Monday, October 31, 2016

Christian Thanksgiving Ideas & Activities



Need an activity for Thanksgiving? Here are a few of my favorite that might come in handy for you:


Lessons & Activities

catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- It Is Right and Just: A Thanksgiving Lesson Plan

armyfamilyok.wordpress.com- A Lesson Of Thanksgiving

thereligionteacher.com- Catholic Thanksgiving Day Lesson Plans on the Eucharist as Thanksgiving

apples4theteacher.com- Thanksgiving Story

ministry-to-children.com- Thanksgiving Crafts & Bible Activities for Kids

teacherhelp.org- Thanksgiving resources and activities

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Bible Printables & Crafts

christiancrafters.com- T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L lesson and game

ministry-to-children.com- Thanksgiving Ideas for Children’s Ministry (links to those materials so you can put together a special Bible lesson, craft, or activity for you children’s ministry)

hem-of-his-garment-bible-study.org- Preschool Christian Thanksgiving Bible lesson

childrensministry.com- Thanksgiving object lesson that uses candy corn to teach how the Pilgrim's began placing 5 kernels of corn on their plates each Thanksgiving to remind them of God's provision.

creativeyouthideas.com- The story of the ten lepers from Luke 17 is often used to teach Bible study lessons on being thankful. Ken Sapp from Creative Youth Ideas offers a fun Thanksgiving Bible object lesson for teens!

mintools.com- Lots of Thanksgiving ministry resources. Just click on the various tabs. Activities, coloring, lessons, plays, etc.

christiancrafters.com- Thanksgiving Day Devotional & Quirky Turkey Treat

christianity.about.com- 10 Creative Ways to Give Thanks on Thanksgiving Day

kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com- I Thank You God for Everything Book (book you make with your child)

dltk-bible.com- Thank you for the World so Sweet (song/poster coloring page)

ouroutofsynclife.blogspot.com- Gratitude Rolls
If your kids love fortune cookies, they will love this idea that bakes the thankfulness right in. These make for a yummy treat on the dinner table and an excellent conversation starter, all rolled into one.

The Catholic Toolbox- Pre K - K lesson plan Thank you God: The Ten Lepers (lesson plan consists of: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.)



Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities for Kids

whatchristianswanttoknow.com- 5 Thanksgiving Bible Craft Ideas

craftsbyamanda.com- Thanksgiving Luminary Vase

catholicicing.com- Give Thanks Banner- A DIY Bunting for Thanksgiving
The basic idea is that you spell out “Give Thanks” using things found in nature.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Prayer Mini Book (scroll down to this)
This is a printable minibook called "Thank You God" and each page has something to remember to thank the Lord for. There are prewritten versions for children to read or Blank versions are available so that you can write in your own things to be thankful for, or in your own language.



Pumpkin Pie Spinner- This pumpkin pie may look good enough to eat, but it's actually an interactive spinner that reveals things your child is thankful for.



Games

ehow.com- Thanksgiving Christian Games

creativebiblestudy.com- Thanksgiving Games

annieshomepage.com- Thanksgiving Games & Activities



Thank you God Game

This is a memory game. Have the players seated in a circle. The first player begins by saying, "Thank you God for . . ." He can say anything he likes, for example an orange, a pair of shoes, a camel, or a pet dog. The next player in line begins the same way but adds a second object after repeating the first. The third player also begins, "Thank you God for . . ." He must repeat the first two objects and then add a third. So it goes on, but if a player can’t repeat or mixes up the order of the objects then he is out. If you haven't got many players, the same children can keep adding more items. The game continues until one player remains or until time is up. Some lists get very long and are remembered for years by the players. A variation is to decide that the objects chosen must start with the letters of the alphabet in order, for example "apple, bat, cake...zebra." This makes it a little easier to remember. (You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play).




Friday, October 28, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 11/27/16- Matthew 24:37-44








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


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




Matthew 24:37-44



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared object lesson with group activities, Advent calendar, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? object lesson with coloring page, group activities, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! object lesson with group activities, Advent calendar, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- No One Knows the Day or the Hour of Jesus' Coming lesson

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Mathew 24:44

servicioskoinonia.org- Clip art

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Hope

sermons4kids.com- Nativity Advent Calendar



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- What Time Is It? group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Coming Soon! group activities (crafts)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Word Walls





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.


dltk-bible.com- Bible Word Wall Words

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Free printable Word Wall cards you can use in your Christian Homeschool or Sunday School classroom. These make great vocabulary lists, games, and even story time enhancers for children. Print on heavy cardstock and laminate for durability.

sparklebox.co.uk- Story Word Cards (printable word and picture cards about Bible stories)



Here are a few I have made:

Abraham- Abraham, camel, sheep, tent, stars, baby

Adam & Eve- Adam, Eve, animals, Garden of Eden

Ash Wednesday & Lent- Ash Wednesday, pray, fast, give

Baptism of Jesus- Jesus, water, river, grasshopper, honey, dove

Daniel and the Lions- Daniel, lions, king

David & Goliath- David and Goliath, harp, sheep, stone

Fishers of Men- Jesus, boat, fish, net

Good Samaritan- robber, inn, oil, bandage, donkey

Good Shepherd- shepherd, sheep, storm, pray

Holy Spirit- scared, wind, brave, flame

Isaac- Abraham- Abraham, camel, sheep, tent, stars, baby

Jesus Calms the Storm- Jesus, boat, storm

Jesus loves me- Jesus, loves, me

Jonah- Jonah, ship, storm, pray

Joseph- Joseph, coat, seven, sack of grain

Joshua & Jericho- Joshua, horn, wall

King Solomon- King, temple, ark, seven

Loaves & Fishes- loaf, fish, basket, share

Offering- offering, giving

Pray- listen, talk, pray

Sorry/Forgive- I’m sorry, I forgive you

Quail- Moses, quail, tent, manna

Red Sea- Moses, sea, red, cloud, fire, desert, chariot

Samson- Samson, lion, temple

Uzziah- King, sad, best

Virtues- Jesus, Christian

Wedding at Cana- jar, wine, water

Woman at the Well- jar, well, water, bucket

Young Ruler- I, love (When you use these cards ask the students and discuss, “What do you love?” and “Who do you love?”).

Zacchaeus- Jesus, Zacchaeus, loves





Monday, October 24, 2016

FREE Printable Catholic Posters




Need some FREE Catholic posters for your classroom or home? Here are a few that I found that you may like.

teacherspayteachers.com- Classroom Catholic Prayer Posters

homeschoolwithlove.com- Our Father (click on “You can get the Catholic Prayer in Art Posters Free Sample here)

info.sadlier.com- Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching poster

4catholiceducators.com- 2 Hail Mary posters

4catholiceducators.com- 3 Lord’s Prayer posters

4catholiceducators.com- Beatitudes posters

4catholiceducators.com- Wisdom of Saints & Mystics posters

4catholiceducators.com- Bible Posters Archive
Download and print over 400 posters with scripture verses.

4catholiceducators.com- Daily Bible Poster
The posters change every day. Bookmark this page to return to it often. Click on the image to get the poster size version. Save a poster you like to your hard drive.


Do you know of any free Catholic posters online that I can add to this list?





Our Father/Lord’s Prayer Activities



Coloring:

fcpeace.com- Our Father (coloring booklet)

dltk-kids.com- The Lord’s Prayer (mini book)
Directions and template. (Catholic version posted.)



Crafts:


Our Father Magnet

Need: 8 Popsicle sticks, craft foam pieces, “Our Father” prayer printed on paper (size of print should be about 8 pt.), sticky magnet, index card, glue

Directions: Make Popsicle Stick Picture Fame from spoonful.com

Glue craft foam pieces on frame to decorate. Let frame dry. While frame is drying, go to next activity, then come back and finish frame. Cut out “Our Father” prayer that is printed on paper and glue to index card. Cut to fit on the back of the frame with “Our Father” prayer showing on the front of the frame. Attach sticky magnet to top of frame on back to make it into a magnet.



Games:

nashvilleras.com- More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities



Write the Our Father on strips of paper or card stock. Cut out strips and glue strips of the Our Father in the proper order on a piece of construction paper. (For younger students you can do this together as a group activity.) You can also play this as a game by dividing the class into teams and give each team the strips of the Our Father. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.



This game below 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 Lord's Prayer File Folder Game: A fun way to practice and see how well you know the Lord’s Prayer. (Catholic version of Debbie's ffg)

Game Board & Directions- 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.



Lessons:

Sermon on the Mount/Our Father- First grade on up lesson plan with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets

Celebrating the Mass Lesson: The Lord’s Prayer- Lesson includes questions, activities, crafts, games, puzzles, and worksheets.



Puzzles:


faithfirst.com- Cut out words and put the words in order. Paste the words in order on a piece of construction paper.

4catholiceducators.com- 3 Lord’s Prayer (word searches)




This puzzle below 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.


Our Father puzzle- All you need is some heavy paper and a copy machine. Copy the puzzle and have the children glue it on some heavy paper and color. Then have the children cut on the lines to make a puzzle. Have the children put the puzzle together to practice the Our Father. Put puzzle pieces in an envelope or ziplock bag. (Catholic version)



Worksheets & Handwriting:

crusaders-for-christ.com- Our Father handwriting in print and cursive (scroll down for these)

teacherresourcesgalore.com- cloze activity with word bank




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


Lord’s Prayer worksheet- Fill out the worksheet with the students on the board.

The Lord’s Prayer (worksheet)- Answer the following questions about the meaning of The Lord’s Prayer.





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





Friday, October 21, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 11/20/16- Luke 23:35-43








*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.




Luke 23:35-45



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- King Backward object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

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

calvarycurriculum.com- Jesus is Crucified lesson #237 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Luke 23:33

sermons4kids.com- Luke 23:33



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- King Backward group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King group activities (crafts)


Crosses

daniellesplace.com- Cross Crafts (several cross crafts listed)

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

christiancrafters.com- Colors of Christ Cross (neat tip at the bottom for younger students)

momontimeout.com- Stained Glass Cross Craft

kindercraze.com- Stained Glass Cross



Games

sermons4kids.com- King Backward group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Christ the King group activities (games)



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Shape

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice




Thursday, October 20, 2016

Virtues






Teaching virtues is no simple matter, but maybe these links might come in handy.



Activities:

loyolapress.com- People of Virtue
Students will be able to identify how the cardinal virtues are made visible in those around them.

loyolapress.com- Our Love Grows
This activity will teach children how important it is to share their love with others who in turn will spread love to still more people.

loyolapress.com- Can You Tell How I Care?
Students will identify ways to live like Jesus by practicing the virtue of charity.

loylapress.com- Say It With Virtues
The students will apply the meanings of the Theological Virtues to situations in daily life.

loyolapress.com- Theological and Cardinal Virtues
Students will learn what the Theological Virtues and Cardinal Virtues are and that we keep them by using them.

loyolapress.com- Jesus, Help Me To Be Virtuous
The students will identify the symbols of faith, hope, and charity and reflect on practicing these virtues in their lives.

loyolapress.com- Faith, Hope, and Love
The students will express their personal understanding of the Theological Virtues and the acts of faith, hope, and love.

loyolapress.com- Vices and Virtues
The students will propose practical ways to break free of bad habits and to choose virtuous ones.

shiveracademy.com- virtues study project

thereligionteacher.com- A Reflection on Developing Virtues in Teens



Coloring:

ponderedinmyheart.typepad.com- This is a collection of pictures drawn by Lydia to teach an alphabet's worth of virtues to little ones. She also did a drawing that can be used as a cover page if you like. You can slip it into the clear front pocket of a binder and keep all of the coloring pages inside, or you can fasten your pages into a book with staples or comb binding or the like. If you use a binder perhaps you might even include little narrations done by the children as you discuss the virtue learned, or concerning the stories or picture books you use to reinforce each virtue.

looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- Coloring Book

looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- graphic organizer that can be used as a coloring sheet



Crafts:

loyolapress.com- Love Mobiles
The students will be making mobiles showing love in the family, love between friends, love of neighbor, the love expressed by missionaries and others who serve in special ways, and so forth.

loyolapress.com- The Language of Hope
This craft for kids helps children explain the virtues of faith, hope, and love through poetry and art.



Games:

go.sadlier.com- Virtues & Values Handout & Bingo Game



How can we be good Christians? What can we do to be a good moral person? By following Jesus’ teachings it can lead you to the right way to live.

Games that teach virtues and morals:


Chutes & Ladders- This would be great game for teaching about rewards and consequences for your actions. As kids travel along the game path, they encounter situations that reward them for good deeds by letting them climb the ladders or punish them for misbehaving by sending them down chutes. (Ages 3 & Up)

Good Manners: How Rude!- A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society. The game includes 6 types of interactive game cards: multiple choice, scenario, true/false, reward for good manners, charades, and consequences for bad manners. Players or teams roll the dice and move that many spaces on the board. Whichever color is on the space you land on indicates the color card that will be used. The player to your left will read the card aloud to you and you will try to answer correctly. If you answer your question correctly, you may stay where you are. If you are not correct, everyone says, “How Rude!” and you move back to where you were. The first player or team to get to the “FINISH,” square first is the WINNER!

Mind Your Manners- With over 100 different picture cards depicting proper and improper manners, children learn to distinguish between correct and incorrect behavior at an early age. Playing the game is a fun-filled way to help children remember the correct choices as real life situations face them. For 2 - 6 players. Ages 4 - 8.

Golden Rule- This game helps promote why someone would use proper manners and etiquette in our daily lives.

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

I’m Sorry!- Players move around the game board by rolling the dice and following the directions on the space they land on. If they land on “I’m Sorry!” space they draw a card and read it out loud (if they cannot read it, have someone else read it for them). On the card is a situation that someone has done something wrong. The player must then apologize to the person to his/her left for the situation on the card and they must be specific with their apology. They must say something like, “I’m sorry I took your video game,” instead of “I’m sorry.” The player that they apologized to must then say, “I forgive you.” Teaching children to apologize and to seek forgiveness from family and friends will encourage them to do so with God. (If needed, the teacher will help the students understand what to do and coach them how to do it correctly.) The player then must also say what they should do to correct their mistake and/or what consequences should happen to them so they will learn to take responsibility for their actions. If the player apologizes correctly for the situation they receive a token. If a player lands on “Lose 1 Token” they must forfeit one token. The player at the end of the game who has the most tokens wins.

You and Me Board Game- This popular game teaches children important day-to-day social skills, including: helping others, sharing, being polite, understanding another person`s point of view, being a friend, and so on. As players move through the colorful board, they draw pictures, answer questions, or act out charades about common social situations. When they cooperate they are rewarded with special `social events`. The game includes a game board, 2 6-sided dies, 6 pawns, 1 timer, 50 tokens, and 135 game cards. For 2-6 players. For ages 6-10.

The You and Me Card Game- Kids love to play different card games, and this unique product will give them plenty of opportunity. The game simulates a standard 52-card deck--with a twist! Instead of numbered cards, there are 13 different children; instead of the four traditional suits, the suits are four social skill areas: Having Fun, Inviting a Friend, Talking, and Solving a Problem. As children play the card game, they make up stories that demonstrate social awareness using the 13 different character cards. These entertaining cards can be used in dozens of ways.

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

Resist the Temptation- The objective of the game is to resist the temptation just like Jesus did.

WWJD- 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.

Moral Dilemmas Card Game- Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do? Here is a game that has students try to solve their problems the best way. (Scroll down to this.)

How Rude! (Good Manners Game)- A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society. The game includes 6 types of interactive game cards: multiple choice, scenario, true/false, reward for good manners, charades, and consequences for bad manners. Players or teams roll the dice and move that many spaces on the board. Whichever color is on the space you land on indicates the color card that will be used. The player to your left will read the card aloud to you and you will try to answer correctly. If you answer your question correctly, you may stay where you are. If you are not correct, everyone says, “How Rude!” and you move back to where you were. The first player or team to get to the “FINISH,” square first is the WINNER!

scruplesgame.com- Scruples makes players sweat as they ask each other what they would do in a moral predicament. Luckily no one has to tell the truth and there's no right answer! Scruples inspires hours of stimulating conversation and laughter. Get to know people in unexpected ways.

VirtueGame- The VirtueGame is a fun, bingo-style card game that focuses on ten virtues: compassion, respect, enthusiasm, trust, friendliness, determination, responsibility, integrity, cooperation and thankfulness. To win the game, kids have to earn five out of the ten virtues by completing the tasks described on each card they draw. For example, a "Thankfulness" card asks the player to hold their breath for as long as they can. When they are finished, the card asks; "aren’t you thankful to breathe again?" and reminds the player to be thankful for things that we sometimes take for granted. Tasks often have to be completed cooperatively and require respectful listening to other players. The VirtueGame makes virtues concrete. It helps kids experience virtues through play so that they can internalize what they mean. The word "play" is important – the game is social, interactive, and silly. It teaches by surprise.

Virtues Game- The objective of the game is to get the most points by answering questions about theological and cardinal virtues. For an added challenge, you can also have “Lose 1 Point” and “Take 1 Point” on one or a couple of the sides of the large die made from a juice carton. When a player rolls “Lose 1 Point”, they must lose 1 point. If a player rolls “Take 1 Point”, they may take a point from any player they choose. You can play this game individually or in teams.



Lessons:

Virtues Lesson Plan for Pre K through K- Lesson plan consists of Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc

brilliantstarmagazine.org- Forgiveness: A Virtue-Building Lesson Plan

brilliantstarmagazine.org- Kindness: A Virtue-Building Lesson Plan

nashvilledominican.org- Virtues in Practice Program (Grades Pre-K through 8th)

bu.edu- Internalizing Virtue: How It’s Done

depriest.org- Intermediate Grades 4-6 Lesson Plan

dioceseofbaker.org- The Cardinal Virtues

looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- Youth Bible Study- The Theological Virtues

looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- Youth Bible Study- The Moral Virtues

thereligionteacher.blogspot.com- A Reflection on Developing Virtues in Teens (lesson)

class-homeschools.org- The task of raising virtuous children in a fallen world has never been easy. Thankfully, however, God has given mankind the gift of eternal truth, so that from age to age people might have a fixed standard by which they can measure their thoughts and actions.

catholicnewsagency.com- The Nature of Virtue

justpeace.org- A Brief Catechism on Virtue

catholicity.com- The Virtues and the Gifts of the Holy Ghost (Lesson 10 from the Baltimore Catechism)

catholicity.com- Virtues (From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Simplified)

Teaching Activities Manual for the Catholic Youth Bible by Christine Schmertz Navarro, page 135- (Wisdom and Virtue – the wisdom of Solomon praises virtue and invites the students to examine the cardinal and theological virtues).



Puzzles:

mycatholicsource.com- Virtues (word search)

whenwewordsearch.com- Word Search

mycatholicsource.com- Virtues (crossword)

setonmagazine.com- The Cardinal & Theological Virtues Crossword

smp.org- Making Good Decisions (crossword)



Quizzes:

cuf.org- Multiple Choice

funtrivia.com- The Christian Virtues (10 questions)



Worksheets:

cccofamerica.com- Cut along the dotted line. Match the virtute with the vice you need to outgrow on page B.

educationinvirtue.com- Click the virtue below to view and print your worksheet.

looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- graphic organizer to be filled out

pflaum.com- Virtues Match
Below are examples of people practicing one or more virtues. In each case complete the sentence following each example by naming the virtue being practiced. The Virtue Box will help you decide.

Write down the definitions to the virtues (in your own words), from the notes given in class. Secondly, in groups, come up with a fictional scenario (skit) in which the four (4) Cardinal virtues are lived out. The scenario should be something related to life.

smp.org- The Cardinal Virtues

catecheticalresources.com- Grades 1 – 12 (look under The Moral Life under each grade level)





Wednesday, October 19, 2016

All Saints Day/Feast/Saints





References

newadvent.org- All Saints' Day

catholicculture.org- Solemnity of All Saints Old Calendar: Feast of All Saints

catholic.org- Saint index, Saints Facts, Patron Saints, Popular Saints, etc.

catholic-pages.com- Saints (A list of patron saints and their 'specialty)

saints.sqpn.com- This site has information on topics with patron saints, and profiles of those saints. Profiles have portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage, prayers, links to related sites, readings, etc.

saintsresource.com- Saint Index, Saint of the Week, Terminology, etc.



Activities

new.catholicmom.com- Saint Activities

loyolapress.com- Saint stories for kids are a great way to introduce children to positive role models. From St. Valentine to St. Patrick, St. Michael to St. Nicholas, kids will love learning more about these heroes. Explore the site for saint activities and saint books just for kids. Get saint information and insight on a wide variety of Catholic saints at Loyola Press.

loyolapress.com- How Can We Help? (celebrate the Communion of Saints by helping others)

loyolapress.com- Let's Celebrate (understand how All Saints Day and All Souls Day celebrate the Communion of Saints)

loyolapress.com- Saint Activities and Lesson Plans (several activities posted)

catechisinthethirdmillenium.wordpress.com- Saints Museum
A very educational activity that all students will enjoy.

engagingfaith.blogspot.com- Catholic Saints Research Projects: One of the most popular projects assigned in religious education programs is a research project on the saints. Confirmation candidates almost always have to do some research on their Confirmation saint and many Catholic school teachers find such research to be very valuable in supplementing the lessons of the year.

catholicteacherresources.wordpress.com- Saints Web Quest
Students can complete the WebQuest individually or in groups. Students travel back in time to gather information about the process of becoming a Saint, and learn about one Saint of their own choice. With this information they then write a paper to present to the class.

twb.catholic.edu.au/- A Saintly Quest (An RE Web Quest)

4catholiceducators.com- Classroom Activities on Saints

catholicmom.com- Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day

dltk-holidays.com- All Saints’ Day Activities

pinterest.com- All Saints Party Ideas

pinterest.com- Halloween/All Saints

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

catholicicing.com- Saint Crafts, Printables, Activities And More For Catholic Kids

lovemylittleflower.blogspot.com- List where you can find Liturgical Folders celebrating the Saints and Feast Days through the Liturgical Year.

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Saint activities
Type in Saints in the Search box

happysaints.com- Information and cute artworks of saints. Happy Saints ebooks available that features fun artworks of beloved Saints of God in printable posters, prayer cards, greeting cards, coloring pages and badges for countless activities and occasions.

catholicinspired.com- About The Communion of Saints and an activity

catholicicing.com- Mini Saint Information Fill-in Page for Children

Study Guide Worksheet for Saint Stories by Theresa at catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- The worksheet includes spaces to summarize the life of the saint, as well as identify something that we can learn from that particular saint. There are spaces for the patronage, feast day, drawing, and quote from each saint. The bottom of the worksheet includes a timeline of church history so the students can add the saint to the timeline and see where that saint fits into our history.

reallifeathome.com- Saints Printable Packets
Printable pages themed around saints.



Coloring

walzingm.com- saint coloring sheets. You can find all of her coloring pages listed up at the top of her blog by clicking on the tab called Coloring Pages.

paperdali.blogspot.com- Saint coloring pages that you can download for free. Scroll down and click on the saint you want. The link will take you directly where you can download a black and white PDF file of the saint.

catholicmom.com- Saints

sjtb.org- Saints, Blesseds, and Clergy Coloring Pages (scroll down to this)

coloringsaints.org- Saints coloring pages

catholicplayground.com- Saints Coloring Pages

saintanneshelper.com- Saints Coloring Pages



Costumes

catholicicing.com- All Saints Day Costume Ideas for Girls

catholicicing.com- All Saints Day Costume Ideas for Boys

catholicicing.com- Costumes Ideas for All Saints Day- Saints Who Go Together



Crafts

equippingcatholicfamilies.com- Bring a Jar: Make an All Saints Votive Candle!

catholicicing.com- Saint Craft for Catholic Kids- Printable Templates for Paper Bag Puppets

Spoon Saint Craft by Alice Cottage- make saints by using ice cream spoons

catholicicing.com- Saint Crafts, Printables, Activities And More For Catholic Kids

Saint Mobile- Give each student a picture of a saint of their choice on cardstock. Have them cut out the saint. On five blank index cards (you can cuts these in half to make them smaller) have the students write 5 things about the saint on the index cards. To make a simple mobile attach the saint to a long piece of string and hang the five index cards below it in a line. *You can also make a saint craft and hang the index cards below it.

lovemylittleflower.blogspot.com- All Saints Day and All Souls Day Folders
loyolapress.com- Favorite Saint and Me Portrait



Games

catholicicing.com- Easy Game For All Saints’ Day- Saint Themed Guessing Jars

happysaints.com- Games Ideas for all Saints Day

showerofroses.blogspot.com- All Saint’s Scavenger Hunt {A Printable Party Game}

showerofroses.blogspot.com- All Saints Bingo

4catholiceducators.com- Patron Saint Trivia Game and Patron Saint Row Race (scroll down to these)

Name That Saint- Divided the class into teams. Give clues about a saint and have students guess who it is. The team with the highest score wins.

catholicmom.com- Saint Bingo

bingocardcreator.com- Saints in Catholicism Bingo Cards

catholicicing.blogspot.com- All Saints Day Party Games

jeopardylabs.com- Saint Jeopardy (edit or download)

cymhub.com- Saints Jeopardy
The great part of this game is that you don’t have to restrict yourself to Saints – you can personalize the subject to anything you want it to be. You can also easily update the content to reflect age level difficultly.

superteachertools.com- Saint Jeopardy
Instant Jeopardy Review is designed for live play with up to ten individuals or teams. Teams choose a question, then try to give the best answer. Scoring is built in for each team. You can post a link to this review game using the orange game information button below. If you are the creator of this game, you can edit the game with the red edit button. Answer Key provided.



Lessons

catechist.com- Ideas for Helping Students Celebrate All Saints' Day
You can get more out of your All Saints’ Day lesson with any of the following suggestions. Most of them can be modified for use with students across a wide age range.

loyolapress.com- All Saints Day Lesson Plans


harcourtreligion.com

All Saints Day- (Grade K)

We Celebrate All Saints: Friends of God (Grade 1)

We Celebrate All Saints: Stars for God (Grade 2)
Scroll down to Chapter 8.

We Celebrate All Saints: Honoring Their Memory (Grade 3)

We Celebrate All Saints: They Chose God (Grade 4)

We Celebrate All Saints: Called To Holiness (Grade 5)

We Celebrate All Saints: A Consecrated People (Grade 6)
Scroll down to Chapter 8.



Songs

When the Saints Come Marching In



Worksheets

reallifeathome.com- Saints Printable Packets
Printable pages themed around saints.

catholicicing.com- Mini Saint Information Fill-in Page for Children

loyolapress.com- Who Is Your Saint Posse?
Use the reference materials provided to research your patron saints
and form your own Saint Posse.

cartoonchurch.com- Cartoon Worksheet
All Saints

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- St. Francis’ feast day is October 4. He loved all the people, plants, and animals that God made! Draw a line from each animal to the word that names it. Then color the animals. 2014 (Preschool)

pflaum.com- All Saints’ Day
November 1 is All Saints’ Day. We honor all the people who have died and now live with God forever. Can you tell who the following saints are? Write their names in the boxes. Choose from the saints on the left. 2013 (Grades K – 1)

pflaum.com- Holy people go to live with God when they die. Can you complete the names of these holy people? The letters you use will spell out what we call these holy people. 2014 (Grades K – 1)

pflaum.com- St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Use your imagination and color this picture of the first Native American woman to become a saint. Draw a lily or other flower in Kateri’s open hand. 2015 (Grades K – 1)

pflaum.com- All Saints’ Day
Can you complete the names of the following saints? Supply the missing letter in each name. Then draw a line from the saint’s name to the words that identify the saint. One line has been drawn for you. 2015 (Grades K – 1)

pflaum.com- Finish this story about St. Francis. Use the words below to fill in the blanks. 2013 (Grades 2 – 3)

pflaum.com- All Saints’ Day Is November 1
On November 1, we celebrate all the saints in heaven, who are together in the presence of God. We pray to join them someday. Draw a line from the saints’stories to their names. 2013 (Grades 2 – 3)

pflaum.com- Can you discover who is telling each of the stories about the life of St. Francis? Choose the speakers from the box and write their names at the end of their stories. 2014 (Grades 2 – 3)

pflaum.com- Imagine you get to trick or treat in heaven. All the saints have their lights on, and their pumpkins offer you a warm, cheerful welcome. What treat would each saint offer you? From the list below, choose the saint who would offer each treat and write his or her name on the line. 2014 (Grades 2 – 3)

pflaum.com- St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Kateri Tekakwitha was declared a saint on October 21, 2012. Replace each picture with the word it represents and read the story ofthis remarkable Native American woman. 2015 (Grades 2 – 3)

pflaum.com- Saints and Labor Day
Do you know which saints had the jobs listed here? Read the clues at the bottom of the page and then put the saints’ names in the blanks by their occupations. 2015 (Grades 2 – 3)

pflaum.com- All Saints’ Day: Saints from Bible Times
These saints all had personal experience with Jesus. Can you identify them from the clues given? You can also look them up in a Bible. Think of these saints as you celebrate Mass on All Saints’ Day, a holy day of obligation. 2015 (Grades 2 – 3)

pflaum.com- Harvest Time Saints Jeopardy
Using the saints named at the bottom of this page, finish each question by putting the letter of the correct saint(s) in the blank. 2013 (Grades 4 – 6)

pflaum.com- On the first Monday in September, we celebrate Labor Day. Based on the work these saints did, which one could help you most in each of these situations? Choose from the saints in the box. 2014 (Grades 4 – 6)

pflaum.com- St. Kateri’s Totem
A totem is more than a work of art. It tells a story of a person or group, like a tribe or family. After reading about Kateri, decide how her totem would look. Cut out the symbol of each important part of her life. Paste it to the totem in the order it occurred in Kateri’s life. 2015 (Grades 4 – 6)

pflaum.com- What If the Saints Went Out to Trick or Treat?
What saint would want each of the following treats if he or she went out for heavenly Trick or Treat? Choose from the saints on the right. Write the letter that corresponds with his or her name on the blank after each treat. 2015 (Grades 4 – 6)

pflaum.com- John was the last prophet God sent to prepare the way for Jesus. Finish this short biography of John by filling in the blanks. You’ll find all the missing words in the Word Box below. Hint: You will need to use some words more than once. 2011 (Grades 7 – 8)

pflaum.com- Can you tell the career of each saint from the clues he or she gives you? Choose the career from the box below and write it on the line next to the saint’s name. 2013 (Grades 7 – 8)

pflaum.com- What if saints had epitaphs on their tombstones? See if you can identify which saint goes with each epitaph. Choose the saints from the box on the right. 2014 (Grades 7 – 8)

pflaum.com- St. Kateri Tekakwitha
True or False, Tic-Tac-Toe 2015 (Grades 7 – 8)

pflaum.com- Same Name Saints
Read what each of the following saints says about himself or herself. Then write which Thomas or Teresa is speaking. Choose from the names in the box below. 2015 (Grades 7 – 8)





Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hail Mary Activities



Coloring:

stbernardchurch.com- Hail Mary (coloring page)

artpals.com- Hail Mary prayer coloring sheet

fcpeace.com- Hail Mary (coloring booklet)



Games:

nashvilleras.com- More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities

armyfamilyok.wordpress.com- Sequence & Pray Hail Mary
There are 7 cards with the words to the Hail Mary on them. If 2 copies of the cards are printed, one could use them to play concentration. I also created a board to go with where the cards should be placed in sequence order. (Print the board on LEGAL size paper!!) There’s so many uses for the cards because they could just be used to recite the prayer as well.



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




Hail Mary Puzzle Sheet- Cut out strips and glue strips of the Hail Mary in the proper order on a piece of construction paper. (For younger students you can do this together as a group activity.) You can also play this as a game by dividing the class into teams and give each team the strips of the Hail Mary. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.




Hail Mary File Folder Game: A fun way to practice and see how well you know the Hail Mary prayer.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder. (Title is in Harrington font.)

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 Harrington font. Text is in Tempus Sans ITC. Start/Finish is in Cooper Black font.) This file is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like.



Puzzles:

4catholiceducators.com- 3 Hail Mary word search puzzles.

mycatholicsource.com- Word Search



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


Hail Mary- (crossword)





Hail Mary puzzle- All you need is some heavy paper and a copy machine. Copy puzzle and have the children glue it on some heavy paper and color. Then have the children cut on the lines to make a puzzle. Have the children put the puzzle together to practice Hail Mary. Put puzzle pieces in an envelope or ziplock bag.







Hail Mary Puzzle #2- All you need is some card stock and a copy machine. Print puzzle on card stock and have the students cut on the lines to make a puzzle. Have the students put the puzzle together to practice Hail Mary. Put puzzle pieces in an envelope or Ziploc bag.



Worksheets & Handwriting:

crusaders-for-christ.com- Printable handwriting worksheets of Hail Mary in copy work, print and cursive. Click on Hail Mary at each handwriting page.


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

Hail Mary worksheet- To find out how well the students know The Hail Mary, have the students fill out the worksheet using the word bank.








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





Monday, October 17, 2016

Sequence Bible Story Cards & Games



To help children practice sequencing and retelling Bible stories here are some sequence Bible story cards and games that might come in handy for your classroom or home.


ministry-to-children.com- Sequence Bible Story Cards (several to print out for free)

dltk-bible.com- Free printable story sequencing activities for preschool, kindergarten and early grade school children. Arrange a series of picture cards into the logical order to create the story from beginning to end.

biblestoryprintables.com- Bible Timeline Printables (these cards can be used to sequence Bible stories)

sparklebox.co.uk- Bible Stories Teaching Resources
Several sets of printable visual aids for retelling the Christian creation story. These are ideal as aids to help tell or re-tell the story orally, and also for classroom displays and story sequencing activities. Great as an assembly resource too!

puzzlewarehouse.com- Bible Sequence (board game)
Noah and the Flood, Moses and the Burning Bush, The Empty Tomb are all inspiring stories within the Bible. Now children and adults can learn about the Old and New Testament as they play the fun game of SEQUENCE. Pictures representing Bible stories are displayed on each card and the gameboard. The cards also include a story title and scripture reference. Players match the picture on a card to the same picture on the board, then place their chip there. Five chips in a row wins the game! It's the fun, challenging game of BIBLE SEQUENCE




Jane at The Learning Curve made some cards that match a Power Point slide presentation that she has been using.




From Creation to Joseph Cards- Play Bible Timeline Game, Memory, Go Fish, or Sequencing with these cards.

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

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



*Use these one page printable Bible stories to make your own Bible story cards. Have students cut out the pictures and put in the correct order from lambsongs.co.nz website.

Old Testament

New Testament

Christmas

Easter





Friday, October 14, 2016

Gospel for the Mass: 11/13/16- Luke 21:5-19








*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.


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Luke 21:5-19



Activities

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

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

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

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

sermons4kids.com- When I am Afraid object lesson with coloring pages, puzzles, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- He Holds the Future object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

kidssundayschool.com- A Reputation of Courage
After completing this lesson, the children will learn that God gives them the courage and encouragement they need to remain obedient to him, even during tough times, worldly pressures, and persecution.

kidssundayschool.com- A Reputation of Faith
After completing this lesson, children will understand that faith is the key to finding courage.

kidssundayschool.com- Unseen Faith object lesson
This object talk demonstrates how faith in our Lord can help us from being crushed by fear.

word-sunday.com- Two Girls Prepare (scroll down to Gospel)

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

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

wilderdom.com- Fear in a Hat
People write personal fears anonymously on pieces of paper which are collected. Then each person reads someone else's fear to group and explains how the person might feel.



Coloring

mscperu.org- gif

servicioskoninonia.org- gif



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- When I am Afraid group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- He Holds the Future group activities (crafts)



Games

sermons4kids.com- When I am Afraid group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- He Holds the Future group activities (crafts)



Movies

Where’s God When I’m S-Scared? VeggieTales

Two stories are on the tape:

Tales from the Crisper
What happens when 5-year-old Junior Asparagus watches a Frankencelery movie that's a little too scary for him? Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber come to the rescue with a rollicking song, teaching Junior that God is bigger than anything he might be afraid of.

Daniel and the Lion's Den
The second segment takes us to ancient Babylon as the VeggieTales characters stage a musical adaptation of a classic Bible story. Larry the Cucumber, playing the role of Daniel, finds himself in deep trouble thanks to the King's conniving Wise men, played with zest by a trio of slippery scallions. In the end, Daniel learns that even in the lion's den, he is still in God's hands.

Questions:

1. Who told the King what his dream meant? Daniel
2. The Wise men got jealous of Daniel and what did they want to do? Get rid of him.
3. How did they do this? They had a law passed that people could only pray to the King.
4. Who would Daniel pray to? Only to God.
5. What happened to Daniel? They threw him in the Lion’s den.
6. Did the lions eat Daniel? No
7. Why didn’t the lion’s eat Daniel? God protected him.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Skits

kidssundayschool.com- The Hamster's Great Escape
The exodus from Egypt, as told by one family's pets. (Topics: Believing, Courage, Faith, Protection, Trust in God)

kidssundayschool.com- The Fiery Furnace
A lesson in standing for God no matter what.