Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lesson Plan- Breakfast by the Lake (1st grade on up)





Breakfast by the Lake


Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Breakfast by the Lake
- discuss that Jesus was seen by his disciples after his resurrection
- locate Jerusalem and Lake Galilee on a map
- identify who Jesus wanted to take care of His followers



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 words on the board and discuss with class)

Jerusalem- the capital of Israel and holy city of the Jews (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map).
Lake Galilee- Israel’s largest freshwater lake. Much of the ministry of Jesus happened on the shores of Lake Galilee (show students this on a map and have the students find it on a map).



Plan:

Read story "Breakfast by the Lake" and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.



Activities:

Introduce activities: Was Jesus seen by his disciples after his resurrection? Discuss with the students when and where they saw Jesus.

ministry-to-children.com- Breakfast on the Beach lesson with activities

clclutheran.org- Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with coloring page, write the correct word in the blank (word bank provided), circle the pictures that show ways to tell others about Jesus (Grades K -1)

clclutheran.org- Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with coloring page, crossword, and matching names with pictures of people that tell us about Jesus (Grades 2 – 3)

clclutheran.org- Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with class discussion and an activity that you must fill in the letters of the missing words from John 21 (Grades 4 – 6)

clclutheran.org- Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with crossword puzzle and multiple choice (Grades 7 – 8)

missionarlington.org- Breakfast by the Sea lesson with activities

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus Helps Catch Fish lesson #242 and Jesus Restores Peter lesson #243 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- The Disciples Return To Fishing lesson

sadlierreligion.com- John 21:1-19
Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Peter Restored 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).

childrenschapel.org- The Big Catch lesson



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What were the disciples doing when Jesus called out to them? (Fishing from their boat.)

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Love In Any Language group activities (crafts)

American Sign Language I Love You craft- A fun craft that all ages can do.

aokcorral.com- Easy Fishing Toy Set (craft to make). Children make a fish then play like they are going fishing.

mssscrafts.com- lots of fish crafts listed

daniellesplace.com- Scroll down to Fish Crafts

dltk-kids.com- Triangle Fish Paper Craft

enchantedlearning.com- Simple sailboat craft

pitara.com- Forever Floating (make a small boat)

mssscrafts.com- Paper Fish Craft

activitiesforkids.com- Ocean in a Bottle
Make a small boat and fish from plastic (old margarine/butter container) to illustrate this story.

dltk-kids.com- Halves Boat Craft

dltk-bible.com- Origami Boat

marcywrites.com- Soap Boat

craftscollection.net- Seashell Sailboat

Breakfast at the Lake (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 59 & 60

Magic Fish-in-the-Ocean Puppet- A cute craft that the fish actually swims and comes to the surface. (Crafts From Your Favorite Fairy Tales by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).

Japanese Wind Sock- (Create a unique "kite") the traditional Japanese carp windsock. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 178 & 179).



Games:

Introduce game: How long did the disciples fish? (All night)

sermons4kids.com- Love In Any Language group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach group activities (crafts)


Introduce game: How long did the disciples fish? (All night.)

daniellesplace.com- Fish Games (scroll down to Fish Games under Fishers of Men)

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Fish Relay

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Fisherman’s Relay

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Don’t Break the Rod

Flying Fish Relay- (Players frantically fan their fish across the room into a plate.) A paper plate is positioned across the room. Players lay their fish on the floor and when they are told to “GO!” they fan their fish with a magazine across the room into the plate. The first player to get their fish on the plate is the winner. If it is a team relay race, the first team with all the player’s fish on their plate is the winner.

The Catholic Toolbox- Disciples Memory Game or Go Fish Game
A fun way to review the names of the disciples. Remove the Judas cards and play one of these games.

*You can also play Old Maid using these cards. Have Judas be the “Old Maid” card. Show the children the “Judas” card and put in the middle of the table for all to see. Put the other Judas card in the deck and shuffle the cards.




The Catholic Toolbox- Breakfast By The Lake (file folder game) In this game players must answer correctly questions about the Bible story to receive a fish to put on their plate. Be careful not to eat all your fish and have to put all of your fish back. The player that reaches FINISH with the most fish on their plate wins.



Snacks:

Introduce snack: Jesus cooked his disciples breakfast. Let’s cook ourselves some breakfast.

Have the students cook themselves an easy breakfast.

Or

Introduce snack: What were the disciples doing when Jesus called out to them? Fishing from their boat.

pepperidgefarm.com- Celery Cheese Boats

familycrafts.about.com- Sailboat Snack

theideabox.com- Banana Boat Snack
You can bake this in an oven or you can also wrap it in wax paper and zap it in the microwave a few seconds.



Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids (do the Breakfast by the Lake puzzle, spot the difference on November 27).

kidsrcrafty.com- Fisherman maze
Help the fisherman find his worm through all the fish.

abcteach.com- Fish maze

biblewise.com- The Fishermen (what’s wrong)

misslink.org- The Big Catch word search

joanyedwards.com- Cast Your Net (John 21:1-19) Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Cast Your Net (John 21:1-19) Crossword



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.)





Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ten Commandments Activities






*Please change these activities to your faith teachings.


Activities:

4catholiceducators.com- The Ten Commandments resources

thereligionteacher.com- A Ten Commandments Activity
The ten commandments are such an important topic in Catholic religious education curricula. They have a place in almost every year’s course. This Ten Commandments activity asks students to creatively interpret and understand these great laws.

christiancrafters.com- Ten Commandments Lessons

childrensermons.com-Ten Commandments (lesson)

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Mt. Sinai, 10 Commandments, Golden Calf lessons 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).

children.cccm.com- Ten Commandments (Protestant version of the Ten Commandments and lots of other Moses lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

calvarycurriculum.com- The Ten Commandments lesson #43 (same Protestant lessons as above but posted at another website)

The Commandments- An extensive study of all the commandments. (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No 1, page 73-109). For younger students.

The Commandments- An extensive study of all the commandments. (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No 2, page 95-142). For older students.

Kids’ Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader- Here’s a fun way to get kindergarten through 5th grade children into the 10 Commandments and to get the 10 Commandments into the hearts of children. Thirteen lessons filled with stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure about Moses, each of the commandments, review of all the commandments, and how all of the commandments lead us to Jesus. (Protestant)

Ten Commandments Lapbooks- Make these lapbooks to help your children remember the Ten Commandments.

sadlier.com- Ten Commandment Activities for Kids
Free teaching toolkit with printable ten commandment activities for kids



Coloring:

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

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

101coloringpages.com- 10 Commandments Catholic Coloring Pages

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

christiananswers.net- God gave Moses the Ten Commandments

apples4theteacher.com- Moses and the Ten Commandments

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Commandments #1

sermons4kids.com- The Ten Commandments #2

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


Crafts:

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

dltk-bible.com- Parchment Commandments: This project gives the children the opportunity to "rewrite" the ten commandments in more modern language. Combining this exercise with creating their own parchment makes for a fun and educational craft.

crayola.com- Ten Commandment Tablets

The Ten Commandments- Moses brought down laws from the Lord. The children will turn cereal boxes into their own stone tablets. Even though this craft is from a preschool book, it is appropriate for older students. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 19).



Games:

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

christiancrafters.com- Hot Bricks (Ten Commandments Game)- A musical chair game. Scroll down to this fun game.

christiancrafters.com- Ten Commandments Dice Game- Players roll dice to win commandment cards.

christiancrafters.com- Journey To The Promised Land: A fun game about the Israelites journey.

kidssundayschool.com- 10 Commandment Quiz
Directions: (You can also change the quiz by copying it on Word and then editing it). Print out a copy for teacher to read to class. Divide the class into two teams and ask one student from each team a question. If the student is right, their team gets a point.

Ten Commandments Drill One, Two, Three, and Four- Fun and educational games about the Ten Commandments with flash cards, key word cards, outline page, and answers provided. This book is spiral bound to make copying easier. (Faith Facts for Young Catholics by Kieran Sawyer, page 17-22).

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

sanctussimplicitus.com- Matching the Ten Commandments with Moses
Read the Commandments on the wheel. Match the corresponding number with the correct Commandment. Variation: Have one player mismatch the order. The second player tries to place the pins in the correct position.



Introduce game: What laws did God give to Moses? What do these laws want us to do? Are they duties to each other and to God that we must do?

What Commandment is it?

Directions: Tell the students a sin and have them tell you what commandment it broke.






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






Ten Commandments File Folder Game (Catholic): The objective of the game is to identify which one of the Ten Commandments the sin broke.


Introduction: What are sins? Breaking God’s law. What are God’s laws? The Ten Commandments. So what are the Ten Commandments? They are laws from God that we must always keep.

Players place their marker on START. The players roll the dice and follow the directions on the space they land on. If they land on a “?”, the player to their right draws a card and reads the question out loud (only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students). On each card is a question about sins and the player must tell which commandment the sin broke (they may say the commandment number or the commandment). Younger students can say whether or not it is a sin and why. If they answer correctly, they receive 1 token (milk caps, poker chips, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive one. When a player gets to the end of one game board, they keep going on the second game board and continue to FINISH. All players must land on FINISH with the exact number. When the player reaches FINISH they will count their tokens. After all players have made it to FINISH, the player with the most tokens wins.




Songs:

stanneshelper.com- Ten Commandments Song (Catholic)

cominghomecatholic.com- Ten Commandment Song (Catholic)
Audio to listen

catholiccatechist.org- Ten Commandments Song (located in Free Files under Prayers and to Live By - Ten Commandments
Use with the tune “Farmer in the Dell”



Puzzles & Worksheets:

teachersnotebook.com- Ten Commandments Cut & Paste Worksheets for Big & Little Kids – Catholic



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. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Introduce activity: What laws did God give Moses that people must always keep?

10 Commandments Worksheet- (Catholic version)

Directions: Have students fold the paper in half separating the two columns with the print facing up. Students then cut on the black line through BOTH papers. Students then open paper and cut paper in half on the fold to make two tablets. Students then fill in the blanks with teacher during class discussion.

365 Activities for Kids- Moses spot the different on March 23rd.

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Ten Commandments puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from March 27 - 31).

billybear4kids.com- maze

freeprintable.com- find the hidden picture

sundayschoolresources.com- word search with solution

gardenofpraise.com- word search

sermons4kids.com- word search

blestarewe.com- word scramble with answers

dltk-bible.com- word mining

catecheticalresources.com- 10 Commandments (worksheets)

pflaum.com- Ten Commandments (crossword)



This puzzle 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 crossword puzzle- Catholic



Quizzes:

kidssundayschool.com- Ten Commandment Quiz: How well do the children know the Ten Commandments? This little quiz will be enlightening. You can also change the quiz by copying it on Word and then editing it.

christiansunite.com- 10 Commandments multiple choice.



Movies:

The Prince of Egypt (Disney) or The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston (1956)





1st – 10th Commandments: Activities, Coloring, Games, Puzzles, Quizzes, Bible Stories, etc.


1st Commandment- You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me

2nd Commandment- Do Not Use the Lord’s Name in Vain

3rd Commandment- Keep Holy the Sabbath Day

4th Commandment- Honor Your Father and Mother

5th Commandment- Do Not Kill

6th Commandment- You Shall Not Commit Adultery

7th Commandment- You Shall Not Steal

8th Commandment- You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor

9th & 10th Commandments- You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Wife
You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Goods





Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Beatitudes Lapbook



Make a lapbook to help your children remember the Beatitudes. You can adjust activities to fit your faith teachings.

justcallmejamin.wordpress.com- Bee-Attitudes Lapbook

biblefunforkids.com Bee Beatitudes Lapbook (scroll down for this)


Activities you can put inside your lapbook:

The Beatitudes- activities & lessons, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc.

homeschoolshare.com- Lapbook Templates

homeschoolshare.com- Type It In Lapbook Templates





Monday, March 22, 2010

Ninth & Tenth Commandments Activities




Ninth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.

Tenth Commandment: You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.
(Catholic)


Do you guard your thoughts?
Do you fail to keep your mind out of trouble?
Do you always think about things you can’t have?
Do you ever feel jealous of others?
Do you have unholy thoughts about others?
Do you want to destroy what others have, because you can’t have it?
Do you fail to trust in what God has in His plan for you?
Do you judge others?
Are you selfish?
Are material possessions the purpose of my life?
Have I been greedy or desired to amass earthly goods without limit?


Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 95-99). For younger students.

Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 127-132). For older students.

catholicity.com- Lesson 20 from the Baltimore Catechism (no questions at end of lesson as in the book above)

cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism (9th Commandment)

cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism (10th Commandment)

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church (9th Commandment)

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church (10th Commandment)

You Shall Not Want What Others Have- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 98-106).

britishcouncil.org- The Greedy Hippo is eating everything and the other animals are angry. How can they stop the hippo eating all their food? Read and listen to the story of the greedy hippo. You can also print out the story and activities are provided to download for free.

dltk-teach.com- The Goose with the Golden Egg (it isn’t good to be greedy)- Story, coloring pages, connect the dots, goose paper craft, fun facts, etc.


Mr. Greedy by Roger Hargreaves- Mr. Greedy is the greediest person alive. When he comes to visit, make sure there's no food lying around or it will soon be gone.

dltk-teach.com- Mr. Greedy coloring pages

dltk-teach.com- Directions and template to make Mr. Greedy iron on transfers for t-shirts.


fictionteachers.com- King Midas lesson with activities

The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies by Stan and Jan Berenstain- Brother and Sister Bear want everything in sight, and they throw tantrums when they don't get what they want. Wisely Mama and Papa deal with this childhood malady by teaching the cubs about the family budget and the importance of appreciating all that they have already.

The Berenstain Bears And the Green-Eyed Monster by Stan and Jan Berenstain- Sister can't believe the gift Brother gets for his birthday--it's the biggest, shiniest three-speed bike she's ever seen! She may not be big enough to reach the pedals, but she wants that bike! The evils of jealousy become clear in a nightmare in which a green-eyed monster convinces Sister to prove that she can ride the bike. But look out! Sister--and the bike--are headed for trouble.

The Berenstain Bears Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze by Stan and Jan Berenstain- The peace and calm of life in Bear Country is disrupted by the arrival of Beary Bubbies. The cubs will do anything to get their hands on these adorable, collectible little toys. As the fad gathers momentum, the cubs--not to mention Mama and Papa--start to feel the strain as they resort to desperate measures trying to get their paws on as many Beary Bubbies they can. With their usual folk wisdom and keen insight, Stan and Jan have tackled a subject that's near and dear to today's kids and parents alike.



Coloring:

mssscrafts.com- You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor. Exodus 20:17



Games:

tdcgames.com- GREED is one of the most addictive dice games ever created. Throw the GREED dice to make winning combinations, but beware! The first time you don't add to your score, all is lost. Challenged to keep throwing the dice for a better score, players must learn to stop before raw greed overtakes them.








Green With Envy: A game that helps children to recognize what coveting is and identify ways of how to keep the 10th Commandment.

Introduction: Coveting means wanting something really bad. It includes jealousy, but also taking things from other people, or ruining them so they can’t have them. We can do this with people—have you ever heard people say, “He’s my friend, he can’t be yours!” Or with property—for example, you might be angry at your brother and don’t want him to have the last cookie, so you eat it or hide it on him. Coveting is a way of being mean. It starts in our thoughts when we judge others. We think about things we can’t have, or that we think others shouldn’t have and then sooner or later, we act on these thoughts.



Puzzles & Worksheets:

catecheticalresources.com- Look under 10 Commandments for worksheets


These activities 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.


Word Search

Word Jumble



Movies:

Veggie Tales- King George and the Ducky

Veggie Tales- Madame Blueberry



Bible Stories:

Joseph and His Wonderful Coat- (Pre K – K) lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

Joseph and His Wonderful Coat- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

Rich Young Ruler- activities, coloring, puzzles, quizzes



Gehazi Gets Greedy

calvarycurriculum.com- Elisha’s Greedy Servant lesson #108 with coloring pages, questions, puzzles, etc.





Friday, March 19, 2010

Eighth Commandment Activities





Eighth Commandment: You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor (Catholic)


Do you guard what you say?
Do you lie?
Do you gossip? (Talk about others when they are not around?)
Do you boast and make yourself look better than you are?
Do you try to get others in trouble?
Do you point out other people’s faults unnecessarily?
Do you not tell the whole truth?
Do you say things about people that you wouldn’t want them to know about?
Have I spoken behind someone else's back?
Am I sincere in my dealings with others?
Am I critical, negative or uncharitable in my thoughts of others?
Do I keep secret what should be kept confidential?
Have I said or written anything that gives an unjustly unfavorable impression of another?
Have I maliciously uttered or given a false report in order to injure the reputation of a person?
Have I defended a false accusation?
Have I condemned the innocent?
Have I reported for truth what is merely doubtful?


Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 95-99). For younger students.

Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 127-132). For older students.

catholicity.com- Lesson 20 from the Baltimore Catechism (no questions at end of lesson as in the book above)

cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church

You Shall Not Lie- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 90-97).

avemariapress.com- Gossip and Its Effects on the Social Community (lesson)


childrensministry.com- Lies in God’s Eyes: In this activity, the children will make writing appear with water and crayons to show that even when we try to cover up our lies, God sees through it all.

In this activity, the children will make writing appear with water and crayons to show that even when we try to cover up our lies, God sees through it all.

Preparation: Mix a drop of blue food coloring and the cup of water in a resealable plastic bag.

Say: Mandy had a problem. She had borrowed her sister's china animals for Show and Tell without asking anyone. On the way home, Mandy dropped the bag of animals. Every miniature animal was shattered. Mandy swept all the broken pieces back into the bag and hid it under her bed before her sister got home. When her mom asked her what she used for Show and Tell, Mandy told her mom that she showed the class her seashells.

Ask: What did Mandy say that she brought to class?

Write "seashells" in orange on the paper. Have each child scribble over the word "seashells" with the blue crayon. Tell children that the blue marks they make are like the lies Mandy told to cover up what she had done. While each child is scribbling, ask him or her why Mandy lied. After each child has had a turn, say: "Mandy took her sister's animals and broke them. Then she lied to cover up her mistake. We often lie to hide another sin, just as the word "seashells" is hiding under the marks you made. But God has very special eyes. He can see right through our lies.

Take the bag of blue water, and lay it over the paper. Let the kids see the words pop out. Read Genesis 18:15 and ask:

Why did Sarah lie?
How is that like Mandy's problem?
How are the marks we made with blue crayons like Mandy's lie?
What can you do if you are afraid to tell the truth?

Say: Mandy lied about the animals because she was afraid of the consequences from breaking them. "Consequences" means what happens to you for doing something. Mandy will have to suffer the consequences of breaking the animals and now also for lying. If you lie, you need to be truthful as soon as possible. God can see through all our lies anyway! Most people will be happy to forgive you. It's always best to tell the truth.



applesaucekids.com- Lying, The Lying Snake: Activity with story about lying and how the lies get bigger and bigger to hide the other lie.

The Berenstain Bears and the Truth by Jan and Stan Berenstain- When Brother and Sister Bear accidentally break Mama's favorite lamp, their little lie grows bigger and bigger, until Papa Bear helps them find the words that set everything right again.



Craft:

churchhousecollection.com- Do Not Lie Craft



Games:

txla.org- The Gossip Game: The game shows how rumors get started, how truth gets distorted as it's passed from mouth to mouth. As a game it's amusing - but in life more is at stake.

holidaycook.com- A game to see how much you remember information and tell it to another.

englishcurrent.com- Two Truths and a Lie Game






Liar, liar pants on fire!- Here is a fun game that helps children to recognize what lying is and how to resist it.

Introduction to game- To bear false witness means to not tell the whole truth. It is lying, but it is much more than lying. We lie to either make ourselves look good (and this is called pride) or sometimes to make others look bad. Sometimes we lie to get out of trouble. Sometimes it’s so easy to lie that we didn’t even realize we lied! The truth is very important because we need to be able to trust each other and understand each other. We need to guard what we say, and say what we mean by speaking the truth.



Puzzles & Worksheets:

catecheticalresources.com- Look under 10 Commandments for worksheets


These activities 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.

Word Search

Word Jumble

Crossword

Eighth Commandment (worksheet)- T or F and Fill in the Blanks

Eighth Commandment (worksheet)- answers



Movies:

Veggie Tales- Larry Boy and the Fib From Outer Space

Veggie Tales- Larry Boy and the Rumor Weed

3-2-1- Penguins- The Cheating Scales of Bullamanka



Bible Story:

Ananias & Sapphira/Lying- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.




Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Breakfast By The Lake (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.



Breakfast By The Lake: In this game players must answer correctly questions about the Bible story to receive a fish to put on their plate. Be careful not to eat all your fish and have to put all of your fish back. The player that reaches FINISH with the most fish on their plate wins.

Give each player or team a paper plate. Put all fish cards in a pile face up near the game board. Place your marker on START. Players roll the die and move their marker the number indicated on the die. If you land on the picture of an empty fishing net, you have not caught any fish and you must move back 2 spaces. Land on NO FISHING, you lose a turn. If you land on the picture of the fish the player to your left draws a card and reads it out loud. On each card is a question about the story “Breakfast By The Lake” (John 21:1-19). If you answer the question correctly, you receive a fish and you place it on your plate. If you are not correct, you must lose one of your fish and place it back in the fish pile. If a player lands on a picture of fish bones, you ate all your fish and you must put all your fish back in the fish pile. The game continues until all the players have made their way to FINISH. The player with the most fish on their plate is the winner.


Directions- Print out Directions and cut out. 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. (Title is in Juice ITC font. START & FINISH are in Mistral font.)

Game Cards- (Questions are in MS Word and can be changed easily to whatever you want. Feel free to change the questions or use your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

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





Monday, March 15, 2010

Seventh Commandment Activities





Seventh Commandment: You Shall Not Steal (Catholic)


Do you respect property?
Do you steal – even small things? Or big things?
Do you vandalize or break other people’s property? For example, write on other people’s books?
Do you vandalize public property?
Do you borrow things and purposely not return them?
Have you kept others from having what they deserve?
Have I retained what I know belongs to another?
Have I cheated or defrauded others?
Have I made unjust bargains or contracts?
Have I refused or neglected to pay any debts?
Have I willfully delayed payment?
Have I neglected my duties or been slothful in my work?
Do I not use the things I have wisely?
Do I fail to treat my things with respect?
Have I stolen what is not mine?
Have I returned or made restitution for what I have stolen?
Do I waste time at work, school or at home?
Do I gamble excessively, thereby denying my family of their needs?
Do I pay my debts promptly?
Do I seek to share what I have with the poor?


Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 95-99). For younger students.

Lesson 20: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 127-132). For older students.

catholicity.com- Lesson 20 from the Baltimore Catechism (no questions at end of lesson as in the book above)

cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church

You Shall Not Steal- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 81-89).



Coloring:

churchhousecollection.com- Thou shalt not steal (scroll down to bottom for this)



Crafts:

churchhousecollection.com- Thou Shalt Not Steal Toilet Paper Roll Craft

churchhousecollection.com- Thou Shalt Not Steal Cut Out Craft



Games:


What’s Missing?

Need: Several common small objects

Directions: Place several small objects on a tray or table in front of the students where they all can see (number of objects that are age appropriate). Have the students name each object as you point to them. Students hide their eyes while the teacher removes one object. Then the students look and guess which object is missing. Who ever guesses right gets to remove an object and have everyone guess "What's Missing".




Thief!: Players are given situations and they must identify whether or not they are breaking the 7th Commandment. They also must state what they are obliged to do for their sin.



Introduction: Stealing is taking something that does not belong to you without asking. It is not borrowing, or finding something, or owning something, or having something with permission. It is taking something from someone else. Besides stealing, the seventh commandment forbids cheating, keeping things that are not ours, and accepting bribes by public officials.

We are commanded by the seventh commandment to respect what belongs to others, to live up to our business agreements, to pay our just debts and to not charge an exorbitant rate of interest when lending to another. We must also use the things we have wisely and treat our things with respect. In addition, this commandment includes that we do not keep others from having what they deserve or borrow things and not returning them.



Puzzles & Worksheets:

catecheticalresources.com- Look under 10 Commandments for worksheets


These activities 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.

Letter Tile Puzzle

Word Jumble

Crossword



Bible Story:

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




Sunday, March 14, 2010

Easter Lapbooks





Make an Easter lapbook to celebrate the Easter season. You can adjust each of them to fit your needs.


homeschoolshare.com- The Legend of the Easter Egg Lapbook

lapbooklesson.com- Resurrection Lapbook

sundayschoollady.com- Resurrection Eggs Lapbook

confessionsofahomeschooler.blogspot.com- Easter Activities & Lapbook

scriptureadventures.com- Click on the lapbook photo below and then enter your name and email to download your free copy. Your kids will enjoy getting creative as they create their very own Easter lapbook!

cyncesplace.com- Easter Lapbook & Study

blessedbeyondadoubt.com- Free Easter Lapbook

1plus1plus1equals1.net- Easter Lapbook

freehomeschooldeals.com- Free Easter Lapbook from Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett

notebookingnook.com- Free Easter Lapbook For Your Little Ones



Activities that you can put into your lapbook:

Easter- (Pre K – K) lesson with word wall, Bible story with questions, songs and/or finger plays, activities, crafts, games, coloring, puzzles, etc.

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







Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Easter





Easter/Empty Tomb


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the Easter/Empty Tomb story
- explain that on Easter Jesus rose from the dead
- discuss resurrection



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



Vocabulary Words:

dltk-bible.com- Easter Word Wall Word Templates (scroll down for this.). 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. Use the cards you want that are posted.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Word Wall (scroll down for this.). Use the Word Wall Sets you want that are posted.



Plan:


Circle Time:


Read your Easter/Empty Tomb story to the children or ”The Easter Story” (start where Mary comes to the tomb and stop at the end of the page). Then ask the questions from below:

Where was Jesus buried? (In a tomb.)

Why were guards placed around the tomb? (The Jewish leaders asked Pilate to put guards at the tomb because they were afraid someone might try to steal the body and claim that Jesus had come alive again.)

Later when Jesus’ friends came to the tomb, was Jesus inside? (No)

Why was Jesus' body not in the tomb? (Because he had risen from the dead.)

What day did Jesus rise from the dead? (Easter Sunday)



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays:

theholidayzone.com- Christian Easter Songs and Fingerplays

rotation.infopop- Go and Tell (Wiggly, Giggly Bible Stories about Jesus by Group Publishing)
Children stand in a circle and complete the actions with the children standing next to them. (Scroll down to this.)

Go and tell a friend (Have children repeat the phrase.)
That Jesus was buried in a grave. (Have children repeat phrase.)
Now go and tell everyone while you sadly pat a back. (Encourage each child to turn to the child next to him or her, gently pat his or her back, and repeat the phrase “Jesus was buried in a grave.”)

Go and tell a friend. (Have children repeat the phrase.)
Jesus was dead for three days. (Have children repeat the phrase.)
Now go and tell everyone as you count to three. (Encourage each child to turn to the child next to him or her, count to three, and repeat the phrase “Jesus was dead for three days.”)

Go and tell a friend. (Have children repeat the phrase.)
The sad women went to the grave. (Have children repeat.)
Now go tell everyone as you hug and cry. (Encourage each child to turn to the child next to him or her, hug him or her, and repeat the phrase “The sad women went to the grave.”)

Go and tell a friend. (Repeat)
There was a giant earthquake. (Repeat)
Now go and tell everyone as you tremble and shake. (Encourage children to move around and shake as they repeat the phrase “There was a giant earthquake.”)

Go and tell a friend. (Repeat)
That an angel met the women. (Repeat)
Now go and tell everyone as you cover your eyes from the brightness of the angel. (Encourage children to turn to the child next to them and repeat the phrase “There was a giant earthquake,” as he or she covers his or her eyes.)

Go and tell a friend. (Repeat)
That Jesus is alive! (Repeat)
Now go and tell everyone as you pass out hugs of happiness!
(Encourage children to share hugs with the children next to them as they repeat the phrase “Jesus is alive!”



hubbardscupboard.org- Jesus Died For You and Me, Jesus Died For All The Children, Jesus Saved Me, etc. (songs)
Scroll down to these.



Activities:

Introduce activities: What day did Jesus rise from the dead? (Easter Sunday)

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

godshand.clclutheran.org- The Resurrection lesson with activities

Easter Lapbooks- Make an Easter lapbook to celebrate the Easter season.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Bible Printables
A collection of free Easter Crafts, Printables and Resources you can use in your personal homeschool or Sunday School Classroom!



Crafts:


daniellesplace.com- Easter Crafts


Introduce craft: Did they find Jesus in the tomb on Easter? Let’s make something that shows what they found.

The Empty Tomb- A cute craft that the children will get to "roll the stone away" on Jesus' tomb to retell the story of the resurrection. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 57 & 58).

catholicicing.com- Printable Resurrection Set

Resurrection 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 & 42.)

Easter- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 57 & 58.)



Introduce craft: Who died for our sins and rose again on the third day?

annieshomepage.com- Jelly Bean Prayer
Prayer with activities to go with it: cards and jar craft

kinderart.com- Jelly Bean Sweet Jar (craft)

mamajenn.com- Jelly Bean Prayer label (printable)

churchhousecollection.blogspot.com- Jelly Bean Prayer Toilet Paper Roll Craft For Easter



Introduce craft: Remember the caterpillar we made at Lent? We made a caterpillar to remind us that we are to change during Lent and become more like Jesus. Now the caterpillar has changed. What did he change into? A butterfly. Let’s have our caterpillars change into a butterfly.

Butterfly- A butterfly is made from using the child's handprints. The butterfly represents how the caterpillar changed and became a butterfly and received new life. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 40).

kinderart.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies
firstpalette.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

parenting.com- Coffee Filter Butterfly

freepreschoolcrafts.com- Plastic Bag Butterfly
Make this butterfly according to the directions or use a painted clothes pin for the body that has googly eyes glued on it. Gather the plastic bag together at the center and slide it between the clamps of the clothes pin. Shape some pipe cleaner into antennae and glue the center of the pipe cleaner between the clamps of the clothespin. You can make this into a magnet by putting a sticky magnet on the back of the clothespin.



Games:

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Resurrection Bible Bingo Game

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Memory Match Game & Easter Spin To Win Game (scroll down for these)

biblestoryprintables.com- The Easter Story File Folder Game
This is a file folder game about the Resurrection of Easter time, and goes perfectly with the Resurrection Eggs below. Children move their player along the board collecting different picture representations to the true Easter Story.

filefolderfun.com- These file folder games all have a fun Easter theme. You'll find games for all ages and abilities that can easily be adapted for special needs student.


Introduce game: What was rolled away from the tomb where Jesus laid?

Who’s Got The Stone?

Need: One small rock

Directions: One student is picked to be “It”. All the students (except "It") put both of their hands together and form a cup with just a little hole up on top. The teacher walks around and pretends to put the stone in someone's hand. One student will actually get the stone. The student who is “It” is then asked by the teacher, "Who's got the stone?". Whoever has the stone is "It". (Game is like “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?).


You Can’t Keep Jesus Down- Your children will discover that even thought people tried to keep Jesus in the grave, they couldn’t; just as Jesus said. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 148).

kidssundayschool.com- In the Tomb, Out of the Tomb
A good energy burner, game can be adjusted to fit many different themes.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Easter Bingo
This is a fun game you can play with your classroom around Easter time. The pictures depicted tell the true Easter story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Scroll down to this.)



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.





The Empty Tomb File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to get to the empty tomb first. Players take turns spinning the spinner and then moving their marker ahead to the next space of that color. (Like Candy Land)



Snacks:


Introduce snack: What did they find in the tomb? It was empty.

christiancrafters.com- Empty Tomb Snacks


Note: You can make these cookies below the night before and have the students make another batch during class and seal up the oven. While the students are doing another activity, you can remove their cookies and add the batch you made the night before.

crosswalk.com- Resurrection Story Cookies


Introduce snack: Jesus died and received new life. A caterpillar changes into something. What does he become?

christiancrafters.com- New Life Butterfly Snack



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Alive! (coloring)

lambsongs.co.nz- 5 booklets to print out for the children to color

first-school.ws- He Is Risen
Children color then make an easy puzzle that they can put together.

ateachingmommy.com- Easter Symbols {Expanded} (LOTS of free printables)

sermons4kids.com- Butterfly (maze)

sermons4kids.com- The Empty Tomb (maze)

Jesus Lives for You (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 29.

Where Is He? (dot-to-dot)- Dot-To-Dot Bible Pictures PK-K by Linda Standke, page 29.

Jesus Lives for You (find the hidden picture) page 128, Where Is He? (dot-to-dot) page 129, and Jesus Lives (put the pictures in order) page 130- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K





Friday, March 12, 2010

Sixth Commandment Activities




Sixth Commandment: You Shall Not Commit Adultery (Catholic)


Have I been faithful to my marriage vows in thought and action?
Do I respect my own body?
Have I had impure (dirty) thoughts?
Do I seek to be chaste in my thoughts, words and actions?
Have I failed to dress or act modestly?
Have I respected all members of the opposite sex, or have I thought of other people as objects?
Have I engaged in any sexual activity outside of marriage?
Have I committed premarital sex?
Have I viewed pornography? Have I read indecent literature or looked at indecent pictures?
Have I listened to indecent music or danced in an indecent manner?
Have I watched suggestive films or programs?
Have I used indecent language or told indecent stories?
Have I willingly listened to such stories?


Lesson 19: The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Commandments of God-(The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 90-99). For younger students.

Lesson 19: The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 121-126). For older students.

catholicity.com- Lesson 19 from the Baltimore Catechism (no questions at end of lesson as in the book above)

cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism

scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church

Be Faithful to Your Husband or Wife- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 78-80).



Coloring:

churchhousecollection.com- Thou shalt not commit adultery.



Games:




Are You Ready To Clean Up Your Act?- We're kidding ourselves, and we know it. And yet we carry on – thinking we are following all the commandments and meanwhile making up our own rules. Why is it so hard for people to follow the 6th commandment: Thou shall not commit adultery (Catholic)? It is harder than you think or is it? In this game players must answer correctly questions about the 6th commandment or they are sent to the bathtub to clean up their act.



Puzzles:

Word Jumble

Letter Tile Puzzle



Bible Story:

David and Bathsheba- activities, coloring, crafts, puzzles, etc.





Thursday, March 11, 2010

I Love God Above All Things (Catholic) card 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.



I Love God Above All Things: is played with a deck of cards with pictures of various objects on them. The purpose of this game is see if you can "lose" all of your objects (cards) that you have valued over God.


4 pages of cards


Introduction: We are to love God above all things. We cannot value money, power, TV, music, video games, homework, friends or other things before our relationship with God. Can you put God first in your life?


Directions: Four cards are dealt to each player if three to six players are involved. With only two players, five cards are dealt to each. All remaining cards are placed face down in a draw pile. Randomly choose a player to go first. On your turn, ask for a specific card. You must already hold one of these cards. For example: "Charlie, please give me the cell phone." If Charlie has it, he gives it to you and you go again. Otherwise, he says "Go Fish" and you draw from the draw pile. If you happen to draw the card you asked for, you get another turn. If you draw anything else, it is now the next player's turn. When you collect both cards, immediately show the set to the other players and place the cards face up in front of you. When the draw pile runs out, keep playing until all of the cards have been made into sets of two. When the draw pile is exhausted, no one says "Go Fish." If you ask someone for a card she doesn't have, it becomes her turn. The first player who runs out of cards says, “I love God above all things” and is declared the winner.



Directions- Print out Directions and cut out.


Game Cards- Print Game Cards out on card stock and make 2 copies of each card. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. *Use only the Game Cards that are age appropriate.

Game Card #1

Game Card #2

Game Card #3

Game Card #4





Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter D







D- Daniel and the Lions


Objectives: The children will
- retell the story Daniel and the Lions
- discuss that God helps us when we are in trouble
- explain that we need to pray to God



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson


Vocabulary Words:

Daniel and the Lions 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: “Daniel and the Lion’s Den” from your own story book. Or while you are reading the story do cut outs (Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 52 - 54) as the story unfolds. Or read

lambsongs.co.nz- “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” by Jill Kemp

Cover

Booklet



Then ask questions from below.


1. Daniel became one of the three rulers of the whole kingdom. How did the other two rulers feel about Daniel and what did the want to do with him? They were jealous of Daniel and plotted to get rid of him.

2. Who would Daniel only pray to? God

3. Was that against the law? Yes

4. What happened to Daniel for breaking the law? The King ordered Daniel to be put into the lion pit.

5. Why didn’t the lions eat Daniel? God kept the lions’ mouth shut.

6. What happened to the other two rulers? The King ordered the two rulers to be put into the pit with the lions.

7. The King made a new law. What was it? He ordered that everyone in his kingdom should respect Daniel’s God, the God who had saved Daniel from the lions.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who would Daniel only pray to? Who should we pray to? When should we pray to God? Where should we pray to God?

kididdles.com- Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel? (song)

Make a Joyful Noise! by Kathryn Nider Wolf, Heather P. Robbins- This is the Way the Lions Roared (song), page 32

Daniel’s Rap- Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 92.

Finger Food (finger play)- Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 92.

sunday-school-fun-zone.com- Daniel and the Lions Action Rhyme - Daniel Wasn't Hurt!



Activities:

Introduce activity: Why didn’t the lions eat Daniel? God kept the lions’ mouth shut.

Daniel is Safe in the Lion’s Den- (Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 92 & 93.)

lapbooklessons.com- Daniel (lapbook)

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


clclutheran.org- Daniel in the Lion’s Den

missionarlington.org- Daniel and the Lion (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

cbc.jcpcsystems.com- Daniel and the Lions object lesson




Movie:

Introduce movie: Who was thrown into the lion pit for praying to God?

Movie- Veggie Tales: Where's God When I'm S-Scared? Daniel and the Lion’s Den (14 min.) and ask questions:


Who told the King what his dreams meant? (Daniel)

The Wise Men got jealous of Daniel and what did they want to do? (Get rid of him.)

How did they do this? (They had a law passed that people could only pray to the King.)

Who would Daniel pray to? (Only to God.)

What happened to Daniel? (They threw him in the Lion’s den.)

Did the lions eat Daniel? (No)

Why didn’t the lion’s eat Daniel? (God protected him.)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What did not eat Daniel?


Lion Mask

Need: Paper plate, crayons/paint, stapler, paper grocery bag (cut ears and mane out before students arrive and also paper plate)

Directions: Cut the center out of a paper plate and color/paint paper plate tan. (Note: Be sure to have students use old crayons and peel the paper off the 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). Cut 2 ears (triangles 3 inches on all three sides) out of the paper bag. Staple ears to mask where ears should go on the back of the plate. Cut several rectangles for mane (rectangles 1 inch by 6 inches long) out of a paper bag. Have students staple mane rectangles on edge of mask on the back of the paper plate all the way around mask. Teacher will cut a strip (2 inches by 20 inches) out of the paper bag to make a band for the back of the mask. Staple on end of the strip to one side of the mask on the back. Fit the strip to the child’s head then staple the other end in place. Cut off excess band.


sunday-school-fun-zone.com- Scary Lion Craft
Prep: Print and make copies of craft page. Craft: Have children color the lions. Cut out black part of mouth to intersecting dotted lines. Fold lion in the middle horizontally, like a card, while pushing in the mouth sections from the outside of the card, so that they fold on the diagonal dashed lines around the mouth. Help children draw teeth on the page that will be underneath. Glue this page onto plain sheet of paper, placing glue everywhere except on the mouth section. Pull mouth towards you before closing.

daniellesplace.com- Flat Cat (Scroll down to this craft made out of paper plates.)

dltk-kids.com- Easy Lion Craft
Lion made out of a paper plate with templates provided.

akidsheart.com- Paper Plate Craft Lion’s Head (black and white version) and (color version)

dltk-teach.com- Paper Bag Lion Puppet

first-school.ws- Lion Paper Bag Puppet

abcteach.com- Lion Paper Bag Puppet

birthdayinabox.com- Lion Face Craft

Daniel in the Lion’s Den 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 & 45.)

Daniel & the Lions- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 29 & 30.)

lapbooklessons.com- Daniel Lapbook
This page is full of resources you can use to make your Daniel Lapbook.

homeschoolhelperonline.com- Daniel Lapbook



Games:

Introduce game: Who would only pray to God and it was against the law? Is this a brave thing to do? What happened to Daniel?

missionarlington.org- Instead of “Duck, Duck, Goose,” play “Daniel, Daniel, Lion.”



Pin The Tail On The Lion

Play this game just as you would "Pin The Tail on the Donkey". Make a simple lion and tails from poster board. Right before class add double stick tape and the children's names to the tails.

daniellesplace.com- Lion image you can use


awesome-kid-birthday-parties.com- Feed the Lion (Several variations on how to play this game are posted here.)


sunday-school-fun-zone.com- Angel Shut the Lion’s Mouth (scroll down to this game). Items Needed: (Optional): stickers or prizes. How To Play: Have children all stand up. The assistant plays the part of the angel. The teacher plays the part of Daniel. The teacher tells the children they are the lions in the den that Daniel was thrown into. Show them how to make claws and move around and roar like lions. They cannot stand in one place, but have to be moving. When the angel says, "Stop", the lions have to stop making noise and freeze in place, because the angel had the power to shut the lions' mouth. If they get off balance and move, or make noise, they have to sit down. Repeat the game several times until the children are sitting. Everybody gets stickers or prizes at the end.

baptist-church.suite101.com- Not My Cub (scroll down to this game)

The Humongous Book of Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing- Daniel the Lions are Coming page 19. Also: Around in a Circle page 20.

The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 64- Lion. Lion. Shut Your Mouth! (Daniel Is Safe In The Lion’s Den)
This game will help students review the story of Daniel in the lion’s den and it’s lesson of courage in standing up for one’s convictions.

Daniel and the Lions Game- A simple and fun board game for younger children that reviews the story of Daniel in the Lions Den. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 58 & 59 for game board and page 55 for directions).

Daniel’s Den by sugardoodle.net- The object of the game is to build Daniel's name out of toothpicks. Whoever finishes construction first is the winner. You can also make your own cards with instructions on them instead of using a regular deck of cards. Example: + 1, + 2, +3, etc. or a picture of one toothpick, two toothpicks, etc. or -1, -2, -3, etc. or an X on one toothpick, an X on two toothpicks, or a picture of Daniel praying or a lion (use one of your toothpicks to help another player build Daniel’s name) . Or you can use these cards that I made up. (When you use all the cards, shuffle and continue playing game.)



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What didn’t eat Daniel? Lions

jas.familyfun.go.com- Lion cupcake
Have the students decorate their cupcake and eat it.

christiancrafters.com- Lion Bites


Letter D Snacks-

food.com- Dirt Cups for Kids

Danish, Dates, Deviled Eggs, Dill Pickles, Dip w/ Veggies, Doughnuts, Dumplings, etc.



Coloring/Puzzles/Worksheets:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

coloring.ws- Daniel in the Lions Den (coloring)

silk.net/RelEd- Daniel in the Lion’s Den (coloring)

christiananswers.net- Daniel in the Lion’s Den (coloring)

christianschoolprintables.com- Daniel in the Lion’s Den Coloring Page (scroll down for this)

Daniel (mini book)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 22.

psscentral.com- Daniel in the Lion’s Den (mini book)

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

D is for Daniel (handwriting sheet)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 23.

christianpreschoolprintables-Daniel (handwriting)

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter D

dltk-bible.com- Daniel and the Lion’s Den (maze)

kids-corner.info- Can you help Daniel find his way out of the lion's den? (maze)

kinderplans.com- Lion (dot-to-dot)

dottodots.net- Lion (dot-to-dot)

schoolbellart.com- Lion (dot-to-dot)

Quiet Lions! (dot-to-dot)- Dot to Dot Bible Pictures: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 14.

Daniel in the Lions’ Den (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word by Linda Standke, page 15.

The Lions’ Den (find 5 lions and color) page 70, Faithful Daniel (color and cut apart puzzle) page 71, Daniel in the Lions’ Den (hidden picture) page 72, Lions, Be Quiet! (dot-to-dot) page 73- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Daniel puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from July 8 – 14).

Big Puzzles for Little Hands by Carla Williams, Chuck Galey- Daniel in the Lion’s Den
Daniel spent the night in the lion’s den. Can you tell which lion is different? Color it, then color the rest of the picture. (page 62)

Daniel in the Lions’ Den (find the hidden picture)- Hidden pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word by Linda Standke, page 15.

Daniel in the Lions’ Den (find and circle the story related items hidden in the picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K, page 72.

Time To Pray (Match the clocks to the correct time. Paste the clocks in the correct matching boxes.)- Bible Stories from A to Z, page 24.

worksheetuniverse.com- Count the Lions (worksheet)
Circle the number that shows how many lions in each group.

additionworksheets.org- Adding Basic Animals (lions)