Monday, February 27, 2017

Church Potluck Recipe: Meatless Meal for Lent- Vegetarian Lasagna






Need something meatless for Lent? Here is a winner that I have made for almost 30 years. Great for Church Potluck!




Vegetarian Lasagna


Ingredients:

10 Lasagna noodles
2 packages (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach (drain well by squeezing spinach down in colander with wax paper)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup grated raw carrots
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1/2 cup chopped pitted ripe black olives
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 cups cream-style cottage cheese
1 lb. sliced Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese



Directions:

1. Prepare noodles, drain.
2. Prepare spinach according to package (or simply defrost ahead of time)
3. Sauté onion in oil, till soft. Add carrots and mushrooms; cook until crisp-tender. Stir in tomato sauce, paste, olives, and oregano.
4. Grease 13 x 9 x 2 inch casserole pan.
5. Layer 1/2 each noodles, cottage cheese, spinach, sauce mixture, and 1/3 cheese. Repeat placing remaining 1/3 Monterey Jack cheese on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
6. Bake 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 8.





Friday, February 24, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 3/26/17- John 9:1-41








*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 9:1-41 or John 9:1-41



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- Jesus Heals the Sick with Jesus Heals a Blind Man with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- To God Be the Glory object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Here’s Mud In Your Eye object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Heals the Blind Man lesson #205 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Heals a Blind Man on the Sabbath

word-sunday.com- The Gift of True Sight lesson

kidsclub4jesus.com- The Blind Can See! 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).

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Heals a Blind Man

msscrafts.com- Coloring page memory verse: One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see. John 9:25

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Jesus touches a man’s eyes and he begins to see (page 4)

theclipartwizard.com- Jesus Heals a Blind Man (scroll down for these)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- To God Be The Glory group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Here’s Mud In Your Eye group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Heals the Blind Man Craft

craftingthewordofgod.com- Blind Man Healed Mask

auntiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Once I was blind…but now I see. (craft that can be adjusted to fit your needs)

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Healing Time Line (page 5-7)

familycrafts.about.com- First Aid Necklace Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- To God Be The Glory group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Here’s Mud In Your Eye group activities (games)

ehow.com- How to Play Blind Man’s Bluff

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Heals the Blind Man Game for Sunday School


Target Practice- The Really Big Book of Bible Games by Gospel Light, page 123.

ehow.com- Guess the Item
Blindfold a child and have them use their other senses to figure out what an item is in this fun game for preschool kids or little children. A free video on games for toddlers!



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Church Potluck Recipe: Meatless Meal for Lent- Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas






Lent is coming soon and you need to bring something to Church Potluck. Here is something that is yummy, easy, cheap, and meatless.





Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained, rinsed
8 medium flour tortillas
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 c shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onion
Cheddar cheese
Salsa
Sour cream

Spray 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Mix green onion, cumin, and beans in a bowl. Place about 3 tablespoons of bean mixture in center of each tortilla. Top each with ¼ cup Monterey Jack cheese. Roll up tightly; place seam side down in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Put some salsa on top of enchiladas. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and bake uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serve with salsa and sour cream.

Freezes well!

Serves: 8





Monday, February 20, 2017

Hail Mary Roll a Prayer Worksheet



I got this Roll a Prayer idea from teachingheart.net Grace Before Meals Roll a Prayer on page 7.




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.





Friday, February 17, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 3/19/17- John 4:5-42








*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 4:5-42



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- The Woman at the Well with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Dying For a Drink object lesson

sermons4kids.com- The Thirst Quencher lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, Powerpoint presentation, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Living Water lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Woman at the Well lesson #184 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Talks to a Woman by a Well lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Woman at the Well 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).

abrahamicfaith.org- Jesus and the Woman at the Well lesson

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

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Woman at the Well

sermons4kids.com- Samaritan Woman

azcoloring.com- Woman At The Well Coloring Pages



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Thirst Quencher (group activities) crafts

sermons4kids.com- Living Water (group activities) crafts

daniellesplace.com- Woman at the Well Pencil Holder, Bible Verse Review and Craft, Woman at the Well Paper Water Scoop Craft, Cup of Living Water Craft,

familycrafts.about.com- Wishing Well
Craft using a tin can and popsicle sticks (you can leave off the roof if you wish)

dreamlandmagic.soniacjensen..com- Wishing Well Children’s Craft (make with or without flowers)

orientaltrading.com- Samaritan Woman Well Craft Kit

craftingthewordofgod.com- Samaritan Woman at the Well (craft)



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Thirst Quencher (group activities) games

sermons4kids.com- Living Water (group activities) games

Bucket Brigade- As kids work together to move water, they’ll discover God wants to share his living water with everyone. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 92 & 93.)

