Sunday, September 29, 2013

Class 10/6/13





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


Review-

• Review - Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals


Prayer Activity-


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 It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.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


Glory Be (handwriting)- Glory Be handwriting sheet to trace in print.


• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards


If the students need help:

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

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the person(s) and say what they are called. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

Who are the boys and girls that help at Mass? (Altar Servers)

Who are the group of singers? (Choir)

Who is the person who sings solo (alone) and leads special parts of the Mass? (Cantor)

What do you call the people who play musical instruments? (Musicians)

Who helps the priest administer (give out) the Body and Blood of Christ? (Eucharistic Ministers)

Who reads the first and second readings? (Lector)

Who says hello and make us feel welcome in the church? Who guides us to our seats and helps collect our offerings? Who hands out the church bulletins? (Greeters/Ushers)

Who leads us to celebrate Mass? (Priest) What is his name? (Father _______)


• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ, tabernacle, bells) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards

If the students need help:

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

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the object and say the word. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

What is the name of the wooden bench you sit on at church? (Pew)

What is another name for the holy water fountains or fonts at the entrances of the church? (Stoup)

What is the name of the table of the Lord in the sanctuary? (Altar)

What is the name of the cup used by the priest/Eucharistic ministers for the Blood of Christ? (Chalice)

What is the name of the cup with a lid for the Body of Christ in the Tabernacle? (Ciborium)

What is the name of the wine that has been consecrated by the priest at Mass? (Blood of Christ)

What is the name of the bread that has been consecrated by the priest as Mass? (Body of Christ or Blessed Sacrament)

What is the name of the ornate receptacle used to place the Body of Christ? (Tabernacle)

What is rung during the Consecration of the Mass? (Bells)



Celebrating the Mass Lesson-

Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Lord, Have Mercy (Kyrie Eleison)

Long ago Greek and Latin was spoken. Mass was also said in Latin and part of it was also said in Greek. Now people do not speak Latin and Greek as much as they used to. We now usually celebrate Mass in our own language. Still, it is good to remember the early church and the beautiful Greek and Latin languages. Sometimes the “Lord, have mercy” is sung, sometimes it is said. Sometimes it is said in Greek, sometimes in English. How is it said at your Mass?

We are all standing (have students stand up) and each acclamation is usually repeated twice. During this time the priest will say or sing something and then we repeat what he just said.

(Write this below on the board before class. Write what is in English in one color. Write what is in Greek in another color. Stand in front of the Greek language so the students cannot see it at this time.)

Priest: Lord, have mercy. --------- Kyrie, eleison.

People: Lord, have mercy. -------- Kyrie, eleison.

Priest: Christ, have mercy. -------- Christe, eleison.

People: Christ, have mercy. ------- Christe, eleison.

Priest: Lord, have mercy. ---------- Kyrie, eleison.

People: Lord, have mercy. --------- Kyrie, eleison.


Say to the students and point to each line accordingly: We are all standing during the “Lord, have mercy”. The priest says, “Lord, have mercy.” What do we say, (“Lord, have mercy.”). Then the priest says, “Christ, have mercy.” What do we say? (“Christ, have mercy.”). Then the priest says, “Lord, have mercy.” What do we say? (“Lord, have mercy.”)

Say to the students: “Lord, have mercy” is in English. What would the priest say in Greek? (Move out of the way so the students can see what is on the board. Point to what the priest says and help the students pronounce each part correctly. Go through each line and help students pronounce the words in Greek.)

Say: I will now say what the priest would say in Greek and I want you to repeat what I say in Greek just like you would in Mass. (Point to what the students should say in Greek.)

*Then ask students questions from the lesson.



Celebrating the Mass Activity-


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.



Lord, Have Mercy- Have the students trace the letters. When they have finished students read worksheet out loud in class by taking turns.



Lesson Plan-

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



Introduce craft: What plague hopped into all the Egyptian’s homes?

tlc.howstuffworks.com- Puddle Jumping Frog

*I adjust this craft for my students and this is what we do to make it extra fun:



Cut the frog out of dark green construction paper instead of felt. Use light green construction paper for spots on the frog’s back. Follow directions above but omit using any chenille stems. You can also use dark and light green crayons to color on the frog for that added touch. For a fun tongue tape a red party blower under the frog. Blow party blower and watch the frog’s tongue try to catch flies. (I didn’t have any poms so I just used a couple of white hole reinforcements that were self-sticking that can be put on paper. I then colored in the hole with black to make the eyes.)


Introduce craft: What did Moses do at the Red Sea so the Hebrews could escape from the Egyptians?



Crossing the Red Sea Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 19 & 20). Students are given the story wheel to color and put together. Then they turn their story wheel dial to retell the Bible story they learned over and over again. (There are 5 different views to this Story Wheel.)



One Page Bible Story-

lambsongs.co.nz- “Moses Came To The Red Sea” by Jill Kemp

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



Game- Introduce game: What kinds of plagues happened when the Pharaoh (King) would not let the slaves go?



Leaping Frogs- (file folder game)




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

Sea Crossing- Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grade 1-3 by Linda Standke, page 7



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



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





Friday, September 27, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 10/27/13- Luke 18:9-14








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


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Luke 18:9-14



Activities

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

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

sermons4kids.com- The Pharisee and the Tax Collector with posters, coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz

sermons4kids.com- Headed For a Fall object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Pharisee and the Publican lesson #213 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets

sundayschoollessons.com- Two Men Pray in the Temple

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Luke 18:9-14

sermons4kids.com- Luke 18:9-14



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Pharisee and the Tax Collector group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Headed for a Fall group activities (crafts)


Games

After You- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 218

sermons4kids.com- The Pharisee and the Tax Collector group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Headed for a Fall group activities (games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Pride (file folder game)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

silk.net/RelEd- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Sunday, September 22, 2013

Class 9/29/13





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


Review-

• Review - Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals


Prayer Activity-


This activity 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.




Grace Before Meals Roll a Prayer (worksheet)- Cut out prayer strips. Students roll a die to collect all the pieces to their prayer. The first one to collect all the pieces to the prayer is the winner. Students then glue in the spaces provided the prayer in the correct order.


• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards


If the students need help:

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

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the person(s) and say what they are called. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

Who are the boys and girls that help at Mass? (Altar Servers)

Who are the group of singers? (Choir)

Who is the person who sings solo (alone) and leads special parts of the Mass? (Cantor)

What do you call the people who play musical instruments? (Musicians)

Who helps the priest administer (give out) the Body and Blood of Christ? (Eucharistic Ministers)

Who reads the first and second readings? (Lector)

Who says hello and make us feel welcome in the church? Who guides us to our seats and helps collect our offerings? Who hands out the church bulletins? (Greeters/Ushers)

Who leads us to celebrate Mass? (Priest) What is his name? (Father _______)


• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ, tabernacle, bells) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards

If the students need help:

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

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the object and say the word. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

What is the name of the wooden bench you sit on at church? (Pew)

What is another name for the holy water fountains or fonts at the entrances of the church? (Stoup)

What is the name of the table of the Lord in the sanctuary? (Altar)

What is the name of the cup used by the priest/Eucharistic ministers for the Blood of Christ? (Chalice)

What is the name of the cup with a lid for the Body of Christ in the Tabernacle? (Ciborium)

What is the name of the wine that has been consecrated by the priest at Mass? (Blood of Christ)

What is the name of the bread that has been consecrated by the priest as Mass? (Body of Christ or Blessed Sacrament)

What is the name of the ornate receptacle used to place the Body of Christ? (Tabernacle)

What is rung during the Consecration of the Mass? (Bells)



Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Penitential Rite



Celebrating the Mass Activity-


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.



Penitential Act Puzzle- Print puzzle on card stock and have the students cut on the lines to make a puzzle. Have the students put the puzzle together to practice the Penitential Act. Put puzzle pieces in an envelope or Ziploc bag.



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



Crafts- Introduce craft: What is in the Nile River that could have eaten baby Moses? A crocodile.


storyplace.org- Stand Up Crocodile



Introduce craft: Whose mother secretly hid them and later put him in a basket and floated him down the Nile River? Or- What did Moses’ mother put him in and floated him down the Nile River?



Baby Moses Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 17 & 18). Students are given the story wheel to color and put together. Then they turn their story wheel dial to retell the Bible story they learned over and over again. (There are 3 different views to this Story Wheel.)



One Page Bible Story-

lambsongs.co.nz- “Baby Moses is Safe” by Jill Kemp

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



Game- Introduce game: What was the name of the baby that was put in a basket and sent down the Nile by his mother? Who found Moses?



Moses in the Bulrushes- (file folder game)




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

A Baby in a Basket- Amazing Bible Mazes by Anita Reith Stohs, page 7. (Click on Sample and go to page 7.)



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



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





Friday, September 20, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 10/20/13- Luke 18:1-18








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


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Luke 18:1-18



Activities

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

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Persistence in Prayer object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Again and Again object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

word-sunday.com- One Down! One To Go! (scroll down to Gospel)

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




Coloring

sermons4kids.com- God hears my prayers.

sermons4kids.com- Keep on praying and never give up. Luke 18:1-8



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Persistence In Prayer group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Again and Again group activities (crafts)

biblekidsfunzone.com- Prayer Bear

mssscrafts.com- Prayer Hands Memory Verse Craft

emmanuel.org- Remember This!

daniellesplace.com- Prayer Crafts (scroll down to these crafts under Prayer): 4 Kinds of Prayer Cup Puppet Craft, Praying Hands Picture Sunday School Craft, Prayer Box Sunday School Craft

artery-stainedglasspatterns.com- Praying Hands (stained glass pattern)
Use water color paint to fill in the spaces.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Persistence In Prayer group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Again and Again group activities (games)

kidssundayschool.com- Guess What You Hear
Children guess which sounds are made by different items, and learn that Jesus knows exactly who we are when we pray.

The Catholic Toolbox- Name That Prayer (file folder game)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Alphabet Soup

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

silk.net/RelEd- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Sunday, September 15, 2013

Class 9/22/13





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


Review-

• Review - Sign of the Cross, Grace Before Meals


Prayer Activity-


This activity 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.




Grace Before Meals (worksheet and/or game)- Cut out strips. Put prayer in order and glue on construction paper. You can also print this out on card stock for a game and see which student can put the prayer in the correct order the fastest.


• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards

If the students need help:

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

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the person(s) and say what they are called. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

Who are the boys and girls that help at Mass? (Altar Servers)

Who are the group of singers? (Choir)

Who is the person who sings solo (alone) and leads special parts of the Mass? (Cantor)

What do you call the people who play musical instruments? (Musicians)

Who helps the priest administer (give out) the Body and Blood of Christ? (Eucharistic Ministers)

Who reads the first and second readings? (Lector)

Who says hello and make us feel welcome in the church? Who guides us to our seats and helps collect our offerings? Who hands out the church bulletins? (Greeters/Ushers)

Who leads us to celebrate Mass? (Priest) What is his name? (Father _______)


• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ, tabernacle, bells) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards

If the students need help:

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

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the object and say the word. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

What is the name of the wooden bench you sit on at church? (Pew)

What is another name for the holy water fountains or fonts at the entrances of the church? (Stoup)

What is the name of the table of the Lord in the sanctuary? (Altar)

What is the name of the cup used by the priest/Eucharistic ministers for the Blood of Christ? (Chalice)

What is the name of the cup with a lid for the Body of Christ in the Tabernacle? (Ciborium)

What is the name of the wine that has been consecrated by the priest at Mass? (Blood of Christ)

What is the name of the bread that has been consecrated by the priest as Mass? (Body of Christ or Blessed Sacrament)

What is the name of the ornate receptacle used to place the Body of Christ? (Tabernacle)

What is rung during the Consecration of the Mass? (Bells)



Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Greeting



Celebrating the Mass Activity-


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.



Greeting Handwriting Activity- Have the students trace the letters. Then have students cut out a heart from red construction paper and glue in the center of the paper.



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



Craft- Introduce craft: Who built the ark? What happened for 40 days and 40 nights? (Show students craft and turn the back plate so that the 40 days and nights of rain is shown.) What was the sign that God did that promised that He would never flood the whole Earth again? (Show students craft and turn the back plate so that the promise of not flooding the world again is shown.)



Noah’s Ark Craft




One Page Bible Story-

lambsongs.co.nz. Noah Builds A Boat

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



Game- Introduce game: What was on the ark with Noah and his family? Can you find what animal is missing from the ark?


Noah’s Ark (What animal is missing)

Need: Cards with animal pictures on them.

Directions: Place a group of different animal cards on the chalk tray. Have the students name what animals that they see. Students hide their eyes while the teacher removes one animal card. Then the students look and guess which animal is missing. Who ever guesses right gets to remove an animal and have everyone guess "Who's Missing".

Or

Memory- Play Memory using the animal cards (must have two cards of each animal).



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

Review Game

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

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

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



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

A Beautiful Sign- Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grade 1-3 by Linda Standke, page 4



Homework- Give each student a Take Home Test #1 for their parents to go over with them to review what we have done in class. Parents need to help their child fill this out and bring back to class the following week. Students that complete their homework and bring it back to class will be able to play Homeworkopoly. Each Sunday the students make a mini story book and/or story wheel in class. Students need to read these to their parents (or the parents read to them) the mini book and/or story wheel for homework.



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





Friday, September 13, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 10/13/13- Luke 17:11-19








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


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Luke 17:11-19



Activities

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

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

mssscrafts.com- The Leper Who Said Thank You with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs

sermons4kids.com- The Thankful Leper object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Heals Ten Lepers lesson #212 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons- Jesus Heals Ten Lepers lesson with questions and answers.

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus Heals Ten Lepers lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

word-sunday.com- Ginny’s Flu (scroll down to Gospel)

daniellesplace.com- Lesson with several activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Thank You God- Ten Lepers PK – K lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Thankful Leper lesson for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

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

educationworld.com- Giving Thanks- Writing prompt. Three things that I am most thankful for and explain why they are so special to you.



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Lepers

sermons4kids.com- The Thankful Leper

higherpraise.com- Luke 17:15



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Thankful Leper group activities (crafts)

mssscrafts.com- Ten lepers nesting doll and paper craft.

emmanuel.kiev.ua- Ten healed of leprosy craft.

The Ten Lepers (Bible Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 49 & 50.

enchantedlearning.com- I am Thankful For . . . (mini book for the children to make)

teacher.scholastic.com- I am Thankful (mini book for the children to make)



Games

daniellesplace.com- Lots of leper games posted here. Scroll down to Lazarus Come Out Game (just change it to Leper Come Out Game.) Explain to the students that no one wanted to be around lepers and that lepers had to hide from others. Jesus wants us to be kind to everyone so we have to find the leper to help him. Hide the leper under one of the cups, mix them up, and have each student try to find the leper. You can also have each student make their own leper out of a clothespin and give them 3 cups to play the game with each other or at home.

sermons4kids.com- “U” are in JesUs- Make this a game by finding out who can find the most words that have "U" in them.

books.google.com- Race to Draw Power and Thanks- A fun low energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. Through a drawing race, kids will discover Jesus' power to heal ten lepers and will think of things for which they can thank Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing, pages 122 & 123).

Praise Phrases- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 187.

sugardoodle.net- Alphabetical Gratitude (scroll down to GAME.) You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Lepers file folder game



Puzzles

Ten Men with Leprosy- Follow the directions to color all ten men. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons, page 69).

Jesus healed 10 men, but only one said “Thank you.” Find all the mistakes in this picture of the healed man thanking Jesus. On October 28 page from More 365 Activities for Kids.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Heals the Man with Leprosy puzzles- anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, maze, word-mining sheets, word searches, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

gardenofpraise.com- Word Scramble

catholicmom.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

gardenofpraise.com- Crossword with word bank

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks with word bank

gardenofpraise.com- Fill in the Blanks with word bank

gardenofpraise.com- Fill in the Blanks


Skits & Puppetry

bible.claret.org- Script for a skit

kirkofkildaire.org- Puppet activity with puppet script for the Ten Lepers





Sunday, September 8, 2013

Class 9/15/13





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


Review & Introduce-

• Review - Sign of the Cross & Grace Before Meals


Prayer Activity-



This activity 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.




Grace Before Meals Handwriting Sheet (manuscript)- It is a proven fact that the more ways a student sees, hears and writes the material the better he learns it. Have your children trace the Grace Before Meals prayer and display their work.


• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards

If the students need help with any of the cards:

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the person(s) and say what they are called. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

Who are the boys and girls that help at Mass? (Altar Servers)

Who are the group of singers? (Choir)

Who is the person who sings solo (alone) and leads special parts of the Mass? (Cantor)

What do you call the people who play musical instruments? (Musicians)

Who helps the priest administer (give out) the Body and Blood of Christ? (Eucharistic Ministers)

Who reads the first and second readings? (Lector)

Who says hello and make us feel welcome in the church? Who guides us to our seats and helps collect our offerings? Who hands out the church bulletins? (Greeters/Ushers)

Who leads us to celebrate Mass? (Priest) What is his name? (Father _______)


• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium, Body of Christ, Blood of Christ) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards

If the students need help:

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

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the object and say the word. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

What is the name of the wooden bench you sit on at church? (Pew)

What is another name for the holy water fountains or fonts at the entrances of the church? (Stoup)

What is the name of the table of the Lord in the sanctuary? (Altar)

What is the name of the cup used by the priest/Eucharistic ministers for the Blood of Christ? (Chalice)

What is the name of the cup with a lid for the Body of Christ in the Tabernacle? (Ciborium)

What is the name of the wine that has been consecrated by the priest at Mass? (Blood of Christ)

What is the name of the bread that has been consecrated by the priest as Mass? (Body of Christ or Blessed Sacrament)


• Introduce- new objects using cards (tabernacle, bells)

Discuss what each object is and what we do with them. Then collect the cards and show each card to the students. Have the students identify the object and what we do with them.

If the students need help:

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

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the object and say the word. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:
What is the name of the ornate receptacle used to place the Body of Christ? (Tabernacle)

What is rung during the Consecration of the Mass? (Bells)



Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Opening Procession

Mass begins with everyone standing and singing the opening hymn. At our church leading the Opening Procession we have the cross bearer holding the Processional Cross. If there are other altar servers, they follow the cross bearer. Next comes someone from the congregation who carries the Book of the Gospels up high for everyone to see. Last is the priest. When they all arrive at the sanctuary of the church, together they make a profound bow toward the altar. The Book of the Gospels is then placed on the altar. The priest will go to the altar and venerate (honor) it by kissing it. The priest then walks and stands in front of the celebrant’s or presider’s chair. During the whole procession we stand and sing the opening hymn.

Questions:

What does the cross bearer hold? (The Processional Cross.)

Who carries the Book of the Gospels? (Someone from the congregation.)

Who is last in the Procession? (The presider of the liturgy, a priest.)

What happens when they all arrive at the sanctuary of the church? (Together they make a profound bow toward the altar.)

What does the priest do when he goes to the altar? (He venerates {honors} the altar by kissing it.)

What does the priest do after he venerates (honors) the altar by kissing it? (He walks and stands in front of the celebrant’s or presider’s chair.)

What are we doing during the Opening Procession? (We stand and sing the opening hymn.)



Celebrating the Mass Activity-


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.

Opening Procession- (worksheet for younger students) Cut out pictures and trim. With the pictures that are given, glue them in the proper order that they appear in the Opening Procession.



Prayer Activity- Introduce prayer activity: Our next prayer to learn is Glory Be. Do you know the prayer Glory Be?

Teach the students how to do Glory Be. Practice. Then have students do I Know Glory Be (worksheet). Trace the words from the other page. Then cut them out and paste them where they belong in the prayer. Say this prayer every day. Click here for word page.



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



Mini Book-

lambsongs.co.nz- “Adam & Eve Don’t Touch That Tree!” by Jill Kemp

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



Game- Introduce game: Who named all the animals? Adam. Let’s see if we can name some animals.

Name the Animals ABCs

Call on a student and ask them to name an animal that starts with the letter A. Go through each letter of the alphabet and have the students name an animal. To make it harder make it a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by naming an animal that starts with the letter A. The next player says the animal that starts with A and adds an animal that starts with the letter B. It continues until the whole alphabet is said using animal names. (You can also help the player if necessary so anyone can play.)

Or

Introduce game: Who were the first man and woman?



Adam & Eve (file folder game)




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

Did God Really Say- Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grade 1-3 by Linda Standke, page 3



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



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Friday, September 6, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 10/6/13- Luke 17:5-10








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Luke 17:5-10



Activities

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

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Exercising Your Faith object lesson

sermons4kids.com- A Mustard Seed Faith object lesson with coloring pages, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- How Much Faith Is Enough? object lesson with coloring pages, group activities, puzzles, quiz

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

sundayschoolsources.com- Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed lesson with activities

sundayschoollessons.com- We Grow in Faith and Serve the Lord object lesson with questions and answers

word-sunday.com- Sam’s Small Choice (scroll down to Gospel)

aholyexperience.com- 15 Happy Ways to To Teach Kids To Be Grateful

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

ouroutofsynclife.blogspot.com- Gratitude Rolls
If your kids love fortune cookies, they will love this idea that bakes the thankfulness right in. These make for a yummy treat on the dinner table and an excellent conversation starter, all rolled into one.



Coloring

servicioskoinonia.org- Illustration

childrenstory.info- The Mustard Seed

sermons4kids.com- God Hears My Prayers

sermons4kids.com- God Hears and Answers Prayer



Crafts

sundayschoolcrafts.com- Mustard Seed Necklace

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

Glue mustard seeds on paper to make a bookmark. Write a scripture verse from today’s lesson. Color and decorate bookmark then cover with clear contact paper.

sermons4kids.com- Mustard Seed Faith group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- How Much Faith is Enough group activities (crafts)

Make a “We should be grateful to God.” Bookmark or use a Bible verse from today’s lesson.

dltk-kids.com- Custom Bookmarks

tipnut.com- 50+ Ways To Make Your Own Bookmarks

pinterest.com- Make Your Own Bookmarks

printwithmypic.com- The free printable photo bookmark templates will make 1, 2, 3, or up to 4 bookmarks at once. Add your own photo, logo, school mascot, picture of you and friends, friends, family, anything to make a personalized picture bookmark.

simplecrafter.com- Free Printable: Simple Bookmarks



Games

Hide the Mustard Seed- The teacher will hide a picture of a mustard seed in the classroom. The first student that finds it, they get to hide it for the rest of the class to find.

sermons4kids.com- Mustard Seed Faith group activities (crafts)

The Catholic Toolbox- Faith of a Mustard Seed file folder game

ehow.com- Christian Games About Faith


(Luke 17:7-10) The story about the servant tells us that Jesus' disciples should be grateful to God. When we do God's will, we should not expect to receive a gold medal. We have, after all, done no more than "what we were obliged to do."

childsspirit.com- Gratitude Game

ehow.com- Gratitude Games for Kids

smexymom.com- Teaching Gratitude 101: Fun Games To Teach the Art of Thankfulness & Gratitude to Children

elephantjournal.com- A Gratitude Game for Kids of All Ages



Puzzles

A Tiny Seed- A mustard seed is little, but it grows into a big tree. Circle the objects that are little. Put a square around the objects that are big. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 60).

maxipraise.com- Maze

maxipraise.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

silk.net/RelEd/- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Growing Activities & Crafts

Growing Beans- Kids can watch the beans sprout and grow using a clear plastic cup or jar and a wet paper towel. (The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts by Judy Ann Sadler, page 22).

Growing Plant- A fun plant puppet to make and play with. (Crafts to Celebrate God's Creation by Kathy Ross, page 30 & 31).

