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  • Favorite Pre K - K Websites and Book

  • A to Z Pre K – K Lesson Plans

  • Other Pre K – K Lesson Plans

  • Favorite Religious Elementary School Websites

  • Old & New Testament Lesson Plans (1st Grade on Up)

  • Celebrating the Mass Lessons

  • Mass Activities (worksheets, puzzles, games, crafts, etc.)

  • Take Home Sheets- Bible Stories, Other








    Pre K - K


    Favorite Pre K - K Websites- Comprehensive list of where to find things (Activities, Bible Verses, Coloring, Crafts, Finger Plays & Songs, Games, Handwriting, Lesson Plans, Memory Activities, Mini Books, Puzzles & Mazes, Worksheets, etc.)



    Bible Stories from A to Z- A neat book with activities to teach the Bible using the alphabet.

    The book is divided into 26 mini units, each featuring a letter of the alphabet. Each mini unit contains the following:

  • A Bible story and questions for discussion
  • A craft
  • A prayer
  • A snack idea
  • A take home mini story booklet that the children color
  • An alphabet page
  • An activity page








    Pre K - K Lesson Plans


    A to Z Pre K – K Bible Story Lesson Plans


    *Bible story lesson plans that start with a letter from the alphabet. I will be going through the whole alphabet starting with A and ending with Z. Each lesson plan will consist of: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, Handwriting Sheets, Mini Books, etc.


    A- Adam & Eve


    B- Baptism of Jesus


    C- Creation


    D- Daniel and the Lions


    E- Elijah and the Ravens


    F- Fishers of Men


    G- Good Shepherd


    H- Holy Spirit


    I- Isaac


    J- Jesus


    K- King Solomon


    L- Loaves and Fishes


    M- Moses in the Bulrushes


    N- Noah’s Ark


    O- Offering


    P - Plagues


    Q- Quail


    R- Red Sea


    S- Samson


    T- Ten Commandments


    U- Uzziah


    V- Virtues


    W- Wedding at Cana


    X- Xerxes


    Y- Young Ruler


    Z- Zacchaeus






    I have made several Pre K - K lesson plans this year. Here is a list of the ones I have done so far that are posted at my blog.


    The lesson plans consists of:

  • Objectives
  • Word Wall
  • Bible Story with questions
  • Songs and/or Finger Plays
  • Activities
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Snacks
  • Coloring/Puzzles
  • Handwriting Sheets
  • Mini Books




    Pre K - K Lesson Plans: (that are posted)

  • Abraham
  • Adam & Eve
  • Advent
  • Ash Wednesday & Lent
  • Baptism of Jesus
  • Birth of Jesus
  • Creation
  • Creation- Day: 1
  • Creation- Day: 2
  • Creation- Day: 3
  • Creation- Day: 4
  • Creation- Day: 5
  • Creation- Day: 6
  • Creation- Day: 7
  • Daniel and the Lions
  • David & Goliath
  • Easter
  • Fishers of Men
  • God Made Me and I’m Special
  • Good Samaritan
  • Good Shepherd
  • Holy Spirit
  • Holy Week
  • Isaac is Born
  • Jesus Calms the Storm
  • Jesus Loves Me (good Valentine's Day lesson)
  • Jonah and the Whale
  • Joseph and His Wonderful Coat
  • Joshua & Jericho
  • King Solomon
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Moses
  • Moses in the Bulrushes
  • Noah's Ark
  • Offering
  • Prayer- I Can Talk To God
  • Prodigal Son/I'm Sorry
  • Quail
  • Red Sea
  • Samson
  • Ten Commandments
  • Thank You God- 10 Lepers (good Thanksgiving lesson)
  • Virtues
  • Wedding at Cana
  • Woman at the Well
  • Zacchaeus/Forgiving








    Elementary


    Favorite Religious Elementary School Websites- Comprehensive list of where to find things (Activities, Bible Verses, Coloring, Crafts, Games, Handwriting, Memory Activities, Mini Books, Puzzles & Mazes, Quizzes and Tests, Worksheets, etc.)





    Old & New Testament Lesson Plans: (First Grade On Up)


    I have made several 1st Grade On Up Lesson Plans over the years that are posted at my blog. Here is a list of the ones I have done so far (43).


    The lesson plans consists of:


  • Objectives
  • Review
  • Vocabulary Words
  • Bible Story with questions
  • Activities
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Snacks
  • Puzzles/Worksheets
  • Take Home Sheet (for younger students)




    1st Grade On Up Lesson Plans: (that are posted)

  • Adam & Eve
  • Achan/Stealing
  • Advent
  • Ananias & Sapphira/Lying
  • Ascension of the Lord
  • Ash Wednesday & Lent
  • Birth of Jesus
  • Breakfast By The Lake
  • Church & Respect
  • Creation
  • Daniel and the Lions
  • David & Goliath
  • Easter/Empty Tomb
  • Fishers of Men
  • Good Samaritan
  • Good Shepherd
  • Holy Week and Death on a Cross
  • Jesus in the Temple
  • Jesus is Baptized
  • Jonah and the Whale
  • Joseph and His Wonderful Coat
  • Last Supper/Holy Thursday
  • Leper: The Thankful Leper
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Mary and the Angel
  • Mary is the Mother of Our Church
  • Moses and the Bulrushes
  • Moses and the Laws of God
  • Moses in the Desert
  • Moses Leads His People Out Of Egypt
  • Noah's Ark
  • Palm Sunday/Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem
  • Pentecost
  • Prodigal Son/Lost Son
  • Road to Emmaus and Thomas the Doubter
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Samson
  • Sermon on the Mount/Our Father
  • Temptation of Jesus
  • Through the Roof
  • Tower of Babel
  • Unforgiving Servant
  • Wise Men








    Celebrating the Mass Lessons: (First Grade On Up)


    The celebration of Mass is a hard concept for younger students to understand and with the new Roman Missal being implemented on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011 makes it even harder. With that said I will attempt to produce various lessons to help students learn the parts of the Mass. The lessons will provide catechists, teachers, or parents with activities, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc. to use with their students or child to learn what goes on during Mass and what they should do. This will be geared for students first grade on up.


    *These lessons can also be used to supplement any curriculum that you already use. I plan on using these lessons as part of my curriculum. Since our CCD classroom time is rather long at our church (one hour and fifteen minutes) I will use one lesson from Celebrating the Mass each week then continue with a Bible story lesson.


    (Please take in consideration that I am just a Mom and I'm providing these lessons and activities to the best of my abilities. I will try to make them as accurate as possible, but I know I will make a few mistakes and it was not intentional.)


    To help me come up with lessons that are in accordance with the new Missal I used:

    nccbuscc.org- The Individual Parts of the Mass

    usccb.org- Order of Mass

    I tried my best to do lessons that students will understand what they are to do in Mass and hopefully they will enjoy them as well. I needed something for my students and I thought I would share with others what we will be doing. I hope your students and children at home will like the lessons that I posted.



    People and Liturgical Objects at Mass


    Entering the Church


    Opening Procession


    Greeting


    Penitential Rite


    Lord, Have Mercy (Kyrie Eleison)


    Gloria


    Liturgy of the Word Sequence


    The Gospel


    Profession of Faith


    General Intercessions (Prayer of the Faithful)


    Our Gifts


    Preparation, Prayer, Dialogue


    Holy, Holy, Holy


    Consecration


    Mystery of Faith


    The Great Amen


    The Lord’s Prayer


    Sign of Peace


    Lamb of God


    Holy Communion


    Final Blessing & Concluding Rite





    Mass Activities (worksheets, puzzles, games, crafts, etc.):


    *These activities are in accordance with the new Roman Missal that is to be implemented on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011.


    **More activities, crafts, etc. are posted in the lesson plans.**




    People and Liturgical Objects at Mass:

    People at Church Cards- Show each People at Church Cards to the students and have them identify the person(s) and what they do. (Altar Servers, Cantor, Choir, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeter/Usher, Lector, Musicians, Priest).

    People at Mass- Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column. (Say a word from the first column and then give your child two choices to pick from in the second column).

    People at Church (games)- Several to choose from.

    Liturgical Objects Used in Mass Cards- Show Liturgical Objects Used as Mass cards to the students and have them identify the object.



    Participants & Liturgical Objects Used in Mass Board Game: The ultimate objective is to move all of your game pieces off of the board before your opponent does and to have the largest number of game pieces remaining in your possession.

    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.

    *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.



    Liturgical Objects Used In Mass (games, puzzles, quizzes, worksheets, etc.)- Several to choose from.



    Entering the Church:

    Entering the Church- crossword

    Name That Prayer (file folder game)- See how well you know your prayers. (Scroll down to this game.)



    Opening Procession:

    Opening Procession (for younger students)- Cut out pictures and trim. With the pictures that are given, glue them in the proper order that they appear in the Opening Procession.

    Opening Procession (worksheet)- Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column.



    Greeting:

    Greeting Handwriting Activity- Have the students trace the letters. Then have students cut out a heart from red construction paper and glue in the center of the paper.

    Older Students: Have students write on a colored piece of construction paper at the top, “The Lord be with you”. Then have students cut out heart from red construction paper and glue in the center of the paper. Underneath the heart have the students write, “And with your spirit.”

    The Mass Begins- The following sentences are in the wrong order. Number them so they are in the right order.



    Penitential Rite:

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

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

    Penitential Act (fill in the blanks)- Fill in the blanks with the words from below.



    Penitential Rite File Folder Game: The idea is to answer questions about Penitential Rite so you can remove one or more of your opponent’s pieces. The goal of the game is to remove all the opponent’s pieces.

    Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and put 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.

    Game Pieces- (Use these Game Pieces or make your own.) Print out Game Pieces on very thick card stock. Cut out.

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



    Lord, Have Mercy (Kyrie Eleison):

    Lord, have mercy, Kyrie eleison. (handwriting)

    Lord, Have Mercy- (word search)

    Lord, Have Mercy- (crossword)



    Gloria:

    Gloria (fill in the blanks)- Fill in the blanks with the words from below. (With younger students you can do this together on the board.)


    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.

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

    Game Board- Print out Game Board, assemble, trim, and glue on the inside of a legal size file folder or on a piece of cardboard or 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.

    *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.



    Liturgy of the Word Sequence:

    Liturgy of the Word Sequence Card Game- For 2 to 4 players print out at least 2 copies of each page (for more players print more copies). Shuffle cards and the Dealer deals out 4 cards to each player. Dealer puts cards down in the middle of the table, turns over the top card, and places it beside the deck. From the cards in his hand the Dealer must place the next card in the sequence of the Liturgy of the Word on top of the card facing up. If he does not have the proper card, he must draw a card from the deck. Play moves clockwise. If the deck runs out, play moves to the next player clockwise and game continues. The first player to run out of cards wins.

    First Reading Cards

    Responsorial Psalm Cards

    Second Reading Cards

    Gospel Acclamation Cards

    Gospel Reading Cards



    The Gospel:

    The Gospel (worksheet)- Circle the best available answer for each of the following.



    Profession of Faith:

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

    Nicene Creed (crossword)



    The Nicene Creed File Folder Game: The objective is to be the first player to get all four of his or her color pawns from his or her START location to his or her HOME space. Players must do this by answering questions about the Nicene Creed and rolling the die.

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

    Game Board- Print out Game Board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”), 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- (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.



    General Intercessions (Prayer of the Faithful):

    Lord, hear our prayer activity sheet (for younger students)- Have the students trace the letters. Inside the heart the students will draw the needs they see around us in our community or their own personal desires.

    Lord, hear our prayer (for older students)- Have the students draw a large heart on their paper. Below the heart have the students write: “Lord, hear our prayer.” (You can write this on the board for the students to copy.) Inside the heart the students will write the needs they see around us in our community or their own personal desires.

    *The students can also cut out pictures from magazines and newspapers, or use pictures from the internet and make a collage of the needs they see around us in our community or their own personal desires. Under the collage have the students write “Lord, hear our prayer.”



    Our Gifts:

    Tithing (file folder game)- A simple game to help reinforce tithing to young children.

    How Much To You Tithe? (file folder game)- Try to figure out how much you should tithe as you move around the board.

    Christianopoly- The object of the game is to learn the responsibility of good financial stewardship; making the right decisions about the money we have and managing it wisely. This includes being able to pay necessary bills at home, putting aside for the things you want, and taking care of your family. Not only do you have bills to pay, mortgages, insurance, etc. you must pay taxes, make donations and do tithing as well.



    Preparation, Prayer, Dialogue:

    Preface Dialogue Matchup- Match what the priest says (the blue cards) to what the people say (green cards). Glue the cards next to each other in the proper order onto construction paper.

    Preparation, Prayer, Dialogue (crossword)



    Holy, Holy, Holy:

    Games posted in lesson plan.

    Holy Worksheet- For younger students have them fill out the worksheet. Go over worksheet with students. Try playing the game above (the younger student version) and allow students to place their worksheets in front of them to use when needed.



    Consecration:

    “Do this in memory of me.” (craft)

    Last Supper (file folder game)- Play individually or in teams and work your way around the game board answering questions about the Last Supper.



    Mystery of Faith:

    Have the students write the acclamation that is used in their church.

    For students that need help here are some handwriting sheets that they can trace.

