Friday, November 29, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 12/29/13- Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23








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


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




Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23



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- Escape to Egypt with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs

sermons4kids.com- Herod the Grinch object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Angels Watching Over Me object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Escape to Egypt lesson #171 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets

sundayschoollessons.com- Joseph Takes Mary and Jesus to Safety in Egypt lesson

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

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



Coloring

holyspiritinteractive.net- Jesus: Fleeing to Egypt

applesaucekids.com- Jesus, Mary, and Joseph's escape to Egypt

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 2:13



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Herod the Grinch group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Angels Watching Over Me group activities (crafts)

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

Doily Angel- A pretty angel made out of a paper doily. (The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Easy Crafts by Judy Ann Sadler, page 78 & 79).

books.google.com- Jacob’s Ladder
Just make the angel that is in this craft using cupcake liners and construction paper. You can also make the angel into a magnet by putting sticky-backed magnets on the back of the angel. (Crafts from Your Favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 16 & 17). *To make it easier for young children just have them fold one white cupcake liner in half to make the wings and attach.

mssscrafts.com- Tons of angel crafts listed

daniellesplace.com- Donkey Puppet



Games

sermons4kids.com- Herod the Grinch group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Angels Watching Over Me group activities (games)



Puzzles

The Flight to Egypt- Flip the page maze to help Joseph and his family travel to Egypt. (WA-A-AY Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I Sanders, page 37 & 38).

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Holy Family Leaves for Egypt (crossword)



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks




Monday, November 25, 2013

Grace Before Meals Roll a Prayer Worksheet





Check out this neat Grace Before Meals worksheet that is part of a FREE printable Thank You God Activities from teachingheart.net on page 7.

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.

Unfortunately I found this too late to do with my 1st Grade CCD students for Thanksgiving. I therefore made a non-Thanksgiving themed one to have my students do on December 8th.


Grace Before Meals Roll a Prayer- non-Thanksgiving themed





Mean and Utter Nonsense Comments Posted On Your Blog





Ever get a mean or utter nonsense comment posted on your blog? Well, I sometimes do, but I found this post from a blogger that I thought others would find informative when they receive critical or even mean or hateful comments.


brianshim.com- How To Avoid and Deal with Mean Comments on Your Blog





Friday, November 22, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 12/22/13- Matthew 1:18-24








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


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




Matthew 1:18-24



Activities

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

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- Jesus is Coming to Town object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

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

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 1:23

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

makingfriends.com- Mary and baby Jesus

makingfriends.com- Mary and baby Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love



Crafts

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

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


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

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

mssscrafts.com- Stable background



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

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

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



Games

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

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



Puzzles

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

domestic-church.com- Connect the dots

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword




Saturday, November 16, 2013

Class 11/24/13





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


Review-

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

• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

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

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

*If the students need help for any of the cards give them a clue such as saying out loud the first syllable of the word or the definition.



Lesson Plan-

Advent and go over vocabulary words with students. Follow lesson plan and discuss Advent with the class.



Craft- Introduce craft: What is an Advent wreath? It reminds us that we are waiting and preparing for the coming of the Savior, Jesus.



catholicinspired.com- Easy Advent Wreath For Kids



Mini Book-


Advent- Mini book for the children to color.

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 do you know about Advent? Let’s find out.



Advent Wreath- (file folder game) Place 2 small baskets or boxes on the table to put cards in. Put the cards in one basket (the other basket will be for discards). Give each player a copy of the “Advent Wreath Coloring Sheet”. Place your markers on START. Roll the die and move that many spaces. Follow the directions on the space you land on. If the player lands on a “?”, they draw a card and they can color one of their candles on their Advent Wreath Coloring Sheet the correct color. If they do not need that color on their wreath, they do nothing. If a player lands on a space with the leaves, they may color some of the greenery on their wreath. When a player has completely colored their Advent Wreath Coloring Sheet correctly, he/she is the winner. Play continues until all players have colored their sheets.



Lesson Plan-

Mary and the Angel and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “Mary and the Angel” The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery and ask questions from Mary and the Angel 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 told Mary that she was going to have a baby and he was going to be the son of God? (The angel Gabriel.)




books.google.com- Crafts from Your Favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 16 & 17

Jacob’s Ladder

Just make the angel that is in this craft using cupcake liners and construction paper. You can also make the angel into a magnet by putting sticky-backed magnets on the back of the angel.

*To make it easier for young children just have them fold one white cupcake liner in half (like pictured above) and attach with glue.

Prior to class I cut out the little head. It is so small that my first graders have a hard time cutting it out. I also use a paper plate to show the students how to fold the cupcake liners.



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.

Find the 10 differences between these 2 pictures- More 365 Activities for Kids (on page July 26)



Homework- Give each student a Advent 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, November 15, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 12/15/13- Matthew 11:2-11








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


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




Matthew 11:2-11



Activities

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

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- The Gos-Pill of Jesus Christ object lesson

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

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy

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



Crafts

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



Games

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



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Saturday, November 9, 2013

Class 11/17/13





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


Review-

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

• Review- Last week’s Take Home Sheet

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

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, Book of the Gospels, lectern, ambo, Lectionary) 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)

What is the name of the book used by the priest or deacon to read the Gospel of the day during the Mass? (Book of the Gospels)

What is the name of the podium where the lector reads the Lectionary at Mass? (Lectern)

What is the name of the large podium? (Ambo)

Which book is read during the Liturgy of the Word and read by the lector? (Lectionary)



Celebrating the Mass Lesson-

Profession of Faith

During the Profession of Faith we stand and declare what we believe in. In the Profession of Faith we state our belief in God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit- the Holy Trinity. (Draw on the board the Trinity symbol with: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.).

The Creed is to be sung or said by the priest together with the people on Sundays and Solemnities. It may be said also at particular celebrations of a more solemn character. If it is sung, it is begun by the priest or, if this is appropriate, by a cantor or by the choir. It is sung, however, it is done by everyone together or by the people alternating with the choir.

If not sung, it is to be recited by everyone together or by two parts of the assembly responding one to the other.



Questions:

Do we stand or sit during the Nicene Creed? (Stand)

Is the Nicene Creed sung or said? (Either)

In the Profession of Faith what do we say we believe in? (Our belief in God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit- the Holy Trinity.)



Celebrating the Mass Activity-


catholicicing.blogspot.com- Nicene Creed Craft: One God

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



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



Lesson Plan-

David & Goliath and go over vocabulary words with students. Read story: “David and Goliath” 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.).



Movie- Introduce movie: Who did David kill with just a stone and a sling?

Veggie Tales: Dave and The Giant Pickle (25 min.) and ask questions from below.

Where did Dave live? In Israel.

What was Dave? A shepherd.

Who was attacking the Israelites? The Philistines.

Who are the Philistines? They were people who hated the Israelites. They wanted to take their land and make the Israelites their slaves.

Who put an army together to save Israel? King Saul.

Who was the Philistine’s strongest man? Goliath.

What did Dave bring to the battlefield? Food.

Who would fight Goliath? Dave.

Who were God’s chosen people? The Israelites.

King Saul gave something to Dave. What was it? His armor.

What was wrong with it? His armor was too big for Dave.

How many stones did Dave get? 5 smooth stones.

How did Dave kill Goliath? His sling and a rock that hit him in the middle of his forehead.

Who did Dave trust to help him? God.



Mini Book-

lambsongs.co.nz- “David is Brave” 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 was the name of the giant that David killed?

christiancrafters.com- Copy and paste the Goliath picture on a piece of paper. Color Goliath and glue on a 2 liter soda bottle. The children will then stand behind a chair and roll a small ball and try to knock Goliath down.



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.

David & Goliath No Contest- Hidden Pictures: Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word Grace 1 - 3 by Linda Standke, page 10



Homework- Give each student a David & Goliath 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, November 8, 2013

Gospel for the Mass: 12/8/13- Matthew 3:1-12








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


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




Matthew 3:1-12



Activities

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

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

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

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

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

sundayschoollessons.com- John the Baptist Speaks Out lesson

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



Coloring

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

sermons4kids.com- Candle of peace

sermons4kids.com- John the Baptist



Crafts

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

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



Games

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

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

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



Puzzles

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

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

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholicedcators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Crafty Crafters: Pumpkin Pie Spinner (Thanksgiving)





So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite religious craft you make for Thanksgiving?


Here is a craft I make with my students using a paper plate:


Introduce activity/craft- What holiday is coming up in November? Thanksgiving. What does your family do for Thanksgiving? What do you eat at Thanksgiving? Why do we have Thanksgiving? Discuss. We have Thanksgiving to say thank you to God for all the things he gives us. Ask the students what they are thankful for. Let’s make something that shows what we are thankful for. After students make crafts say: Thank you God for . . . and have each student show their craft and say what they are thankful for.



parents.com- (This craft was removed.) This pumpkin pie may look good enough to eat, but it's actually an interactive spinner that reveals things your child is thankful for.

Make It: Trim the edge of a paper plate rim with scallop-edge scissors, then paint the rim with a mixture of white and brown paint to resemble the color of crust. From rust-color card stock, cut a circle to fit the center of the plate and adhere it in place. Put the plate on top of a second paper plate and poke a hole through the centers, then insert a brad through the holes. Cut a slice out of the top plate (be careful to avoid the brad), add letter stickers to the top, and handwrite thankful items to the bottom plate.

*For younger students they can draw what they are thankful for instead of writing.

*You can change the wording on the craft to “Thank you God for”. For younger students you can have them draw what they are thankful for instead of writing.



Thank you God for . . .- Color template
Print out on card stock and cut out. Attach to paper plate using a brass fastener. Cut out a triangle that will show the words or pictures that you are thankful for. Write or draw things you are thankful for on the paper plate in the space you cut out.




Thank you God for . . .- Black & white template for the children to color.
Print out on card stock and cut out. Color. Attach to paper plate using a brass fastener. Cut out a triangle that will show the words or pictures that you are thankful for. Write or draw things you are thankful for on the paper plate in the space you cut out.




Please comment so I can add the link to your blog to this post. We would love to see what you do!




Friday, November 1, 2013

How Rude! (Good Manners 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. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


How Rude! is based on the game Blunders.




How Rude! For 2 Players or in Teams. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society. The game includes 6 types of interactive game cards: multiple choice, scenario, true/false, reward for good manners, charades, and consequences for bad manners. Players or teams roll the dice and move that many spaces on the board. Whichever color is on the space you land on indicates the color card that will be used. The player to your left will read the card aloud to you and you will try to answer correctly. If you answer your question correctly, you may stay where you are. If you are not correct, everyone says, “How Rude!” and you move back to where you were. The first player or team to get to the “FINISH,” square first is the WINNER!



Need:

336 Game Cards (56 of each color)
Dice
Game Board
Pawns



Introduction: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. What does this mean? It means we should treat others the same way you want them to treat you. That is easier said than done. Do you respect everyone and treat them kindly at all times? During our daily contact with others we can show compassion and generosity by treating them with respect and courtesy. This dignified and respectable behavior that we give to others is part of what Jesus was talking about. Try your best to treat others as you would like to be treated and you will find that it will help you so much in everyday life with getting along with others.


Directions- Print out Directions.

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.


*Use these Game Cards below or make your own. You can make it specific to what you have been learning and to the students in your class. (Game Cards are in MS Word and can be changed any way you like.) 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.

Acting Game Cards- Print out Acting Game Cards on light purple card stock.

Good Job Game Cards- Print out Good Job Game Cards on light blue card stock.

Multiple Choice Game Cards- Print out Multiple Choice Game Cards on light green card stock.

Oops Game Cards- Print out Oops Game Cards on light yellow card stock.

Scenario Game Cards- Print out Scenario Game Cards on light orange card stock.

True or False Game Cards- Print out True or False Game Cards on light pink card stock.





Gospel for the Mass: 12/1/13- Matthew 24:37-44








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Matthew 24:37-44



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- Be Prepared object lesson with group activities, Advent calendar, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? object lesson with coloring page, group activities, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! object lesson with group activities, Advent calendar, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- No One Knows the Day or the Hour of Jesus' Coming lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Mathew 24:44

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Hope

sermons4kids.com- Nativity Advent Calendar



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! group activities (crafts)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks