Saturday, March 26, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 4/24/16- John 13:31-33a, 34-35








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


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John 13:31-33a, 34-35



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

msssbible.com- The Greatest Commandment with Illustrating the Story, Coloring Pages/Activity Sheets, Crafts, and Songs

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Us All object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A New Commandment object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

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

2teachingmommies.com- Memory Verse Helps (John 13:34)



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Everyone

sermons4kids.com- Love One Another As I Have Loved You

churchhousecollection.com- Valentine Mice Coloring Pages (John 13:34)

blog.lifeway.com- God Is Love (coloring page)

makinglearningfun.com- Love One Another (color by number)

cookienut.blogspot.com- Love One Another (coloring page)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Us All group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- A New Commandment group activities (crafts)

youngs.org/Karen- Love One Another sign that you can make out of anything.

dltk-bible.com- Love One Another bookmark

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


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

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

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



Games

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Loves Us All group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- A New Commandment group activities (games)

"How to Love" Ball Toss- A fun game for all ages on how to show love to others (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 120).

scribd.com- Love One Another Game (look under GAME)


Introduce game- How are we to treat others?

“Win or Lose by How You Choose” by Judge Judy Sheindlin

Directions- Divide the class into teams and do questions out of “Win or Lose by How You Choose!”


sundayschoolresources.com- What Do I Do?
The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have.

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game (scroll down to this)
Children identify Random Acts of Kindness as they move around the board.

The Catholic Toolbox- The Golden Rule File Folder Game
This game helps promote why someone would use proper manners and etiquette in our daily lives.

The Catholic Toolbox- 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.

The Catholic Toolbox- Moral Dilemmas Card Game (scroll down to this) 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? What would Jesus want us to do? Here is a game that has students try to solve their problems the best way.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot

kidssundayschool.com- Love Is (word search puzzle)

wordsearchfun.com- Love One Another (word search)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Thursday, March 24, 2016

Church Potluck Recipe: Hummingbird Cake






Easter is almost here and this is my favorite cake that is always a hit at any Church Potluck.




Hummingbird Cake

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups chopped bananas


Directions:

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat.) Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans, and bananas.
Pour batter into three greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.



Frosting

Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Directions:

Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.

Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake; sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top. Store in refrigerator.





Friday, March 18, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 4/17/16- John 10:27-30








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


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




John 10:27-30



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

sermons4kids.com- In the Palm of His Hand object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Three In One object lesson

sermons4kids.com- Safe In His Hands object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- I will follow Jesus our leader.

sermons4kids.com- I want to follow Jesus. He is God’s Son.

sermons4kids.com- John 10:27-28

sundayschoolkids.com- I am a little Christian.

mscperu.org- John 10:27-30 clip art to color



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- In The Palm of His Hand group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Safe In His Hands group activities (crafts)

Following Jesus With Both Feet- A reminder that no matter where we go, Jesus is always with us. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 103).

sundayschoolcrafts.net- Flip Flop Sandal Craft "Walking In His Footsteps"

Footsteps Following Jesus- Trace both of your feet a few times on felt and cut them out. Cut a cross out of a different color of felt. Glue the felt on one end of a large piece of felt and then glue your footprints so that it looks like you are walking toward the cross. Write in fabric paint across the top of your banner, "I'm following Jesus."

"Follow Jesus Every Day" Calendar- You will need a sheet of card for each child, glue, a small calendar, available from stationery shops for each one, some photos cut out of old magazines and/or colored pens, stickers, glitter glue etc. Either photocopy the words "Follow Jesus every day." on to the cards, or on to paper to be cut out and glue it on to the cards, or let the children write it. Stick the calendars at the bottom, make a hole at the top to hang it up. Illustrate with pictures and/or decorative borders, glitter etc. according to age and/or time available. These calendars can be used to remind people to follow Jesus every day - and to pray for people who face problems every day because they are following Jesus.

confessionsofahomeschooler.blogspot.com- Stained Glass Jesus Craft

I’m Following Jesus T-shirt craft- Have students bring in a t-shirt (or this can be made on a piece of poster board). Place a piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt to keep the paint from spreading. Put paint on the bottom of the student’s feet and have them stand on the t-shirt. Students then dip their feet into a bucket with water in it to wash off paint. Dry feet with towel. Write on t-shirt “I’m Following Jesus”



Games

sermons4kids.com- In The Palm of His Hand group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Safe In His Hands group activities (games)

Follow the Leader- Have a student be Jesus and let the students play follow the leader.

Feet Followers- Trace feet and cut out. Let children place their own feet cutouts in a designated area. After all the feet have been put down, children can try to FOLLOW THE FEET and will enjoy the weaving back and forth to find another foot to follow. Have children sit down at the end of the feet, and tell the story today about following JESUS.

Follow Me- The leader does one move (example: claps their hand, snaps their fingers, etc.) and the group then does it. Then the leader does the first move and then a new one. The group then repeats what the leader did in the proper order. Each time the leader adds a new move to the sequence and the group must repeat what the leader did in the correct order.

books.google.com- Following Jesus (Disciples Follow Jesus) This game will help children understand that their actions can let others know they are followers of Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 75).


Introduce game: If you follow Jesus, you must believe in Him and do what He asks.

The Catholic Toolbox- WWJD (scroll down to this)
Jesus wants us to do the right thing. 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.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Missing Letters

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Monday, March 14, 2016

Easter







Easter

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

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

avemariapress.com- Easter/Resurrection Lesson Plan: Compare and Contrast the Gospel Accounts of the Resurrection

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus' Burial and Resurrection lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

kidsclubs4jesus.com-

Jesus' Burial
Roll the Stone Away
Two Angles in White
He's Alive!

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).

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

dltk-bible.com- Jesus is Alive! lesson with introduction, message, welcome, craft/baking time, Bible story time, and closing.

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Risen! #238 lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

calvarycurriculum.com- Peter & John Visit Jesus' Tomb lesson #239 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

thereligionteacher.com- Catholic Easter Activities

lambsongs.co.nz- Easter booklets and coloring books (in color or black and white)



Coloring:

sermons4kids.com- He’s Alive

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



Crafts:

welittlemiracles.com- Make an Easter Story Wreath {free printables!}

catholicinspired.com- Paper Plate Lilies

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


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).

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.)

catholicicing.com- Printable Resurrection Set



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)

mama-jean.blogspot.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
Make a beautiful butterfly using a coffee filter.

firstpalette.com- Coffee Filter Butterflies

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.



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

christiancrafters.com- The Colors of Christ Cross
*Neat tip on the bottom for little ones.



Games:

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.)

Impossible Knot! (Jesus Rises From the Dead)- This game will seem impossible to kids at first, just as Jesus’ resurrection must have seemed impossible at the time. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 100 & 101.)

Sight Seeing (Jesus Appears to Mary)- As kids explore Jesus’ appearance to Mary, they will learn that god always keeps his word, no matter how hard it is to believe. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 102 & 103.)



Easter- lots of games listed in this lesson (scroll down to Games)







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)







Jelly Bean Prayer File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to collect the most Jelly Bean jar cards by answering questions about Jesus and get to FINISH.



Puzzles:

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

sermons4kids.com- The Empty Tomb (maze)

The Empty Tomb- lots of puzzles posted in this lesson (scroll down to Puzzles)



Worksheets:

Easter Match Up (worksheet)- Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column. For younger students you can write the words from the first column on the board and read these words to the students. Read each sentence under the second column to the students and put them into a question. Example: Who did not know if the body had been stolen or if Jesus had really come alive again? The student then answers the question and the teacher then writes the correct number for the answer beside the word.

pflaum.com- Four times during the school year, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides three ready-to-print activities for each level; Seeds (Preschool), Promise (Grades K-1), Good News (Grades 2-3), Venture (Grades 4-6) and Visions (Grades 7-8). Plus each season special features for the entire family.

pflaum.com- Make An Easter Prayer (Preschool) 2014
Cut out the three puzzle pieces. Put them together to make an Easter egg. Paste them on another sheet of paper. Then color the egg. Say the prayer often.

pflaum.com- Who Is the Important Person of Easter? (Preschool) 2014
This bunny wants to tell you the name of the important person of Easter. He needs your help. Cut out the missing bunny parts below and paste or tape them on the bunny. Trace the words on the bunny’s sign and paste or tape it where it belongs. Then cut out the picture along the heavy line.

pflaum.com- Easter Eggs (Preschool) 2015
Easter eggs remind us that Jesus brings his new life to our world. Draw a line between the eggs that are the same. Then color them the same.

pflaum.com- Make an Easter Prayer Basket (Grade K – 1) 2014
Lightly color the eggs at the bottom of the page. Cut them out. Paste them in the basket in the places where they belong. Color the basket and cut it out. Put it in your room. Say the prayer in your basket often.

