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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Cyber Monday SALE!

It’s Cyber Monday and that means that it’s time for a sale!  It also means that you don’t have to “shop until you drop” because you get to sit under a blanket in the comfort of your favorite chair using your phone or computer!

The Treasured Schoolhouse will be on sale for 20% ALL resources 25-28 November.  As usual, I’ll add new materials during the sale, so check back often and be sure to follow The Treasured Schoolhouse at your favorite location.  Find the Cyber Monday Sale at….

The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop – 20% off the entire shop with no coupon code needed

The Treasured Schoolhouse @ TpT – 20% off the entire store (no coupon code) with an extra 5% off 26-27 November with code CYBER18

The Treasured Schoolhouse @ Teacher’s Dojo – 20% off the entire store, plus TD is having the following special promotion (no coupon code needed):  Spend $5 or More – 5% off, Spend $15 or More – 15% off for first time buyers or an additonal 5% off for returning customers

The Treasured Schoolhouse @ EduCents – 20% off the entire store (no coupon code)

I have one last BIG detail for you!  I’m holding a giveaway for a $10 gift card for TpT.  There are 4 ways to enter, so you can choose 1 way or all 4.  The giveaway ends at midnight (CST) 26 November and I’ll post and e-mail the winner shortly after that.  So please, head on over to enter the giveaway before time runs out!

Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays to all!

 

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Christian Halloween Ideas

It’s the that time of year. The time when kids want to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating. Yet, many of us want our kids to remember their faith during this time of the year. Well, it can be possible for both to happen!!

Below are several links to free (and a couple paid) ideas and printables to do for Halloween or even use during a Fall Fest, Harvest Party, or any activity!!

Coloring Pages

Candy Corn Reminds Us of Jesus Coloring Page and Poster

Let it Shine Coloring Page

Candy Corn Coloring Page

Finding the Truth in Halloween Coloring Booklet

Shine His Light Coloring Page

“Do Not Fear” Coloring Pages

Crafts

Pumpkin Prayer Craft

Being a Christian is Like Being a Pumpkin Card

Christian Pumpkin Carving for Halloween

The Gospel Pumpkin Printable

Stories, Labels and More

How a Christian is Like a Pumpkin Printable Story

Bible Verse Candy Label Stickers for Halloween

Pumpkin Prayer Sunday School Activity

Christian Halloween Candy Labels

Pumpkin Gospel Halloween Tract

Printable Gospel Tract for Halloween Night

Fear Not! Halloween Sunday School Lesson

Trick or Treat Bible Object Lesson

Christian Halloween Candy Labels

The Pumpkin Prayer Bookmarks and Lesson

Halloween Wall Hanging

Lessons, Units, and Miscel. Printables – Paid

The Pumpkin Prayer Activity Pack by The Treasured Schoolhouse

The Pumpkin Prayer Coloring Booklets – Christian Halloween by The Treasured Schoolhouse

Halloween Bible Lessons for October, Complete Unit by Julie Faulkner

 

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 Books

The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs – This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light.

Pumpkin Patch Blessings by Kim Washburn – Pumpkin Patch Blessings celebrates fall and shows little ones there are blessings all around us, especially in the pumpkin patch!

The Pumpkin Gospel:  A Story of a New Start with God by Dr. Mary Manz Simon – This glow-in-the-dark board book can teach your entire family how God changes us into beautiful new creations to shine for Him! 

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano – A very unique pumpkin delivers a special message of tolerance and self-acceptance that’s just right for Halloween…and every day of the year.

 

 

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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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A Sale and a Gift Card

Summer is almost here!! Can you believe it?? The warmer weather is definitely in OKlahoma, although we’ve had quite a bit of rain and now 2 days of “cooler” temperatures. It’s been just beautiful!!

EduCents is getting ready to welcome summer by having a site-wide sale and I’m participating in the sale.  My entire store will be 20% from 25 May to 30 May.  You can use code SUMMER to get an extra 10% off!!

This sale takes place over Memorial Day, so to honor that, I’m going to have a giveaway to win a $10 gift card to EduCents and I’ll pick the winner on 29 May, which is Memorial Day.  To enter the giveaway, simply answer one or both of these questions in the comments….

  1.  What is your favorite memory about Memorial Day?
  2. What is your favorite summer activity?

Again, I’ll announce the winner with a post on 29 May at 12:01 am.  Be sure to include your e-mail address so that I can send you your gift card code!!  If you’re ready to go shopping, just click one of the above images to be taken to The Treasured Schoolhouse.

Good luck and happy shopping!!

 

 

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FREE Catholic Books

Are you looking for some good Catholic books to read??  If so, I found an amazing list of free books.

Most of these traditional Catholic books are available in PDF format and some are audio books.  They even have some in text format or for the Kindle.  There’s also a section of cd’s.

This is an amazing list of books that could teach you something new, refresh your interest, or even change you life.  These are all traditional Catholic books that cover catechism and doctrine, saints, Catholic life, Mary, Latin, Jesus, faith, liturgy, texts, and others.

