Sunday, December 20, 2009

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter W






W- Wedding at Cana


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story of The Wedding at Cana
- discuss what a miracle is
- identify the miracle that Jesus did at the Wedding at Cana



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.



Vocabulary Words:

Wedding at Cana 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:

Introduce story: Do you know what a miracle is? A miracle is an amazing thing that cannot be explained that only God or Jesus can do. What was the first miracle that Jesus had done?

Read story “The Wedding in Cana” from your own story book. Or use “Jesus Goes To A Wedding”

lambsongs.co.nz

Cover

Booklet


Then ask some questions from below.

1. Where was the wedding? (In a city called Cana.)

2. Did Jesus’ mother go with him? (Yes)

3. Did Jesus’ helpers (disciples) go to the wedding? (Yes)

4. What ran out at the wedding? (The wine.)

5. What did Jesus do? (He changed the water into wine.)

6. How many jars of water did Jesus change into wine? (Six)



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: What did Jesus turn the water into?

gardenofpraise.com- Water to Wine (song)

sing365.com- He Turned Water Into Wine (song)

6lyrics.com- Wedding at Cana (song)



Activities:

Introduce activities: What was Jesus’ first miracle?

clutheran.org- The Wedding at Cana lesson (John 2:1-12)

missionarlilngton.org- A Wedding in Cana (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
John 2:1-12

sermons4kids.com- Saving the Best for Last object lesson with activities

sermons4kids.com- Saving the Best for Last (group activities) crafts, games, songs, etc.

baptist-church.suite101.com- Jesus Turns Water Into Wine lesson with activities

kingave.org- Jesus Performs His First Miracle lesson with activities



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What did Jesus turn the water into?

Turning Water Into Wine- A paper plate craft to show Jesus' first miracle. Start the wheel with the blue showing to represent water flowing from the jug. Slowly turn the back plate to change the blue water to red wine. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 42 & 43).

clclutheran.org- Classroom Art Activity
Color the strip at the bottom of the page according to the color directions, then cut it out. Color the water pot below, cut out the top oval, and make the slits. Position the blue/maroon strip in the slits behind the water pot so that it changes from water to wine (page 3).

mssscrafts.com- Take One Jar (several craft ideas posted here)


Have the children make a clay jar using air-hardening clay and take home. You can buy the clay or make it.


familyfun.go.com- No-Cook Dough
There is no cooking involved with this recipe. Suitable for either dying or painting, this dough has a distinctly homemade look when dry.

associatedcontent.com- Make Fast Drying Homemade Play Clay
Making clay is a good project to do with children. After the clay cools, the children can make a clay jar to take home.


Games:

Introduce game: What was Jesus’ first miracle?

baptist-church.suite101.com- Pass the Jar & Water Water, Wine (scroll down to these 2 games)

The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing- Water Into Wine (Jesus' First Miracle)
A fun medium energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. This fun and educational relay game will help your kids discover the wonder of Jesus' first miracle (page 74).

highlightsteachers.com- Memory Game
Sharpen your students memory skills with this game made with plastic milk or water jug lids.

activityvillage.co.uk- Counting Jars Game
Here's a really simple idea which is fun to put together and fun to play with. You can play with the jars in many different ways, making is suitable for a wide age range too.



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.


Wedding at Cana Relay Game- The first team that fills the jar full of wine first, wins.






The Wedding At Cana File Folder Game- Answer questions about the story and receive a jar token. The first player to collect 6 jars wins. (Younger students do not have to answer a question and can just collect a jar token.)



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did Jesus turn water into? Let’s make something that we can change by adding something to it.

Have the children make Kool-aid, chocolate milk, lemon aid, etc. using a container that they can see through or look into (cup).


Letter W Snacks-

Wafers, Waffles, Walnut, Water, Watermelon, White Cake, White Cheese, Whipped Cream, etc.



