Friday, March 24, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 4/23/17- John 20:19-31








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


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John 20:19-31



Activities

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

sermons4kids.com- Identification, Please? object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, group activities, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not! object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz

calvarycurriculum.com- Thomas Doubts lesson #241 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Visits His Disciples, But Thomas Needs Proof

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Finds A Solid Rock lesson

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

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Appears

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Appears to Thomas

sermons4kids.com- John 20:25

sermons4kids.com- Thomas

theclipartwizard.com- Doubting Thomas coloring pages



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Identification Please group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: What was Jesus nailed to?

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

daniellesplace.com- Several cross crafts listed

dltk-bible.com- Paper Bead Cross

Oriental Trading Company- Nail Cross Necklace Craft Kit

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- Identification Please group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll group activities (games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Disciples Memory or Go Fish
Take out the Judas cards and play one of these games.



Thomas the Doubter

Introduce game: Who wouldn't believe that Jesus was alive until he saw the marks of the nails on Jesus' hands and feet, and touch the wound in Jesus' side?

Need: Large nail with blunt point, 1 chair

Directions: A student is picked by the teacher to play the part of Thomas. He or she will sit in a chair with their back to the class. A large nail is put under the chair. While Thomas is turned around with his or her eyes closed, the teacher will choose a student to sneak up and take the nail and hide it somewhere on his person. When this person is ready, then everyone will say: “Doubting Thomas, where is the nail?” The teacher will then say, “Does _____ have it?” (This student may or may not have it). Thomas will then stand up and turn around. Will Thomas doubt what the teacher says or will he believe the teacher? If Thomas believes the teacher, he will say, “I believe _____ has it.” Or he will not believe the teacher and guess who might have the nail. Whoever has the nail is now Thomas.



Introduce activity: How do we know what is real or true? Two fun activities to emphasize the story Doubting Thomas.

Know For Sure Relay

Need: 2 different size boxes that have individual snacks for each child inside, tape boxes shut and do not tell the student’s what is inside the boxes

Directions: Set up a relay with two teams (if you have a lot of students, have more teams each with a box with snacks inside). Place snack boxes at another point in the room for each team to run for. Do not give the students any hints about what is in the boxes. The first student in line runs to the box, carries it back to his team and gives it to the next team member in line. This player funs it back to it’s starting point and leaves it there. The player returns and goes to the end of his team line. Repeat until everyone has had a turn.

Then hold up one of the boxes. Say: What do you think is in this box? Hold up another box and say: What about this box? Do you think both boxes have the same thing inside? Do you know for sure what is inside the boxes? How can you find out for sure? (By opening up the boxes.) We have to see with our eyes to know for sure what is inside the box don’t we? Let’s open up the boxes and see if you are right. (Let each student open up a box.) Say: We are going to have these snacks for later. (Put the boxes to the side.)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Church Potluck Recipe: Easter Basket Cupcakes





These cute cupcakes are always a hit at any Easter function. They are so much fun to make and the kids just love them.



spoonful.com- Edible Easter Basket


Ingredients:

1 dozen cupcakes
1 bag jelly beans
2 cups white icing
Sweetened coconut, colored with green food coloring


Instructions:

1. First, frost the cupcakes with white icing. Bend a pipe cleaner or a piece of red licorice into an arch and push the ends into the sides of each cupcake.

2. Shake the shredded coconut in a stainless steel bowl. Sprinkle on food coloring bit by bit, mixing vigorously to distribute the color.

3. Place a pinch of shredded coconut on each iced cupcake. Now place three jelly beans on the "nest" of coconut.

4. Tie a small ribbon bow on the pipe cleaner or licorice handle at a jaunty angle.

5. Put one cupcake basket by each place setting at Easter brunch or give them as gifts.





Friday, March 17, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 4/16/17- John 20:1-9 or Matthew 28:1-10








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


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




John 20:1-9 or Matthew 28:1-10



Activities

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

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

sermons4kids.com- The Case of the Empty Tomb object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin, etc.

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- The Easter Story lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, color sheets, etc.

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.)

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

textweek.com- John 20:1-18 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

textweek.com- Matthew 28:1-10 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



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! and Easter Surprise)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Surprise! It’s Empty! group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Faces of Easter group activities (crafts)

catholicicing.com- 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

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)



Introduce craft: Have you ever heard of the Jelly Bean Prayer?

annieshomepage.com- Jelly Bean Prayer
Prayer with activities to go with it: cards and jar craft.

kinderart.com- Jelly Bean Sweet Jar (craft)

mama-jean.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable)

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Easter



Games

sermons4kids.com- Surprise! It’s Empty! group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Faces of Easter group activities (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 Spin To Win Game (scroll down to this)
This is an Easter game where children can spin to get one of each of the items they’ll need to retell the story of Easter. They store their pieces on their game board which is a cross shape.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Memory Match Game (scroll down to this)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Bingo (scroll down to this)

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- The Story of 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.

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.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter/Resurrection Bible Puzzles (scroll down to this

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

sermons4kids.com- Maze

christiananswers.net- Easter (word search)

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

joanyedwards.com- Word Search (Matthew 28:1-10)

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

joanyedwards.com- Crossword (Matthew 28:1-10)


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.

catholicicing.com- How To Make Easter Story Cookies {With a Printable Recipe!}





Monday, March 13, 2017

Easter







Easter

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

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

avemariapress.com- Easter/Resurrection Lesson Plan: Compare and Contrast the Gospel Accounts of the Resurrection

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus' Burial and Resurrection lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

kidsclubs4jesus.com-

Jesus' Burial
Roll the Stone Away
Two Angles in White
He's Alive!

lessons 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).

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

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Alive! lesson with introduction, message, welcome, craft/baking time, Bible story time, and closing.

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Risen! #238 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

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

thereligionteacher.com- Catholic Easter Activities

lambsongs.co.nz- Easter booklets and coloring books (in color or black and white)



Coloring:

sermons4kids.com- He’s Alive

lambsongs.co.nz- 5 booklets to print out for the children to color



Crafts:

welittlemiracles.com- Make an Easter Story Wreath {free printables!}

catholicinspired.com- Paper Plate Lilies

Easter Lapbooks- Make an Easter lapbook to celebrate the Easter season.


Introduce craft: Did they find Jesus in the tomb on Easter? Let’s make something that shows what they found.

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. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).

Resurrection Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dials to retell the Bible story they learned over and over again. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke. Directions on page 37 - 39, craft template on page 40 & 42.)

Easter- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 57 & 58.)

catholicicing.com- Printable Resurrection Set



Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day?

annieshomepage.com- Jelly Bean Prayer
Prayer with activities to go with it: cards and jar craft

kinderart.com- Jelly Bean Sweet Jar (craft)

mama-jean.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable)

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Easter



Introduce craft: Remember the caterpillar we made at Lent? We made a caterpillar to remind us that we are to change during Lent and become more like Jesus. Now the caterpillar has changed. What did he change into? A butterfly. Let’s have our caterpillars change into a butterfly.

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).

kinderart.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies
Make a beautiful butterfly using a coffee filter.

firstpalette.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

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.



Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day?

christiancrafters.com- The Colors of Christ Cross
*Neat tip on the bottom for little ones.



Games:

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?).


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).

kidssundayschool.com- In the Tomb, Out of the Tomb
A good energy burner, game can be adjusted to fit many different themes.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Bingo
This is a fun game you can play with your classroom around Easter time. The pictures depicted tell the true Easter story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Scroll down to this.)

Impossible Knot! (Jesus Rises From the Dead)- This game will seem impossible to kids at first, just as Jesus’ resurrection must have seemed impossible at the time. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 100 & 101.)

Sight Seeing (Jesus Appears to Mary)- As kids explore Jesus’ appearance to Mary, they will learn that god always keeps his word, no matter how hard it is to believe. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 102 & 103.)



Easter- lots of games listed in this lesson (scroll down to Games)







The Empty Tomb File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to get to the empty tomb first. Players take turns spinning the spinner and then moving their marker ahead to the next space of that color. (Like Candy Land)







Jelly Bean Prayer File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to collect the most Jelly Bean jar cards by answering questions about Jesus and get to FINISH.



Puzzles:

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

sermons4kids.com- The Empty Tomb (maze)

The Empty Tomb- lots of puzzles posted in this lesson (scroll down to Puzzles)



Worksheets:

Easter Match Up (worksheet)- Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column. For younger students you can write the words from the first column on the board and read these words to the students. Read each sentence under the second column to the students and put them into a question. Example: Who did not know if the body had been stolen or if Jesus had really come alive again? The student then answers the question and the teacher then writes the correct number for the answer beside the word.

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.

pflaum.com- Make An Easter Prayer (Preschool) 2014
Cut out the three puzzle pieces. Put them together to make an Easter egg. Paste them on another sheet of paper. Then color the egg. Say the prayer often.

pflaum.com- Who Is the Important Person of Easter? (Preschool) 2014
This bunny wants to tell you the name of the important person of Easter. He needs your help. Cut out the missing bunny parts below and paste or tape them on the bunny. Trace the words on the bunny’s sign and paste or tape it where it belongs. Then cut out the picture along the heavy line.

pflaum.com- Easter Eggs (Preschool) 2015
Easter eggs remind us that Jesus brings his new life to our world. Draw a line between the eggs that are the same. Then color them the same.

pflaum.com- Make an Easter Prayer Basket (Grade K – 1) 2014
Lightly color the eggs at the bottom of the page. Cut them out. Paste them in the basket in the places where they belong. Color the basket and cut it out. Put it in your room. Say the prayer in your basket often.

pflaum.com- An Easter Basket of Good Eggs (Grade K – 1) 2015
Find the Good Eggs below. Color them and cut them out. Then paste them in your Easter basket. Try your best to be a Good Egg.

pflaum.com- Easter Symbols Crossword (Grades 2 – 3) 2015
Can you name these symbols of Easter? Put the words in the puzzle.

pflaum.com- Feasts of the Easter Season (Grades 4 - 6) 2015
These calendar pages show the dates of some very important celebrations of the Easter season. Use the clues at the right to learn the name of each special day and its date in 2015. Read each description. Then unscramble the letters that give the name of the celebration and its date. Write the names and dates in the blank spaces. Share this faith information with your family by posting it on your refrigerator.

pflaum.com- The Easter Vigil—What kind of night is it? (Grades 7 – 8) 2015
The sentences that follow tell about events that are part of the Easter Vigil celebration. Supply the word missing in each sentence. Then write the word in the puzzle. When you finish, you will see a vertical phrase that will tell you what we call this night in the Church year.

pflaum.com- Easter Math (Grades 7 – 8) 2015
Easter is more than a one-day celebration. Find out how many days it lasts. First read the clues and write the answers in the colored boxes, beginning with the second block. Then do the math and write the answers in the white boxes, beginning with the first block.





Friday, March 10, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 4/9/17- Matthew 26:14-27:66








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


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




Matthew 26:14-27:66



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

mssscrafts.com- The Last Supper, The Garden of Gethsemane, The Crucifixion (look under Jesus’ Final Days) with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Shares Supper with His Friends lesson

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

sundayschoollessons.com- Pilot Calls Jesus King lesson

sundayschoolresources.com- Jesus Died on the Cross lesson

childrensermons.com- The Cross object lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Kiss of Betrayal
Judas Just Reward
Pontius Pilot
Crown of Thorns
Carrying the Cross
Sour Wine and Gall
It Is Finished
Lessons 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).

sundayschoolsources.com- The Last Supper lesson with vocabulary, discussions, questions, memory work, etc.

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

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

sundayschoolsources.com- Pilate lesson with vocabulary, discussions, questions, memory work, etc.

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus’ Death lesson with vocabulary, discussions, questions, memory work, etc.

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

dltk-bible.com- #2 The Last Supper
#3 Jesus Prays
#4 Jesus Dies On The Cross
Lessons that include coloring pages, take home sheet, games, songs, crafts, snacks, etc.

