Sunday, March 30, 2014

Class 4/6/14





What are you doing in your classroom or home? I think it would be great to see what others are doing to exchange some ideas. I am constantly looking for new activities to do and I know others are too.


This is what I plan on doing with my first grade CCD class:


Review-

• Review - Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, Glory Be, Lord’s Prayer/Our Father, Hail Mary


Prayer Activity-





Hail Mary Roll a Prayer- Cut out prayer strips. Students roll a die to collect all the pieces to their prayer. The first one to collect all the pieces to the prayer is the winner. Students then glue in the spaces provided the prayer in the correct order.



• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards.

• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ, tabernacle, bells, lectern, ambo, Lectionary, missal, Book of the Gospels, Processional Cross, cruets, Sacramentary, Sanctuary Lamp, Presider’s/Celebrant’s Chair, missal, hymnal) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards.

If the students need help:

*Give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word or the definition.



Celebrating the Mass Lesson-

Holy Communion

After giving the Holy Communion to the deacon, the Eucharistic Ministers, and altar servers the congregation may receive Holy Communion.

We stay kneeled until it is time for us to receive Holy Communion. We then walk slowly with our hands folded as we make our way to the priest or Eucharistic Minister.

First graders have not received first Holy Communion, hold your arms across your chest (demonstrate this) when you approach the priest to receive a blessing. After receiving a blessing, follow the line and walk back to your seat and kneel to pray or for meditation.

Then priest may return to his chair and when he sits down the people can sit down. If appropriate, a sacred silence may be observed for a while, or a hymn may be sung.


Questions:

What do we do until it is time for us to receive Holy Communion? (We kneel.)

What do you do if you have not received first Holy Communion? (Hold your arms across your chest when you approach the priest or Eucharistic Minister to receive a blessing.

What do you do after you have received the Body and Blood of Christ? (Follow the line and walk back to your seat and kneel to pray or for meditation.)

When can you sit down? (When the priest sits down.)



Celebrating the Mass Activities-

Introduce craft: Who gives out the Holy Eucharist to the people in church? (The priest and the Eucharistic Ministers.) Who is present in the Holy Eucharist? (Jesus)



Jesus in the Holy Eucharist Craft

*This is an adaptation of catholiccollector.blogspot.com craft. This blog and craft have been removed.

1. Print out host template. Cut out and fold host so that it opens like a door with the picture of Jesus inside.

2. Print out template of chalice. Cut out template. Fold a yellow piece of construction paper in half and put the flat side of the chalice template on the folded edge. Trace around template and cut out. When you open it you will have a complete chalice. Be sure to draw in the top part of the chalice.

3. Glue chalice to your background paper and let your child decorate it with crayons, markers, plastic jewels, sequins, etc.

4. Glue host above the chalice making sure the door opens the correct way. You can also draw a cross on the outside of the host.


Host Template

Chalice Template




Lesson Plan-

Easter/Empty Tomb and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “The Empty Tomb” The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery and ask questions from Easter Take Home Sheet. Note: When I read the story to the students I usually sit in the chair in the corner by the board and have the students sit on the floor in front of me. After the students have answered the questions about the story, I have them go back to their seats to continue with what is on the lesson plan (activity, craft, game, puzzles/worksheets, etc.).



Craft- Introduce craft: Did they find Jesus in the tomb on Easter? Let’s make something that shows what they found.



catholicicing.com- Make an empty tomb craft (scroll down for this)



One Page Bible Story-

lambsongs.co.nz- “Easter Rhyme” by Jill Kemp

Have students read the one page Bible story out loud in class by taking turns (each read a page) and take home to read to their parents. Students can also color one page Bible story.



Game- Introduce game: Today I will send home a Take Home Test. Let’s see how well you can answer the questions.

Review Game

The objective of the game is to be the first player to score 10 points. Have a player roll the die on the floor in front of the class. If the die lands on a blank space, they do not answer a question. If the die lands on “?”, they are asked a question by the teacher from the test. If the player answers correctly, they receive a point (you can use tokens, write it on the board, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive a point. The first player to score 10 points, is the winner. You can play this game individually or in teams. For an added challenge, you can also have “Lose 1 Point” and “Take 1 Point” on a side of the die. When a player rolls “Lose 1 Point”, they must lose 1 point. If a player rolls “Take 1 Point”, they may take a point from any player they choose.

Make a die out of a large juice carton and put a ? mark on some (at least 3) of the sides of the die. mssscrafts.com- directions to make die.

Cube Signs- Print, cut out, and glue on die.



Puzzles & Worksheets- While students are doing puzzles/worksheets, etc. they may say a prayer. Students are asked to recite 5 prayers by the end of the year. A “We Know Our Prayers” chart is on the bulletin board. If the student can recite the prayer correctly, write the date on the chart, and they get to pick a prize from the prize bag.

