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Baptism of Jesus

We’ve been having class for a couple of weeks now, but this is the first real craft that I’ve made for the kids.  I have to say that they loved it!!

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This is a simple paper craft.  Once completed, the kids can put Jesus in the Jordan River with John the Baptist, dip him in the water, and baptize him.  This project does need adult supervision to cut the slit in the river.  There are complete directions and supply list included, along with the patterns.

If you’re interested in the paper craft, just click to….

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You can find a picture of our finished project on Instagram here, here, and here.  Notice that we didn’t glue it on construction paper, which I really wanted to do.  I do recommend that you do it that way, as is given in the directions.

Clipart © Charlotte’s Clips, Dancing Crayon Designs, Graphics from the Pond, and Picture Paradise.  They are all sold on TPT and used with permission.

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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 They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit.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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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.

If you’re interested in this write-the-room activity, just click to….

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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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Holy Week Begins

Today marks the start of Holy Week and culminates on Easter Sunday. This is such a somber time and a time for reflection. It is also a time to celebrate. Today is such a day….a day to celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem.

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I want to wish all of you, my family, my friends, and my readers and followers, a very Happy Palm Sunday and wishes for a Blessed Holy Week!!

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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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I’d love to hear what you think about this story wheel and the sequence book 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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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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Ten Commandments for Kids

This is a project that is very dear to me.  I really wanted my class to learn about the Ten Commandments in a way that they could learn and remember them.  To remember them, they’d need something that they could go back and look at and know what the Commandment was.  To do this, I’d need pictures and not many words, after all, most 4 & 5 year olds can’t read.

My final project is a mini coloring book.  I have to tell you, there is a story behind this and why it’s taken this long for me to post it.  First, I made it for my class last year, but it never got used.  I struggled with the 5th Commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Kill”.  I finally used an image of a boy holding a gun with the circle and line through it.  I knew it was strong and in your face, but in today’s world, I wanted to be clear on what it meant.  My DRE immediately turned this down, which I understood.  However, she also said that I couldn’t show any type of “violence”….death.  I couldn’t even show them fighting.  I didn’t use this book and put it on the back burner for awhile.  I finally got this Commandment to a way that I’m happy with it and think that it explains enough to the kids.  I’ve showed it to many people and they think that the way I originally presented it was fine, especially in today’s world and they said this one is good too.  The tv they watch and games they play are far worse.  That being said, it’s still toned down because I want to benefit as many kids as possible.  I went the “fight” way, but I still can’t use it in class, per my DRE’s wishes and thus I’ll probably never fully teach them.  However, I’m hoping that this helps many others teach the Ten Commandments to their kids!!

UPDATE:  After my DRE saw this version of the book, I was allowed to use it in my class.  The kids really loved it and they wanted to talk about what was happening on every page!!

Please note that this is the Catholic version of the Ten Commandments.  Everything is presented in a simple manner with stick kids so that they understand each Commandment.  I tried to use as few words as possible since it’s geared toward little ones who probably can’t read.  The last page of the mini coloring book lists the 10 Commandments along with the tablets.  I also included extra page of them for you to do as you’d like with whether you use as a worksheet or poster…..or something else. 

Here’s a thumbnail view of a couple pages of this coloring book….

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The coloring images are from internet sources and believed to be public domain and they’re used without profit for personal and educational purposes.

I’m really happy with this mini coloring book.  If you are too and you’d like to use it with your kids, please just click to….

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What’s Inside the Church?

This week, my lesson was on church.  I not only cover behavior, but things that we see in church.  I like the kids to be familiar with their environment and have some understanding of what they see and why it’s in church.  I only did one of these activities with my kids because I had a couple other good materials to use.

The first activity is a cut and paste.  This is the one that I did with my class.  There is a sheet with lots of items found in church and the same number that aren’t found in church.  The kids find 6 items that are in church and glue them to the church windows.  With all the options, my kids had several different versions because they all remember different things in church.  I think it made it really fun!!

The next activity is a worksheet for matching items to the church.  There’s several items all around the church and the kids draw a line from the items found in a church to the church and nothing is done with the other items….or you could have them cross them out.

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

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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…..

HolyTrinity Crafts byElaine SAMPLE

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

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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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God Made Me

The lesson for tomorrow is “God made me” and “I am special”.  I generally talk about Joseph and how he wasn’t only special to his dad, but how he special he was to be chosen by God and everything that he did for the people.  This year, I wanted to sway away from that.  I wanted to shift my focus to how God created us and how special we really are.  Now I normally do this, but I mean in the sense of our bodies and stuff.

The main project that I’m doing with the kiddos is this worksheet that I made.  It’s a cut and paste page!!  First we’ll do our discussion of course, then they’ll color it.  After that, we’ll go through each body part and glue them in the appropriate space on the page.  After that, we’ll go through the sheet and glue how each part helps us share God’s creation.  

Here’s a thumbnail of the worksheet….

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I’m really happy and excited about this worksheet.  If you are too and you’d like to use this page with your kids, please just click to….

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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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Days of Creation

I’m just a couple of days away from my first religion class this year.  I’m pretty excited. This will be the smallest class that I’ve had since starting though.  Right now, my count is at 7 kids.  That’s a small class for me!!

Our first lesson is going to be Creation.  This is the best place to start with my little ones because the first class can be pretty hectic.  There’s usually one student that gets enrolled the day of the first class.  It’s also the time that we go over rules, folders, and all those goodies.

I’ve made something new to use this year in class for our lesson.  It’s a story wheel for the days of Creation.  It’s actually 2 wheels with the first being the day of creation and the second one being an image of that day.  The whole thing can be colored and assembled fairly easy by little ones….and big kids should enjoy it too!!  The little ones will definitely need help cutting out the viewing boxes, but depending on their skill level, they might be able to cut out the rest.

Here’s what the story wheel looks like….

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I’m really happy with how this project turned out and I hope that you’ll be able to use it with your kiddos as well.  Just click to….

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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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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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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, The Schoolhouse, and Commotion from the Ocean of Life. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine and © The Schoolhouse and © Commotion ) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

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