pflaum.com- An Easter Basket of Good Eggs (Grade K – 1) 2015
Find the Good Eggs below. Color them and cut them out. Then paste them in your Easter basket. Try your best to be a Good Egg.

pflaum.com- Easter Symbols Crossword (Grades 2 – 3) 2015
Can you name these symbols of Easter? Put the words in the puzzle.

pflaum.com- Feasts of the Easter Season (Grades 4 - 6) 2015
These calendar pages show the dates of some very important celebrations of the Easter season. Use the clues at the right to learn the name of each special day and its date in 2015. Read each description. Then unscramble the letters that give the name of the celebration and its date. Write the names and dates in the blank spaces. Share this faith information with your family by posting it on your refrigerator.

pflaum.com- The Easter Vigil—What kind of night is it? (Grades 7 – 8) 2015
The sentences that follow tell about events that are part of the Easter Vigil celebration. Supply the word missing in each sentence. Then write the word in the puzzle. When you finish, you will see a vertical phrase that will tell you what we call this night in the Church year.

pflaum.com- Easter Math (Grades 7 – 8) 2015
Easter is more than a one-day celebration. Find out how many days it lasts. First read the clues and write the answers in the colored boxes, beginning with the second block. Then do the math and write the answers in the white boxes, beginning with the first block.





Friday, March 11, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 4/10/16- John 21:1-19








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


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




John 21:1-19



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

sermons4kids.com- Love In Any Language object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

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

calvarycurriculum.com- 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

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).

misslink.org- The Big Catch lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- Breakfast By The Lake lesson for 1st Grade on Up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

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



Coloring

cbcgb.org- Jesus cooks breakfast on the beach.

sermons4kids.com- John 21:5-6

sermons4kids.com- John 20:15-17



Crafts

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

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.



Puzzles

A Special Breakfast- Peter and his friends’ net was empty. Then Jesus came along and helped them catch lots of fish. Draw some fish in this empty net. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 85).

Feed My Sheep- Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love Me?” three times. Find three sheep, three fish, three loaves of bread and three number 3s hidden in the picture. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 86).

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

abcteach.com- Fish dot-to-dot (to 5)

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-Dot (John 21:5-6)

kidscrafy.com- Fisherman (maze) Help the fisherman find his worm through all the fish.

abcteach.com- Fish (maze)

abcteach.com- Trace and Color Fish

sermons4kids.com- Breakfast on the Beach (Word Search)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

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

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Spiral

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

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



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Monday, March 7, 2016

Easter Triduum






newadvent.org- Triduum

kencollins.com- The Triduum

catechist.com- Teaching About the Triduum

re.holyfamily.org- Triduum/Easter Resources

theliturgicalcatechist.weebly.com- Holy Week and Triduum



Activities:

osv.com- We Celebrate the Easter Triduum (newsletter with activities)

catholicfamilyfaith.com- Triduum & Easter
There are a number of ways you can keep Easter alive in your home. Here are just a few suggestions.

osvcurriculum.com- Triduum: Family Celebration

liturgicalyear.wordpress.com- Simple Activities for Kids to Bring the Triduum Home



Coloring/Crafts:

catholicinspired.com- Easter Triduum Craft ~ Spinning Paper Plate


Make an Easter Triptych Card representing Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. You can draw pictures, symbols, etc. and write their meanings that are part of the three days' liturgies.

houseofstirfry.com- Triptych Card #1 (blank template to make your own)

houseofstirfry.com- Triptych Card #2 (blank)

houseofstirfry.com- Triptych Card #3 (blank)

ruthannzaroff.com- Triptych Card #1 (blank)

ruthannzaroff.com- Triptych Card #2 (blank)



Puzzles & Worksheets:

pflaum.com- Four times during the school year, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies provides three ready-to-print activities for each level; Seeds (Preschool), Promise (Grades K-1), Good News (Grades 2-3), Venture (Grades 4-6) and Visions (Grades 7-8). Plus each season special features for the entire family.

pflaum.com- What is the Triduum? (Grades 2 – 3) 2014

pflaum.com- Triduum Events: What Happens When (Grades 4 – 6) 2015
You are in charge of the announcement board at your parish. Your task is to announce the Triduum events and the date and time for each one. You will find the names of the celebrations in the box below, the dates on a Catholic calendar, and the times in your parish bulletin. Begin by printing the name of your parish at the top of the board. Then fill in the rest of the blanks.

sacredhearthouston.org- Easter Triduum
Complete the sentences. Then in order, used the circles letters to complete the last sentence.

wordsearchfun.com- Triduum (word search)





Friday, March 4, 2016

Gospel Activities





Need help in finding gospel activities? Here is a list of activities that might come in handy.


thereligionteacher.com- What is the Meaning of the Word Gospel? Get the lesson plans, worksheets, and graphic organizers that support the New Testament videos.

thereligionteacher.com- What Are the Names of the Four Gospels? Get the lesson plans, worksheets, and graphic organizers that support the New Testament videos.

The Catholic Toolbox- Celebrating the Mass Lesson- The Gospel

The Catholic Toolbox- FREE Children’s Worship Bulletins and/or Mass Worksheets

The Catholic Toolbox- Free Catholic Printables

The Catholic Toolbox- Sequence Bible Story Cards

adventuresinmommydom.org- Gospel Activities for Kids

tnnt.org- Weekly Scripture Lessons and Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Free Lessons Online





Gospel for the Mass: 4/3/16- John 20:19-31








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


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John 20:19-31



Activities

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

Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com will post a link to an activity sheet that coordinates with the Catholic Mass. There will be pictures and activities each week to help little kids understand and appreciate the Mass. Most weeks, she will also highlight a Saint whose feast day falls within that week or a liturgical symbol they can watch for at Mass.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sadlierreligion.com- Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities

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

sermons4kids.com- May I See Some Identification, Please? object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin, quiz

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church object lesson with coloring page, puzzles, group activities, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not! object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

calvarycurriculum.com- Thomas Doubts lesson #241 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Visits His Disciples, But Thomas Needs Proof

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Finds A Solid Rock lesson

kidsclubs4jesus.com- Doubting Thomas 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).

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Appears

sermons4kids.com- Jesus Appears to Thomas

sermons4kids.com- John 20:25

sermons4kids.com- Thomas

theclipartwizard.com- Doubting Thomas coloring pages



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Identification, Please group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll group activities (crafts)


Introduce craft: What was Jesus nailed to?

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross- Neat tip at the bottom for younger students.

Oriental Trading Company- Nail Cross Necklace Craft Kit

christiancrafters.com- Mosaic Cross- Easy cross necklace/magnet that all kids can make.

daniellesplace.com- Cross Crafts- Several cross crafts listed.

dltk-bible.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft (using melted crayon shavings)

kindercraze.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft (using tissue paper and clear contact paper)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Believe It or Not group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Miss Church group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Can You Believe It? group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Checking the Roll group activities (games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Disciples Memory or Go Fish- Take out the Judas cards and play one of these games.



Thomas the Doubter

Introduce game: Who wouldn't believe that Jesus was alive until he saw the marks of the nails on Jesus' hands and feet, and touch the wound in Jesus' side?

Need: Large nail with blunt point, 1 chair

Directions: A student is picked by the teacher to play the part of Thomas. He or she will sit in a chair with their back to the class. A large nail is put under the chair. While Thomas is turned around with his or her eyes closed, the teacher will choose a student to sneak up and take the nail and hide it somewhere on his person. When this person is ready, then everyone will say: “Doubting Thomas, where is the nail?” The teacher will then say, “Does _____ have it?” (This student may or may not have it). Thomas will then stand up and turn around. Will Thomas doubt what the teacher says or will he believe the teacher? If Thomas believes the teacher, he will say, “I believe _____ has it.” Or he will not believe the teacher and guess who might have the nail. Whoever has the nail is now Thomas.



Introduce activity: How do we know what is real or true? Two fun activities to emphasize the story Doubting Thomas.

Know For Sure Relay

Need: 2 different size boxes that have individual snacks for each child inside, tape boxes shut and do not tell the student’s what is inside the boxes

Directions: Set up a relay with two teams (if you have a lot of students, have more teams each with a box with snacks inside). Place snack boxes at another point in the room for each team to run for. Do not give the students any hints about what is in the boxes. The first student in line runs to the box, carries it back to his team and gives it to the next team member in line. This player funs it back to it’s starting point and leaves it there. The player returns and goes to the end of his team line. Repeat until everyone has had a turn.

Then hold up one of the boxes. Say: What do you think is in this box? Hold up another box and say: What about this box? Do you think both boxes have the same thing inside? Do you know for sure what is inside the boxes? How can you find out for sure? (By opening up the boxes.) We have to see with our eyes to know for sure what is inside the box don’t we? Let’s open up the boxes and see if you are right. (Let each student open up a box.) Say: We are going to have these snacks for later. (Put the boxes to the side.)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks