Friday, February 16, 2018

The Golden Rule 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 It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.



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






Introduction: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. What does this mean? It means we should treat others the same way you want them to treat you. That is easier said than done. Do you respect everyone and treat them kindly at all times? During our daily contact with others we can show compassion and generosity by treating them with respect and courtesy. This dignified and respectable behavior that we give to others is part of what Jesus was talking about. Try your best to treat others as you would like to be treated and you will find that it will help you so much in everyday life with getting a long with others.



Directions: Put the colored Game Cards in two different small baskets and set near the game board. Place your markers at START. Roll the die and move that many spaces. Follow the directions on the space you land on. If the space has a Roll Play activity on it, perform it to the best of your ability. If needed, the teacher will help you understand what to do and coach you how to do it correctly. If the space has True or False or P’s & Q’s on it, draw the corresponding card and read it out loud. Answer the question to the best of your ability (the teacher can coach the student if necessary).


Directions- Print out Directions and keep inside file folder when not playing game.

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

Game Cards (below): Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students.

True or False Cards- (Use these Game Cards or make your own.) Print out True or False cards in light yellow card stock.

P’s & Q’s Cards- (Use these Game Cards or make your own). Print out P’s & Q’s cards in blue card stock.





Thursday, February 15, 2018

Gloria 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 It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.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.

Gloria File Folder Game is a simple board game with the straightforward objective of racing the player's 4 pawns from start to finish with dice throws. Similar to the brand-name board "Sorry!" marketed by Parker Brothers, Gloria (Ludo) shares similarities with the game Pachisi (or Parcheesi), which in turn originated in 6th century India (from fun-free-party-games.com)



Gloria File Folder Game: Players race against other players in advancing his/her 4 playing pawns from start to finish by answering questions about Gloria and with successful die rolls. Each player has four specifically-designated finishing positions. The winner is the first player to successfully rest his 4 pawns on his designated finishing space. This game can be played individually or in teams.




*This game is in accordance with the new Roman Missal that was implemented on November 27, 2011.


What's Needed:

• 2 - 4 Players (or players can be in teams)
• Game Board
• 8 - 16 playing pieces (pawns) in 2 - 4 colors (4 per color)
• 1 - die


About the Game Board:

The game board is laid-out as a "Cross" (having 4 arms). Each arm contains 4 colored "resting spaces" -- also called Home Spaces, which are the destination spaces for a player. These home spaces are bordered by the spaces along which the pawns are intended to travel. At each corner of the board are the 4 colored Starting Zones, where each player's pawns sit at the start of the game awaiting entry into the game board proper. A successful die throw of 6 is required for a pawn to jump from the starting zone onto the starting square. Lastly, the single colored space between the Starting Zone and the Home Spaces is the Starting Space where each pawn starts its journey toward the Home Spaces.


Set Up: This game can be played individually or in teams. Each player gets 4 pawns of the same color. Players put all 4 of their pawns resting in the Starting Zones located at the 4 corners of the game board. Next, 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 choose who will go first and then game play goes clockwise. Players can roll the die and have the person with the highest number go first.


Moving Pawns:

The playing pieces are meant to travel in a clockwise direction along the cross-shaped. Each playing piece is required to travel 1 full rotation around the game board before it can move into the player's Home Spaces. A die throw is used to determine the number of spaces by which pawns may advance.


At Start of Play: The game begins with each player's 4 pawns resting in the Starting Zones located at the 4 corners of the game board. Players take turns answering questions (the first person to their left reads the card). Players must answer a question correctly to roll the die. In order place your pawn on the Game Board a player needs to roll to exit the Starting Zone and enter the game board proper, a player needs to roll a 6. On a successful throw of 6, the player then places a pawn at the colored Starting Space.

The 4 colored Starting Zones are located in the same place. The single Starting Space is designated as the tail end of the colored Arrow pointing towards the center.


Moving One's Pawns:

The player has choices: Provided the player rolls enough sixes, he can have all four pawns in play. Thereafter, he can choose to move any of his pawns on any valid die roll. Conditions for valid moves:

* The destination space should be empty, or,
* The destination space is occupied by another player's pawn. If so, this pawn is "Captured" and gets sent back to its Starting Zone.

Capturing Pawns: Landing one's pawn on a space occupied by another player "Captures" the opponent's pawn. The captured pawn is then returned to its Starting Zone, where it must remain until a successful die throw of 6 makes it possible to be returned to the game board.

Forced Pass: A player is forced to pass his turn if his die roll results in no legal moves. If the only way to complete a move would result in a player capturing himself, the pawns remains in place and the player loses his or her turn.

Landing on the Home Spaces: A player needs an exact die roll in order to land on a vacant home space. Pawns that are already resting on home spaces can no longer be moved.

The game board is laid out as a "Cross" (having 4 arms). The Home Space is the exact center of the game board, which means all 4 pawns must reach the colored "Arrow tip" by means of an exact die roll.


Rule Variations for Faster Games:

*Throwing Multiple Dice: To make a game proceed faster, each player can roll 2-3 dice at the start of the game and keep throwing multiple dice each turn until he rolls a 6. He then uses the results of the multiple dice throw to move his piece. In subsequent turns, the player should only roll 1 die to move.

For example, if a player rolls "6-1-2", he can place 1 pawn on the Starting Space, then move it 1, then 2 places on the game board. Thereafter, he can only roll 1 die each turn, and must roll a 6 before he can place any other pawn at the Starting Space. On the other hand, if the player rolls "4-4-2", then all his pawns remain in the Starting Zone, forcing the player to pass his turn. On his subsequent turns, he can throw 3 dice until he gets a 6, thereby allowing him to place a pawn on the game board proper. Thereafter, he should throw only 1 die.

*Rolling Sixes: Under this rule, a player is allowed to roll again whenever he rolls a six. This way, a truly lucky player can have all four pawns advancing toward his Home Zone in record time.



Directions- Print out Directions and put inside legal size file folder for safe keeping.

Game Board- Print game board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”). Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of a legal size file folder or a piece of cardboard.

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.

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





Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fruit of the Holy Spirit Bean Bag Toss





*This game is an adaptation from confessionofahomeschooler.blogspot.com


Use a 12 hole cupcake baking pan and write the 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit on blank label stickers and put one in each of the holes. Have the students take turns standing behind a chair tossing bean bags into the holes in the order from CCC 1832: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self control, chastity. The first student or team to complete the list in the correct order wins.

*For an added challenge you can have the players define the word or give an example of what it means.

*TIP: If you don't have time to sew a bean bag, pour beans into an old sock, knot the open end, and turn down the cuff.





Monday, February 12, 2018

Fruits of the Holy Spirit (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.


Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Catholic) CCC 1832: Spin the spinner and follow the directions. If you spin “Leader’s Space” you may change places with the leader and put his marker where you were. Make your way around the board answering questions about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. 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.

Game Cards- 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.

Spinner- Make spinner according to the directions. Keep inside file folder.





Friday, February 9, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 5/27/18- Matthew 28:16-20








*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.




Matthew 28:16-20



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 Great Commission with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Delivering the Invitation object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Go and Make Disciples object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, Power Point Presentation, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What to Do lesson with questions

ministry-to-children.com- “The Great Commission” Bible Lesson

missionbibleclass.org- Great Commission and Ascension of Jesus lesson

skk.cccmy.org- Go Make Disciples! 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- I can tell my friends about Jesus.

storange.cloversites.com- Jesus Gives One Last Commandment (page 4)

church-of-god-online.com- The Great Commission (page 4)

static1.squarespace.com- The Great Commission (page 8)

apcurriculum.com- The Great Commission Coloring Sheet

covchurch.org- Matthew 28:19-20 coloring sheet (page 7)

supercoloring.com- The Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) coloring page



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Delivering the Invitation group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Go and Make Disciples group activities (crafts)

faithsprouts.blogspot.com- Gospel Megaphone (scroll down to this)

daniellesplace.com- Great Commission Crafts

i.pinimg.com- Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19 craft)

orientaltrading.com- Go Tell All Sign Craft

mssscrafts.com- Use as a Bible craft or as a memory verse game.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Delivering the Invitation group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Go and Make Disciples group activities (games)

daniellesplace.com- Play A Guessing Game & Make A Whispering Tube (scroll down to these)

mssscrafts.com- Scripture Sheep Memory
• Print out a number of copies of the template or alternatively, paste the template into a program such as Publisher. Print or write the first half of memory verses on sheep front card and the second half and/or the reference on the sheep back card.
• Cut out and play memory with the cards.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

4catholiceducators.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





I’m Sorry (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.




I’m Sorry: As players move around the game board, they are given fictitious situations in which they have done something wrong. The player must then apologize to the person to his/her left for the situation on their 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. 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.

Directions- Print out Directions and keep inside file folder when not playing game.

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

Game Cards- Use these Game 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. Only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students.

Tokens- Use these tokens or make your own. Print out tokens on to card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Fiery Furnace (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.





The Fiery Furnace: Answer questions correctly about the Bible story and receive a flame token. Land on a “Take A Flame”, you can take a flame token from any player. If you land on “Lose A Flame”, you must return a flame token. If you land on “Give A Flame Away”, you must give one of your flame tokens to a player. Players work their way around the board and try to collect flame tokens. The first player to collect 7 flame tokens (to represent King Nebuchadnezzar ordered the furnace to be heated seven times more than usual) 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.

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

Flame 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.





Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Faith of a Mustard Seed 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.


Faith of a Mustard Seed File Folder Game: Do you have faith in Jesus? It takes a little and God will make it grow big just like a mustard seed. How much faith do you have? Be the first to the top of the mustard tree plant and win.

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.

Spinner- Make spinner according to the directions.





Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Emotions Game



A friend wanted an Emotions Game so I came up with one based on this game. I made a Christian version of this board game for CCD/Sunday School and I hope it is useful for younger students.


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.

*Feel free to modify it to suit your needs. Most of it is in MS Word format and can be changed easily.



The Emotions Game:

Introduction: You need to think before you say or do things because you may hurt someone's feelings. Remember what Jesus said, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39

How can we show that we love God and our neighbor? We should do what God asks of us to show that we love him. How can we love our neighbor? God wants us to help others and to care about them and we should treat others how we would like to be treated.

Review the emotions with your students (happy, angry, bored, ashamed, scared, anxious/nervous, sad, surprised, confused, and embarrassed). Discuss when and how we express each emotion. Example: How does someone look when they are sad? (Discuss. Have the students point to the sad face on the game board and make a sad face.) When can someone be said? (Discuss). What should we do when we see someone sad? (Discuss).

We should be aware of how people feel and help them when needed.

*This game can be used for many different things (introduction wise).
Jesus loves me when I'm . . . sad, happy, etc.
Jesus is with me when I feel . . .
I should pray when I feel . . .





Place your markers at START. Roll the die and move that many spaces. Follow the directions on the space you land on. If the space has LISTEN on it, the teacher will read you a phrase (with matching emotional inflection and facial expression) and you must identify what emotion is depicted. If you land on MAKE A FACE, you must make a face that shows one of the emotions (happy, angry, bored, ashamed, scared, anxious/nervous, sad, surprised, confused, or embarrassed) and the other players will guess what emotion it is. If you land on a THINK space, the teacher will read a situation and you will have to identify how you would feel if that happened to you.

Give the children emotion stickers and/or stamp smiley faces on the back of their hands for trying or doing well.

Continue game as time permits or until the children’s attention wanes.

NOTE: There are also emotion cards with the pictures of the emotions on them that you can use to help discuss things or you can play Memory with them. If the children do not want to say the emotion during the game, they can hold up one of the cards to answer the questions.



Emotion Cards- Pictures of the emotions on cards that you can use to help discuss things or you can play Memory or Go Fish. If the children do not want to say the emotion during the game, they can hold up one of the cards to answer the questions.

Directions- Feel free to use this game as is or modify it to suit your needs. Print out Directions and put inside folder when not playing game.

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

Listen List- Read the phrase (with matching emotional inflection and facial expression) and the child will try to identify what emotion is depicted.

Think List- Read a situation and the children will try to identify how they would feel if that happened to them.





Saturday, February 3, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 5/20/18- John 20:19-23 or John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 and Pentecost Sunday








*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.




John 20:19-23 or John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 and Pentecost Sunday



Resources

newadvent.org- Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit

everystudent.com- Who is the Holy Spirit?

ewtn.com- The Holy Spirit: Basic Doctrine, Reflections, Prayers, Church Documents, etc.

godonthe.net- The Holy Spirit



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.

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

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

msssbible.com- The Early Church/The Holy Spirit with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

kidssundayschool.com- A Heart for Jesus
The Holy Spirit can reach our heart no matter how much we may have sinned.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What To Do (John 20: 19 – 23) lesson

missionarlington.org- Lesson: The Helper (John 20:19-23) with activities

bible.org- Mission: Possible (John 20:19-23) lesson

The Catholic Toolbox- Holy Spirit Pre K – K lesson with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

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

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

textweek.com- John 20:19-31 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

textweek.com- John 15:26 - 16:15 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

sermons4kids.com- The Unseen Power (John 16: 12-13) object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles

sundayschoollessons.com- The Holy Spirit Brings Us Together lesson (John 16:12 – 15)

ministry-to-children.com- “You are Not Alone!” Sunday School Lesson from John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

sermonwriter.com- John 15:26-27, 16: 4b-15 Listening to the Spirit object lesson



Coloring

holyheroes.net- John 20:21-23 coloring

first-school.ws- Dove coloring page and handwriting sheet

apples4theteacher.com- Peace Dove coloring page

sermons4kids.com- John 16:13



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- The Unseen Power group activities (crafts)

tenkidsandadog.blogspot.com- Pentecost Windsock

The Catholic Toolbox- Tongues of Fire Headband (a fun craft to remind children what flickered around the disciple’s heads, but did not burn them)

dltk-bible.com- Dove Crafts

daniellesplace.com- Dove Peace Sunday School Craft (scroll down to Peace)

enchantedlearning.com- Peace Dove craft

Taking Flight- A bird that can be a dove that you make out of white paper and using the child's handprints. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 41).

Peaceful Dove Ornament- A cute dove made out of a peanut. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 44 & 45).

The Holy Spirit moves us to do God’s will (Holy Spirit mobile)
Here is a mobile that will encourage children to look further around for God’s presence n their life. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 224.)

cbc.ca- Water Bottle Wind Spirals

daniellesplace.com- Wind Twirlers
An easy craft made out of fun foam (scroll down to this).

orientaltrading.com- Peace Be With You Handprint Sign Craft



Games

sermons4kids.com- The Unseen Power group activities (games)

daniellesplace.com- Tongues of Fire Bible Verse Review Game and Wind and Fire Relay (scroll down to these)


Who Has The Fire?

Introduce game: What flickered around the disciple’s heads, but didn’t burn them? Fiery flames.

Need: Orange construction paper balled up to be the fire.

Directions: The children sit in a circle close together. The child who is “It” stands away from the circle and hides their eyes while the fire is passed around. When “It” says "STOP!", the child holding the fire hides it (under their leg, up their sleeve, etc.). The child who is “It” guesses who has the fire. The child who had the fire is now “It”.


Listen Up- This game will help kids remember to listen for the Holy Spirit. (The Encyclopedia of bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 105).

kidssundayschool.com- Guided in Truth
Children have fun trying to duplicate a pattern of blocks hearing only verbal commands. The unseen Holy Spirit guides us in truth, if only we listen.

The Catholic Toolbox- Fruit of the Holy Spirit Bean Bag Toss

The Catholic Toolbox- Fruits of the Holy Spirit (file folder game)
Spin the spinner and follow the directions. If you spin “Leader’s Space” you may change places with the leader and put his marker where you were. Make your way around the board answering questions about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The first player to FINISH wins.

The Catholic Toolbox- Holy Spirit File Folder Game
Work your way around the board and answer questions about the Holy Spirit. For 2nd grade on up. There are a lot of choices and possibilities for this game.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

twopaths.com- Pentecost and the Early Church (word search)

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Spiral

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





Gospel for the Mass: 5/13/18- Mark 16:15-20 or John 17:11B-19








*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 16:15-20 or John 17:11B-19



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 Great Commission with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

