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Craft

Jonah and the Whale

I’m so excited to share this craft that I made.  I just know that my kids are going to l-o-v-e it!!

My lesson is on obeying God and I just love relating Jonah to this lesson.  For this craft, the kids will color it and cut it out.  For my class, I’m going to cut the whale apart on the dotted line so there’s no mistakes!!  Then there’s a choice of which Jonah to put in the belly of the whale (big fish).  It can either be standing or kneeling/praying Jonah.  Also, I included a Bible verse about obeying that my class glued on the top of the whale (big fish), but this is optional or you can add your own.  One other thing that I did was to put dotted circles around the verse and Jonah for younger kids to cut out and older ones can directly cut him out.

Here’s a couple photos of the finish project (uncolored but assembled)….

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The images are hand-drawn by my husband and © The Schoolhouse (and © Commotion).  The original idea is not mine, but I adapted and created a version for my own class.

I’m really happy with this craft project and I know my kids will have so much fun with it.  To get this Jonah and the Whale craft, just click to….

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I’d love to hear what you think about this craft project and if you use it with your kiddos.  Please leave a comment below or use the “contact me” button in the right column.  I truly create by the input that I receive, so let me hear from you!!

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Who Is My Neighbor?

I’m so happy to be sharing a new project with you.  I had so much fun making these!!  This is 2 activities to do with the Good Samaritan.  It of course, can be use with others but was made for that parable.

The first activity is the one that I did with my class and the kids simply loved it.  It’s a story wheel to retell the parable of the Good Samaritan.  There are 5 images to do this.  Also, I made 2 versions of the wheel.  One for littles so that they can just color, cut, and assemble.  Then there’s a version for older kids that they have to color, cut, and put them in order before they assemble it.

Lastly, there’s a sequence book.  It features helping hands covers and each event from the parable is sequenced inside the book.  There’s 6 images to do this.  I really like my activity, but I just wasn’t sure my kids were ready for it, but that’s alright because I had fun making it and I’m hoping that others can use it!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of a couple parts of these freebies….

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The images are from internet sources and believed to be public domain and they’re used without profit for personal and educational purposes.  The helping hands are from MSSS Crafts and Resources for Bible Stories and they can be found here.

I’m really happy with this project.  If you are too and you’d like to use it with your kids, please just click the buttons below.  To get the story wheel, just click to….

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Armor of God

Tonight’s lesson was all about bringing the Armor of God to my students.  I wanted to show them in a fun way that there are things that they possess to protect them from evil.

I created a couple printable to use with my class, then I made a couple extra things in hopes that others would be able to us them.  First, there’s a set of memory match cards.  The armor is matched to its virtue.  There are also two worksheets.  One of them is “Label the Armor of God” and the other is “Armor of God Cut & Paste” where the armor is cut and glued next to the virtue.

Finally, it’s the big one!!  I called it “Roll the Armor of God”, but it has so many other uses.  It can be used to roll a die and place the Armor of God on the soldier.  This can also be used for a felt story set, which is basically how I used it with my kiddos.  I read the Bible verse to them and they dressed their doll in the armor as I read the verse.  It could also be used as a simple paper craft to do with the kids.  There’s 2 versions of this all in one download!!  There is a boy and girl soldier doll, as well as a black & white version or color version.  Then for the “Roll the Armor of God”, there’s just the virtue listed or the piece of armor with the virtue to use depending on the age of your kids.

On a side note, these activities are based on the Catholic version (NAS) of the Bible.  The only part that I didn’t use was the wording for “having girded your loins in truth”.  I chose to use “belt” instead as it’s easier for my little ones to understand.  I did choose to use “shod your feet”, as they grasped that it was shoes/boots and I didn’t want to use “sandals” as many do and hubby drew me great armor boots.

Here’s a sample of some of the items for the Armor of God (click to enlarge)….

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Holy Week Cross Craft

This is the (uncolored sample) project that I did with my class tonight for Holy Week.

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For this craft project, we colored the events of Holy Week.  Then, we cut them and the cross out.  Next they colored the paper plate with yellow, orange, and red so that it’d look like a sunset behind the cross.  (You could also use paint for the paper plate.)  I then read a story to the kids about the events of Holy Week and we placed the colored pictures on the cross in sequence order as we read about them.  Finally, we wrapped the purple ribbon around the cross and glued it to the paper plate.

Full instructions, the cross template, and coloring images for the events of Holy Week for this craft are included in the download.  The cross has to be printed on legal size paper.  If possible, I suggest using cards stock in legal size so that it’s more rigid.  I did mine on paper though and it worked just fine.  There is also a second version included that’s just printed on legal size paper, but you don’t have to mount it to the paper plate.

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I hope that you’re kids enjoy this project as much as mine did.  When we completed it, they all wanted to see what each others turned out like since they all color a little differently and I had 4 different purple ribbons.  They all ran to their parents saying “look what I made” and “see my pretty cross”.  So satisfying to see them that happy!!

Coloring images for Holy Week © MasterClips by IMSI.  Cross template, directions, and craft project © Elaine © Commotion.

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Epiphany

So today was our first class back to religious education tonight. I sure did miss my kiddos, but I wish I had just one more week to RELAX!! The holidays were so hectic and we’re already back in full swing again.

Tonight’s lesson was a little late, but I feel it’s an important one for the kids to know about.  Trying to do it before Christmas would have been too much and it wouldn’t have meant as much.  This way, it’s just a few days late and they should have been at mass on Sunday to hear the sermon.

We did Epiphany tonight.  I did my lesson and we went over key words.  They enjoyed learning about magi, kings, and wisemen….and then all being the same 3 men that brought Jesus gifts.  We did a Three Wise Men coloring page as our first activity after our class discussion.  BTW, that same site has some other great coloring pages!!

Tonight wasn’t loaded with things, as I like to work them back into the routine.  Sometimes at their young age, they can get overwhelmed.  Finally, we did a craft project that I created for them.  We made Epiphany Gift Boxes!!  These were fun to make and the kids had fun putting them together.  These have multiple uses.  They could make a gift for Jesus, or a gift for the priest, or a number of other things.  Actually the best part of class was listening to each one say what they were going to use their boxes for.  There was things like putting cough drops in them, hiding their candy in it, making something for mom and putting it in the box to give to her…..and they went on.

I recommend that you print these on card stock.  That way they’ll be nice and sturdy.  Also, I made the lid to fit over the box, but my kids thought it bothered the sides of the box, so they put the lid inside.  It fit well either way and I was surprised that even on the inside, they could remove it as they wanted.  Directions are included with the printable.

Here’s a preview of what these printable Epiphany gift boxes look like….

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Download-ButtonAs a little bonus today, I have a set of 3 Wisemen memory cards.  It’s a small set, but great for a time filler, perhaps while you’re helping your kids or students assemble the gift box!!  If you use this free printable, please leave a comment and let me know if you and/or the kids enjoyed it.  I love seeing how my projects are used, so just include your link so I can check it out!!  Please click here to vote for my blog….thanks!!






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Paper Nativity

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the nativity.  It’s really what Christmas is all about.  I even have some nativities that stay out all year long.  There’s 2 of those, in fact!!  One is a music box and the other is a Native American nativity and I keep it in my curio since my house is decorated pretty much with southwest decor.

I try to pass the meaning of the nativity onto the kids in my religion class.  I encourage them to love Santa and the spirit of Christmas, but I also instill that there would be no Christmas without the birth of Jesus.  That’s the TRUE meaning of Christmas and that’s why we celebrate such a special day.  All the presents in the world don’t matter without what happened that night in the stable with the shepherds, 3 wisemen, and that wonderful birth of baby Jesus.

OurLittleBears WoodenNativityTonight, we have our class party.  This is the night for the kids to “let loose” and have some fun and eat some pizza.  However, I don’t let the night pass without some sort of lesson as well.  Our lesson will simply be doing a paper nativity craft.  My kids just love paper crafts!!  The one that we will be doing tonight is the Paper City Nativity Scene from Made by Joel.  It’s a beautiful one, but it’s simple for my kids to do tonight with the other party activities going on in class.  They can get it colored and cut-out with time to spare!!

My search for a paper nativity tonight led me to other great nativity paper crafts.  I’m going to share some of those links for you who might be looking just like I was!!  Some of them I might have shared before, but some of them were new to even me.  The first is another simple one and was my second choice for tonight.  It can be found at Kyrkkafe and was created by Susie Poole.  In case you can’t translate/read the page, scroll down to “Susie Pooles julkrubba” and click that link, which opens to the PDF file to download or print.  You can find a nativity scene at PaperToys.com in GIF or PDF format and also colored or uncolored versions.  There is also this Paper Christmas Crib, which will need to be translated too.  To make it easy though, just click on each character and the pattern will open.

Over at the Making Friends site, they have a paper doll friends nativity scene.  It takes a bit of ink as it’s all in color, but they do have a bw variety using their making friends paper dolls and have full instructions for whichever you choose.  Here is a nativity scene that’s as simple as print and fold!!  ScrapbookScrapbook has a beautiful free printable Christmas nativity.  I’ve done this one before and it turns out great!!  There’s a fantastic set of paper dolls and nativity at Design Dazzle.  These are so versatile!!  They can be used to retell the story as puppets/paper dolls, on a felt board, on a cookie sheet, and many other ways too.  There are some Christmas nativity paper toys at Samantha Eynon.  (I didn’t find these where it says that they should be to download, so if you find them, let me know!!)

There is “no room at the inn” that’s a paper nativity scene, circa 1976.  My Little House several Christmas nativity printables to check out.  First, there’s a pop-up card in color or bw.  There’s also a Christmas coloring tract to make for yourself or share!!  He’s also created the town of Bethlehem into a paper toy (in 4 parts).  It’s amazing!!  Just as amazing is his paper toy for the nativity story.  Activity Village has several nativity printables that include a mobile, finger puppets, felt board story patterns, coloring pages, and more.  MakingLearningFun has a full set of nativity toilet paper tube puppets.  At the same site, you’ll also find a nativity felt board set, nativity stable hang up, nativity story retelling pieces and many more things.  Just type in “nativity” in the search box on the home page and it’ll give a long list, about 3 pages, of printable nativity pages.

Deviant Monk has a nice and simple paper nativity.  Nativity finger puppets can be found at Craftaholics Anonymous.  Over at Prepared Not Scared!, she’s shared things she made and used for The Nativity Play.  You’ll find the story packet and a complete nativity scene to put on chipboard, felt board, or many other things.  You’ll find mobiles and dioramas at Daily Coloring Pages.  Kids can make a paper nativity from Faith Kids Sunday School Bible Bytes and it comes in color or bw.  At Design You Trust, they have a pop-up nativity (which links to the original creator site to download here).  The Redheaded Hostess has nativity paper dolls that are so cute!!

There’s a great paper nativity card at Amy’s Free Ideas.  There’s actually 2 of them….a quick nativity scene card and a deluxe 3-D nativity card scene.  One that I know I’ve shared before is the printable nativity for kids using toilet paper rolls at Catholic Icing.  They also have a printable nativity Advent chain that would be a great project!!  There’s a make your own nativity set at Marloes de Vries and it can be printed in bw or color.  The Simple Home has a build your own nativity that’s using basic shapes and is great for all ages.  At Lucy Paintbox, they have several free nativity printables in bw to color or in full color.  You’ll find a Christmas picture and cards, a color and cut out one-page nativity, nativity figures and a couple other things!!  There’s an easy diy nativity set at Prudent Baby that’s meant to be used on printable fabric, but paper would work as well.

Simply Better at Home has an easy and fun magnetic nativity project.  She gives directions how to make the magnetic board and a link to the nativity characters that she used.  One of my favorite sites is Ministry-to-Children.com and they have a printable nativity activity sheet.  There’s a nativity scene at Bob’s Crafts that has a skill rating of average for an adult and difficult for a child, but might be a great do-together project!!  This is a nativity color page and I know it’s not a paper craft, but I just really like it and it’s available in 2 sizes.  On the subject of nativity pictures to color, there’s 6 pages of them at NetMums, where you’ll also find a nativity scene Advent calendar.  Kids & Glitter has a nativity stable scene that will take some time to make and it will probably be a family project, but it’s something to be cherished for years.

Paper Crafts Square has a nativity set Version 1 and Version 2, which are linked to another site with the templates to download.  I think these have been previously shared, maybe in their original links, but still worth checking into.  The Wisdom of Gavroche has Christmas paperdolls for Mary (pregnant and with baby Jesus) and Joseph.  At DigiProp, they have a diy Advent calendar that’s a nativity scene and of all things, it’s made of match boxes!!  Sarah Jane has a nativity puppet theater that I’m just in love with!!  You’ll also find coloring pages and figures for the story, A Christmas Goodnight.  There’s a beautiful stained glass nativity here, here, and here….which were all inspired by each other.

If you’re looking to purchase, you can find these nativity paper dolls at Mo’s Digital Pencil TooBible Kids Fun Zone has lots of nativity printables, including a paper nativity craft on the membership site.  At Cottage Arts, they have a fold-out nativity project.  It recommends purchasing their kits, but it might also give you ideas to use things you have on hand or perhaps parts of the free paper crafts above.  Rainbow Resource Center also has an Easy-t0-Make Nativity Scene.  At Paper Model Kiosk, they have a variety of paper nativities for free and to purchase.  Over at Kiki & Company, you can get a free Paper Tots Nativity Set if you purchase the Christmas Countdown House.  On Etsy, you can purchase a nativity scene paper theater.

I think that’s about all the paper nativity crafts there is.  I did a lot of research on this looking for the right one to do with my class tonight.  I’m sure there’s more out there, but I don’t think that I missed very many!!  HAHA  I hope that you enjoy them and that you find one….or more….that’s right for you and your family or class.


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Advent Wreath – A Paper Craft

This week, I did an Advent Wreath paper craft with my class.  We had so much fun doing this.  It was quite a bit of work for them to do, but they loved being busy and seeing their final product.  They just love to take their projects home!!

This is a 4 candle wreath.  I know some households and churches place a white candle in the middle, but we don’t teach it that way.  You could print out an extra candle if it’s your choice to teach it that way in your class or home.

Here’s a sample of how this craft could be completed (click to enlarge)….

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There are several ways to decorate this craft.  Some suggestions are to use buttons or fake holly berries or add red glitter to the paper holly berries.  Use fake holly leaves on the wreath instead of the paper ones or add glitter to the veins in the paper holly leaves.  Candles could be colored with crayon, markers, or wrapped in tissue paper.  The flames could be covered in glitter and placed on the candle the week that the candle is lit.  There are also 4 labels to place on the candles for what each one stands for.  There are several possibilities for this paper craft!!

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I hope that you and your kids or class enjoy this craft project.  If you do this project at home or in class, please just leave me a comment or use the “contact” button in the right hand column.  I’d love to hear from you and see how your project turns out!!



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Books of the Bible – A Craft Project

We didn’t have class this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, so last week in class, we did a lesson on Thanksgiving.  The prior week to that, we did our Bible lesson.  This is always a great lesson with my kids, although they’re too young to remember every book of the Bible.

This year I wanted to do a craft project with them, as I usually don’t have one for this topic.  I decided to make my own.  It turned out so well, that I asked my wonderful talented hubby to do a couple drawings for me so that I can share this project with you all!!

Here’s a sample of how this craft could be completed (click to enlarge)….

For this project, the cross will be decorated.  We used tissue paper and it gave each of them a different effect.  Next, they simply colored the Bible.  For this one, they glittered the bookmark ribbon.  The Bible is then placed over the cross for final assembly.  It’s just a very simple paper craft for my little ones.

**NOTE**  This is for the Catholic version of the Bible!!

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I hope that you and your kids or class enjoy this craft project.  If you work or have older kids and would like a blank Bible for them to write the names of each of the books of the Bible, please just leave me a comment or use the “contact” button in the right hand column.  I’d love to hear from you and see how your project turns out!!



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God Made Me and I Am Special

We’re finally done with creation and it’s 2-week lessons.  Now, we’re moving on to “God made me/I am special”.

This year, I wanted to do something really fun and special for this lesson.  I knew that if I was going to implement something new, I’d have to have it be our craft project.  I searched and I searched and I couldn’t find a thing that I wanted to do.  Finally, I clicked way back in the search results instead of what was right in front of me.  Low and behold, I found it!!  What I found was a handprint poem, but it wasn’t Christian based, so I knew I had to dig further.  Finally, I found it!!

I made a frame and put the Christian handprint poem in it.  I printed it on cardstock and was on my way to class.  I picked out 3 colors of paint to let the kids decide which they wanted to use.  I put a small amount of the paint on paper plates and they placed their hand on it and then on the cardstock inside the frame and above the poem.  For each student, I put the paint on the paper plate to avoid mess!!  I used the vertical one for my class, but have included 2 other horizontal ones and each features a different poem.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the framed poems…..

Poems are by “Unknown” and from an internet source.

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I hope that you enjoy this craft project.  If I change anything ever in the future, it’ll be to add their name and date within the frame, however, I simply wrote it on the back so the parents can frame as is.  My class really had fun with this one!!



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Fruits of the Holy Spirit

My lesson for religious education last week was Fruits of the Holy Spirit.  We got the lesson in and we discussed what each of them was and what they meant.  However, we didn’t get our craft done.  In fact, it was a total disaster!!

I had the hardest time finding materials for Catholic Fruits of the Holy Spirit.  There’s just not much out there.  That set me on my way to create me own craft for us to do.  I decided on doves with each of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit written on them.  Well, my poor kids just couldn’t do that writing.  I told them that I’d put a tracer font on the doves and bring them back this week for them to do.  Then, we’d make a mobile out of all of them.

I went to work making this mobile for us to do in class tonight.  I must say, it worked out so much better.  It turned into more of a copywork craft.  The kids traced the words, then colored the doves and the top of the mobile.  We didn’t get them finished, but we’ll do that next week.  One thing that I did realize is that I made the doves way too large!!  So in order to be able to share it with all of you, I’ve adjusted the size and it looks so much better and works properly.

Directions:

  1. Trace the “fruits of the Holy Spirit” on each dove and the topper.
  2. Color the doves and the topper.
  3. Punch the 6 holes in the bottom of the topper and 1 hole in each dove where marked.
  4. Cut 6 strands of yarn at various lengths.
  5. Put 1 strand in yarn in each hold in the topper and pull through.
  6. Put 1 dove on each end of the yarn and tie off.
  7. Repeat step 6 for all 12 doves.
  8. Punch a whole at the top of the topper (not marked) and put a short length of yarn through the hole and tie it off.
  9. Hang the mobile from the ceiling or other location.

Here’s a thumbnail sample of parts of this mobile….

Dove © Woman’s Day for the Dove Glitter Ornament.  Fruit Bowl coloring page © Hawaii Dermatology (which they got from another source).

To get the Fruits of the Holy Spirit mobile, just click to….

If you make this mobile with your kids in class or at home, please leave me a comment and let me know how it works out.  I’d love your input on this craft project!!  I do plan on making a couple more activities for Fruits of the Holy Spirit and I’ll post them as soon as they’re completed, but first, I have to find the time to finish them.  If you enjoy this project, keep an eye out for new materials, hopefully soon!!




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Easter Lesson

Tonight, I taught about Easter and the events leading up to it.  It seems like this lesson is even harder to get across than Christmas is.  Mind you, we started this with Ash Wednesday and Lent.  They still want the candy and the Easter Bunny!!  I honestly thing that maybe at their age, death is a little hard to understand and comprehend.  

I did a worksheet/activity sheet for Palm Sunday (review), Holy (Maundy) Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.  These were brief because of their age, but show the progression of events.  I then discussed Jesus dying on the cross and how he was buried and rose (and that the resurrection was what Easter really is).  I actually think that they got most of this.  In the classes leading up to this and when we do prayer, the kids love the cross.  So, I chose to do Jesus on the cross for our craft project.

I chose to do the resurrection set from Catholic Icing.  We only did Jesus on the cross and we did it without a tp roll.  If you use card stock and tape it on the inside, it stands perfectly!!  They absolutely loved this!!  Also to craft an event of Holy Week, one could do The Last Supper craft, also from Catholic Icing.  I know this is post too late for many to use, but don’t forget that last year, I created several items for Lent and they can be used through Holy Week and Easter.  Please just do a “search” for them.  There’s also a Sequence the Events of Holy Week game.

I’ve also created my first lens on Squidoo!!  It’s just a very basic one until I get used to it and learn my way around the features more.  I’d be happy if you checked out A Christian Easter and let me know what you think.  Please keep in mind that this is my first one and that I’m hoping to do more as I learn the process.  Finally, this is a craft that I’m considering doing with my class next year.  I think it’s a great one and I found it because I have the site pinned on one of my Pinterest boards!!  This on is an Easter Resurrection Bible Craft in color or black/white.  There’s even a coloring page.  Had I found this pinned  before class tonight, this is what we’d have done.  No matter, they loved what we did and I’m glad that there’s choices out there for us and for free too!!.

What did you do at home or in your religion class for Holy Week and/or Easter??

 

 

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Epiphany

I struggled with a lesson tonight.  I have the rest of the year planned, but tonight was a blank for me.  Since the feast day of Epiphany is 6 January, I decided to go with that for tonight’s lesson.  It worked out well and I want to share some of the activities that we did with you all.

We started with a coloring page that I made for them.  It tells them what Epiphany is and the date.  Then they had a picture to color from dailycoloringpages.com and I added that to the sheet.  You can download the Epiphany sheet here.  The kids said they “loved” the picture, so I’m glad I picked that one.  I was torn between 3 of them and narrowed it to 2 and decided on this one because it just seemed like my kids in class.

Next, we did our craft.  I wanted something pretty basic since this is the first week after Christmas Break.  I didn’t know what kind of mood they’d be in or how much effort they’d put into it.  For the craft, I chose the wiseman silhouette from DLTK  and it couldn’t have worked out any better.  I chose to apply it to a light blue background so that they’d really stand out.  They did!!  Here is the one that I did…..

If you’re interested in doing this craft with your kids or class, please just click the image above and it will open to the craft page at DLTK.  Notice we did ours different than the sites instructions.  I made copies of the camel/wiseman and then we cut them out.  After that, we glued it onto the blue paper.  This is much easier for my age group.

We also did a maze, and I don’t remember where I got that from.  They didn’t like it as much as the other activities!!  Finally, I wasn’t sure how much time we’d have, so I printed off a letter writing sheet from First-School.  It’s a good thing that I did have the extra because only half my class showed up today.  With a smaller class, you go through activities much quicker.  You can find the Ww-wise men writing sheet here.

The last thing that I have for you we didn’t do in class tonight.  Back in 2008, I made a file folder game that’s perfect for Epiphany.  This is a fun game more than a lesson, but it still gets the point across.  You could also add your own cards to make the game part of a lesson or for review.  The game is called Follow the Star and can be found here.  There’s also a game from 2007 called The First Christmas that would be good for review of Christmas and Epiphany.  For this one, players must answer questions about the holiday if they land on a “gift” space, which is the gifts of the 3 Wisemen.  You can find this game here.  

That about covers it!!  I hope that you find something here that you can use with your kids or class for Epiphany.  Mine really seemed to enjoy this lesson and took a lot away from it.










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