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My Lenten Promise Activity

I know that I’ve been away for what seems like forever.  It’s been months, in fact.  I’m back though!!  I have something for all of you, my loyal readers and followers.

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This is a freebie for Lent.  I know we’re now into Holy Week, so there’s not much time left to use this.  However, it’s a great activity for the religious classroom or at home with the family.  This is a set of journal pages or a writing activity.  They come in 2 types of lines for a variety of ages/grades.  

You can write your promises on the lines for each aspect of Lent….prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  It can be done daily, weekly, or just once during the Lent season.

If you’re interested in this activity, please just click to….

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40 Days of Lent

I know this is rather last minute, but I have a free printable for you to use at home or in your classroom for Lent.

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I’m calling this a color-by-number, but it’s not really that.  LOL  Once space is colored in for each day of Lent.  Certain spaces are specific colors.  When completed at the end of Lent, it’ll be a picture that represents Lent/Easter.  There is a key so that you know what color each space should be colored.

If you’re interested in downloading this, please just click the cover image above!!

 

 

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Coloring Through Holy Week

This is the rest of my Easter lesson.  Before I get into that, I have to tell you, my write-the-room activity was a huge hit with the kids!!  Each of us (hubby, kiddo, and me) each took 3 kids and walked around to each “station”.  We read the little scrip to them about how it was part of Holy Week, the kids then traced the word on their worksheet.  After that, they went to their seats and colored the pictures.

When we were done with that, they worked on a coloring book that I made for Holy Week.  There are pictures for the different events of Holy Week, what day it occurred, and a brief description.  The kids had fun with this as well.  They didn’t get it completed, but it’s definitely something that they can take home to finish and have their families read to them. 

Here’s a sample of a couple pages….

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Clipart is hand-drawn by my husband © Elaine and © The Schoolhouse.  I can’t tell you how proud of him that I am, especially since I know it’s hard for him to “believe” that he has such an amazing talent.

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While the kids were coloring, my daughter read The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale.  I consider it to be one of the best stories there are.  I actually was introduced to this book several years ago by another catechist who read it to the whole RE program in church.  

In addition, I made little Easter gift boxes for class.  Each one had a couple different small toys in it, one being a slap bracelet that had “hope”, “peace”, and “faith” on them that I picked up at Wal-Mart.  The main thing in the box was a plastic egg with one of each color jelly bean in it.  With that was the Jelly Bean Prayer that I sort of put together myself.  I used a combination of 3 different poems/prayers and made them into one that I really liked.  If you’re interested in the Jelly Bean Prayer cards, you can click here to download it.

That’s all for this year’s Easter lesson!!  What are you doing??

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Easter Write-the-Room

I’ve been working hard on activities for class this week. I like for my kids to have fun and understand the importance of Easter at the same time.  I’ll be doing a couple different posts of what we’ll be doing with the littles this week.

This first activity is a writing one.  In fact, it’s a write-the-room.  

My plan is to put the signs around the gym.  Then we’ll each take 2-3 kids and walk around telling them what each symbol on the card is.  The kids will then trace that word on the page.  After we go to each “station”, they’ll go back to their desks and color the pictures.  Note, this is for little ones that can’t write (only trace) yet.

Here’s a sample of each page….

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Clipart © Kari Bolt and Ramona Majdis at Teachers Pay Teachers and it is used with permission.

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I also typed up a script that we’ll use at each “station” to describe the picture and symbol.  If you’re interested in those definition, just click here.  You can use it as is, or put it into your own words.

Come back again soon because I’ll be posting more for this week’s lesson!!

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Montessori Stations

I’ve been trying to decide what printables to make for Easter.  While taking notes for the ideas that are going through my head, I found some beautiful art work for Stations of the Cross.  

I decided to make some Montessori inspired 3-part cards.  Each card has the beautiful art work on it to match to the clearly marked station, along with the event.  These are quite ink intensive, but I believe that they’re well worth it.  I think these are going to be a lovely addition to a lesson on the Stations of the Cross.

Here’s a sample of the 3-part cards….

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The images/art are from an internet source and is believed to be public domain.  It’s used for personal and educational purposes only and without profit. 

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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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A Blessed Easter Day

I’d like to wish all of you a…..
HAPPY and BLESSED EASTER!!

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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.

If you’re interested in doing this Holy Week Cross, just click to…..

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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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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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Blessed Easter

I want to wish all my family, friends, and readers….

A Very Happy and Blessed Easter!!

Never forget that he died so that we may live!!


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Stations of the Cross

For many of us, we often focus on the Stations of the Cross during Lent.  I think it’s fairly hard to find materials that can be used for adults to meditate these, much less children.  I decided I was going to remedy that!!  I’ve created several printables to help with learning, as well as meditation for The Way of the Cross.  There’s a couple games and there’s some materials to take to church as you visit each station.

First is some 3-piece egg shape puzzles for each Station of the Cross.  I think these would be perfect in Resurrection Eggs or just as a learning tool.  There are 2 sets….one has the number of the Station and the other doesn’t.  Next is a set of Way of the Cross cards.  These can be used as memory match or for a number of other things.  These also come in 2 sets….one with the number of the Station and one without.  Both of these items also have a storage box for the puzzle pieces or the cards.

For learning materials or meditation, I made a set of cards….or they can be made into a book.  This is a spiritual devotion for Stations of the Cross.  They can be printed front and back for ease of use.  If they’re cut apart, they’re slightly smaller than half-page.  Finally, I’ve made an accordion book for the Way of the Cross.  This requires a little bit of  “work” to assemble, but I love how it turned out.  Once the pages are printed out, the pages are glued or taped together to overlap.  The pages are then folded in half along the dotted line and folded into the accordion book.  For each Station, there is a devotional.  I’m also working on another accordion book that will just have the Stations, without the devotionals.  This is more for children to learn what the stations are and give them a basis for it all.

All of these have different Stations images.  I was able to find many great images online and used a variety when creating these.  I think they’re all beautiful and I want to create until I’ve made something with all the beautiful images that I found because what Jesus gave for us deserves the best!!

Here’s a collage of just a single page from each item….

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UPDATE:  I found some beautiful pieces of art on the internet and knew that I wanted to use them for a Stations of the Cross activity.  It’s so hard to know what to do with them and have them be highlighted, but still “teach the lesson”.  Anyway, I chose to make an accordion book/cards with them.  There are 2 sets…..1 with words for each Station and 1 without the words (so it’s just the image).  These can be folded and used as an accordion book, or they can be cut apart.  Once apart, they could be used for memory (if 2 copies are printed) or they could be sequenced, or simply held up and used for review.  They could even added to a blank game board for skills/review.  Really, there’s so many options.  If you’re interested in these, just click the button above and they’re in a folder!!  There still might be more to come, depending on my time available to create, so keep a watch!!

 

 

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Blessed Easter

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I just want to wish you all….my family, my friends, my readers, and those that just stop by….a very Blessed Easter.  This is such a special time of the year for us all.  Sometimes in today’s society, it’s easy to forget that Easter isn’t just about the Easter bunny.  Easter is truly about the sacrafice of Jesus’ life so that we may live.  He died for our sins.  So take time today to reflect about what you can do or change in your life.  Yes, we are supposed to sacrafice during Lent, but make a permanent sacrafice.  A sacrafice so that you’ll never forget what Jesus did for us.

A Blessed and Happy Easter to You All!!

 

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