Friday, December 9, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 1/15/17- John 1:29-34








*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 1:29-34



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

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

sermons4kids.com- God’s Eye Witness News object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- The Trash Collector object lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- John the Baptist Recognizes Jesus as the Lamb of God 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

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

christmasisaboutjesus-devotion.blogspot.com- Jesus is the Lamb of God (scroll down to this)



Crafts

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

sermons4kids.com- God’s Eye Witness News group activities (crafts)

dltk-kids.com- Easy Lamb Craft

mssscrafts.com- Sheep/Lamb crafts listed

familycrafts.about.com- Lamb crafts

first-school.ws- Lamb Craft

makingmusicprayingtwice.com- Agnus Dei – Lamb of God Washcloth

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

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

kiflieslevendula.blogspot.hu- Sheep Egg

funfamilycrafts.com- Sheep Note Holder

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

orientaltrading.com- Lamb of God Paper Plate Craft Kit

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

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

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove craft

artistshelpingchildren.org- Dove Crafts for Kids



Games

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

sermons4kids.com- God’s Eye Witness News group activities (games)

Fast Phrase- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 244

Secret Pass Off- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 247



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Spiral

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks





Gospel for the Mass: 1/8/17- Matthew 2:1-12








*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 2:1-12



Activities

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

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

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

mssscrafts.com- The Three Wise Men (look under Jesus’ Early Life) with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savior object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

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

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

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

dltk-bible.com- Wise Men lesson with take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, Bible Story/Song Time, etc. Click on 3 for lessons.

kidssundayschool.com- Visit of the Magi: The Birth of Christ (Lesson 4)

The Catholic Toolbox- Wise Men
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

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Three Wise Men with lots of activities

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Wise Men Worship Jesus

homeschooling.about.com- Three Wise Men

apples4theteacher.com- Wise Men

biblewise.com- The Three Wise Men Following the Star

apples4theteacher.com- Three Wise Men

first-school.ws- Three Wise Men with Matthew 2

christiananswers.net- The Wise Men brought gifts for Jesus.

fresundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Three Wise Men (scroll down to page 4)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savior (group activities) crafts

happyhooligans.ca- Craft Stick Star Ornaments
An easy and pretty star craft made out of popsicle sticks, paint, craft jewels, glitter, etc.

daniellesplace.com- Wise Men Christmas Crafts

mssscrafts.com- Wise Men Paper Craft

dltk-holidays.com- Three Wise Men Paper Crafts

dltk-holidays.com- Three Wise Men TP Roll Crafts

redtedart.com- 3 Kings craft

paperkraft.blogspot.com- Three Wise Men Paper Craft

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

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

Potato Stars- Paint, glitter, and a potato can help make a beautiful night sky. Even though this comes from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to do. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 53).

crayola.com- We Three Kings craft



Games

biblestoryprintables.com- Three Wise Men File Folder Game
This is a bible file folder game for children who are learning the story of the three kings. Children help the kings follow the stars all the way to the manger, by putting them in the correct order. The kings are ordered by their multiples of three.


Introduce game: Who was searching for baby Jesus?

Wise Men Search

Need: Clothes pin to be baby Jesus.

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

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

Journey to Bethlehem- The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 141.

sermons4kids.com- Seeking the Savior (group activities) games

The Catholic Toolbox- Gifts for Baby Jesus (file folder game)



Puzzles

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind Wise Men color by number
Follow the Dots to see what the Magi saw in the sky

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

sermons4kids.com- Maze

biblewise.com- Maze

biblewise.com- Maze

biblewise.com- Maze

christiananswers.net- Star (dot to dot)

biblewise.com- Draw and add objects to the picture

biblewise.com- Find the Difference

biblewise.com- Missing Objects

Wise Men Visit Jesus- Look at the pictures in the circles. Find the matching picture in the larger picture. Draw lines to connect the matching pictures. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 14).

biblewise.com- Copy the lines in the squares below into the empty squares to reveal one of the gifts the wise men brought to Jesus.

biblewise.com- Unscramble the words

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Epiphany of the Lord (crossword puzzle)

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the blanks





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Jesus Party Activities







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

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

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

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

childrensministry.com- Happy Birthday, Jesus!
Activities for birth to 2 years.

cindybultema.blogspot.com- Happy Birthday Jesus Party

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

blessedbeyondadoubt.com- 10 FUN Jesus Birthday Party Ideas!