    Mystery of Faith acclamation #1

    Mystery of Faith acclamation #2

    Mystery of Faith acclamation #3


    Mystery of Faith (worksheet)- Answer questions about The Mystery of Faith.



    The Great Amen:

    Games posted in lesson plan.



    The Lord's Prayer:

    Lord’s Prayer worksheet- Fill out the worksheet. Do it on the board together with the students if they need help.

    The Lord’s Prayer- (crossword)

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



    Sign of Peace:

    Lacing Heart Door/Window Craft

    Sign of Peace cryptogram and fallen phrases puzzles



    Lamb of God:

    Lamb of God (word search)- Find the words that are hidden in the puzzle.

    Lamb of God (tile puzzle)- Unscramble the tiles to reveal a message.

    Lamb of God (double puzzle)- Unscramble each of the clue words. Copy the letters in the numbered cells to other cells with the same number.



    Holy Communion:

    Holy Communion word scramble and crossword

    Holy Eucharist Bingo- Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about the Holy Eucharist.

    The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist File Folder Game- Students collect the most tokens by answering questions correctly about the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.



    Final Blessing & Concluding Rite:

    The Holy Mass Game- Directions and questions.

    Cube Signs- (To use with The Holy Mass Game). Print, cut out, and glue on die.


    Actions Speak Louder Than Words Game- A fun review game about actions during Mass.



    Mass Review File Folder Game is based on the traditional Reversi board game of strategy for 2 players enjoyed all over the world. Game play typically takes place on an 8 x 8 grid game board. At the start, each player commands 2 pieces each, one player controlling white pieces and the other controlling black. As the game progresses, the 8x8 grid game board gradually fills up with additional playing pieces. It is not unusual for all 64 squares on the game board to be occupied by the end of the game.

    Mass Review: For 2 Players or 2 Teams

    * The idea is to answer questions about Mass so you can trap one or more opponents’ pieces between two of your pieces. Those opponents’ pieces then change color to become your pieces.

    * The game ends when both you and your opponent cannot play another piece, or if every square on the board is filled, the game is over. You count up the number of black pieces and the number of white pieces and the winner is the one with the most pieces.

    Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and 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 file folder 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.

    Game Cards- (Use these Game Pieces or make your own.) Print out Game Pieces on very thick card stock. Cut out. Game Pieces will automatically be black on one side and white on the other.

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









    Take Home Sheets- they are in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.


    To help reinforce what my students have learned, each child is given a Take Home Sheet for the parent to go over with them. The parent will help the child fill this out and bring back to class the following week.


    Bible Stories:


    Creation Take Home Sheet


    Adam & Eve Take Home Sheet


    Noah's Ark Take Home Sheet


    Tower of Babel Take Home Sheet


    Joseph and His Wonderful Coat Take Home Sheet


    Moses in the Bulrushes Take Home Sheet


    Moses Leads His People Out of Egypt Take Home Sheet


    Moses in the Desert Take Home Sheet


    Moses and the Laws of God Take Home Sheet


    Achan Take Home Sheet


    Samson Take Home Sheet


    David and Goliath Take Home Sheet


    Daniel and the Lions Take Home Sheet


    Jonah Take Home Sheet


    Mary and the Angel Take Home Sheet


    The Birth of Jesus Take Home Sheet


    Wise Men Take Home Sheet


    The King is Born (complete review of the birth of Jesus to the Wise Men) Take Home Sheet


    Jesus in the Temple Take Home Sheet


    Jesus is Baptized Take Home Sheet


    Temptation of Jesus Take Home Sheet


    Fishers of Men Take Home Sheet


    Through the Roof Take Home Sheet


    Lepers Take Home Sheet


    Let The Children Come To Me Take Home Sheet


    Sermon on the Mount Take Home Sheet


    Good Shepherd Take Home Sheet


    Loaves & Fishes Take Home Sheet


    Good Samaritan Take Home Sheet


    Unforgiving Servant Take Home Sheet


    Prodigal Son Take Home Sheet


    Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) Take Home Sheet


    Last Supper (Holy Thursday) Take Home Sheet


    Holy Week Take Home Sheet


    Empty Tomb (Easter) Take Home Sheet


    Road to Emmaus Take Home Sheet


    Breakfast by the Lake Take Home Sheet


    Pentecost Take Home Sheet


    Ascension of the Lord Take Home Sheet


    Ananias & Sapphira/Lying Take Home Sheet



    Other:


    Advent Take Home Sheet


    Lent/Ash Wednesday Take Home Sheet


    Sacrament of Reconciliation Take Home Sheet








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