Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Good Samaritan File Folder Game




This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.





The Good Samaritan: Work your way around the board and the first player to FINISH is the winner.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.





Monday, February 19, 2018

How Rude! (Good Manners Game)



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


How Rude! is based on the game Blunders.




How Rude! For 2 Players or in Teams. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

A fun and exciting way to review what is considered rude behavior in today’s society. The game includes 6 types of interactive game cards: multiple choice, scenario, true/false, reward for good manners, charades, and consequences for bad manners. Players or teams roll the dice and move that many spaces on the board. Whichever color is on the space you land on indicates the color card that will be used. The player to your left will read the card aloud to you and you will try to answer correctly. If you answer your question correctly, you may stay where you are. If you are not correct, everyone says, “How Rude!” and you move back to where you were. The first player or team to get to the “FINISH,” square first is the WINNER!



Need:

336 Game Cards (56 of each color)
Dice
Game Board
Pawns



Introduction: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. What does this mean? It means we should treat others the same way you want them to treat you. That is easier said than done. Do you respect everyone and treat them kindly at all times? During our daily contact with others we can show compassion and generosity by treating them with respect and courtesy. This dignified and respectable behavior that we give to others is part of what Jesus was talking about. Try your best to treat others as you would like to be treated and you will find that it will help you so much in everyday life with getting along with others.


Directions- Print out Directions.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.


*Use these Game Cards below or make your own. You can make it specific to what you have been learning and to the students in your class. (Game Cards are in MS Word and can be changed any way you like.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

Acting Game Cards- Print out Acting Game Cards on light purple card stock.

Good Job Game Cards- Print out Good Job Game Cards on light blue card stock.

Multiple Choice Game Cards- Print out Multiple Choice Game Cards on light green card stock.

Oops Game Cards- Print out Oops Game Cards on light yellow card stock.

Scenario Game Cards- Print out Scenario Game Cards on light orange card stock.

True or False Game Cards- Print out True or False Game Cards on light pink card stock.





Friday, February 16, 2018

The Golden Rule File Folder Game




This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.



The Golden Rule File Folder Game: This game helps promote why someone would use proper manners and etiquette in our daily lives.






Introduction: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. What does this mean? It means we should treat others the same way you want them to treat you. That is easier said than done. Do you respect everyone and treat them kindly at all times? During our daily contact with others we can show compassion and generosity by treating them with respect and courtesy. This dignified and respectable behavior that we give to others is part of what Jesus was talking about. Try your best to treat others as you would like to be treated and you will find that it will help you so much in everyday life with getting a long with others.



Directions: Put the colored Game Cards in two different small baskets and set near the game board. Place your markers at START. Roll the die and move that many spaces. Follow the directions on the space you land on. If the space has a Roll Play activity on it, perform it to the best of your ability. If needed, the teacher will help you understand what to do and coach you how to do it correctly. If the space has True or False or P’s & Q’s on it, draw the corresponding card and read it out loud. Answer the question to the best of your ability (the teacher can coach the student if necessary).


Directions- Print out Directions and keep inside file folder when not playing game.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards (below): Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students.

True or False Cards- (Use these Game Cards or make your own.) Print out True or False cards in light yellow card stock.

P’s & Q’s Cards- (Use these Game Cards or make your own). Print out P’s & Q’s cards in blue card stock.





Thursday, February 15, 2018

Gloria File Folder Game



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Gloria File Folder Game is a simple board game with the straightforward objective of racing the player's 4 pawns from start to finish with dice throws. Similar to the brand-name board "Sorry!" marketed by Parker Brothers, Gloria (Ludo) shares similarities with the game Pachisi (or Parcheesi), which in turn originated in 6th century India (from fun-free-party-games.com)



Gloria File Folder Game: Players race against other players in advancing his/her 4 playing pawns from start to finish by answering questions about Gloria and with successful die rolls. Each player has four specifically-designated finishing positions. The winner is the first player to successfully rest his 4 pawns on his designated finishing space. This game can be played individually or in teams.




*This game is in accordance with the new Roman Missal that was implemented on November 27, 2011.


What's Needed:

• 2 - 4 Players (or players can be in teams)
• Game Board
• 8 - 16 playing pieces (pawns) in 2 - 4 colors (4 per color)
• 1 - die


About the Game Board:

The game board is laid-out as a "Cross" (having 4 arms). Each arm contains 4 colored "resting spaces" -- also called Home Spaces, which are the destination spaces for a player. These home spaces are bordered by the spaces along which the pawns are intended to travel. At each corner of the board are the 4 colored Starting Zones, where each player's pawns sit at the start of the game awaiting entry into the game board proper. A successful die throw of 6 is required for a pawn to jump from the starting zone onto the starting square. Lastly, the single colored space between the Starting Zone and the Home Spaces is the Starting Space where each pawn starts its journey toward the Home Spaces.


Set Up: This game can be played individually or in teams. Each player gets 4 pawns of the same color. Players put all 4 of their pawns resting in the Starting Zones located at the 4 corners of the game board. Next, shuffle the deck and place it face down in a small basket near the game board. Put an empty basket nearby for the discards. Players choose who will go first and then game play goes clockwise. Players can roll the die and have the person with the highest number go first.


Moving Pawns:

The playing pieces are meant to travel in a clockwise direction along the cross-shaped. Each playing piece is required to travel 1 full rotation around the game board before it can move into the player's Home Spaces. A die throw is used to determine the number of spaces by which pawns may advance.


At Start of Play: The game begins with each player's 4 pawns resting in the Starting Zones located at the 4 corners of the game board. Players take turns answering questions (the first person to their left reads the card). Players must answer a question correctly to roll the die. In order place your pawn on the Game Board a player needs to roll to exit the Starting Zone and enter the game board proper, a player needs to roll a 6. On a successful throw of 6, the player then places a pawn at the colored Starting Space.

The 4 colored Starting Zones are located in the same place. The single Starting Space is designated as the tail end of the colored Arrow pointing towards the center.


Moving One's Pawns:

The player has choices: Provided the player rolls enough sixes, he can have all four pawns in play. Thereafter, he can choose to move any of his pawns on any valid die roll. Conditions for valid moves:

* The destination space should be empty, or,
* The destination space is occupied by another player's pawn. If so, this pawn is "Captured" and gets sent back to its Starting Zone.

Capturing Pawns: Landing one's pawn on a space occupied by another player "Captures" the opponent's pawn. The captured pawn is then returned to its Starting Zone, where it must remain until a successful die throw of 6 makes it possible to be returned to the game board.

Forced Pass: A player is forced to pass his turn if his die roll results in no legal moves. If the only way to complete a move would result in a player capturing himself, the pawns remains in place and the player loses his or her turn.

Landing on the Home Spaces: A player needs an exact die roll in order to land on a vacant home space. Pawns that are already resting on home spaces can no longer be moved.

The game board is laid out as a "Cross" (having 4 arms). The Home Space is the exact center of the game board, which means all 4 pawns must reach the colored "Arrow tip" by means of an exact die roll.


Rule Variations for Faster Games:

*Throwing Multiple Dice: To make a game proceed faster, each player can roll 2-3 dice at the start of the game and keep throwing multiple dice each turn until he rolls a 6. He then uses the results of the multiple dice throw to move his piece. In subsequent turns, the player should only roll 1 die to move.

For example, if a player rolls "6-1-2", he can place 1 pawn on the Starting Space, then move it 1, then 2 places on the game board. Thereafter, he can only roll 1 die each turn, and must roll a 6 before he can place any other pawn at the Starting Space. On the other hand, if the player rolls "4-4-2", then all his pawns remain in the Starting Zone, forcing the player to pass his turn. On his subsequent turns, he can throw 3 dice until he gets a 6, thereby allowing him to place a pawn on the game board proper. Thereafter, he should throw only 1 die.

*Rolling Sixes: Under this rule, a player is allowed to roll again whenever he rolls a six. This way, a truly lucky player can have all four pawns advancing toward his Home Zone in record time.



Directions- Print out Directions and put inside legal size file folder for safe keeping.

Game Board- Print game board on legal size paper (8.5” x 14”). Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of a legal size file folder or a piece of cardboard.

Game Cards- (Use these cards or make your own.) Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

*Pawns can be coins, colored buttons, game pieces from other games, fish rocks for the bottom of aquariums, craft foam cut into shapes, etc. You can paint small objects such as rocks, small plastic tops or caps, etc. You can also buy pawns at game stores.





Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fruit of the Holy Spirit Bean Bag Toss





*This game is an adaptation from confessionofahomeschooler.blogspot.com


Use a 12 hole cupcake baking pan and write the 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit on blank label stickers and put one in each of the holes. Have the students take turns standing behind a chair tossing bean bags into the holes in the order from CCC 1832: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self control, chastity. The first student or team to complete the list in the correct order wins.

*For an added challenge you can have the players define the word or give an example of what it means.

*TIP: If you don't have time to sew a bean bag, pour beans into an old sock, knot the open end, and turn down the cuff.





Monday, February 12, 2018

Fruits of the Holy Spirit (file folder game)



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Fruits of the Holy Spirit (Catholic) CCC 1832: Spin the spinner and follow the directions. If you spin “Leader’s Space” you may change places with the leader and put his marker where you were. Make your way around the board answering questions about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The first player to FINISH wins.



Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.

Spinner- Make spinner according to the directions. Keep inside file folder.





Friday, February 9, 2018

Gospel for the Mass: 5/27/18- Matthew 28:16-20








*Be sure to check out Gospel for the Mass Year B page right below the header for other days that you need Gospel for the Mass activities.


Disclaimer: The posts below contain links to other websites and the content of these sites are evaluated before they are included. These websites can change without warning making links inactive and/or the content altered. We have no control over other websites and we are not responsible for the content that they post.




Matthew 28:16-20



Activities

catholicmom.com- Scroll down to the date for Coloring Page, Mass Worksheet, Crossword Puzzle, Word Search, etc.

catholickidsbulletin.blogspot.com- Download a FREE bulletin to help your kids learn more about our Catholic Mass. Each week's bulletin contains coloring pages for a saint and activities based on the Gospel. The coloring pages may also include a maze, dot-to-dot, find the picture, and many other activities.

loyolapress.com- Background on the Gospel and activities for groups and families

4catholiceducatiors.com- Resources on the Sunday Readings

mssscrafts.com- The Great Commission with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.

sermons4kids.com- Delivering the Invitation object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Go and Make Disciples object lesson with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, Power Point Presentation, worship bulletin

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Tells His Disciples What to Do lesson with questions

ministry-to-children.com- “The Great Commission” Bible Lesson

missionbibleclass.org- Great Commission and Ascension of Jesus lesson

skk.cccmy.org- Go Make Disciples! lesson with activities

The Catholic Toolbox- What Can Teens Do For Gospel For The Mass Activities?

textweek.com- Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- I can tell my friends about Jesus.

storange.cloversites.com- Jesus Gives One Last Commandment (page 4)

church-of-god-online.com- The Great Commission (page 4)

static1.squarespace.com- The Great Commission (page 8)

apcurriculum.com- The Great Commission Coloring Sheet

covchurch.org- Matthew 28:19-20 coloring sheet (page 7)

supercoloring.com- The Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) coloring page



Crafts

sermons4kids.com- Delivering the Invitation group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- Go and Make Disciples group activities (crafts)

faithsprouts.blogspot.com- Gospel Megaphone (scroll down to this)

daniellesplace.com- Great Commission Crafts

i.pinimg.com- Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19 craft)

orientaltrading.com- Go Tell All Sign Craft

mssscrafts.com- Use as a Bible craft or as a memory verse game.



Games

sermons4kids.com- Delivering the Invitation group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- Go and Make Disciples group activities (games)

daniellesplace.com- Play A Guessing Game & Make A Whispering Tube (scroll down to these)

mssscrafts.com- Scripture Sheep Memory
• Print out a number of copies of the template or alternatively, paste the template into a program such as Publisher. Print or write the first half of memory verses on sheep front card and the second half and/or the reference on the sheep back card.
• Cut out and play memory with the cards.



Puzzles

sermons4kids.com- Maze

sermons4kids.com- Word Search

joanyedwards.com- Word Search

4catholiceducators.com- Word Search

sermons4kids.com- Decoder

sermons4kids.com- Crossword

4catholiceducators.com- Crossword

joanyedwards.com- Crossword





I’m Sorry (file folder game)



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.




I’m Sorry: As players move around the game board, they are given fictitious situations in which they have done something wrong. The player must then apologize to the person to his/her left for the situation on their card and they must be specific with their apology. They must say something like, “I’m sorry I took your video game,” instead of “I’m sorry.” The player that they apologized to must then say, “I forgive you.” Teaching children to apologize and to seek forgiveness from family and friends will encourage them to do so with God. The player then must also say what they should do to correct their mistake and/or what consequences should happen to them so they will learn to take responsibility for their actions. If the player apologizes correctly for the situation they receive a token. If a player lands on “Lose 1 Token” they must forfeit one token. The player at the end of the game who has the most tokens wins.

Directions- Print out Directions and keep inside file folder when not playing game.

Game Board- Print out Game Board and glue on the inside of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- Use these Game Cards or make your own. Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students.

Tokens- Use these tokens or make your own. Print out tokens on to card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Fiery Furnace (game)



This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.





The Fiery Furnace: Answer questions correctly about the Bible story and receive a flame token. Land on a “Take A Flame”, you can take a flame token from any player. If you land on “Lose A Flame”, you must return a flame token. If you land on “Give A Flame Away”, you must give one of your flame tokens to a player. Players work their way around the board and try to collect flame tokens. The first player to collect 7 flame tokens (to represent King Nebuchadnezzar ordered the furnace to be heated seven times more than usual) wins.


Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Question Cards- (Question Cards are in MS Word and can be changed easily to whatever you want. Feel free to change the questions or use your own). Print Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Flame Tokens- (Use these tokens or make your own). Print out several pages of Tokens on card stock. Cut out Tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Faith of a Mustard Seed File Folder Game





This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.


Faith of a Mustard Seed File Folder Game: Do you have faith in Jesus? It takes a little and God will make it grow big just like a mustard seed. How much faith do you have? Be the first to the top of the mustard tree plant and win.

Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Spinner- Make spinner according to the directions.