Coloring/Puzzles/Worksheets:

Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

sermons4kids.com- Water Into Wine (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- Jesus turns water into wine. John 2:1-12 (coloring)

misslink.org- Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. John 2:5 (coloring)

misslink.org- Jesus turns water into wine (coloring)

clclutheran.org- Wedding at Cana (coloring), page 4


lambsongs.co.nz- “Jesus Goes To A Wedding” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)

Cover

Booklet


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

Wedding at Cana- (handwriting)

first-school.ws- Water (handwriting)

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter W

first-school.ws- Numbers in a Jar (worksheets)
Numbers-in-a-Jar worksheets designed to use with manipulatives to count and learn to write numerals, and number words.

misslink.org- Jesus turns water into wine jigsaw puzzle (color jigsaw puzzle you can print out)

Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams- Jesus Turns Water into Wine
The servants poured 6 jars with water. Jesus turned the water to wine. The jars were very large. Color the six larger jars purple. Color the others any color (page 20).

clclutheran.org- Classroom Activity
Help the children color all the gifts God has given them. Talk about each one. Circle the one that is the most important gift (page 2).

Jesus’ First Miracle (find and circle story related items hidden in the picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God's Word: PK - K by Linda Standke, page 21.

Jesus’ First Miracle (find and circle story related items hidden in the picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K, page 93.

Can you find 8 hidden wine jars?- (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page August 24.)

Which is Different?- Here are 7 drawings of wine jars. Which is the odd one out? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page August 25.)





Friday, December 18, 2009

Upside Down - Short film from the message Right Christmas



Be sure to watch it to the end.








Wedding at Cana Relay





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.


Wedding at Cana Relay Game: The first team that fills the jar full of wine first, wins.

Introduce game: What did Jesus say to the servants?

Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.


Need:

6 clear plastic cups
water in 6 large container (bucket will do)
6 empty jars
red food coloring
6 chairs

Divide the class into 6 equal teams and have them line up behind a chair with a bucket of water sitting on it. Across the room have an empty jar with food coloring inside it for each team. At your signal the first person in the team scoops up some water from their bucket and carries it over and pours it in their jar, returns to his line and hands the plastic cup to the second player. The first player then goes to the end of the line. The second player then repeats what the first player did. (Demonstrate what you want the children to do). Play is continued until the jar is full of wine.





Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lesson Plan- Jonah and the Whale (1st grade on up)



Jonah and the Whale

Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Jonah and the Whale
- explain the importance of obedience to God and the need to serve Him each day
- explain that actions have consequences
- identify who never stops loving us
- discuss that everyone makes mistakes and we can be forgiven
- locate Nineveh on a map



Review:
Prayer, Take Home Sheet, and vocabulary from last week’s lesson and also Objects Used as Mass cards (show picture cards that we have done thus far)



Vocabulary Words: (Write the bold words on the board and discuss with class)

whale- a large marine mammal the breathes through a blowhole on the top of its head
sorry- feeling bad about something you have done
Nineveh- an "exceeding great city", as it is called in the Book of Jonah, was on the eastern bank of the Tigris in ancient Assyria, across the river from the modern-day major city of Mosul, Iraq (show students this on a map and have students find it on a map)



Plan:

Read story: "Jonah and the Whale" and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.

Tell the story using childrensministryvault.com- Memorable Balloon Story of Jonah and the Fish



Activities:

Introduce activity: Who was swallowed by a whale?

childrensermons.com- Jonah and the Great Fish object lesson

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

calvarycurriculum.com- 3 lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

- Jonah and the Great Fish
- Nineveh Repents
- Jonah is Humbled by God

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

sundayschoolsources.com- Jonah lesson

missionarlington.org- Jonah lesson with activities



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What swallowed Jonah? A whale.

Jonah in the Big Fish Puppet- Students make a very creative puppet to act out the story "Jonah and the Big Fish". (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 36 & 37).

kidssundayschool.com- Jonah and the Big Fish
A whale of a craft that helps kids remember the story.

clclutheran.org- Lunch Bag Fish (page 2)

Jonah Into the Whale Flip Game- A fun craft and game all rolled into one. (Crafts to make in the Fall by Kathy Ross, pages 26 & 27).

Jonah & the Big Fish- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 31 & 32.)



Games:

Introduce game: Do you think you know the story about Jonah? Let’s find out.

I am going to ask you questions (below) and if you answer correctly, you get to see if you can spit Jonah out on to dry land (demonstrate this by tossing Jonah onto a table that is a few feet away).

Use the whale from below and make a little Jonah out of a clothes pin and decorate. Put inside the whale.

daniellesplace.com- Jonah and the Whale

familyfun.go.com- Water Whale Scoop


Jonah Questions:

1. What did God want Jonah to do? (He told Jonah to go to a city called Nineveh and tell the people who lived there about Him.)

2. Why didn’t Jonah want to go to Nineveh? (Jonah did not want to go to Nineveh because the people who lived there did not obey God.)

3. What did Jonah do? (Ran away and got on a ship.)

4. What happened when Jonah was on the ship? (A big storm started.)

5. What did the sailors do when the storm came up? (Everyone on the ship was scared that they were going to die and prayed to their gods for help.)

6. Where was Jonah when the storm came up? (He was fast asleep on the bottom of the ship.)

7. What did Jonah say when the sailors asked him to start praying? (I can’t pray to God. I’m running away from Him.)

8. What happened when Jonah was thrown over board? (The storm stopped.)

9. How many days was Jonah inside the fish? (Three days.)

10. Where did the whale spit Jonah out? (On dry land.)

11. What did Jonah do after the fish spit him out? (Went to Nineveh.)

12. What did he tell the people of Nineveh? (He told the people there that unless they told God they were sorry for being bad and began to do the right things, God would destroy their city in forty days.)

13. Did the people of Nineveh listen to Jonah? (Yes)

14. What did the king order the people to do? (To be sorry for their badness and pray to God.)

15. Was Jonah happy about that? (No, he wanted God to destroy Nineveh.)

16. Can anyone run away from God? (No)

17. Why? (Because God is everywhere.)

18. What does God want us to do when we do something wrong? (Say we are sorry and ask for forgiveness.)

19. What does God do when we are sorry and ask for forgiveness? (He forgives us.)




books.google.com- Trust Trash (Jonah Learns To Obey God)
This game will help your kids discover why trusting God is important through the story of Jonah and the big fish. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 65).

psscentral.com- Running Away
Explain to the children that you cannot run away from God. He knows where you are all of the time. Have the children stand in a line in front of you but facing the opposite direction. Read the statements below to them. If they think the child is running away from God, they are to take three steps away from you. If they think the child is listening and obeying God, they move three steps toward you. (Several scenarios are posted to play the game.)

books.google.com- Hey, Obey!
Teams try to be the first to reach the goal by choosing and following instructions on “Obey God” and “Excuses Cards”. A team advances and/or suffers punishment as a collective group. (This game goes with another lesson, but can easily be used for Jonah and the Whale.) Full Tilt Wacky Games, by David C Cook Publishing Company, page 14 – 17.

books.google.com- Get My Drift
Players will try to navigate a maze or obstacle course while being besieged by all types of sights and sounds from other teams. Their partner is the only one that has the directions on how to complete the maze or obstacle course and they must tell the person how to find their way through it. They will need to focus on their partner, who is trying to get their attention to be able to complete the course. (Full Tilt Wacky Games, by David C Cook Publishing Company, page 62 - 65).



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What swallowed Jonah? A whale.

Make Jell-O Jigglers of fish/whale shapes and put a gummy shape person inside.



Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Jonah puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from July 16 - 22).

Swallowed by a Fish- Amazing Bible Mazes by Anita Reith Stohs

biblewise.com- Jonah and the Great Fish (maze)

dltk-bible.com- Jonah puzzles (anagrams, cryptogram, crossword, mazes, word-mining sheets, word searches)

Jonah Takes a Detour (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grades 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 15.

biblewise.com- Jonah (word search)

akidsheart.com- Jonah and the Big Fish (word search)

gardenofpraise.com- Jonah (word search)

gardenofpraise.com- Jonah (crossword)

akidsheart.com- Jonah and the Big Fish (crossword)

gardenofpraise.com- Jonah (word scramble)

akidsheart.com- Jonah and the Whale (decode the words in the puzzle)

biblewise.com- A Book of Great Things
Can you find the great things that are in the following verses?



Homework: Prayers and Take Home Sheet (It is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.)





Thursday, December 10, 2009

Baptism of Jesus (file folder 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.


Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game: The object of the game is to get to the Baptism of Jesus first by answering questions and following directions on the spaces along the way.



Place your markers on “START”. The player rolls the die and moves that number on the board. The player then follows the directions on the square they landed on. If they land on “Wild Card”, the player will state how many spaces they want to move ahead (between 1 & 4). Then the player to their right draws a card and reads the question out loud. (If they cannot read, the teacher or someone else can read it for them). On each card is a question about the Baptism of Jesus. If they answer correctly, they get to move how many spaces they wanted. If they are not correct, they go back that many spaces. The first player to FINISH 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.

Wild Cards- Print Wild Cards out on card stock. Cut out Wild Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Monday, December 7, 2009

Journey Through The Bible Game



Each player rolls the die and moves the number of spaces indicated. If the player lands on a picture, they must identify the Bible story it depicts. If the player is correct, they stay where they are. If they are not correct, they go back to where they were. Players proceed down the winding path and the first player to reach FINISH wins. The 2nd and 3rd place winners follow respectively.

For small children, adults may identify the Bible story when the child lands on it. After a while, teachers can call for volunteers to identify the Bible story. This will encourage children to learn the names of the Bible stories. By hearing the names of the Bible stories as they play each time, they will soon be able to identify them.


This board game can be used in numerous ways to teach children:

1) to identify the Bible stories by a picture
2) name a fact about the Bible story
3) answer a question about the Bible story (review previous lessons)
4) spell a character or object from the Bible story



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.


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

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






Sunday, December 6, 2009

Samson





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.



Samson (file folder game): Answer questions about Samson as you work your way around the board. Try to be the first player to remove all of your pillar while other players attempt to add to it.




Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder. (Younger students do not have to answer a question when they land on a picture of Samson. They may remove one cylinder block or thread spool and play the rest of the game according to the directions. You can also use Lego blocks that snap together to make the pillars.)

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. (Title and spaces are in Matisse ITC font. Start is in Cooper Black font.)

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.





Lesson Plan- Samson (1st grade on up)



Samson


Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story of Samson
- identify Philistia, Israel, and Gaza on a map
- explain that Samson’s strength did not come from within himself, but from God
- identify who you can ask to help you in making the right decisions



Review:
Prayer, Take Home Sheet, and vocabulary from last week’s lesson and also Objects Used at Mass cards.



Vocabulary Words: (Write the bold words on the board and discuss with class)

Blind- not able to see
Feast- a large meal to celebrate something
Philistines- they were people who hated the Israelites. They wanted to take their land and make the Israelites their slaves. The Philistines were from Philistia (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map)
Israelites- people from Israel that are also called Hebrews (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map)
Gaza- seaport and important city in biblical times (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map)



Plan:

Read story: "Samson" and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.



Activities:

Introduce activities: Who is granted tremendous strength by God to combat his enemies and perform heroic feats unachievable by ordinary humans? (Samson)

dltk-bible.com- Samson and Delilah lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzle, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Samson 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).

childrensermons.com- Samson object lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- 3 lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

- Samson Is Born
- Samson and Delilah
- Samson Pulls Down a Temple



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What did Delilah do to Samson to lose his strength? Cut his hair. We are going to help Samson grow back his hair.

Hair Growing Samson- Cute craft that students actually grow hair for Samson. (Crafts From Your Favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 26 & 27).

hometipsworld.com- Plant Pals
Another cute grass growing craft that you can use for Samson.



Introduce craft: Who is granted tremendous strength by God to combat his enemies and perform heroic feats unachievable by ordinary humans? (Samson)

Samson Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 25 & 26.)

newchurchvineyard.org- Samson Collage



Games:

Introduce game: What did Philistines do to Samson when they captured him? How do you think it is being blind? Discuss.


Samson, A Mighty Man

Need: Blindfold or paper bag that can fit over student’s head.

Directions: Student must guess whose face he is touching while blindfolded. Teacher might have to do hand-over-hand to keep the touching just on the head and face.


Introduce game: Why was Samson so strong? Where did Samson get his strength?

Super Strength (God Gives Samson Strength)- This game will help your students realize that God gives us strength as they play tag and learn about Samson. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 41.)



Introduce game: Who can you ask to help you in making the right decisions?

Really Big Book of bible Games by Gospel Light

On Guard (page 166)- Samson made some bad choices when he was tempted. God’s Words tells us to be on our guard so that we won’t make bad choices in tempting situations. We can ask God for self-control to help us always make the best choice. Let’s practice being on our guard in this game.

Strong Obstacles (page 175)- Samson kept doing things that made it hard for him to follow the instructions God had given him. His wrong actions were obstacles- things that kept him from obeying God. We’re going to play a game where we form an obstacle course with our bodies.



Introduce game: Who is granted tremendous strength by God to combat his enemies and perform heroic feats unachievable by ordinary humans? (Samson)

biblestoryprintables.com- This is a file folder game for children to use multiplication and division skills to convert inches to feet. Mount the game to the file folder then let children use the playing pieces to solve the equations. (Scroll down to this.)



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.




Samson (file folder game)- Answer questions about Samson as you work your way around the board. Try to be the first player to remove all of your pillar while other players attempt to add to it.




Introduce game: Samson did not always choose the right thing to do. Can you choose the right thing to do and not give into pressures around you? Who can you ask to help you in making the right decisions?

WWJD (file folder game)- Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.



Introduce game: Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? Samson did not always choose the right thing to do. Who can you ask to help you in making the right decisions? What would Jesus want us to do?

Moral Dilemmas Card Game- (Scroll down for this.)



Snacks:

Introduce snack: To be strong like Samson you need energy. Let’s eat some energy snacks.

(Examples: veggies dipped in a ranch dressing, fruit dipped in a sweet creamy dip, protein shake, etc.)

jif.com- Fruity Snack Mix

foodfit.com- School House Snacks
Boost energy levels when they are flagging



Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

dltk-bible.com- Samson and Delilah (maze)

biblewise.com- maze

More 365 Activities for Kids- (do any of the Samson puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from April 25 - 30).

Samson (word search)

dltk-bible.com- Samson and Delilah puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptogram, maze, word-mining sheets, word searches)

biblewise.com- Take the first letter of each of the objects in these pictures, and find a name of a town Samson visited. Then unscramble the letters to find the name of the town.



Homework: Prayers and Take Home Sheet- (It is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.)





Friday, December 4, 2009

The Unforgiving Servant 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 Unforgiving Servant File Folder Game: Players move around the board by apologizing correctly for things they have done wrong while other players forgive their transgressions. The players must say what they should do to correct their mistake and/or what consequences should happen to them so they will learn to take responsibility of their actions. Players must also answer questions about the story “The Unforgiving Servant” to receive a token. The player who reaches FINISH and has the most tokens wins the game.




Directions- Print out Directions and keep inside file folder when not playing game.

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. (Text is in Cooper Black.)

*Use these Game Cards or make your own. Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students.

70 x 7 Game Cards- Print 70 x 7 Game Cards out on light yellow card stock. Cut out cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

I’m Sorry Game Cards- Print I’m Sorry Game Cards out on white card stock. Cut out cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

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





Thursday, December 3, 2009

Veggie Tales





There are tons of Veggie Tales stuff out there to buy, but you can also find things that are free online.


Do you know of any more freebies that I can add to the list?



