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Ash Wednesday Fun and Learning

Last night’s lesson was all about Ash Wednesday and how it’s the first day of Lent.  Advent and Lent are always interesting concepts to teach the kids when it’s all about “waiting” and “preparing”.  At their age, they’re just ready for Santa and the Easter Bunny.  They soak up the information like sponges!!

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After our discussion about Lent, we focused on Ash Wednesday and did this activity page.  Since we attend mass as part of class on Ash Wednesday, it’s important the kids know all about the ashes so they know what to expect.  After that, we practiced for mass….several times!!  Our final activity was a little craft that I made for the kids.  They colored the pictures to look like themselves and then we took black paint and put a cross on the foreheads with their thumb.

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine, Commotion from the Ocean of Life, and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

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Calling All D3 Secret Agents!!

  First, I have to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed my little break from blogging.  I accomplished a lot and feel really good about everything that I’ve done.  This set of materials for VBS is no exception and I’m very proud of how it turned out.  I hope all of you are as well and will be using it this summer….or in the future!!

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This year, I made 10 different things to go with the “Agency D3” them for LifeWay’s VBS this year.  They’re all secret agent related….and I think quite fun!!  Any printable that has the Bible verse use is the NIV (New International Version).  If you need a different version, please contact me and I’ll see if I can change it (no promises though).

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Clipart © LifeWay and is used with permission.  Some clipart from the internet is believed to be public domain and is used for educational purposes and without profit.

Here’s a list of this years materials and suggested uses….

1.  Scanner Handprint Craft – Use paint or stamp pad to put each child’s handprint on this scanner.  It includes the Bible verse and is a fun simple craft.

2.  Agent D3 Badge – Fold where indicated and let the kids have fun with this secret agent ID badge.

3.  Secret Agent Card – You can place each child’s photo on the card or leave the “secret agent” image.  Print the daily symbols on sticker paper and place on the card each day the child is in VBS.  Plain paper could be used as well and then glued on each day or at the completion of VBS.

4.  Evidence Tag – Students can note what they learned (evidence) or it has many other uses as well.

3.  Evidence Report – Child can fill this out after each lesson/activity for what they learned.  An area at the bottom for the teacher/parent/counselor to fill out for “grading”.  This also has many other uses.

6.  Fingerprint Card – Use paint or ink and place each students fingerprints on this card.  They can then look at them under a magnifying glass to see how each one is different (God made us special and unique).  There’s other uses as well.

7.  Entrance Sign – Place this on the wall/door for kids to “scan to enter” their hand each day as they arrive or to enter each activity/room as they enter (if they move around during the day).

8.  Secret Agent Pass – Use these for students as they move from room to room or activity to activity.  Can also be used a snack/lunch pass, bathroom pass, and so on.

9.  Secret Agent Notepad (blank pages) – This comes with a “leather” cover and blank lined pages to take notes, copy Bible verse, draw, or many other things.  The lines are different types and sizes to use to suit the needs of the ages/grades of kids.  Also, there’s one blank page for drawing.

10.  Secret Agent Notepad (activities) – This comes with a “sleuth” cover.  All the pages inside have a variety of activities including a word search, daily maze, Bible verse games, and more.  There’s also a couple blank pages and note pages.

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The covers for the notepads can be used for whichever notepad you want.  I just wanted to put one cover per notepad.  Also, the pages in the notepads can be combined and used as wanted or needed.  You might want the leather cover with 3 lined pages and 1 activity or 4 activities and 1 lined page.  Just fold the pages and staple for a complete notepad of your choice!!

To download any of these printable activities, just click the link in the title or description of each item.  I hope that you can use them and that the kids get tons of enjoyment from them.  Please share some photos of your children with the activities and I love your comments, so leave one on this post or use the “contact” button in the right hand column….thanks!!

 

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free.  However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use.  They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit.  If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog.  Do NOT share the materials that you download with them.  Copyright © 2008-Present.  All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.  This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine, Commotion from the Ocean of Life, and The Schoolhouse.  All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

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Palm Sunday Paper Craft

This coming weekend starts Holy Week with Palm Sunday.  Tonight is the night that I teach my kids about Holy Week and what a special time it is.  I’ll do Easter next week, but tonight is all about the events leading up to one of the most important days there is.

I did several “lessons” with the kids, but our main focus was this paper craft project.  It’s a simple color, cut, and paste activity.  Choose the background you’d like to use, then the pieces that go with it.  Finally, glue all the pieces to the background and add “Hosanna!” to the project.

Here’s a sample of the completed project….

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The background is from various internet sources and is believed to be public domain.  It’s used for personal and educational purposes only and without profit.  The clipart is hand drawn by my husband © Commotion, © Elaine and © The Schoolhouse.

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free.  However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use.  They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit.  If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog.  Do NOT share the materials that you download with them.  Copyright © 2008-Present.  All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.  This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse.  All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

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Follow Me

Tonight, my lesson is about teaching the kids about prophets, disciples, and apostles.  It’s important that they know what the differences are.  Part of teaching this is the “follow me” and “fishers of men” verse.  

First is a simple coloring page using either Mark and Matthew.  They are from the NAS version of the Bible, so based on the Catholic version.  Next is a paper craft perfect for multiple ages.  The kids will write their ideas on the fish on how they can become “better” disciples of Jesus.  They will then glue them to the hook (or around it) to become “fishers of men”

Here’s a sample of these 2 items….

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The clipart is from various internet and personal sources and is believed to be public domain.  It’s used for personal and educational purposes only and without profit.

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If you use these printables, please leave me a comment or use the “contact” button in the right hand column.  I love to see what other’s do with my projects, so please share your completed craft so that I can see how they turned out!!

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All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free.  However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use.  They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit.  If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog.  Do NOT share the materials that you download with them.  Copyright © 2008-Present.  All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.  This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse.  All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

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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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Holy Trinity

My lesson with my class today is the Holy Trinity.  Sometimes this is easy to teach…..and others it’s a real challenge.

For my lesson today, I’ve made 2 printables for my kids to do.  They’re both sort of crafty and I think that they’ll have fun with them.  First up is a cut and paste activity to glue the trinity triangle onto a shamrock (I printed this on green paper).  Then, they’ll place the 3 symbols for the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the proper locations on the triangle.  We’ll discuss how all 3 persons are really the 1 God and how the shamrock teaches us how to learn and remember the 3 persons of the trinity.

Next, we’ll do a heart shamrock craft.  They’ll cut the hearts out and trace the names of the 3 persons of the trinity and color the shamrock.  After that, they glue the 3 hearts on the shamrock to complete it.  It’s a simple project, but I think that it’ll really help them learn the placement the 3 persons.

Here’s a thumbnail view of both projects…..

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Adam and Eve

Today’s lesson in religion class is Adam and Eve.  I pretty much cover Creation fully, then I do Adam and Eve.  That’s where I’m at today.

I was totally blank for ideas, then all of a sudden I found an image on the internet and it spurred an idea in me.  The “craft” that we’ll be doing is a follow the direction.  Since my kids can’t read yet, I’ll give them the directions one at a time and we’ll move on after everyone has each one done.

First, you’ll need the Garden of Eden coloring page scene.  Next, you’ll need my page that has the directions, Adam, Eve, and an apple on it.  You can get that if you click here.  That’s it….the rest is in the directions!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of my page….

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Garden of Eden scene © Free-for-Kids.com and used without profit for educational purposes.

Adam, Eve, and apple clipart © Jamie @ The Digital Bake Shop and used with permission. 

We’ll also be doing this and using an activity from this.  In addition, we’ll read the kids version of the story of Adam and Eve and I have a coloring/activity page printed out from the internet, but can’t remember the source as I’ve had it for a couple years now.

I’d love to hear what you think about this project and if you did 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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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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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).

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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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