Friday, December 26, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/25/15- Mark 1:14-20








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


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Mark 1:14-20



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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- Fishermen Who Become Fishers of Men with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Following the Leader object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Answering the Call object lesson with coloring page and puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Extra! Extra! Read All About It! object lesson with coloring page

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus’ Disciples Catch Lots of Fish lesson

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel (lesson)

dltk-bible.com- The Twelve Disciples lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, coloring pages, crafts, bulletin board, puzzle, recipe snack, songs, take home sheets, etc.

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

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

The Catholic Toolbox- First Grade on Up lesson with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Story Wheel, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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



Coloring

maxipraise.com- Come Follow Me

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" Mark 1:17

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!" Mark 1:17

sermons4kids.com- Jesus called out to them, "Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!"



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft- Who said, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men”? What does that mean?

daniellesplace.com- Fishers of Men crafts

daniellesplace.com- Lots of fish crafts listed

mssscrafts.com- Lots of fish crafts listed

Japanese Wind Sock- Create a unique "kite"- the traditional Japanese carp wind sock. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 178 & 179).

Magic Fish-in-the-Ocean Puppet- A cute craft that the fish actually swims and comes to the surface. (Crafts From Your Favorite Fairy Tales by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Carrying the Message group activities (games)

aokcorral.com- Easy fishing toy to make and play

daniellesplace.com- Lots of fish games listed


Introduce game: Jesus knew his disciples very well. They were his friends. How well do you know your friends?

Who is knocking at my door?

Need: one chair

Directions: The students sit in their own seats while the one who is “It” sits in a chair in front of the room, with his back toward the other students. Someone is chosen by the teacher to go up and knock on the back of the chair or floor. When “It” hears the knocking he asks, "Who is knocking at my door?" The knocker answers in a disguised voice "It is I.” “It” has to guess who the knocker was. The knocker then becomes “It”.


Introduce game: Who are the apostles? What are their names?

applesaucekids.com- Simon Says Meets the Apostles


Disciples Memory Game

Preparation: Go to sundayschoolsources.com and print out 2 of the following cards on cardstock (just the pictures of the disciples). Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

21- John, James, Andrew, Peter

38- Thaddaeus, Philip, Bartholomew, James son of Alphaeus

42- Judas Iscariot, Matthew, Thomas, Simon the Zealot


Directions: : Cards are laid out in a grid face down, and players take turns flipping pairs of cards over. On each turn, the player will first turn one card over, then a second. If the two cards match, the player scores one point, the two cards are removed from the game, and the player gets another turn. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over.

The object is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player. (One point is scored for each matched pair, and the player with the highest score after all cards have been matched wins.) When cards are turned over, it is important to remember where they are for when the matching card is turned up later in the game.


Disciples Go Fish Game

Preparation: Print out Disciple Trading Cards (listed above) on card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Directions: Go Fish is best for 2-5 players with so few cards to play with. The dealer deals 4 cards to each player. The remaining cards (if any) are placed face down to form a stock. The player to dealer's left starts. A turn consists of asking a specific player for a specific card. For example, if it is my turn I might say: “Mary, do you have James?” The player who asks must already hold one of the requested cards. If the player who was asked (Mary) has the card (James in this case), she must give her card to the player who asked for it. That player then gets another turn and may again ask any player for any card already held by the asker. If the person asked does not have the card, they say “Go fish!” The asker must then draw the top card of the undealt stock. If the drawn card is the card asked for, the asker shows it and gets another turn. If the drawn card is not the card asked for, the asker keeps it, but the turn now passes to the next player. As soon as a player collects a pair of the same disciple, this must be shown and discarded face up. The game continues until either someone has no cards left in their hand or the stock runs out. The winner is the player who then has the most pairs.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword (must be a typo on puzzle that should say: Mark 1:14-20)



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Snack

enchantedlearning.com- Make edible fish in the Sea of Galilee in a plastic clear cup.



Song

dltk-bible.com- The song teaches children the names of the twelve disciples. Sung to "Jesus Loves Me".





Friday, December 19, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/18/15- John 1:35-42








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


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




John 1:35-42



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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

word-sunday.com- Come and See lesson

alcf.net- Andrew and Jesus lesson with activities

gbdoc.org- Jesus Makes Friends lesson for 4 and 5 year olds

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

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



Coloring

coloring-pages-book-for-kids-boys.com- Jesus the Lamb of God

yescoloring.com- Jesus the Lamb of God

kidstalkaboutgod.org- Come and you will see. John 1:38-39



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell group activities (crafts)

first-school.ws- Handprint Lamb or Sheep Craft
This is a very easy craft that the youngest child can help with and makes a beautiful keepsake. Template included.

mssscrafts.com- Sheep/Lambs crafts listed

familycrafts.about.com- Lamb crafts

dltk-kids.com- Paper Bag Lamb Craft

freekidscrafts.com- Paper Bag Lamb Puppet Craft

daniellesplace.com- Sheep Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids (scroll down to this)

daniellesplace.com- Sheep crafts

sweetgrace.typepad.com- BaaBaa Black, Pink, and Blue Sheep? An easy yarn craft (scroll down to the white one with ears)

orientaltrading.com- Lamb of God Paper Plate Craft Kit

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

Rocking Sheep- Tap the sheep very lightly and they will gently rock from side to side. (The Grolier Kids Crafts Craft Book by Cheryl Owen, page 18 & 19).

The Lord is My Shepherd Magnet- A cute sheep magnet out of popsicle sticks. You can omit the other wooden pieces and mini chalkboard in this craft and just use cardboard or construction paper. (Hands On Crafts for Kids 20-Minute Crafts by Kathie Stull, page 30 & 31).



Games

sermons4kids.com- Show and Tell group activities (games)


Follow Jesus (Follow the Leader)
Who did the disciples follow? (Jesus) Let’s see how well you can follow Jesus. Directions: Someone is the Leader and the students follow Jesus and do what he does.


Following Directions Game

Introduce game: So you think you are good at following directions? Let’s find out.

Need: Bop It, Ballzerko, Simon, etc.

Directions: Divide the class into groups. Have one group play one game and the other plays another, etc. Students must do what the toy tells them to do. Change games after all students get a chance to play.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword John 1: 35-48

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Friday, December 12, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/11/15- Mark 1:7-11








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 1:7-11



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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- Make Your Father Proud object lesson with coloring sheet

sermons4kids.com- A New Life in Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Fresh Start object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, craft, quiz

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is Baptized by John in the River Jordan lesson

dltk-bible.com- Baptism: Jesus is Baptized lessons with discussions, take home sheets, color sheets, songs, crafts, snacks, etc.

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Jesus is Baptized 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

first-school.ws/t/cp_bible/- Baptism of Jesus

sermons4kids.com- John Baptizes Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ Baptism

applesaucekids.com- Jesus being baptized by John

coloring.ws/jesus- John Baptizes Jesus



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- A New Life In Jesus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Fresh Start group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- John the Baptist crafts


Introduce craft: What hovered over Jesus’ head after he was baptized? A white dove.

Taking Flight- A bird that can be a dove that you make out of white paper and using the child's handprints. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 41).

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove Craft

artisthelpingchildren.org- Tons of dove crafts posted here.

autiesbiblelessons.wordpress.com- Jesus is Baptized Craft
An interactive craft that has a dove hover over Jesus’ head.

auntannie.com- Make soap doves to remind the children how baptism symbolizes that their sins are washed away. Note: You can use a slightly greased cookie cutter to help children make the soap into the shape of a dove. Or the children can just make it into any shape they want.


Introduce craft: The Sacrament of Baptism is one of the seven sacraments. Baptism is the first sacrament because no other Sacrament can or may be received until you have been baptized.

sadlierreligion.com- We Believe
Baptism Mobile- Grade 1, Chapter17, (Pick the grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Look under Printable Activities and click on Chapters).

docthelmaskitchen.blogspot.com- Sunday School Baptism Craft (change this to Jesus being baptized)



Games

sermons4kids.com- A New Life In Jesus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A Fresh Start group activities (games)


Introduce game: Who was baptized by his cousin?


Jesus Basketball

Need: Trashcan and 2 balled up pieces of paper for balls.

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Jesus. The first team that spells JESUS wins.



The Catholic Toolbox- Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Sacrament of Baptism File Folder Game



Puzzles


More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Jesus and John the Baptist puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 16 - 17).

sermons4kids.com- The Baptism of Jesus (dove dot to dot)

Jesus is Baptized (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word (Grade 1 – 3) by Linda Standke, page 18.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Baptized puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, mazes, word-mining sheets, word searches)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sadlierreligion.com- We Believe
Sacrament of Baptism (crossword)- Grade 5, Chapter 5, (Pick the grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Look under Printable Activities and click on Chapters).



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Friday, December 5, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 1/4/15- Matthew 2:1-12








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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 2:1-12



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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 Three Wise Men with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Still Seek Him object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Wise Men lesson #170 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Wise Men Come from the East to Worship Jesus lesson

kidssundayschool.com- The Visit of the Magi lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Three Wise Men 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

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 2

homeschooling.about.com- Three Wise Men

christiananswers.net- The Wise Men Brought Gifts For Jesus

dltk-bible.com- Quite a few coloring pages for the story posted here.



Crafts


Introduce crafts: How did the Wise Men find Jesus?

sermonskids.com- Seeking the Savior crafts

hellokids.com- Popsicle Stick Star of David

dltk-kids.com- Fold and Cut Star Shape
Take a plain sheet of paper, make a series of folds, snip once, and, presto! You've got a perfect star. (Step by step directions posted.)


Introduce craft: Who was looking for baby Jesus?

Three Kings Banner- A cute and easy banner of the Three Wise Men. A craft from Kathy Ross' book: Crafts for Christmas, page 12 & 13.

Three Kings Hats- Three kings made out of cone shaped party hats. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 40 & 41).

Purim Treat Holder- Cute craft to represent the Wise Men. (Crafts to make in the Winter by Kathy Ross, page 58 & 59).



Games

Introduce game: Who was searching for baby Jesus?

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savior games

The Catholic Toolbox- Gifts For The Baby Jesus File Folder Game



Wise Men Search

Need: Clothes pin to be baby Jesus.

Directions: One student is picked to be a Wise Man and steps out of the classroom. Another student is picked by the teacher to hide baby Jesus somewhere in the classroom. When baby Jesus is hidden, the Wise Man comes back into the room. He is to find baby Jesus by directions from the student that hid baby Jesus. These directions are: the star is not very bright if the Wise Man is far away, brighter if somewhat nearer, getting brighter if even closer, and VERY bright if very close. When the Wise Man finds the baby Jesus, the person that hid baby Jesus is now the Wise Man.



Introduce game: What did the Wise Men follow to find Jesus? A very bright star.

Coin Toss- (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 139)- You can also draw a star on the board and have the students throw a suction cup toy at it. If it is inside the lines, they get a point for their team.

Finding Favor (Wise Men Find Jesus)- This game will help students identify how we pursue things that are important to us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 68 & 69).



Puzzles

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Look at the pictures in the circles. Find the matching pictures in the larger picture. Draw lines to connect the matching pictures. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 14).
The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
Wise Men color by number
Follow the Dots to see what the Magi saw in the sky

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Wise Men puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from August 3 - 8).

lambsongs.co.nz- Twinkle Star Wise Men by Jill Kemp
Booklet for the children to make (print out in color or have the children color it)

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men (maze)

biblewise.com- Wise Men (maze)

biblewise.com- Finding Jesus (maze)

biblewise.com- The Wise Men Visit Jesus (maze)

biblewise.com- Wise Men (find the difference)

biblewise.com- Missing Objects (There are 10 things left out of the second picture. Can you find them?)

biblewise.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus (Complete the addition problems inside the gifts. The missing numbers correspond to a letter. Use those letters, to complete the sentences below.)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (word search)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Still Seek Him (jumble)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (crossword)

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (multiple choice)

WiseMen (fill in the blanks)

sermons4kids.com- The Visit of the Magi (fill in the blanks)



Song

kididdles.com- We Three Kings (with lyrics and audio)





Friday, November 28, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 12/28/14- Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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- Simon and Anna Say Thank You with resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Our God Is Faithful 100% object lesson

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Simeon Praises God in the Temple lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- Simeon and Anna lesson #169 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

ministry-to-children.com- Baby Jesus Presented in the Temple lesson

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

ehow.com- Children's Activities for the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Simeon and Anna Thank God

sermons4kids.com- Simeon Recognizes Jesus

higherpraise.com- Simeon and Anna

theclipartwizard.com- The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple Coloring Pages


Crafts

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise group activities (crafts)

Holy Family crafts: If you have younger children, consider doing one of these crafts to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family: Holy Family scrapbook; Holy Family tree; Holy Family nativity set; Holy Family puppets.

pinterest.com- Family Trees

genoaschools.net- Family Tree Templates

pinterest.com- Simple Nativity Crafts for Kids

catholicicing.com- Feast of the Holy Family (crafts)

scrapbookscrapbook.com- Free Printable Christmas Nativity Children's School & Church Craft Project

designdazzle.com- Printable Nativity Set

noelladesigns.com- 3-D Nativity Printable

papergiftsforestefany- Nativity Crafts

catholicicing.com- Printable Nativity Set
This nativity craft was originally designed to be printed, colored, and glued around toilet paper tubes to make the pieces stand up. Since then, many readers have discovered that it’s just as good to print the pieces on card stock, and then use tape or staples to make them into a cylinder.

sarahanestudios.com- Nativity Puppet Theatre
To make and color with stage and background; free printable

lifeyourway.net- Popsicle Stick Nativity Puppets

hartofthemountain.blogspot.com- Printable Nativity Finger Puppets


Have children create their own candle crafts to celebrate the presentation of Jesus in the temple. The candles symbolize that Christ is the light of the world, just as Simeon had said.

Make candlemas

homemadeserentity.blogspot.com- Rolled Beeswax Candle Tutorial

abeautifulmess.com- Homemade Beeswax Candles

naturalsuburbia.com- Candlemas in the Southern Hemisphere

goldensunfamily.blogspot.com- Candlemas

makingfriends.com- Glowing Flowers
When you press flowers and leaves, they become thinner and light can shine through them. In this project, you simply decoupage pressed flowers and leaves to a votive cup and cover with tissue paper.

lonestarcandlesupply.com- How To Make Ice Candles

craftsbyamanda.com- Epson Salt Luminaries

sheknows.com- Stained Glass Candle Holder (scroll down to this)

marthasteward.com- Stamped Glass Candleholders


Make a Rosary and do the Joyful Mysteries

1- The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary - Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord." (Luke 1:38)
2- The Visitation - Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:45)
3- The Birth of Jesus at Bethlehem (Luke 2:7)
4- The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22)
5- The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:49)

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Make A Giant Rosary With Kids

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Make A Rosary Book

catholicicing.com- Make an edible rosary

catholicicing.com- How to Make a Rosary with Kids
A simple rosary that kids can make using supplies found at any craft store.

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Celebrating the Month of Rosary
Rosary ideas and crafts link up

through-my-is.blogspot.com- Spiritual Medicine Craft

Making a Rosary- Rosary background and information. Excellent step-by-step directions to make a simple rosary. (Kids Explore America’s Catholic Heritage, page 159-161).

e-scoutcraft.com- Making a rosary using Seine Twine Mason Line, 6 gold pony beads, and a small piece of leather

domestic-church.com- How to Make Knotted Cord Rosaries

ehow.com- How To Make A Rosary for Kids

ehow.com- How To Make A Pocket Rosary



Games

sermons4kids.com- A Promise Is A Promise group activities (games)

books.google.com- The Waiting Game- This icebreaker game will help your kids discover that God delivers on his promises even when waiting is part of his plan. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 157).

The Catholic Toolbox- Rosary Bingo: Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about the Rosary. The teacher asks one student at a time a question from the list. The student answers the question and the class looks for the word(s) on their bingo card. The first student who gets five in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins. You can play in teams or individually. (The teacher can give the students some hints to help them answer the questions correctly if needed.)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword

domestic-church.com- Joyful Mysteries (crossword)





Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FREE Catholic Materials in Spanish



Need some Catholic materials in Spanish? Here are a few sites that I found:


catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Catholic Kids Bulletin in English and Spanish. Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

familiarcatolica-org.blogspot.com- Lots of FREE Catholic materials in Spanish.

rosaryarmy.newevangelizers.com- Pray the Rosary in English, Spanish, or Dutch.

catholicity.com- Free Spanish Catholic CDs from the Mary Foundation. Eight CDs available.

catholic.com- Where can I get solid Catholic apologetics materials in Spanish? Contact the Spanish-language Catholic bookstore Libreria San Pablo at 3852 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90063, (323) 268-5010.

catholic.org- Prayers in Spanish.

freeforcatholics.com- Online booklet covering the basics of the faith in Spanish.

sermons4kids.com- Click on Mensajes para ninos. There you will find Spanish object lessons with coloring pages, puzzles, worship bulletins, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Puzzles in Spanish.

sermons4kids.com- Coloring pages in Spanish.

calvarycurriculum.com- Old and New Testament coloring pages, fill in the blanks, true or false, circle the correct word, puzzles, etc. in Spanish.



Do you know of any more to add to the list?





Friday, November 21, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 12/21/14- Luke 1:26-38








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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 1:26-38



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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- An Angel Visits Mary with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- You Shall Call Him Jesus object lesson with coloring page and word search

sermons4kids.com- Mary Had A Little Lamb object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Visit From an Angel object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz

calvarycurriculum.com- Gabriel Visits Mary lesson #165 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Gabriel Brings Blessings to Mary lesson

freesundayschoolcurriculum- An Angel Visits Mary lesson with activities

kidssundayschool.com- Gabriel Visits Mary lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Angelic Visit 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

sermons4kids.com- An Angel Visits Mary

sermons4kids.com- The angel Gabriel appears to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)

calvarycurriculum.com- Gabriel Visits Mary lesson #165 (page 2)

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Mary Had a Little Lamb group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Visit From an Angel group activities (crafts)

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

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).

mssscrafts.com- Tons of angel crafts listed

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Angel crafts with directions (page 5 – 7)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Mary Had a Little Lamb group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A Visit From an Angel group activities (games)

daniellesplace.com- Mary Tells Her Good News

Surprise Ball- God’s people were expecting God to keep His promise to send the Savior. They were probably surprised by the humble way the Messiah was born. Today we are going to play a game where we get surprised. (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 150).

kevinmccaughey.com- Paper Wrapped Surprise Game



Puzzles

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Mary puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from July 23 - 27).

sermons4kids.com- An Angel Appears to Mary (dot to dot)

An Angel Tells Good News (dot to dot)- Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 9.

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Cryptogram

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Song

kididdles.com- The Seven Joys of Mary with lyrics and audio





Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I’m Sorry (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. 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.

Directions- Print out Directions and keep inside file folder when not playing game.

Game Board- Print out Game Board and glue on the inside of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- Use these Game Cards or make your own. Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students.

Tokens- Use these tokens or make your own. Print out tokens on to card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Holy Rosary 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.



The Holy Rosary Game- Practice reciting the Holy Rosary while you compete against others.


Directions- Print out Directions and cut out. Glue on front of a legal size file folder or a piece of cardboard.

To check if the answers are right, use newadvenent.org- How To Recite the Holy Rosary or any other resource you choose.

Game Board- Print Game Board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”). Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of a legal size file folder or piece of cardboard. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last.

*Playing pieces can be coins, colored buttons, game pieces from other games, fish rocks for the bottom of aquariums, craft foam cut into shapes, glass rocks for vases, etc. You can paint small objects such as rocks, small plastic tops or caps, etc. You can also buy pawns at game stores.




Friday, November 14, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 12/14/14- John 1:6-8, 19-28








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


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




John 1:6-8, 19-28



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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

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

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

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

sermons4kids.com- Christmas Lights object lesson with group activities, coloring pages, puzzles, quiz

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- John 1:6, 8-9

sermons4kids.com- We are not the light, we are only mirrors that reflect the Light.

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is the Light

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest group activities (crafts)

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

sermons4kids.com- Christmas Lights group activities (crafts)

daniellespace.com- John the Baptist crafts

dltk-kids.com- John the Baptist snack

hgtv.com- Mizuhiki Grasshopper. A cute grasshopper made out of a clothespin.



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest group activities (games)

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

sermons4kids.com- Christmas Lights group activities (games)


Who am I?

Need: 1 chair

Directions: The students sit in their own seats while the one who is “It” sits in a chair in front of the room, with his back toward the other students. Someone is chosen by the teacher to go up and stands behind the chair. Then “It” asks the person various questions to guess who the person is. The unknown person must answer the questions truthfully, but can disguise their voice. (Determine the number of questions “It” can ask to person before playing starts.) After the questions have been asked and answered, “It” must guess who the person is. Whether if “It” is right or wrong, the unknown person then becomes “It”.

Shoe-Tie Guy- Kids will play a high-octane game to discover what it means to serve Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 72)

partydirectory.com- Shoe Relay Race (this game could emphasize that John said he wasn’t good enough to untie Jesus’ shoes)

daniellespace.com- Review Games For John the Baptist

Locust Hunt- Hide several plastic or paper locust (or grasshoppers) around the room. Have the students find locust like John the Baptist did.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Cryptogram

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Friday, November 7, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 12/7/14- Mark 1:1-8








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 1:1-8



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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

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

sermons4kids.com- The King is Coming object lesson with coloring page and word search

sermons4kids.com- New Life in Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Preparing the Way object lesson group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Messenger Sent From God object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz

sundayschoollessons.com- John the Baptist Speaks Out lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- The People Change Their Ways and John Baptizes Them

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- John the Baptist

sermons4kids.com- Prepare the way for the Lord

sermons4kids.com- The Candle of Peace



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- A New Life in Jesus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A Messenger Sent From God group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Preparing the Way group activities (crafts)

daniellespace.com- John the Baptist crafts (one edible)

dltk-kids.com- John the Baptist snack

hgtv.com- Mizuhiki Grasshopper. A cute grasshopper made out of a clothespin.



Games

sermons4kids.com- A New Life in Jesus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A Messenger Sent From God group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Preparing the Way group activities (games)

Shoe-Tie Guy- Kids will play a high-octane game to discover what it means to serve Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 72)

partydirectory.com- Shoe Relay Race (this game could emphasize that John said he wasn’t good enough to untie Jesus’ shoes)

daniellespace.com- Review Games For John the Baptist

Locust Hunt- Hide several plastic or paper locust (or grasshoppers) around the room. Have the students find locust like John the Baptist did.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- John the Baptist word search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Thursday, November 6, 2014

FREE Mass Booklet for Children



This activity is free; however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this activity are not my own and are from various internet sources.





FREE Mass Booklet for Children for you to edit and print out. This booklet is totally editable to enable you to add or delete what you want in your booklet. Make a cover or better yet, have your children make one to make it more personalized.




Friday, October 31, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 11/30/14- Mark 13:33-37








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 13:33-37



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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 for Mark 13:33-37

sermons4kids.com- Watching and Waiting object lesson

sermons4kids.com- The Waiting Place object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Waiting For His Return object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes

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- Manger Scene coloring Advent calendar

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Hope



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Waiting Place group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Ready for His Return group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Waiting Place group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Ready for His Return group activities (games)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword (It says Matthew in the title, but it is Mark 13:33-37)



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks




Friday, October 24, 2014

Gospel for the Mass: 11/23/14- Matthew 25:31-46








*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 25:31-46



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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 Least of These with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

mssscrafts.com- Encouraging Children to Serve Others ideas

sermons4kids.com- Unto the Least of These object lesson

sermons4kids.com- Thanks Living object lesson with coloring pages and puzzles

missionarlington.org- The Sheep and the Goats lesson with activities

sundayschoollessons.com- We Care for Jesus Through His People lesson

frtommylane.com- What God Won’t Ask lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- I can help sick people learn about Jesus.

sermons4kids.com- I can be a friend to someone who needs a friend.

familyfeastandferia.files.wordpress.com- Christ the King fold up and stand up picture you can color.



Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Sheep or Goats Magnets

daniellesplace.com- Craft Stick Barn with Clothespin Sheep and Goat Craft

clubhousejr.com- Paper Bag Goat Puppet

dltk-kids.com- Paper Bag Lamb Craft

freekidscrafts.com- Paper Bag Lamb Puppet Craft

daniellesplace.com- Sheep Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids (scroll down to this)

mssscrafts.com- Several crafts listed.

first-school.ws- Handprint Lamb or Sheep Craft
This is a very easy craft that the youngest child can help with and makes a beautiful keepsake. Template included.

spoonful.com- Sheep Egg

spoonful.com- Lamb Note Holder

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

daniellesplace.com- Sheep crafts

Rocking Sheep- Tap the sheep very lightly and they will gently rock from side to side. (The Grolier Kids Crafts Craft Book by Cheryl Owen, page 18 & 19).

artistshelpingchildren.org- Several goat crafts listed

blog.memetales.com- Paper Plate Goat



Games

mssscrafts.com- Memory Verse Memory Game

ldslessonideas.wordpress.com- Sheep and Goats Matching Game


Sheep from the Goats Freeze Tag

Designate a playing area. Have a student volunteer to be “It”.

Say: One day the sheep will be separated by the goats. In this game someone is “It” and he will separate the sheep from the goats. If “It” tags you, you are frozen and cannot move. The only way you can become unfrozen if another sheep comes and tags you. Play continues until all the players are frozen. Then the last person to be frozen is "It" for the next game.

If you have time, play several rounds, having kids change groups and roles.

After playing the game, ask your students:

1. What was it like waiting to be unfrozen?
2. How is being chosen by Jesus like being untagged by someone?



Puzzles

twopaths.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

4catholiceducators.com - Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword