Ash Wednesday

Ash-WedToday is Ash Wednesday and we celebrate as a class by attending mass.  Therefore, there won’t be a page for the Bible ABC’s today.  Please check back next week for the next letter in our Bible alphabet!!

Have a blessed Ash Wednesday and may you accomplish all your goals this Lent season!!

Ten Commandments Lacing

Quite some time ago, I made a lacing card for the Ten Commandments.  It’s so hard to find them with the Catholic version, so I just used what I had.  Was rather a bummer because I couldn’t use them for my kiddos in class.  Then, not too long ago, I rediscovered this lacing card and shared them in my Christian Y!Group and I was asked to create a Catholic version.  I didn’t find anything suitable, so I had my fantastic hubby draw me the tablets and then I added the words.

Here’s a thumbnail view of of the lacing cards….

The catholic version graphic by my hubby © The Schoolhouse.  The clipart for the other version is from an internet source and is believed to be public domain.

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Sequence & Pray – Our Father

Today on Commotion from the Ocean of Life, my “family life” blog, I posted a new Christian game.  It’s called Sequence & Pray – Our Father.  This is the Catholic version of the prayer.

If 2 sets of the cards are printed, they could be used for concentration/memory.  They can also be used to sequence the words to the prayer on the mat.  There are a number of other things that could be done with them as well as reciting the prayer.

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Who Is Watching Baby Jesus?

Today is the 20th and final posting of Nativity A Day.  It looks like I missed 3 posting, but I might not be finished for today yet!!  I really enjoyed this challenge, and I hope that you did too.

My offering for today is Who Is Watching Baby Jesus? and it’s played like Who Took the Cookie? and Who Stole Santa’s Elf? that I posted after Thanksgiving.  Players are dealt cards face down and flip one at a time over.  If the player doesn’t have baby Jesus, they say “NOT ME” and play continues on in this manner, one player at a time.  If they do flip over baby Jesus, then they say “IT’S ME” and the game ends.  In this case, the one “watching” baby Jesus is the winner!!  This also includes the box to store the cards in. 

Original game idea © Super Simple Songs.

Nativity Clipart © Kate Hadfield @ The Lilypad with permission.

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Nativity Alphabet Writing Practice

It’s the 19th posting of Nativity A Day and it’s almost at it’s end.  Tomorrow will be the final day that I offer a nativity freebie for this holiday season.  I’ve had so much fun with this.  I’ve stressed over it a few times, missed a couple days…..but no matter what, I enjoyed it!!  I hope that you did as well and that the kids benefit from this in so many ways.

Up for offering today are Nativity Alphabet Writing Practice cards.  These tracing cards are a good size cards that could easily be laminated and written on with dry erase marker or they could just be printed out and used with any writing instrument.  Each card contains the upper case and lower case letter, with a cute nativity scene.  Also, there’s 2 sets, in case some of you use ZB or DN (labeled in the file name).

Nativity Clipart © Angela Wenke @ Resale Clipart with permission.

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The Nativity Dominoes

Nativity A Day and it’s 13th posting brings us a set of nativity dominoes.  This is a large set!!  They’re a size that should be good for small hands to play with….and big ones too.  There’s also a storage box to hold the set of dominoes. 

There’s so many activities that can be done with dominoes, so I hope that these will help you find something fun for the kids to do or a nice family night Christmas game!!

Nativity images © Digi Doodle Doo used with permission.

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The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are 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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.