Monday, January 23, 2017

Crafty Crafters: Valentine’s Day






So how crafty are you?

What is your favorite craft you make for Valentine’s Day?



Here is a craft you can make with your students using their handprint:




busymommymedia.com- ASL I Love You Craft
This fun craft uses a cut out of a child’s hand to create the ASL sign (American Sign Language) for I-Love-You. Children will love using their imagination to decorate the paper heart that they will glue their hand sign on.


Materials:

Red construction paper
Skin colored construction paper
Scissors
Glue
Glitter
Buttons or other decorations


Directions:

Fold the red piece of construction paper in half and cut a heart out of it. Students can do this on their own if you draw half of a heart on the paper for them to roughly follow as they cut. Help the students trace their hand on the skin colored construction paper. Cutting the hand out is too detailed for many younger students to do on their own and may cause them to become frustrated. Help these students by cutting their hands out of the paper for them if they would like you to.

Teach the students what the ASL sign for I-Love-You is. Have them practice making the sign. When the paper hands are cut out, help students to fold down the two middle fingers. Glue the fingers down to the palm of the hand. Glue the entire hand cut out to the center of the heart.

Provide students with glitter, buttons, stamps, stickers, and other decorations. Allow them to use their imaginations and decorate their heart in whatever way that they would like to.



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




Friday, January 20, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/19/17- Matthew 5:38-48








*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 5:38-48



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

missionarlington.org- Loving Your Enemies lesson with activities

sermons4kids.com- Love Your Enemies object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

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

calvarycurriculum.com- Love Your Enemies lesson #183 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

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- Matthew 5:44

sojournkids.com- Love Your Enemies



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Love Your Enemies and Friends and Enemies (group activities) crafts


Introduce craft: Who are you supposed to be kind to? What does being kind mean?

honesters.blogspot.com- Gratitude Jar
Every time the children say something positive or showed gratitude they get to put in a bean (or a Spanish peanut) into the jar.


Introduce craft: Who should we be kind to? Everyone. Let’s make a craft to remind us to “Love Others”. (Love Bug Lady Bug)

familycorner.com- Love Bug Lady Bug
Paint the paper plates or use red and black paper plates to make this craft.

dltk-kids.com- Lady Bug Invite (or make the lady bug with poster board or card stock)


Introduce craft: What are some things that people have done for you that were nice? What can we make to help remind us of the many kindnesses you have received from others? Let’s find out!

Gratitude Jar-God's gifts sometimes come through other people. (Crafts For Christian Values by Kathy Ross, page 26 & 27). Have the children write down on small slips of paper the kind things others have done for them and put them inside the jar. If the child cannot write, they can color pictures of kind things people have done for them and put them into the jar.

Or make a Gratitude Jar by honesters.blogspot.com- like this one: Every time the children say something positive or showed gratitude they get to put in a bean (or a Spanish peanut) into the jar.

mssscrafts.com- Sharing/Helping Hands
This craft involves making a small booklet which will illustrate how we can share or help others. It can be adapted for both preschool or primary (elementary) aged children by changing expectations for the inside content.

crayola.com- Kindness Calendar Quilt Craft
You plan vacations. You schedule school work. Why not set a date for doing good deeds? Fill your colorful calendar quilt with acts of kindness!

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- Love Your Enemies and Friends and Enemies (group activities) games

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Love your enemies memory verse game (Matthew 5:44)

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- The Golden Rule (file folder game)

The Catholic Toolbox- How Rude! (Good Manners Game)

The Catholic Toolbox- WWJD (file folder game) and Moral Dilemmas Card Game



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Special Events for February







*This month’s special events are: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (February 2), St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day




Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32
Activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, etc.




St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day


References:

catholic.org- St. Valentine

americancatholic.org- St. Valentine’s Day

newadvent.org- St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day

history.com- History

churchyear.net- All About Saint Valentine’s Day

catholicfaitheducation.blogspot.com- Articles and lesson plans

catholicmom.com- Valentine’s Day at catholicmom.com



Coloring:

coloring.ws- Jesus Loves Me

twistynoodle.com- Jesus Loves Me

masivy.com- Jesus Loves Me

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Coloring Pages

ministry-to-children.com- John 3:16 Valentine’s Day (coloring)


lambsongs.co.nz- “Jesus Loves Me” by Jill Kemp (in color or black and white)

Cover

Booklet


christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me (mini book)
Children can take home this little mini book with the words to the song "Jesus Loves Me" Print in Color or Black and White and hand to children on their way out the door, encouraging them to share with their parents.

waltzingm.com- St. Valentine coloring page

catholicplayground.com- St. Valentine coloring pages



Lessons & Activities

thereligionteacher.com- Valentine’s Day Object Lesson: Making Jesus Our Valentine

dltk-kids.com- Valentine's Day Background and Sunday School Ideas

teacherhelp.org- This page contains links to Valentine's Day puzzles and games, bulletin boards and other room decoration, Valentine coloring, cards, crafts, and activities.

theoakspschool.blogspot.com- Valentine's Day Activities For Christian Homeschoolers

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Loves You lesson for Pre K – 3rd grade with name tags, crafts, song, story, and snack

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



Crafts

catholicicing.com- Free Saint Valentine Printable Craft

catholicicing.com- Valentine Countdown Chain
1 Love Bible Verse a day {Free to Print!}

catholicicing.com- Catholic St. Valentine Craft

paperdali.blogspot.com- Saint Valentine Matchbox

catholicicing.com- Catholic St. Valentine’s Day Crafts

catholicicing.com- St. Valentine Craft and Card

catholicinspired.com- Saint Valentine Cut and Paste Activity

catholicinspired.com- St. Valentine's Day Thankful Project

catholicinspired.com- Jesus Loves You Printable Valentines

catholicinspired.com- There Is No Greater Love Printable Valentines

catholicinspired.com- Catholic / Christian Conversation Hearts
These hearts are great for many things!

biblewise.com- Love One Another mobile

catholicicing.com- John 3:16 Valentine Craft

catholicicing.com- Christian Bible Verse Valentines

catholicicing.com- Spiritual Bouquet Craft for St. Valentine’s Day

catholicicing.com- Saint Valentine’s Day Countdown Craft

catholicicing.com- Religious St. Valentine Ideas for You

catholicicing.com- Jesus Loves Me Bible Craft for Kids

preschooleducation.com- Jesus Loves Me Plate

Need: Paper plates, markers or crayons, paper punch, and yarn.

Directions: Give each child a paper plate on which you have written the words Jesus Loves at the top. Have each child write their name at the bottom of the plate. Then have them draw pictures of themselves above the name and decorate the plate using the crayons or markers (glitter would add that special touch). Punch a hole in the center top of each plate and add a piece of yarn to hang.


kidssundayschool.com- Bee Thumb-body with Jesus
A craft that reminds kids that they're someone special with Jesus.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Valentine’s Day Bible Printables

dltk-bible.com- Heart Lacing Project
Includes quote from John 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

dltk-bible.com- Stuffed Heart Craft
Includes quote from John 3:16 " For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

akidsheart.com- John 3:16
Fill in the missing letters of the Bible verse to spell out the mystery word. (You can use this to help you make the craft above.)




American Sign Language I Love You Craft- A cute craft using the child’s handprint



Games

ehow.com- Valentine’s Day Games for Church Groups


Introduce game: How far can you jump with both feet? Let’s find out.

Do You Measure Up? (Jesus is Love)- The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 126.



Introduce game: Why does Jesus love you?

kidssundayschool.com- Chair For A Crown
Children play musical chairs for a chance to discover how Jesus loves them. Have the children march around the chairs as you play the song “Jesus Loves Me”. Give the one who does not find a chair a crown to wear while taking a few moments to tell the other children why they believe Jesus loves them. This is for building up their self-esteem, in that they are not "losers" because they did not get a chair, but are special because of Jesus' love.


ministry-to-children.com- Jesus Loves Me Bingo (Free Printable Game)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me Tic-Tac-Toe (printable)

abcteach.com- Dominoes with Hearts
Print these on card stock and cut out.


filefolderfun.com- These file folder games are perfect for your Heart themed units! You'll find games to teach color matching skills, alphabet recognition, shape distinction, and contractions. You can also find a file folder template for making up your own heart file folder games here.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves You Heart Matching Game

theholidayzone.com- Valentine Alphabet Memory Game

ehow.co.uk- Christian Valentine Games (for kids, teens, and Valentine Banquet Games)

ehow.com- Adult Christian Games for Valentine's Day

ehow.com- Adult Christian Games for Valentine's Day

ehow.com- Christian Games or Activities for Adult Valentine Banquet



St. Valentine Game

Introduction to game: What do you know about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day?

Materials- large die, egg timer, questions about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day

Make a die out of a large juice carton mssscrafts.com and put a ? mark on some (at least 3) of the sides of the die.

Cube Signs for St. Valentine Game- Print, cut out, and glue on die to play game.


Directions- The objective of the game is to get the most points by answering questions about St. Valentine and St. Valentine’s Day. After studying and discussing this subject, divide the class into teams and have the students come up with questions. Set an egg timer for a specified time. Have a player roll the die on the floor in front of the class. If the die lands on a blank space, they do not answer a question. If the die lands on “?”, they are asked a question by the other player or team. If the player answers correctly, they receive a point (you can use tokens, write it on the board, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive a point. Players must collect as many points as they can. The game is over when the egg timer goes off. Whoever has the most points, wins. You can play this game individually or in teams. For an added challenge, you can also have “Lose 1 Point” and “Take 1 Point” on one or a couple of the sides of the die. When a player rolls “Lose 1 Point”, they must lose 1 point. If a player rolls “Take 1 Point”, they may take a point from any player they choose.





Sacrament of Matrimony (file folder game)- Answer different kinds of questions (multiple choice, True or False, Fill in the Blank, or Puzzles) about the Sacrament of Matrimony as you move around the board.



Introduction to game: For Catholics, the sacrament of marriage is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: The loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.




Puzzles/Worksheets:

Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K, page 132.

Jesus loves me- handwriting

sermons4kids.com- I Love Jesus (dot to dot)

Smile, Jesus Loves You! (draw a smile on the face) page 67, Jesus Loves the Children (color the picture) page 112, Jesus Blesses Little Children (find the hidden pictures) page 113, Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture) page 132, - Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K

teachervision.fen.com- Children cut apart pieces of a heart puzzle and then reassemble it in this Valentine's Day printable.

The Heart Breaking Puzzle- Carefully cut out the pieces of the heart puzzle. Use all nine pieces to make as many interesting shapes as you can. (The pieces must be placed edge to edge and can't overlap.) Make a record of your shapes by drawing their outlines on a separate sheet of paper.

Challenges:

1. Reassemble the heart.
2. Make the two shapes shown at bottom right.


internetfamilyfun.com- Heart maze

showerofroses.blogspot.com- Saint Valentine Crossword & Word Search





Monday, January 16, 2017

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord



Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32



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

prayingforgrace.blogspot.com- Feast of Candlemas -- February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord activities

fisheaters.com- Feast of the Purification (Candlemas)
Information, symbols, customs, food, readings



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)

If you count 40 days from December 25, you arrive at February 2—the day we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus. When he was presented to Simeon, who was a just man, Jesus was told that he was “a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel” (Luke 2:32). On this same day, the Church also celebrates the Blessing of the Candles, formerly known as Candlemas—the Mass of the candles. Then the candles that will be used throughout the year are blessed. As you know, candles are a very important part of Catholic ceremonies. They 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

leftbraincraftbrain.com- Milk Carton Crayon Ice Candles

candlescoop.com- DIY Project: How To 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.com- Make A Giant Rosary With Kids

catholicicing.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.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 Pocket Rosary

erosary.com- Rosary Gardens - How to Setup a Rosary Garden

catholicmom.com- A DIY Stepping Rosary (in Ten Easy Steps!)



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).

johnsonfamilytoday.blogspot.com- Rosary Hopscotch

fcpeace.com- A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Left side of game board. Instructions for Printing: You can save the image to your files by clicking on the image with the right-side button of the mouse and selecting "Save Picture As..." to then print the picture later at home using your computer's printing program.

fcpeace.com- A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Right side of game board.

fcpeace.com- A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Blue question cards.

fcpeace.com- A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Yellow question cards.



These games 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.




Name That Prayer File Folder Game- Review prayers in the rosary. (Only use the question cards for prayers of the rosary.)






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.)








The Holy Rosary Game- Practice reciting the Holy Rosary while you compete against others.



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)





Friday, January 13, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/12/17- Matthew 5:17-37








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


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




Matthew 5:17-37



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- Forgive and Forgiven object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

The Catholic Toolbox- Ten Commandment 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

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
The Ten Commandments color by number

saintanneshelper.com- 10 Commandments Coloring (scroll down for this)

101coloringpages.com- 10 Commandments Catholic Coloring Pages

sjtb.org- Moses and the Ten Commandments (scroll down to this)

christiananswers.net- God gave Moses the Ten Commandments

apples4theteacher.com- Moses and the Ten Commandments

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Commandments #1

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Commandments #2

educents.com- Ten Commandments for Kids Coloring Booklets - Catholic

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




Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Forgiving and Forgiven (group activities) crafts

crayola.com- Ten Commandments Tablets

daniellesplace.com- Ten Commandments Crafts

dltk-bible.com- Moses and the Ten Commandments Paper Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Forgiving and Forgiven (group activities) games

books.google.com- Beach Ball Madness (The Ten Commandments)
This game will help your students discover that life is much easier with guidelines, rules, and standards such as the Ten Commandments. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 36).

The Catholic Toolbox- Ten Commandments Memory Game

The Catholic Toolbox- The Ten Commandments (file folder game)

Ten Commandments In Order Game (Catholic)- Mix up cards and place them on a table face up. Students then put the commandments in the proper order lining them up from top to bottom. The first student that can put the commandment cards in the correct order wins. This game can be played individually or in teams.

The Catholic Toolbox- Are You Ready To Clean Up Your Act? (6th Commandment)

The Catholic Toolbox- Liar, Liar Pants On Fire! (7th Commandment)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Our Father Roll a Prayer Worksheet



I got this Roll a Prayer idea from teachingheart.net Grace Before Meals Roll a Prayer on page 7.




Our Father Roll a Prayer Worksheet- Cut out prayer strips. Students roll a die to collect all the pieces to their prayer. The first one to collect all the pieces to the prayer is the winner. Students then glue in the spaces provided the prayer in the correct order.





Monday, January 9, 2017

Catholic BLURT! 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.


Catholic BLURT is based on the game Bible Blurt.




Catholic BLURT! For 3 Players or 4 Teams. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

A fun and exciting way to review the Bible and the Catholic faith. When the Reader gives the Definition, blurt out the word you think it defines. There’s no penalty for wrong answers. You can blurt as many times as you want until somebody gets the correct answer. If you’re the first one to blurt the correct answer, move your pawn the number of spaces rolled by the Reader. If there’s a tie, read another Definition. Only the players who tied can blurt. If you land on a square that’s already occupied by another pawn, there’s gonna be a Showdown! The two players on the square have a Definition read to them by another player. If you’re first to blurt the correct word, you win the Showdown and may remain on the square. If you’re not first, you have to go backward the amount of squares shown on the die. If you land on a square that matches the color of your pawn, this is your big chance to challenge another player and takeover his or her square! Place your pawn on the same square with the player you want to challenge. Play the same way as you would in a Showdown, except the winner remains on the lead square, and the loser has to go back to the square from which the challenger came. The first player or team to return to “Start,” after going all the way around the Game Board, is the . . . WINNER! You don’t have to land there by exact count.



Need:

Game Cards
Die
Game Board
4 Pawns (red, yellow, blue, and green)



Directions- Print out Directions. Rule variations are included.

Game Board- Print game board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”). Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of a legal size file folder or a piece of cardboard.

Catholic BLURT! title and START Square- Cut out Catholic BLURT! title and glue in the middle of the game board. Cut out START square and glue on game board like in the picture above.

Game Cards- (Use these Game Cards or make up definitions yourself and play with your class. You can make it specific to what you have been learning and to the students in your class. Game Cards are in MS Word and can be changed any way you like.) 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. There are 232 Game Cards for you to choose from. Note: Please take in consideration that I am just a Mom and I'm providing these clues to the best of my abilities. I tried to make them as accurate as possible, but I know I probably made a few mistakes and it was not intentional. (Questions taken from a Catholic Bible.)





Friday, January 6, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/5/17- Matthew 5:13-16








*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 5:13-16



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- Let Your Light Shine object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Plugged In and Turned On For Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- It Was a Dark and Stormy Night object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

missionarlington.org- Be Salt and Light lesson with activities

word-sunday.com- Billy’s Victory (scroll down to Gospel)

ministry-to-children.com- Preschool Bible Lesson: Salt and the Light

ministry-to-children.com- Let Your Light Shine (Kid’s Club – Lesson #2)
*If the link does not work, type Let Your Light Shine in “search the site” and scroll down to lesson

ministry-to-children.com- Let Your Light Shine Again! (Kid’s Club – Lesson #3)

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Are You A Saltshaker? object lesson for Matthew 5:13

sunday-school-center.com- Light of the World: Salt of the Earth object lesson with activities

kidsofintergrity.com- Lesson In a Light Bulb (object lesson)

freebiblelessons.net- Let Your Light Shine (object lesson)

growinginhisglory.com- 10 Ways To Let Your Light Shine For Others

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- Matthew 5:13

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 5:16

ministry-to-children.com- Matthew 5:14

makinglearningfun.com- Matthew 5:14

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 5:16



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Plugged In and Turned On For Jesus group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- It Was a Dark and Stormy Night group activities (crafts)

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Salt & Light Candle

catechist.com- A salt craft and prayer

christianitycove.com- “Light of the World” Paper Lanterns Bible Craft

resourcewell.s3.amazonaws.com- Craft: Shining Light Scope (page 6)

childrensministryvault.com- You Are The Light Of The World
You can easily adjust this craft for a boy as well.

dltk-kids.com- This Little Light - About Me (craft)

mormonactivitydays.com- Let Your Light Shine with Glow Jars (craft)

daniellesplace.com- Let Your Light Shine Crafts

craftingthewordofgod.com- Let Your Light Shine Sun Catcher

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Shine For Jesus Craft

books.google.com- Let Your Light Shine Lamp

flamecreativekids.blogspot.com- Light of the Word CD Craft

thetaylor-house.com- Mason Jar Lantersn



Games

sermons4kids.com- Plugged In and Turned On For Jesus group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- It Was a Dark and Stormy Night group activities (games)

insight.typepad.co.uk- Salt and Light Game (scroll down to this)

sundayschoolnetwork.com- Let Your Light Shine Relay


Introduce games: Jesus doesn’t want us to keep our Christianity a secret. He wants us to tell others about Him! And do you know what the best way is to tell others about Him? It’s to do good to others. What are some ways we can do good? (Allow for answers: love others, help people, smile, be kind, etc). You are like a bright candle when you are not afraid to let your good deeds shine out so that all can see that you know Jesus. If you live with your light shining, you will be able to help lead people out of darkness and sin and help them to become the light of the world too. As you play the games below, you will discover many important ways in which you can let your light shine.

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness
Children identify Random Acts of Kindness as they move around the board.

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

The Catholic Toolbox- How Rude! A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society.

The Catholic Toolbox- 2 Games: WWJD & Moral Dilemmas Card Game



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- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Monday, January 2, 2017

FREE Catholic Printables





Here is a comprehensive list of FREE Catholic Printables. If you know of any more, please comment and provide a link.


Worksheets, Games, Bulletins, Puzzles, Booklets

equippingcatholicfamilies.com- Catechism, Sacrament, Prayer and Saint-stuffed PRINTABLES! Some of these PRINTABLES are FREE as a thank-you to our subscribers!

smp.org- Catholic Connections eSource: A Parish Religion Education Program for Grades 6 – 8

smp.org- Printable worksheets (elementary level to high school)

catecheticalresources.com- activities for grades 1 - 12

mycatholicsource.com- crossword puzzles, word searches, coloring book, mazes, etc.

thegomom.com- Christian Life Education (worksheets)

catholiccatechist.org- Free Catholic files

catholicmom.com- Sunday Gospel for the Mass activities: Mass worksheets, coloring, puzzles, crafts, games, quizzes, lessons, etc.

faithfirst.com- Grade 1, 2, or 3 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.

sadlierreligion.com- To take you to activities, articles, and resources: Pick A Grade, Type of Visitor, and click on Go To

thedivinemercy.org- Download FREE Sample Pages

4catholiceducators.com- Mark, Luke, and John crossword puzzles

joanyedwards.com- Devotionals, skits, word searches, crosswords, recourses for Cycle A, B, or C Gospel for the Mass.

