Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans 

Advent 


  • Advent Crossword Puzzle
  • 2008 Prinable Advent Chain – Print out pattern on regular paper for students to color or print out on colored paper. Have students cut into strips. Build your paper chain stapling the strips with a stapler in the correct order. Each day you tear off a piece of the chain that corresponds to the date and do the activity. Before you know it, it will be Christmas day!

Baptism of Jesus File Folder Game 

  • Directions – Print out Directions, cut out page, clue on front of file folder
  • Game Board – Print out game board and glue on inside of 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 the game more durable.
  • Wild Cards – Print Wild Cards out on card stock. Cut out Wild Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make the cards more durable.

File Folder Games 

  • The Golden Rule File Folder Game: Gospel Matthew 18:15-20
    Intro – Jesus wants us to get along with others. 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. *There are two sets of Game Cards with this game.
    • 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.
      * 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.
    • True or False Cards – Print out True or False cards out in light yellow card stock.
    • P’s & Q’s Cards – Print P’s or Q’s Cards out in blue card stock
  • The Fiery Furnace File Folder Game:
    • 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 – 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.
  • Jesus Is Our Savior File Folder Game
    • 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 – 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 several pages of tokens out on card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last
  • Liar, liar pants on fire! File Folder Game: Gospel Matthew 21:28-32
    Intro – Do you think your Mom and Dad just want right answers? Or maybe they want you to give right answers and follow through on what you say you¢ll do? Lying is not telling the truth and when you say something and you do not do it, it is a lie. *There are two sets of Game Cards with this game.
    • 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.
    • Truth or Lie Game Cards – Print Truth or Lie Game Cards out in light green card stock.
    • Situation Game Cards – Print Situation Game Cards out in light blue card stock.
      *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 several pages of tokens out on card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last
  • Random Acts of Kindness File Folder Game –The Gospel of John presents Jesus as saying: “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood you have no life within you … whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him.” John 6:53-56. So how does Jesus want us to live? He wants us to treat each other with kindness.
    • 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.
    • Tokens – Use these tokens or make your own. Print out several pages of tokens out on card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.
  • 7 Deadly Sins File Folder Game: Gospel Matthew 25:31-46
    • Introduction – Are you without sin? Are you righteous and will you receive eternal life? Or will you go off to eternal punishment? When the Son of Man comes he will separate one from another. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. And the ones on the left will go off to eternal punishment, but the ones on the right who are righteous to eternal life. *Only use the cards that are age appropriate.
    • 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 – Use these questions 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.
    • Spinner – Make spinner according to the directions. Keep inside file folder.
    • Tokens – Use these tokens or make your own. Print out several pages of tokens out on card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last
  • The Seven Sacraments File Folder Game
    • Directions – Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.
    • Game Board – Print out Game Board 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 – Questions for the teacher to use.
    • Sacrament Cards – (Use these cards or make your own). Print out several pages of Sacrament Cards on card stock. Cut out cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last
  • Ten Talents File Folder Game: Gospel Matthew 25:14-30
    • 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 – Use these questions 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.
    • Tokens – Use these tokens or make your own. Print out several pages of tokens out on card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.
  • The Unforgiving Servant
    • 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.
    • *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. There are two sets of Game Cards with this game.
    • 70 x 7 Game Cards – Print out 70 x 7 cards out in light yellow card stock.
    • I’m Sorry Game Cards – Print I’m Sorry! Cards out in white card stock.
    • Tokens – Print out tokens on to card stock. Cut out and laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.
  • What did God Make? File Folder Game (Creation)
    • 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
  • What ever happened to good manners at church? File Folder Game
    The file folder game below goes great with the Church and Respect lesson at:
    http://www.dltk-bible.com/old_testament/church_and_respect-index.htm
    • 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– 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.
    • Game Cards List with Answers– For the teacher to check answers.
  • Climb Mount Sinai File Folder Game
    • 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.
  • Joseph and His Brothers File Folder Game
    • 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.
    • Bags of Grain Token Cards – Make several copies of the Sacks of Grain Token Cards on card stock. Cut out token cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.
  • Leaping Frogs File Folder Game
    • 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.
  • Moses File Folder Game
    • 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
  • Reconciliation or Ten Commandments File Folder Game:
    • Reconciliation Directions – Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.
    • Ten Commandments Directions – Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.
    • Game Board – Print out Game Board, cut around tablets and glue on the inside of the file folder (one tablet on the left and the other on the right). 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 – Use these questions 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
  • Who am I? File Folder Game (about people at church all way up to the Pope)
    • 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. Keep inside file folder.
    • Question and Answer Sheet – to check student’s answers

Holy Spirit 

Holy Trinity 

  • Holy Trinity Lesson Plan
  • Holy Trinity Crossword
  • Holy Trinity Word Jumble
  • Holy Trinity Word Search
  • The Holy Trinity file folder game
    • 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. (2 Game Boards to choose from – Game Board 1, Game Board 2).
    • Question Cards – Print Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.
    • Shamrock Tokens – (Use these tokens or make your own). Print out several pages of Shamrock Tokens on card stock. Cut out Shamrock Tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.
    • Spinner – Make spinner according to the directions. Keep inside file folder.

Jesus 

Lent 

Liturgy/Mass 

Marks of the Church 

Mary 

Pentecost 

Prayers 

  • Act of Contrition Word Search
  • Act of Contrition Worksheet
  • Hail Mary Puzzle – All you need is some heavy paper and a copy machine. Copy puzzle and have the children glue it on some heavy paper and color. Then have the children cut on the lines to make a puzzle. Have the children put the puzzle together to practice the prayer. Put puzzle pieces in an envelope or zip lock bag.
  • Hail Mary Worksheet – To find out how well the students know the Hail Mary, have the students fill out the worksheet using the word bank.
  • Nicene Creed Worksheet – To find out how well the students know the Nicene Creed, have the students fill out the worksheet using the word bank.
  • Our Father Puzzle – All you need is some heavy paper and a copy machine. Copy puzzle and have the children glue it on some heavy paper and color. Then have the children cut on the lines to make a puzzle. Have the children put the puzzle together to practice the prayer. Put puzzle pieces in an envelope or zip lock bag.
  • Our Father Worksheet
  • Prayers – How Well Do You Know Your Prayers Worksheet
  • Name That Prayer File Folder Game:
    • 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 – Print Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.
  • Prayer Puzzles – a great way to teach children new prayers

Stewardship/Tithing 

  • Christianopoly Stewardship File Folder Game:
    The objective of the game is to learn the responsibility of good financial stewardship; making the right decisions about the money we have and managing it wisely. This includes being able to pay necessary bills at home, putting aside for the things you want, and taking care of your family. Not only do you have bills to pay, mortgages, insurance, etc. you must pay taxes, make donations and do tithing as well.
    • Rules – Print out Rules 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. 
    • Chance Cards – Print Chance Cards out on light orange card stock. Cut out Chance Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. 
    • Community Chest Cards – Print Community Chest Cards out on light yellow card stock. Cut out Community Chest Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Who Am I? Game 

  • Directions– How to make and play the game
  • Blank Cards– Cards to put the names of people in church on and to glue pictures of the people from church.

WWJD? File Folder Game 

  • File Folder Game
  •  Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him. John 14:21. Jesus loves us no matter what. He does not put any conditions on his love. He wants us to love others that way also.
    • Directions – Print out Directions and cut it out.
    • 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 – Use these 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.
    • Spinner – Make spinner according to the directions.