Monday, October 30, 2017

Christian Thanksgiving Ideas & Activities






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)

bluecricketdesign.net- A Thankful Thanksgiving Activity
Place ideas in jar. Every day draw out one card and do what it suggests.

littlehouseliving.com- The Thankful Thanksgiving Jar

jellybeanjunkyard.wordpress.com- Give Thanks Gratitude Board

myhomeschoolingjournal.blogspot.com- Service Project - Count Your Blessings

confessionsofanover-workedmom.com- How to Make a Gratitude Journal from a Paper Lunch Bag

blessedbeyondadoubt.com- Cultivating Thankful Hearts: A FREE Unity Study

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.)



Coloring

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Give Thanks To The Lord Coloring Page, Thank you Jesus for . . . Coloring Page, I Will Give Thanks To Thee Coloring Page, Thank you God for . . . Coloring Page, etc. (scroll down for these)

alicethechalice.org- I am Thankful for . . . (coloring sheet)

embellishgoods.blogspot.com- I am thankful for . . . (placemat you can color)

reallifeathome.com- Thanksgiving Activity Page or Placemat Free Printable

printables.atozteacherstuff.com- Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

teacherspayteachers.com- Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet (CHRISTIAN)

junepfaffdaley.blogspot.com- I’m Thankful for . . . (coloring sheet)

cecilymae.com- Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. Psalm 107:1



Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities for Kids

whatchristianswanttoknow.com- 5 Thanksgiving Bible Craft Ideas

themoffatgirls.com- I am Thankful Craft (scroll down almost to the bottom for this craft)

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.

raisingarrows.net- Blessing Tree

littlehouseliving.com- The Thankful Thanksgiving Jar

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.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- I am Thankful Craft: Pumpkin Pocket (scroll down to this craft)

reallifeathome.com- Building Memories with a Thanksgiving Tablecloth Project




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

christianitycove.com- “Scattergories” Thanksgiving Bible Game



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).


Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Word Search)

nierocks.areavoices.com- Giving Thanks (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thankfulness (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thanksgiving (Word Search)

christianbiblereference.org- Thanksgiving (Word Search)

wordmint.com- Being Thankful (Word Search)

openthoumineeyes.com- Things I Would Miss If God Didn't Give Them to Me

biblewise.com- Gratitude (Break the Code)

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Decoder)

sermons4kids.com- Giving Thanks (Crossword)

setonmagazine.com- Psalms of Thanksgiving (Crossword)



Worksheets

ouroutofsynclife.com- Thanksgiving Activity Workbook (preschool)

3dinosaurs.com- 30 Days of Giving Thanks with Free Printable

twistynoodle.com- I am thankful for … (worksheet)

thehousewifemodern.com- Free Printable “Thankful For” Worksheets

scholastic.com- Minibook: I am Thankful (Inspire your children to write about what they're thankful for with this printable minibook)

theteachersguide.com- I am Thankful For (large print worksheet)

theteachersguide.com- I am Thankful For (medium print worksheet)

theteachersguide.com- I am Thankful For (lined paper worksheet)

teacherspayteacher.com- I Am Thankful FREE Writing About Gratitude

writtenreality.com- Thankful ABCs Printable (it’s a free printable to share thankfulness, beginning with the letter a and working our way through the alphabet–all the way to z)

en.islcollective.com- I am Thankful Booklet (title page and one page to use for interior pages that can be copied as many times as you wish)

jessicalynette.com- Thanksgiving Worksheets for Kids

growinghandsonkids.com- I am Thankful For Writing Activity Printable (for Pre-K through 3rd Grade)





Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 11/26/17- Matthew 25:31-46








*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 25:31-46



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

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

mssscrafts.com- Encouraging Children to Serve Others ideas

flamecreativekids.blogspot.ca- Re-telling the story of the Sheep and the Goats with felt

sermons4kids.com- Unto the Least of These object lesson

sermons4kids.com- Thanks Living object lesson with group activities, coloring pages, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Unto the Least of These object lesson with group activities, coloring pages, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

missionarlington.org- The Sheep and the Goats lesson with activities

sundayschoollessons.com- We Care for Jesus Through His People lesson

frtommylane.com- What God Won’t Ask lesson

storiesonthewayfiles.wordpress.com- lesson with activities

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- The Sheep and the Goats lesson with activities

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- Unto the least of these . . .

sermons4kids.com- I can help sick people learn about Jesus.

sermons4kids.com- I can be a friend to someone who needs a friend.

supercoloring.com- Parable of the Sheep and the Goats coloring page

familyfeastandferia.files.wordpress.com- Christ the King fold up and stand up picture you can color.

abdaacts.mywebcommunity.org- The Sheep and Goats (scroll down for this)



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Thanks Living group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Unto the Least of These group activities (crafts)

fashionsbylynda.com- Parable of the Sheep and Goats” Matthew 29:16-46 craft and bookmarks

daniellesplace.com- Sheep or Goats Magnets

daniellesplace.com- Craft Stick Barn with Clothespin Sheep and Goat Craft (scroll down to this)

clubhousejr.com- Paper Bag Goat Puppet

dltk-kids.com- Paper Bag Lamb Craft

freekidscrafts.com- Paper Bag Lamb Puppet Craft

daniellesplace.com- Sheep Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids (scroll down to this)

mssscrafts.com- Several crafts listed.

mssscrafts.com- Memory verse craft

first-school.ws- Handprint Lamb or Sheep Craft
This is a very easy craft that the youngest child can help with and makes a beautiful keepsake. Template included.

nikarella.wordpress.com- Standup Sheep Craft

craftscollection.net- Sheep Egg

crafts4fun.blogspot.com- Lamb Note Holder

dadcando.com- Fluffy Sheep

daniellesplace.com- Sheep crafts

Rocking Sheep- Tap the sheep very lightly and they will gently rock from side to side. (The Grolier Kids Crafts Craft Book by Cheryl Owen, page 18 & 19).

artistshelpingchildren.org- Several goat crafts listed

toddler-net.com- Paper Plate Goat

iheartcraftythings.com- Three Billy Goats Gruff Craft

learncreatelobe.com- Printable Mountain Goat



Games

sermons4kids.com- Thanks Living group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Unto the Least of These group activities (games)

mssscrafts.com- Memory Verse Memory Game

ldslessonideas.wordpress.com- Sheep and Goats Matching Game (scroll down to this)

daniellesplace.com- Separate the Sheep from the Goats Balloon Game (scroll down to this)


Sheep from the Goats Freeze Tag

Designate a playing area. Have a student volunteer to be “It”.

Say: One day the sheep will be separated by the goats. In this game someone is “It” and he will separate the sheep from the goats. If “It” tags you, you are frozen and cannot move. The only way you can become unfrozen if another sheep comes and tags you. Play continues until all the players are frozen. Then the last person to be frozen is "It" for the next game.

If you have time, play several rounds, having kids change groups and roles.

After playing the game, ask your students:

1. What was it like waiting to be unfrozen?
2. How is being chosen by Jesus like being untagged by someone?



Puzzles

maxipraise.com- Maze (beginner)

maxipraise.com- Maze (advance)

twopaths.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com - Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quiz

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Apostles’ Creed File Folder Game



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


Apostles’ Creed is based on the Royal Game of Ur which dates from 2600 B.C. It was discovered in the 1920s by Sir Leonard Wooley during his excavations at the city of Ur in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq). In the early 1980s, Irving Finkel of the British Museum uncovered the rules of the game, long forgotten, by deciphering Sumerian cuneiform tablets.




Apostles’ Creed: For 2 Players or 2 Teams

The idea is to answer questions about the Apostles’ Creed so you can move your stones around the board. The goal is to move each stone along the 14-square path from the start square to the end and remove the stone from the board. If a stone lands on a square marked with a star the player may roll again. If the stone of one player lands on a square occupied by the stone of the opponent while on the center row, the opponent’s stone is removed from the board and must start again. The winner is the player who removes all their stones from the board first.