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.

thekidsbulletin.wordpress.com- A fun way for Catholic kids to learn about the Faith every week.

thatresourcesite.com- Click on the Free Printables tab

holyheroes.com- Has a weekly quiz and coloring page on each week's readings.

lifes-commotion.armyfamilyok.com- Elaine provides FREE faith based games, booklets, and more

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- FREE Liturgical Printables

reallifeathome.com- Catholic Printables

crusaders-for-christ.com- FREE Catholic Downloads (handwriting, coloring, 2014 Liturgical Calendar, St. Catherine Academy Gazette)

The Catholic Toolbox- FREE Printables (worksheets, puzzles, games, flash cards, handwriting sheets, booklets, etc.)



Coloring

sjtb.org- FREE Catholic Coloring Pages

waltzingm.com- (scroll down for these and they are in alphabetical order)

saintanneshelper.com- Scroll down to the free coloring pages

paperdali.blogspot.com- Saint coloring pages, liturgical year, and Catholic goings on that you can download for free. Scroll down and click on what you want. The link will take you directly where you can download a black and white PDF file.

catholicplayground.com- Saints Coloring Pages





Friday, December 30, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 1/29/17- Matthew 5:1-12A








*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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Matthew 5:1-12A



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

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

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

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

sundayschoollessons.com- God Redistributes Blessings and Heartaches lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Counts Our Blessings For Us lesson

4catholiceducators.com- Lesson Title: The Beatitudes

jesuschristsavior.net- The Eight Beatitudes of Jesus and their meanings (for older students)

ainglkiss.com- The Beatitudes (explained for young children)

4catholiceducators.com- The Beatitudes
Resources on the Beatitudes in general and on each of the Beatitudes.

thereligionteacher.com- Beatitudes Activity Ideas

calvarycurriculum.com- The Beatitudes
Lesson #182 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

dltk-bible.com- Sermon on the Mount lesson with tons of activities

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Sermon on the Mount
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).

kirkofkildaire.org- Beatitudes lesson with flyer, drama, movie, art, games, stories, bookmarks, Bible study, etc.

rotation.infopop.cc- Beatitudes lesson plans with crafts, activities, snacks, games, drama, etc.

missionarlington.org- Jesus Talks About Attitudes lessons for older and younger students

gardenofpraise.com- The Beatitudes lesson with memory verse, review questions, tests, puzzles, etc.

mygrandmatime.com- lessons, posters, games, raps, and other resources based on The Beatitudes

The Catholic Toolbox- Beatitudes Lapbooks

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Sermon on the Mount

childrenstory.info- Sermon on the Mount

catholiceducators.com- Matthew 5:1-12

applesaucekids.com- The Sermon on the Mount

biblewise.com- Jesus Giving the Beatitudes

biblewise.com- Color the Beatitudes (Color the shapes that have pieces of the Beatitudes inside.) with answers

biblewise.com- Beatitudes “Blessed Are . . .”

first-school.ws- Matthew 5:1-12



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The “Bee Attitudes” group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- The Happy Puppy group activities (crafts)

dltk-bible.com- Sermon on the Mount crafts

christianitycove.com- Sermon on the Mount “Blessed Are” Wreath Craft

daniellesplace.com- Folding Crafts Sticks Beatitudes Craft for Kids

dltk-kids.com- Bumble Bee Crafts (several posted)

daniellesplace.com- Bee Crafts

first-school.ws- Printable Bee Craft

akidsheart.com- Honey Bee Printable Craft

allfreecrafts.com- Free Fun Foam Door Bee Craft
Have students write their favorite Beatitude on the sign. Printable bee pattern provided.

crayola.com- Bee Happy Picture Frame



Introduce craft: Who should we be kind to? Everyone. Let’s make a craft to remind us to “Love Others”

familycorner.com- Love Bug Lady Bug
Paint the paper plates or use red and white paper plates to make this craft. On the back of the lady bug where the wings open up write “Love Others”.

dltk-kids.com- Lady Bug
Or make the lady bug with poster board or card stock. On the back of the lady bug where the wings open up write “Love Others”.


Introduce craft: How can we help others? Here is a craft to help to remind us to help others.

mssscrafts.com- Sharing Hands craft

thebestkidsbooksite.com- Loving Thoughts Group Project

thebestkidsbooksite.com- Send A Hug

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



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

imomcom- Custom Chore Chart Generator

handipoints.com- Chore Charts

dltk-cards.com- Custom Chore Chart



Games

sermons4kids.com- The “Bee Attitudes” group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- The Happy Puppy group activities (games)

mormonshare.com- Beatitudes Memory Game

rainbowcastle.org- Beatitudes Cards (to play Memory)

akidsheart.com- Printable Verse Cards
Use the Bible verse cards for memory verses, matching games, flash cards, bulletin boards, or other lesson plans on The Beatitudes.

peopleof.outeverydaylife.com- Beatitude Games

jennysmith.net- Beatitudes Memory Game

kirkofkildaire.org- Beatitudes Bingo
Directions (scroll down to Application Grades 3 – 5: Beatitudes Bingo). For Beatitudes Bingo Questions scroll about halfway down.

kirkofkildaire.org- 22 Beatitudes Bingo Cards



Introduce Games: The beatitudes come from the opening verses of the famous Sermon on the Mount delivered by Jesus and recorded in Matthew 5:3-12. Here Jesus states several blessings, each beginning with the phrase, "Blessed are ..." Each saying speaks of a blessing or "divine favor" bestowed upon a person resulting from the possession of a certain character quality. The purpose of the beatitudes is to inspire you to act in certain ways. Therefore, living them out is absolutely at the heart of the matter. So do you have the right attitudes that God wants you to have?

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness
Children identify Random Acts of Kindness as they move around the board.

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

The Catholic Toolbox- How Rude! A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society.

The Catholic Toolbox- 2 Games: WWJD & Moral Dilemmas Card Game



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Bee Happy (maze)

akidsheart.com- The Beatitudes (word search)

gardenofpraise.com- The Beatitudes (word search)

sermons4kids.com- The Beatitudes (word search)

biblewise.com- Find the Hidden Qualities (word search) with answers

biblewise.com- Break the Code #1 with answers

biblewise.com- Break the Code #2 with answers

biblewise.com- Break the Code #3 with answers

biblewise.com- Break the Code #4 with answers

biblewise.com- Break the Code – The 8th Beatitude with answers

biblewise.com- Break the Code- Blessed Are The Persecuted with answers

biblewise.com- Break the Code- Peacemakers with answers

biblewise.com- Break the Code- Pure in Heart (for younger children) with answers

biblewise.com- Break the Code- The Beatitudes (5) with answers

biblewise.com- Guide the disciples up the mountain so Jesus can teach them the beatitudes (maze) with answers

biblewise.com- Can you find your way through the maze, and get to the words that describe what kinds of thoughts God wants us to have? (maze) with answers

biblewise.com- Write the beginning letter of each picture to find out who said, “Blessed in the poor in spirit.”

gardenofpraise.com- The Beatitudes (word scramble)

gardenofpraise.com- The Beatitudes (crossword)

dltk-bible.com- anagrams, crossword puzzles, cryptogram, mazes, word mining, word searches



Quizzes:

akidsheart.com- The Beatitudes
Draw a line from the first part of the sentence to the correct ending phrase on the right.

Beatitudes Matching Worksheet- Read Matthew 5:3-10 (NAB). Then match the first part of the Beatitude with God’s promise.

gardenofpraise.com- The Beatitudes (fill in the blanks with word bank)

biblewise.com- Beatitudes Equations with answers

biblewise.com- Beatitude Match with answers

biblewise.com- Beatitude Fill in the Blank with answers