Friday, November 24, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/4/18- Mark 1:29-39








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 1:29-39



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- How Do I Say I Love You? object lesson with coloring page, puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Looking For Jesus object lesson with hidden picture, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin,

sermons4kids.com- Recharging Our Batteries object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law lesson

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel: Mark 1:29-39

ministry-to-children.com- “Jesus The Ultimate Superhero” Sunday Lesson from Mark 1:29-39

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.

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- Jesus can do things no one else can do.

sermons4kids.com- Mark 1:35

sermons4kids.com- Showing Kindness Towards Others

serviciokoinonia.org- clip art



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Recharging Our Batteries group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Looking For Jesus group activities (crafts)

jesus-without-language.net- Mother-In-Law Spinner Craft

splitcoaststampers.com- Healing Craft

powerfulpalanca.com- Jesus Heals all of Your Hurts

ehow.com- Kindness Crafts for Kids

sugarspieceandglitter.com- Paper Chain of Kindness

teachingwithhaley.com- I can change the world with my own two hands (scroll down to this craft)

toddlerapproved.com- Kindness Love Note Puzzles for Kids

smittenwithfirstblog.com- Sprinkle Kindness Craft

crayola.com- Kindness Calendar Quilt Craft

crayola.com- Circle of Kindness Craft
Spin this Circle of Kindness for kids can be inspired to do good deeds. (Although it is suggested to make this craft for Rosh Hashanah, it can be used any time to encourage kindness.)

kidsactivitiesblog.com- Family Kindness Jar

coffeecupsandcrayons.com- Create A Kindness Jar With Kids

3abn.org- Kids Crafts- Kindness Jar

reallifeathome.com- Teaching Kids Kindness With A Kindness Jar

surfandsunshine.com- DIY Random Acts of Kindness Jar Craft

Love Notes- Cute magnet craft to put on your refrigerator to leave loving messages to the people in your family. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, pages 54 & 55).


Loving others demands respect, consideration, cooperation, care, etc. Love is about giving. Fill these chore charts out or have the students come up with their own chores to do and color. These can be given to parents or friends/family etc. to show they are serious about their respect for them, care, etc. They are to bring the chore charts back signed next week and receive a small gift as a reward for their good deeds.

dltk-cards.com- Custom Chore Chart

imom.com- Customizable Chore Chart

handipoints.com- Make Your Own Chore Chart

rewardscharts4kids.com- Free Printable Chore Chart Templates for Kids

mamadweeb.com- 20 Free Printable Chore Charts

tipjunkie.com- 21 Chore Cards and Chore Charts to Print



Games

sermons4kids.com- Recharging Our Batteries group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Looking For Jesus group activities (games)

Name That Prayer File Folder Game- Introduction: Rising very early before dawn, Jesus went off to a deserted place to do what? He prayed. Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35

Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game- Introduction: Jesus was always kind and helpful to the people he met. Jesus showed his love by caring for those who needed his healing touch. The next time you want to let someone know how much you care for them, remember that we show others we care, not just by sending flowers and gifts, but by showing acts of kindness each and every day -- just like Jesus did.

The Golden Rule File Folder Game- Introduction: Jesus was always kind and helpful to the people he met. Jesus showed his love by caring for those who needed his healing touch. The next time you want to let someone know how much you care for them, remember that we show others we care, not just by sending flowers and gifts, but by showing acts of kindness each and every day -- just like Jesus did.

Good Manners: How Rude!- A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society. The game includes 6 types of interactive game cards: multiple choice, scenario, true/false, reward for good manners, charades, and consequences for bad manners. Players or teams roll the dice and move that many spaces on the board. Whichever color is on the space you land on indicates the color card that will be used. The player to your left will read the card aloud to you and you will try to answer correctly. If you answer your question correctly, you may stay where you are. If you are not correct, everyone says, “How Rude!” and you move back to where you were. The first player or team to get to the “FINISH,” square first is the WINNER!

Making The Right Decisions Games- WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?): Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.
Moral Dilemmas Card Game: Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do?

10stepstofindingyourhappyplace.blogspot.com- The Kindness Game


ehow.com- Children's Game Ideas for Helping Others and Kindness

ehow.com- Preschool Games on Helping One Another

vtaide.com- The Banana Game
This game can be used to teach kids about kindness ... that we have a choice to be kind even when people are mean to us.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Crafty Crafters: Angel





So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite religious craft you make for “Mary and the Angel”?


Here is a craft I make with my students using cupcake liners:



books.google.com- Crafts from Your Favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 16 & 17

Jacob’s Ladder

Just make the angel that is in this craft using cupcake liners and construction paper. You can also make the angel into a magnet by putting sticky-backed magnets on the back of the angel.

*To make it easier for young children just have them fold one white cupcake liner in half (like pictured above) and attach with glue.

Prior to class I cut out the little head. It is so small that my first graders have a hard time cutting it out. I also use a paper plate to show the students how to fold the cupcake liners.



Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 1/28/18- Mark 1:21-28








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 1:21-28



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- Who Made Up These Rules? object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ Love Is Stronger object lesson group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Who’s In Control? object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Casts An Evil Spirit Out of a Man lesson

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel: Mark 1:21-28

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Heals Me activities, games, crafts, etc.

ministry-to-children.com- “Jesus Teaches, We Listen” Sunday School Lesson from Mark 1:21-28

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- Jesus Teaching

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is more powerful than anything!

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

warrencampdesign.com- People were amazed at Jesus' teaching Mark 1:21–28 (scroll down to bottom)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Who’s In Control group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Love Is Strong group activities (crafts)

truthforkids.com- Bible Verse Puzzle- use your own verse (MS Excel)
Make your own puzzle using your own verse.

paththroughthenarrowgate.com- Pocket Bible Verse Craft

Bible Memory Verse Crafts

makingfriends.com- Print out paper dolls and stick band aids on them like sick children. Talk about how Jesus heals the sick.


Make a bookmark of your favorite verse from today’s Gospel.

dltk-cards.com- Make your own bookmark from your favorite passage from today’s lesson.

creativity-portal.com- Blank bookmark templates. Three 2” x 8” blank rectangle bookmarks to download and print. Trim for smaller bookmark size. Use for collage, mixed media, and other bookmark making fun.

mssscrafts.com- Laced bookmarks with templates

meaningfulmamma.com- Bible Bookmark Craft

freekidscraft.com- Several different kinds of bookmarks to make

activitiesforkids.com- Make your own bookmarks and print them out.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Who’s In Control group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Love Is Strong group activities (games)

Play “Simon Says” Play “Simon Says” according to the traditional rules. One child is “Simon” and everyone has to do whatever Simon says. (For example, “Simon says, ‘Touch your head.’ ”) But if Simon does not say to do something (“Touch your head.”) and someone does it, he is out. Continue playing until every child has a chance to be Simon.
Say • Do you remember what happened in the Bible story today when Jesus told the evil spirit, “Be quiet and come out of him”? That’s right! The spirit obeyed Jesus and went away! We do not have to be afraid because Jesus is powerful! How could Jesus make evil spirits go away? Jesus is more powerful than all evil. (From mairangichurch.org- page 10.



Play Hang Man using words from today’s Gospel.


Make a Bingo game using the words from today’s Gospel.

teach-nology.com- 3 x 3 or 5 x 5 cards

dltk-cards.com- Custom Bingo Cards

eslactivities.com- Bingo Card Generator


Introduce game- What did Jesus say to the unclean spirit? “Quiet! Come out of him!”

localschooldirectory.com- Quiet Game and Listening Game

atozteacherstuff.com- Quiet Game

Quiet Action- This silent game will teach kids to focus on the impact of actions versus words. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 181.) For younger students you can whisper a Bible character for them to act out.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Gospel for the Mass: 1/21/18- Mark 1:14-20








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 1:14-20



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

mssscrafts.com- Fishermen Who Become Fishers of Men with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Following the Leader object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Answering the Call object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Extra! Extra! Read All About It! object lesson with coloring page

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus’ Disciples Catch Lots of Fish lesson

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel (lesson)

dltk-bible.com- The Twelve Disciples lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, coloring pages, crafts, bulletin board, puzzle, recipe snack, songs, take home sheets, etc.

daniellesplace.com- Fishers of Men lesson with activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Pre K – K Fishers of Men lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Story Wheel, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- First Grade on Up lesson with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Story Wheel, 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

maxipraise.com- Come Follow Me

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" Mark 1:17

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" Mark 1:17

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!"



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Answering the Call group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft- Who said, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men”? What does that mean?

daniellesplace.com- Fishers of Men crafts (scroll down for these)

daniellesplace.com- Lots of fish crafts listed

mssscrafts.com- Lots of fish crafts listed

Japanese Wind Sock- Create a unique "kite"- the traditional Japanese carp wind sock. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 178 & 179).

Magic Fish-in-the-Ocean Puppet- A cute craft that the fish actually swims and comes to the surface. (Crafts From Your Favorite Fairy Tales by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Answering the Call group activities (games)

aokcorral.com- Easy fishing toy to make and play

daniellesplace.com- Play “Go Fish” Game (scroll down for this)


Introduce game: Jesus knew his disciples very well. They were his friends. How well do you know your friends?

Who is knocking at my door?

Need: one chair

Directions: The students sit in their own seats while the one who is “It” sits in a chair in front of the room, with his back toward the other students. Someone is chosen by the teacher to go up and knock on the back of the chair or floor. When “It” hears the knocking he asks, "Who is knocking at my door?" The knocker answers in a disguised voice "It is I.” “It” has to guess who the knocker was. The knocker then becomes “It”.


Introduce game: Who are the apostles? What are their names?

applesaucekids.com- Simon Says Meets the Apostles
Simon says meets the Apostles: The idea of this game is just to teach the names of the Apostles. Assign the Name of an Apostle to each kid. Then play Simon says, but only use the Apostle's name when talking to each kid. And tell each kid what Simon says individually. Example: Simon says the Apostle Simon Peter can take one step forward. Only the kid that is Simon Peter can move. The rest of the kids must wait for their turn.


Disciples Memory Game

Preparation: Go to sundayschoolsources.com and print out 2 of the following cards on cardstock (just the pictures of the disciples). Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

21- John, James, Andrew, Peter

38- Thaddaeus, Philip, Bartholomew, James son of Alphaeus

42- Judas Iscariot, Matthew, Thomas, Simon the Zealot


Directions: Cards are laid out in a grid face down, and players take turns flipping pairs of cards over. On each turn, the player will first turn one card over, then a second. If the two cards match, the player scores one point, the two cards are removed from the game, and the player gets another turn. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over.

The object is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player. (One point is scored for each matched pair, and the player with the highest score after all cards have been matched wins.) When cards are turned over, it is important to remember where they are for when the matching card is turned up later in the game.


Disciples Go Fish Game

Preparation: Print out Disciple Trading Cards (listed above) on card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Directions: Go Fish is best for 2-5 players with so few cards to play with. The dealer deals 4 cards to each player. The remaining cards (if any) are placed face down to form a stock. The player to dealer's left starts. A turn consists of asking a specific player for a specific card. For example, if it is my turn I might say: “Mary, do you have James?” The player who asks must already hold one of the requested cards. If the player who was asked (Mary) has the card (James in this case), she must give her card to the player who asked for it. That player then gets another turn and may again ask any player for any card already held by the asker. If the person asked does not have the card, they say “Go fish!” The asker must then draw the top card of the undealt stock. If the drawn card is the card asked for, the asker shows it and gets another turn. If the drawn card is not the card asked for, the asker keeps it, but the turn now passes to the next player. As soon as a player collects a pair of the same disciple, this must be shown and discarded face up. The game continues until either someone has no cards left in their hand or the stock runs out. The winner is the player who then has the most pairs.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword (must be a typo on puzzle that should say: Mark 1:14-20)



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Snack

enchantedlearning.com- Make edible fish in the Sea of Galilee in a plastic clear cup.



Song

dltk-bible.com- The song teaches children the names of the twelve disciples. Sung to "Jesus Loves Me".





Life Size Game Boards



Lifesize Monopoly at Brownsburg Public Library




The next time you play a game using a game board, do something totally different, try doing a life size game board. You can do them in your classroom, gym, parking lot, field, wherever you have room. It is a great way to review what you do in class! You can even get the students involved and help you make the game board. The possibilities are endless! It is an enlightening experience that your students will enjoy and never forget.


How to do life size board games:


bookblather.net- Life Size Monopoly (with entire file you can download)

literarylibrariankim.blogspot.com- Life Size Monopoly (with directions on how to make it and rules to play the game)

blog.craftzine.com- How To Make A Big As Life Board Game

thereligionteacher.com- The Human Board Game to Review for Exams

ponyexpresscubs.blogspot.com- Human Size Board Games

pinterest.com- Life Size Games

pinterest.com- Live Action Board Games

mentalfloss.com- Life Size Versions of Popular Board Games

thegiantgameco.com- Giant games and board games

oddee.com- 10 Uber Cool Life-Sized Games





Monday, November 20, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 1/14/18- John 1:35-42








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




John 1:35-42



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

word-sunday.com- Come and See lesson

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

faithpresby.org- Come and See, John 1:35-42 lesson with questions

threethirtyministries.org- Andrew’s Example lesson with activities

cloversites.com- Peter and Adrew Meet Jesus lesson with activities

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

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



Coloring

yescoloring.com- Jesus the Lamb of God

kidstalkaboutgod.org- Come and you will see. John 1:38-39

supercoloring.com- Lamb of God




Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell group activities (crafts)

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.

mssscrafts.com- Sheep/Lambs crafts listed

dltk-kids.com- Paper Bag Lamb Craft

freekidscrafts.com- Paper Bag Lamb Puppet Craft

daniellesplace.com- Sheep Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids

daniellesplace.com- Sheep crafts (3 pages posted)

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

orientaltrading.com- Lamb of God Paper Plate Craft Kit

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

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 by Kathie Stull, page 30 & 31).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell group activities (games)


Follow Jesus (Follow the Leader)
Who did the disciples follow? (Jesus) Let’s see how well you can follow Jesus. Directions: Someone is the Leader and the students follow Jesus and do what he does.


Following Directions Game

Introduce game: So you think you are good at following directions? Let’s find out.

Need: Bop It, Ballzerko, Simon, etc.

Directions: Divide the class into groups. Have one group play one game and the other plays another, etc. Students must do what the toy tells them to do. Change games after all students get a chance to play.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword John 1: 35-48

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Gospel for the Mass: 1/7/18- Matthew 2:1-12








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




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

mssscrafts.com- The Three Wise Men with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savor object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

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

sermons4kids.com- Bringing Gifts To Jesus object lesson

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.

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

thinkingkidsblog.org- Wise Men Lessons & Activities

covchurch.org- The Wise Men Meet Jesus lesson with activities

kidssundayschool.com- The Visit of the Magi lesson

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Three Wise Men lesson with activities

ministry-to-children.com- The Wise Men lesson with activities

crossroadskidsclub.net- Wise Men Seek lesson plan with activities

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

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- Matthew 2

christiananswers.net- The Wise Men Brought Gifts For Jesus

dltk-bible.com- Quite a few coloring pages for the story posted here.

fresundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Three Wise Men (page 4)

coloringhome.com- Wise Men coloring pages



Crafts

sundayschoolzone.com- The Wise Men’s Story Bible Craft

susanvans.org- Three Kings Craft

thatartistwoman.org- "We Three Kings" Banner

daniellesplace.com- Wise Men Crafts

pinterest.com- Epiphany Crafts


Introduce crafts: How did the Wise Men find Jesus?

sermonskids.com- Seeking the Savior crafts

hellokids.com- Popsicle Stick Star of David

dltk-kids.com- Fold and Cut Star Shape
Take a plain sheet of paper, make a series of folds, snip once, and, presto! You've got a perfect star. (Step by step directions posted.)


Introduce craft: Who was looking for baby Jesus?

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

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

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



Games

Introduce game: Who was searching for baby Jesus?

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savior games

The Catholic Toolbox- Gifts For The Baby Jesus File Folder Game



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.



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



Puzzles

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Look at the pictures in the circles. Find the matching pictures 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).
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

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

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

lambsongs.co.nz- Twinkle Star Wise Men by Jill Kemp
Booklet for the children to make (print out in color or have the children color it)

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men (maze)

biblewise.com- Wise Men (maze)

biblewise.com- Finding Jesus (maze)

biblewise.com- The Wise Men Visit Jesus (maze)

biblewise.com- Wise Men (find the difference)

biblewise.com- Missing Objects (There are 10 things left out of the second picture. Can you find them?)

biblewise.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus (Complete the addition problems inside the gifts. The missing numbers correspond to a letter. Use those letters, to complete the sentences below.)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (word search)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Still Seek Him (jumble)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (crossword)

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (multiple choice)

WiseMen (fill in the blanks)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (fill in the blanks)



Song

kididdles.com- We Three Kings (with lyrics and audio)





Saint Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes Prayer Card



The candy cane is a treat often associated with Saint Nicholas, the patron and protector of children. The crook symbolizes the gentle image of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Celebrate Saint Nicholas Day with a blessing and sharing of candy canes.




*Download includes both English & Spanish translations.

sadlier.com- Saint Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes Prayer Card





Friday, November 17, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 12/31/17- Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40



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

mssscrafts.com- Simon and Anna Say Thank You with resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Our God Is Faithful 100% object lesson

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Simeon Praises God in the Temple lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- Simeon and Anna lesson #169 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

ministry-to-children.com- Baby Jesus Presented in the Temple lesson

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

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

ehow.com- Children's Activities for the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Simeon and Anna Thank God

sermons4kids.com- Simeon Recognizes Jesus

higherpraise.com- Simeon and Anna

theclipartwizard.com- The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple Coloring Pages


Crafts

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise group activities (crafts)

Holy Family crafts: If you have younger children, consider doing one of these crafts to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family: Holy Family scrapbook; Holy Family tree; Holy Family nativity set; Holy Family puppets.

pinterest.com- Family Trees

pinterest.com- Simple Nativity Crafts for Kids

catholicicing.com- Feast of the Holy Family (crafts)

scrapbookscrapbook.com- Free Printable Christmas Nativity Children's School & Church Craft Project

designdazzle.com- Printable Nativity Set

papergiftsforestefany- Nativity Crafts

catholicicing.com- Printable Nativity Set
This nativity craft was originally designed to be printed, colored, and glued around toilet paper tubes to make the pieces stand up. Since then, many readers have discovered that it’s just as good to print the pieces on card stock, and then use tape or staples to make them into a cylinder.

sarahanestudios.com- Nativity Puppet Theatre
To make and color with stage and background; free printable

lifeyourway.net- Popsicle Stick Nativity Puppets

hartofthemountain.blogspot.com- Printable Nativity Finger Puppets


Have children create their own candle crafts to celebrate the presentation of Jesus in the temple. The candles symbolize that Christ is the light of the world, just as Simeon had said.

Make candlemas

homemadeserentity.blogspot.com- Rolled Beeswax Candle Tutorial

abeautifulmess.com- Homemade Beeswax Candles

naturalsuburbia.com- Candlemas in the Southern Hemisphere

goldensunfamily.blogspot.com- Candlemas

freekidscrafts.com- Glowing Leaves
When you press flowers and leaves, they become thinner and light can shine through them. In this project, you simply decoupage pressed flowers and leaves to a votive cup and cover with tissue paper.

helloglow.co- Recycle Old Candles and Make Ice Candles

craftsbyamanda.com- Epson Salt Luminaries

sheknows.com- Stained Glass Candle Holder (scroll down to this)

marthasteward.com- Stamped Glass Candleholders



Make a Rosary and do the Joyful Mysteries

1- The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord." (Luke 1:38)
2- The Visitation - Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:45)
3- The Birth of Jesus at Bethlehem (Luke 2:7)
4- The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22)
5- The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:49)

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Make A Giant Rosary With Kids

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Make A Rosary Book

catholicicing.com- Make an edible rosary

catholicicing.com- How to Make a Rosary with Kids
A simple rosary that kids can make using supplies found at any craft store.

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Celebrating the Month of Rosary
Rosary ideas and crafts link up

through-my-is.blogspot.com- Spiritual Medicine Craft

Making a Rosary- Rosary background and information. Excellent step-by-step directions to make a simple rosary. (Kids Explore America’s Catholic Heritage, page 159-161).

e-scoutcraft.com- Making a rosary using Seine Twine Mason Line, 6 gold pony beads, and a small piece of leather

domestic-church.com- How to Make Knotted Cord Rosaries

ehow.com- How To Make A Rosary for Kids

ehow.com- How To Make A Pocket Rosary



Games

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise group activities (games)

The Waiting Game- This icebreaker game will help your kids discover that God delivers on his promises even when waiting is part of his plan. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 157).

The Catholic Toolbox- Rosary Bingo: Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about the Rosary. The teacher asks one student at a time a question from the list. The student answers the question and the class looks for the word(s) on their bingo card. The first student who gets five in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins. You can play in teams or individually. (The teacher can give the students some hints to help them answer the questions correctly if needed.)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword

domestic-church.com- Joyful Mysteries (crossword)





Gospel for the Mass: 12/24/17- Luke 1:26-38








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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 1:26-38



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

mssscrafts.com- An Angel Visits Mary with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- You Shall Call His Name Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Mary Had A Little Lamb object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Visit From an Angel object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz

calvarycurriculum.com- Gabriel Visits Mary lesson #165 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Gabriel Brings Blessings to Mary lesson

freesundayschoolcurriculum- An Angel Visits Mary lesson with activities

kidssundayschool.com- Gabriel Visits Mary 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- An Angel Visits Mary

sermons4kids.com- The angel Gabriel appears to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)

calvarycurriculum.com- Gabriel Visits Mary lesson #165 (page 2)

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- You Shall Call His Name Jesus activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Mary Had a Little Lamb group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Visit From an Angel group activities (crafts)

Christmas Angel- A cute craft of an angel that is made from using the child's handprints. (From The Hands Of A Child by Anthony Flores, page 25).

Doily Angel- A pretty angel made out of a paper doily. (The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts by Judy Ann Sadler, page 78 & 79).

books.google.com- Jacob’s Ladder
Just make the angel that is in this craft using cupcake liners and construction paper. You can also make the angel into a magnet by putting sticky-backed magnets on the back of the angel. (Crafts from Your Favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 16 & 17).

mssscrafts.com- Tons of angel crafts listed

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Angel crafts with directions (page 5 – 7)



Games

sermons4kids.com- You Shall Call His Name Jesus activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Mary Had a Little Lamb group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A Visit From an Angel group activities (games)

daniellesplace.com- Mary Tells Her Good News

Surprise Ball- God’s people were expecting God to keep His promise to send the Savior. They were probably surprised by the humble way the Messiah was born. Today we are going to play a game where we get surprised. (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 150).

kevinmccaughey.com- Paper Wrapped Surprise Game



Puzzles

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Mary puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from July 23 - 27).

sermons4kids.com- An Angel Appears to Mary (dot to dot)

An Angel Tells Good News (dot to dot)- Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 9.

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Cryptogram

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Song

kididdles.com- The Seven Joys of Mary with lyrics and audio