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

sundaysources.com- Jesus Ascends lesson with activities

missionarlington.org- Jesus Gives Instructions lesson with activities

textweek.com- Mark 16:9-20 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

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

sermons4kids.com- In the World, but Not of the World object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, quizzes, PowerPoint presentation, worship bulletin

textweek.com- John 17:6-19 Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

supercoloring.com- Jesus Ascension coloring page

supercoloring.com- Jesus Ascends to Heaven coloring page

childrenschapel.org- The Ascension

bible-printables.com- The Ascension

saintanneshelper.com- 2 Ascension coloring pages

sermons4kids.com- John 17:6-19

coloring-pages-kids.com- Children Praying coloring sheets

sundayschoolresources.com- Praying Hands



Crafts

Mark 16:15-20

sundayschoolsources.com- Jesus Lives! Jesus can "ascend" from on the ground to the sky by pulling the long tab up!

catholicicing.com- Ascension of Jesus Craft for Kids

daniellesplace.com- Jesus Ascending to Heaven Craft for Kids (scroll down to this)

craftingthewordofgod.com- “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15 craft

Jesus Ascends- A fun craft that gives a hands-on experience of Jesus disappearing in the cloud as He did so long ago. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 60 & 61).

Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 61 & 62.)


John 17:11B-19

sermons4kids.com- In the World, but Not of the World group activities (crafts)

biblekidsfunzone.com- Prayer Bear

daniellesplace.com- Prayer Bible Crafts

bibleschoolmaterials.blogspot.com- Praying Hands Craft

msssbible.com- Praying Hands Memory Verse Craft

In the World, but Not of the World
Introduction to craft: sermons4kids.com

Remove all blue crayons from the container. Have the students draw a picture of themselves using the remaining crayons (be sure to tell the students to press hard with the crayons while coloring). Next discuss how sometimes it is hard to be the person that God wants us to be (Example: What kind of person does God want us to be? How can we be that person? Etc.) Explain that God wants us to remain the person he made us to be. He does not want us to become stained by the world. Tell the students the blue water color represents being stained by what is happening in the world that is trying to change us from the person God wants us to be. Have the students paint over their picture with blue water color paint. (The wax in the crayons repels the water color paint allowing the picture to show through.) Tell the students that we remain the person God made us to be. We remain faithful because we ask Jesus to help us be separate from the world and the person that God’s wants us to be shines through.



Games

Mark 16:15-20

Case of the Missing Person (Jesus Returns to Heaven)- In this game, kids will try to figure out who’s missing from the class. They’ll get an idea of how some people must have felt after Jesus returned to heaven. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 104.) Go to Table of Contents and click on page 104.


Play the game “Telephone” (use an empty cardboard paper towel roll). Start with today’s memory verse, then let the kids think of other Scriptures to pass around the circle. Talk about how we can share God’s Word with others.


Introduce games- Jesus told the disciples that they would be able to proclaim the gospel to every creature in the world. He told them that “they will speak new languages”. Let’s see if you can listen and understand a new language.

bobblesworldesl.com- Handkerchief Race: Make foreign language flash cards (2 of each word). Pass out all the cards to the students who are sitting in a group (or maybe in a circle). The teacher holds a handkerchief up and then calls out a card. The two students who have that card stand up and try to get to the handkerchief first. (You can also just have the students race to a finish line and the first one over the line wins.)


What Does This Word Mean?

Have a list of foreign words and their meanings. Divide the class into teams. Say a word from your list and ask one team what the word means. You can also write the word on the board. If Team #1 is correct, they get a point. If they are not correct, Team #2 may try. If Team #2 is correct they get a point. The team with the highest score wins.



John 17:11B-19

sermons4kids.com- In the World, but Not of the World group activities (games)

sundayschoolsources.com- Memory Activities you can use for prayer games

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

The Catholic Toolbox- Name That Prayer File Folder Game
Gospel John 17:11b-19
What was Jesus doing during this gospel reading? (Praying for his disciples.) How well do you know your prayers? Let’s find out!


Puzzles

Mark 16:15-20

gardenofpraise.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

gardenofpraise.com- Word Scramble

gardenofpraise.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



John 17:11B-19

kidssundayschool.com- Praying Hands connect the dots

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Quizzes

Mark 16:15-20

gardenofpraise.com- Multiple Choice


John 17:11B-19

sermons4kids.com- Multiple Choice

sermons4kids.com- Fill in the Blanks





Gospel for the Mass: 5/6/18- John 15:9-17








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John 15:9-17



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 Greatest Commandment with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- As I Have Loved You object lesson with coloring page, group activities, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Love One Another object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- A Heart Full of Joy object lesson with group activities page, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- A Basket of Summer Fruit lesson

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Calls His Friends

ministry-to-children.com- “Just as I have Loved You” Sunday School Lesson from John 15:9-17

pinterest.com- Random Acts of Kindness 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- Love one another as I have loved you.

childrenschapel.org- As the Father hath loved me, so I have loved you. (John 15a)

kidsheart.com- Love one another. John 15:17



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Love One Another group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- As I Have Loved You group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Heart Full of Joy group activities (crafts)

msssbible.com- Beginner Memory Verse craft John 15:12

akidsheart.com- Easy John 15: 17 verse craft

msssbible.com- Memory Verse craft John 15:14

dltk-holidays.com- John 15:13 mobile
Introduce craft: Who should we be kind to? Everyone. Let’s make a craft to remind us to “Love Others”

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

dltk-kids.com- Or make the lady bug with poster board or card stock. On the back of the lady bug where the wings open up write “Love Others”.


Introduce craft: How can we help others? Here is a craft to help to remind us to help others.

mssscrafts.com- Sharing Hands craft

studyathomemama.ca- Paper Chain of Kindness

Love Notes- Cute magnet craft to put on your refrigerator to leave loving messages to the people in your family. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, pages 54 & 55).


Loving others demands respect, consideration, cooperation, care, etc. Love is about giving. Fill these chore charts out or have the students come up with their own chores to do and color. These can be given to parents or friends/family etc. to show they are serious about their respect for them, care, etc. They are to bring the chore charts back signed next week and receive a small gift as a reward for their good deeds.

alennkasprintables.com- Editable Chore Charts

dltk-cards.com- Custom Chore Chart

freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com- Look on the right sidebar to choose the age appropriate chore chart to print out.

chorecharts.net- Dozens of free printable chore charts, behavior charts and reward charts you can download and print for free.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Love One Another group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- As I Have Loved You group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Heart Full of Joy group activities (crafts)


Introduce game: How does Jesus want us to behave? Discuss. Well, here are some questions and let’s see how well you can.

Win or Lose by How You Choose

Need: Book- “Win or Lose by How You Choose” by Judge Judy Sheindlin

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


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


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

The Catholic Toolbox- Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game

The Catholic Toolbox- Back Talk Game (Honor Your Father & Mother)
Gospel John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. (One of the ways you show that you love God is to obey your parents and honor them with respect.)



Movies

Veggie Tales: Accepting and Helping- Are You My Neighbor?

The Story of Flibber-o-loo or The Tale of Two Cities (15 min.) and ask questions:

1. What does loving your neighbor really mean? Help others whenever they need help even when you don’t feel like it.
2. Why wouldn’t the mayor and the doctor stop and help Larry? They said that they were too busy.
3. What should the mayor and doctor do? Help Larry.
4. Who helped Larry? A fellow from the other town.
5. Should we help people in need? Yes.
6. How can we help others?


The Gourds Must Be Crazy (14 min.) and ask questions:

1. Why wouldn’t Jr. invite Fernando to his party? Because he was different.
2. What did Jr. learn about people that are different? Being different can be good. It’s the inside that counts.
3. Should we make fun of people who are different? No.
4. How should we treat others? We should treat everyone how you would like to be treated.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Jumble

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword



Snacks

Introduce snack- How can we say “I love you” to others? Have the children bake cookies and give to someone they love.

pillsbury.com- Chocolate Dipped Heart Cookies

pillsbury.com- Sweetheart Cookie Bouquet

pillsbury.com- Thumbprint Sugar Cookies





Thursday, February 1, 2018

Stations of the Cross





newadvent.org- Way of the Cross

catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- Stations of the Cross Resources

catholic.org- Opening Prayer and Stations of the Cross with pictures. Click on First Station of the Cross.

cin.org- Stations of the Cross

ewtn.com- Stations of the Cross- opening prayer, and with pictures

hollyemotions.homestead.com- Stations of the Cross with pictures.

creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry- Stations of the Cross with audio. Friendly printer versions available.

christusrex.org- Coming to this site will lead you to experience the Way of the Cross in pictures where the “First Way of the Cross” was threaded by the Lord.

beliefnet.com- To experience the audiovisual feature "Bitter Journey: The Way of the Cross". A multimedia feature tracing Jesus' passion and death.



Activities:

4catholiceducators.com- Here are a few suggestions for group activities with your students during the lenten period.

catholicicing.com- Stations of the Cross Montessori Activity for Catholic Kids

threesidedwheel.wordpress.com- Keeping A Holy Lent: Stations of the Cross for Children

catholicicing.com- Station of the Cross Eggs
Each egg has inside of it has one heart, and one symbol for that station. You can use these as an activity for the children to match up the symbols, or you can just use them to go through the Stations of the Cross one at a time.

familyfeastandferia.wordpress.com- Stations of the Cross for Children
Color, black and white printables. Full page, pamphlet, landscape, and booklet size available.

ukbookworm.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross: Three Part Cards
Set of Montessori style three part cards for the Stations of the Cross

loylapress.com- Stations of the Cross for Children
Download the PDF of the Stations of the Cross for Children to help you pray during Lent. Adapted for children by Catherine Odell

saintanneshelper.com- Printable Stations of the Cross Booklet

catholicinspired.com- Stations of the Cross ~ Lift-Flap Notebook Page and Mini Booklet

domestic-church.com- Stations of the Cross Children’s Liturgy
PDF version of Stations of the Cross for a Children's Liturgy prepared by Andy Figueroa of Hope Anglican Fellowship at Christ the King Reformed Episcopal Church. A moving devotion for a Good Friday service.



Coloring:

sjtb.org- Stations of the Cross Coloring Pages

supercoloring.com- Click the Stations Of The Cross coloring page to view printable version.

familyfeastandferia.wordpress.com- Stations of the Cross for Children
Black and white printables. Full page, pamphlet, landscape, and booklet size available.

fcpeace.com- Walk With Jesus on the Way of the Cross

sacredhearthouston.org- Stations of the Cross
Make a picture strip. Cut on the solid lines. Paste the two pieces together. Read your Stations of the Cross. (Grade 3)

crusaders-for-christ.com- Stations of the Cross Coloring Book



Crafts:

domestic-church.com- Station Shrines
Make these shrines and put your Stations of the Cross pictures in them.

thetuckerbunch.typepad.com- 14 Stations of the Cross craft

familiacatolica-org.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross made with wooden sticks, craft for older children. Pictures of the Stations of the Cross to put inside each station provided.
*Blog is in Spanish. Go to Google Translate and cut and paste blog url to change to English.

enterundermyroof.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross Magnets

paperdali.blogspot.com- Portable Stations of the Cross

cherishedheartsathome.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross Box

ponderedinmyheart.typepad.com- Stations of the Cross Grottos

thegreatestfigtsofgod.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross Box

threesidedwheel.wordpress.com- Stations of the Cross Montessori Box

familiacatolica-org.blogspot.com- Stations of the Cross with Ribbons
*Blog is in Spanish. Go to Google Translate and cut and paste blog url to change to English.

lbrummer68739.net- My Way of the Cross Circle



Games:

edubakery.com- Stations of the Cross Bingo
Multiple different bingo cards will be created when you print them out.



The following games are free, however they are 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.


Stations of the Cross Bingo- Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about the Stations of the Cross. The teacher asks one student at a time a question about the Stations of the Cross. The student answers the question and the class looks for the word on their bingo card. The first student who gets three in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins.

20 Stations of the Cross Bingo Cards- Use these or make your own. (These cards go with the questions above.)




Stations of the Cross File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to go through all 14 Stations of the Cross by answering questions about each station.

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

Questions- Use these or make your own.

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.

Spinner- Make Spinner according to directions.



Puzzles:

wordsearchfun.com- Stations of the Cross (word search)

edubakery.com- Stations of the Cross (word scramble)

domestic-church.com- Find the Lenten Message (Use the word list at the bottom of the page to fill in the blanks in the sentences. Use the number under some of the letters to find the Lenten message) & Stations of the Cross (crossword).



Worksheets:

teachingheart.net- Fill in the blanks (scroll down to this)