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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Gospel for the Mass: 1/2/22- Matthew 2:1-12 (The Visit of the Magi)

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Matthew 2:1-12

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. Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families Resources on the Sunday Readings (Matthew) Wise Men Still Seek Him object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin Seeking the Savior object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin Feast of the Epiphany in the Modern Day – Lesson Plan Activities Wise Men Come from the East to Worship Jesus lesson Sunday School Lesson (Matthew 2:1-13) Visitation of the Magi | Epiphany (lesson with activities) Magi & Kings Herod (Matthew 2:1-12) Epiphany Bible Lesson Have an Epiphany! Celebrating the Magi Visit (Matthew 2:1-12) lessons, coloring pages, etc. Wise Men Worship Jesus object lesson Three Kings Seeking Christ After Christmas (Free Printable Lessons) Visit of the Magi: The Birth of Christ (Lesson 4) The Wise Men lesson with take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, Bible Story/Song Time, etc. Solemnity of the Epiphany (Primary Lesson) Solemnity of the Epiphany (Intermediate Lesson) 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? Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Coloring Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2 Wise Men Three Wise Men Three Wise Men Matthew 2 The Wise Men brought gifts for Jesus. "Wise Men Seeking Jesus" Coloring Sheet Baby Jesus & King Herod (Matthew 2:1-12) Coloring Page for Epiphany The Three Wise Men (page 4) Matthew 2:2 Matthew 2:1-12 (page 11) Herod Tries To Get Rid Of The Baby King Bible story mini books and one page printable Bible stories to color

Crafts Seeking The Savior group activities (crafts) Wise Men Christmas Crafts We Three Kings Three Wisemen Paper Crafts Paper Three Kings Chain The Three Wise Men Bottle Craft Three Wise Men Craft Wise Men Finger Puppets Three Wise Men Handprint Fingerprint Craft Three Kings/Three Wise Men Paper Craft Magi (this Magi craft uses the iconic idea of the star and the journey) Star Ornaments (page 7-9) Popsicle Stick Star Ornament
An easy and pretty Star of David craft made out of popsicle sticks, paint, glitter, etc. 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 Seeking The Savior group activities (games) Scroll down for several Wise Men games Jesus' Birth through the Eyes of the Wise men (scroll down for games) Christ Is Born! Three Kings Preschool Bible Game: Camel Run Magi Games 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! Journey of the Magi 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. 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.


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). Star (dot-to-dot) Dot-to-dot Maze Wise Men (maze) Wise Men Visit Jesus (maze) Maze (page 10) Wise Men (missing objects) The Visit of the Magi (Word Search) Word Search (it says Luke, but it is Matthew 2:1-12) Wise Men (Word Jumble) The Wise Men (Decoder) The Three Wise Men (word challenge) page 11 The Visit of the Magi (Crossword) Crossword Crossword (it says Luke, but it is Matthew 2:1-12) The Magi (matching) The Visit of the Magi (Multiple Choice) The Visit of the Magi (Fill in the Blanks) The Wise Men #170 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. Matthew 2:1-12 Worksheet Wise Men Worksheets Matthew 2:1-12 Kid’s Bulletin (scroll down for this) Matthew 2:1-12 Discussion Questions (can easily be made into a worksheet) Discussion questions that can easily be made into a worksheet - Matthew 2 Questions and Answers (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet) A Shepherd for My People (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet) Matthew 2 Inductive Bible Study – Discussion Questions and Teaching Points (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)


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


We Three Kings

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