Advent: New and Revised

Are you ready for Advent? Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent for 2018. If you haven’t yet prepared your lesson or activities, I might be able to help!

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First, I’ve updated my 2 previous Advent Activity Packs.  I’ve revised them so that all the color purple is now violet and pink is now rose.  It’s a fairly minor change, but I wanted them to be modernized with the colors that we now call them and they’re the same through all the resources now.

I’ve created a new Advent Activity Pack for this year.  It’s the 3rd installment!  This one has a “My Advent Reflections” book that the kids or even adults can note their reflections for each Sunday or week of Advent.  There are 2 to write on with differenciated lines for various ages/grades.  There is also one to draw on.  It also includes a worksheet and 5 puzzles….and they all have an answer key!  

This pack is also comprised of 22 word wall cards and 2 blank for you to add words of your own.  Some of the ways to use these cards are to just display them during a lesson, write sentences using the words, write the room, and many other uses.  A few of the words included are coming, hope, liturgical year, Advent, rose, and more!

The best part about this?  I’ve combined all 3 Advent Activity Packs into a bundle at more than 20% off the individual resource price.  Is there anything better?  Yes, there is!  You can use coupon code ADVENT to get an additional 10% off the bundle and the individual packs (in case you don’t want to purchase the bundle).  Oh, and as an added bonus, I’m including the Advent Write the Room and the O Antiphons Poster and Activity Pack in the coupon discount and it doesn’t expire until 24 December!

 


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What do You See in Church?

Teaching kids about what they’ll see inside the church when they attend mass is so important.  I have some worksheets and activities that can help teach or review what they’ll see inside the church!

To make it easier for little ones to understand what is going on during mass, it’s vital that they understand the items that they will see while there.  Use the pages as you walk around church explaining the items or after a tour of the church.  This will help them to feel more comfortable and know their way around the church.

To get elementary kids to participate in mass or even become altar servers, it’s key for them to know all the components used during mass and what they’ll see and use in church.  Their understanding of these items will allow them to be interested on what’s going on during the mass.

Have the kids match up the name of the item found inside the church to that item.

For big kids, you want to keep them coming to mass and being able to understand the elements used during mass or just seen inside the church makes them feel more welcomed.

Take the kids to church and write down the items that they can identify in church and on the sheet.

The more kids know about what they’ll see in church and used during mass, the more interested and happy they will be.  It increases their participation.

You can find these worksheet and activity packs in my Shop to help teach or review the items found inside the church (click on each image to view what’s included in each pack or add to your cart here)….

 

 

You can also find these games….

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I hope this helps and gives you some ideas to help the kids understand what’s inside the church!

 

 

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Church Bulletins for Kids

Are you looking for bulletins for children?  If so, I think I have some items that can help you.  All of these can be used for homework, mass activity, children’s church bulletin, and more!  I have purchased and used all these books in my class or in my daughter’s class.  If you’re interested in any of the books, just click on the cover to see more about it.

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The Liturgy of the Word with Children

This book is by Katie Thompson and covers Years A, B, and C for the liturgical cycle.  It is geared toward ages 5-8.  There are 392 pages in this book and it also includes a music CD.  For each mass, there are 2 pages.  One has the gospel and reflection, then the second page is an activity for the gospel.

Step by Step

This book is by Katie Thompson and goes along with the gospels for every Sunday of the three-year Lectionary.  Also included are major feasts of the liturgical year.  The sheets are for ages 4-7.  There is 376 pages.  The activity sheets are double-sided with pictures to color and complete, drawing activities, and simple puzzles.  They can be used to to produce a children s newsletter or include them in the parish newsletter or magazine; use them in religion classes, parish groups, or at school.  It has a companion book, Footprints in Faith.

Footprints in Faith

This book is by Katie Thompson and is a companion to Step by Step.  This book is for ages 7-12 and is for every Sunday of the three-year Lectionary cycle.  It also includes major feasts of the liturgical year.  There are 376 pages in this book.  Each sheet is double-sided and includes pictures and number puzzles, word games, quizzes and codes.  They are great for are ideal for use by catechists, teachers, group leaders, and parents for religion classes, parish groups, or at school.

The Complete Children’s Liturgy Book: Liturgies of the Word for Years A, B, C

This book is by Katie Thompson and includes 344 pages.  For each mass, there are 2 pages.  The first page includes an introduction, a “sorry prayer”, the gospel reading for the day, points for discussion, an activity, and a closing prayer.  The second page is the activity for that gospel.  This book covers Years A, B, and C for the liturgical cycle.

I have all the books shown above. I do not own the ones below, but I plan on purchasing them or feel that they’re relevant to this subject. Because I don’t own them, I can’t speak for the quality or exactly what’s included other than the description.

The Complete Children’s Liturgy Book

This book is by Katie Thompson and Jennifer Carter.  It is a comprehensive program for every Sunday of the Lectionary.  The book contains 350 pages.  I think that this is an earlier version of The Complete Children’s Liturgy Book listed above.

Another great source is Catholic Kids Bulletin.  They offer a bulletin for mass each week.  Do you have a favorite source or activity to keep kids busy during mass or to do as homework when they attend mass?  If so, please share it in the comments!

 

 

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Advent Activity Pack is a “Daily Deal”!

I have some good news for all of you getting ready to start the Advent season, whether at home or in the classroom!! My Advent Activity Pack for Early Learners is the….

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That means that on Black Friday (27 November) and Cyber Monday (30 November), you can get this pack for 40% off.  That’s definitely a deal!!  I’ve also expanded it for this year to include more activities and some worksheets.  There’s now 28 pages of fun and learning in this pack for early learners (PreK – 2nd, 3rd or 4th).  So click on a cover below to be taken to the “Daily Deal” now!!

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You can click here to be taken to my Teachers Notebook store to pick up this great “Daily Deal” on the Advent Activity Pack for Early Learners.  Oh, and you earn double the rewards good toward future purchases on Teachers Notebook!! 

Happy Black Friday and Cyber Monday!!

 

Garden FREEbie

I’ve posted a new freebie in my TPT store. It’s a 2-page activity that is part of my Garden Worksheets & Activity Pack.

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The activity is finding all the garden objects and drawing a line from them to the little gardener. If you’re interested in this freebie, just click on the image above. Also, if you enjoy this free sample, be sure to leave some feedback….thanks!!

This is now available in The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop!

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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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To see the a few of the final projects, just click here to see them on Instagram.  You don’t have to have an account and it’s worth it because they’re just adorable for being 3-5 years old!!

 

 

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Super Sale

I’m having a SUPER SALE in both my stores this weekend!!

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Everything will be 15% off Friday to Sunday (30 Jan. – 2 Feb.).   My sale is in both stores on TPT and TN, so don’t miss it!!

Also, if you shop at Teachers Notebook 31 January to 2 February, you can get an additional 10% off with code sb2015.

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Colors of Halloween

I have something just for YOU today!!  I was trying to keep busy while waiting for my daughter to call this afternoon and this idea sort of hit me.  Besides, I’m in the Halloween “spirit”!!

This is a mini coloring book for colors.  On each page, there’s one thing that you’d find on Halloween and the main color that it is.  It has the frequent words of can, I, and see.  There’s also each color including gray, tan, and pink.  

Here’s a thumbnail view of a couple pages of the mini-book….

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All images are from internet sources and believed to be public domain.  They are used without profit and for educational use.

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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.