Saturday, October 31, 2009

Timelines







Putting events on a timeline gives you a sense of how much time goes by in between each event. It also helps you remember just when those important things happened. It is an easy way for students to understand events in the Bible in the correct order and they can also be a lot of fun to make.

Once you have decided that your students would gain tremendous benefit from seeing the progression of events of the Bible in the form of a timeline, the first obstacle that crops up is, “How do we start?” Some of the questions that arise when constructing a timeline are from not knowing what the date increments should be, how far apart they should be spaced, what format should be used and what exactly should go on it.



ehow.com- How to Make a Timeline for Kids
While adult supervision may be required, elementary age kids are capable of doing all the work themselves.

squidoo.com- Timelines for Homeschool
Lots of types of timelines examples that you can use.

creation.com- Parents and grandparents: A big-picture worldview project with your kids with complete directions and suggestion on how to create the timeline

sundayschoolresources.com- How To Make A Simple Timeline



Biblical Timelines:

bibletimelines.org- 23 timelines to print out for your classroom

sundayschoolresources.com- Timeline of the Bible
A complete Bible timeline that you can print out. (Click on Detailed Timeline: Print Version)

lessons4sundayschool.com- This 9-page timeline is great for showing preschoolers just how the major events of the Bible unfolded. It makes a great classroom addition, or a take-home project for the family.

This 9-page timeline is great for showing preschoolers just how the major events of the Bible unfolded. It makes a great classroom addition, or a take-home project for the family.

sundayschoolresources.com- How To Make A Simple Timeline

sundayschoolresources.com- How do I use a timeline in class? (lesson with activities)

swartzentrover.com- Old & New Testament Timelines
Several timelines you can print out.

bibletimelines.org- Bible Timelines Online
Contains a series of over 20 free timelines (charts). Even though the typical timeline shows when an event took place these timelines were designed to help in understanding the reasons "Why?" an event happened rather than to show exactly when it happened.

abiblestudy.com- A chronological Bible timeline

teachinghearts.org- Time Lines and Chronology (Prophecy and History)

biblestudy.org- Bible Timelines (scroll down about halfway for this)

home.ccil.org- 4100 B.C.- Present (Also note timeline is a ISMAP and can be clicked on to see in more detail.)

biblestoryprintables.com- Bible Timeline Printables
Everything is posted here for your students to make a Bible Timeline.

livingwaterbiblegames.com- Bible Timeline Card Game
Print and play (2 different versions)

From Creation to Joseph Cards- Use these cards for Memory, Go Fish, or sequencing. You can also play Bible Timeline Card Game.

Birth of Jesus to Ascension Cards- Play Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards. The cards can also help students establish the content and order of the Matthew, Mark and Luke (synoptic) gospels. Example: Take the gospel of Mark since it's the shortest and ask the students to take the cards and put them in the order which Mark mentions them in his book. If you want to play Bible Timeline Card Game, the directions are posted.

Which Came First (file folder game)- When this question is asked, most people think of the chicken or the egg. Here is a game that wants to know which Bible story came first. In this game players are asked which story appeared first in the Bible as they make their way around the board. The first player to FINISH wins. (You can also use this game to review what happened in the correct order of a certain Bible story or several of your own choosing. Just write up questions about key events in the story and play the game.)



Timeline Templates:

office.microsoft.com- Timeline (Word template)

spreadsheets.about.com- Excel Timeline Template

ehow.com- How to Make a Timeline Template With Microsoft Word

enchantedlearning.com- Make Your Own Timeline

teachers.teach-nology.com- Timeline Generator
Horizontal or vertical timelines (only up to 6 or 9 events). Great to review events in a story.





Friday, October 30, 2009

Story Sequencing Activities



Most students have a hard time keeping their thoughts organized when writing. Their sentences tend to run on and paragraphs do not flow well. Students also have a hard time remembering what came first, second, and so on. So what can a parent/teacher do to help? Here are a few activities that might help.


1. Encourage your child/student to use a story map or other graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas for his/her writing.

Graphic Organizers for you to print out:

eduplace.com

edhelper.com

enchantedlearning.com

region15.org

freelogy.com

educationoasis.com

teach-nology.com- Make graphic organizers by filling out a simple form. The materials are made instantly and can be printed directly from your computer.



2. Use the five-finger method for brainstorming events: Who, what, when, where, why.


3. Help your child/student create a family/classroom newsletter. As chief reporter, he/she might gather news, conduct interviews, give a calendar of events, and include a page of funny jokes or quotations. They can email these out or even post them on a blog for family and friends to read. They can also put them on the church bulletin board or flier.


4. Create story sequencing cards- How to make story sequencing cards with children.


5. Use these story sequencing activities to help organize what happened first, second, etc.

Story Sequencing Activities- Arrange a series of picture cards into the logical order to create the story from beginning to end. This gives the children the chance to demonstrate and reinforce their recollection of the story.

Story Sequencing- This multi-faceted lesson teaches students how to sequence stories. It reinforces the following concepts: first, last, before, after, left, right. This lesson can also focus on carryover of articulation skills to answering questions as well as story telling.


6. To remember the events in Bible stories or in order that they appear in the Bible, students can make it into a song or rhyme.


7. Use Acronyms- If you have a set of things to remember try making up an acronym from the initial letters of the items in the list. One example comes from learning how to shoot a rifle: 'breath, relax, aim, sight, squeeze' becomes BRASS. For another example where order is not important, consider the items ' nuts, apples, bananas, carrots, oranges' which could be re-arranged to 'bananas, apples, carrots, oranges, nuts' and remembered with the acronym BACON.


8. Use Mnemonics- Mnemonics are where the initial letters of a memorable sentence stand for the initial letters of pieces of information in a particular order. Lots of classroom information can be encoded in mnemonics: the order of the planets from the sun with "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas” (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto)


9. Use the Link System- The link or linking or chaining system is used for remembering a list of random thinks in the exact order in which you wish to recall them. The essence of the system is to create a mental picture of the two adjacent items in the list that links them memorably. This is most likely if the picture or image is vivid and unusual and incorporates genuine interaction.


10. Learn a few Bible stories in order. Recite them in your head until you have them down for a few days. Add a few more and recite them in your head again for a few more days. Keep adding more after a few days.


11. Make Story Sequencing Puzzles- You can make these for just a story or to learn Bible stories in order.

Instructions:

Make a long single line puzzle that fits together in only one way out of various colors of cardstock. Make sure the puzzle runs from left to right (hooks together like a train). Write the parts of the story in order on each puzzle piece. Distribute the individual pieces to students and have them sequence the events of the story or put Bible stories in the correct order as they appear in the Bible.


12. After you read a Bible story and do the lesson, have the story written out in short sentences on index cards. Shuffle the cards and read them to the students. Give the cards to the students and have them work together and put the Bible story in order.





Thursday, October 29, 2009

From Creation to Joseph Cards





This activity 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.


From Creation to Joseph Cards: Use these cards for Memory, Go Fish, or sequencing.

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

Cards 1

Cards 2

Cards 3

Cards 4

Cards 5


*Print out only the cards that you want to use.

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

Bible Timeline Card Game- Directions

Action Cards





Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Holy Week Memory Game





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


Holy Week Memory Game: Play Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards.

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

Cards 1

Cards 2

Cards 3


*Print out only the cards that you want to use.

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

Bible Timeline Card Game- Directions

Action Cards





Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Joseph And His Coat Of Many Colors (card game)






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



Joseph And His Coat Of Many Colors (card game)

This is a variation on the popular game of UNO with cards depicting the colored coat of Joseph. Players are trying to empty their hands of cards by playing them to a common pile, matching cards by color, number, or action. The deck is made up of 4 sets of differently colored cards with numbers from 1 to 8. There are also 4 Wild cards, 4 Draw 2 cards, 4 Skip cards, and 4 Reverse. (I wanted to buy this game, but could not find it so I made one.)


Directions


Print 1 copy of each of the Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Yellow Game Cards

Blue Game Cards

Red Game Cards

Green Game Cards

Special Cards 1

Special Cards 2





Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Moses





Moses (you can break this lesson into several to cover all of Moses)

Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story of Moses
- discuss the ten plagues God sent upon Egypt and the Pharaoh
- explain that we need to follow the Ten Commandments
- explain that we need to obey God



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson



Vocabulary Words:

dltk-bible.com- Moses Word Wall
Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.



Plan:


Circle Time:


Read story: “Moses” from your own story book or wordofloveforyou.com- “The Story of Moses”. Or you can use sermon4kids.com- Moses, Leader of God's People (Powerpoint presentation).


Then ask some of the questions from below.

1. Who was put in a basket and floated down the Nile River? (Moses)

2. How many plagues were there because the Pharaoh would not let the Israelites go? (10)

3. Who parted the Red Sea so the Israelites could escape? (Moses)

4. What did God give Moses that the people must obey? (The Ten Commandments)

5. Where did the Israelites travel for 40 years? (The desert)



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who was put in a basket and floated down the Nile River?

A Baby’s Adventure (finger play)- Pray & Play Bible 2 by Group Publishing, page 41.

God Watches Over Baby Moses (finger play)- Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 38.

library.lds.org- Ten Commandments (finger play)

God is Strong (finger play) Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 42.

Hush Little Moses, Baby in the Basket, and Baby Moses (songs)- Pray & Play Bible 2 by Group Publishing, page 39.

God Keeps Baby Moses Safe (song)- Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 38.

God Told Moses (song)- Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 42.



Activities:

Introduce activities: Who led the Israelites into Egypt?

dltk-bible.com- The Story of Moses lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.

chrisitanpreschoolprintables.com- Moses
Baby Moses and Ten Commandments activities (Note: 10 Commandment Train is a Protestant version of the 10 Commandments.)

daniellesplace.com- Ten Commandment Train with pattern and directions to make a Protestant or Catholic version of the Ten Commandments

clclutheran.org- Early Life of Moses lesson with activities

clclutheran.org- The Call of Moses lesson with activities

missionarlington.org- Moses is Born (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- A Burning Bush (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- Moses Confronts Pharaoh

missionarlington.org- Pharaoh and the Plagues (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- Through the Red Sea (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- Ten Commandments (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- The Golden Calf (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)



Crafts:
toriavey.com- Passover Finger Puppets – The Ten Plagues

craftingthewordofgod.com- 10 Plagues of Egypt Wheel

orientaltrading.com- Color Your Own 10 Plagues Wheels
Teaching the story of Moses and the 10 plagues can be a challenge, but this Color Your Own Wheel makes it easy. Children can color the wheels and the different plagues. When it's put together, the wheel gives an easy explanation of each plague and references where in the Bible to find more about the plague. Perfect for Sunday School or as part of your VBS curriculum. Fun to give to adult members to test their knowledge of the plagues. Paper. 9".

dltk-bible.com- Moses crafts (lots of different kinds posted here)


Introduce craft: What hopped out of the Nile River and into all the Egyptian houses?


Frog

Need: Paper plates, white and red construction paper, crayons, glue

Directions: Pre cut tongue for students out of red construction paper. Have the tongue about one inch wide and twelve inches long. Have students color paper plate green on one side and fold plate in half. (Note: Be sure to have students use old crayons and peel the paper off of crayons and rub the side of the crayon on the paper plate instead of coloring it. This will be a lot faster and easier for the students). Students then cut out two eyes that are pre drawn on white construction paper (round circles that are at least three inches across) and color eyes. Glue on eyes on outside of frog (green side) on the top of the paper plate that is folded in half. Have the eyes halfway on and halfway hanging off the fold near the center. Glue tongue inside the frog’s mouth starting from the center of the fold and out the front of the mouth. Curl tongue with pencil and draw a bug on end of tongue if you wish.


Baby Moses- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 17 & 18.)


Introduce craft- What happened to Moses from Egypt to Midian?

hennypenny.ourjunction.com- Moses Story Wheel (page 3 & 4)


Introduce craft: What did Moses do at the Red Sea so the Israelites could escape from the Egyptians?

The Parting of the Red Sea- A craft that allows a hands-on experience of parting the Red Sea (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 22 & 23).

Crossing the Sea- Reenact the crossing of the Red Sea with this easy and fun to do Red Sea model. Even though this is from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to make. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 17 & 18).

makingfriends.com- Moses and the Parting of the Red Sea craft
A great bible story to teach during Passover.

Crossing the Red Sea- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 19 & 20.)


Introduce craft: How well do you know the Ten Commandments? Let’s find out.

crayola.com- Ten Commandments Tablets (Before students come to class, write the Ten Commandments on the paper bags.)



Games:

Introduce game: What was the name of the baby that was put in a basket and sent down the Nile by his mother? Who found Moses?


Who Has Baby Moses?

Need: Small object to be baby Moses (example: clothes pin).

Directions: The children sit in a circle close together. The child who is “It” stands away from the circle and hides their eyes while baby Moses is passed around. When “It” says "STOP!", the child holding baby Moses hides it (under their leg, up their sleeve, etc.). The child who is “It” guesses who has baby Moses. The child who had baby Moses is now “It”.



Introduce game: Who led the people out of Egypt? Can you follow Moses? Let’s find out.

Follow Moses

Need: A large walking stick

Directions: Someone is the Leader (Moses) and carries a stick for his staff. Students follow Moses and do what Moses does. (Like Follow the Leader).



Red Sea Troubles: This is a very unique file folder game, because the Red Sea actually parts and then Moses and the children of Israel can escape from Pharaoh and his soldiers.

lds.about.com- (color or black and white)



Moses Crossing the Red Sea Game- A fun and simple board game for younger children reviewing the story of Moses from his birth to parting the Red Sea. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 60 & 61 for game board and page 55 for directions).



Crossing the Red Sea

Materials: Bed Sheet

Directions: Two adults hold the four corners of the sheet as it rests on the floor in front of the children. The children line up single file at one side of the sheet. The first child in line will play the part of Moses and stretch out his hand. Once the first child in line has stretched out his hand, the adults will quickly raise the sheet high above their heads. As the sheet parachutes above them, the children will run under the sheet to the other side. If children are under the sheet when it comes down, they are out of the game. Have children take turns being the first one in line and playing the part of Moses.



These 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.


Introduce game: What was the name of the baby that was put in a basket and sent down the Nile by his mother? Who found Moses?




Moses in the Bulrushes (file folder game)- The players spin the spinner and follow the directions. If the player spins “Leader’s Spot”, they get to move their marker to where the leader is and share that spot. The first player to the princess wins.






