Thursday, December 14, 2017

Birth of Jesus to Ascension Cards





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 It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Birth of Jesus to Zacchaeus Cards: Play Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards. The cards can also help students establish the content and order of the Matthew, Mark and Luke (synoptic) gospels. Example: Take the gospel of Mark since it's the shortest and ask the students to take the cards and put them in the order which Mark mentions them in his book.

Print cards out on card stock. Cut out cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (Text is in Tahoma font.)

*Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

Cards 1

Cards 2

Cards 3

Cards 4



To make it more of a challenge, you can add Holy Week Cards and Empty Tomb to Ascension Cards to this game as well.

Timeline Answers: (for Empty Tomb to Ascension)

The empty tomb.
On the road to Emmaus.
Jesus appeared to his disciples.
Doubting Thomas
Jesus told where to catch fish.
The Ascension of Jesus.


If you want to play Bible Timeline Card Game, make sure you print out the action cards and follow the directions below:

Bible Timeline Card Game- Directions

Action Cards- For an added challenge, make a few copies.





Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/25/18- Mark 9:2-10








*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 9:2-10



Activities

catholicmom.com- 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.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

thereligionteacher.com- Transfiguration Activities
Activities, crafts, lessons, worksheets, etc.

sermons4kids.com- On the Mountain Top object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Sunshine Mountain object lesson with group activities, coloring pages, puzzles, song sheet, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is Changed on the Mountain Top lesson

sundayschoolsources.com- The Transfiguration lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Transfiguration

sermons4kids.com- The Transfiguration

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Transfigured

applesaucekids.com- The Mount of Transfiguration



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- On The Mountain Top group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Sunshine Mountain group activities (crafts)

sundayschoolsources.com- Scroll down to Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- On The Mountain Top group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Sunshine Mountain group activities (games)

sundayschoolsources.com- Scroll down to Activities Questions #3. Play the "pea-in-a-shell" game. Place a token for Jesus, Moses and Elijah under three half-shells. Mix them up and have the student figure out which one is Jesus.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Bible Story Show Down (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.





Bible Story Show Down: Jesus told us to help others. Help the Veggie Tales gang answer questions about Bible stories as you move around the board.

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

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.



Old Testament Question Cards- Print OT Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out OT Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (Use only the questions that reflect your students abilities.)

New Testament Question Cards- Print NT Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out NT Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (Use only the questions that reflect your students abilities.)

Tokens- (Use these tokens or make your own). Print out several pages of Tokens on card stock. Cut out Tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bible Story Dominos (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.



Bible Story Dominos: Help your child's Bible knowledge with this game that requires players to match Bible story pictures. No reading required.



4 pages of dominos




Directions- Shuffle/mix up dominos and place them all face down on the table in one pile.

For a two player game, each player should draw 4 dominos at random, for a game with more players; each player should draw 3 dominos. Do not let the other players see your dominos.

The youngest player should go first by laying any domino on the table. In the typical game you'd lay a double (one with the same image in both squares, but I find it a tough rule to explain to the little ones and usually results in my having to look at their cards).

Player two tries to lay a domino on the table with an image that matches either end of the domino. If the player cannot go, they pick a domino from the pile and miss their turn. The next player may try to match the first domino image or try to match the end of the second domino image. Only one domino may be played per turn. Should the last domino be drawn with no play possible, the player passes and tries again on his/her next turn.

Play continues until one player has used all his dominos or until no one can play. The player with no dominos or with the least number of remaining dominos wins.


Dominos- Print out on card stock and trim. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Monday, December 11, 2017

Special Events for January








*This month’s special events are:



Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

churchyear.net- Mary Mother of God History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions, & More

catholicculture.org- Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation USA)

tiredtwang.blogspot.com- Mary, Mother of God coloring

fcpeace.com- Memory game on the feast of Mary

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Mary is the Mother of Our Church lesson for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.




The Epiphany of the Lord

thereligionteacher.com- Feast of the Epiphany in the Modern Day- Lesson Plan Activities

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




Baptism of the Lord




Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game- The object of the game is to get to the Baptism of Jesus first by answering questions and following directions on the spaces along the way.







Baptism of Jesus- Pre K – K lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, Handwriting Sheets, Mini Books, etc.

Jesus is Baptized- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets




National Sanctity To Life Day

Pro Life Activities- Stumped for activities concerning Pro Life ? Here are a few that your students might enjoy.





4 pages of dominos


Look Who’s Growing Dominos- A fun way to educate young students that babies grow into adults to help promote Pro Life.








Look Who’s Growing- This game provides an entertaining way to educate students about pregnancy and fetal development to help promote Pro Life.





Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bible Snap Card 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.


Bible Snap Card Game: is played with a deck of cards with pictures of various Bible stories on them. The object of the game is to "capture" all of the cards.


Directions


*Make 4 copies of each to play a regular game. Print cards out on card stock. Cut out cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Cards 1

Cards 2





Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Baptism of Jesus (file folder game)






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


Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game: The object of the game is to get to the Baptism of Jesus first by answering questions and following directions on the spaces along the way.



Place your markers on “START”. The player rolls the die and moves that number on the board. The player then follows the directions on the square they landed on. If they land on “Wild Card”, the player will state how many spaces they want to move ahead (between 1 & 4). Then the player to their right draws a card and reads the question out loud. (If they cannot read, the teacher or someone else can read it for them). On each card is a question about the Baptism of Jesus. If they answer correctly, they get to move how many spaces they wanted. If they are not correct, they go back that many spaces. The first player to FINISH wins.



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

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Wild Cards- Print Wild Cards out on card stock. Cut out Wild Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Honor Thy Parents- Back Talk Game






If you love me you will keep my commandments. John 14:15

One of the ways you show that you love God is to obey your parents and honor them with respect.

What is the fourth commandment? Honor thy father and thy mother. (Catholic)


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.



8 pages of cards


Back Talk: The object of this game is for the children to honor their parent’s requests in the proper way. Print out the three sets of cards. One set is what a parent would say to their child (these cards are in red). Another set is a disrespectful response from a child to the parent. Another set of cards is what the child should say to their parent. Shuffle the cards and deal them completely out. Have the players put their cards face up in from of them so that others can see and read their cards and help them if necessary. By taking turns, have one player start with what a parent would say and read it out loud. After they have read the card, they place it in the middle of the table face up. The rest of the players then check their cards to see if they have one that says what a disrespectful child would say to their parent in response in this situation. If they have the card, they read it out loud and place it face up next to the first card. Then the players look at their cards to see if they have what a child should say to their parent. If they have the card, they read it out loud and place it face up next to the second card. Players can also play in teams so they can help each other answer the questions.


Directions- Print out Directions and cut it out.

Game Cards- Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Back Talk Questions- To use with younger students.





Monday, December 4, 2017

Are You Ready To Clean Up Your Act? (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.



Are You Ready To Clean Up Your Act?- We're kidding ourselves, and we know it. And yet we carry on – thinking we are following all the commandments and meanwhile making up our own rules. Why is it so hard for people to follow the 6th commandment: Thou shall not commit adultery? (Catholic) It is harder than you think or is it? In this game players must answer correctly questions about the 6th commandment or they are sent to the bathtub to clean up their act.



Place your marker on START. Players spin the spinner and follow the directions. If you land on the picture of the bar of soap the player to your left draws a card and reads it out loud. On each card is a question about the 6th commandment. If you answer the question correctly, you stay where you are. If you are not correct, you must move to the bathtub and clean up your act. On your next turn you are asked another question. The player cannot get out of the bathtub until they answer a question correctly. If you answer a question correctly, you may resume your position on the game board. If a player lands on a rubber duck, they may change places with the leader. The first player to FINISH wins.


Directions- Print out Directions and cut out. Glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- (Questions are in MS Word and can be changed easily to whatever you want. Feel free to change the questions or use your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. *Use only the Game Cards that are age appropriate.

Spinner- Make Spinner according to directions.





Friday, December 1, 2017

Happy Birthday Jesus Party Activities





Are you looking for a special activity for your children’s ministry this Christmas? Then consider having a Jesus Birthday Party.

preschoolpost.com- Preschool Theme: Happy Birthday
This page is full of Happy Birthday printables! There are birthday coloring pages, bible verse bracelets, printable word wall cards, handwriting worksheets and more! We have everything you need for a fun, fantastic party!

ministry-to-children.com- Happy Birthday Jesus Party
This activity includes hearing the story of Jesus’ birth and thinking about what gifts we can give to Jesus, and compares the celebration of Christ’s birth with a traditional birthday party. It would make an excellent Sunday School or Children’s Church lesson, and could also be a really fun and effective intergenerational family ministry event.

ouroutofsynclife.blogspot.com- Christmas Traditions: Happy Birthday Jesus Party

cindybultema.blogspot.com- Happy Birthday Jesus Party

ministry-to-children.com- Printable Resources & Game for Jesus Birthday Party

blessedbeyondadoubt.com- 10 FUN Jesus Birthday Party Ideas!

donotdepart.com- Throw A Birthday Party for Jesus!
Helping Children Find the Word in Christmas





Thursday, November 30, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/22/15- Mark 1:12-15








*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 1:12-15



Activities

catholicmom.com- 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.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

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

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

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Says No to the Devil lesson

kidssundayschool.com- Temptation object talk: Balls of temptation thrown by the devil will bounce off the Word of God.

ministry-to-children.com- “Jesus In the Wilderness” Sunday School Lesson from Mark 1:9-15

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- I can share the "Good News" with a friend.

sermons4kids.com- Christ gave me the work of preaching the Good News.

doodlethroughthebible.com- Mark 1:15 coloring page to print out

melonheadsldsillustrationg.blogspot.com- Repentance coloring page

ministryark.com- WWJD Printable Coloring Page



Crafts

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

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness craft (scroll down to this)


Introduce craft: We are tempted every day. How can we make to help remind ourselves to do the right thing?

dltk-bible.com- What Would Jesus Do mobile

dltk-bible.com- What Would Jesus Do craft

orientaltrading.com- What Would Jesus Do Key Chain Craft
When you’re feeling angry or stressed, this plastic key chain reminds you to ask yourself, “What Would Jesus Do?”



Games

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

christiancrafters.com- Hear No Evil

christiancrafters.com- Resist the Devil

christiancrafters.com- 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.

Temptation Obstacle Course (Satan Tempts Jesus)- A fun medium energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. This game will help your kids actively review how Satan tempted Jesus and how the angels took care of Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing, page 73).


Introduce games: We are tempted every day. Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.

christianitycove.com- Bible Game – What Would Jesus Do?

christianitycove.com- W.W.J.D.? - W.W.J.S.? (game)

Jesus Is Our Savior Jesus is our rescuer and offers us a lifeline when we’re trapped in sin. How can we solve the problems in our life? Jesus is our savior and if we follow him, he will show us the way.

WWJD and Moral Dilemmas Card Game- Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.



Puzzles

sdc.me.uk- puzzle/worksheet

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Rap

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Rap





Christmas







Activities & Crafts:

4catholiceducators.com- Christmas Resources

Christmas Handwriting and Coloring sheet- C is for Christmas

Neat Jesse Tree to Make- Check out this lovely and creative Jesse Tree by Angela

Shine On- Students make punched-tin candleholders. (Bible Story Crafts & Projects Children Love by Kathy Ross, page 71).

allfreecrafts.com- All Free Crafts offers free Christmas crafts to make easy homemade Christmas decorations, Christmas ornaments and easy homemade gifts.

catholicmom.com- Advent and Christmas Crafts and Activities For Children

papertoys.com- Printable Nativity Scene that is in color

madebyjoel.com- Made by Joel Nativity Scene (free printable)

billybear4kids.com- Christmas Nativity (scroll down to this craft)
A simple nativity scene comprising of Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and a lamb - great for gluing to a stable background.

msssbible.com- Stable background

*If a large nativity scene is needed, this is a very simple nativity scene that would be easy to enlarge by tracing the pictures on transparencies and using an overhead projector to enlarge the pictures to whatever size you want. You can make the characters on cardboard or poster board and paint them. For the stable, use the picture to form the stable out of pieces of scrap lumber or cardboard.


daniellesplace.com- Christmas Crafts For Kids

domestic-church.com- Advent and Christmas activities, crafts, coloring pages, puzzles, etc.

homeschooling.about.com- Nativity printables

Christmas Lapbooks- Here are some lapbooks that celebrate the meaning of Christmas. Download them for free and use what you want to make your own Christmas Lapbook.

12 Days of Christmas Lapbooks- Here are the directions from various resources on how to do the lapbook. These can give you lots of great ideas to make your own.

noelnoelnoel.com- Festive Candle Holder
Cute, easy craft made out of a baby food jar and tissue paper. Tip: Make a mixture of half water and half glue in a paper cup. Paint with a paintbrush or a Q-tip a small area on each jar with the glue mixture, then cover the area with small pieces of tissue paper. Use a variety of colored paper to cover the entire jar with two or three layers of tissue paper. Coat the finished jar with thinned glue to seal.

Glitter and Sugar Ornament- A fun and easy way to make lots of pretty ornaments to decorate your Christmas Tree. (The Best Holiday Crafts Ever! By Kathy Ross, page 144 & 145).

ehow.com- Melted Crayon Jars
An easy craft that students can make as presents for their loved ones.

kiddyhouse.com- Paper Plate Christmas Wreath
An easy and fun craft that all kids can make.

christiancrafters.com- Several Christmas crafts posted here.

homeschooled-kids.com- Story of the Candy Cane (scroll down to this)
Print out this story and glue on colored construction paper and give each child a candy cane to tape onto card.

Gratitude Boxes- These heartfelt gifts are the ones you will cherish forever and will never forget.

Birth of Jesus Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dial to retell the Birth 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 44).

Baby Jesus in a Manger- A little manger with baby Jesus is just right for little hands. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 47 & 48).

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



Coloring:

teacherhelp.org- Several Christmas coloring pages posted here.

4catholiceducators.com- Christmas Coloring Pages

coloringbookfun.com- Christian coloring pages

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is born manger scene #1

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is born manger scene #2

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ birth manger scene #3

sermons4kids.com- Manger scene #4

sermons4kids.com- Mary and baby Jesus

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus

lambsongs.co.nz- 9 Christmas booklets
Print these out for the children to color.

fcpeace.com- The First Christmas Book
A book for you to make and share.



Games:

12 Days of Christmas Memory Game- Print out 2 copies to play Memory

The Birth of Jesus Game- A simple and fun board game for younger children to find Jesus in the stable. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 56 & 57 for game board and page 55 for directions).

Pin the Star on the Stable- Teach the Christmas story with this simple game of Pin the Star on the Stable. Great for younger children. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 47).

kidssundayschool.com- A Search for Jesus
A fun yet simple game for younger children about searching for baby Jesus.

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Eight Christmas games posted here.


Introduce game: What town was Jesus born in? Bethlehem

mormonshare.com- Nativity Matching Game
Play Memory with these nativity cards.

learningtreasures.com- Nativity Dominoes to print out and play


diva-girl-parties-and-stuff.com- Right, Left, Christmas Game
A fun way to review the story of the birth of Jesus.





Gifts For The Baby Jesus File Folder Game- The object of this game is to be the first to collect gold, frankincense, and myrrh.



Lessons:

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

Birth of Jesus- (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.

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

calvarycurriculum.com- Several Christmas lessons listed with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

dltk-bible.com- The Christmas Story (Taken from Matthew and Luke) lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, angel printables, Christmas Bible Reading Chart, coloring pages, crafts, games and puzzles, Christmas Nativity Felt Board, puppets, or coloring templates, Christmas plays, prayers, and songs, Christmas printables, recipes, take home sheets, etc.

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson One: Gabriel Visits Mary

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson Two: Joseph’s Dream

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson Three: Journey to Bethlehem

kidssundayschool.com- Lesson Four: Visit of the Magi

mssscrafts.com- Jesus' Birth, The Shepherds Worship Jesus, & Escape to Egypt (look under Jesus’ Early Life) with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

mssscrafts.com- The Christmas Story: Crafts and story ideas here concern the nativity - not the jolly red-suited fellow!



Music/Songs:

kididdles.com- Away in a Manger Song (with lyrics and audio)

kididdles.com- Christ Was Born on Christmas Day Song (with lyrics)

kididdles.com- Go Tell It On The Mountain Song (with lyrics)



Puzzles/Worksheets:

ministry-to-children.com- Christmas Activity Worksheets for Children

teacherhelp.org- Several puzzles posted here.

kidssundayschool.com- The Magi Search for Jesus word search

sermons4kids.com- The angel appears to Mary dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- The angel appears to Mary jumble

sermons4kids.com- The angle appears to Mary word search

sermons4kids.com- Christmas spiral puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Christmas cross word puzzle

sermons4kids.com- Christmas candle dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Christmas word jumble

sermons4kids.com- The birth of Jesus maze

sermons4kids.com- The Birth of Jesus word search

sermons4kids.com- The Birth of Jesus jumble

thoughtco.com- Christmas Nativity Wordsearch, Crossword Puzzle, and Other Printouts

The Angel Said to Them . . . (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 16.

Shepherds Find the Baby (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 17. (Click on Sample)

dltk-holidays.com- Christmas puzzles
Scroll down to Christmas Themed Printable Games and Puzzles for anagrams, bingo, crosswords, cryptograms, dominos, jigsaw puzzles, mazes, Memory cards, riddles, word-mining, word searches

teacherhelp.org- Christmas Themed Worksheets, Puzzles, and Games (scroll down near bottom)

pflaum.com- Four times during the school year, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides three ready-to-print activities for each level; Seeds (Preschool), Promise (Grades K-1), Good News (Grades 2-3), Venture (Grades 4-6) and Visions (Grades 7-8). Plus each season special features for the entire family.

An Angel Tells Good News- Connect the dots in the picture to see who brought Mary good news. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 9).

The Angel Speaks to Mary- Begin at start and write down every other word as you follow the arrows around the crown. You will see part of the angel’s message about the soon-to-be-born king. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 34).

Jesus’ Birth Announcement- Use this code to see what the angles said. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 34).

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

A Trip to Bethlehem- Look at the two pictures. The second picture has 6 missing parts. Circle the missing parts. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 12).

Angels Tell Shepherds the Good News- Match the angels. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 13).

Shepherds Find The Baby (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word (Grade 1 – 3) by Linda Standke, page 17.

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Find the matching pictures and draw lines to them. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 14).

The First Christmas Gift- To find out what the first Christmas gift was, write the first letter of each picture on the line above the picture. (Wa-a-ay Cool Bible Puzzles by Nancy I. Sanders, page 35).

Go to Egypt- Help Joseph take Mary and Jesus to Egypt (maze). (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 15).

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



Quizzes:

a4esl.org- Christmas Story Quiz

akidsheart.com- The Christmas Story

whatchristianswanttoknow.com- This quiz can easily be made into a worksheet.



Skits:

kidssundayschool.com- The Birth of Jesus- A lively skit about the people and times during the Birth of Jesus.

kidssundayschool.com- Not What I Wanted- Have you ever been disappointed by a Christmas Gift?

christiancrafters.com- Several Christmas Skits, Plays & Dramas posted here





Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Crafty Crafters: Punched Tin Candle Holder (Christmas)






So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite religious craft you make for Christmas?



Here is a craft I make with my students using a tin can:




thecommonroomblog.com- Punched Tin Candle Holder

*Tip: Have the students draw a simple design on paper such as a star, cross, dove, fish, angel, etc. and attach to the can using rubber bands or tape. Remove paper after you punch holes into the can.



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





Tuesday, November 28, 2017

FREE Catholic Games Online







Need some FREE Catholic games? Well, here is a list of some that are online for FREE.


cymhub.com- Youth group games

thereligionteacher.com- Fun Catholic Ice Breaker Games

cdowncym.org- Project YM’s Free PowerPoint Game & Games For The Ride

thecatholicgame.com- A quiz game about the Catholic church. Available for iphone and printable board game.

sporcle.com- Free online Catholic trivia quizzes

trivia.stanneaz.org- Online trivia game

loyolapress.com- Review Christ Our Life chapter concepts with online religion games. Each unit includes the multi-player “Stump the Shepherd” question-and-answer game. Chapter games are a mix of word games, puzzles, and matching games, all appropriate to the grade level. Grade 1 – 8.

getkahoot.com- Create, play and share fun learning games for any subject, for all ages, for free!

smp.org- Ready To Go Game Shows: Essential Catholic Beliefs Edition

The Catholic Toolbox- FREE Catholic games that are printable





Monday, November 27, 2017

Special Events for December








*This month’s special events are: Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary and Christmas and I have quite a number of activities for you to check out.



Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary - references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, lessons, puzzles, quizzes, songs, worksheets




Christmas

Christmas- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, etc.

Christmas Lapbooks- Here are some lapbooks that celebrate the meaning of Christmas. Download them for free and use what you want to make your own Christmas Lapbook.

12 Days of Christmas Lapbook- Here are the directions from various resources on how to do the lapbook. These can give you lots of great ideas to make your own.

12 Days of Christmas Memory Game- Print out 2 copies to play Memory.

Gifts for the Baby Jesus file folder game- The object of this game is to be the first to collect gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

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

Birth of Jesus- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

Happy Birthday Jesus Party Activities- Are you looking for a special activity for your children’s ministry this Christmas? Then consider having a Jesus Birthday Party.





Saturday, November 25, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/11/18- Mark 1:40-45








*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 1:40-45



Activities

catholicmom.com- 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.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Hope for the Hopeless object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Heals a Man with Leprosy lesson

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Heals the Man with Leprosy lesson with activities

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel: Mark 1:40-45

daniellesplace.com- Don’t Forget To Say Thank You: The Story of the Ten Lepers lesson with activities and crafts

faithandliferesources.org- Jesus Heals a Leper lesson with activities

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

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



Coloring

applesaucekids.com- Jesus Heals the Leper

ebibleteacher.com- Scroll down to several different coloring pages

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Can Heal Anything

mscperu.org- clip art image that can be a coloring page

servicioskoinonia.org- clip art image that can be a coloring page

dltk-bible.com- Healing of the Leper (storyboard you can color)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Hope for the Hopeless group activities (crafts)

jesus-without-language.net- Leper Spinner

bibleschoolteachers.blogspot.com- Jesus Heals 10 lepers craft

orientaltrading.com- Jesus Heals Craft Sign

makingfrirends.com- Print out paper dolls. Use ripped fabric that is about ½ inches wide and wrap around the head, arms, and legs. Use tape or glue to secure. Explain to the students that no one wanted to help the man with leprosy because they were afraid to get it. Lepers must beg for their food and have to use rags to wrap their sores.

dltk-kids.com- First Aid Kit

daniellesplace.com- Don’t Forget To Say Thank You (crafts)


Introduce craft: Why was the leper thankful? What are some good gifts God gives us? What are you thankful for? What can you do to thank God for these gifts? When are sometimes you can thank God?

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

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- Hope for the Hopeless group activities (games)

daniellesplace.com- Play A Musical Chairs Thank You Game (scroll down for this)



Introduction for all 3 games that are below- Sometimes, we may find ourselves in a situation where we are uncomfortable. There may come a time in our lives when we find ourselves in a situation that is truly hopeless like the leper. When that happens, where can we turn? How do we find hope in a hopeless situation? We can turn to Jesus. When the situation is hopeless, Jesus is our only hope.

Jesus Is Our Savior File Folder Game- Jesus is our rescuer and offers us a lifeline when we’re trapped in sin. How can we solve the problems in our life? Jesus is our savior and if we follow him, he will show us the way.

Making The Right Decisions Games-
WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?): Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.
Moral Dilemmas Card Game: Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do?



Puzzles

dltk-bible.com- Anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, maze, word mining sheets, word searches, etc.

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Friday, November 24, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/4/18- Mark 1:29-39








*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 1:29-39



Activities

catholicmom.com- 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.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- How Do I Say I Love You? object lesson with coloring page, puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Looking For Jesus object lesson with hidden picture, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin,

sermons4kids.com- Recharging Our Batteries object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law lesson

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel: Mark 1:29-39

ministry-to-children.com- “Jesus The Ultimate Superhero” Sunday Lesson from Mark 1:29-39

kidssundayschool.com- I Know You
This activity will have the children going away feeling great about who they are, and it will help them see how the power of our Lord can help them accept others for who they are.

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus can do things no one else can do.

sermons4kids.com- Mark 1:35

sermons4kids.com- Showing Kindness Towards Others

serviciokoinonia.org- clip art



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Recharging Our Batteries group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Looking For Jesus group activities (crafts)

jesus-without-language.net- Mother-In-Law Spinner Craft

splitcoaststampers.com- Healing Craft

powerfulpalanca.com- Jesus Heals all of Your Hurts

ehow.com- Kindness Crafts for Kids

sugarspieceandglitter.com- Paper Chain of Kindness

teachingwithhaley.com- I can change the world with my own two hands (scroll down to this craft)

toddlerapproved.com- Kindness Love Note Puzzles for Kids

smittenwithfirstblog.com- Sprinkle Kindness Craft

crayola.com- Kindness Calendar Quilt Craft

crayola.com- Circle of Kindness Craft
Spin this Circle of Kindness for kids can be inspired to do good deeds. (Although it is suggested to make this craft for Rosh Hashanah, it can be used any time to encourage kindness.)

kidsactivitiesblog.com- Family Kindness Jar

coffeecupsandcrayons.com- Create A Kindness Jar With Kids

3abn.org- Kids Crafts- Kindness Jar

reallifeathome.com- Teaching Kids Kindness With A Kindness Jar

surfandsunshine.com- DIY Random Acts of Kindness Jar Craft

Love Notes- Cute magnet craft to put on your refrigerator to leave loving messages to the people in your family. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, pages 54 & 55).


Loving others demands respect, consideration, cooperation, care, etc. Love is about giving. Fill these chore charts out or have the students come up with their own chores to do and color. These can be given to parents or friends/family etc. to show they are serious about their respect for them, care, etc. They are to bring the chore charts back signed next week and receive a small gift as a reward for their good deeds.

dltk-cards.com- Custom Chore Chart

imom.com- Customizable Chore Chart

handipoints.com- Make Your Own Chore Chart

rewardscharts4kids.com- Free Printable Chore Chart Templates for Kids

mamadweeb.com- 20 Free Printable Chore Charts

tipjunkie.com- 21 Chore Cards and Chore Charts to Print



Games

sermons4kids.com- Recharging Our Batteries group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Looking For Jesus group activities (games)

Name That Prayer File Folder Game- Introduction: Rising very early before dawn, Jesus went off to a deserted place to do what? He prayed. Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35

Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game- Introduction: Jesus was always kind and helpful to the people he met. Jesus showed his love by caring for those who needed his healing touch. The next time you want to let someone know how much you care for them, remember that we show others we care, not just by sending flowers and gifts, but by showing acts of kindness each and every day -- just like Jesus did.

The Golden Rule File Folder Game- Introduction: Jesus was always kind and helpful to the people he met. Jesus showed his love by caring for those who needed his healing touch. The next time you want to let someone know how much you care for them, remember that we show others we care, not just by sending flowers and gifts, but by showing acts of kindness each and every day -- just like Jesus did.

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

Making The Right Decisions Games- WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?): Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.
Moral Dilemmas Card Game: Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do?

10stepstofindingyourhappyplace.blogspot.com- The Kindness Game


ehow.com- Children's Game Ideas for Helping Others and Kindness

ehow.com- Preschool Games on Helping One Another

vtaide.com- The Banana Game
This game can be used to teach kids about kindness ... that we have a choice to be kind even when people are mean to us.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Crafty Crafters: Angel





So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite religious craft you make for “Mary and the Angel”?


Here is a craft I make with my students using cupcake liners:



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

Jacob’s Ladder

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

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

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



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




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 1/28/18- Mark 1:21-28








*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.




Mark 1:21-28



Activities

catholicmom.com- 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.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Who Made Up These Rules? object lesson with coloring page

sermons4kids.com- Jesus’ Love Is Stronger object lesson group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Who’s In Control? object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Casts An Evil Spirit Out of a Man lesson

word-sunday.com- Scroll down to Gospel: Mark 1:21-28

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Heals Me activities, games, crafts, etc.

ministry-to-children.com- “Jesus Teaches, We Listen” Sunday School Lesson from Mark 1:21-28

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Teaching

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is more powerful than anything!

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

warrencampdesign.com- People were amazed at Jesus' teaching Mark 1:21–28 (scroll down to bottom)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Who’s In Control group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Love Is Strong group activities (crafts)

truthforkids.com- Bible Verse Puzzle- use your own verse (MS Excel)
Make your own puzzle using your own verse.

paththroughthenarrowgate.com- Pocket Bible Verse Craft

Bible Memory Verse Crafts

makingfriends.com- Print out paper dolls and stick band aids on them like sick children. Talk about how Jesus heals the sick.


Make a bookmark of your favorite verse from today’s Gospel.

dltk-cards.com- Make your own bookmark from your favorite passage from today’s lesson.

creativity-portal.com- Blank bookmark templates. Three 2” x 8” blank rectangle bookmarks to download and print. Trim for smaller bookmark size. Use for collage, mixed media, and other bookmark making fun.

mssscrafts.com- Laced bookmarks with templates

meaningfulmamma.com- Bible Bookmark Craft

freekidscraft.com- Several different kinds of bookmarks to make

activitiesforkids.com- Make your own bookmarks and print them out.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Who’s In Control group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Love Is Strong group activities (games)

Play “Simon Says” Play “Simon Says” according to the traditional rules. One child is “Simon” and everyone has to do whatever Simon says. (For example, “Simon says, ‘Touch your head.’ ”) But if Simon does not say to do something (“Touch your head.”) and someone does it, he is out. Continue playing until every child has a chance to be Simon.
Say • Do you remember what happened in the Bible story today when Jesus told the evil spirit, “Be quiet and come out of him”? That’s right! The spirit obeyed Jesus and went away! We do not have to be afraid because Jesus is powerful! How could Jesus make evil spirits go away? Jesus is more powerful than all evil. (From mairangichurch.org- page 10.



Play Hang Man using words from today’s Gospel.


Make a Bingo game using the words from today’s Gospel.

teach-nology.com- 3 x 3 or 5 x 5 cards

dltk-cards.com- Custom Bingo Cards

eslactivities.com- Bingo Card Generator


Introduce game- What did Jesus say to the unclean spirit? “Quiet! Come out of him!”

localschooldirectory.com- Quiet Game and Listening Game

atozteacherstuff.com- Quiet Game

Quiet Action- This silent game will teach kids to focus on the impact of actions versus words. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 181.) For younger students you can whisper a Bible character for them to act out.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice