Friday, November 17, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 12/31/17- Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40








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


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Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

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

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

sundayschoollessons.com- Simeon Praises God in the Temple lesson

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

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

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

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Simeon and Anna Thank God

sermons4kids.com- Simeon Recognizes Jesus

higherpraise.com- Simeon and Anna

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


Crafts

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

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

pinterest.com- Family Trees

pinterest.com- Simple Nativity Crafts for Kids

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

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

designdazzle.com- Printable Nativity Set

papergiftsforestefany- Nativity Crafts

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

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

lifeyourway.net- Popsicle Stick Nativity Puppets

hartofthemountain.blogspot.com- Printable Nativity Finger Puppets


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

Make candlemas

homemadeserentity.blogspot.com- Rolled Beeswax Candle Tutorial

abeautifulmess.com- Homemade Beeswax Candles

naturalsuburbia.com- Candlemas in the Southern Hemisphere

goldensunfamily.blogspot.com- Candlemas

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

helloglow.co- Recycle Old Candles and Make Ice Candles

craftsbyamanda.com- Epson Salt Luminaries

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

marthasteward.com- Stamped Glass Candleholders



Make a Rosary and do the Joyful Mysteries

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

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

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Make A Rosary Book

catholicicing.com- Make an edible rosary

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

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

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

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

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

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

ehow.com- How To Make A Rosary for Kids

ehow.com- How To Make A Pocket Rosary



Games

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

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

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



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword

domestic-church.com- Joyful Mysteries (crossword)





Gospel for the Mass: 12/24/17- Luke 1:26-38








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


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




Luke 1:26-38



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

sermons4kids.com- You Shall Call His Name Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

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

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

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

sundayschoollessons.com- Gabriel Brings Blessings to Mary lesson

freesundayschoolcurriculum- An Angel Visits Mary lesson with activities

kidssundayschool.com- Gabriel Visits Mary lesson

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- An Angel Visits Mary

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

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

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- You Shall Call His Name Jesus activities (crafts)

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

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

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

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

books.google.com- Jacob’s Ladder
Just make the angel that is in this craft using cupcake liners and construction paper. You can also make the angel into a magnet by putting sticky-backed magnets on the back of the angel. (Crafts from Your Favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 16 & 17).

mssscrafts.com- Tons of angel crafts listed

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- You Shall Call His Name Jesus activities (games)

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

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

daniellesplace.com- Mary Tells Her Good News

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

kevinmccaughey.com- Paper Wrapped Surprise Game



Puzzles

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

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

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

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Cryptogram

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice



Song

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





Gospel for the Mass: 12/17/17- John 1:6-8, 19-28








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


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




John 1:6-8, 19-28



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

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

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

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

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- John 1:6, 8-9

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

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is the Light

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest group activities (crafts)

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

sermons4kids.com- Christmas Lights group activities (crafts)

daniellespace.com- John the Baptist crafts

dltk-kids.com- John the Baptist snack

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Greatest group activities (games)

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

sermons4kids.com- Christmas Lights group activities (games)


Who am I?

Need: 1 chair

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

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

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

daniellespace.com- Review Games For John the Baptist

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



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot to dot

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Cryptogram

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Thursday, November 16, 2017

Act of Contrition Activities





Activities:

nashvilleras.com- More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- A pictograph poster for your child to practice with. There is also a PDF file and a PowerPoint Presentation of it.

loyolapress.com- Students review and learn the Act of Contrition in a group activity.

crusaders-for-christ.com- Act of Contrition (print or cursive)
Scroll down to Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. NOTE: The Act of Contrition files are meant to be printed on both sides of the page and folded in half width wise, so it ends up a 4 x 6 page.

catholicschoolhouse.com- Act of Contrition Handwriting Practice (print)

teacherspayteachers.com- Act of Contrition ~ Sorry Prayer Posters, Worksheets and Interactive Activities (20 pages)

teacherspayteachers.com- Act of Contrition Prayer Pack

teacherspayteachers.com- Catholic Prayer Act of Contrition



These activities below are free, however they can 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.


Act of Contrition- Cut out strips and glue strips of the Act of Contrition in the proper order on a piece of construction paper. (For younger students you can do this together as a group activity.) You can also play this as a game by dividing the class into teams and give each team the strips of the Act of Contrition. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.










Act of Contrition Board Game- For 2 Players or 2 Teams

The idea is to answer questions about the Act of Contrition so players can roll the dice and move their pieces up and down the road attempting to capture their opponent’s pieces. The form of capture is unique because the captured piece is not immediately removed but instead is placed under the capturing piece. The capturing piece is placed on top of the captured piece to form a stack (if you capture an opponent’s piece, their playing piece is placed under yours). On his next turn the capturing player starts to move the stack of pieces back along the road towards his home position the number of spaces indicated by the throw count. When the capturing player reaches the home position the captured piece is removed from the board.



Puzzle:

Act of Contrition- (word search)



Worksheet:

Act of Contrition (worksheet)- Fill out the worksheet using the word bank.





Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nicene Creed File Folder Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


The Nicene Creed File Folder Game: This game can be played individually or in teams.

The objective is to be the first player to get all four of his or her color pawns from his or her START location to his or her HOME space. Players must do this by answering questions about the Nicene Creed and rolling the die.



*This game is in accordance with the new Roman Missal that was implemented on November 27, 2011.



Set Up: Print game board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”). This game can be played individually or in teams. Each player gets 4 pawns of the same color. Players put all 4 of their pawns off of the game board near their START space. Next, shuffle the deck and place it face down in a small basket near the game board. Put an empty basket nearby for the discards. Players choose who will go first and then game play goes counterclockwise. Players can roll the die and have the person with the highest number go first.

How To Play: Each player has his or her own "'START" location and "HOME" location. Players choose a color and put their corresponding pawns off of the board near their START square and take turns answering questions (the first person to their right reads the card) and rolling the die. Players must answer a question correctly to roll the die. Players must roll a 1 or a 6 to place their pawn on their corresponding START color. If a 1 is rolled, the player moves out and sits in their START space until it is his turn again. If a player rolls a 6, then she gets another turn to roll. Players move their pawns counterclockwise around the game board until they reach HOME. An exact number must be rolled on the die to enter home. If a player cannot roll the exact number and has no other moves, play passes to the next person. During game play, you can jump over another player but if you land on another player's space, you must BUMP that player and they must put their pawn off the game board near their START space. Players can not BUMP their own pawns off the game board. If the only way to complete a move would result in a player bumping himself, the pawns remains in place and the player loses his or her turn.

If someone happens to be on your START space if you roll 1 or 6, BUMP that player. If a player lands at the start of a slide (except those of its own color), they immediately move to the last square of the slide. All pawns anywhere on the slide (including pawns on the "end spots" of the slide) are BUMPED. If you land on a slide of your own color, do not slide, just stay put on that square. HOME are the "safety zones" and access is limited to only that player of the same color. Pawns inside the zone are safe from being BUMPED. The first player around the game board and brings all their pawns to HOME wins.


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

Game Board- Print out Game Board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”), 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- (Use these cards or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

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





Nicene Creed Activities









Activities:

catholicmom.com- Catechist Resources for Roman Missal, 3rd Edition
Creed- lesson with Worksheet (page 2), The Creed Crossword (page 3)

looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- The Creed & Notebooking

smp.org- The Trinity: Unpacking the Nicene Creed – PowerPoint
This PowerPoint is part of the Living in Christ Series. The Trinitarian themes of the Nicene Creed are defined, unpacked and explored by breaking the prayer down and reflecting on smaller statements of faith.

tes.com- The Nicene Creed
A PowerPoint based on the core Christian beliefs and a useful introduction into the history of Christianity. Linking the Creed to the Trinity in Christianity and the historical context of the Christian beliefs.

teacherspayteachers.com- Nicene Creed Prayer Activity Packet

looktohimandberadiant.com- The Creed-Words to Know
Here are a few ideas for getting the meaning of those important words through to your students.

looktohimandberadiant.com- The Creed + Tetris
This is an easy activity that can be used to help memorize groups of text, in this case, the Nicene Creed.



Crafts:

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Catholic Trinity Craft

looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- We Are the Church Craft (highlighting the Four Marks of the Church found at the end of the Nicene Creed)

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Nicene Creed Craft (Be sure to change this to say: I believe in one God, etc.)

looktohimandberadiant.com- I Believe Mobile







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

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



Games:

superteachertools.us- Nicene Jeopardy Instant Jeopardy Review is designed for live play with up to ten individuals or teams. Teams choose a question, then try to give the best answer.

superteachertools.us- Instant Jeopardy Review is designed for live play with up to ten individuals or teams. Teams choose a question, then try to give the best answer. Scoring is built in for each team.

catechistjourney.loyolapress.com- We are going to do this review using a Jeopardy-like game that I found online last year at http://ccdgames.com/Jeorpardy.php. This site provides the game in a Powerpoint format so that it can be projected on a screen as a gameboard! I found that it was possible to simply save one of the games as a Powerpoint file and then change the categories, questions, and answers to suit your needs. As a result, I’ve put together 4 “rounds” which you are welcome to use or adapt as needed. (Scroll down to this.)


These games below are from nashvilleras.com- More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities

I Am a Verse- Divide the Nicene Creed into parts equal to the number of children. Print each part on separate sheet of paper or index card. Jumble paper/cards and give one to each child. Holding the paper/card in front, each child lines up in proper sequence. Call out your part. Repeat until the Nicene Creed is memorized.

Illustrated Verse- Ask children to draw pictures of words in the Nicene Creed that help them remember the word. Put the drawings together repeating the words using the visual clues. Continue until all have learned the Nicene Creed.

Missing Words- Write the Nicene Creed on a chalk or white board omitting key words. Give each student a card with a key word missing from the Nicene Creed. Ask students to place their word cards in the proper place as they say the Nicene Creed. Shuffle cards and repeat until all have learned the Nicene Creed.

Photograph a Verse- Write words to the Nicene Creed on separate sheets of construction paper. Take pictures of each child holding a line to the Nicene Creed. Children then use the pictures to arrange the words to the Nicene Creed in proper order. Tape to poster board.

Verse Chain- Print lines of the Nicene Creed on separate strips of paper. Give each child one strip. After repeating the Nicene Creed several times with the children, ask them to assemble the chain by putting the words of the Nicene Creed in order. Staple the chain together.



(These activities below are in accordance with the new Roman Missal that is to be implemented on November 27, 2011.)


loyolapress.com- The Creed Game
Students help each other learn the Nicene Creed while playing a game.



The games below are free, however they can 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.


Nicene Creed- Cut out strips and glue strips of the Nicene Creed in the proper order on a piece of construction paper. (For younger students you can do this together as a group activity.) You can also play this as a game by dividing the class into teams and give each team the strips of the Nicene Creed. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.









The Nicene Creed- The objective is to be the first player to get all four of his or her color pawns from his or her START location to his or her HOME space. Players must do this by answering questions about the Nicene Creed and rolling the die.



Lessons:

Celebrating the Mass Lesson- Profession of Faith Lesson, questions, and activities.

4catholiceducators.com- Lesson Title: "I believe..."

wpengine.netdna-cdn.com- What Is The Creed? (lesson with activities)



Puzzles:

armoredpenguin.com- Nicene Creed (word search)

wordsearchfun.com- Nicene Creed (word search)

whenwecrosswords.com- Nicene Creed (crossword)

wordmint.com- Nicene Creed (crossword)

edubakery.com- Nicene Creed (crossword)

Nicene Creed- (crossword)
For younger students you can do this together on the board.

edubakery.com- Nicene Creed (word scramble)



Worksheets:

teacherspayteachers.com- Fill in the Blanks (FREE)
This is a great way to get your students in Religious Education to start memorizing the new Nicene Creed. It is a one page worksheet that has specific words left out of the prayer. The students pick from the word bank to add in the correct words. You can also photo copy the word bank out to make it harder for older students.

icsaamenia.org- Compare and Contrast the Creeds (page 13)





Sunday, November 12, 2017

Jesse Tree Ideas





Check out this lovely and creative Jesse Tree by Angela

She got the patterns for the ornaments from here and made the cute tree herself!
*Great for those who can't leave things in their classroom and everything has to be portable.



Other Ideas:

pinterest.com- Jesse Tree Inspiration

rca.org- Making A Jesse Tree (ornament patterns included)

healthly-family.org- Making a Jesse Tree Advent Calendar to Celebrate Christmas this Year (26 free clip art Jesse tree Advent patterns included)

tiredneedsleep.blogspot.com- Free Printable Jesse Tree ornaments and devotions for Advent

catholicculture.org- Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree Ornament Ideas and Blessing

catholicculture.org- Catholic Activity: Jesse Tree Instructions

couponing101.com- Free Jesse Tree Printable Kit Downloads (several posted!)

crosswalk.com- From Adam to Jesus: The Jesse Tree Tradition
What is a Jesse Tree?, Our Jesse Tree Tradition, and Jesse Tree Resources

catholicallyear.com- Handmade Jesse Tree Set Tutorial (in expert, intermediate, and novice versions)

showerofroses.blogspot.com- The Jesse Tree :: A No-Sew Picture Tutorial with Readings

loyolapress.com- Our Jesse Tree
Activity with directions.





Thursday, November 9, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 12/10/17- Mark 1:1-8








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


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




Mark 1:1-8



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

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

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

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

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

sundayschoollessons.com- John the Baptist Speaks Out lesson

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

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- John the Baptist

sermons4kids.com- Prepare the way for the Lord

sermons4kids.com- The Candle of Peace



Crafts

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

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

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

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

dltk-kids.com- John the Baptist snack

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



Games

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

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

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

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

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

daniellespace.com- Review Games For John the Baptist

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



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- John the Baptist word search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Advent Wreath- (file folder game)





I got the idea for this game from: cajestl.org- Chanukah Candles


Advent Wreath: The object of the game is to color all of the Advent wreath correctly.


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.


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

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder. (For younger children.)

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.

Advent Wreath coloring sheet- Give a copy to each player.

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

Advent Wreath Cards- Print several Advent Wreath Cards out on card stock. Cut out Advent Wreath Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (For younger children instead of question cards.)





Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Advent Activities & More







Activities & Resources

usccb.org- Advent Resources

domestic-church.com- Advent and Christmas Activities

rca.org- Tons of resources listed that are available online to assist in the planning and development of programs for the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons.

loyolapress.com- Advent Activities (classroom activities, family activities, parish activities, lesson plans)

catholicculuture.org- Catholic Advent Activities

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

thereligionteacher.com- Advent Activities

catholiceducation.org- What are the "O Antiphons"?

thereligionteacher.com- Why is the third Sunday of Advent pink? (Why is the third candle in the Advent wreath pink?)

catholicmom.com- Advent Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Neat Jesse Tree by Angela

4catholiceducatiors.com- Jesse Tree

christiancrafters.com- A Jesse Tree for Advent

Advent Adventure- Each class session during Advent you will reveal a different Advent activity, project, or storybook that relates to the week’s Advent theme. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by Beth Branigan McNamara, page 6).

Advent Prayer Cube- Introduce a new prayer each week during the four weeks of Advent with a prayer cube. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation, by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 10).

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Lapbooks

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- Advent Activities (printables)
Just click on Advent Activities for Children to download activities.

looktohimandberadiant.com- “Seeking Our Savior”
The concept is that the kids are looking for clues during Advent, leading them up to the real meaning of the season, which is to prepare our hearts for Jesus, not to celebrate Christmas starting the day after Thanksgiving. Complete with lots of little hands-on activities, but this could also be adapted to be a take home activity by just using the coloring book, or to a more classroom-friendly activity by using the coloring book as a group and looking up all of the scripture references.



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Candle of hope

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Peace

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love

freefunchristmas.com- Advent Wreath

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Wreath

ginormasource.com- Advent Coloring Page Wreath

activityvillage.co.uk- Advent Wreath Printable Activity
Print out this advent wreath printable, and colour it in. Now cut out the candles and the wreath, and stick one candle into place for each week or advent.

ministry-to-chilren.com- Printable Advent Coloring Pages for Kids

coloringbookfun.com- Advent Calendar
Students can count down the days until Christmas by coloring the calendar.



The activity below 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. Reproduction or retransmission of this, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. *All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this activity are not my own and are from various internet sources.



Advent- Mini book for the children to color.




Crafts

Advent Calendar- A take home Advent calendar that you make. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation, by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 7 & 8).

coloringbookfun.com- Advent Calendar
Students can count down the days until Christmas by coloring the calendar.

first-school.ws- Advent Wreath craft with templates

kindercraze.com- Stained Glass Window Craft for Christmas and Advent

The Catholic Toolbox- Printable Advent Chain
An Advent chain that you can print out with activities written on it. Print out, color, and make into a chain. Remove the link on that day and do the activity.

catholicicing.com- Printable Nativity Advent Chain
Easy project to do with little ones. Just print it out and make the chain. Every day, it comes with a reading from the Nativity Story, and then you glue a character to the chain.

catholicplayground.com- Paper Chain Advent Calendar

hsprintable.com- Names of Jesus Advent Chain

confessionsofahomeschooler.com- FREE Printable Advent Ornaments
Print the ornaments as directed on cardstock then cut out each triangle and laminate for durability. Use mini-clothes pins to attach ornaments to a small Christmas tree, a string of garland, or a rope hung across the mantle! Starting on December 1st, each day take one down and do whatever activity is on the back. For this you can print my activities on the backs (they are included in the download) or you can print just the ornaments and write in your own activities.

Advent Wreath Craft- "No Burn, Construction Paper Wreath - Made with your Child's Handprints"

christiancrafters.com- No Flame Advent Wreath

catholicicing.com- Advent Wreath Craft for Catholic Kids

catholicinspired.com- Easy Advent Wreath

makinglearningfun.com- Christmas Toilet Paper Tube Advent Wreath Craft

crayola.com- Advent Wreath Placemat Craft



Games

Preparation Station- This game will help your kids understand what it means to prepare their hearts, minds, and lives for Jesus’ coming during Advent season. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 156).

loyolapress.com- Advent Bingo (directions and questions)

jeopardylabs.com- Advent Jeopardy

jeopardylabs.com- Advent Jeopardy!!!


These game are free, however they can 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.

Advent Bingo

Advent True or False Game- Read to a student a True or False question about Advent. The student has to put the clothes pin between their knees and walk to one of the containers and drop the clothes pin inside to answer the question. If they are correct, the get a point. Repeat the process several times. The student with the highest score wins.




The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Wreath (file folder game)- The object of the game is to color all of the Advent wreath correctly.








Sitting Duck!- Answer questions about the liturgical year as you make your way around the board. Be careful for the "Sitting Duck!" space or you might have to go all the way back to START.

You can play this game with 4 people or divide the group into 4 teams.) Place your marker on START. Determine who goes first and play moves clockwise. The player to your left draws a card. On most of the cards are questions about the liturgical year. If you answer the question correctly you get to roll the die and move the number indicated on the die. If you answer the question incorrectly, you stay where you are. If the card says “Go Back 2” etc. you must follow the directions. If you land on the picture of a target, you lose your next turn. If you land on a sitting duck, all players must say out loud “Sitting Duck!” Another player who happens to come by on the game board (they can land on the space or just be passing by on their roll) can BUMP you back to START. The first player to FINISH wins.



Lessons

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

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

loyolapress.com- Advent Lesson Plan (grades 1 – 3)

loyolapress.com- Advent Lesson Plan (grades 4 – 6)

loyolapress.com- Advent Lesson Plan (grades 7 – 8)

ministry-to-children.com- Free Christmas Lesson Plans for Kids Sunday School

ministry-to-children.com- Advent Lessons: Teaching through the Nativity



Puzzles

domestic-church.com- Word Search

churchyear.net- Advent Crossword

armoredpenguin.com- Advent Crossword

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.



The puzzles below are free; however they may 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.

Advent word search

Advent word scramble

Advent (crossword with answers)



Worksheets

thereligionteacher.com- The Religion Teacher’s Advent Activity Pack provides a large variety of resources to help religion teachers and catechists prepare their students for Christ’s coming into the world. The easy-to-use resources focus on important topics of Advent: the meaning of the season, Advent wreaths, the Second Coming, the names and titles of Jesus, and John the Baptist.

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.




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



Advent (handwriting sheet)