The Catholic Toolbox- Jesus Is Our Savior File Folder Game Introduction- “We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world.” John 4:42



Puzzles and Worksheets

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

jesus-without-language.net- Worksheets with true or false question, a letter based Sudoku, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Thursday, February 16, 2017

Special Events for March







*This month’s special events are: St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and The Annunciation of the Lord. Please look below because I have quite a number of activities for you to check out.


St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

newadvent.org- St. Joseph

catholicculture.org- Solemnity of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Information and activities posted.

marypages.com- Information and prayers

catholicicing.com- Lots of recipes, activities, crafts and coloring pages posted!





The Annunciation of the Lord

americancatholic.org- Information

catholicism.about.com- Information

catholicculture.org- Information and activities

newadvent.org- The Feast of the Annunciation

hubpages.com- The Story of the Annunciation For Children (activities posted)

Mary and the Angel- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

childrenschurch.wordpress.com- The Angel Gabriel Brings Good News lesson with activities

therichsoil.files.wordpress.com- Learning to Say Yes lesson plan

thereichsoil.files.wordpress.com- RCIA Pre RCIA Pre-Catechumenate lesson plan



Coloring:

becomewhatyouare.wordpress.com- Several coloring pages posted here

sermons4kids.com- An Angel Appears to Mary (3 coloring pages)

familyfeastandferia.com- Several coloring pages posted

thecatholickid.com- The Annunciation

saintanneshelper.com- Annunciation coloring page



Crafts:

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

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

frugalupstate.com- Easy Children’s Christmas Craft: Paperclip Angels

mssscrafts.com- Angel Crafts (lots of angel crafts posted here)

allsorts.typepad.com- Angel Craft

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Angel Craft

activityvillage.co.uk- Angel Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Angel Crafts





Monday, February 13, 2017

Ash Wednesday & Lent







Ash Wednesday & Lent

Ash Wednesday- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

Lent- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.

Stations of the Cross- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles





Friday, February 10, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 3/12/17- Matthew 17:1-9








*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.




Matthew 17:1-9



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

4catholiceducators.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

thereligionteacher.com- Transfiguration Activities & Worksheets

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

sermons4kids.com- That Settles It object lesson with group activities, Powerpoint presentation, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Transfiguration lesson #199 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus is Changed on the Mountain Top lesson

kidsclub4jesus.com- Mt. of Transfiguration 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- The Transfiguration lesson with vocabulary, discussion, craft, song, questions, memory work, etc.

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Transfiguration

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Is Transfigured

applesaucekids.com- The Mount of Transfiguration

supercoloring.com- Jesus Transfiguration

twistynoodle.com- simple Transfiguration coloring sheet

catholicplayground.com- The Transfiguration

theclipartwizard.com- Transfiguration coloring pages

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Transfiguration (page 4)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- That Settles It group activities (crafts)

catholicinspired.com- Transfiguration of Jesus ~ Craft

threesidedwheel.wordpress.com- Scroll down for craft that you print out clouds that students arrange them in the correct order after listening to the verse one more time and glue them to a coloring page.

freesundayschoolcucrrculum.weebly.com- Shining Jesus (page 5)

catholicinspired.com- Transfiguration Craft {Liturgical Ornament}



Games

sermons4kids.com- That Settles It group activities (games)

sundayschoolsources.com- Scroll down to Activities Questions #3. Play the "pea-in-a-shell" game. Place a token for Jesus, Moses and Elijah under three half-shells. Mix them up and have the student figure out which one is Jesus.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Transfiguration maze

The Top of a Mountain- Jesus took His three friends to the TOP of a mountain. Circle the objects that are on TOP of the table. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 24).

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

orthodoxeducation.blogspot.com- Word Scramble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Worksheets

threesidedwheel.wordpress.com- Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Copywork (FREE Printable)

scribd.com- The Transfiguration

missionbibleclass.files.wordpress.com- Glue story pictures onto a story board





Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Church Potluck Recipe: Dove Love Cookies






Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and anyone would appreciate these sweet little cookies.




“Dove” Love Cookies


Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup natural peanut butter
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup pastry wheat flour
1/2 cup ground golden flax seed
1 package Dove heart shaped chocolate pieces


Directions:

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream softened butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.

Step 2: Add peanut butter to butter mixture and mix well.

Step 3: Add pastry wheat flour, flax and all purpose flour, salt and baking soda and slowly mix until all combined.

Step 4: Using a cookie scoop put cookie dough 2 inches apart or 12 balls to a cookie sheet. Pat the center of each ball down with the back of the scooper, sprinkle with sugar if you’d like and bake for about 11 min. at 350 degrees.

Step 5: While cookies are baking un-wrap the chocolate. When the cookies are done immediately put chocolate hearts in the middle of each cookie and gently press down. Cool on cookie sheet 5-10 min. then transfer to a cooling rack. Be careful to let the chocolate hearts harden before storing cookies otherwise the chocolate will get smeared.





Monday, February 6, 2017

Stations of the Cross





newadvent.org- Way of the Cross

catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- Stations of the Cross Resources

catholic.org- Opening Prayer and Stations of the Cross with pictures. Click on First Station of the Cross.

cin.org- Stations of the Cross

ewtn.com- Stations of the Cross- opening prayer, and with pictures

hollyemotions.homestead.com- Stations of the Cross with pictures.

creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry- Stations of the Cross with audio. Friendly printer versions available.

christusrex.org- Coming to this site will lead you to experience the Way of the Cross in pictures where the “First Way of the Cross” was threaded by the Lord.

beliefnet.com- To experience the audiovisual feature "Bitter Journey: The Way of the Cross". A multimedia feature tracing Jesus' passion and death.



Activities:

4catholiceducators.com- Here are a few suggestions for group activities with your students during the lenten period.

catholicicing.com- Stations of the Cross Montessori Activity for Catholic Kids

threesidedwheel.wordpress.com- Keeping A Holy Lent: Stations of the Cross for Children

catholicicing.com- Station of the Cross Eggs
Each egg has inside of it has one heart, and one symbol for that station. You can use these as an activity for the children to match up the symbols, or you can just use them to go through the Stations of the Cross one at a time.

familyfeastandferia.wordpress.com- Stations of the Cross for Children
Color, black and white printables. Full page, pamphlet, landscape, and booklet size available.

ukbookworm.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross: Three Part Cards
Set of Montessori style three part cards for the Stations of the Cross

loylapress.com- Stations of the Cross for Children
Download the PDF of the Stations of the Cross for Children to help you pray during Lent. Adapted for children by Catherine Odell

saintanneshelper.com- Printable Stations of the Cross

catholicinspired.com- Stations of the Cross ~ Lift-Flap Notebook Page and Mini Booklet

domestic-church.com- Stations of the Cross Children’s Liturgy
PDF version of Stations of the Cross for a Children's Liturgy prepared by Andy Figueroa of Hope Anglican Fellowship at Christ the King Reformed Episcopal Church. A moving devotion for a Good Friday service.



Coloring:

sjtb.org- Stations of the Cross Coloring Pages

supercoloring.com- Click the Stations Of The Cross coloring page to view printable version.

familyfeastandferia.wordpress.com- Stations of the Cross for Children
Black and white printables. Full page, pamphlet, landscape, and booklet size available.

fcpeace.com- Walk With Jesus on the Way of the Cross

sacredhearthouston.org- Stations of the Cross
Make a picture strip. Cut on the solid lines. Paste the two pieces together. Read your Stations of the Cross. (Grade 3)



Crafts:

domestic-church.com- Station Shrines
Make these shrines and put your Stations of the Cross pictures in them.

thetuckerbunch.typepad.com- 14 Stations of the Cross craft

familiacatolica-org.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross made with wooden sticks, craft for older children. Pictures of the Stations of the Cross to put inside each station provided.
*Blog is in Spanish. Go to Google Translate and cut and paste blog url to change to English.

enterundermyroof.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross Magnets

paperdali.blogspot.com- Portable Stations of the Cross

cherishedheartsathome.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross Box

ponderedinmyheart.typepad.com- Stations of the Cross Grottos

thegreatestfigtsofgod.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross Box

threesidedwheel.wordpress.com- Stations of the Cross Montessori Box

familiacatolica-org.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross with Ribbons
*Blog is in Spanish. Go to Google Translate and cut and paste blog url to change to English.

lbrummer68739.net- My Way of the Cross Circle



Games:

edubakery.com- Stations of the Cross Bingo
Multiple different bingo cards will be created when you print them out.



The following games are free, however they are 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.


Stations of the Cross Bingo- Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about the Stations of the Cross. The teacher asks one student at a time a question about the Stations of the Cross. The student answers the question and the class looks for the word on their bingo card. The first student who gets three in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins.

20 Stations of the Cross Bingo Cards- Use these or make your own. (These cards go with the questions above.)




Stations of the Cross File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to go through all 14 Stations of the Cross by answering questions about each station.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Questions- Use these or make your own.

Game Board- 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.

Spinner- Make Spinner according to directions.



Puzzles:

wordsearchfun.com- Stations of the Cross (word search)

edubakery.com- Stations of the Cross (word scramble)

domestic-church.com- Find the Lenten Message (Use the word list at the bottom of the page to fill in the blanks in the sentences. Use the number under some of the letters to find the Lenten message) & Stations of the Cross (crossword).



Worksheets:

teachingheart.net- Fill in the blanks (scroll down to this)