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

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



Coloring

hellokids.com- The Last Supper coloring page

sermons4kids.com- The Last Supper

oncoloring.com- Jesus at the Last Supper with the apostles coloring page

honkingdonkey.com- The Lord's Supper - The Last Supper Coloring Page

sundayschoolkids.com- 2 page activity and coloring page

supercoloring.com- The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci coloring page

4catholiceducators.com- Holy Thursday clip art

theclipartwizard.com- Holy Thursday coloring pages

sundayschoolzone.com- The Last Supper Coloring Page

apples4theteacher.com- The Body and Blood of Christ coloring sheet

4catholiceducators.com- Good Friday clip art

theclipartwizard.com- Good Friday coloring pages

apples4theteacher.com- Crown of Thorns

apples4theteacher.com- Jesus Stumbles with Cross



Crafts

dltk-bible.com- Last Supper keychain

The Catholic Toolbox- Chalice

christianbook.com- A Framed Picture
Making a sparkling picture of communion will be a reminder of the special time we put aside to remember Jesus. (Bible Crafts on a Shoestring Budget: Paper Plates & Cups, page 12 & 13). *Click on Excerpt and go to pages 12 & 13

catholicicing.com- An easy craft based on the famous Leonardo da Vinci Last Supper painting

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.

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

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

daniellesplace.com- Cross Crafts (several posted here)



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).


Review lesson with the following games:

Baseball

Divide the class into two teams. Establish in the classroom, a first base, second base, third base, and home. Determine in advance how many innings will be played. Team #1 is up at bat first and line up along the chalkboard. The first player is asked a question from the teacher, if they are correct, they advance to first base. If they are incorrect, they go to the end of the line and it counts as an out. The second batter is then asked a different question. Each correct answer allows the batter to advance one base. The game continues like baseball until there are three outs. After three outs, Team #2 has their turn at bat. Whichever team has the most runs, wins.


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.


Pass the Rooster! (Pass the Chicken)

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

Need: A fake rooster.

Directions: In this game, nobody wants to hold the rooster -- the game's only prop! To begin the game, all students sit in a circle. Select one person to be “It”. That person holds the rooster. The teacher asks the person holding the rooster a Bible Question and then says, “Pass the rooster!" As soon as the teacher says, "Pass the rooster," the person holding the rooster passes it to the right. Students quickly pass the rooster around the circle. If it returns to the original holder before he or she can answer the question, the holder is still “It”. Otherwise, the person holding the rooster when “It” finishes answering the question is the new “It”. The teacher should prepare the questions for this game in advance.

(Alternate rules)

An egg timer is set for any time the teacher wishes. The teacher then gives a student the 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.

yumpu.com- Fill Your Seder Plate Board Game
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.

The Catholic Toolbox- Last Supper File Folder Game



Puzzles

365 Activities for Kids- Find the cups on November 15th.

More 365 Activities for Kids (puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from November 6 - 21).

biblewise.com- Crown of Thorns (maze)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Crossword

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).

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).

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).



Snacks

dltk-kids.com- Last Supper snack


Lenten Hot Cross Buns- Kids Explore American’s Catholic Heritage, page 165 – 166


Hot Cross Buns-

joyofbaking.com

cooks.com



Worksheets

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.

catholicmom.com- Holy Thursday Worksheet
Fill in the blanks with a word from below. (Ideas for younger students given.)

catholicmom.com- Good Friday Worksheet
Fill in the blanks with a word from below.





Monday, March 6, 2017

Easter Triduum






newadvent.org- Triduum

kencollins.com- The Triduum

catechist.com- Teaching About the Triduum

re.holyfamily.org- Triduum/Easter Resources

theliturgicalcatechist.weebly.com- Holy Week and Triduum



Activities:

osv.com- We Celebrate the Easter Triduum (newsletter with activities)

catholicfamilyfaith.com- Triduum & Easter
There are a number of ways you can keep Easter alive in your home. Here are just a few suggestions.

osvcurriculum.com- Triduum: Family Celebration

liturgicalyear.wordpress.com- Simple Activities for Kids to Bring the Triduum Home



Coloring/Crafts:

catholicinspired.com- Easter Triduum Craft ~ Spinning Paper Plate


Make an Easter Triptych Card representing Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. You can draw pictures, symbols, etc. and write their meanings that are part of the three days' liturgies.

houseofstirfry.com- Triptych Card #1 (blank template to make your own)

houseofstirfry.com- Triptych Card #2 (blank)

houseofstirfry.com- Triptych Card #3 (blank)

ruthannzaroff.com- Triptych Card #1 (blank)

ruthannzaroff.com- Triptych Card #2 (blank)



Puzzles & Worksheets:

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.

pflaum.com- What is the Triduum? (Grades 2 – 3) 2014

pflaum.com- Triduum Events: What Happens When (Grades 4 – 6) 2015
You are in charge of the announcement board at your parish. Your task is to announce the Triduum events and the date and time for each one. You will find the names of the celebrations in the box below, the dates on a Catholic calendar, and the times in your parish bulletin. Begin by printing the name of your parish at the top of the board. Then fill in the rest of the blanks.

sacredhearthouston.org- Easter Triduum
Complete the sentences. Then in order, used the circles letters to complete the last sentence.

wordsearchfun.com- Triduum (word search)





Friday, March 3, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 4/2/17- John 11:1-45








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


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John 11:1-45



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

sermons4kids.com- A Savior Who Weeps object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Overtime! object lesson

sermons4kids.com- That’s What Friends Are For lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Raises Lazarus lesson # 207 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Recalls Lazarus to Life lesson

kidsclub4jesus.com- Lazarus Arise 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).

sundayschoolsources.com- Lazarus Is Raised lesson with vocabulary, discussions, questions, memory work, etc.

gardenofpraise.com- Raising of Lazarus lesson with puzzles and quizzes

kidssundayschool.com- Unseen Faith object lesson. This object talk demonstrates how faith in our Lord can help us from being crushed by fear.

kidssundayschool.com- Do You Believe?
An activity to compare how easily children believe in things they have not seen to show how they can believe in an unseen God.

childrensministryvault.com- Real Faith object 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- Jesus raised Lazarus

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Raises Lazarus

azcoloring.com- Several coloring pages posted



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- A Savior Who Weeps group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- That’s What Friends Are For group activities (crafts)

daniellesplace.com- Lazarus Paper Doll craft

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Jesus Raised Lazarus From The Dead Lapbook Craft For Kids In Sunday School or Children's Church

grassroots.com- The Death of Lazarus (scroll down to craft activity)

christiangamesandcrafts.com- Lazarus Mummy Doll Bible Crafts and Lazarus Mummy Roll Bible Craft

kinderbijbeltijd.nl- Lazarus Flannel Board (scroll down for this)



Games

sermons4kids.com- A Savior Who Weeps group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- That’s What Friends Are For group activities (games)

childrensministry.com- Lazarus Race

daniellesplace.com- Lazarus or Leprosy Bible Lesson Crafts and Activities Ideas
Lazarus Come Out Bible Game and Craft
Wrap Lazarus Sunday School Game
Bible Verse Review Game
Unwrap Lazarus Bible Review Game
Lazarus Come Out, Lazarus Go In

Spitball Float (Jesus Raises Lazarus)- As your kids explore the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, they’ll discover just how powerful God is. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 96).



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

Jesus’ friend Lazarus died and was laid in a tomb. What happened next? Join up the dots to find out. (More 365 Activities for Kids, November 1)

Lazarus Comes Back to Life- Look at the pictures below. These are the people from our story. Do you know which one is Jesus? Write JESUS under His picture. Mary is wearing a shawl on her head. Can you find her? Write her name. Martha has her hands in the air praising God. Write her name. Which one do you think is Lazarus? Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 33).

Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead- The fruit on this tree is all mixed up. See if you can unscramble every word on each piece of fruit. Then match the numbers and write the word in the blank. This Bible verse is what Jesus told Lazarus’ sisters before He performed this miracle. (Red Hot Bible Puzzles, by Nancy I. Sanders, page 43).


sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

gardenofpraise.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks

gardenofpraise.com- John 11:25-27 (fill in the blanks)

gardenofpraise.com- John 11:1-46 (fill in the blanks with word bank)



Snacks

pillsbury.com- Crescent Mummy Dogs





Thursday, March 2, 2017

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