Monday, February 29, 2016

Holy Week






newadvent.org- Holy Week

4catholiceducators.com- Holy Week resources

kencollins.com- Information about Holy Week

unplowedground.com- Holy Week Reflections and Prayers

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

childrensministry.com- 22 Jesus-Centered Ideas for Holy Week With Kids

Holy Week (handwriting and coloring)

Holy Week- (Pre K – K) lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

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

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

Last Supper/Holy Thursday- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.



Crafts:

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

familyatthefootofthecross.blogspot.com- Corpus Christi Mosaic Craft
*You can also decorate the chalices with sequins, rhinestones, glitter, etc.

Passover Seder Crafts- Passover Seder ideas for the students to make.

catholicinspired.com- Make a Paper Crown of Thorns

pflaum.com- A Prayer Card for Holy Week

*More crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc. are listed in the lesson plans above.



Games:






Have you ever experienced a Passover Seder? For many, Seder meals are not a common part of their typical Holy Week traditions. To help children understand what was eaten during this meal, here is a game that reviews the traditional food of the Seder meal.

yumpu.com- Fill Your Seder Plate Board Game








The following activities are free, however they are only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Holy Week Bingo-Make up simple bingo cards using pictures or vocabulary words with Holy Week questions from your lesson. Be sure to make calling cards out of index cards so you can hold up the picture or word so the children can see if they have that on their Bingo card. (You can also just make the spaces on your Bingo cards in the shape of a cross to remind them that Jesus died on the cross for them).

Bingo Card Makers

teach-nology.com- Free 3 x 3 or 5 x 5 Bingo card that you can make.

dltk-cards.com- You can also replace some or all of the pictures in the picture bingo option with vocabulary words to help teach students vocabulary. At Step Two: Choose Your Theme under Picture Bingo, scroll down to the bottom to BLANK to design your own Bingo cards.



Holy Week Spin the Bottle Game- Play a wacky version of Spin the Bottle by answering questions about Holy Week. Print Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.


Holy Week Memory Game- Play Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards. Directions for Bible Timeline Game are also posted.






Last Supper File Folder Game- Play individually or in teams and work your way around the game board answering questions about the Last Supper. If you are correct you roll a die and move your marker in your row in any direction you want. If you land on a colored space, you can move one row toward the center with “Last Supper”. Play continues until a team or player reaches “Last Supper”.







Holy Week File Folder Game-The objective of the game is to go through all the days of Holy Week by answering questions about each day.






Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from November 2 - 21).

biblewise.com- Crown of Thorns (maze)

Jesus Who? (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 27.

The Lamb of God (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 28.

biblewise.com- Peter’s Denial (decoder)

sundayschoolkids.com- The Road To Easter
Starting with Palm Sunday, students put the events in order in which they happened.

sacredhearthouston.org- Holy Week Worksheets (scroll down to Holy Week Activities)

pflaum.com- Complete the sentences to solve the crossword puzzle. Choose the words from the box. (Grades 2 – 3) 2014

pflaum.com- Print the words missing from each sentence in the numbered blanks below. If your answers are correct, you will see a vertical word that names the joyous season that will last for 50 days. (Grades 2 – 3) 2015

pflaum.com- How much do you know about the holiest week of the year? Complete the sentences to test your knowledge. Then write the words in the puzzle. (Grades 4 – 6) 2014

teachingandlearningresources.co.uk- Holy Week (crossword)

pflaum.com- Holy Week: Its Special Days and Celebrations
According to the Gospel of John, what were the first words of the risen Jesus and to whom were they spoken? Complete this puzzle to find the answers. (Grades 7 – 8) 2014


More puzzles and worksheets in the following lessons:

Holy Week- (Pre K – K) lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

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

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

Last Supper/Holy Thursday- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.



The following activities are free, however they are only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


What Happened During Holy Week?- Label the pictures below with the correct day of Holy Week. Then color the pictures. (For younger students: Ask the students what is happening in the first picture. Discuss. Then ask them, “What day of Holy Week is it?” Write #1 on the board and Palm/Passion Sunday beside the number. Continue with pictures 2 – 4.

Holy Week Worksheet- The following days of Holy Week are in the wrong order. Number them so they are in the right order. Then draw a line to what happened on that day.

Holy Week Quiz- 20 questions with answers





Friday, February 26, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 3/27/13- John 20:1-9








*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.




John 20:1-9



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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

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

sermons4kids.com- It’s Empty object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- I’ve Just Seen Jesus object lesson with coloring page and puzzles

calvarycurriculum.com- Peter and John Visit Jesus’ Tomb lesson #239 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Alive! lesson (#5)

sundayschoollessons.com- Mary Magdalene Speaks To The Risen Christ lesson

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Easter lesson for 1st Grade on Up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Easter (lessons, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc.)

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources (John 20:1-9)



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Alive!

sermons4kids.com- He is not here, he is risen!

apples4theteacher.com- The cave tomb of Jesus

sundayschoolresources.com- Tomb with open door

calvarycurriculum.com- Peter and John visit Jesus’ tomb. John 20:1-10 (page 2)

dltk-teach.com- The Life of Jesus mini book with images that children can color and simple, repetitive words that early readers should be able to read themselves. This particular one tells the story of Jesus' life using simple words.

lambsongs.co.nz- Easter mini books to print out and color (Easter Rhyme, Easter Story, He’s Alive! Easter Surprise)



Crafts

Catholic Icing- Religious Easter Craft for Kids — Make a Resurrection Set! {It’s Printable!}

The Empty Tomb- A cute craft that the children will get to "roll the stone away" on Jesus' tomb to retell the story of the resurrection. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).

Butterfly- A butterfly is made from using the child's handprints. The butterfly represents how the caterpillar changed and became a butterfly and received new life. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 40).

Plastic Bag Butterfly- A beautiful magnet butterfly to represent new life. (Crafts to make in the Spring by Kathy Ross, pages 52 & 53).

parenting.com- Coffee Filter Butterfly

freepreschoolcrafts.com- Plastic Bag Butterfly- Make this butterfly according to the directions or use a painted clothes pin for the body that has googly eyes glued on it. Gather the plastic bag together at the center and slide it between the clamps of the clothes pin. Shape some pipe cleaner into antennae and glue the center of the pipe cleaner between the clamps of the clothespin. You can make this into a magnet by putting a sticky magnet on the back of the clothespin.

Resurrection Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dial to retell the Resurrection of Jesus story they learned over and over again. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 37, 38, 39, 40, and 42).

dltk-bible.com- The Angel Rolled Away the Stone craft

makingfriends.com- He is Risen craft stick hanger

annieshomepage.com- Jellybean Prayer (prayer with activities to go with it: cards and jar craft)

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip at the bottom for younger students)



Games

Jesus Is Alive! game- A fun and simple board game for younger children that reviews the story of Jesus coming into Jerusalem to his Resurrection. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 64 & 65 for game board and page 55 for directions).


Introduce game: What was rolled away from the tomb where Jesus laid?

Who’s Got The Stone?

Need: One small rock

Directions: One student is picked to be “It”. All the students (except "It") put both of their hands together and form a cup with just a little hole up on top. The teacher walks around and pretends to put the stone in someone's hand. One student will actually get the stone. The student who is “It” is then asked by the teacher, "Who's got the stone?" Whoever has the stone is "It". (Game is like “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?).


christiancrafters.com- He Has Risen Egg Pass

christiancrafters.com- The Easter Egg Game

christiancrafters.com- The Empty Tomb

christiancrafters.com- No Easter Egg Hunt

kidssundayschool.com- In The Tomb, Out of the Tomb

You Can’t Keep Jesus Down- Your children will discover that even thought people tried to keep Jesus in the grave, they couldn’t; just as Jesus said. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 148).

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Cross Colors File Folder Game This is a file folder game where children can match the different colors of the crosses. Colors are pastel for using around Easter learning.

filefolderfun.com- Easter File Folder Games
These file folder games all have a fun Easter theme. You'll find games for all ages and abilities that can easily be adapted for special needs student.

biblestoryprintables.com- Easter File Folder Game
This is a file folder game about the Resurrection of Easter time.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Free Easter Bible Printables
Several pages of Easter games that you can print out for free.

sugardoodle.net- Easter File Folder Games and Games posted

The Catholic Toolbox- The Empty Tomb file folder game

The Catholic Toolbox- Jelly Bean Prayer file folder game (scroll down for this)



Puzzles

first-school.ws- He Has Risen puzzle craft- Children color then make an easy puzzle that they can put together.

sermons4kids.com- Maze (John 20:1-18)

sermons4kids.com- Maze

christiananswers.net- Easter (word search)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search (John 20:1-9)

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword (John 20:1-9)



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Snacks

dltk-holidays.com- He’s Alive Buns

dltk-kids.com- Resurrection Cake

dltk-kids.com- Resurrection Rolls


Note: You can make these cookies below the night before and have the students make another batch during class and seal up the oven. While the students are doing another activity, you can remove their cookies and add the batch you made the night before.

betterbudgeting.com- Resurrection Story Cookies





Friday, February 19, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 3/20/16- Luke 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49








*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 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49



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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

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

theclipartwizard.com- Easter Coloring Pages



Puzzles

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Crossword




Last Supper/Holy Thursday

Activities and Crafts

msssbible.com- The Last Supper with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sundayschoolresources.com- Last Supper lesson with Bible verses, discussions, activities, etc.

calvarycurriculum.com- The Last Supper lesson #229 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Last Supper/Holy Thursday 1st Grade on Up lesson with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Last Supper clip art that you can color.

apples4theteacher.com- The body and Blood of Jesus coloring page



Games

The Catholic Toolbox- The Last Supper (file folder game)
Play individually or in teams and work your way around the game board answering questions about the Last Supper. If you are correct you roll a die and move your marker in your row in any direction you want. If you land on a colored space, you can move on row toward the center with “Last Supper”. Play continues until a team or player reaches “Last Supper”.



Puzzles

The Last Supper- Color the shapes with letters from the word REMEMBRANCE. What did Jesus share with the disciples? (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 72).




Garden of Gethsemane

Activities and Crafts

calvarycurriculum.com- The Garden of Gethsemane lesson #233 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoolsources.com- The Garden of Gethsemane lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Prays lesson, coloring pages, take home sheet, games, songs, crafts, snacks, etc.

msssbible.com- The Garden of Gethsemane with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.



Games

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, 22- James, 23- Andrew, 24- Peter

38- Thaddaeus, 39- Philip, 40- Bartholomew, 41-James son of Alphaeus

42- Judas Iscariot, 43- Matthew, 44- Thomas, 45- 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.



Puzzles

Jesus Prays in a Garden- Listen to the directions and circle the correct answer. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 74).

Judas Betrays Jesus- Color the picture, then cut it into four pieces along the heavy, black lines. Mix up the pieces and put the puzzle back together. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 75).




Judas

calvarycurriculum.com- Judas Betrays Jesus lesson #234 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

Judas Betrays Jesus (puzzle)- Color the picture, then cut it into four pieces along the heavy, black lines. Mix up the pieces and put the puzzle back together. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 75).




Peter

sundayschoolsources.com- Peter Denies Christ lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

sundayschoollessons.com- Peter Hears A Rooster Crow lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Peter Denies Jesus 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).

first-school.ws- A cute rooster craft with templates available in both black & white and in color versions. Leave off the feet and the rooster can rock back and forth.

Peter Denies Jesus- Peter denied Jesus three times. Hidden in this picture are three number 3s. Can you find them? Color the picture. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons, page 76).




Death on a Cross/Crucifixion/Good Friday

sundayschoolsources.com- Pilate lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

sundayschoollessons.com- Pilot Calls Jesus King lesson

word-sunday.com- Being Judged Unfairly lesson (scroll down to this)

word-sunday.com- Lonely Julie Helps Her Brother lesson (scroll down to this)

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus is Crucified lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Nails for our Sins 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).

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

calvarycurriculum.com- The Sanhedrin, Herod, & Pilate lesson #236 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Crucified lesson #237 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.



Coloring

4catholiceducators.com- Clip art that you can color

apples4theteacher.com- Crown of thorns

apples4theteacher.com- Jesus stumbles with the cross.

coloringbookfun.com- Soldiers mock Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Luke 23:33 #1

sermons4kids.com- Luke 23:33 #2



Crafts

Crosses

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross (Neat tip at the bottom for younger students.)

daniellesplace.com- Cross Crafts- Several cross crafts listed.

christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross (easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make)

dltk-bible.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft (using melted crayon shavings)


kindercraze.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft (using tissue paper and clear contact paper)




Games

Building My Cross (Good Friday)- During this game, children will build a cross for themselves and discover Jesus took their place. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games, page 147).

Blind Leading the Mob (Jesus Is Tried and Crucified)- This game will help your kids discover how a mob convinced Pilate to have Jesus crucified despite the fact that Pilate found Jesus innocent of the charges brought against him. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games, page 99).


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

Play one of the following review games and use the questions below.


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

Pass the Rooster!

Directions- An egg timer is set for any time the teacher wishes. Have the students sit in a circle. The teacher then gives a student a rooster and asks them a Bible Question. The student must answer the question correctly. If they do not, the student must answer another question until they are correct. When the student is correct, the teacher says, “Pass the rooster!” and the student passes the rooster to the person on their right and that student must answer a Bible Question to be able to pass the rooster. Whoever is holding the rooster with the timer goes off is the rooster.




Basketball

Need: one small ball (or two balled up pieces of paper), two chairs, one trashcan.

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Divide the class into two teams. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Ask the first person in Team #1 a question. If they are correct, they get to try to make a basket. If they make a basket, their team gets a point. If they do not get a basket, their team does not receive a point. After the first player has his turn, he then goes to the end of Team #1’s line. It is now Team #2’s turn. The team with the most points wins.

Questions for games:

1. What do the bread and wine become at Mass? The Body and Blood of Jesus.

2. Why did Jesus suffer and die for us on the cross? To save us from sin so that we can have God’s life; because he loves his Father and all of us.

3. How did Jesus show his love for us? He suffered and died on the cross.

4. Why didn’t Jesus come down from the cross and save himself? He wanted to die for us; he wanted to save us from sin; he wanted us to live forever in heaven; he wanted to keep the promise that his Father made; he wanted us to have God’s life.

5. What did the people do on Passion/Palm Sunday to show their love for Jesus? Waved palm branches; put their cloaks down before him on the ground; sang and cheered.

6. When did the apostles receive their first Holy Communion? On Holy Thursday evening at the Last Supper.

7. What did Jesus want the apostles to do when he said, “Do this in memory of me”? Change bread and wine into his Body and Blood.

8. What prayer did Jesus say for the soldiers and the people who put him to death? Father, forgive them.

9. What did Jesus do before he bowed his head and died? Gave himself to his Father.

10. What was the best gift that Jesus gave us to his Father on the cross? Himself.

11. Whom do we receive in Holy Communion? Jesus

12. How much did Jesus love us? He loved us so much that he died for us.

13. On which day did the people cheer and honor Jesus as a king? Passion/Palm Sunday.

14. On which day did Jesus give himself in the form of bread and wine? Holy Thursday.

15. On which day did Jesus die for us? Good Friday.

16. What is the Jewish feast in remembrance of God’s saving love in his freeing of his people from slavery in Egypt? Passover

17. What did the people say as they waved their palm branches to Jesus? Hosanna

18. What is the celebration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to begin his passion; the first day of Holy Week? Passion (Palm) Sunday

19. What is Jesus’ gift of himself in the form of bread and wine so that we can share his life? Holy Communion

20. What is the day Jesus gave us the Eucharist? Holy Thursday

21. What is the Eucharist called? Blessed Sacrament

22. What is the bread that has become Jesus called? Sacred Host

23. What is the cup that holds the wine at the Eucharist? Chalice

24. Who is the man ordained to do what Jesus did (giving the Eucharist) at Mass? Priest

25. What is it when you say something that is not true? Lie



Holy Week Bingo

Make up simple bingo cards using pictures or vocabulary words with Holy Week questions from your lesson. Be sure to make calling cards out of index cards so you can hold up the picture or word so the children can see if they have that on their Bingo card. (You can also just make the spaces on your Bingo cards in the shape of a cross to remind them that Jesus died on the cross for them).

teach-nology.com- Bingo Card Maker- Free 3 x 3 or 5 x 5 Bingo card that you can make.

dltk-cards.com- Printable Bingo cards
You can also replace some or all of the pictures in the picture bingo option with vocabulary words to help teach students vocabulary. At Step Two: Choose Your Theme under Picture Bingo, scroll down to the bottom to BLANK to design your own Bingo cards.



The Catholic Toolbox- Holy Week Spin the Bottle Game (scroll down to this)
A fun way to review Holy Week.

The Catholic Toolbox- Holy Week (file folder game)
The objective of the game is to go through all the days of Holy Week by answering questions about each day.

The Catholic Toolbox- Holy Week Memory Game
Play Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards. If you want to play Bible Timeline Card Game, directions are posted.



Puzzles

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from November 2 - 21).

Jesus Who? (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 27.

The Lamb of God (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 28.

sundayschoolsources.com- The Crucifixion (crossword)

sundayschoolkids.com- The Road To Easter
Starting with Palm Sunday, students put the events in order in which they happened.

Peter Denies Jesus- Peter denied Jesus three times. Hidden in this picture are three numbers 3’s. Can you find them? Color the picture. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 76).

Crucify Him! Crucify Him!- Jesus had to go before many people before finally going to the cross. Follow this maze to see where He went. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 77).

Soldiers Make Fun of Jesus- The soldiers mocked Jesus. They dressed Him like a fake king. Draw a line to the things that the soldiers put on Jesus. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 78).

Simon Helps Jesus- Connect the dots to see how Simon helped Jesus. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 79).

Jesus Forgives the People- Write the first letter of each object to fill in the blank in this sentence. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 80).

Jesus Dies on the Cross- Listen to the directions and circle the correct answer. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 81).

A Friend Shares His Tomb- Look at these pictures. They tell the story of Jesus’ burial. Number the pictures in the correct order. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 82).

The Crucifixion- Use the Braille alphabet to fill in the blanks to find out about the remarkable things that happened when Jesus died on the cross for our sins. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 45).

Jesus’ True Identity- Use the code and fill in the blanks to see if Jesus ever actually told anyone that He was God’s Son. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 47).





Friday, February 12, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 3/13/16- John 8:1-11








*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.




John 8:1-11



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- Jesus Forgives A Woman object lesson

sermons4kids.com- Pointing Fingers and Throwing Stones object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- The Adulterous Woman lesson #204 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

word-sunday.com- Sinless in the Eyes of God lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- He Without Sin 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).

kidssundayschool.com- Who is Without Sin? After taking balled-up pieces of paper and pretending to stone a sinner, the children will compare judging others to having sin in their own lives. (Note: You can change this activity to having the student throw the balled up pieces of paper toward a person that is drawn on the chalkboard).

ehow.com- The Cookie Thief lesson with snack

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



Other activities dealing with sin and forgiveness:

kidssundayschool.com- God’s Forgiveness
This Object Talk will help demonstrate the power of God's forgiveness over our sins, and how the Holy Spirit can melt away the barriers that keeps us from Him.

kidssundayschool.com- Sins Revealed
This Object Talk will help kids see that you cannot hide sin or pretend something never happened, because every sin is revealed in the end.

kidssundayschool.com- Sin is Gross object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Restored object lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Object lesson: A Heart for Jesus

kidssundayschool.com- Object lesson: Don’t Sin

kidssundayschool.com- Object lesson: Sin Spoils

kidssundayschool.com- Free From Evil
Children will look up verses describing various kinds of sin, and will remove those sins taped all over a volunteer.

kidssundayschool.com- Old Enough to Know
Children use colors and words to help discover the change that takes place when they become aware of sin in their life.

kidssundayschool.com- Don’t Get Hooked story

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Object Lesson: God forgives you and cleanses you. With cooking activity, games, craft, etc.

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Object lesson: Coming Clean

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Object lesson: Sin and Forgiveness

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Object lesson: A Kerosene Lamp - A Lesson on Sin



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- John 8:7

calvarycurriculum.com- The Adulterous Woman lesson #204 (page 2)

sermons4kids.com- I will be kind to others, even when they hurt me.

lds.org- Forgiving Others Makes Us Happy (scroll down to this). Give the children crayons or pencils and have them draw happy faces on the children in the picture. Then let them color the pictures. Ask the children to take the pictures home and put the pictures where they will remind them to forgive others.



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Pointing Fingers and Throwing Stones group activities (crafts)

kidssundayschool.com- Seventy Times Seven- How many times should I forgive? A delightful craft to show how often we should forgive one another.

makingfriends.com- WWJD crafts

orientaltrading.com- Forgiveness Heart Craft

papercakesandicing.blogspot.com- The World Needs Forgiving Hearts (craft)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Pointing Fingers and Throwing Stones group activities (games)

ldssplash.com- Forgive and Forget

Another version of this activity has been changed into the game below:
kidssundayschool.com


Throw Away Your Sins Game (This is for younger students to understand that their sins are forgiven).

Need: 1 trashcan, a piece of paper for each child, and 1 chair.

Directions: Give each child a piece of paper. Have the children think of a recent time that they sinned, such as telling a lie about their homework, arguing with their parents, or a time they were disobedient, etc. Next, have them think of how many times they sinned during the past week. Remind them of all the things that may be considered a sin, and have them write the number down on the piece of paper. Tell the children, “Let’s pretend that you made your confession to the priest and you did your penance. Now your sins are forgiven. Let’s throw away your sins.”

Put a trashcan against a wall. Have the children line up behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to the basket). One by one, have them throw their sins into a trashcan that is a few feet away.


christiancrafters.com- Righteous Vs. Wicked (scroll down to this)
When you live a righteous life you grow towards God. When you live a wicked life, you move away from God.

christiancrafters.com- Clean Heart & Repent- (Scroll down to these two games.)

christiancrafters.com- Temptation Island
Through various fun games, activities, and group Bible discussions, participants will learn that temptation is from Satan and can lead to sin. Participants will also learn how to receive God's power to resist Satan's temptations. Event lasts approximately 3.5 hours. For grades 5 and up.

christiancrafters.com- What Would Jesus Do?

Five in a Row- This game will help children to discover that when Jesus forgives them, their sins are forgotten. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 125).


Introduce game: Do any of you like to forget what you have done wrong and point a finger at someone else for what they are doing wrong? God wants us to forgive each other and to look at what we do wrong and not to point our finger at others because they do wrong, we should set an example and help others do the right thing also.

The Catholic Toolbox- Two games: WWJD? And Moral Dilemmas



Puzzles

kidssundayschool.com- All Sins Forgiven
A message is revealed in this puzzle with solution

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Monday, February 8, 2016

Church Potluck Recipe: Meatless Meal for Lent- Vegetarian Lasagna






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




Vegetarian Lasagna


Ingredients:

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



Directions:

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





Friday, February 5, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 3/6/16- Luke 15:1-3, 11-32








*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 15:1-3, 11-32



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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

msssbible.com-- The Prodigal Son with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, power point presentation, worship bulletin

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

calvarycurriculum.com- The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) lesson #210 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- A Father Welcomes a Lost Son lesson

kidsclub4jesus.com- Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) 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).

daniellesplace.com- Lesson, crafts, games, etc.

dltk-bible.com- The Prodigal Son lesson with coloring pages, crafts, name tags, puzzles, games, and take home sheet.

The Catholic Toolbox- Prodigal Son/I’m Sorry lesson for Pre K – K with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Lost Son Returns

coloring.ws- Luke 15:24

kidz-under-construction.com- 4 coloring pages posted: The Prodigal Son Leaves Home, The Prodigal Son Feeds the Pigs, The Prodigal Son Returns to His Father, The Father Talks to the Older Brother



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Lost and Found group activities (crafts)


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

daniellesplace.com- Pig in a Basket Craft & TP Roll Pig (scroll down to these)

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

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

books.google.com- Pink Plate Piggy Bank- Kathy Ross Crafts Colors by Kathy Ross, page 10 – 12

video.about.com- Piggy Bank

books.google.com- Plastic Bottle Piggy Bank (The Everything Kids' Money Book by Diane Mayr, page 11)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Three Wishes group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Lost and Found group activities (crafts)


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

daniellesplace.com- Feed the Pigs & Pigs Snorting Game (scroll down to these)

Lost and Found (The Parable of the Lost Son)- As they explore the story of the prodigal son, your kids will discover God loves each of us. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 87).

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

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

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



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

dltk-bible.com- Anagrams, cross words, cryptogram, word mining sheets, word search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice