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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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Enjoy!!


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Nativity Printables

Those of you who follow my blog know that I love to post about printable nativities. This year is no exception!!

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I didn’t think that I had many new or fresh ideas this year.  It seems like most of what’s out there, I’ve already posted in previous years.  If you’re looking for those previous posts, just search “nativity”.  That’ll pull up (or at least it should pull up) other posts about the nativity.

Here’s a free nativity paper craft.  It’s the Paper Nativity by Daniel Swartz.  I think this one is pretty fun and simple to do for kids of all ages.  I’ve blogged about this one before, but my daughter did it this year with her 3rd grade class and they loved it, so I just had to share again.  It’s the Nativity Scene (Joyfully Expanded) from Made by Joel.  Here’s a printable nativity scene for The Birth of Lord Jesus.  This one is a free nativity stencil pattern.  You can also download a free manger scene for Advent if you click here.  It’s from Sisters of St. Joseph/Good Ground Press and has a short form to fill out to access the download.

I don’t remember if I’ve shared this one or not, but it’s a DIY:  Make Your Own Nativity from Marloes de Vries.   Ministry-to-Children has this nativity playset.  You can click here for a fun Nativity Fold a House Craft.  “Build Your Own Nativity Printables” is a nativity based on basic shapes.  Last but not least, here’s a 3D manger.

I’d also like to let you know about a couple nativity printables in my stores.  I’m rather fond of them and the kids in my class have really enjoyed making and using them.  I hope that you’ll check them out.  First is the title, then the link to TPT, and then the link to Teachers Notebook.

Label the Nativity  TPT  TN

The Nativity Mobile  TPT  TN

Who Is Watching Baby Jesus? Game  TPT  TN

The First Christmas Story Wheels  TPT  TN

The First Christmas Do-A-Dots  TPT  TN

Nativity Write the Room  TPT  TN

That’s all that I have for you right now.  I hope that you enjoy all the free printable nativities and that you’ll check out my shops to see what I have to help keep “Jesus is the reason for the season”!!

 

 

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Hear My Prayer

This past week in class, we worked on learning about prayer. It’s always such an interesting topic for my kids.

So often, they think that they can only pray kneeling.  They also think that you have to be silent when you pray.  They love finding out that they can stand up against a tree in the park and thank God for his amazing creation!!

To help them learn more about prayer, I created this prompt for them to draw their prayer….

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I also have a big set of these prompts available in my stores.  There’s a total of 16 pages and it’s a great deal at $3.  It’s great for a variety of ages/grades as there’s prompts to write, draw, or do both!!  You can find this full set at…..

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Here’s my kids at work on their prayer prompt…..

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If you’re interested in the drawing prompt that I used in class, you can just….

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Anytime that you use one of my freebie samples, I always appreciate your feedback by leaving a comment.  Enjoy!!

 

 

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Creation Story Wheel

I’ve been pretty busy lately. I’ve been uploading several resources to my store. I’ve also just been participating in life!! It’s been awhile since I’ve offered any freebies, but now’s my chance.

We’re back to religious education as of last week. It was hectic, so I really didn’t have anything to share. This week however, we’re learning about creation. This is the project that I’m working on with my little ones….

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This story wheel is actually 2 wheels under one cover “wheel”. The first is to select the day of creation and the second is to identify what was created on that day. This project is perfect for learning or reviewing the days of creation.

I’be listed this for free at The Schoolhouse on TPT. If you’re interested in using this project for your class, just click to be taken to the….

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I’ll post photos later of my kids making this in class. I quite often share photos on Instagram of my kids in action. If you don’t already, please click here to follow me on Instagram.

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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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All clipart/graphics are from internet sources and believed to be public domain.  It’s used for educational purposes only and without profit. 

If  you’d like to use the shamrock triangle cut and paste activity, just click to….

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If you’d like to use the heart shamrock craft, just click to….

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I’d love to hear what you think about these printables and if you did them 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 please let me hear from you!!

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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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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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Nativity Bean Bag Toss

Today is the 12th post in Nativity A Day.  Today’s idea is not my own, but I made it mine….in my way and I hope that you and the kids enjoy it.

Today’s Nativity A Day is Nativity Bean Bag Toss.  One or more players can play by tossing a bean bag at the letters from the nativity in the order that they’re called out.  You can play where it’s required that the letters are played in the correct order to spell “nativity”.  It could be played in the same manner using darts.

Don’t worry that baby Jesus is having bean bags or darts thrown at him!!  I put the letter in the large open door of the stable and then the adorable nativity characters are visible in the open window.  Each letter mat has a different nativity character.

Nativity graphics © AnnieThingsPossible with permission.

Original game concept from Erica @ Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Here’s a thumbnail view of this bean bag game…..

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Angels and Guardian Angels

Last week, my CCD lesson was angels and guardian angels.  I was disappointed because of all the many (and I mean MANY) workbooks and such that I have, there’s not much on angels.  My online search proved to find much of the same.  I thought for those of you perhaps doing a lesson on angels or needing materials might find some of what I found useful.

First, my class is starting to learn the “Guardian Angel Prayer”.  I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, so I created a writing practice worksheet for them to do as homework.  I found a couple of amazing coloring pages here and here.  They both came from Catholic Parenting.  I placed these coloring pages on the side for the kids to color and the prayer along the other side for them to copy.  I find that even as little as they are, they memorize it quite well with printing practice!!  You can find my “Guardian Angel Prayer” copywork/printing practice by clicking the button….

In my search, I found some other good materials that I’d like to share with you.  At this site, you’ll find some really good angel printables including an angel shape book.  There’s a Jesus Loves Me and You angel coloring and writing practice sheets.  I found these fantastic coloring pages for the archangels at Waltzing Matilda.  In case you’re in need of coloring pages, take a look around her blog because she has lots of good ones!!  To go along with those archangels, there is one here with all 3 of them for their feast day.

Back at Waltzing Matilda, she has a great angel mobile craft.  For the littles, you’ll find coloring pages, crafts, and lessons.  If you browse DLTK, you’ll find “angels of the Bible”, along with other angel crafts and activities.  One can even get printable angel wings for paper dolls.

There are even angel cards and award certificatesCatholicMom.com has an Angel of God bookmark.  I don’t visit the site that often any more because well, I just don’t enjoy the format of it and I find it hard to navigate.  However, if you take the time, you’ll find more angel items and lots of great things on items that you might be working on!!  I found this Bible study worksheet on angels.

Now there’s a lot more angel printables out there.  Many of them are Christmas related, which really is a whole other topic.  There are just a few of my favorite things that I found, or things that I knew I could use now or in the future.  Hopefully you’ll find something to suit your needs among these links and ideas.

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Freebie-A-Day: Joseph 4-Piece Puzzles

Today’s freebie is Joseph 4-Piece Puzzles. This is a set of 4 puzzles and each puzzle has 4 pieces. These puzzles are nice and large for little hands to be able to control.  These are great for fine motor skills and thinking as well.   If you’re interested in today’s FREE printable, just….

Since this is “Freebie-A-Day”, tomorrow once again, I’ll feature another Joseph printable. Please sttay tuned to see what’s next and by all means, enjoy!! If you do download them and like them, please leave a comment. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click one or both of the buttons below to vote for my blog….thanks!!


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The information that is posted on this blog is general information. It is not intended to substitute for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are free; however they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share your materials with them. Copyright © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

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