Seeding Necklace- A fun way to watch a seed sprout is to carry it with you on a necklace. (Every Day Is Earth Day by Kathy Ross, page 16 & 17).





Sunday, September 1, 2013

Class 9/8/13





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


Review & Introduce-

• Review- Sign of the Cross


Prayer Activity- Introduce prayer activity: How do we set a table?




Grace Before Meals 3-D Picture- Students make a placemat any way they like using a large piece of construction paper 18” X 12”and other craft supplies. Then glue a napkin, silverware, plate, and a plastic cup on it like a place setting.

*After my students make their placemats I asked them, “How do we set a table?” We then do it slowly step-by-step making the craft (I have the students glue the prayer on the plate later) so hopefully they can help out at home setting the table.

I then say to my students: Do any of you say “grace” or thank God before you eat your meals? Do any of you have a “standard” grace you say at home? (Give a few examples.) Why do we say grace? Is it important? Why? Sometimes we can easily forget to thank the Lord for all He has given to us and a great way to remember is to always pray to Him to thank Him for the food He gives us to eat each day. We have lots to be thankful for. Let’s not forget to say thank you to God.

Do you know Grace Before Meals? Have the students glue the prayer on the plate. Teach the students how to do Grace Before Meals. Practice.



• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

• Review- People at Mass using People at Church Cards

If the students need help with any of the cards:

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the person(s) and say what they are called. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

Who are the boys and girls that help at Mass? (Altar Servers)

Who are the group of singers? (Choir)

Who is the person who sings solo (alone) and leads special parts of the Mass? (Cantor)

What do you call the people who play musical instruments? (Musicians)

Who helps the priest administer (give out) the Body and Blood of Christ? (Eucharistic Ministers)

Who reads the first and second readings? (Lector)

Who says hello and make us feel welcome in the church? Who guides us to our seats and helps collect our offerings? Who hands out the church bulletins? (Greeters/Ushers)

Who leads us to celebrate Mass? (Priest) What is his name? (Father _______)


• Review- Liturgical Objects at Mass (pew, stoup, altar, chalice, ciborium,) using Liturgical Objects Used at Mass Cards


If the students need help:

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

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the object and say the word. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

What is the name of the wooden bench you sit on at church? (Pew)

What is another name for the holy water fountains or fonts at the entrances of the church? (Stoup)

What is the name of the table of the Lord in the sanctuary? (Altar)

What is the name of the cup used by the priest/Eucharistic ministers for the Blood of Christ? (Chalice)

What is the name of the cup with a lid for the Body of Christ in the Tabernacle? (Ciborium)


• Introduce- new objects using cards (Body of Christ, Blood of Christ)


Discuss what each object is and what we do with them. Then collect the cards and show each card to the students. Have the students identify the object and what we do with them.


If the students need help:

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

*You can lay all the pictures out and ask a question from below. Have the students point to the object and say the word. Have them repeat the word after you say it if necessary.


Questions:

What is the name of the wine that has been consecrated by the priest at Mass? (Blood of Christ)

What is the name of the bread that has been consecrated by the priest as Mass? (Body of Christ or Blessed Sacrament)



Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Entering the Church



Celebrating the Mass Activities-

Game- What Should You Do Game



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



Craft- Introduce craft: What did God make? This wheel should help you remember what God made.

Creation Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 5 & 6). *Click on Excerpt and go to page 5 & 6.



Story- Sit in the chair in the corner by the board and have the students sit on the floor in front of you and read, “All Things Bright and Beautiful” by Ashley Bryan



Mini Book-

Creation (Bible Stories from A to Z by Mary Murray, page 16 & 17)

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



Game- Introduce game: What did God make? This game should help you remember what God made.


What God Made Bingo

Directions- Students play regular bingo, but with pictures. The first one who gets three in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins. Each student picks a picture card from the bag and tells whether or not God made it.


Or


What did God Make? (File Folder Game)- Identify whether or not God made it as you work around the board. The first player to FINISH wins.




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



Grace Before Meals Handwriting Sheet (manuscript)- Traditional version: Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty through Christ our Lord. Amen.



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



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