Need:

7 stones or playing pieces for each player
1 die
Game Cards
Game Board


Set Up: This game can be played individually or in teams. Shuffle the deck and place it face down in a small basket near the game board. Put an empty basket nearby for the discards.




Rules:

Apostles’ Creed is played by two players using a board consisting of 20 squares shown in the picture above. One player has seven white stones and the other has seven black stones (or whatever colors you choose to use).

The starting player may be decided with the flip of a coin. The opponents make their moves by turns. To make a possible move you must answer a question (the other player draws a card and reads you the question) about the Apostles' Creed. If you are correct you may move one of your pieces. If you do not answer the question correctly, your turn is over.

Each player takes turns to throw the die after they answer a question correctly and move one of their pieces according to the number indicated by the die. The goal is to move each stone along the 14-square path from the start square to the end and remove the stone from the board. The winner is the player who removes all their stones from the board first.

When starting a stone the first count is onto the start square. A player may have more than one stone on the board at a time. If the stone of one player lands on a square occupied by the stone of the opponent while on the center row, the opponent’s stone is removed from the board and must start again. If a stone lands on a square marked with a star the player may roll again.


Directions- Print out Directions. Keep inside file folder for safe keeping.

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

Game Cards- (Use these cards or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

*Playing pieces can be coins, colored buttons, game pieces from other games, fish rocks for the bottom of aquariums, craft foam cut into shapes, glass rocks for vases, etc. You can paint small objects such as rocks, small plastic tops or caps, etc. You can also buy pawns at game stores.

*You can also use a large circle hole puncher and make your own game pieces using card stock, craft foam, etc.





Apostles’ Creed Activities





Lessons

catholicmom.com- Apostles’ Creed Lesson Plan by Kristi McCabe

4catholiceducators.com- Lesson Title: "I believe..."

visionvideo.com- Experiencing the Apostles’ Creed (lesson with activities)

catholicmom.com- Apostles’ Creed Lesson Plan by Kristi McCabe

catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- Three Ways to Teach the Creed to Younger Children

therealpresence.org- Lesson IV The Apostle’s Creed

resourcewell.s3.amazonaws.com- The Apostle’s Creed Study

wpengine.net- What Is The Creed? (lesson)




Coloring

sjtb.org- Apostles' Creed Coloring Pages

sisterservants.org- Apostles' Creed Coloring Pages



Crafts

catholicicing.com- I Believe In 1 God Craft- Bible Craft For Letter G

concordianews.org- The Apostles Creed - Trinity Craft



Games

Give students several long strips of paper or card stock and have them write one line of the prayer on each. Have students then mix up the paper strips and put them in the proper order. (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 prayer. See which team can put it in the proper order the fastest.

loyolapress.com- Apostles Creed Tic-Tac-Toe

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








Apostles’ Creed File Folder Game- For 2 Players or 2 Teams

The idea is to answer questions about the Apostles’ Creed so you can move your stones around the board. The goal is to move each stone along the 14-square path from the start square to the end and remove the stone from the board. If a stone lands on a square marked with a star the player may roll again. If the stone of one player lands on a square occupied by the stone of the opponent while on the center row, the opponent’s stone is removed from the board and must start again. The winner is the player who removes all their stones from the board first.



Puzzles

4catholiceducators.com- Word Searches

proprofs.com- Crossword

whenwecrosswords.com- Apostles Creed (crossword)

looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com- The Creed + Tetris



Worksheets & Handwriting

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

icsaamenia.org- The Apostles Creed (worksheets)

ltp.org- Fill in the Blanks (page 6)

mtownnumc.org- Based on the Apostles Creed (worksheets)

faithpointum.org- Creed Worksheet Based on the Apostles’ Creed

icsaamenia.org- I believe! The Apostles' Creed (worksheets)

visionvideo.com- Experiencing the Apostles’ Creed (worksheet page 14)

therealpresence.org- Lesson IV The Apostle’s Creed with activity that you can cut and paste into a worksheet

teacherspayteachers.com- Apostles' Creed Prayer Pack

teacherspayteachers.com- Apostle's Creed Test





Thursday, October 19, 2017

Gospel for the Mass: 11/19/17- Matthew 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21








*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 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21



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- The Three Tool Boxes object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Bury Your Talent object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- A Fearful Man Hides His Treasure lesson

dltk-bible.com- The Parable of the Talents 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- Parable of the Talents #1

sermons4kids.com- Parable of the Talents #2

supercoloring.com- Parable of the Talents coloring page

theclipartwizard.com- Parable of the Talents Coloring Pages

erwinthomas.com- Parable of the Talents Coloring Pages



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Three Tool Boxes group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Bury Your Talent group activities (crafts)

dltk-bible.com- Parable of Talents craft

childrensbiblelessons.blogspot.com- Scroll down to ACTIVITY: Parable of the Ten Talents



Games

sermons4kids.com- Three Tool Boxes (group activities) games

sermons4kids.com- Don’t Bury Your Talent group activities (games)

kidssundayschool.com- Treasure Hunt

kidssundayschool.com- What’s my talent?

sundaysoftware.com- The Talents Stewardship Game (free computer game to download)

quia.com- After you read the Parables of the Talents, click on matching, flashcards, or concentration.

kirkofkildaire.org- Talents on Parade Charades (look under Application)

The Ten Talents Game- This game is based on The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30). Directions, game cards and markers, answer key, game board, etc. are included in the book. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 4-13).

The Catholic Toolbox- Ten Talents (file folder game)



Puzzles

maxipraise.com- Beginners Maze

maxipraise.com- Advance Maze

dltk-bible.com- several different kinds of puzzles posted

maxipraise.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Word Jumble

biblewise.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

gardenofpraise.com- Parables of Talents fill in the blanks with word bank



Skit

kidssundayschool.com- Parable of the Talents





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)

educationinvirtue.com- Virtue Based Classroom Management
This series takes some of the best of those tried-and-true ideas and offers them to you. Here you’ll find ideas, strategies, free downloads and worksheets all aimed at helping you create a culture of virtue in your classroom. By following Christ in a life of virtue, you and your students will come to experience the joy of the children of God.

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.

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

smp.org- The Cardinal Virtues

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

educationinvirtue.com- Free Worksheets on Virtues





Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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.

catholicreligionteacher- The Saints



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.

zunal.com- How Do You Become a Saint? (WebQuest)

createwebquest.com- Catholic WebQuest: Saints

A Saintly Quest, developed by John Meneely An RE WebQuest

4catholiceducators.com- Classroom Activities on Saints

aknottedlife.com- All Saints' Halloween party (ideas for food, games, costumes, decorations, etc.)

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
Saint activities in bulletins

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 a Printable 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.

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

reallifeathome.com- All Saints’ Day Coloring Page: Litany of Saints Mini Book



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 cut 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

catholicicing.com- ABC Saints: Coloring Pages Turned Easy Catholic Craft



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.



Lessons

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.

reallifeathome.com- All Saints Day Printables and Worksheet Packet

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.

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.

saintnook.com- Freebie: Download the ‘Build Your Saint Profile’ Worksheet
This ‘Build Your Saint Profile’ Worksheet is a fun activity for all ages to get to know their patrons and favorite saints.





Friday, October 13, 2017

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.

dltk-bible.com- Bible Sentence Sequencing Cards (FREE)
Sentence sequencing is an activity/game that allows children to practice combining nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc to make a sentence.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Joseph Story Sequencing Cards (scroll down to this)

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

christiancliparts.net- Bible clip art for FREE! Use the clipart and make your own Bible sequencing cards. Use can search the clips either by a keyword or book and chapter.

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!

teachthemdiligently.net- Free Bible Matching Game

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

masterclubs.org- The Bible Sequence O.T. Game
A fun online game to put in order and the location of all 20 Bible Sequence O.T. cards.

masterclubs.org- The Bible Sequence N.T. Game
A fun online game to put in order and the location of all 20 Bible Sequence N.T. cards.




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




Here are some I made long ago that you might like:

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





Gospel for the Mass: 11/12/17- Matthew 25:1-13








*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.


