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Catholic Religious Education Lesson Plans - Laura's Favorite Religious Education Websites

Thank you to Laura Grace, from St. Nicholas Chapel at the Pax River Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, MD for generously sharing her Catholic Religious Education lesson plans and activities. 

Catholic Religious Education Lesson Plans - Laura's Favorite Religious Education Websites

Please note: Some of our lesson plans contain links to Christian, non-Catholic resources. When preparing your lessons, we urge you to inform yourself on the teachings of the Catholic Church with respect to the Sunday gospel and readings. If you find links in any of the lesson plans which may be counter to the teachings of the Church, please notify These lessons plan helpers are designed to assist you in pulling together creative ideas and activities to supplement your lesson plan, but are not designed to be catechetical in nature. Thank you for your continued prayerful support.

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Laura Grace's
Favorite Books for
Religious Educators
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Activity Books:

Children Discover the Mass: Lessons, Crafts, Cutouts, and More

 Faith Facts for Young Catholics: Drills, Games and Activities for Middle School Students

 100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church: For Grades 1 to 8

 Red Hot Bible Puzzles

 Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus' Life and Lessons (Big Puzzles for Little Hands)

 365 Activities for Kids

More 365 Activities for Kids

Wa-A-Ay Cool Bible Puzzles

Bible Story Puzzles: Grades PreK-K (Fun Faith-Builders)

Bible Story Puzzles: Grades 1-3 (Fun Faith-Builders)

Fun Faith-Builders: Dot-to-Dot Bible Pictures - Make Personal Connections To God's Word (Fun Faith-Builders)

Game Books:

 The Encyclopedia Of Bible Games For Children's Ministry

 The Super Bible Game Book (Games and Service Ideas)

 Gospel Light's Really Big Book of Bible Games: More Than 250 Games for Ages 6 to 12 (Really Big Books)

Dine Without Whine - A Family Friendly Weekly Menu Plan

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Activities: - A Catholic web site for sharing and learning about parenting and faith issues. Religious Education Resources, Lesson Plan Resources, Puppet Show Ministry, Crafts, Homeschooling, Coloring and Gospel Activity Pages, etc. - Crafts, lesson plans, games, activities, etc. - Bible Activities include: Coloring Pages, Crafts, Lesson Plans, Poems & Songs, Printable Activities, Puzzles & Games, Snacks, Bulletin Board Ideas, VBS Guides, Veggie Tales Activities, etc. - Providing faith-building Bible lessons for children and youth ministry since 1997! We also provide Bible curriculum series, Sunday school materials, Christian skits, children's sermons, Christian crafts, Bible games and object talks. - A directory of children's Sabbath School and Sunday School resources and crafts. Here you will find free crafts and ideas for over one hundred Bible stories as well as other activities for devotions and Bible classes. - Old and New Testament lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. - Sunday School provides free Bible study lessons, review activities and games, songs, trading card files, and teaching tips for primary and junior level church classes. If you're making your own curriculum, you can find lots of ideas, worksheets, graphics and other materials for your students. - Lessons with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples). - Kid's Sunday School Place is your source for fresh, creative Children's Ministry resources, Sunday school lessons, Bible crafts, activities, object lessons, stories, skits, games, songs & much more. - Ideas and Lessons Exchange. - Lessons with story, crafts, puzzles, etc. - Sermons, object lessons, coloring pages, puzzles, etc.

Church Crafts and Activities - Free online links and info for religious references and education.


Bible Verses: - A collection of over 100 coloring pages from Bible verses. - Various Bible verse cards that you can print out and memorize. - Scripture Memorization Cards - On these pages you will find a selection of Bible memory verse cards organized by various topics. - Bible verse greeting cards - Bible verses beginning with each letter of the alphabet. - Memory verses to print out. - Bible verse cards to print out.

Coloring: - Index of coloring pages. - Bible story coloring pages - Coloring pages in lessons - Christian Bible Coloring Pages - Scroll down to Religious - Bible Coloring Pages - Bible Coloring Pages - Bible Coloring Pages - Free Bible coloring pages - Coloring pages - Bible verse coloring - Bible Alphabet coloring pages

Crafts: - Bible Crafts and Activities Index Page - Scroll down to Christian Crafts - Bible Crafts

Games: - Games are also listed on this page. - Games listed on this page. - Tons of games listed. - Make your own Bingo cards. - Custom Bingo cards

Handwriting: - Bible coloring and handwriting (D’Nealian & Zaner-Bloser) pages. - Bible Tracing Pages (D’Nealian & Zaner-Bloser) - Bible activities that are on manuscript pages for your students to practice on. - Handwriting, Crafts, Coloring, Worksheets, Verse Cards, Finger Puppets, Games, etc.

Memory Activities:
(for Bible verses and Prayers) - People of all ages should memorize Scripture. Preschoolers can memorize a verse a month. Older students can memorize a verse a week. The first part of this section describes activities you can use in your Christian Preschool or Children's Ministry Sunday School class to help the children memorize the Memory Verse. The second part of this section includes sheets of Memory Verses you can send home with the children. - Memory Activities (Walnut Hills Church of the Nazarene) - Memory Verse Activities (can be used for prayers as well) - Scroll down to Memory Games - 20 ways to use puppets to teach a memory verse. - Bible verses done to familiar children’s songs. - Scripture Memory coloring sheets and activities. - Coloring pages and activity pages have been created for a number of the memory verses. A list of ideas for teaching scripture memorization and memory verses is also posted. - A fun way to memorize the scripture.

Mini Books:
Little books that the children make and color that are about Bible stories.

Puzzles & Mazes: - Puzzles & Mazes - Puzzles index. - Puzzles

Don Crownover’s Bible Puzzles - Crossword and word search puzzles that were created for elementary age Sunday School classes.

Nancy’s Little Angel Graphic - Printable Bible puzzle activities. - Bible word puzzles. - Click on mazes and puzzles. - Click on New or Old Testament puzzles. - Tons of puzzles to choose from. - Crossword puzzles - Scroll down to Mazes, Word search Games, Crossword Puzzles, More, Coloring Pages, Quiz Your Bible Knowledge, etc. - Gospel crossword puzzles. - Gospel word search puzzles. - FunTrivia has made it possible for players from around the world to create quizzes on thousands of topics for years now. We now present to you FunTrivia Crosswords. Our more experienced authors are now able to create their own crossword puzzles using our online puzzle maker. All of their puzzles are then available to all players to be played. Requires Java. There are currently 513 crosswords online! - Bible puzzles. - Word search and mazes. - Miracles of Jesus and Heroes of the Bible puzzles. - Grade school puzzles. - Free religious puzzles. - Old and New Testament worksheets. Lots of crossword and search a word puzzles, mazes, fill in the blanks, etc. Answers at bottom of the main page. - The links below will provide access to printable crossword puzzles with answer keys and word search puzzles based on scripture passages. The documents are in Acrobat pdf format. - Crossword puzzles, word search puzzles, etc. - Several different kinds of Bible puzzles. - Bible word search puzzles. - Make your own puzzles - Free maze maker. - Make your own word search puzzles (includes lots of options for fun shapes, font styles, lowercase or uppercase letters, and more).

Quizzes & Tests: - Several different levels of Bible quizzes. You can also cut and paste these tests to give to your students. - Bible trivia quizzes to test your Scripture knowledge. They offer free online printable and self grading Bible trivia quizzes. - Under each lesson is a test to print out. - These files have both the questions and answers included. - Test Your Knowledge of Church Teaching as found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. - Tons of links provided. - Tons of quizzes posted. - Old and New Testament quizzes. - Test your knowledge of the Bible with these automatically scored quizzes. There are many topics to choose from, some with illustrations and musical accompaniment, but you can choose the silent version if you wish. Three levels to choose from (easy, medium, and difficult). You can also cut and paste these tests to give to your students. - Study Guides that are really quizzes. Grades 1 - 6.

Worksheets: - Catholic Coloring and Gospel Activity Pages. Click on Lesson Plan Page and Additional Printables for more. - A HUGE resource of Activity Sheets for every Bible story imaginable (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). - Activities and worksheets for grades 1 through 12: 10 Commandments , Advent, Anointing the Sick, Baptism, Confirmation, Easter, Eucharist, Christmas, Church, Death, Eternity & Judgment, God, the Father, Holy Orders, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Lent, Liturgy, Mary and the Saints, Matrimony, New Testament, Old Testament, Reconciliation , Sacraments (gen.), The Moral Life, Trinity, etc. - Chapter worksheets. - Religious worksheets for elementary school. - Children's Bible Activity sheets based on the Revised Common Lectionary. (Activity pages, coloring, puzzles, etc.) - Worksheets index. - Worksheets to print out. - Make your own word search puzzles (includes lots of options for fun shapes, font styles, lowercase or uppercase letters, and more). Create your own printable handwriting worksheets in traditional and modern print. Create your own printable word shapes worksheets for spelling lists, word wall words, word study, etc. - Worksheet Generator - Create free educational worksheets such as flashcards, word lists, Bingo boards, study sheets, quizzes, match across, tracing sheet, word scramble, and word search. - Scroll down to: Free Worksheet Makers. Several to choose from.


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