You can see the books here….

Free Traditional Books Part I

Free Traditional Books Part II

I hope that you can find something to read and enjoy for a long time to come!!

 

 

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Creation

Last night was the first night back to class. I was excited to meet my new kiddos and get back to religious education.

I always start with creation because well, that’s where we  started.  So much time is spent on rules, what’s expected, homework, prayers, and so on, that the lesson needs to be fairly simple.  I break creation down over a couple of lessons and classes.  Yesterday, I read the story of creation to them from the Bible.  I stop after each day to review what was created that day.

Then, we did a cut & paste worksheet that I made for class.  It’s a mat that has each day and what was created on it.  So they start off by coloring what was created each day.

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Lots of colors and no scribbling allowed!!

Next, we cut out all the different days.

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Good scissors skills!!

Then, we glued them onto the mat and placed them in their boxes.

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We love our glue sponges!!
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Glue them into their proper days!!

Here’s the final project!!

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All done!!
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So happy with our first project!!

The kids had a blast!!  I have a freebie for you, so that your kids can have a blast as well.  If you click on the image below, you can download the simple color version of this project.  I hope that the kids enjoy!!

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Also, this project is available for purchase in my shop.  It’s available in color and black & white, plus it has a little bit “fancier” borders on the mat.  If you’re interested in purchasing this creation activity worksheet, please just click here to view this exclusive item or just click below to add it to your cart.

NOTE:  This is the Catholic version based on the New American Standard (Revised Edition).  This is the Bible that I use in my classroom….

 

 

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Christmas in July SALE

Are you ready for Christmas yet?? Probably not, but it is the perfect time to do a little shopping and get ready for back to school….or Christmas!!

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I’m joining about 100 other TPT sellers for a Christmas in July Sale!!  It’ll be easy to find the items on sale by just typing in #TpTChristmasInJuly into the search.  You can also click on the image above to be taken to Google Docs to see a complete list of stores and their links.

Every store is doing something different for this sale.  As for me, ALL my bundles will be on sale for 20% off the already reduced prices.  I’ve also picked out 3 other items that will have a discount of 40% off.  That’s huge!!  Just click here to be taken to my #TpTChristmasInJuly category to see all the discounts.

This sale is good for ONE DAY ONLY, so don’t miss out!!  Please come visit The Treasured Schoolhouse and see what you might find for your back to school….or Christmas needs on Wednesday, 20 July.

Merry Christmas in July Shopping!!

 

 

 

 

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Birthday Sale!

It’s time for me to celebrate a special day….
and I’m celebrating it with you!!

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Every item in all my stores will be 20% off on 16 April ONLY!!  You can get this discount at The Treasured Schoolhouse at all my locations.  You can check this sale out at The Treasured Schoolhouse locations at….

TeachersPayTeachers

Teachers Notebook

Syllabuy

Educents

The Ministry Market for Christian printable only

Etsy with coupon code BDAY20

So, come celebrate with me and grab everything you need for the end of the school year!!

 
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My Lenten Promise Activity

I know that I haven’t had anything special for you all lately.  Now that I’m starting my blog on my own domain, I think it’s time to get back on track!!  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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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

I’m going to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (and my anniversary) with a SALE!! Yes, that’s right, we got married on St. Patrick’s Day and today is 27 years of happiness and love.

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All of my stores/shops will be on sale for 15% off from 17-20 March.  It’s a great time to grab some deals and find the things that you’ll need from now until the end of the school year.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher in a classroom, parent that homeschools, or a catechist/religion teacher for Sunday School, there’s something for you!!

You can shop this sale at….

The Schoolhouse @ Teachers Pay Teachers

The Schoolhouse @ Teachers Notebook

The Schoolhouse @ Educents  **Educents is running a special promo during this time and you can earn extra 5% back with #EducentsLuck

I’ve also opened a new shop at Syllabuy.  I love this location and hope that you’ll check it out.  I have a coupon code for there and Etsy for you to get the discount at those locations.

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The OK Schoolhouse @ Etsy

The Schoolhouse @ Syllabuy

I hope that you’ll find something that you can use now….or in the future.  Remember, the sale runs at all shops/stores from 17-20 March.  Have a fun, safe, and HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!

 

It’s Time for a Sale!!

I’m having a sale in both my Teachers Pay Teachers store and my Teachers Notebook shop. Here’s the info….

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You can get 20% off my entire shop from 19-22 January.  There are no special codes, but you can still find lots of great deals.

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You can get 20% off my entire store from 19-22 January.  If you shop 20-21 January, you can use the code START16 for an additional 10% off which makes your total savings up to 28% off!!

As always, I’ll be adding new items during the sale.  I can promise you at least 1 resource, but if all works out, there will be at least 2!!  If you’d like to visit either sale, please just click on the sale banner for that location of “The Schoolhouse”.

Also, it’s not fully set-up yet, but my shop at Educents is on sale for 10% off if you click here.

I hope you all find some great bargains and great resources to use at home or in your classroom!!