He’s Not Here!- Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grade 1-3 by Linda Standke, page 29



Homework- Give each student Test #4 for their parents to go over with them to review what we have done in class. Parents need to help their child fill this out and bring back to class the following week. Students that complete their homework and bring it back to class will be able to play Homeworkopoly. Each Sunday the students make a mini story book and/or story wheel in class. Students need to read these to their parents (or the parents read to them) the mini book and/or story wheel for homework.



What will you do in your classroom or home? Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!





Friday, March 28, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 4/27/13- John 20:19-31








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A 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 20:19-31



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

sermons4kids.com- May I See Some Identification, Please? object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, group activities, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not! object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz

calvarycurriculum.com- Thomas Doubts lesson #241 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Visits His Disciples, But Thomas Needs Proof

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Finds A Solid Rock lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Doubting Thomas lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples).

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Appears

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Appears to Thomas

sermons4kids.com- John 20:25

sermons4kids.com- Thomas

theclipartwizard.com- Doubting Thomas coloring pages



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Identification Please group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: What was Jesus nailed to?

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip at the bottom for younger students)

daniellesplace.com- Several cross crafts listed

dltk-bible.com- Paper Bead Cross

Oriental Trading Company- Nail Cross Necklace Craft Kit

christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross (easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make)

spoonful.com- Beaded Cross Necklace
A very nice necklace for boys and girls. Be sure to make the string at least 36 inches long to fit over their heads. Craft cord can be used as well.

spoonful.com- Melted Crayon Stained Glass Window
I make this craft in the shape of a cross by folding one sheet of black construction paper in half and tracing a cross in the center on the top sheet. I then cut the cross out of both sheets of paper for the students. We then follow the rest of the directions given here.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Identification Please group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll group activities (games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Disciples Memory or Go Fish
Take out the Judas cards and play one of these games.



Thomas the Doubter

Introduce game: Who wouldn't believe that Jesus was alive until he saw the marks of the nails on Jesus' hands and feet, and touch the wound in Jesus' side?

Need: Large nail with blunt point, 1 chair

Directions: A student is picked by the teacher to play the part of Thomas. He or she will sit in a chair with their back to the class. A large nail is put under the chair. While Thomas is turned around with his or her eyes closed, the teacher will choose a student to sneak up and take the nail and hide it somewhere on his person. When this person is ready, then everyone will say: “Doubting Thomas, where is the nail?” The teacher will then say, “Does _____ have it?” (This student may or may not have it). Thomas will then stand up and turn around. Will Thomas doubt what the teacher says or will he believe the teacher? If Thomas believes the teacher, he will say, “I believe _____ has it.” Or he will not believe the teacher and guess who might have the nail. Whoever has the nail is now Thomas.



Introduce activity: How do we know what is real or true? Two fun activities to emphasize the story Doubting Thomas.

Know For Sure Relay

Need: 2 different size boxes that have individual snacks for each child inside, tape boxes shut and do not tell the student’s what is inside the boxes

Directions: Set up a relay with two teams (if you have a lot of students, have more teams each with a box with snacks inside). Place snack boxes at another point in the room for each team to run for. Do not give the students any hints about what is in the boxes. The first student in line runs to the box, carries it back to his team and gives it to the next team member in line. This player funs it back to it’s starting point and leaves it there. The player returns and goes to the end of his team line. Repeat until everyone has had a turn.

Then hold up one of the boxes. Say: What do you think is in this box? Hold up another box and say: What about this box? Do you think both boxes have the same thing inside? Do you know for sure what is inside the boxes? How can you find out for sure? (By opening up the boxes.) We have to see with our eyes to know for sure what is inside the box don’t we? Let’s open up the boxes and see if you are right. (Let each student open up a box.) Say: We are going to have these snacks for later. (Put the boxes to the side.)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Sunday, March 23, 2014

Class 3/30/14





What are you doing in your classroom or home? I think it would be great to see what others are doing to exchange some ideas. I am constantly looking for new activities to do and I know others are too.


This is what I plan on doing with my first grade CCD class:


Review-

• Review - Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, Glory Be, Lord’s Prayer/Our Father, Hail Mary


Prayer Activity-




Hail Mary Puzzle #2- All you need is some card stock and a copy machine. Print puzzle on card stock and have the students cut on the lines to make a puzzle. Have the students put the puzzle together to practice Hail Mary. Put puzzle pieces in an envelope or Ziploc bag.



• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards.

• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ, tabernacle, bells, lectern, ambo, Lectionary, missal, Book of the Gospels, Processional Cross, cruets, Sacramentary, Sanctuary Lamp, Presider’s/Celebrant’s Chair, missal, hymnal) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards.

If the students need help:

*Give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word or the definition.



Lesson Plan-

Holy Week and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “Death on the Cross” The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today. Note: When I read the story to the students I usually sit in the chair in the corner by the board and have the students sit on the floor in front of me. After the students have answered the questions about the story, I have them go back to their seats to continue with what is on the lesson plan (activity, craft, game, puzzles/worksheets, etc.).



Activity- Introduce worksheet- Can you tell me happened during Holy Week? Let’s find out.


The activity below is free, however it can 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.

What Happened During Holy Week (worksheet)- Ask the students what is happening in the first picture. Discuss. Then ask them, “What day of Holy Week is it?” Write #1 on the board and Palm/Passion Sunday beside the number. Continue with pictures 2 – 4. Have students color the pictures.



Movie- The Easter Story (30 min.)
Ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.



Craft- Introduce craft: What crowed three times just like Jesus said it would? (A rooster.) Who denied Jesus three times just like Jesus said someone would? (Peter)



first-school.ws- Rooster
A cute rooster craft made with a paper plate. *Leave off the feet and the rooster can rock back and forth.



One Page Bible Story-

lambsongs.co.nz- “Easter Story” by Jill Kemp

Have students read the one page Bible story out loud in class by taking turns (each read a page) and take home to read to their parents. Students can also color one page Bible story.



Game- Introduce game: How well do you know about Holy Week? Let’s find out.

Pass the Rooster!

Directions: An egg timer is set for any time the teacher wishes. Have the students sit in a circle. The teacher then gives a student a rooster and asks them a Bible Question. The student must answer the question correctly. If they do not, the student must answer another question until they are correct. When the student is correct, the teacher says, “Pass the rooster!” and the student passes the rooster to the person on their right and that student must answer a Bible Question to be able to pass the rooster. Whoever is holding the rooster with the timer goes off is the rooster.


*Use questions for game from lesson plan.



Puzzles & Worksheets- While students are doing puzzles/worksheets, etc. they may say a prayer. Students are asked to recite 5 prayers by the end of the year. A “We Know Our Prayers” chart is on the bulletin board. If the student can recite the prayer correctly, write the date on the chart, and they get to pick a prize from the prize bag.

Jesus Who- Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grade 1-3 by Linda Standke, page 27



Homework- Give each student a Death on a Cross Take Home Sheet for their parents to go over with them to review what we have done in class. Parents need to help their child fill this out and bring back to class the following week. Students that complete their homework and bring it back to class will be able to play Homeworkopoly. Each Sunday the students make a mini story book and/or story wheel in class. Students need to read these to their parents (or the parents read to them) the mini book and/or story wheel for homework.



What will you do in your classroom or home? Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!





Friday, March 21, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 4/20/14- John 20:1-9








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A 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 20:1-9



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

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

sermons4kids.com- It’s Empty! object lesson with coloring page

calvarycurriculum.com- 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.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Alive! lesson (#5)

sundayschoollessons.com- 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.)

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Alive!

sermons4kids.com- He is not here, he is risen!

apples4theteacher.com- The cave tomb of Jesus

sundayschoolresources.com- Tomb with open door

calvarycurriculum.com- Peter and John visit Jesus’ tomb. John 20:1-10 (page 2)

dltk-teach.com- 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.

lambsongs.co.nz- Easter mini books to print out and color (Easter Rhyme, Easter Story, He’s Alive! and Easter Surprise)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Surprise! It’s Empty! group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Faces of Easter group activities (crafts)

catholicicing.com- 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).

spoonful.com- Coffee Filter Butterfly

freepreschoolcrafts.com- 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).

dltk-bible.com- The Angel Rolled Away the Stone craft

makingfriends.com- He is Risen craft stick hanger

annieshomepage.com- Jellybean Prayer (prayer with activities to go with it: cards and jar craft)

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip at the bottom for younger students)



Introduce craft: Have you ever heard of the Jelly Bean Prayer?

annieshomepage.com- Jelly Bean Prayer
Prayer with activities to go with it: cards and jar craft.

kinderart.com- Jelly Bean Sweet Jar (craft)

mama-jean.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable)

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Easter



Games

sermons4kids.com- Surprise! It’s Empty! group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Faces of Easter 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?).


christiancrafters.com- He Has Risen Egg Pass

christiancrafters.com- The Easter Egg Game

christiancrafters.com- The Empty Tomb

christiancrafters.com- No Easter Egg Hunt

kidssundayschool.com- 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).

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Colorful Easter Cross File Folder Game
This is a file folder game where children can match the different colors of the crosses. Colors are pastel for using around Easter learning.

filefolderfun.com- 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.

biblestoryprintables.com- The Story of Easter File Folder Game
This is a file folder game about the Resurrection of Easter time.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Free Easter Bible Printables
Several pages of Easter games that you can print out for free.

sugardoodle.net- Easter Games (several Easter games posted)

The Catholic Toolbox- The Empty Tomb file folder game

The Catholic Toolbox- Jelly Bean Prayer file folder game (scroll down for this)



Puzzles

first-school.ws- He Has Risen puzzle craft- Children color then make an easy puzzle that they can put together.

sermons4kids.com- Maze (John 20:1-18)

sermons4kids.com- Maze

christiananswers.net- Easter (word search)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search (John 20:1-9)

joanyedwards.com- Crossword (John 20:1-9)



Snacks

dltk-holidays.com- He’s Alive Buns

dltk-kids.com- Resurrection Cake

dltk-kids.com- 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.

betterbudgeting.com- Easter Resurrection Cookies





Sunday, March 16, 2014

Class 3/23/14





What are you doing in your classroom or home? I think it would be great to see what others are doing to exchange some ideas. I am constantly looking for new activities to do and I know others are too.


This is what I plan on doing with my first grade CCD class:


Review-

• Review - Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, Glory Be, Lord’s Prayer/Our Father


Prayer Activity- Introduce Hail Mary: Who is Mary? Mary is Jesus’ mother. She is also the mother of our Church. Do you know any prayers to Mary? (Hail Mary)

Hail Mary worksheet- To find out how well the students know The Hail Mary, have the students fill out the worksheet using the word bank.


• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards.

• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ, tabernacle, bells, lectern, ambo, Lectionary, missal, Book of the Gospels, Processional Cross, cruets, Sacramentary, Sanctuary Lamp, Presider’s/Celebrant’s Chair, missal, hymnal) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards.

If the students need help:

*Give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word or the definition.



Celebrating the Mass Lesson-

Lamb of God

In the Fraction Rite, the priest breaks the consecrated bread as the people sing "Lamb of God." John the Baptist proclaimed Jesus as "the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (Jn 1:29). The breaking the bread recalls the actions of Jesus at the Last Supper, when he broke the bread before giving it to his disciples. One of the earliest names for the Eucharistic celebration is the breaking of the bread.



We kneel while the priest takes the host, breaks it over the paten, and places a small piece in the chalice, saying quietly:

May this mingling of the Body and Blood
of our Lord Jesus Christ
bring eternal life to us who receive it.

Meanwhile the following is sung or said:

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.

*The invocation may even be repeated several times if the fraction is prolonged. Only the final time, however, is grant us peace said.

Then the Priest, with hands joined, says quietly a prayer.


The Priest then genuflects, takes the host and, holding it slightly raised above the paten or above the chalice, while facing the people, says aloud:

Behold the Lamb of God,
Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

All: Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.


*Then ask students questions from the lesson.



Celebrating the Mass Activities-

Introduce worksheet: What do we say after the priest says

Behold the Lamb of God,
Behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

All: Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

Lamb of God (worksheet)- Fill out the worksheet with the students on the board.



Lesson Plan-

Last Supper and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “The Last Supper” The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today. Note: When I read the story to the students I usually sit in the chair in the corner by the board and have the students sit on the floor in front of me. After the students have answered the questions about the story, I have them go back to their seats to continue with what is on the lesson plan (activity, craft, game, puzzles/worksheets, etc.).



Craft- Introduce craft: During the Last Supper, Jesus said this to his disciples, “Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the chalice of my blood.” What do we drink the Blood of Christ out of? (A chalice.)




familyatthefootofthecross.blogspot.com- Corpus Christi Mosaic Craft

*You can decorate with rhinestones using a hot glue gun.



One Page Bible Story-

lambsongs.co.nz- “The Easter Story” by Jill Kemp

Have students read the one page Bible story out loud in class by taking turns (each read a page) and take home to read to their parents. Students can also color one page Bible story.



Game- Introduce game: What did Jesus and the disciples eat on the Last Supper?






Have you ever experienced a Passover Seder? For many, Seder meals are not a common part of their typical Holy Week traditions. To help children understand what was eaten during this meal, here is a game that reviews the traditional food of the Seder meal.

cajestl.org- Fill Your Seder Plate Board Game









Puzzles & Worksheets- While students are doing puzzles/worksheets, etc. they may say a prayer. Students are asked to recite 5 prayers by the end of the year. A “We Know Our Prayers” chart is on the bulletin board. If the student can recite the prayer correctly, write the date on the chart, and they get to pick a prize from the prize bag.

365 Activities for Kids- Find the cups on November 15th.



Homework- Give each student a Last Supper (Holy Thursday) Take Home Sheet for their parents to go over with them to review what we have done in class. Parents need to help their child fill this out and bring back to class the following week. Students that complete their homework and bring it back to class will be able to play Homeworkopoly. Each Sunday the students make a mini story book and/or story wheel in class. Students need to read these to their parents (or the parents read to them) the mini book and/or story wheel for homework.



What will you do in your classroom or home? Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!





Friday, March 14, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 4/13/14- Matthew 26:14-27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


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Matthew 26:14-27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

mssscrafts.com- The Last Supper, The Garden of Gethsemane, The Crucifixion (look under Jesus’ Final Days) with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Shares Supper with His Friends lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Last Supper lesson with Bible verses, discussions, activities, etc.

sundayschoollessons.com- Pilot Calls Jesus King lesson

sundayschoolresources.com- Jesus Died on the Cross lesson

childrensermons.com- The Cross object lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Kiss of Betrayal
Judas Just Reward
Pontius Pilot
Crown of Thorns
Carrying the Cross
Sour Wine and Gall
It Is Finished
Lessons with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples).

sundayschoolsources.com- The Last Supper lesson with vocabulary, discussions, questions, memory work, etc.

sundayschoolsources.com-The Garden of Gethsemane lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

sundayschoolsources.com- Peter Denies Christ lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

sundayschoolsources.com- Pilate lesson with vocabulary, discussions, questions, memory work, etc.

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus’ Death lesson with vocabulary, discussions, questions, memory work, etc.

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus is Crucified lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

dltk-bible.com- #2 The Last Supper
#3 Jesus Prays
#4 Jesus Dies On The Cross
Lessons that include coloring pages, take home sheet, games, songs, crafts, snacks, etc.

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



Coloring

hellokids.com- The Last Supper coloring page

sermons4kids.com- The Last Supper

oncoloring.com- Jesus at the Last Supper with the apostles coloring page

honkingdonkey.com- The Lord's Supper - The Last Supper Coloring Page

sundayschoolkids.com- 2 page activity and coloring page

supercoloring.com- The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci coloring page

4catholiceducators.com- Holy Thursday clip art

theclipartwizard.com- Holy Thursday coloring pages

sundayschoolzone.com- The Last Supper Coloring Page

apples4theteacher.com- The Body and Blood of Christ coloring sheet

4catholiceducators.com- Good Friday clip art

theclipartwizard.com- Good Friday coloring pages

apples4theteacher.com- Crown of Thorns

apples4theteacher.com- Jesus Stumbles with Cross



Crafts

dltk-bible.com- Last Supper keychain

The Catholic Toolbox- Chalice

christianbook.com- A Framed Picture
Making a sparkling picture of communion will be a reminder of the special time we put aside to remember Jesus. (Bible Crafts on a Shoestring Budget: Paper Plates & Cups, page 12 & 13). *Click on Excerpt and go to pages 12 & 13

catholicicing.com- An easy craft based on the famous Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper painting

first-school.ws- A cute rooster craft with templates available in both black & white and in color versions. Leave off the feet and the rooster can rock back and forth.

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip at the bottom for younger students)

christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross (easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make)

daniellesplace.com- Cross Crafts (several posted here)



Games

Building My Cross (Good Friday)- During this game, children will build a cross for themselves and discover Jesus took their place. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games, page 147).


Review lesson with the following games:

Baseball

Divide the class into two teams. Establish in the classroom, a first base, second base, third base, and home. Determine in advance how many innings will be played. Team #1 is up at bat first and line up along the chalkboard. The first player is asked a question from the teacher, if they are correct, they advance to first base. If they are incorrect, they go to the end of the line and it counts as an out. The second batter is then asked a different question. Each correct answer allows the batter to advance one base. The game continues like baseball until there are three outs. After three outs, Team #2 has their turn at bat. Whichever team has the most runs, wins.


Basketball

Need: one small ball (or two balled up pieces of paper), two chairs, one trashcan.

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Divide the class into two teams. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Ask the first person in Team #1 a question. If they are correct, they get to try to make a basket. If they make a basket, their team gets a point. If they do not get a basket, their team does not receive a point. After the first player has his turn, he then goes to the end of Team #1’s line. It is now Team #2’s turn. The team with the most points wins.


Pass the Rooster! (Pass the Chicken)

Introduce game: What crowed three times just like Jesus said it would? A rooster.

Need: A fake rooster.

Directions: In this game, nobody wants to hold the rooster -- the game's only prop! To begin the game, all students sit in a circle. Select one person to be “It”. That person holds the rooster. The teacher asks the person holding the rooster a Bible Question and then says, “Pass the rooster!" As soon as the teacher says, "Pass the rooster," the person holding the rooster passes it to the right. Students quickly pass the rooster around the circle. If it returns to the original holder before he or she can answer the question, the holder is still “It”. Otherwise, the person holding the rooster when “It” finishes answering the question is the new “It”. The teacher should prepare the questions for this game in advance.

(Alternate rules)

An egg timer is set for any time the teacher wishes. The teacher then gives a student the rooster and asks them a Bible Question. The student must answer the question correctly. If they do not, the student must answer another question until they are correct. When the student is correct, the teacher says, “Pass the rooster!” and the student passes the rooster to the person on their right and that student must answer a Bible Question to be able to pass the rooster. Whoever is holding the rooster with the timer goes off is the rooster.

cajestl.org- Fill Your Seder Plate Board Game
Have you ever experienced a Passover Seder? For many, Seder meals are not a common part of their typical Holy Week traditions. To help children understand what was eaten during this meal, here is a game that reviews the traditional food of the Seder meal.

The Catholic Toolbox- Last Supper File Folder Game



Puzzles

365 Activities for Kids- Find the cups on November 15th.

More 365 Activities for Kids (puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from November 6 - 21).

biblewise.com- Crown of Thorns (maze)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Crossword

The Last Supper- Color the shapes with letters from the word REMEMBRANCE. What did Jesus share with the disciples? (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 72).

Jesus Prays in a Garden- Listen to the directions and circle the correct answer. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 74).

Peter Denies Jesus- Peter denied Jesus three times. Hidden in this picture are three numbers 3’s. Can you find them? Color the picture. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 76).

Crucify Him! Crucify Him!- Jesus had to go before many people before finally going to the cross. Follow this maze to see where He went. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 77).

Soldiers Make Fun of Jesus- The soldiers mocked Jesus. They dressed Him like a fake king. Draw a line to the things that the soldiers put on Jesus. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 78).

Simon Helps Jesus- Connect the dots to see how Simon helped Jesus. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 79).

Jesus Forgives the People- Write the first letter of each object to fill in the blank in this sentence. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 80).

Jesus Dies on the Cross- Listen to the directions and circle the correct answer. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 81).

A Friend Shares His Tomb- Look at these pictures. They tell the story of Jesus’ burial. Number the pictures in the correct order. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 82).

The Crucifixion- Use the Braille alphabet to fill in the blanks to find out about the remarkable things that happened when Jesus died on the cross for our sins. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 45).

Jesus’ True Identity- Use the code and fill in the blanks to see if Jesus ever actually told anyone that He was God’s Son. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 47).



Snacks

dltk-kids.com- Last Supper snack


Lenten Hot Cross Buns- Kids Explore American’s Catholic Heritage, page 165 – 166


Hot Cross Buns-

joyofbaking.com

cooks.com



Worksheets

sadlierreligion.com- Grade K, Chapter 24
The children learn about Jesus' gift of himself at the Last Supper and our celebration of the Mass

catholicmom.com- Holy Thursday Worksheet
Fill in the blanks with a word from below. (Ideas for younger students given.)

catholicmom.com- Good Friday Worksheet
Fill in the blanks with a word from below.





Sunday, March 9, 2014

Class 3/16/14





What are you doing in your classroom or home? I think it would be great to see what others are doing to exchange some ideas. I am constantly looking for new activities to do and I know others are too.


This is what I plan on doing with my first grade CCD class:


Review-

• Review - Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, Glory Be, Lord’s Prayer/Our Father


Prayer Activity-





Our Father Roll a Prayer Worksheet- Cut out prayer strips. Students roll a die to collect all the pieces to their prayer. The first one to collect all the pieces to the prayer is the winner. Students then glue in the spaces provided the prayer in the correct order.



• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards.

• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ, tabernacle, bells, lectern, ambo, Lectionary, missal, Book of the Gospels, Processional Cross, cruets, Sacramentary, Sanctuary Lamp, Presider’s/Celebrant’s Chair, missal, hymnal) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards.

If the students need help:

*Give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word or the definition.



Celebrating the Mass Lesson-

Sign of Peace

We are all standing and the priest, with hands extended, says aloud:

Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles,
Peace I leave you, my peace I give you,
look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will.

(The priest joins his hands.)

Who live and reign for ever and ever.

People: Amen



The priest turns toward the people, extending and then joining his hands adds:

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

People: And with your spirit.

Then if appropriate, the deacon or priest adds:

Let us offer each other the sign of peace.


And all offer one another a sign, in keeping with local customs, that expresses peace, communion, and charity.

During the Sign of Peace at our church we greet one another as Jesus greeted his friends. We shake hands with the people around us and say, “Peace be with you” to share God’s love and to bring God’s love and peace to all you meet.


Questions:

Are we standing or sitting during the Sign of Peace? (Standing)

What do we say after the priest says, “The peace of the Lord be with you always.”? (“And with your spirit.”)

What do we do after the priest says, “Let us offer each other the sign of peace.”? (We shake hands.)

What do we say to the person when we shake their hands? (“Peace be with you.”)

How can you share peace with others outside of Mass?



Celebrating the Mass Activities-

Introduce craft: How can we share God’s love and bring God’s love and peace to all you meet? Here is a craft that you can make that might help.

 photo crayonhearts.jpg

marthastewart.com- Crayon Hearts
Students can write on hearts with a permanent marker: “Peace Be With You”



Lesson Plan-

Palm Sunday and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem” The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today. Note: When I read the story to the students I usually sit in the chair in the corner by the board and have the students sit on the floor in front of me. After the students have answered the questions about the story, I have them go back to their seats to continue with what is on the lesson plan (activity, craft, game, puzzles/worksheets, etc.).



Craft- Introduce craft: What did the people wave at Jesus and put on the ground in front of him?




dltk-bible.com- Palm Leaf Fold and Cut Craft


Tip: Use the pattern and draw the palm branches on the paper before class.



One Page Bible Story-

lambsongs.co.nz- “Jesus Rides A Donkey” by Jill Kemp

Have students read the one page Bible story out loud in class by taking turns (each read a page) and take home to read to their parents. Students can also color one page Bible story.



Game- Introduce game: How are we to treat others?

Temple Bowling- This game will help children discover God wants his house to be a place of worship. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 83). *Use empty 2 liter soda bottles.



Puzzles & Worksheets- While students are doing puzzles/worksheets, etc. they may say a prayer. Students are asked to recite 5 prayers by the end of the year. A “We Know Our Prayers” chart is on the bulletin board. If the student can recite the prayer correctly, write the date on the chart, and they get to pick a prize from the prize bag.

Blessed Is the King - Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grade 1-3 by Linda Standke, page 26



Homework- Give each student a Palm Sunday Take Home Sheet for their parents to go over with them to review what we have done in class. Parents need to help their child fill this out and bring back to class the following week. Students that complete their homework and bring it back to class will be able to play Homeworkopoly. Each Sunday the students make a mini story book and/or story wheel in class. Students need to read these to their parents (or the parents read to them) the mini book and/or story wheel for homework.



What will you do in your classroom or home? Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!





Friday, March 7, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 4/6/14- John 11:1-45 or John 11:3-7, 20-27, 33b-45








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year A 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 11:1-45 or John 11:3-7, 20-27, 33b-45



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

mssscrafts.com- Mary, Martha, & Lazarus with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- A Savior Who Weeps object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quiz

sermons4kids.com- Overtime! object lesson

sermons4kids.com- That’s What Friends Are For lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Raises Lazarus lesson # 207 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Recalls Lazarus to Life lesson

kidsclub4jesus.com- Lazarus Arise lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples).

sundayschoolsources.com- Lazarus Is Raised lesson with vocabulary, discussions, questions, memory work, etc.

gardenofpraise.com- Raising of Lazarus lesson with puzzles and quizzes

kidssundayschool.com- Unseen Faith object lesson. This object talk demonstrates how faith in our Lord can help us from being crushed by fear.

kidssundayschool.com- Do You Believe?
An activity to compare how easily children believe in things they have not seen to show how they can believe in an unseen God.

childrensministryvault.com- Real Faith object lesson

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



Coloring

misslink.org- John 11:25

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Raises Lazarus



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- That’s What Friends Are For group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- Lazarus Paper Doll craft

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Jesus Raised Lazarus From The Dead Lapbook Craft For Kids In Sunday School or Children's Church

grassroots.com- The Death of Lazarus (scroll down to craft activity)

makingfriends.com- Faith bracelet craft
You can also make this in a simple version by just using one piece of chord and 6 different (black, red, white, blue, green, and yellow) colored beads.



Games

sermons4kids.com- That’s What Friends Are For group activities (games)

childrensministry.com- Lazarus Race

daniellesplace.com- Lazarus Come Out Bible Game
Best Lazarus Sunday School Game
Bible Verse Review Game
Unwrap Lazarus Bible Review Game
Lazarus Come Out, Lazarus Go In

books.google.com- Spitball Float (Jesus Raises Lazarus)
As your kids explore the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, they’ll discover just how powerful God is. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 96).



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

Jesus’ friend Lazarus died and was laid in a tomb. What happened next? Join up the dots to find out. (More 365 Activities for Kids, November 1)

Lazarus Comes Back to Life- Look at the pictures below. These are the people from our story. Do you know which one is Jesus? Write JESUS under His picture. Mary is wearing a shawl on her head. Can you find her? Write her name. Martha has her hands in the air praising God. Write her name. Which one do you think is Lazarus? Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 33).

Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead- The fruit on this tree is all mixed up. See if you can unscramble every word on each piece of fruit. Then match the numbers and write the word in the blank. This Bible verse is what Jesus told Lazarus’ sisters before He performed this miracle. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles, by Nancy I. Sanders, page 43).


misslink.org- Lazarus cryptogram

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

gardenofpraise.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

gardenofpraise.com- John 11:25-27 (fill in the blanks)

gardenofpraise.com- John 11:1-46 (fill in the blanks with word bank)



Snacks

pillsbury.com- Crescent Mummy Dogs





Saturday, March 1, 2014

Class 3/9/14





What are you doing in your classroom or home? I think it would be great to see what others are doing to exchange some ideas. I am constantly looking for new activities to do and I know others are too.


This is what I plan on doing with my first grade CCD class:


Review-

• Review - Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals, Glory Be

• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards.

• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ, tabernacle, bells, lectern, ambo, Lectionary, missal, Book of the Gospels, Processional Cross, cruets, Sacramentary, Sanctuary Lamp, Presider’s/Celebrant’s Chair, missal, hymnal) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards.

If the students need help:

*Give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word or the definition.



Celebrating the Mass Lesson-

The Lord’s Prayer

Jesus taught his friends how to pray. This prayer is the Lord’s Prayer or Our Father. When we say this prayer, just before communion, we pray together as a community. We stand as we say or sing the Lord’s Prayer. In many churches the congregation holds hands to show that they are one family in Christ.

The people hold hands and say this aloud with the priest:

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

The priest joins his hands.

The people conclude the prayer, acclaiming:

(If the people are holding hands they raise their hands higher and say the following.)

For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

(The people then stop holding hands.)


Questions:

Who taught us the Lord’s Prayer? (Jesus)

Do we stand or sit during the Lord’s Prayer? (Stand)

Do we say or sing this prayer? (It is sung or said aloud.)

Why do some churches hold hands when they say/sing this prayer? (To show that they are one family in Christ.)



Celebrating the Mass Activities-

Introduce craft: What do some parishioners often do during the Lord’s Prayer? (Hold hands.)

Make paper doll chains.



marthastewart.com- Paper Doll Chain directions and template (click on template to receive a pdf file). Boy and girl paper doll chain templates posted.



Introduce activity: What prayer did Jesus teach us? Do you know it? Let’s find out.

Lord’s Prayer worksheet- Fill out the worksheet with the students on the board.



Lesson Plan-

Sermon on the Mount/Our Father and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “Sermon on the Mount” The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today. Note: When I read the story to the students I usually sit in the chair in the corner by the board and have the students sit on the floor in front of me. After the students have answered the questions about the story, I have them go back to their seats to continue with what is on the lesson plan (activity, craft, game, puzzles/worksheets, etc.).


Introduce worksheet: What prayer did Jesus teach us? Let’s find out if you know it.



faithfirst.com- Cut out words and put the words in order. Paste the words in order on a piece of construction paper.



Craft- Introduce craft: How can we remind ourselves to pray “Our Father”? Let’s make something that will help remind us to pray “Our Father”.


Our Father Magnet

Need: 8 Popsicle sticks, craft foam pieces, “Our Father” prayer printed on paper (size of print should be about 8 pt.), sticky magnet, index card, glue

Directions: Make Craft Stick Picture Fame from spoonful.com

Glue craft foam pieces on frame to decorate. Let frame dry. While frame is drying, go to next activity, then come back and finish frame. Cut out “Our Father” prayer that is printed on paper and glue to index card. Cut to fit on the back of the frame with “Our Father” prayer showing on the front of the frame. Attach sticky magnet to top of frame on back to make it into a magnet.



One Page Bible Story-

The Lord’s Prayer- (Adapted from lambsong.co.nz into a Catholic version of The Lord’s Prayer.)

Have students read the one page Bible story out loud in class by taking turns (each read a page) and take home to read to their parents. Students can also color one page Bible story.



Game- What prayer did Jesus teach us? How well do you know it? Let’s find out.


The activity below is free, however it can 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.


The Lord's Prayer File Folder Game: (Catholic version of Debbie's ffg)

Game Board & Directions- Print out Game Board, trim and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.




Puzzles & Worksheets- While students are doing puzzles/worksheets, etc. they may say a prayer. Students are asked to recite 5 prayers by the end of the year. A “We Know Our Prayers” chart is on the bulletin board. If the student can recite the prayer correctly, write the date on the chart, and they get to pick a prize from the prize bag.

Jesus is More Than Enough- Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grace 1 - 3 by Linda Standke, page 22



Homework- Give each student a Loaves & Fishes Take Home Sheet for their parents to go over with them to review what we have done in class. Parents need to help their child fill this out and bring back to class the following week. Students that complete their homework and bring it back to class will be able to play Homeworkopoly. Each Sunday the students make a mini story book and/or story wheel in class. Students need to read these to their parents (or the parents read to them) the mini book and/or story wheel for homework.



What will you do in your classroom or home? Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!