Friday, December 15, 2017

Catholic Books of the Bible Game




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


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

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


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


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


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


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 It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.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


Directions- Print out Directions

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

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


Books of the Bible List- To check answers





Thursday, December 14, 2017

Birth of Jesus to Ascension Cards





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


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

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

*Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

Cards 1

Cards 2

Cards 3

Cards 4



To make it more of a challenge, you can add Holy Week Cards and Empty Tomb to Ascension Cards to this game as well.

Timeline Answers: (for Empty Tomb to Ascension)

The empty tomb.
On the road to Emmaus.
Jesus appeared to his disciples.
Doubting Thomas
Jesus told where to catch fish.
The Ascension of Jesus.


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

Bible Timeline Card Game- Directions

Action Cards- For an added challenge, make a few copies.





Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 2/25/18- Mark 9:2-10








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B 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.




Mark 9:2-10



Activities

catholicmom.com- 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

thereligionteacher.com- Transfiguration Activities
Activities, crafts, lessons, worksheets, etc.

sermons4kids.com- On the Mountain Top object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Sunshine Mountain object lesson with group activities, coloring pages, puzzles, song sheet, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Is Changed on the Mountain Top lesson

sundayschoolsources.com- The Transfiguration lesson

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

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



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- The Transfiguration

sermons4kids.com- The Transfiguration

sermons4kids.com- Jesus is Transfigured

applesaucekids.com- The Mount of Transfiguration



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- On The Mountain Top group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Sunshine Mountain group activities (crafts)

sundayschoolsources.com- Scroll down to Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- On The Mountain Top group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Sunshine Mountain group activities (games)

sundayschoolsources.com- Scroll down to Activities Questions #3. Play the "pea-in-a-shell" game. Place a token for Jesus, Moses and Elijah under three half-shells. Mix them up and have the student figure out which one is Jesus.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Bible Story Show Down (file folder game)






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





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

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

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



Old Testament Question Cards- Print OT Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out OT Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (Use only the questions that reflect your students abilities.)

New Testament Question Cards- Print NT Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out NT Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (Use only the questions that reflect your students abilities.)

Tokens- (Use these tokens or make your own). Print out several pages of Tokens on card stock. Cut out Tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bible Story Dominos (game)



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



Bible Story Dominos: Help your child's Bible knowledge with this game that requires players to match Bible story pictures. No reading required.



4 pages of dominos




Directions- Shuffle/mix up dominos and place them all face down on the table in one pile.

For a two player game, each player should draw 4 dominos at random, for a game with more players; each player should draw 3 dominos. Do not let the other players see your dominos.

The youngest player should go first by laying any domino on the table. In the typical game you'd lay a double (one with the same image in both squares, but I find it a tough rule to explain to the little ones and usually results in my having to look at their cards).

Player two tries to lay a domino on the table with an image that matches either end of the domino. If the player cannot go, they pick a domino from the pile and miss their turn. The next player may try to match the first domino image or try to match the end of the second domino image. Only one domino may be played per turn. Should the last domino be drawn with no play possible, the player passes and tries again on his/her next turn.

Play continues until one player has used all his dominos or until no one can play. The player with no dominos or with the least number of remaining dominos wins.


Dominos- Print out on card stock and trim. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Monday, December 11, 2017

Special Events for January








*This month’s special events are:



Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

churchyear.net- Mary Mother of God History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions, & More

catholicculture.org- Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation USA)

tiredtwang.blogspot.com- Mary, Mother of God coloring

fcpeace.com- Memory game on the feast of Mary

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Mary is the Mother of Our Church lesson for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.




The Epiphany of the Lord

thereligionteacher.com- Feast of the Epiphany in the Modern Day- Lesson Plan Activities

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




Baptism of the Lord




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







Baptism of Jesus- Pre K – K lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, Handwriting Sheets, Mini Books, etc.

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




National Sanctity To Life Day

Pro Life Activities- Stumped for activities concerning Pro Life ? Here are a few that your students might enjoy.





4 pages of dominos


Look Who’s Growing Dominos- A fun way to educate young students that babies grow into adults to help promote Pro Life.








Look Who’s Growing- This game provides an entertaining way to educate students about pregnancy and fetal development to help promote Pro Life.





Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bible Snap Card Game



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


Bible Snap Card Game: is played with a deck of cards with pictures of various Bible stories on them. The object of the game is to "capture" all of the cards.


Directions


*Make 4 copies of each to play a regular game. Print cards out on card stock. Cut out cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Cards 1

Cards 2





Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Baptism of Jesus (file folder game)






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


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



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



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

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

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





Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Honor Thy Parents- Back Talk Game






If you love me you will keep my commandments. John 14:15

One of the ways you show that you love God is to obey your parents and honor them with respect.

What is the fourth commandment? Honor thy father and thy mother. (Catholic)


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



8 pages of cards


Back Talk: The object of this game is for the children to honor their parent’s requests in the proper way. Print out the three sets of cards. One set is what a parent would say to their child (these cards are in red). Another set is a disrespectful response from a child to the parent. Another set of cards is what the child should say to their parent. Shuffle the cards and deal them completely out. Have the players put their cards face up in from of them so that others can see and read their cards and help them if necessary. By taking turns, have one player start with what a parent would say and read it out loud. After they have read the card, they place it in the middle of the table face up. The rest of the players then check their cards to see if they have one that says what a disrespectful child would say to their parent in response in this situation. If they have the card, they read it out loud and place it face up next to the first card. Then the players look at their cards to see if they have what a child should say to their parent. If they have the card, they read it out loud and place it face up next to the second card. Players can also play in teams so they can help each other answer the questions.


Directions- Print out Directions and cut it out.

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

Back Talk Questions- To use with younger students.





Monday, December 4, 2017

Are You Ready To Clean Up Your Act? (game)



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



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



Place your marker on START. Players spin the spinner and follow the directions. If you land on the picture of the bar of soap the player to your left draws a card and reads it out loud. On each card is a question about the 6th commandment. If you answer the question correctly, you stay where you are. If you are not correct, you must move to the bathtub and clean up your act. On your next turn you are asked another question. The player cannot get out of the bathtub until they answer a question correctly. If you answer a question correctly, you may resume your position on the game board. If a player lands on a rubber duck, they may change places with the leader. The first player to FINISH wins.


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

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

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

Spinner- Make Spinner according to directions.