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Sharing the Good News

This activity helps students prepare to share the Good News of Jesus with different individuals or groups, and then act out how they would do so, given the individual's or group's particular needs and characteristics.

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What Biblical Images Reveal about God’s Relationship with His People

Students will examine seven different images of God’s people used in the Bible, and describe what each image reveals about God’s relationship with his people.

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Your Relationship with Jesus

This worksheet leads students to reflect on one of three Gospel passages in which Jesus interacts with the people around him and how he shows them compassion and mercy. Students will also reflect on their own relationship with Jesus and ...

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The Rizers- 1 John 4:7 (Let Us Love One Another)

This video is a song based on a Scripture verse about loving one another.

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Kidz Church: The Parable of the Sower

This video is a fun, child-friendly retelling of the Parable of the Sower.

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What is your "5 loaves & 2 fishes"?

This song, illustrated in child-friendly animation, uses the story of the 5 loaves and 2 fishes to show that Jesus can work great things through us when we surrender our lives to him. Please note: YouTube comments, ads, and suggested videos do not always reflect the views and values of Saint Mary’s Press.

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The Body of Christ

This video is a student-dramatization of how the different parts of the body can accomplish great things when they work as one.

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Jesus Calms the Storm

This video is an artistic interpretation of Jesus calming the sea.

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The Baa Baa Song (He's the Good Shepherd)

This video is a catchy song based on Jesus, the Good Shepherd, that children can learn.

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Good Shepherd (Lead On)

This video is a meditative song based on Psalm 23.

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Moses The Ten Commandments

This video illustrates the story of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and explains some of the commandments using child-friendly language.

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The Parables of Jesus 6 - The Prodigal Son

This video is an animated retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

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Script for a Special Passover Meal with Jesus

The script for the skit in which children reenact the Last Supper, acting as Jesus, the Apostles, and narrators.

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A Special Passover Meal with Jesus

The instructions for the skit in which children reenact the Last Supper, acting as Jesus, the Apostles, and narrators.

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An Exodus Celebration of God's Power and Love

A joyful activity for elementary children to learn about and reenact the Israelites’ escape from Egypt and their songs of praise to God.

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Friendship and Forgiveness Prayer Space

An activity, including a discussion and a craft, on forgiving friends and family members, based on The Catholic Children’s Bible featured story “Jesus Teaches Us to Forgive”, Matthew 18:21–35.

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A Modern Parable of the Prodigal Son

This skit presents the Parable of the Prodigal Son in four scenes, with parts for the Father, Younger son, Narrator, and Chorus.

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Chapter E: Early Christians Plant the Seeds

On this worksheet, students solve clues to list the names of important early Christians. These answers are then used to decode a secret message.

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How to Start a Prayer Journal—#blbBibleStudy

The video "How to Start a Prayer Journal—#blbBibleStudy," by breelovesvlogs, available on YouTube (8:43), is a video by a college-age young woman that gives insight into starting a daily conversation with God in writing. It is best used on day 3.

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Jesus Urging His Disciples to Stay Awake

The video "Jesus Urging His Disciples to Stay Awake," by Turnback to God, available on YouTube (5:32), is an animated account of Jesus at prayer in Gethsemane (an amalgamation of Gospel accounts). It is best used on day 4.

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Suffer the Little Children to Come unto Me

The video "Suffer the Little Children to Come unto Me," by Mormon Channel, available on YouTube (2:41), shows Jesus blessing and healing little children. It is best used on day 3.

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Encouragement in Persecution

This handout outlines a writing assignment in which students write a letter to an imaginary Roman friend who is enduring persecution in the Empire. Students must use Scripture passages to help them in the writing process.

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Mercenary, Slave, or Disciple

Students identify their motivation for doing good deeds before reflecting on the role of grace in their lives.

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Grace upon Grace

Students look up and read several passages about grace. The worksheet asks students to identify the purpose of grace in each and summarize the ways grace is present in their own lives.