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Jonah & the BIG FISH in the bathroom + 2 EXCITING announcements! Virtual Sunday School

Today we're looking at the story of Jonah & the BIG FISH from the book of Jonah! Here's the link to our brand new Kids Worship Song 'I Wanna be a Disciple': ...

Craft activity

The Body of Christ - Celebrating Diversity - (1 Cor 12) Virtual Sunday School

Today we're looking at what it means to be part of the 'body of Christ' from 1 Cor 12. Here's the link to our brand new Kids Worship Song 'I Wanna be a Disci...

Pentecost & the CHOCOLATE CHALLENGE! - Virtual Sunday School

Today we're looking at what happened at Pentecost :) Here's the link to our brand new Kids Worship Song 'I Wanna be a Disciple': https://www.youtube.com/watc...

Pentecost Crossword Puzzle

May is the Month of Mary - Please learn the Hail Mary by praying each day.

Tuesday 19th May - Pentecost

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit (by Saddleback Kids)

Watch the video and ask:

What did Jesus promise the disciples before He ascended into heaven? (That they would be filled with the Holy Spirit)
When have you heard or used 'The Holy Spirit?' (Making the sign of the cross, prayer, Bible etc.)
What does 'The Holy Spirit' mean? (God's presence and divine work on Earth)
Was Jesus' promise to the disciples fulfilled? How do you know? (Holy spirit appeared to the disciples)
How does the Holy Spirit appear to the disciples? (Tongues of flame above their heads)
Why do we light candles in RE lessons and in Church? (To show that God is always with us)
How do you think the disciples felt when the Holy Spirit came to them?
What will the disciples do now they are filled with the Holy Spirit?

Pentecost Craft Ideas

Pentecost Mindfulness Colouring

Virtual Sunday School - 17th May

Today we're looking at the Psalms, specifically at Psalm 18:2 - God is our fortress! - - - - - I'm Nat, and due to people not being able to get out and about...

Tuesday 12th May

Story of St. Peter

Watch the YouTube video above and discuss:

 

After Jesus ascended into Heaven Peter was enabled, by God,  to perform some miracles and he spoke of God's healing powers and Jesus' earthly teachings. The crowds gathered to listen to Peter and their belief in God grew.

 

Imagine you had been one of the crowd listening to Peter talk about God, his resurrection and his ability to perform miracles; Would you have believed Peter?

What message do you think he would have said to the crowds of people?

 

Task:

 

St. Peter saw that Jesus has resurrected from the dead and after Jesus ascended to Heaven, St, Peter's belief in God allowed him to perform miracles and share God's word and love to thousands of people. Because the disciples shared the message of God, people today over 2,000 years later still believe in God. 

 

To show others how you feel about God and to continue to share God's message please write an acrostic poem on Jesus' resurrection. 

For example:

 

Risen from the dead showing his

Eternal life

Surrendered himself 

Unburdened the world of sin

Rose from the tomb

Renewed the world

Everlasting,

Compassionate and loving is God

To let his only Son live and die on the cross

I will share God's message 

Our love for Jesus is so great and endless, we will

Never forget His sacrifice 

 

Acrostic Poem Examples

Create your own acrostic poem on the theme of 'Resurrection'

Tuesday 5th May

On Ash Wednesday we bury the word 'Alleluia' to show that we are in a time of mourning until Easter Sunday when Jesus has resurrected (risen)
Let's sing this song 'Alleluia' to show praise and joy that Jesus has resurrected from the dead .

Alleluia colouring page

Luke 24:36-43 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

 

36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.

 

John 20:24-29 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Appears to Thomas

 

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”


Questions to discuss or answer on paper:

 

  • How did Jesus prove to them that he was raised from the dead and not a ghost? (he ate with them)
  • Which two of the 12 wasn't there when all this happened? (Thomas and Judas)
  • Did Thomas believe them - that Jesus appeared to them? (no)
  • What did he say he needed to see before he believed? (the wounds in Jesus' hands, feet, and side)

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus Appears To His DisciplesI Stories of JesusI Children's Bible Stories| Holy Tales Bible Stories

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Apostles song

Learn the names of the 12 disciples by singing this song

Activity Hide and Seek: Write the names of the 11 disciples on a person cutout and then hide pictures of them around the house. Simon, Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot Allow them to find them. Ask them which disciple couldn't be found. (Judas)

Virtual Sunday School - Hero of the Faith: Eric Liddell

Today we're looking at a hero of the faith - Eric Liddell! Hero of the Faith song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHtm0ZNlBuQ - - - - - I'm Nat, and due to ...

Tuesday 28th April - Taking part in celebrations involving thanks and praise

Jesus died on the cross and then resurrected on Easter Sunday. He came back to life showing that God has no ends and no beginnings, he is both the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. He is eternal.

The Paschal candle represents Christ, the Light of the World.

The pure beeswax of which the candle is made represents the sinless Christ who was formed in the womb of His Mother. The wick signifies His humanity, the flame, His Divine Nature, both soul and body.

Five grains of incense inserted into the candle in the form of a cross recall the aromatic spices with which His Sacred Body was prepared for the tomb, and of the five wounds in His hands, feet, and side.

During the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night the priest or deacon carries the candle in procession into the dark church. A new fire, symbolizing our eternal life in Christ, is kindled which lights the candle. The candle, representing Christ himself, is blessed by the priest who then inscribes in it a cross, the first letters and last of the Greek alphabet, (Alpha and Omega `the beginning and the end') and the current year, as he chants the prayer below; then affixes the five grains of incense.

The Easter candle is lighted each day during Mass throughout the Paschal season until Ascension Thursday.

Easter Candle Craft

Prayer

Sunday School 26th April - David, the future King!

Sunday School 19th April - Paul and Silas in Prison

Watch this video and have a go at making your own chain!

Easter Sunday

 

Read this story from the Gospel according to Matthew 

 

Matthew 28:1-10 

Jesus Has Risen

28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

 

Ask: 


1. Who were the first disciples to visit the tomb? (Two women, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary.)
2. When did they go to visit the tomb? (Early Sunday morning.)
3. What happened as the women approached the tomb? (A violent earthquake shook the ground.)
4. What did the women see when they got to the tomb? (The rock was rolled away from the door of the tomb and an angel was sitting on top of it.)
5. What happened to the guards? (When they saw the angel, they were afraid and fell as if dead.)
6. What did the angel say to the women? (That Jesus had risen from the dead, just like Jesus said He would!)
7. What did the women do when they heard this Good News? (They were filled with joy and hurried to tell their friends.)   

 

Virtual Sunday school - EASTER

Today we're looking at Easter - from Good Friday - Easter Sunday! Check out this GREAT WORSHIP SONG we made - What's going on with Jesus: https://youtu.be/MF...

The Story of Easter (Jesus' Sacrifice)

If you would like to purchase this video for use in your church, visit our store - https://store.saddlebackkids.com/stories-of-the-bible-jesus-sacrifice This...

Prayer stones

Good Friday (Holy Week -Friday)

Good Friday: Holy Week & Easter Unit -- Holy Moly Sunday School

Watch the video with your child and ask:

What do you notice about the video? What colours or illustrations stand out? (Black and white, Jesus is in colour, No words, Sad, slow music etc.)
Good Friday is thought as the saddest day in the Catholic Liturgical calendar, why do you think that is?
What happened during Good Friday?
Why do you think Jesus was sentenced to death on the cross?
What did they put on his head? Why did the guards beat Jesus when he carried the cross?
Why do you think they made Jesus a crown of thorns?
Catholics do not eat meat on Good Friday, why do you think that is?

Good Friday Craft Ideas

Prayer

Maundy Thursday 'The Last Supper' (Holy Week - Thursday)

The Story of Easter (The Last Supper)

This is part of a series of 3 videos that tell the story of Easter. Based on, Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:7-30; John 13:18-30

Watch the video of the Last Supper and ask:

What is a Passover meal? (It is a Jewish celebration as Jesus was a Jew)
What did Jesus do with the bread and wine? What did he say?
Where have you seen bread and wine being offered before?
Where did Judas go?

Last Supper Craft Ideas

Jesus washes the Disciples feet

Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet

This Bible story is based on John 13: 1-17.

Watch the video with your child and ask:

Why did Jesus wash his disciples feet?
What does it mean to 'serve' someone?
How do we 'serve' God and show that we belong to him?

Have a go at washing your own or someone in your families feet

After the last supper Jesus and his disciples go to pray at the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus is arrested after being betrayed by Judas.

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus tells Peter he will deny knowing him three times before the rooster crows.

Peter Denies Jesus | Bible Story | LifeKids

Prayer

Judas Plans to Betray Jesus (Holy Week - Wednesday)

Judas Plans To Betray I Stories of Jesus I Children's Bible Stories | Holy Tales Bible Stories

Watch the video with your child and ask:

What does 'betrayal' mean?
How did Judas betray Jesus?
How do you think it made Jesus feel?
Has anyone ever betrayed your trust or have you ever betrayed your friend's trust? How did the make you/them feel?

Make a list with your child on how someone might betray your trust

What does trust mean? List people that you trust and say why you trust them. Then try these fun trust building activities.

Prayer

Jesus and the Sinful Woman (Holy Week - Tuesday)

Activity: Would You Ever?

 

  1. Share your lunch with a friend who forgot their lunch box?
  2. … even if that mean you would be hungry? (why?)
  3. Help your friend finish their chores faster so you could play?
  4. … even if he had a lot of chores? (why?)
  5. Let your friend borrow your favourite toy and take it home?
  6. … even if you always played with it before bedtime. (why?)
  7. Give your friend that same toy if they asked to keep it? 
  8. … even if he already had more toys than you? ( why?)
  9. Tell the mean kids to stop being mean to your friend
  10. … even if they would start picking on you instead? (why?)

Jesus and the Sinful Woman

This story is based on Luke 7:36-50.

Watch the story of Jesus and the Sinful Woman.

Act out the story (You could use a bottle of perfume for props)

Ask:

What is a sin?
Why do you think she is called a 'Sinful Woman?'
The Sinful Woman was not invited to the meal, why do you think she came?
What did she do to Jesus? Why?
Jesus tells a parable; Why is the man with the greatest debt the most grateful?
Why did Jesus forgive her sins?
How did the Pharisee Simon react when Jesus forgave her sins?

Colouring Sheet

Prayer

Jesus Cleanses the Temple (Holy Week - Monday)

Clearing the Temple John 2 13-22

Watch the video with your child and ask:

What is a Temple?
Why are Temples important? What do people do there?
How did Jesus react when he saw people selling things at the Temple?
Why do you think he told the people to leave?
How did the people react when Jesus asked them to leave? What do you think they will do?

Thought bubble

Palm Sunday (Start of Holy Week)

The Story of Easter (The Triumphal Entry)

Watch this video about Palm Sunday with your child. Then ask:

Where was Jesus going?
What did he ask his disciples to bring him?
Why do you think Jesus rode on a Donkey to Jerusalem? Does a donkey remind you of another story in the Bible?
How did the people react when they saw Jesus? What did they shout to him?
What do you think the people meant when they shouted 'Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord, Praise God in highest heaven?'
How did the Pharisees and Rulers react to the news that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem'?

Then complete comprehension activity - Note it is differentiated from less to more able.

Then have a go at making your own Palm Leaf. Wave it and shout 'Hosanna,' which means 'Joy' and 'Praise.' Think about how you would react if you saw Jesus today. What would you say? How would it make you feel?

Palm Sunday Comprehension

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Prayer

A NEW COMMANDMENT

This song is linked to our current RE - Lent - please share with your child and then complete the craft activity.

Love One Another As I Have Loved You!

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