com- Popsicle Stick Star Ornament
An easy and pretty Star of David craft made out of popsicle sticks, paint, glitter, etc.

preschooltoolkit.com- Make sparkling stars to decorate your home.

Potato Stars- Paint, glitter, and a potato can help make a beautiful night sky. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 53).

The Wize Men Visit Jesus Bible Story Wheel- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo (page 35 & 36)

Three Kings Banner- A cute and easy banner of the Three Wise Men. A sample craft from Kathy Ross' book: Crafts for Christmas, page 12 & 13.

Purim Treat Holder- Cute craft to represent the Wise Men. (Crafts to make in the Winter by Kathy Ross, page 58 & 59).

Three Kings Hats- Three kings made out of cone shaped party hats. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 40 & 41).

The Wise Men Visit Jesus (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 35 & 36.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Seeking The Savior group activities (games)

livingwaterbiblegames.com- Christmas Board Game Travel with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus as they journey to Bethlehem and Egypt and back to Nazareth. Answer questions based on the nativity story and their flight to Egypt. Map games are great for helping kids to get familiar with the geography of the Bible lands. FREE printable!

stellanovagame.com/- Journey of the Magi

orientaltrading.com- Nativity Journey Christmas Board Game


Introduce game: Who was searching for baby Jesus?

Wise Men Search

Need: Clothes pin to be baby Jesus.

Directions: One student is picked to be a Wise Man and steps out of the classroom. Another student is picked by the teacher to hide baby Jesus somewhere in the classroom. When baby Jesus is hidden, the Wise Man comes back into the room. He is to find baby Jesus by directions from the student that hid baby Jesus. These directions are: the star is not very bright if the Wise Man is far away, brighter if somewhat nearer, getting brighter if even closer, and VERY bright if very close. When the Wise Man finds the baby Jesus, the person that hid baby Jesus is now the Wise Man.

Finding Favor (Wise Men Find Jesus)- This game will help students identify how we pursue things that are important to us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 68 & 69).

Journey to Bethlehem- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 141.



Introduce game: What did the Wise Men follow to find Jesus? A very bright star.

creativeyouthideas.com- Follow the Star

Coin Toss- (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 139)- You can also draw a star on the board and have the students throw a suction cup toy at it. If it is inside the lines, they get a point for their team.

Finding Flavor (Wise Men Find Jesus)- This game will help students identify how we pursue things that are important to us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 68 & 69).



This game 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.




Gifts For Baby Jesus (file folder game)-The object of this game is to be the first to collect gold, frankincense, and myrrh.



Puzzles/Quizzes/Worksheets


The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
- Wise Men color by number
- Follow the Dots to see what the Magi saw in the sky

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Wise Men puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 3 - 8).

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Look at the pictures in the circles. Find the matching picture in the larger picture. Draw lines to connect the matching pictures. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 14).

christiananswers.net- Star (dot-to-dot)

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

sermons4kids.com- Maze

biblewise.com- Wise Men (maze)

biblewise.com- Wise Men Visit Jesus (maze)

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Maze (page 10)

biblewise.com- Wise Men (missing objects)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

web.archive.org- Word Search (it says Luke, but it is Matthew 2:1-12)

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

biblewise.com- The Wise Men (decoder)

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Three Wise Men (word challenge) page 11

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

web.archive.org- Crossword (it says Luke, but it is Matthew 2:1-12)

biblepathwayadventures.com- The Magi (matching)

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

sdc.me.uk- Matthew 2:1-12 Worksheet

ministry-to-children.com- Wise Men Worksheets

thekidsbulletin.com- Matthew 2:1-12 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this)

storage.cloversites.com- Matthew 2:1-12 Discussion Questions (can easily be made into a worksheet)

coffeehousefive.com- Discussion questions that can easily be made into a worksheet

growingdisciples.org - Matthew 2 Questions and Answers (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

newjerseyubf.org- A Shepherd for My People (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

studyandobey.com- Matthew 2 Inductive Bible Study – Discussion Questions and Teaching Points (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)



Snacks

Introduce snack- How did the Wise Men find Jesus? They followed a very bright star.

pillsbury.com- Gingerbread Stars

bettycrocker.com- Cheesy Stars

Peanut Butter and Jelly Stars- Get a large star shaped cookie cutter and make star shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Spread peanut butter on star shaped crackers.



Song

We Three Kings



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