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Catholic BLURT!

Catholic BLURT! is based on the game Bible Blurt. For 3 Players or 4 Teams. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

A fun and exciting way to review the Bible and the Catholic faith. When the Reader gives the Definition, blurt out the word you think it defines. There’s no penalty for wrong answers. You can blurt as many times as you want until somebody gets the correct answer. If you’re the first one to blurt the correct answer, move your pawn the number of spaces rolled by the Reader. If there’s a tie, read another Definition. Only the players who tied can blurt. If you land on a square that’s already occupied by another pawn, there’s gonna be a Showdown! The two players on the square have a Definition read to them by another player. If you’re first to blurt the correct word, you win the Showdown and may remain on the square. If you’re not first, you have to go backward the amount of squares shown on the die. If you land on a square that matches the color of your pawn, this is your big chance to challenge another player and takeover his or her square! Place your pawn on the same square with the player you want to challenge. Play the same way as you would in a Showdown, except the winner remains on the lead square, and the loser has to go back to the square from which the challenger came. The first player or team to return to “Start,” after going all the way around the Game Board, is the . . . WINNER! You don’t have to land there by exact count.



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How Rude! (Good Manners Game)

How Rude! is based on the game Blunders. For 2 Players or in Teams. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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!


Need:

336 Game Cards (56 of each color)
Dice
Game Board
Pawns


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 along with others.

Directions- Print out Directions.

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.


*Use these Game Cards below or make your own. You can make it specific to what you have been learning and to the students in your class. (Game Cards are in MS Word and can be changed any way you like.) 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.

Acting Game Cards- Print out Acting Game Cards on light purple card stock.

Good Job Game Cards- Print out Good Job Game Cards on light blue card stock.

Multiple Choice Game Cards- Print out Multiple Choice Game Cards on light green card stock.

Oops Game Cards- Print out Oops Game Cards on light yellow card stock.

Scenario Game Cards- Print out Scenario Game Cards on light orange card stock.

True or False Game Cards- Print out True or False Game Cards on light pink card stock.





People of the Bible Game

People of the Bible Game is based on the game Inklings. For 2 Players or 2 Teams. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

A fun and exciting way to learn about the people of the Bible. The players are asked "Who am I?" questions based on increasingly easier clues. More challenging clues earn more points; easier hints win fewer. If you spin a 1 or 4 either “Answer or Sell” the question to an opponent. Spin a 2 or 5 and “Draw A Card” and follow the instructions on the card. Spin a 3 for “Playoff” to take on your opponents in answering the question. Spin a 6 to get a chance to bid on who gets the question. There are 200 Clue Cards. The first player or team to earn 55 points and answer the last question wins! Recommended for ages 8 and up.



Need:

Clue Cards
Spinner
1 Clue Card Holder
120 Point Chips (in three different colors)

*You can also use a large circle hole puncher and make your own chips using card stock, craft foam, etc. Poker chips and plastic milk jug caps can be used as well.



Directions- Print out Directions.

Spinner- Copy and cut out the spinner wheel and spinner. Glue spinner wheel to cardboard and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make it last. To make a strong and simple spinner, cut it out of a plastic lid. Attach the spinner to the spinner wheel with a brass fastener. Be sure to not fasten the spinner down too tightly so it will spin properly.

Clue Card Holder- Print out Clue Card Holder on card stock. Fold Clue Card Holder in half on the line.

Clue Cards- (Use these Clue Cards or make your own to make it more personalized. Clue Cards are in MS Word and can be changed any way you like.) Print Clue Cards out on card stock. Cut out Clue Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities. There are 200 Clue Cards for you to choose from. Note: Please take in consideration that I am just a Mom and I'm providing these clues to the best of my abilities. I tried to make them as accurate as possible, but I know I probably made a few mistakes and it was not intentional. (Questions taken from a Catholic Bible.)





Bible Story Dominos Game:

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

Directions

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





Journey Through The Bible Game: (Bible story review)

This easy-to-learn game introduces youngsters to exciting Bible stories as players move around the brightly colored board, landing on pictures of biblical events. The object of this game is to be the first player to move from Start to Finish while you visit Bible stories along the way.

This board game can be used in numerous ways to teach children:

1) to identify the Bible stories by a picture
2) name a fact about the Bible story
3) answer a question about the Bible story (review previous lessons)
4) spell a character or object from the Bible story


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

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





Books of the Bible: (Books of the Bible review)

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

This board game can be used in numerous ways to teach children:

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

*Other creative ideas to play the game are posted as well so all ages can play.


Directions- Print out Directions

Game Board- (Feel free to use this game as is or modify it to suit your needs). Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of 2 file folders or a large piece of cardboard. Laminate or cover file folders with clear contact paper to make it last. (Start & Finish is in Colonna MT font. Text is in Comic Sans MS font. Title is in Harrington font.)

Books of the Bible List- To check answers





Bible Snap Game: (Bible story review)

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

Directions

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

Bible Snap Cards 1

Bible Snap Cards 2





Which Came First? (Bible story review)

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. 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.)

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

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last. (Title is in Impact font. Spaces are in Andy font.)

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





From Creation to Joseph Cards: Use these cards for Memory, Go Fish, or sequencing.

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

Cards 1

Cards 2

Cards 3

Cards 4

Cards 5


*Print out only the cards that you want to use.

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

Bible Timeline Card Game- directions




Birth of Jesus to Ascension Cards: Use these cards for Memory, Go Fish, or sequencing.

These cards can also help students establish the content and order of the Matthew, Mark and Luke (synoptic) gospels. Example: Take the gospel of Mark since it's the shortest and ask the students to take the cards and put them in the order which Mark mentions them in his book.

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

Birth of Jesus to Zacchaeus cards 1

Birth of Jesus to Zacchaeus cards 2

Birth of Jesus to Zacchaeus cards 3

Birth of Jesus to Zacchaeus cards 4

Holy Week cards 1

Holy Week cards 2

Holy Week cards 3

Empty Tomb to Ascension Cards


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

Bible Timeline Card Game- directions

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





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*Adam & Eve

Apple

Introduce art project: What did Adam and Eve eat from the Tree of Knowledge?

Need: Red poster board, brown pipe cleaners, green construction paper, tape.

Directions: Pre cut a large apple from red poster board and cut out worm hole for finger to poke through from back. Have students cut out leaf drawn on green paper. Teachers tape brown pipe cleaner (stem) and leaf on back of apple. (Submitted by LG).



*Creation

Creation Bingo (What God Made Bingo)

Introduce game: What did God make? This game should help you remember what God made.

Need: Poster board cut into small bingo card sizes, small pictures or stickers of objects that God has made and not made, milk caps to be markers, index cards.

Directions: Cut poster board into bingo card size and draw a bingo board consisting of at least 9 squares. Glue small pictures or stickers of objects that God has made in spaces. Glue the same pictures (what God has made) and pictures of what God has not made on index cards and put in a bag. Students play regular bingo, but with pictures. The first one who gets three in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins. Each student picks a picture card from the bag and tells whether or not God made it. **Put clear contact paper on the cards and they will last for years. (Submitted by LG).



*Daniel and the Lions

Lion Mask

Introduce art project: What did not eat Daniel?

Need: Paper plate, crayons/paint, stapler, paper grocery bag

Directions: Cut the center out of a paper plate and color/paint paper plate tan. (Note: Be sure to have students use old crayons and peel the paper off of crayons and rub the side of the crayon on the paper plate instead of coloring it. This will be a lot faster and easier for the students). Cut 2 ears (triangles 3 inches on all three sides) out of the paper bag. Staple ears to mask where ears should go on the back of the plate. Cut several rectangles for mane (rectangles 1 inch by 6 inches long) out of a paper bag. Staple mane rectangles on edge of mask on the back of the paper plate all the way around mask. Cut a strip (2 inches by 20 inches) out of the paper bag to make a band for the back of the mask. Staple on end of the strip to one side of the mask on the back. Fit the strip to the child’s head then staple the other end in place. Cut off excess band. (Submitted by LG).



*Disciples

Who Is Knocking At My Door?

Introduce game: Jesus knew his disciples very well. They were his friends. How well do you know your friends?

Need: 1 chair.

Directions: The students sit in their own seats while the one who is “It” sits in a chair in front of the room, with his back toward the other students. Someone is chosen by the teacher to go up and knock on the back of the chair or floor. When “It” hears the knocking he asks, "Who is knocking at my door?" The knocker answers in a disguised voice "It is I.” “It” has to guess who the knocker was. The knocker then becomes “It”. (Submitted by LG).



*Empty Tomb

The Empty Tomb

Introduce art project: Did they find Jesus in the tomb on Easter? Let’s make something that shows what they found.

Need: 1 big paper plate, 1 small paper plate, paper fastener, crayons/paint

Directions: Teacher makes a circle with a pencil on the front of the big paper plate where the opening of the cave will be. Students color/paint the front of the big paper plate light brown or grey. (Note: Be sure to have students use old crayons and peel the paper off of crayons and rub the side of the crayon on the paper plate instead of coloring it. This will be a lot faster and easier for the students). They color/paint all of the front of the big paper plate except for the center circle part (the cave). This center part will be kept white. Students then color/paint the back of the small paper plate light brown or grey. Teacher then uses the paper fastener (on the edge of both plates on the side) and attaches the small plate to the big plate so student can slide the smaller plate and look inside the cave and see that Jesus has risen. Students can put on the top part of the big plate “Jesus Has Risen” with a black crayon if they choose to do so or inside the cave. You can also print out “Jesus Has Risen” on computer paper and have the students cut it out and glue on the back of the small paper plate that is rolled away to see what they found in the tomb. (Submitted by LG).



*Good Shepherd

What Lamb Is Missing?

Introduce game: What does a shepherd do? What happens if one lamb is missing?

Need: Nothing

Directions: Students sit in a group on the floor. One student is “It” and must turn around and hide their eyes. Another student is picked by the teacher and they go outside of the room. “It” then must guess what lamb is missing. Whoever was the lost lamb is now “It”. (Submitted by LG).



*Jesus

Jesus Basketball

Introduce game: Who was baptized by his cousin?

Need: 1 trashcan, 2 balled up pieces of paper for balls, and 2 chairs.

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Jesus. The first team that spells JESUS wins. (Submitted by LG).



*Moses

Who Has Baby Moses?

Introduce game: What was the name of the baby that was put in a basket and sent down the Nile by his mother? Who found Moses?
Need: Small object to be baby Moses (example: clothes pin).

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


Frog

Introduce art project: What kinds of plagues happened when the King would not let the slaves go?

Need: Paper plates, white and red construction paper.

Directions: Pre cut tongue for students out of red construction paper. Have the tongue about one inch wide and twelve inches long. Have students color paper plate green on one side and fold plate in half. (Note: Be sure to have students use old crayons and peel the paper off of crayons and rub the side of the crayon on the paper plate instead of coloring it. This will be a lot faster and easier for the students). Students then cut out two eyes that are pre drawn on white construction paper (round circles that are at least three inches across) and color eyes. Glue on eyes on outside of frog (green side) on the top of the paper plate that is folded in half. Have the eyes halfway on and halfway hanging off the fold near the center. Glue tongue inside the frog’s mouth starting from the center of the fold and out the front of the mouth. Curl tongue with pencil and draw a bug on end of tongue if you wish. (Submitted by LG).


Follow Moses

Introduce game: Who led the people out of Egypt? Can you follow Moses? Let’s find out.

Need: A large walking stick.

Directions: Someone is the Leader (Moses) and carries a stick for his staff. Students follow Moses and do what Moses does. (Like Follow the Leader). (Submitted by LG).


Moses Says

Introduce game: Did the people listen and do what Moses said? Do you think that is easy? Can you do that?

Need: Nothing

Directions: Played just like Simon Says. Moses says, “Hop on one foot.” Etc. (Submitted by LG).



*Names Of Students

Name Game

Introduce game: Do you know the names of all the students in class? Let’s find out.

Need: Nothing

Directions: Have students stand in two lines to form two teams that are facing each other. Tell them that they must say their name when you touch their shoulder while you are standing behind them so each student will hear everyone's name before the game starts. The teacher then stands behind a student from team two and places their hands on a student's shoulders. Have the first person in the line from team one tell you what the name of the student is that you are standing behind and touching. If they are right, team one receives a point. Now have the first player from team two name a player from team one and repeat. Go through both of the team lines so every student has a turn. (Submitted by LG).



*Noah's Ark

Noah’s Ark (What Animal Is Missing)

Introduce game: What was on the ark with Noah and his family? Can you find what animal is missing from the ark?

Need: Cards with animal pictures on them.

Directions: Place a group of different animal cards on the chalk tray. Have the students name what animals that they see. Students hide their eyes while the teacher removes one animal card. Then the students look and guess which animal is missing. Who ever guesses right gets to remove an animal and have everyone guess "Who's Missing". (Submitted by LG).


Noah’s Ark Craft

Introduce art project: Who built the ark? Noah. What did it look like? What was it like on the ark? Let’s find out!

Need: 2 paper plates per child, paper fasteners, navy blue spray paint, light blue water color paint, crayons, brown construction paper, black magic marker

Directions:

1. On one paper plate, draw a line across the center of a paper plate. Draw scalloped edges for water just above the line that is the center of the paper plate (discard smaller piece of paper plate). Cut the scalloped edges across this paper plate. Spray paint this plate dark blue before class. Make arks on brown construction paper and outline them with black magic markers and color in windows. Cut arks out of before class for students.
2. On another paper plate have students write their name on the back. On the front of this plate, draw a line across the center. Have students color one half of the paper plate a storm scene. Students must only color the lightening bolt and raindrops white and nothing else. (Only have white crayons out during this time).
3. On the other half of the paper plate have students color a rainbow. Color rainbow starting with purple on the outside of the groove in the center of the plate. Then continue to color on the outside of the purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red for a rainbow. (Only have these color crayons out during this time).
4. Students paint the entire paper plate with light blue water color paint.
5. When dry, teacher will use a paper fastener to attach the water to the center of the back plate.
6. Students then glue the ark to water being extra careful to not put glue near paper fastener or glue ark to back plate.
7. To change the scene from the forty days and nights of rain to the promise of not flooding the world again, turn the back plate around. See Crafts Picture Page to see pictures of finished craft. (Submitted by LG).



*Our Father

Our Father Magnet

Introduce art project: How can we remind ourselves to pray “Our Father”? Let’s make something that will help remind us to pray “Our Father”.

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

Directions: Make Popsicle Stick Picture Fame from Kidsdomain.com

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



*Resurrection

Who's Got The Stone?

Introduce game: What was rolled away from the tomb where Jesus was laid?

Need: One small rock.

Directions: One student is picked to be “It”. All the students (except "It") put both of their hands together and form a cup with just a little hole up on top. The teacher walks around and pretends to put the stone in someone's hand. One student will actually get the stone. The student who is “It” is then asked by the teacher, "Who's got the stone?". Whoever has the stone is "It". (Game is like “Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?). (Submitted by LG).



*Samson

Samson, A Mighty Man

Introduce game: What did Philistines do to Samson when they captured him? How do you think it is being blind? Discuss.

Need: Blindfold or paper bag that can fit over student’s head.

Directions: Student must guess who’s face he is touching while blindfolded. Teacher might have to do hand-over-hand to keep the touching just on the head and face. (Submitted by LG).



*Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross Banner

Introduce activity: What can we make to help us remember the Stations of the Cross?

Need: Dowel, large piece of dark felt to be banner (navy blue works great), ribbon, pictures printed of the Stations of the Cross

Directions: Fold the top of the felt over the dowel and glue it in place, making sure at least one inch of the dowel is hanging out of each side. Cut a long piece of ribbon and tie ends to each end of the dowel to make a hanger for the banner. Have the students color the pictures of the Stations of the Cross. Glue the pictures in order on the banner. Decorate edges of pictures and banner with glitter, ribbon, rickrack trim, etc. (Submitted by LG).



*Thomas the Doubter

Thomas the Doubter

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

Need: Large nail with blunt point, 1 chair

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



*Wise Men

Wise Men Search

Introduce game: Who was searching for baby Jesus?

Need: Clothes pin to be baby Jesus.

Directions: One student is picked to be a Wise Man and steps out of the classroom. Another student is picked by the teacher to hide baby Jesus somewhere in the classroom. When baby Jesus is hidden, the Wise Man comes back into the room. He is to find baby Jesus by directions from the student that hid baby Jesus. These directions are: the star is not very bright if the Wise Man is far away, brighter if somewhat nearer, getting brighter if even closer, and VERY bright if very close. When the Wise Man finds the baby Jesus, the person that hid baby Jesus is now the Wise Man. (Submitted by LG).




 
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