Sunday, February 28, 2010

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Holy Week





Holy Week (you can break this lesson into several to cover all of Holy Week)


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the events of Holy Week
- discuss the meaning of Holy Week and what happens during that time
- discuss that through Jesus' death and resurrection our sins are forgiven



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.



Vocabulary Words:

dltk-bible.com- Easter Word Wall (scroll down for this). Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Word Wall (scroll down for this).

theholidayzone.com- Easter Word Wall
Cards that have pictures with words and some with just words.



Plan:


Circle Time:


Introduce story: Who died and came back to life so our sins would be forgiven?

Read your Holy Week story to the children or ”The Easter Story” (stop where Mary comes to the tomb). Then ask some of the questions from below:

What did Jesus ride on coming into Jerusalem? A donkey colt.

What did the people lay on the ground in front of Jesus? Palm leaves.

What were the people doing inside the temple that made Jesus so angry? People were buying and selling animals.

What did Jesus do? He stormed through the temple overturning the tables and furniture and driving the sellers and the animals out of the temple.

What did the Temple rulers want to do with Jesus? Get rid of him.

Who went secretly to the chief priests to tell them when it would be safe to arrest Jesus? Judas.

What did they give Judas? 30 silver coins.

Did Jesus say at The Last Supper that one of his disciples would betray him? Yes.

Jesus told the disciples to eat the bread. What does the bread represent? His body.

What does the wine represent? His blood.

Who kissed Jesus on the cheek? Judas.

Who denied Jesus three times just like Jesus said someone would? Peter.

Judas was sorry that he’d given Jesus away to the chief priest. What did he do when he went to the temple? He threw down the 30 coins.

Then what did Judas do? Hanged himself.

Who did the people choose to be set free? Barabbas, the murderer.

Pontius Pilate asked the people “What shall I do with Jesus?” And what did the people say? Crucify him, crucify him!

What was put on Jesus’ head? A crown of thorns.

What did Jesus have to carry? A huge wooden cross.

What was Jesus nailed to? A huge wooden cross.

Why were guards placed at Jesus’ tomb? The Jewish leaders were afraid that someone might try to steal the body and claim that Jesus had come alive again.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: What is that special week called just before Easter? Holy Week.

Don’t Just Sit There: Bible Stories That Move You (For Ages 3-5) pages 90 & 91, from Abingdon Press. 4 finger plays for the children to do.


The Palm Sunday Song- The students can do this and act it out while singing.

Words by Harrison Woodard

Sung to the tune "She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain"
Note: The words in parentheses may be spoken, shouted, or omitted.

He'll be riding on a donkey
When he comes
(Praise God!)
He'll be riding on a donkey
When he comes
(Praise God!)
He'll be riding on a donkey,
He'll be riding on a donkey,
He'll be riding on a donkey
When he comes
(Praise God!)

Oh, we'll all go out to meet him
When he comes
(Our King!)
Oh, we'll all go out to meet him
When he comes
(Our King!)
Oh, we'll all go out to meet him,
We'll all go out to meet him,
We'll all go out to meet him
When he comes
(Praise God! Our King!)

We'll be waving our palm branches
When he comes
(God's Son!)
We'll be waving our palm branches
When he comes
(God's Son!)
We'll be waving our palm branches,
We'll be waving our palm branches,
We'll be waving our palm branches
When he comes
(Praise God! Our King! God's Son!)

We'll be shouting out "Hosanna!"
When he comes
(We're Saved!)
We'll be shouting out "Hosanna!"
When he comes
(We're Saved!)
We'll be shouting out "Hosanna!",
We'll be shouting out "Hosanna!",
We'll be shouting out "Hosanna!"
When he comes
(Praise God! Our King! God's Son! We're Saved!)



gardenofpraise.com- Jesus’ Last Days (song)



Activities:

Introduce activities: What day does Holy Week start on? What is that day called?

godshand.clclutheran.org- Palm Sunday lesson with activities

dltk-bible.com- The Easter Story lessons that include Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, Jesus Prays, Jesus Dies, etc.

godshand.clclutheran.org- The Lord Institutes the Lord’s Supper lesson with activities

godshand.clclutheran.org- Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane His Betrayal and Arrest lesson with activities

godshand.clclutheran.org- Jesus Before the High Priests Peter’s Denial lesson with activities

godshand.clclutheran.org- Jesus Before Pilate lesson with activities

godshand.clclutheran.org- The Crucifixion of Jesus lesson with activities

godshand.clclutheran.org- The Death and Burial of Jesus lesson with activities



Crafts:

catholicicing.com- A Craft For Each Day Of Holy Week


Introduce craft: What did Jesus ride on coming into Jerusalem? A donkey colt.

dltk-kids.com- Paper Bag Donkey Craft (template provided)


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

biblekidsfunzone.com- Palm Branches

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

*Note: For younger students you can use the pattern and draw the palm branches on the paper before class.

Palm Sunday- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 53 & 54.)


Introduce craft: How can we remember the reason we celebrate Communion?

familyatthefootofthecross.blogspot.com- Corpus Christi Mosaic Chalice Craft
The children will explore the events and meaning of The Last Supper while creating chalices.

dltk-bible.com- Last Supper Key Chain
This simple keychain craft reinforces the memory verse from John 6:35.

Holy Thursday/Last Supper Craft by catholicicing.com- an easy craft based on the famous Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper painting.


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 Craft
A cute rooster craft made with a paper plate. Leave off the feet and the rooster can rock back and forth.


Introduce craft: What did Jesus have to carry and what was he nailed to?

Jesus is Crucified- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 55 & 56.)



Games:

Introduce game: What did Jesus ride on coming into Jerusalem? A donkey colt.

Play "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" game for Palm Sunday. You can buy it any where you get birthday supplies. Use tape instead of pins.

kidsbirthdaycakes.co- Pin the Tail on the Donkey (free printable game)



Introduce game: What would you bring if you went to Jerusalem? Let’s find out.

Pack Your Bag

Directions: This is a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by saying, "I’m going to Jerusalem and in my bag I packed ..........." He can say anything he likes, for example an orange, a pair of shoes, a telephone, or a pet dog. The next player in line begins the same way but adds a second object after repeating the first. The third player also begins, “I’m going to Jerusalem and in my bag I packed ..........." He must repeat the first two objects and then add a third. So it goes on, but if a player can’t repeat or mixes up the order of the objects then he is out.

If you haven't got many players, the same children can keep adding more items. The game continues until one player remains or until time is up. Some lists get very long and are remembered for years by the players. A variation is to decide that the objects chosen must start with the letters of the alphabet in order, for example "apple, bat, cake...zebra." This makes it a little easier to remember. (You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play). Or you can call on a student and ask them to name something that starts with the letter A that they would bring to Jerusalem. Go around the circle and use each letter of the alphabet. Have the students name an object that they would put in their suitcase if they were going to Jerusalem.


Sunday Best (Palm Sunday)- This game will help children learn to honor Jesus as king. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 145-146).

Temple Bowling (Jesus Clears the Temple)- 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 by Group Publishing, page 83). *You can also use empty 2 liter soda bottles.


Introduce game: Who ate with Jesus at the Last Supper? His disciples. Let’s see if there are enough chairs for everyone to sit. (Play Musical Chairs)

Musical Chairs

Line up alternate facing chairs, one less than the number of children playing. (Example: If there are 10 players, place 9 chairs). The players move round the chairs while the music is on. When the music stops they have to sit down on a free chair. The player without a chair is out and let that player be the one to stop the music the next time. Remove one chair each time the music is played. Repeat until you have only 2 players and 1 chair. The one to sit down first on the last chair is the winner.



*Play one of the following review games and use the questions from the Bible story above.

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

Pass the Rooster!

Directions- A 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.



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

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.



Introduce 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 you understand what was eaten during this meal, here is a game that reviews the traditional food of the Seder meal.

yumpu.com- Fill Your Seder Plate Board Game




These games 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.


Holy Week Spin the Bottle Game

Materials: empty plastic soda bottle, egg timer, basket, Holy Week Question (above)

Directions: Have the students sit in a circle on the floor. Set the egg timer for a specified time. Choose a player to start the game by spinning the bottle on the floor. Whoever the bottle points to, they have to answer a question. If the player gets the question right, they get the point (you can keep score on the board). If they are wrong, the person who spun the bottle the gets the point. The player that was asked the question then spins the bottle and the game continues until the egg timer goes off. Who ever has the most points, wins. You can play this game individually or as teams.



Holy Week Memory Game- Play Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards.



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What happened on Good Friday? Discuss.

Good Friday Cross- Good Friday marks the day of the crucifixion. Make crosses out of bread sticks (use Pillsbury refrigerated breadsticks).

pillsbury.com- Cheesy Crescent Sticks and make into a cross

pillsbury.com- Twisty Dippers and make into a cross.


During Lent we do not eat meat on Fridays. We also do not eat meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. What can we eat during this time? Discuss. Make a snack that is meatless.

catholicculture.org- Good Friday Bread



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

sermons4kids.com- The Triumphal Entry (coloring)

first-school.ws- Bible theme Palm Sunday coloring page with or without text

sermons4kids.com- Cleansing the Temple (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- The Last Supper (coloring)

first-school.ws- The Last Supper coloring page with or without text (scroll down to Easter Coloring Pages- Religious)

first-school.ws- Jesus Carrying His Cross coloring page with or without text (scroll down to Easter Coloring Pages- Religious)

sermons4kids.com- Take Up His Cross (coloring)

first-school.ws- The Crucifixion coloring page with or without text (scroll down to Easter Coloring Pages- Religious)

sermons4kids.com- The Crucifixion (coloring)

first-school.ws- D is for Donkey (handwriting)

Last Supper (handwriting)

Holy Week (handwriting)


lambsongs.co.nz- “Jesus Rides a Donkey to Church”, “Washing Feet”, “Jesus Eats With His Friends”, “Judas, Thirty Silver Coins”, “Jesus Is Taken To The High Priest”, “Peter and the Rooster”, by Jill Kemp (booklets and one page stories for the children to color)

godshand.clclutheran.org- Palm Sunday (worksheet)
Read the class the sentences and have them color the donkey by each true sentence. (Scroll down to this.)

godshand.clclutheran.org- The Lord Institutes the Lord’s Supper (worksheet)
Cut out the pictures at the bottom of the page and glue them into the proper spaces in the verse below. Memorize the verse. (Scroll down to this.)

godshand.clclutheran.org- The Crucifixion of Jesus (worksheet)
Help the children complete these pictures by drawing a cross where you think it should go. Then color the pictures. (Scroll down to this.)

godshand.clclutheran.org- The Death and Burial of Jesus (worksheet)
Do these sentences make us happy or sad? Read each sentence to the class and have them color the happy or sad face. (Scroll down to this.)


Washing Feet (dot-to-dot)- Dot-to-Dot Bible Pictures PK-K by Linda Standke, page 26.

Remembering Jesus (dot-to-dot)- Dot-to-Dot Bible Pictures PK-K by Linda Standke. Page 27.

The Cross (dot-to-dot)- Dot-to-Dot Bible Pictures PK-K by Linda Standke. Page 28.

Bless the King! (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 27.

Jesus Died for You (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 28.

Bless the King! (color picture and cut on dotted lines to make a puzzle) page 118, Waving High (dot-to-dot) page 119, Do Not Keep Quiet (hidden pictures) page 120, Whole Heart (dot-to-dot) page 121, Remembering Jesus (dot-to-dot) page 122, The Passover (color the two pictures that are the same) page 123, Washing Feet (dot-to-dot ) page 124, The Crucifixion (dot-to-dot) page 125, Jesus Died for You (find the hidden picture) page 126, The Cross (dot-to-dot) page 127 - Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K

The King of Kings- Look at the pictures in each row. Color the picture in each row that look the same as the first picture in that row. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 70).

Jesus Enters Jerusalem- Use the code to fill in the blanks and see how Jesus answered the Pharisees. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 44).

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).





Thursday, February 25, 2010

Passover Seder Crafts






incultureparent.com- Passover Craft: Seder Placemat

funfamily.com- Spring Seder Plate

crayola.com- Passover Seder Plate: Bring the symbolism and traditions of Passover to life with this decorative Model Magic® Seder plate. Handmade ceremonial crafts teach children about their own or other families' celebrations.

theshiksa.com- Homemade Passover Seder Plates
Here’s a Passover craft that is sure to get your kids excited about the holiday– painting their very own Seder plate!

crayola.com- Passover Seder Place Cards: Make one for each person at the table.

teachervision.fen.com- Paper Seder Plate: In this art activity, students learn about Passover by making their own Seder plate

freekidscrafts.com- Printable Seder Plate (plate and food printables)

huffingtonpost.com- 15 DIY Passover Seder Plates Your Kids Will Love To Make





Second Commandment Activities




Second Commandment: Do Not Use the Lord’s Name in Vain (Catholic)


Do you use God’s name only in a holy way or for prayer?
Do I say God’s name in anger or in a bad way?
Do I use the names of the saints in unholy ways?
Do I use bad language?
Do I make oaths or promises with God’s name that I won’t keep?
Have I used God's name in vain: lightly or carelessly?
Have I been angry with God?
Have I insulted a sacred person or abused a sacred object?


Lesson 18: The Second and Third Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 85-89). For younger students.

Lesson 18: The Second and Third Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 116-120). For older students.

catholicity.com- Lesson 18 from the Baltimore Catechism (no questions at end of lesson as in the book above)

cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church (scroll down to 2150)

Speak God’s Name With Respect- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 38-47).

churchhousecollection.com- Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord, thy God in vain.



Crafts:

christiancrafters.com- Change this to: God loves me or I love God. A pretty heart that you can really make out of anything.

preschooleducation.com- Jesus Loves Me Plate: Change this to “God loves ______ (child’s name)”. A cute and easy craft made out of a paper plate.

sundayschoolcrafts.net- Thou Shalt Not Take The Name Of The Lord Thy God In Vain Craft (change this to #2 Commandment)

biblelovenotes.blogspot.com- We can take the Lord’s name in vain even if we never say a cuss word (you can easily make this into a craft)



Explain to the children that we should not follow someone else's example if they are misusing God's name. We need to be creative and be prepared with our own words for the next time we are angry or upset. Have the children make a puppet that looks like them. The children then show how by using the puppets what they should say when they get angry or upset.

tlc.howstuffworks.com- Big Mouth Puppets

familycrafts.about.com- Finger Puppet People

frekidscrafts.com- Plastic Spoon Puppets Craft

micador.com- Puppet People



Games:

Do You Measure Up? (Jesus Is Love)- Change this game to “God is Love”. A fun low energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. This game will help children realize that God’s love for them is too great to be measured. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 126).

Pin Jesus’ Love in Your Heart (change to Pin God’s Love in Your Heart)- A great classroom or party game to play to lead into a discussion on Jesus and his love. Ideal for young children. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 45).



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


Potty Mouth: Using the Lord’s name in vain is like fingernails scrapping down a chalkboard. God hears us when we take his name in vain and it must break his heart when his name is used in such a manner. This game focuses on how we sometimes do not have respect for God and God’s name.


Place your marker on START. Players roll the die and move their marker that many spaces indicated on the die. If you land on the picture of a toilet plunger, things have backed up and you must back up 2 spaces. Land on the toilet paper, you lose a turn. If you land on the picture of the toilet brush the player to your left draws a card and reads it out loud. On each card is a question about the 2nd commandment: Thou shall not use the Lord’s name in vain (Catholic). If you answer the question correctly, you stay where you are. If you are not correct, you must move to the urinal for having a potty mouth. On your next turn you are asked another question and you cannot move off the urinal until you answer a question correctly. If you answer a question correctly, you may resume your position on the game board. If a player lands on a picture of a toilet bowel cleaner, they must change places with the player that is positioned last on the game board. The first player to FINISH wins.



Movies:

Veggie Tales- The Ballad of Little Joe



Puzzles & Worksheets:

catecheticalresources.com- Look under 10 Commandments for worksheets


These activities 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.

Word Jumble

Crossword

Do Not Use the Lord’s Name in Vain worksheet- Follow the directions and fill in the blanks to find out what the message says below.



Bible Story:

Job- activities, coloring, games, puzzles, etc.





Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fill Your Seder Plate Game



Here is a cute game that I found on the internet and I had to share.






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.

yumpu.com- Fill Your Seder Plate Board Game






Object of the Game: To collect the five objects that go on the Seder plate.

Materials Needed:
1 game board
1 “Fill The Seder Plate” paper per player
1 die
1 pawn per player
crayons or markers

To Play: Give each player one Seder plate paper. Each player selects a pawn and places it on any “START”. The first player rolls the die and moves clockwise the number of spaces indicated. If the player lands on an object and does not have that object, then the player colors that object on the player’s Seder plate paper. When a player has “filled their Seder plate”, he/she is the winner. (Optional: Players may move either clockwise or counter clockwise to make it easier to land on the object they need.)







Monday, February 22, 2010

First Commandment Activities





First Commandment: You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me (Catholic)


Do I place God first in everything?
Do I put TV, music, video games, homework, friends or other things before my relationship with God?
Do I value money, power, popularity, or objects more than God?
Do I forget to make time for God alone? To pray?
Do I give God time every day in prayer?
Do I seek to love Him with my whole heart?
Have I been involved with superstitious practices or have I been involved with the occult?
Do I seek to surrender myself to God's Word as taught by the Church?
Have I ever received Communion in a state of mortal sin?
Have I ever deliberately told a lie in confession or have I withheld a mortal sin from the priest in confession?
Do I neglect to thank God regularly for the gifts and blessings He has given me?


Lesson 16: The First Commandment of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 77-80). For younger students.

Lesson 16: The First Commandment of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 106-111). For older students.

catholicity.com- Lesson 16 from the Baltimore Catechism (no questions at end of lesson as in the book above)

cin.org-The Baltimore Catechism

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church

You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 18-27).

childrensministry.com- No Room for God (This activity illustrates how a heart crowded with worldly things removes God from first place in our lives.)



Coloring:

msssbible.com- You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3

biblestoryprintables.com- You Shall Have No Other Gods

meaningfulmama.com- There is Only One God Craft (coloring)



Crafts:

tallgreenhouse.blogspot.com- God is #1 Foam Hand (mini craft version posted)

catholicicing.com- I Believe in 1 God Craft

abcjesuslovesme.com- 10 Commandments Train
Only do the engine (#1 Put God First)

babies-crafty.blogspot.com- God First Craft (scroll down to this)

Crafts to remind you that because you love God, you can say, "I Love Pleasing God" and really mean it!
pinterest.com- Heart Crafts
pinterest.com- Heart Crafts



Games:

I Love God Above All Things: is played with a deck of cards with pictures of various objects on them. The purpose of this game is see if you can "lose" all of your objects (cards) that you have valued over God.


4 pages of cards


Introduction: We are to love God above all things. We cannot value money, power, TV, music, video games, homework, friends or other things before our relationship with God. Can you put God first in your life?


Directions: Four cards are dealt to each player if three to six players are involved. With only two players, five cards are dealt to each. All remaining cards are placed face down in a draw pile. Randomly choose a player to go first. On your turn, ask for a specific card. You must already hold one of these cards. For example: "Charlie, please give me the cell phone." If Charlie has it, he gives it to you and you go again. Otherwise, he says "Go Fish" and you draw from the draw pile. If you happen to draw the card you asked for, you get another turn. If you draw anything else, it is now the next player's turn. When you collect both cards, immediately show the set to the other players and place the cards face up in front of you. When the draw pile runs out, keep playing until all of the cards have been made into sets of two. When the draw pile is exhausted, no one says "Go Fish." If you ask someone for a card she doesn't have, it becomes her turn. The first player who runs out of cards says, “I love God above all things” and is declared the winner.



Puzzles & Worksheets:

catecheticalresources.com- Look under 10 Commandments for worksheets


These puzzles 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.

Word Search

Word Jumble

Crossword



Movies:

Veggie Tales- Where's God When I'm S-Scared? Daniel and the Lion’s Den



Bible Stories:

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

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego- Scroll down to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego for activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, quizzes, etc.





Sunday, February 21, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter L







L- Loaves and Fishes


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story The Loaves and Fishes
- discuss what a miracle is
- identify the miracle that Jesus did in the story Loaves and Fishes



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson



Vocabulary Words:

Loaves & Fishes Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.



Plan:


Circle Time:

Materials: 2 paper plates and a marker. (Make one of the plates into a happy face. Make the other a sad face.)

Show the children the happy face and sad face.

Ask: Has anyone ever taken a toy you were playing with and said, “That’s mine!. You can’t play with that!” (Discuss.)

How did it make you feel? Which face shows how you felt? (Have children point to the sad paper plate face and describe how they felt.)

How do you feel when someone shares with you? (Have children point to the happy face and describe how they would feel.)

What are some things you share with others? (Discuss.)

How do you feel when you share with someone? (Have the children point to a paper plate face and describe how they would feel.)

Say: Sharing sure does make us feel good. It is fun to share!


Introduce story: Do you know what a miracle is? A miracle is an amazing thing that cannot be explained that only God or Jesus can do. Listen to this story about Jesus doing a miracle and a boy sharing his lunch.

Read story "Loaves and Fishes" from your own story book. Or while reading the story “Jesus Feeds 5,000 People” from Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 83 - 85 and do cut outs as the story unfolds.


Then ask questions from below.

1. Who did the people come to see and hear him talk? (Jesus)

2. How many men, women, and children were there? (5,000)

3. What did Jesus do to the people who were ill? (Healed them.)

4. Jesus became worried because of what? (The people were hungry.)

5. Jesus asked a boy to share his food. What did he have? (He only had 5 loaves and 2 fishes.)

6. Jesus said a prayer, then what did he do with the food? He broke up the bread and fishes and handed them to the disciples to give to the people.

7. How much leftover food was there? Enough to fill 12 baskets.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Jesus asked a boy to share his food. What did he have?

sundayschoolsources.com- Five Loaves and Two Fishes (song)

Make a Joyful Noise! by Kathryn Nider Wolf, Heather P. Robbins- Jesus Fed Five Thousand (song), page 53

Wonder Stories Age 2 – 3 Leader Guide- Getting Started (finger play activity posted here), page 52

Big Book of Ideas for Children's Faith Formation by Beth Branigan McNamara - Over Five Thousand People Action Play (finger play), page 258



Activities:

Introduce activities: Jesus said a prayer, then what did he do with the food?

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, etc.

clclutheran.or Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

missionarlington.org- Jesus Feeds Five Thousand People (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
Matthew 14:13-21

missionarlington.org- Jesus Feeds 5,000 (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
Luke 9:10-17

missionarlington.org- Jesus Feeds A Big Crowd (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
Matthew 14:13-21

missionarlington.org- Jesus Feeds 5,000 People (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
Mark 6:30-44

baptist-church.suite101.com- Jesus Feeds Five Thousand

sundayschoolkids.com- Jesus’ Miracle Feeding The 5,000
Children, from pre-school up through about 5th grade have very little actual concept of what 5,000 of anything really is. They may know a million is a very big number, but most likely never saw a million of anything. They may have seen, but not known by count, 5,000 of anything. The concept of feeding 5,000 men (plus women and children) with 2 small fish and 5 loaves of bread may impact adult imagination, but the magnitude of the miracle may not as easily be grasped by children. This step-by-step activity will help understand how great the miracle of feeding of the 5,000 men (plus women and children) was.



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What miracle did Jesus do? He was able to feed 5,000 people from 5 loaves and 2 fishes.

Feeding the 5,000- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 45 & 46.)

Fish and Bread- Five loaves of bread and two fish will easily fill the baskets that the children have made. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 55 & 56).

books.google.com- A Basket With Five Loaves and Two Fishes- A craft to show how Jesus turned five loaves and two fishes into enough to feed 5,000 people by unfolding the loaves and fishes to turn a little food into a lot. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 46 - 48).


*Have the children make a basket and put 5 loaves and 2 fishes inside or attach them to the basket with glue.

ehow.com- Basket Template #1

valleyviewmarket.com- Basket Template #2

activityvillage.co.uk- Basket Template #3

firstpalette.com- Basket Template #4

5 Loaves and 2 Fishes- Print 1 page for each student. Have them cut out loaves and fishes and put inside their basket.

enchantedlearning.com- Fish Paper Plate Craft
This easy-to-make fish is a cute craft that is made from a single paper plate.

mssscrafts.com- Lots of fish crafts listed.



Games:

Introduce game: What miracle did Jesus do? He was able to feed 5,000 people from 5 loaves and 2 fishes.

christiancrafters.com- Fish and Loaves Relay

Bread, Basket, Fish- Play a large group version of Rock, Paper, Scissors using the words Bread, Basket and Fish. (The Really Big Book of Bible Games by Gospel Light, page 211.)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Feeds 5,000 (file folder game)
This is a fun file folder game where the children can work on early math skills. They will match the equation to the answer (fish to bread). This is a good game to play when learning about Jesus' miracles of feeding the multitudes.

The Encyclopedia of Bible of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing- Feeding Frenzy (Jesus Feeds Five Thousand)
As your students explore the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand, your kids will discover how God provides for them, too. (page 81).

The Humongous Book of Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing- Feed a Face
Children will see how many snacks they can feed into a huge mouth, (page 45).

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Twelve Baskets Full





Loaves and Fishes (file folder game)- Players must collect as many loaves and fishes as they can as they move around the board. The game is over when the timer goes off. Whoever has the most loaves and fishes, wins.

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







Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did Jesus feed the 5,000 people that came to hear him talk? Bread and fish.

dltk-bible.com- Unleavened Bread and Tuna

Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers

Mini Loaves- Use refrigerator biscuits to bake tiny loaves of bread. Give each child a piece of biscuit dough. Let them shape and place on a cooking sheet. Bake according to directions. Share “loaves” with class.

Fish in the Ocean Snack- Make blue JELL-O and add gummy fish to it. Children love to see the fish wiggle or swim in the JELL-O.

Aquariums- Spread peanut butter on graham crackers and top with Pepperidge Farms Goldfish crackers.


Letter L Snacks-


food.com-
Lemon-flavored snacks, Lime-flavored snacks, Life-saver themed snacks, Lollypops

Lasagna, Limes, Lemons, Lemon Aide, Lime Jell-O, Lamb, Lettuce, Lemon Meringue Pie, etc.



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

njministries.org- A small boy shared his lunch with Jesus (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- Feeding the 5,000 (coloring)

jesusandkidz.com- 5 Loaves and 2 Fishes (coloring)

Fish and Loaves (mini book)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 33.

christianpreschoolpreintables.com- Jesus Feeds 5,000 (mini book)

psscentral.com- Jesus Feeds the Crowd (mini book)


lambsongs.co.nz- “The Boy Shares His Lunch” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)

Cover

Booklet


dltk-teach.com- What begins with L? (mini book)

Loaves and Fishes (handwriting)

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter L

sermons4kids.com- Feeding the 5,000 (maze)

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Feeds 5,000 (maze)

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Loaves and Fishes puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from October 21 - 26).

Feeding 5,000 (dot to dot)- Dot to Dot Bible Pictures: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 21.

Jesus is More Than Enough (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: PK - K by Linda Standke, page 23.

Feeding 5,000 (dot to dot) page 103, Loaves and Fish (word search) page 104, Jesus is More Than Enough (find the hidden picture) page 105- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K

ebibleteacher.com- Which basket is different?

tlsboks.com- Funny Fish Same or Different
Identify the fish that is different.

Big Puzzles for Little Hands by Carla Williams- Jesus Prepares a Big Lunch
Hidden in this picture are 2 fish, 5 loaves of bread, and 12 baskets. Can you find them? (page 23).

More 365 Activities for Kids by Tim Dowley- Number the Pictures in the Right Order (page December 31).

Fish Puzzle Word Cards (Color and cut out fish. Use the fish puzzles to practice reading words.)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 35.





Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fruits of the Holy Spirit (file folder game)



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Catholic) CCC 1832: Spin the spinner and follow the directions. If you spin “Leader’s Space” you may change places with the leader and put his marker where you were. Make your way around the board answering questions about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The first player to FINISH wins.



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

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.

Game Cards- Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

Spinner- Make spinner according to the directions. Keep inside file folder.





Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Prodigal Son/I’m Sorry




Prodigal Son/I’m Sorry

Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story The Prodigal Son
- discuss that Jesus and God love us no matter what mistakes we have made
- discuss that Jesus and God forgive us and that we must forgive others too
- state what they should say when they do something wrong
- state what they should say when someone says I’m sorry



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.


Vocabulary Words:

I'm Sorry/Forgive Word Wall Words- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.



Plan:


Circle Time:

Introduce story: When has someone said I’m sorry to you? How did you feel when they told you that they were sorry? What did you say to them? What should you say to them?

daniellesplace.com- The Prodigal Son
Scroll down and read the story under The Lesson.

childrensermons.com- Bad Boy (Prodigal Son) object lesson



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Does Jesus and God still love us when we make mistakes? Jesus and God always forgive us, should we forgive others too? Why?

sundayschoolsources.com- The Prodigal Son (song)



Activities:

dltk-bible.com- The Prodigal Son lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, etc.

baptist-church.suite101.com- Prodigal Son Lesson Ideas

daniellesplace.com- The Prodigal Son lesson with crafts, games, and activities

newchurchvineyard.org- The Prodigal Son lesson with activities



Introduce activity: What do you say when you do something wrong and we really mean it?

Play-Doh Mistakes

Give yourself and each child a lump of Play-Doh and let everyone create obiects. Admire the work of the children and show them what you made. Ask: Have you eyer been looking at something that belongs to someone else and you accidentally break it? Break your own object in half. Ask: How do you feel when you accidentally break something? Say: When we do something wrong we feel bad, especially if we do it by accident. But if we say we’re sorry it helps makes things better. Repair your Play-Doh creation.



Saying Sorry Feels Good

(You'll need pictures of common situations where something happens. You can find them in magazines and children’s books.)

Have children sit in a circle. Show them one of the situation pictures. Ask: What happened in this picture? How do the people in the picture feel? Why does this person feel angry, sad, happy, sorry? Point to each of the people in the picture and ask: What would you do if you were this person? How would everyone in the picture feel if this person (point to the person in the picture who has hurt someone) said “I’m sorry?” Show the children other situations and repeat the questions. Say: When we hurt someone, saying “I’m sorry,” can help everybody feel better if we really mean it.



Crafts:

newchurch.org- Prodigal Son Puppets (stick figure and paper bag puppets)
Scroll down for these crafts.


Introduce craft: What job did the son have to do when he ran out of money?

dltk-bible.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet (with color or black and white template)

enchantedlearning.com- Paper Bag Pig Puppet (scroll down for this)

kisartplanet.com- Pig Mask

craftjr.com- Pig Mask

Pink Plate Piggy Bank- Kathy Ross Crafts Colors by Kathy Ross, page 10 – 12. Another link to craft.

spoonful.com- Recycled Piggy Bank

video.about.com- How To Make A Piggy Bank

Plastic Bottle Piggy Bank- The Everything Kids' Money Book by Diane Mayr, page 11.



Games:

Introduce game: Who came home and said they were sorry?

The Prodigal Son Comes Home Game- A fun board game about the Prodigal Son. The object of the game is to get your markers to the banquet. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 95 - 106 for directions, game board markers, game board, and game cards).

Pin the Tail on the Pig- This is another way to do "Pin the Tail on the Donkey". Make a large pig out of pig paper. For the tail, use pink ribbon and pin the tail on the pig using a push pin.




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.




I’m Sorry: As players move around the game board, they are given fictitious situations in which they have done something wrong. The player must then apologize to the person to his/her left for the situation on their card and they must be specific with their apology. They must say something like, “I’m sorry I took your video game,” instead of “I’m sorry.” The player that they apologized to must then say, “I forgive you.” Teaching children to apologize and to seek forgiveness from family and friends will encourage them to do so with God. The player then must also say what they should do to correct their mistake and/or what consequences should happen to them so they will learn to take responsibility for their actions. If the player apologizes correctly for the situation they receive a token. If a player lands on “Lose 1 Token” they must forfeit one token. The player at the end of the game who has the most tokens wins.












The Prodigal Son (file folder game)- The objective of the game is to get to the father hugging his lost son.










Snacks:

Introduce snack: What job did the son have to do when he ran out of money?

perpetualpreschool.com- Pig Snacks

preschooleducation.com- Pig Slop, Pink Pig Sicles, Pigs in Mud, and Pigs in a Blanket



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Son Returns (coloring)

home.wanadoo.nl- The Prodigal Son (coloring)

coloring.ws- The Prodigal Son (coloring)

fcpeace.com- Forgiveness (coloring)

Lost Son (mini book)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 66.

psscentral.com- Prodigal Son (mini book)


lambsongs.co.nz- “The Lost Son Comes Home” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)

Cover

Booklet


L is for Lost Son (handwriting)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 67.

I’m sorry. I forgive you. (handwriting and coloring sheet)

sermons4kids.com- Our Father Forgives Us (dot-to-dot)

dltk-bible.com- Prodigal Son (maze)

misslink.org- Help the Prodigal Son Find His Way Home (maze)

newchurch.org- Make A Prodigal Son Book
Children color and sequence pictures of the events in the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Finish the project by creating accordion books which children can then use to retell the story. (Scroll down for this.)

A Story About Two Sons- The two sons in the story acted very differently from one another. Look at each row of pictures. Which object is different from the others? (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 63).

psscentral.com- The Prodigal Son (find the hidden pictures)





Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Loaves & Fishes (game)





Loaves and Fishes: Players must collect as many loaves and fishes as they can as they move around the board. The game is over when the timer goes off. Whoever has the most loaves and fishes, wins.

This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.




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

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.

Game Cards- Make several copies of the Game Cards on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Sunday, February 7, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter J







J- Jesus


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story Let The Children Come To Me
- identify who Jesus loves
- explain how we should treat others



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.


Vocabulary Words:

Jesus Loves Me Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.



Plan:


Circle Time:

Have you ever felt that you were not welcome? Have you ever gone over to someone’s house and they did not want to play with you? How did that feel? Discuss.

Introduce story: Here is a story about how Jesus always loves us and that we are to love others too.

Read story “Let the Children Come to Me” and ask questions from below.


1. Who does Jesus love? (Everyone, Only the good)

2. Who took the children to see Jesus? (Their mothers, Their fathers)

3. Was the friend of Jesus glad that the children had come? (Yes, No)

4. What did he want them to do with the children?
(Take the children closer to Jesus, Take the children back home)

5. Who saw what was happening to the children? (Their fathers, Jesus)

6. Did Jesus want the children sent away? (Yes, No)

7. Does Jesus always want the children to come to him? (Yes, No)

8. Who did Jesus say that loved the children? (God, Moses)

9. What did Jesus say that all of us should do with children?
(Not bring them to big gatherings to hear him, To love them and take care of them)

10. Who said to "Let the children come to me"? (Moses, Jesus)



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who does Jesus love?

Wee Sing Bible Songs- Jesus Loves the Little Children, Jesus Loves Me, Jesus Loves Even Me

kididdles.com- Jesus Loves Me (song)

kididdles.com- Jesus Loves the Little Children (song)

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Loves Everyone (song)

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Is My Friend Today (song)

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Loves You As You Are (song)

kidssundayschool.com- He Loves Me (song)

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus and the Little Children (finger play)



Activities:

Introduce activities: How should we treat others?

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Loves Me (preschool lesson provided)

missionarlington.com- Jesus Loves the Children (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

sermons4kids.com- Let the Children Come object lesson



Movie:

Introduce movie: How do we show the special love Jesus says we should have? How should we treat others? Discuss. We should treat everyone how you would like to be treated.


Veggie Tales: God Wants Me To Forgive Them?!- The Grapes of Wrath (12 min.)

What did the grapes do to Junior? (They made fun of him.)

Who does God want us to be kind to? (Everyone)

When someone says they are sorry and they really mean it, what should you say? (I forgive you.)

How many times are you supposed to forgive someone? (Not 7 times, but seventy times seven (490). In other words, many, many times.)


Or

Veggie Tales: God Wants Me To Forgive Them?!- Larry’s Lagoon (15 min.)

What happened to the boat? (Larry smashed it.)

How did everyone feel about Larry? (They were mad at him.)

How doe it feel when someone says they forgive you? (It feels good.)

It is wrong to not forgive someone when they say they are sorry and they really mean it? (Yes.)



Crafts:

Introduce art project: Who does Jesus love?

Jesus & the Children- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 47 & 48.)


catholicicing.com- Jesus Loves Me Bible Craft for Kids

preschooleducation.com- Jesus Loves Me Plate

Need: Paper plates, markers or crayons, paper punch, and yarn.

Directions: Give each child a paper plate on which you have written the words Jesus Loves at the top. Have each child write their name at the bottom of the plate. Then have them draw pictures of themselves above the name and decorate the plate using the crayons or markers (glitter would add that special touch). Punch a hole in the center top of each plate and add a piece of yarn to hang.

kidssundayschool.com- Bee Thumb-body with Jesus
A craft that reminds kids that they're someone special with Jesus.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- 5 pages of Jesus Loves Me (Valentine’s Day) activities

catholicicing.blogspot.com- St. Valentine’s Day Craft & Card
Make a Valentine decoder of your favorite saying or verse by catholicicing.blogspot.com

dltk-bible.com- John 3:16 Heart Lacing Project

dltk.bible.com- John 3:16 Stuffed Heart Craft

catholicicing.blogspot.com- John 3:16 craft by catholicicing.blogspot.com

akidsheart.com- John 3:16
Fill in the missing letters of the Bible verse to spell out the mystery word. (You can use this to help you make the craft above.)



Games:

Introduce game: How far can you jump with both feet? Let’s find out.

Do You Measure Up? (Jesus is Love)- The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 126.


Introduce game: Why does Jesus love you?

kidssundayschool.com- Chair For A Crown
Children play musical chairs for a chance to discover how Jesus loves them. Have the children march around the chairs as you play the song “Jesus Loves Me”. Give the one who does not find a chair a crown to wear while taking a few moments to tell the other children why they believe Jesus loves them. This is for building up their self-esteem, in that they are not "losers" because they did not get a chair, but are special because of Jesus' love.

ministry-to-children.com- Jesus Loves Me Bingo (Free Printable Game)

abcteach.com- Dominoes with Hearts
Print these on card stock and cut out.

filefolderfun.com- Alphabet Hearts File Folder Game
This is an alphabet file folder game with hearts. Children match the upper and lowercase versions of the letters.



Introduce game: How does Jesus want us to behave? Discuss. Well, here are some questions and let’s see how well you can.

Win or Lose by How You Choose

Need: Book- Win or Lose by How You Choose by Judge Judy Sheindlin

Directions- Divide the class into teams and do questions out of “Win or Lose by How You Choose!”


sundayschoolresources.com- What Do I Do?
The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have. (Look under Bible Story Activities)



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




Let The Children Come To Me (file folder game)- The first one to Jesus, wins!



Snacks:

Introduce snack- How can we say “I love you” to others? Have the children bake cookies and give to someone they love.

pillsbury.com

Chocolate Dipped Heart Cookies

Sweetheart Cookie Bouquet

Thumbprint Heart Sugar Cookies


Letter J Snacks-

Jell-O Cups, Jell-O Jigglers, Juice, Juice Pops, Jam, Jelly, Jelly Beans, etc.



Coloring/Puzzles/Worksheets:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets.

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Children (coloring)

coloring.ws- Jesus Loves Me

twistynoodle.com- Jesus Loves Me

masivy.com- Jesus Loves Me

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Coloring Pages

ministry-to-children.com- John 3:16 Valentine’s Day (coloring)


lambsongs.co.nz- “Jesus Loves Me” by Jill Kemp (in color or black and white)

Cover

Booklet


christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me (mini book)
Children can take home this little mini book with the words to the song "Jesus Loves Me" Print in Color or Black and White and hand to children on their way out the door, encouraging them to share with their parents.

Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K, page 132.

dltk-teach.com- Life of Jesus (mini book)

dltk-teach.com- What begins with J? (mini book)

Jesus loves me. (handwriting)

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter J

sermons4kids.com- Let the Children Come To Me (maze)

ssermons4kids.com- I Love Jesus (dot to dot)

Jesus Blesses Little Children (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World PK - K by Linda Standke, page 25.

Smile, Jesus Loves You! (draw a smile on the face) page 67, Jesus Loves the Children (color the picture) page 112, Jesus Blesses Little Children (find the hidden pictures) page 113, Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture) page 132, - Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K





Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lent Lapbooks





Make a Lent lapbook to celebrate the Lent season. You can adjust each of them to fit your needs.

hfclassicalacademy.blogspot.com- Planning a Lent Lapbook (ideas and suggestions on what to put in lapbook)

myscrappylife.com- Lenten Journey: A “Road Map” for Kidz

justlikemary.blogspot.com- Lent Lapbook

crusaders-for-christ.com- Lenten Lapbook and Tutorial

diary-of-a-sower.blogspot.com- Our Lent Lapbook

hsiswheretheheartis.blogspot.com- Lent Lapbook

borrowingthebest.blogspot.com- Ash Wednesday: Lenten Lapbooks

rosarymom.blogspot.com- Lenten Lapbook

hisnewday.com- Lent (and a Lenten Lapbook How To)
Scroll down to lapbook



Lent activities to put in Lapbook:

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

catholicmom.com- Lenten Activities for Children

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.

Lent- word wall, Bible story with questions, songs and/or finger plays, activities, crafts, games, coloring, puzzles, etc.

Ash Wednesday and Lent- vocabulary words, Bible story with questions, activities, crafts, games, puzzles, mazes, worksheets, etc.

Stations of the Cross- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc. Scroll down for Stations of the Cross (file folder game).

Make Your Own Mini Books- templates to make your own mini books to put into your lapbooks