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Matthew 25:1-13



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

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

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared! object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Give Me My Oil Lamp object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Expect the Unexpected object lesson with coloring pages and puzzles

sundayschoolsources.com- Ten Bridesmaids lesson with activities

sundayschoollessons.com- Young Women Prepare for a Wedding lesson

calvarycurriculum.com- The Parable of the Ten Maidens lesson #228 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

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- Matthew 25:1-13

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 25:1-13

religousdoodles.com- The 10 Virgins Coloring pages & Printables

warrencampdesign.com- Five Smart Virgins coloring page



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared (group activities) crafts

sermons4kids.com- Give Me My Oil Lamp (group activities) crafts

sugardoodle.net- Paper Plate Oil Lamp Craft

susanevans.org- Clay Oil Lamp Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- Be Prepared (group activities) games

sermons4kids.com- Give Me My Oil Lamp (group activities) games



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Dot-to-dot

maxipraise.com- Maze (beginner)

maxipraise.com- Maze (advance)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice





Thursday, October 12, 2017

Act of Contrition Board 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.


Act of Contrition Board Game is based on Puluc a game played by the Kekchi (Qeqchi) Indians of Guatemala from boardgamesoftheworld.com





Act of Contrition Board Game: For 2 Players or 2 Teams

The idea is to answer questions about the Act of Contrition so players can roll the dice and move their pieces up and down the road attempting to capture their opponent’s pieces. The form of capture is unique because the captured piece is not immediately removed but instead is placed under the capturing piece. The capturing piece is placed on top of the captured piece to form a stack (if you capture an opponent’s piece, their playing piece is placed under yours). On his next turn the capturing player starts to move the stack of pieces back along the road towards his home position the number of spaces indicated by the throw count. When the capturing player reaches the home position the captured piece is removed from the board.



Needed:

Dice
5 red and 5 black checkerboard game pieces
Question Cards
Game Board



Set Up: This game can be played individually or in teams. Shuffle the deck and place it face down in a small basket near the game board. Put an empty basket nearby for the discards. Players put their 5 playing pieces at Home (picture shown above).


Rules: The board is a track made up of 9 spaces as shown above. Each player has five pieces, usually small stones or sticks using any shape or color to distinguish between players. The players sit opposite each other across the road and the home position for each team is to their left.

The first players of both teams throw the dice to decide who starts the game. The player with the highest throw starts.

The opponents make their moves by turns. To make a possible move you must answer a question (the other player draws a card and reads you the question). If you are correct you then you roll the dice. If you do not answer the question correctly, your turn is over. The players take turns to throw the dice and move one piece along the road from space to space according to the throw count. The players enter their pieces at opposite ends of the road from the home position and move in opposite directions (shown by the arrows in the picture above). A player may either move a piece or enter another piece onto the road. A player must not move a piece onto a space occupied by one of his own pieces.

When the piece has reached the other end of the road it is moved back to its home position again. When the piece reaches its home position it is available at a subsequent turn to be moved on another lap down the road. It is not necessary to throw an exact number to enter the home position.


Capture: If a playing piece lands on a space occupied by that of an opponent, the opponent’s piece is captured. The capturing piece is placed on top of the captured piece to form a stack (if you capture an opponent’s piece, their playing piece is placed under yours). On his next turn the capturing player starts to move the stack of pieces back along the road towards his home position the number of spaces indicated by the throw count. When the capturing player reaches the home position the captured piece is removed from the board.

If a playing piece lands on a stack consisting of a capturing piece and a captured piece, the stack is itself captured and now reverses back the road towards the home position of the capturing piece with the capturing piece on top. When this stack reaches the home position the pieces belonging to the capturing player are "liberated" and may be re-entered onto the track in later turns.

There may be any number of captures and re-captures. A stack may be captured by another stack.

The game ends when the winner has captured all their adversary’s pieces.



Directions- Print out Directions.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, assemble, trim, and glue on poster board. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- (Use these cards or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

*The Game Cards are in MS Word and are editable so you can change them any way you like and use which ever Act of Contrition you choose.


Game Pieces- Use 5 red and 5 black checkerboard pieces to play game.