Sunday, January 17, 2021

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

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John 20:1-9

Activities Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc. 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. Resources on the Sunday Readings (John) Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families I’ve Just Seen Jesus object lesson with coloring page and puzzles It’s Empty! object lesson with coloring page The Case of the Empty Tomb object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin, etc. Peter and John Visit Jesus’ Tomb lesson #239 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. Jesus is Alive! lesson (#5) 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? John 20:1-18 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Resurrection He is not here, he is risen! The cave tomb of Jesus Peter and John visit Jesus’ tomb. John 20:1-10 (page 2) John 20:1-18 (page 32) 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. He Is Risen He Is Risen Easter mini books to print out and color (Easter Rhyme, Easter Story, He is Risen! The Very First Easter, Easter Story, He’s Alive!, Jesus is Alive!, Alive!, etc.)

Crafts Surprise! It’s Empty! group activities (crafts) The Faces of Easter group activities (crafts) The Case of the Empty Tomb group activities (crafts) 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). Coffee Filter Butterfly 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). Easter Story Wheel Printable Craft He Is Risen Craft Wheel (scroll down to this) The Easter Story Wheel (Distance Learning) Make an Easter Story Wreath {free printables!} Jesus is Risen! (craft) The Angel Rolled Away the Stone craft Jellybean Prayer (prayer with activities to go with it: cards and jar craft) Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip at the bottom for younger students)

Introduce craft: Have you ever heard of the Jelly Bean Prayer? Jellybean Jar Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable) Jelly Bean Prayer Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Easter

Games Surprise! It’s Empty! group activities (games) The Faces of Easter group activities (games) The Case of the Empty Tomb 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?). Resurrection Egg Pass The Easter Egg Game The Empty Tomb No Easter Egg Hunt 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). Easter Spin To Win Game (scroll down to this)
This is an Easter game where children can spin to get one of each of the items they’ll need to retell the story of Easter. They store their pieces on their game board which is a cross shape. Easter Memory Match Game (scroll down to this) Easter Bingo (scroll down to this) 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) 49 Brilliant Easter Games, Crafts, and Activities for Sunday School Easter Bible Games Christian Easter Games

Puzzles/Worksheets He Has Risen puzzle craft- Children color then make an easy puzzle that they can put together. He Has Risen Easter Puzzle, Jelly Bean Prayer Puzzle, Easter/Resurrection Bible Puzzles (scroll down to these) Maze (John 20:18) Maze Printable Easter Finger Puzzle with Bible Verses Resurrection Sunday (word search) Four times during the school year, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides three ready-to-print activities for each level; Seeds (Preschool), Promise (Grades K-1), Good News (Grades 2-3), Venture (Grades 4-6) and Visions (Grades 7-8). Plus each season special features for the entire family. Word Search Word Search (John 20:1-9) Jumble The Case of the Empty Tomb (Crossword) Crossword (John 20:1-9) Peter and John Visit Jesus’ Tomb lesson #239 with circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, etc. John 20:1-9 Worksheet John 20:1-9 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this) Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene (John 20:1-18) lesson with questions that can easily be made into a worksheet Small Group Questions John 20:1-10 (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)

Snacks He’s Alive Buns Resurrection Cake 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. How To Make Easter Story Cookies {With a Printable Recipe!}

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