Introduce game: How many plagues happened when the Pharaoh would not let the Israelites go?



Plagues Cards- Cards for Memory, Go Fish and Sequencing. Print out 2 copies, cut out, laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.)






Introduce game: What hopped out of the Nile River and into all the Egyptian houses?



Leaping Frogs (file folder game)- The object of the game is for the player (the frog) to get to the Pharaoh’s Palace first. The players roll a die and follow the directions on the space they landed on. If the player lands on a space that is already occupied by another, BUMP that player back to the START space. The first frog to the Pharaoh’s Palace wins.






Introduce game: What happened when the pharaoh would not let the Israelites go?

Scrambled Plagues (Moses Pleads With Pharaoh)- This game will help your students discover or review the plagues God used to convince Pharaoh to let his people go. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 33 & 34).






Introduce game: What was the seventh plague? (Give students hints if needed).

The seventh was a fearful hailstorm. "The hail destroyed through all the land of Egypt all things that were in the field, both man and beast: and the hail smote every herb of the field, and it broke every tree of the country. Only in the land of Gessen, where the children of Israel were, the hail fell not."

Hail Relay

Divide the class into teams and line them up in a single line. Set up the following items so that each group has its own supplies: one bowl with ice cubes and one large stirring spoon a few feet in front of the team. At the other end of the room have an empty bowl. Say: I want you to work as a team to move the hail from one bowl into the other. Point to each appropriate bowl as you speak. Each of you will go and scoop out one piece of hail with the spoon and put it into the empty bowl across the room. Then you will go to back to your team, hand off the spoon to the next person, go to the end of the line and sit down. When everyone has put a piece of hail into the bowl, everyone in your group should be sitting in a single line. (Demonstrate what you want the children to do). The first team that is finished, wins.






Introduce game: What mountain did Moses climb?



Climb Mount Sinai (file folder game)- Be the first to climb Mount Sinai and win!






Introduce game: What did God give Moses that the people must obey? (The Ten Commandments)

Ten Commandments Memory Game (Catholic)


Directions: Cards are laid out in a grid face down, and players take turns flipping pairs of cards over. On each turn, the player will first turn one card over, then a second. If the two cards match, the player scores one point, the two cards are removed from the game, and the player gets another turn. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over.

The object is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player. (One point is scored for each matched pair, and the player with the highest score after all cards have been matched wins.) When cards are turned over, it is important to remember where they are for when the matching card is turned up later in the game.


Ten Commandments Memory Game Cards- Print two copies of each page on card stock. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.)



Snacks:

Introduce snack: At Mount Sinai what did God give Moses that the people must always keep? The Ten Commandments.

dltk-bible.com- ‘O’bey Donuts
Tell the children that we must obey God's Commandments and God's rules. The donut represents the letter "O" in obey.





Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Moses (coloring)

freecoloringpages.co.uk- Egyptian Plagues Coloring Pages


lambsongs.co.nz- “Baby Moses Is Safe” by Jill Kemp (booklet the children can color)

Cover

Booklet


lambsongs.co.nz- “Crocodile on the River Nile” by Jill Kemp (booklet the children can color)

Cover

Booklet


lambsongs.co.nz- “How Did Moses Cross the Red Sea?” by Jill Kemp (booklet the children can color)

Cover

Booklet


lambsongs.co.nz- “Moses and the Ten Commandments” by Jill Kemp (booklet the children can color)

Cover

Booklet (Protestant version of 10 Commandments)


psscentral.com- Moses in a Basket (mini book)

psscentral.com- Moses Parts the Sea (mini book)

10 Commandments Protestant version (mini book to color)

The Ten Commandments (coloring booklet for Catholics) This book is in MS Word and can be changed to anything you want. Just click on the area you want to change and type in what you want.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Moses (handwriting)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Commandments (handwriting)

billybear4kids.com- Help Moses as a Baby (maze)

billybear4kids.com- Help Moses (maze)

A Princess Rescues A Baby (maze)- Big Puzzles for Little Hands by Carla Williams, page 24.

story-storytime.blogspot.com- The Hidden Baby (letters dot-to-dot), Walking On Dry Land (dot-to-dot), The Ten Commandments (dot-to-dot), Draw Me A Riddle (dot-to-dot)
Scroll down for these.

Barefoot Moses (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 7. (Click on Sample and go to page 7.)

Baby Moses (color and cut apart puzzle) page 28, The Hidden Baby (letters dot-to-dot ) page 29, A Sweet Sister (find the hidden picture) page 30, Barefoot Moses (find the hidden picture) page 31, Moses’s Brother (find snake and color picture) page 32, The Parting of the Red Sea (maze) page 33, Moses Crosses the Sea (find the hidden picture) page 34, Walking on Dry Land (dot-to-dot), Moses Climbs a Mountain (find the hidden picture) page 36, The Ten Commandments (dot-to-dot) page 37- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K

psscentral.com- Ten Commandments (find the hidden picture)

kidssoup.com- Frog (dot-to-dot)

tlsbooks.com- Match the Frogs
Draw a line from the frog on the left to the matching frog on the right.

worksheetuniverse.com- Red Frog, Yellow Frog
Color all the large frogs red. Color all the small frogs yellow.

educationoasis.com- Count the Frogs

amazingworksheets.blogspot.com- Write the Missing Number

kidssoup.com- Frog Addition





Friday, October 23, 2009

The Good Shepherd 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.



The Good Shepherd File Folder Game: The objective of the game is to find the most lost sheep. Place the sheep cards face up on the game board on the big sheep. Set an egg timer for a specified time. Place your markers on "START”. Roll the die and move that many spaces. If you land on a sheep that says “FOUND”, take 1 sheep card from the pile. If you land on a sheep that says “LOST”, return 1 sheep card to the pile. Players must collect as many lost sheep as they can as they move around the board. Note that the board is set up so you can move around it many times. The game is over when the egg timer goes off. Whoever has the most lost sheep, wins.





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

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

Game Cards- Make several copies of the Game Cards on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.







Monday, October 19, 2009

Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Joseph and His Wonderful Coat





Joseph and His Wonderful coat

Objectives: The children will
- retell the story Joseph and His Wonderful Coat
- identify Joseph as one of Jacob’s twelve sons that was given a beautiful coat
- discuss that we should not be envious or jealous of other people’s things and we should be happy with the things we have
- explain that God want us to forgive others when someone does something wrong to us



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson



Vocabulary Words:

Joseph and His Coat Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.



Plan:


Circle Time:

Read story: “Joseph and His Wonderful Coat” from the book The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery, page 24 – 28 or use your own story book. Or while you are reading the story “Joseph and His Brothers” (Clip and Tell Bible Stories by Lois Keffer, page 35 - 38) do cut outs as the story unfolds. Or you can use sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers (Powerpoint presentation).


Then ask some of the questions from below.

1. Why did Joseph’s brother hate him? They were jealous of him.

2. What did the brothers do to Joseph? They sold him as a slave to some merchants.

3. Where did the King put Joseph for being rude to the Queen? In prison.

4. How did Joseph get out? Told the King what his dream meant.

5. Why did Joseph’s brother go to Egypt? To buy grain.

6. When the brother’s saw Joseph did they know who he was? No.

7. Did Joseph know who they were? Yes.

8. Did Joseph tell them? No.

9. How did Joseph find out that his brother’s had changed and were sorry for what they had done to him long ago? Told the brothers that Benjamin had to stay and the brother’s begged Joseph not to keep him because their father already lost one son and if he lost another it would break his heart.

10. Did Joseph forgive his brothers? Yes.

11. Does God want us to forgive others? Yes.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Joseph’s brothers were jealous of him. Have you ever been jealous? God wants us to be happy with the things we have, not envious of other people's things. What things do you have make you happy?

gardenofpraise.com- Song of Joseph and His Brothers

dltk-bible.com- Joseph’s Song



Activities:

Introduce activities: How did Joseph’s brother feel when he given the coat?

dltk-bible.com- The Story of Joseph lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.

childrensministryvault.com- Preschool Instant Lesson: Joseph’s Coat (Activity: J-E-A-L-O-U-S)

missionarlington.org- Joseph’s Coat & Dream (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Brothers object lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- Joseph and His Life Activities


Crafts:

Introduce craft: What did Jacob give Joseph? A wonderful coat.

daniellesplace.com- Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors (several crafts posted here)

dltk-bible.com- Joseph and His Coat Paper Craft

Joseph’s Colorful Coat- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 15 & 16.)

gospelhall.org- Joseph The Man of Many Dreams
This activity is a story wheel, where you or the students can re-tell the story of Joseph’s life by turning the wheel revealing Joseph’s dreams one at a time through the viewing window.



Games:

christianpreschoolprintables.com- This is a file folder game for children who are working on color matching skills. These coats have multiple colors to match so children should be able to easily match single colors before playing this game. Mount the game boards to the file folder and cut out the rest of the coats for playing pieces.


Introduce game: What does God want us to do when someone does something wrong to us? Forgive them.

You’re Forgiven Tag- This game will help your kids discover the need for forgiveness in their lives. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 29).

Joseph's Coat Game- Children will delight in collecting the many colors of Joseph's coat as they travel around the game board. This is a great tool for discussing the story of Joseph! (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 156 - 160 for directions, game board, and game pieces).

sermons4kids.com- Pin the Coat on Joseph
Have children draw a large outline of Joseph on the chalkboard and then take turns being blindfolded and trying to pin a large colorful coat onto Joseph. Each one to take a turn can share something good about Joseph in our story.

theheights.org- I Spy, Musical Colors, and Find the Color (scroll down to these 3 games)



The Really Big Book of Bible Games By Gospel Light

Forgiveness Balloons (page 62)- We can celebrate the fact that God will always forgive us when we ask Him. His forgiveness helps us want to forgive others. Joseph forgave his brothers, even when they had treated him very badly. In Bible times God asked His people to think about their wrong actions during the 10 days now called the Days of Awe. We’ll play a game by trying to tap a balloon 10 times in a row.



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.





Joseph & His Brothers (file folder game)- Answer questions about Joseph & His Brothers and receive a bag of grain. The first person to collect 7 bags of grain (representing the 7 years of plenty), wins.



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did Jacob give Joseph? A wonderful coat. What did it look like? It was very colorful.

pillsbury.com- Colorful Coat Cookies
Have the children make coat shaped cookies and decorate them. (Example: one large rectangle for main part of coat, and 2 long thin rectangles for the sleeves of the coat).

dltk-kids.com- Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors Snack



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

itmimg.org- Joseph (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- Joseph (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors (coloring)


lambsongs.co.nz- “Joseph Gets A New Coat” by Jill Kemp (booklet the children can color)

Cover

Booklet


lambsongs.co.nz- “Joseph is Kind to His Brothers” by Jill Kemp (booklet the children can color)

Cover

Booklet


psscentral.com- Joseph Gets A Coat (mini book)

Joseph’s Story (mini book)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 55.

Joseph’s Coat (color picture by letters)- Bible Story Puzzles: PK – K, by Linda Standke, page 9.

Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors (Joseph had 11 brothers. Color each brother’s coat a different color. Number each coat from one to 12. Color Joseph’s coat.)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 57.

J is for Joseph (handwriting)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 56.

Joseph and his coat (handwriting)

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Daniel puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from February 11 - 26)

Joseph’s Amazing Coat (maze)- Amazing Bible Mazes by Anita Reith Stohs, page 6. (Click on Sample and go to page 6.)

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
A Special Coat- Joseph had a special coat. Find the coat that does not have a twin.

Joseph’s Special Coat (dot to dot)- Dot-to-Dot Bible Pictures: PK-K by Linda Standke, page 6. (Click on Sample)

A Beautiful Robe (maze) page 24, Joseph’s Special Coat (dot-to-dot), page 25, Joseph and His Brothers (find the hidden picture) page 26, Joseph’s Colorful Coat (color by letter/code) page 27- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K

Joseph and His Brothers (find and circle the story-related items hidden in the picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 5.

Joseph and His Brothers (find the hidden picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K, 26.

A Beautiful Robe (maze) page 24, Joseph’s Special Coat (dot-to-dot), page 25, Joseph and His Brothers (find the hidden picture) page 26, Joseph’s Colorful Coat (color by letter/code) page 27


The following activities are from: 365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications

Can You Find- Here is Joseph in his special coat. Can you find 12 black headed sheep in this picture? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 18.)

Find the Difference- Here is Joseph showing off his special coat. Can you discover 10 differences between the two pictures? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 19.)

Find the Mistakes- In this picture of Joseph and his coat, the artist made lots of deliberate mistakes. Find at least 10. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 20.)

Find the Mistakes- Find at least 10 deliberate mistakes in this picture of Joseph being sold to the Midianites. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 22.)

Joseph (maze)- The traders took Joseph across the desert to Egypt. Find the path that takes them to the pyramids of Egypt without climbing over any trees. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 23.)

Which is Different?- Here is Joseph in prison in Egypt. Which picture is the odd one out? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 25.)

Find the Difference- Joseph was taken out of prison to explain the dreams of the pharaoh. Find at least 10 differences between these two pictures. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 26.)

Find the Mistakes- In this picture of Joseph explaining Pharaoh’s dreams, the artist has made lots of deliberate mistakes. Circle them all. There are at least 10. (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page February 27.)





Thursday, October 15, 2009

Walls of Jericho (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.

Walls of Jericho: The first player to go around Jericho 7 times and receive 7 tokens wins.


Preparation: Print out black and white pages of gospelhall.org-The Walls of Jericho (page 2) for the children to color or print out the color version on page 3 and cut out. Make into a 3D model and put in the center of the game board (you might have to tape the two pieces together smaller so it can fit inside the game board). You can make the 3D model in a circle or in a rectangle, which ever you prefer.




Place Question Cards in a small basket near game board. Use another basket for discards. (Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.)

Directions: Place your markers on GO. Players take turns by rolling dice and moving that many spaces on the game board. Players must follow the directions on the space they land on. When a player lands on or passes GO the person to their right draws a card and asks them a question about the Walls of Jericho (if they cannot read it someone else can read it for them). If the player answers correctly, they receive a token. If they are incorrect, the player must go back to where they were. Land on a picture of dice, the player rolls again. Land on +2, +3, +4, etc., the player moves ahead that many spaces. If a player lands on a ram’s horn, they proceed directly to GO and can answer a question to receive a token. If they are incorrect, they stay on GO and try to answer a question on their next turn. Land on the Ark of the Covenant you can change your position with any player (if one is in front of you), but you cannot pass GO. Play continues counter clockwise. The first player to go around Jericho 7 times and receive 7 tokens wins. (Younger students do not have to answer a question. They receive a token every time they land on or pass GO.)


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



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

Question Cards- 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 cards that reflect your student’s abilities.) Questions are in MS Word and can be changed easily to whatever you want. Feel free to change the questions or use your own.

Tokens- Print out several pages of Tokens on card stock. Cut out Tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ten Commandments Memory 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.


Ten Commandments Memory Game (Catholic)


Directions: Cards are laid out in a grid face down, and players take turns flipping pairs of cards over. On each turn, the player will first turn one card over, then a second. If the two cards match, the player scores one point, the two cards are removed from the game, and the player gets another turn. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over.

The object is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player. (One point is scored for each matched pair, and the player with the highest score after all cards have been matched wins.) When cards are turned over, it is important to remember where they are for when the matching card is turned up later in the game.


Ten Commandments Memory Game Cards- Print two copies of each page on card stock. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.)



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gospelhall.org- *Ten Commandments Card Trading Game and/or Memory Game (Protestant)





Monday, October 12, 2009

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter N







N- Noah’s Ark


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story of Noah’s Ark
- describe ways that we can obey God like Noah
- explain that God always keeps his promises
- explain the meaning of the rainbow



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson



Vocabulary Words:

Pick the words that you want to use from below:

dltk-bible.com- Noah Word Wall
Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Noah’s Ark Word Wall
This is a set of Noah's Ark word wall cards. These cards are great for your pocket charts! Children can review key vocabulary words they learned about in the story of Noah's Ark. These also make fun matching cards if you print a set of two you can make a game.



Plan:


Circle Time:

Read story: “Noah’s Ark” from your own story book. Or while you are reading the story do cut outs (Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 15 - 17) as the story unfolds.



Then ask questions from below.

1. Who built the ark? Noah

2. What kind of animals came on the ark? There were two of every kind of animal and bird in the world.

3. How long did it rain when they were in the ark? For 40 days and nights.

4. What did the dove bring back for Noah to know that there was dry land? A twig.

5. What was the sign that God did that promised that He would never flood the whole Earth again? A rainbow.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who built the ark?

Wee Sing Bible Songs- Who Built the Ark?

dltk-bible.com- Noah's Ark Circle Game/Song

daniellesplace.com- Noah’s Ark Crafts and Activities (scroll down to songs and poems about Noah)

preschooleducation.com- Mr. Noah Built an Ark and Noah Sailed (songs)
Scroll down to these.

Pray & Play Bible for Young Children by Group Publishing- Did You Ever Hear?, All Aboard, Only God Can Make A Rainbow (songs), page 27.

kiddles.com- Father Noah Song

kiddles.com- Noah’s Ark (song)

sugardoodle.net- Noah's Ark Finger Play

library.lds.org- Noah’s Ark (finger play)



Activities:

Introduce activities: What kind of animals came on the ark? There were two of every kind of animal and bird in the world.

lapbooklessons.com- Noah’s Ark Activities (lapbook, memory verse, handwriting, etc.)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Noah’s Ark (4 pages of activities)

hennypenny.ourjunction.com- Noah lesson

dltk-bible.com- The Story of Noah’s Ark lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.

clclutheran.org- Noah & The Flood lesson plan with activities

missionarlington.org- Noah and the Ark (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- Noah (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: Who built the ark? Noah. What did it look like? What was it like on the ark? Let’s find out!

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Noah’s Ark Craft by Lacy

library.lds.org- Noah’s Ark
Make Noah’s Ark with a story stage and story picture window

dltk-bible.com- Simple Animal Cracker Ark

first-school.ws- Rainbow and Noah's Ark Craft

akidsheart.com- Noah’s Ark

Noah Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dials to retell the Bible story they learned over and over again. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke. Directions on page 37 - 39, craft template on page 40 & 43.)

christianbook.com- Noah’s Ark Bible Story Wheel
(Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 7 & 8. Click on Excerpt and go to page 7 & 8.)

lapbooklessons.com- Noah’s Ark Lapbook
This page is full of resources you can use to make your Noah's Ark Lapbook.



Introduce craft: How many days did it rain?

enchantedlearning.com- Rainstick

dreamboardgenesis.com- Rainstick



Games:

Introduce game: What was on the ark with Noah and his family? Can you find what animal is missing from the ark?


What animal is it?

Need: Cards with animal pictures on them.

Directions: A student draws a card and then makes the animal sound it makes. The other students guess what the animal is.


*Play a tape of animal sounds and have the students guess what animal it is.


billybear4kids.com- Noah's Ark Board Game
Roll the dice... and move on the Game Board. If you land on the rainbow... pick a card. Do what is says on the card. The one who lands on finish first... wins the game.

scribd.com- Noah’s Ark Memory Game

dltk-bible.com- Noah's Ark Game
Children take turns rolling the dice, trying to get pairs of animals. When they get a pair, they put a token matching that animal onto their ark.

Don't Miss the Ark Game- A simple and fun board game for younger students that reviews the story of Noah and the Ark. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 66 - 70 for directions, game board markers, game cards, and game board).

Noah and the Flood Game- A fun and simple board game for younger children that reviews the story of Noah and the Ark. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 62 & 63 for game board and page 55 for directions).

storytime-storytime.blogspot.com- Building the Ark Board Game
The children will follow the path into the ark to the identical on the game board. Be careful to not be caught in the rain!

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Noah’s Ark Two by Two Match
This is a Noah's Ark file folder game where children can work on counting by count by two's all the way up to 36. Younger children can use this as a matching game.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Noah’s Animals File Folder Game
Children can match the male and female animals to make a pair. Mount one set to the file folder and cut out the matching animals as playing pieces.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Two By Two Counting Ark
Use these counting arks to teach children to count by 2's. Numbers 1-20 are listed, with the multiples of 2 in a large size for easy counting.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Noah’s Ark Counting File Folder Game
This is a fun little game for children to match the number of windows to the numerical match. Works with Noah's Ark teaching multiples of two, as the numbers only increase by 2.



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What was the sign that God did that promised that He would never flood the whole Earth again? A rainbow.

enchantedlearning.com- Rainbow in a Cup



What did Noah build? An ark.

christiancrafters.com- Edible Ark


Letter N Snacks-

Nachos, Nectarines, Noodles, Nuts, etc.



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Noah’s Ark Coloring Page (scroll down for this)

Sign of Covenant (color picture by using numbers)- Bible Story Puzzles: PK – K, by Linda Standke, page 8.

Sign of Covenant (color picture by using numbers)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn!, page 16.

Noah and the Ark (mini book)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 76.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Noah’s Ark (mini book)

psscentral.com- Noah’s Ark (mini book)


lambsong.co.nz- “Noah Builds A Boat” by Jill Kemp (mini book that is only in color)

Cover

Booklet


dltk-teach.com- What begins with N? (mini book)

N is for Noah (handwriting sheet)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 77.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Noah (handwriting)

first-school.ws- Noah (handwriting)

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter N

dltk-bible.com- Noah’s Ark maze

kids-corner.info- Noah (maze)
Noah needs help leading the rabbits and other animals into the ark. Can you help him lead them two by two?

sermons4kids.com- The Rainbow of Promise (dot-to-dot)

christianbook.com- Noah’s Ark (dot-to-dot)
Dot-to-Dot Bible Pictures: PK-K by Linda Standke, page 5. (Click on Sample and go to page 5.)

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
Follow the Dots to find Noah’s special helper. Draw a branch in it’s mouth. (dove)

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Noah puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from January 13 - 23).

Noah and the Ark Count the Objects Worksheet- Count the objects. Circle the correct answer.

Noah Find the Difference Puzzle- Look at the pictures in each row. Circle the picture that is different.

christianbook.com- Safe Inside the Ark (find the hidden picture)
Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God's Word: PK - K by Linda Standke, page 3. (Click on Sample and go to page 3.)

christianbook.com- Animals On The Ark (glue animal pieces together) page 6, Safe In The Ark (trace along the dash lines) page 7
Bible Story Puzzles with Mini-Lessons on the Goodness of God Grades PK-K by Linda Standke, page (Click on Sample and go to page 6 & 7.)

A Food Covers the Earth (maze) page 11, Safe in the Ark (trace along the dash lines) page 12, Noah’s Ark (dot-to-dot) page 13, Animals on the Ark (glue animal pieces together) page 14, Safe Inside the Ark (find the hidden picture) page 15, Sign of a Covenant (color by number) page 16, A Beautiful Sign (find the hidden picture) page 17, God’s Promise (trace and color) page 18- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K

Noah’s Ark Story Cards (Cut out the word cards at the bottom of the page. Paste them in order on the ark. Color the picture.)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 78.





Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Beatitudes



The Beatitudes


Activities & Lessons:

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.

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

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

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

biblefunforkids.com- bulletin board, worksheets, file folder game, lapbook, lesson, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Beatitudes Lapbooks



Coloring:

teacherhelp.org- The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-11 NIV)

teacherhelp.org-The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-11 KVJ)

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

sermons4kids.com- The Sermon on the Plain

sermons4kids.com- The Sermon on the Mount

childrenstory.info- Sermon on the Mount



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

cciog.com- Matthew 5:1-12 ~Beatitudes Children Bible Lesson & 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

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



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

dltk-cards.com- Custom Chore Chart




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.

ehow.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- 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- Find the hidden qualities (word search) 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



Worksheets:

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