Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Special Events for December








*This month’s special events are: Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and Christmas and I have quite a number of activities for you to check out.



Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary - references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, lessons, puzzles, quizzes, songs, worksheets




Christmas

Christmas- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, etc.

Christmas Lapbooks- Here are some lapbooks that celebrate the meaning of Christmas. Download them for free and use what you want to make your own Christmas Lapbook.

12 Days of Christmas Lapbook- Here are the directions from various resources on how to do the lapbook. These can give you lots of great ideas to make your own.

12 Days of Christmas Memory Game- Print out 2 copies to play Memory.

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

Birth of Jesus- (Pre K – K) lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles

Birth of Jesus- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

Happy Birthday Jesus Party Activities- Are you looking for a special activity for your children’s ministry this Christmas? Then consider having a Jesus Birthday Party.





Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Need Some Catholic Activities?



A friend of mine has some wonderful Catholic activities for sale which are very reasonably priced. Please check it out and see what she has. She has a bit of everything for ages pre-k through 8th grade. So far she has 274 worksheets, activities, printables, etc. posted!




thetreasuredschoolhouse.com- The Treasured Schoolhouse

teacherspayteachers.com- The Treasured Schoolhouse

teachersnotebook.com- The Treasured Schoolhouse





Monday, November 21, 2016

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 18, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 12/25/16- John 1:1-18 or John 1:1-5, 9-14








*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 1-18 or John 1:1-5, 9-14



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. 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- Reflecting the Light object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Three R’s object lesson with coloring page

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is the Living Word of God lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- Walking In The Light lesson #303 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- We are not the light, we are only mirrors that reflect the Light. John 1:6-9

sermons4kids.com- Jesus knocking at the door

calvarycurriculum.com- Walking In The Light lesson #30, coloring page 2



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Reflecting the Light group activities (crafts)

Shine On- Students make punched-tin candle holders. (Bible Story Crafts & Projects Children Love by Kathy Ross, page 71)

thecommonroomblog.com- Tin Can Art Projects (Punched tin candle holder)

noelnoelnoel.com- Festive Candle Holder
Cute, easy craft made out of a baby food jar and tissue paper. Tip: Make a mixture of half water and half glue in a paper cup. Paint with a paintbrush or a Q-tip a small area on each jar with the glue mixture, then cover the area with small pieces of tissue paper. Use a variety of colored paper to cover the entire jar with two or three layers of tissue paper. Coat the finished jar with thinned glue to seal.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Reflecting the Light group activities (games)

Word Play- This game will get kids thinking about how God has spoken to us through Jesus and how important each word is. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 202.)


Introduction to game: What is the true light, which enlightens everyone, that is coming into the world? (Jesus) His light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.

thecampingfamly.com- Flashlight Tag And More Flashlight Games
Firefly- Tag Jesus who is the true light.

christiancappro.com- 15 Fun Flashlight Games for Your Next Nighttime Activity

verywell.com- Flashlight Games for Kids

stayathomemoms.about.com- Flashlight Games Kids Can Play Indoors or Out

kidsactivitiesblog.com- Flashlight Games for Kids

atozteacherstuff.com- Shadow and Light activities



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Act of Contrition Activities





Activities:

nashvilleras.com- More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- A pictograph poster for your child to practice with. There is also a PDF file and a PowerPoint Presentation of it.

loyolapress.com- Students review and learn the Act of Contrition in a group activity.

crusaders-for-christ.com- Act of Contrition (print or cursive)
Scroll down to Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. NOTE: The Act of Contrition files are meant to be printed on both sides of the page and folded in half width wise, so it ends up a 4 x 6 page.

catholicschoolhouse.com- Act of Contrition Handwriting Practice (print)

teacherspayteachers.com- Act of Contrition ~ Sorry Prayer Posters, Worksheets and Interactive Activities (20 pages)

teacherspayteachers.com- Act of Contrition Prayer Pack

teacherspayteachers.com- Catholic Prayer Act of Contrition



These activities below are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Act of Contrition- Cut out strips and glue strips of the Act of Contrition in the proper order on a piece of construction paper. (For younger students you can do this together as a group activity.) You can also play this as a game by dividing the class into teams and give each team the strips of the Act of Contrition. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.










Act of Contrition Board Game- For 2 Players or 2 Teams

The idea is to answer questions about the Act of Contrition so players can roll the dice and move their pieces up and down the road attempting to capture their opponent’s pieces. The form of capture is unique because the captured piece is not immediately removed but instead is placed under the capturing piece. The capturing piece is placed on top of the captured piece to form a stack (if you capture an opponent’s piece, their playing piece is placed under yours). On his next turn the capturing player starts to move the stack of pieces back along the road towards his home position the number of spaces indicated by the throw count. When the capturing player reaches the home position the captured piece is removed from the board.



Puzzle:

Act of Contrition- (word search)



Worksheet:

Act of Contrition (worksheet)- Fill out the worksheet using the word bank.





Monday, November 14, 2016

Jesse Tree Ideas





Check out this lovely and creative Jesse Tree by Angela

She got the patterns for the ornaments from here and made the cute tree herself!
*Great for those who can't leave things in their classroom and everything has to be portable.



Other Ideas:

pinterest.com- Jesse Tree Inspiration

rca.org- Making A Jesse Tree (ornament patterns included)

healthly-family.org- Making a Jesse Tree Advent Calendar to Celebrate Christmas this Year (26 free clip art Jesse tree Advent patterns included)

tiredneedsleep.blogspot.com- Free Printable Jesse Tree ornaments and devotions for Advent

catholicculture.org- Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree Ornament Ideas and Blessing

catholicculture.org- Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree Instructions

couponing101.com- Free Jesse Tree Printable Kit Downloads (several posted!)

crosswalk.com- From Adam to Jesus: The Jesse Tree Tradition
What is a Jesse Tree?, Our Jesse Tree Tradition, and Jesse Tree Resources

catholicallyear.com- Handmade Jesse Tree Set Tutorial (in expert, intermediate, and novice versions)

showerofroses.blogspot.com- The Jesse Tree :: A No-Sew Picture Tutorial with Readings

loyolapress.com- Our Jesse Tree
Activity with directions.





Friday, November 11, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 12/18/16- Matthew 1:18-24








*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.




Matthew 1:18-24



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. 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- Jesus is Coming to Town object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Born, and Our Wonderful Story Begins lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 1:23

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 1:21 & Matthew 1:23

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming To Town group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? group activities (crafts)


Nativity Craft- Print out Christmas Nativity and stable background for students. Have students color Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and the lamb and cut out. Glue characters on stable background.

billybear4kids.com- Christmas Nativity
Scroll down to Christmas Nativity (Paper Doll Cut Outs)

mssscrafts.com- Stable background



fcpeace.com- Paper Bag Manger Scene Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 49 – 52

catholicicing.com- DIY Printable Nativity for Kids by catholicicing.blogspot.com
Complete directions and printable templates

Birth of Jesus Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dial to retell the Birth of Jesus story they learned over and over again. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 37, 38, 39, 40, and 44)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Coming To Town group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- What’s In A Name? group activities (games)



Puzzles

Joseph Cares for Mary- In the space draw a picture of what the angel told Joseph in his dream. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 10)

domestic-church.com- Connect the dots

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

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword




Gospel for the Mass: 12/11/16- Matthew 11:2-11








*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.




Matthew 11:2-11



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. 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- The Gos-Pill of Jesus Christ object lesson with coloring page and puzzles

sermons4kids.com- The Gifts That Jesus Bring object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Even from Prison, John the Baptist Prepares the Way for Jesus lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy

sermons4kids.com- Thank you, God, for Jesus.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Gifts That Jesus Brings group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Gift That Jesus Brings group activities (games)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Advent Activities & More







Activities & Resources

usccb.org- Advent Resources

domestic-church.com- Advent and Christmas Activities

rca.org- Tons of resources listed that are available online to assist in the planning and development of programs for the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons.

loyolapress.com- Advent Activities (classroom activities, family activities, parish activities, lesson plans)

catholicculuture.org- Catholic Advent Activities

catholicmom.com- Advent and Christmas Crafts and Activities For Children

thereligionteacher.com- Advent Activities

catholiceducation.org- What are the "O Antiphons"?

thereligionteacher.com- Why is the third Sunday of Advent pink? (Why is the third candle in the Advent wreath pink?)

catholicmom.com- Advent Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Neat Jesse Tree by Angela

4catholiceducatiors.com- Jesse Tree

christiancrafters.com- A Jesse Tree for Advent

Advent Adventure- Each class session during Advent you will reveal a different Advent activity, project, or storybook that relates to the week’s Advent theme. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by Beth Branigan McNamara, page 6).

Advent Prayer Cube- Introduce a new prayer each week during the four weeks of Advent with a prayer cube. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation, by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 10).

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Lapbooks

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- Advent Activities (printables)
Just click on Advent Activities for Children to download activities.

looktohimandberadiant.com- “Seeking Our Savior”
The concept is that the kids are looking for clues during Advent, leading them up to the real meaning of the season, which is to prepare our hearts for Jesus, not to celebrate Christmas starting the day after Thanksgiving. Complete with lots of little hands-on activities, but this could also be adapted to be a take home activity by just using the coloring book, or to a more classroom-friendly activity by using the coloring book as a group and looking up all of the scripture references.



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Candle of hope

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Peace

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love

freefunchristmas.com- Advent Wreath

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Wreath

ginormasource.com- Advent Coloring Page Wreath

activityvillage.co.uk- Advent Wreath Printable Activity
Print out this advent wreath printable, and colour it in. Now cut out the candles and the wreath, and stick one candle into place for each week or advent.

ministry-to-chilren.com- Printable Advent Coloring Pages for Kids

coloringbookfun.com- Advent Calendar
Students can count down the days until Christmas by coloring the calendar.



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 this, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. *All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this activity are not my own and are from various internet sources.



Advent- Mini book for the children to color.




Crafts

Advent Calendar- A take home Advent calendar that you make. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation, by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 7 & 8).

coloringbookfun.com- Advent Calendar
Students can count down the days until Christmas by coloring the calendar.

first-school.ws- Advent Wreath craft with templates

kindercraze.com- Stained Glass Window Craft for Christmas and Advent

The Catholic Toolbox- Printable Advent Chain
An Advent chain that you can print out with activities written on it. Print out, color, and make into a chain. Remove the link on that day and do the activity.

catholicicing.com- Printable Nativity Advent Chain
Easy project to do with little ones. Just print it out and make the chain. Every day, it comes with a reading from the Nativity Story, and then you glue a character to the chain.

catholicplayground.com- Paper Chain Advent Calendar

hsprintable.com- Names of Jesus Advent Chain

confessionsofahomeschooler.com- FREE Printable Advent Ornaments
Print the ornaments as directed on cardstock then cut out each triangle and laminate for durability. Use mini-clothes pins to attach ornaments to a small Christmas tree, a string of garland, or a rope hung across the mantle! Starting on December 1st, each day take one down and do whatever activity is on the back. For this you can print my activities on the backs (they are included in the download) or you can print just the ornaments and write in your own activities.

Advent Wreath Craft- "No Burn, Construction Paper Wreath - Made with your Child's Handprints"

christiancrafters.com- No Flame Advent Wreath

catholicicing.com- Advent Wreath Craft for Catholic Kids

catholicinspired.com- Easy Advent Wreath

makinglearningfun.com- Christmas Toilet Paper Tube Advent Wreath Craft

crayola.com- Advent Wreath Placemat Craft



Games

Preparation Station- This game will help your kids understand what it means to prepare their hearts, minds, and lives for Jesus’ coming during Advent season. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 156).

loyolapress.com- Advent Bingo (directions and questions)

jeopardylabs.com- Advent Jeopardy

jeopardylabs.com- Advent Jeopardy!!!


These game are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They 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.

Advent Bingo

Advent True or False Game- Read to a student a True or False question about Advent. The student has to put the clothes pin between their knees and walk to one of the containers and drop the clothes pin inside to answer the question. If they are correct, the get a point. Repeat the process several times. The student with the highest score wins.




The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Wreath (file folder game)- The object of the game is to color all of the Advent wreath correctly.








Sitting Duck!- Answer questions about the liturgical year as you make your way around the board. Be careful for the "Sitting Duck!" space or you might have to go all the way back to START.

You can play this game with 4 people or divide the group into 4 teams.) Place your marker on START. Determine who goes first and play moves clockwise. The player to your left draws a card. On most of the cards are questions about the liturgical year. If you answer the question correctly you get to roll the die and move the number indicated on the die. If you answer the question incorrectly, you stay where you are. If the card says “Go Back 2” etc. you must follow the directions. If you land on the picture of a target, you lose your next turn. If you land on a sitting duck, all players must say out loud “Sitting Duck!” Another player who happens to come by on the game board (they can land on the space or just be passing by on their roll) can BUMP you back to START. The first player to FINISH wins.



Lessons

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent lesson plan for 1st grade on up. Lesson plan consists of: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

loyolapress.com- Advent Lesson Plan (grades 1 – 3)

loyolapress.com- Advent Lesson Plan (grades 4 – 6)

loyolapress.com- Advent Lesson Plan (grades 7 – 8)

ministry-to-children.com- Free Christmas Lesson Plans for Kids Sunday School

ministry-to-children.com- Advent Lessons: Teaching through the Nativity



Puzzles

domestic-church.com- Word Search

churchyear.net- Advent Crossword

armoredpenguin.com- Advent Crossword

pflaum.com- Four times during the school year, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides three ready-to-print activities for each level; Seeds (Preschool), Promise (Grades K-1), Good News (Grades 2-3), Venture (Grades 4-6) and Visions (Grades 7-8). Plus each season special features for the entire family.



The puzzles below are free; however they may only to be used for classroom and personal use. They 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.

Advent word search

Advent word scramble

Advent (crossword with answers)



Worksheets

thereligionteacher.com- The Religion Teacher’s Advent Activity Pack provides a large variety of resources to help religion teachers and catechists prepare their students for Christ’s coming into the world. The easy-to-use resources focus on important topics of Advent: the meaning of the season, Advent wreaths, the Second Coming, the names and titles of Jesus, and John the Baptist.

pflaum.com- Four times during the school year, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides three ready-to-print activities for each level; Seeds (Preschool), Promise (Grades K-1), Good News (Grades 2-3), Venture (Grades 4-6) and Visions (Grades 7-8). Plus each season special features for the entire family.




The worksheet below is free; however it may 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. *All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this activity are not my own and they are from various internet sources.



Advent (handwriting sheet)






Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Apostles’ Creed Activities





Lessons

catholicmom.com- Apostles’ Creed Lesson Plan by Kristi McCabe

4catholiceducators.com- Lesson Title: "I believe..."



Coloring

sjtb.org- Apostles' Creed Coloring Pages

sisterservants.org- Apostles' Creed Coloring Pages



Crafts

catholicicing.com- I Believe In 1 God Craft- Bible Craft For Letter G

concordianews.org- The Apostles Creed - Trinity Craft



Games

Give students several long strips of paper or card stock and have them write one line of the prayer on each. Have students then mix up the paper strips and put them in the proper order. (For younger students you can do this together as a group activity.) You can also play this as a game by dividing the class into teams and give each team the strips of the prayer. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.

loyolapress.com- Apostles Creed Tic-Tac-Toe

nashvilleras.com- More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities








Apostles’ Creed File Folder Game- For 2 Players or 2 Teams

The idea is to answer questions about the Apostles’ Creed so you can move your stones around the board. The goal is to move each stone along the 14-square path from the start square to the end and remove the stone from the board. If a stone lands on a square marked with a star the player may roll again. If the stone of one player lands on a square occupied by the stone of the opponent while on the center row, the opponent’s stone is removed from the board and must start again. The winner is the player who removes all their stones from the board first.



Puzzles

4catholiceducators.com- Word Searches

proprofs.com- Crossword

whenwecrosswords.com- Apostles Creed (crossword)

looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- The Creed + Tetris



Worksheets & Handwriting

crusaders-for-christ.com- Apostles Creed handwriting in print and cursive (scroll down for these)

icsaamenia.org- The Apostles Creed (worksheets)

ltp.org- Fill in the Blanks (page 6)

mtownnumc.org- Based on the Apostles Creed (worksheets)

faithfirst.com- The Apostles Creed (worksheet)





Monday, November 7, 2016

Liturgical Year Activities



Need some Liturgical Year Activities? Here some of my favorite activities that might come in handy.


catholicculture.org- Liturgical Year Activities

thereligionteacher.com- Liturgical Year Lesson Plan and Flashcard Activity

familyformation.net- Family Formation Classroom Lesson

sundayschoolkids.com- Sacred Seasons of the Church Wheel

sundayschoolkids.com- Kid’s Small Season of the Church Wheel (craft)

cathoicinspired.com- Learning About Priest Vestments (Free Printable and E-Book Activity)



Games

sbennettstann.weebly- Liturgical Calendar Jeopardy Game






Sitting Duck!- Answer questions about the liturgical year as you make your way around the board. Be careful for the "Sitting Duck!" space or you might have to go all the way back to START.



Puzzles/Worksheets

mycatholicsource.com- Liturgical Calendar (word search)

mycatholicsource.com- Liturgical Calendar (crossword)

The Liturgical Year Activity Sheet- Use the Liturgical Year Calendar to do the following activities.

The Liturgical Year Worksheet with answers- Fill in the blanks. A word bank is provided.

smp.org- Sacred Time: The Liturgical Calendar (A worksheet where students are asked to fill in information on the liturgical calendar.)

smp.org- The Liturgical Year (A research assignment on the Liturgical Year: unfolding the Paschal Mystery.)

smp.org- Liturgical Year Match

pflaum.com- Four times during the school year, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides three ready-to-print activities for each level; Seeds (Preschool), Promise (Grades K-1), Good News (Grades 2-3), Venture (Grades 4-6) and Visions (Grades 7-8). Plus each season special features for the entire family.



Friday, November 4, 2016

2017 Printable Advent Chain









2017 Printable Advent Chain


This activity is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Print out pattern on colored paper. Have students cut into strips. Build your paper chain stapling the strips with a stapler in the correct order. Each day you tear off a piece of the chain that corresponds to the date and do the activity. Before you know it, it will be Christmas day!


Page 1- Print out on violet paper.


Page 2- Print out on rose paper.


Page 3- Print out on white paper.





Gospel for the Mass: 12/4/16- Matthew 3:1-12








*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.




Matthew 3:1-12



Activities

catholicmom.com- Click on the month. 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- John the Baptist with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Ready for the Christ of Christmas object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

word-sunday.com- Kim Prepares For A Race (scroll down to Gospel)

sundayschoollessons.com- John the Baptist Speaks Out lesson

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



Coloring

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

sermons4kids.com- Candle of peace

sermons4kids.com- John the Baptist



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Ready for the Christ of Christmas group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- A Voice In The Wilderness group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Ready for the Christ of Christmas group activities (games)

Fast Phrase- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 244



Puzzles

John Preaches in the Desert- Look at the pictures below. One preacher might look like someone you know. The other preacher is John. Draw a line between the smaller pictures and the preacher to whom they belong. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 21).

John the Baptist- To answer the mystery questions, find the number on the phone. If the arrow points left, write the left-hand letter on the blank. If the arrow points right, write the right-hand letter on the blank. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 35).

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholicedcators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Nicene Creed Activities









Activities:

catholicmom.com- Catechist Resources for Roman Missal, 3rd Edition
Creed- lesson with Worksheet (page 2), The Creed Crossword (page 3)

looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- The Creed & Notebooking

smp.org- The Trinity: Unpacking the Nicene Creed – PowerPoint
This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. The Trinitarian themes of the Nicene Creed are defined, unpacked and explored by breaking the prayer down and reflecting on smaller statements of faith.

tes.com- The Nicene Creed
A PowerPoint based on the core Christian beliefs and a useful introduction into the history of Christianity. Linking the Creed to the Trinity in Christianity and the historical context of the Christian beliefs.

teacherspayteachers.com- Nicene Creed Prayer Activity Packet

looktohimandberadiant.com- The Creed-Words to Know
Here are a few ideas for getting the meaning of those important words through to your students.

looktohimandberadiant.com- The Creed + Tetris
This is an easy activity that can be used to help memorize groups of text, in this case, the Nicene Creed.



Crafts:

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Catholic Trinity Craft

looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- We Are the Church Craft (highlighting the Four Marks of the Church found at the end of the Nicene Creed)

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Nicene Creed Craft (Be sure to change this to say: I believe in one God, etc.)

looktohimandberadiant.com- I Believe Mobile







Make Nicene Craft from catholicicing.blogspot.com according to directions. Have students trace the beginning of the Nicene Creed: "I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible." (Printed out on tracing handwriting sheet.) Glue prayer on a piece of construction paper. Glue the bottom part of the hand on the back of the prayer with the hand showing above prayer.

Nicene Creed Tracing Handwriting Sheet- Students write their name on the top line. Students then trace the handwriting sheet and follow directions above.



Games:

superteachertools.us- Nicene Jeopardy Instant Jeopardy Review is designed for live play with up to ten individuals or teams. Teams choose a question, then try to give the best answer.

superteachertools.us- Instant Jeopardy Review is designed for live play with up to ten individuals or teams. Teams choose a question, then try to give the best answer. Scoring is built in for each team.

catechistjourney.loyolapress.com- We are going to do this review using a Jeopardy-like game that I found online last year at http://ccdgames.com/Jeorpardy.php. This site provides the game in a Powerpoint format so that it can be projected on a screen as a gameboard! I found that it was possible to simply save one of the games as a Powerpoint file and then change the categories, questions, and answers to suit your needs. As a result, I’ve put together 4 “rounds” which you are welcome to use or adapt as needed. (Scroll down to this.)


These games below are from nashvilleras.com- More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities

I Am a Verse- Divide the Nicene Creed into parts equal to the number of children. Print each part on separate sheet of paper or index card. Jumble paper/cards and give one to each child. Holding the paper/card in front, each child lines up in proper sequence. Call out your part. Repeat until the Nicene Creed is memorized.

Illustrated Verse- Ask children to draw pictures of words in the Nicene Creed that help them remember the word. Put the drawings together repeating the words using the visual clues. Continue until all have learned the Nicene Creed.

Missing Words- Write the Nicene Creed on a chalk or white board omitting key words. Give each student a card with a key word missing from the Nicene Creed. Ask students to place their word cards in the proper place as they say the Nicene Creed. Shuffle cards and repeat until all have learned the Nicene Creed.

Photograph a Verse- Write words to the Nicene Creed on separate sheets of construction paper. Take pictures of each child holding a line to the Nicene Creed. Children then use the pictures to arrange the words to the Nicene Creed in proper order. Tape to poster board.

Verse Chain- Print lines of the Nicene Creed on separate strips of paper. Give each child one strip. After repeating the Nicene Creed several times with the children, ask them to assemble the chain by putting the words of the Nicene Creed in order. Staple the chain together.



(These activities below are in accordance with the new Roman Missal that is to be implemented on November 27, 2011.)


loyolapress.com- The Creed Game
Students help each other learn the Nicene Creed while playing a game.



The games below are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They 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.


Nicene Creed- Cut out strips and glue strips of the Nicene Creed in the proper order on a piece of construction paper. (For younger students you can do this together as a group activity.) You can also play this as a game by dividing the class into teams and give each team the strips of the Nicene Creed. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.









The Nicene Creed- The objective is to be the first player to get all four of his or her color pawns from his or her START location to his or her HOME space. Players must do this by answering questions about the Nicene Creed and rolling the die.



Lessons:

Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Profession of Faith Lesson, questions, and activities.

4catholiceducators.com- Lesson Title: "I believe..."

wpengine.netdna-cdn.com- What Is The Creed? (lesson with activities)



Puzzles:

armoredpenguin.com- Nicene Creed (word search)

wordsearchfun.com- Nicene Creed (word search)

whenwecrosswords.com- Nicene Creed (crossword)

wordmint.com- Nicene Creed (crossword)

edubakery.com- Nicene Creed (crossword)

Nicene Creed- (crossword)
For younger students you can do this together on the board.

edubakery.com- Nicene Creed (word scramble)



Worksheets:

teacherspayteachers.com- Fill in the Blanks (FREE)
This is a great way to get your students in Religious Education to start memorizing the new Nicene Creed. It is a one page worksheet that has specific words left out of the prayer. The students pick from the word bank to add in the correct words. You can also photo copy the word bank out to make it harder for older students.

icsaamenia.org- Compare and Contrast the Creeds (page 13)