Sites with lots of Veggie Tales Stuff:

veggietales.com- Official site with games, coloring pages, activities, puzzles, etc.

dltk-bible.com- Veggie Tales Activities (crafts, games, printables, etc.)

ultimateveggie.com- Sound clips, coloring pages, Windows icons, desktop wallpaper, video clips and more.

stlyrics.com- Veggie Tales song lyrics



Veggie Tale Crafts:

dltk-bible.com- Paper crafts of: Bob the Tomato, Frankencelery, Jimmy the Gourd, Junior Asparagus, Larry the Cucumber, Larry Boy, Laura the Carrot, Mr. Lunt, Madame Blueberry, Peach, Percy the Pea

daniellesplace.com- Crafts: Bob the Tomato, Veggie Tales Balloons, Junior Asparagus Hat Holder, Veggie Tale Paper Weight, Jerry and Jimmy Gourd Craft

catholicicing.com- Bob the Tomato Toy

crafts.kaboose.com- Crafts: Carrot Pencil Topper, Cucumber Pencil Topper, Dancing Cucumber, Tomato Fan, Veggie Tales Puppets

familycrafts.about.com- Paper Mache Veggie Tales Pinata



Veggie Tales Games:

dltk-bible.com- Veggie Tales Bingo, Pin the nose on Bob the Tomato

dltk.bible.com- Veggie Tales Dominoes, Veggie Tales Memory Game

crafts.kaboose.com- Veggie Golf: Kids can turn their favorite Veggie Tales characters into a summer game of croquet with this corrugated plastic craft.

Bible Story Show Down Game- Jesus told us to help others. Help the Veggie Tales gang answer questions about Bible stories as you move around the board.



Veggie Tales Coloring, Puzzles & Worksheets:

veggietales.com- Coloring pages

coloringbookfun.com- 12 Veggie Tales coloring pages

ultimateveggie.com- 11 Veggie Tales coloring pages

*To make puzzles: You can print out coloring sheets on cardstock and have your children color them. Cut the pictures into simple shapes and put in a ziplock bag for safe keeping.


Boyz in the Sink (easy Sudoku puzzle)- VeggieTales:Easy Sudoku Puzzles #1 by Ron Eddy, page 5. (Click on Sample and go to page 5.)

The Story of Fibber-o-Loo (easy Sudoku puzzle)- VeggieTales:Easy Sudoku Puzzles #1 by Ron Eddy, page 9. (Click on Sample and go to page 9.)

Larry’s Lagoon (easy Sudoku puzzle)- VeggieTales:Easy Sudoku Puzzles #1 by Ron Eddy, page 10. (Click on Sample and go to page 10.)



Veggie Tales Party Ideas:

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Catholic Books of the Bible Game




I adapted a Catholic version of this game to help students learn about the 73 books of the Bible (Catholic) and how the books are divided into categories. *Some Bibles may present variations of these categories, or they may group the books differently so I did not do the color coding sections like they did in the above game board. I did this game board in MS Word and you can change it any way you like. You may wish to adapt this activity to avoid confusion for your students and replace the Bible books and/or category names with the names your students have learned. You can also change the colors of the spaces and group the categories by colors on the game board.


How to play: On the first level, Each player rolls the dice and moves the number of spaces indicated. The player states the name of that book and its category and passes the dice to the next player. Players proceed down the winding path from Genesis to Revelation. The first player to reach FINISH wins. The 2nd and 3rd place winners follow respectively.

For small children, adults may pronounce the book when the child lands on it. After a while, teachers can call for volunteers to pronounce the book names. This will encourage children to learn the names. Children will enjoy rolling the dice and counting the spaces. This board game can be used in numerous ways to teach children:


1) to count the 73 books
2) read the names of each book
3) identify the colors on the board
4) spell the books of the Bible
5) spell the abbreviations of the books of the Bible


The younger children may be asked to indicate the color and/or the number of the book that they land on. The game is brightly colored, and the children will enjoy identifying the color or counting the spaces to tell the number of the book. It's the perfect preschool game. The adult may pronounce the name of the book for the young child. By hearing the names of the books as they play each day, they will soon be able to identify and read the names also.


*Other creative ideas to play the game are posted as well.


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


Directions- Print out Directions

Game Board- (This game board is in MS Word. Feel free to use this game as is or modify it to suit your needs). Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on a large piece of cardboard or poster board. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last. (Start & Finish is in Colonna MT font. Text is in Comic Sans MS font. Title is in Harrington font.)

How to set up Game Board: Place page 1 and 2 side by side. Then put page 3 below page 1 and put page 4 below page 2.


Books of the Bible List- To check answers