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





Monday, December 5, 2016

Crafty Crafters: Punched Tin Candle Holder (Christmas)






So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite religious craft you make for Christmas?



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




thecommonroomblog.com- Punched Tin Candle Holder

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



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





Friday, December 2, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 1/1/17- Luke 2:16-21








*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.




Luke 2:16-21



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

calvarycurriculum.com- Angels Appear to Shepherds lesson #168 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

missionarlington.org- The Shepherds and the Angels 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

4catholiceducators.com- Angles Appear to Shepherds

sermons4kids.com- Manger Scene #2 with shepherds

sermons4kids.com- Manger Scene #3 with shepherds

sermons4kids.com- Manger Scene #4 with shepherds



Crafts

blessingsoverflowing.com- Shepherds and Angels Craft & Shepherd Toilet Roll Craft (scroll down for this)

learningenglish-esl.blogspot.com- Shepherd and Sheep Toilet Paper Roll Craft

dltk-holidays.com- Paper Shepherd

catholicicing.com- Cute shepherd craft with sheep

activityvillage.co.uk- Cup and Ball Shepherd Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Shepherd Games


Introduce game: What does a shepherd do? What happens if one lamb is missing?

ezinearticles.com- Stray Sheep Game (scroll down for this)



Puzzles

funnycoloring.com- Shepherd Looking for His Sheep (maze)

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Wednesday, November 30, 2016

FREE Catholic Games Online







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


cymhub.com- Youth group games

thereligionteacher.com- Fun Catholic Ice Breaker Games

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

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

sporcle.com- Free online Catholic trivia quizzes

trivia.stanneaz.org- Online trivia game

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

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

The Catholic Toolbox- FREE Catholic games that are printable





Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Special Events for December








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



Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

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




Christmas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Need Some Catholic Activities?



A friend of mine has some wonderful Catholic activities for sale which are very reasonably priced. Please check it out and see what she has. She has a bit of everything for ages pre-k through 8th grade. So far she has 274 worksheets, activities, printables, etc. posted!




thetreasuredschoolhouse.com- The Treasured Schoolhouse

teacherspayteachers.com- The Treasured Schoolhouse

teachersnotebook.com- The Treasured Schoolhouse





Monday, November 21, 2016

Saint Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes Prayer Card



The candy cane is a treat often associated with Saint Nicholas, the patron and protector of children. The crook symbolizes the gentle image of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Celebrate Saint Nicholas Day with a blessing and sharing of candy canes.




*Download includes both English & Spanish translations.

sadlier.com- Saint Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes Prayer Card





Friday, November 18, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 12/25/16- John 1:1-18 or John 1:1-5, 9-14








*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 1-18 or John 1:1-5, 9-14



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

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

sermons4kids.com- Jesus and the Three R’s object lesson with coloring page

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is the Living Word of God lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- Walking In The Light lesson #303 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- We are not the light, we are only mirrors that reflect the Light. John 1:6-9

sermons4kids.com- Jesus knocking at the door

calvarycurriculum.com- Walking In The Light lesson #30, coloring page 2



Crafts

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

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

thecommonroomblog.com- Tin Can Art Projects (Punched tin candle holder)

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



Games

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

Word Play- This game will get kids thinking about how God has spoken to us through Jesus and how important each word is. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 202.)


Introduction to game: What is the true light, which enlightens everyone, that is coming into the world? (Jesus) His light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.

thecampingfamly.com- Flashlight Tag And More Flashlight Games
Firefly- Tag Jesus who is the true light.

christiancappro.com- 15 Fun Flashlight Games for Your Next Nighttime Activity

verywell.com- Flashlight Games for Kids

stayathomemoms.about.com- Flashlight Games Kids Can Play Indoors or Out

kidsactivitiesblog.com- Flashlight Games for Kids

atozteacherstuff.com- Shadow and Light activities



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword