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Take Some Deep Breaths

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3rd Sunday of Lent

It is been hard giving up my chocolate, but I have done it so far. I also haven’t purchased anything I don’t need. I was super grouchy a couple of days. I really just wanted to rip a chocolate bar open and gobble it down like cookie monster on Sesame Street. There have also been some times I have really wanted to buy some earrings or a shirt…but I know I can keep things in perspective. Reading and doing some writing has helped me. Back Camera

Sunday, Sunday

Sundays, for me, they are so special. At various times in my life Sundays have had a different focus. Growing up…we did not have a “family religion”, but curiosity got the best of me. Finding out what all the hype was about for so many families was just a personal must. Since no one else was interested I had to go on my own research tour of sorts. Going on a bus to Sunday School, Pow Wow’s, and everything in between. Screaming “You are going to burn in Hell” did not equate with how I saw God.

I started visiting a Catholic Church near our house, and I really liked it. No one was screaming, and everyone held hands during “Our Father”. It seemed more compassionate, more accepting that I was human, and capable of making mistakes.  My dad was not crazy about me becoming Catholic. I didn’t know it, but our family fought to become Protestants. Our family were Huguenots. (More about that on a Family Friday).

Other times in my life I helped my younger sister deliver the Sunday paper in High School. I hated that so much!!! The part of helping her I did like was driving to the bakery after we were done. I hated the smell of the newspapers, stuffing the papers, and delivering them right to the door. UGH! What a pain! After the whole thing it was still dark outside, and we had the keys to the car. I would drive us to the bakery, and we would each get a donut and some chocolate milk. The fun part was just talking with my sister. We had just accomplished this huge task by ourselves, and this was OUR time. We would just talk for so long. I just loved that so much.

Into College I went back to Catholicism. I took religion classes, and many science classes. I guess there were times when I questioned if I really believed, but time and time again miracles happened in my life. Once I was in line for my coffee at McDonalds. My car broke down in the drive through. I coasted down the hill, and over to a parking space. I leaned my head against the steering wheel in disbelief. I had just got a job that I had to get to in a few minutes. Right when I thought all was lost for the job an old man appears out of no where. I can still see him today. He had on a long black coat, leather gloves, and a hat. He looked like he was about 80. He knocked on the window, and asked how he could help me. I told him my car just stopped working. He told me to pop the hood. I did it, and what ever it was he did in the 2 seconds that he was under the hood it worked. My car was running. I thanked him, and he told me “Don’t mention it my child”. I was on my way to work at substitute teaching at a Catholic school. Praying helps me get through. I have gone to church many years in the winter, left my gloves, in a hope that someone without gloves would take them home and use them.

So usually, I post my Sunday School curricula, but I felt like just sharing some insight about me. I hope you all enjoy your Sunday. I think one of the greatest things about any positive religion is community. Community, and sharing a little bit of your day in contemplation about something that is bigger than yourself is strengthening to your well-being. I don’t understand why people have to bash others for what they believe or don’t believe. Appreciation of our differences and understanding our differences is being a better person. We all have more in common than differences, so why not listen with an open heart. I don’t preach my religion to others, but I am willing and curious about the various beliefs of others. Next week I will be back to posting about Sunday School since there may be others that could use it, and have fun with it.

I wish you all a Happy Sunday.

Sunday School 10

Greeting signed them on the sheet.

Opening:   Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Sing song

 

 

 

 

 

Development:  Ask the children about the image that they see. There are no wrong answers. 

Scripture: Praise God, for God is good. Sing praise to our God, for God is kind and loving. We should always praise God (Cf. Ps. 147:1)

Saint: Martin was born at Lima, Peru. He was the son of a prominent Spanish colonist, John de Porres, and a poor black woman Anna Velasquez. Martin was an excellent scholar. He had skills as a pharmacist, doctor and surgeon. He began his work caring for the poor.  He helped establish an orphanage and foundling hospital and spent much of his time caring for the black slaves brought to Peru from Africa.

Martin remained for the rest of his life a devoted servant of the poor, caring for the sick, treating them with dignity, reminding them of God’s love for people of every race and color.  “O God, you raise up those who are bowed down. Help the poor and distressed”.

Story: The Manna in the Desert/ Stretch to a Cloud

Activity:  Decorating their own grocery bag. It depends on what you want to spend. Small bags, to larger bags to decorate. The children can go home with canvas bags that are decorated with fabric paint.

Song:

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

3 Verse Short Version – 3 Verse Long Version

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands,

|: He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,

|: He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

4. He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands,

|: He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

5. He’s got everybody here in His hands.

|: He’s got everybody here in His hands. 

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the earth and sky in his hands;

He’s got the night and day in his hands;

He’s got the sun and moon in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the land and sea in his hands;

He’s got the wind and rain in his hands;

He’s got the spring and fall in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the young and old in his hands;

He’s got the rich and poor in his hands;

Yes, he’s got ev’ry one in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

If I Had A Hammer

Words and music by L. Hays and P. Seeger

If I had a hammer

I’d hammer in the morning

I’d hammer in the evening … all over this land,

I’d hammer out danger

I’d hammer out a warning

I’d hammer out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a bell

I’d ring it in the morning

I’d ring it in the evening … all over this land,

I’d ring out danger

I’d ring out a warning

I’d ring out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a song

I’d sing it in the morning

I’d sing it in the evening … all over this world,

I’d sing out danger

I’d sing out a warning

I’d sing out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I’ve got a hammer

And I’ve got a bell

And I’ve got a song to sing … all over this land,

It’s a hammer of justice

It’s a bell of freedom

It’s a song about love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

Its a Small World

Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

It’s a world of laughter

A world of tears

It’s a world of hopes

And a world of fears

There’s so much that we share

That it’s time we’re aware

It’s a small world after all

There is just one moon

And one golden sun

And a smile means

Friendship to ev’ryone

Though the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small, small world

Head Shoulders knees and toes knees and toes. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (we sang it in Italian)

Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi, piedi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi piedi.
Occhi, orecchia, bocca, nasino.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi. piedi.

Hokey Pokey  (In Italian)

Metti il piede destro indentro

Metti il piede destro in fuori
Metti il piede destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il piede sinistro indentro
Metti il piede sinistro in fuori
Metti il piede sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano destra indentro
Metti la mano destra in fuori
Metti la mano destra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano sinistra indentro
Metti la mano sinistra in fuori
Metti la mano sinistra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco destro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il naso indentro
Metti il naso in fuori
Metti il naso indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il sedere indentro
Metti il sedere in fuori
Metti il sedere indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la testa indentro
Metti la testa in fuori
Metti la testa indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Ti metti tutto indentro
Ti metti tutto in fuori
Ti metti tutto indentro
E ti agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Jesus Loves Me (Sign Language)

Exercise: Head, shoulders, knees, and toes. (Foreign languages optional/Italian above)

Prayer: Have the children repeat after you…

Do all the good that you can (r.)

In all the ways that you can (r.)

In all the places that you can (r.)

At all the times that you can (r.)

To all the people that you can (r.)

As long as ever that you can (r.) Amen

Bible Verse: Thank you God. (Sign language optional)

 

Blessing:  May God be praised and bless you, as you bend and stretch each day. God loves you and gave you a wonderful body.

Dismissal: The only person that is allowed to check the child out is the one that checked the children into the program for the day.

 

Sunday School 9

Greeting: Greet each child as they come in the door. Make sure they have nametags, and the parent has signed them on the sheet.

Opening:   Sign of the Cross, Our Father Prayer

Development: ART

Scripture: God satisfies the thirst and the hungers are filled with good things to eat. (Cf. Ps 107:9)

Saint: Benedict He came from a noble family, but wanted to be closer to Christ. He left his family and went to a cave to pray. It is said that sometimes a raven brought him food so he would be able to sustain himself in the cave.

Men began flocking to Benedict. Soon he built a monastery, and over one hundred and fourty men were living with him. They were busy everyday praying, clearing the land, planting crops, and feeding the hungry

Benedict and his monks built a large monetary on Monte Cassino, on the top of that mountain.  It became the home of thousands of monks. Later they went out to convert the world. For centuries they were the teachers of Europe. They were called the Benedictines.

Story: The food that never ran out (pg. 185 in Children’s bible stories)

Activity: Tasting various kinds of food, sweet, sour, salty, or making rice krispy treats with rice krispys, marshmallow fluff, and margarine. Make the rice krispys into shapes of hearts or cross.

 

Song:

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

3 Verse Short Version – 3 Verse Long Version

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands,

|: He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,

|: He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

4. He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands,

|: He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

5. He’s got everybody here in His hands.

|: He’s got everybody here in His hands. 

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the earth and sky in his hands;

He’s got the night and day in his hands;

He’s got the sun and moon in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the land and sea in his hands;

He’s got the wind and rain in his hands;

He’s got the spring and fall in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the young and old in his hands;

He’s got the rich and poor in his hands;

Yes, he’s got ev’ry one in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

If I Had A Hammer

Words and music by L. Hays and P. Seeger

If I had a hammer

I’d hammer in the morning

I’d hammer in the evening … all over this land,

I’d hammer out danger

I’d hammer out a warning

I’d hammer out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a bell

I’d ring it in the morning

I’d ring it in the evening … all over this land,

I’d ring out danger

I’d ring out a warning

I’d ring out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a song

I’d sing it in the morning

I’d sing it in the evening … all over this world,

I’d sing out danger

I’d sing out a warning

I’d sing out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I’ve got a hammer

And I’ve got a bell

And I’ve got a song to sing … all over this land,

It’s a hammer of justice

It’s a bell of freedom

It’s a song about love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

Its a Small World

Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

It’s a world of laughter

A world of tears

It’s a world of hopes

And a world of fears

There’s so much that we share

That it’s time we’re aware

It’s a small world after all

There is just one moon

And one golden sun

And a smile means

Friendship to ev’ryone

Though the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small, small world

Head Shoulders knees and toes knees and toes. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (we sang it in Italian)

Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi, piedi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi piedi.
Occhi, orecchia, bocca, nasino.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi. piedi.

Hokey Pokey  (In Italian)

Metti il piede destro indentro

Metti il piede destro in fuori
Metti il piede destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il piede sinistro indentro
Metti il piede sinistro in fuori
Metti il piede sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano destra indentro
Metti la mano destra in fuori
Metti la mano destra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano sinistra indentro
Metti la mano sinistra in fuori
Metti la mano sinistra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco destro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il naso indentro
Metti il naso in fuori
Metti il naso indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il sedere indentro
Metti il sedere in fuori
Metti il sedere indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la testa indentro
Metti la testa in fuori
Metti la testa indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Ti metti tutto indentro
Ti metti tutto in fuori
Ti metti tutto indentro
E ti agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Jesus Loves Me (Sign Language)

Exercise: Head, shoulders, knees, and toes. (Foreign languages optional)

Prayer: Have the children repeat after you…

Do all the good that you can (r.)

In all the ways that you can (r.)

In all the places that you can (r.)

At all the times that you can (r.)

To all the people that you can (r.)

As long as ever that you can (r.) Amen

Bible Verse: 

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

Blessing: May God bless you as you enjoy using all your sense to discover and learn about God’s wonderful world.

Dismissal: Please remember to gather all the belongings of the children together, and make sure the parent signs out the child.

 

Sunday School 8

Greeting: Greet each child as they come in the door. Make sure they have nametags, and the parent ahs signed them on the sheet.

Opening:   Sign of the Cross, Our Father Prayer.

Development:ART (Ask children what they see, there are no wrong answers)

Scripture: The bible tells us that Jesus had a special love for children. When Jesus grew up he often talked to crowds of people about God’s love for them. The people often brought their children along. Jesus welcomed the children with a smile, spoke to them, and showed his love for children by laying his hands on their heads and blessing them. (Cf. Mt 19:13-15)

Saint: Jerome was one of the most popular Saints represented in art.  Many images have him on his knees in the desert praying. He is also famous for his healing touch that he gave to a lion.  As he saw the lion roaring in pain he so believed in the lord that he advanced on the lion. He grabbed the lion by the paw and removed the thorn from his paw. , And he secured a lasting friend and admirer. Perhaps they found they had much in common? St. Jerome tamed the lion, and the love of God tamed St. Jerome.

Story: Jesus and the little children (Catholic Picture Bible 165)

Activity:  Textured collage bring different textures soft, sandpaper, satin, net, bottle caps, sand, cotton balls, buttons, ribbons, yarn, paper clips, and rubber bands.

Before you begin the craft make sure you have all the newspapers spread out to limit the mess, and have the T-shirts is line ready before the children are near the shirts.

Making handprints on shirts. You will need to write…The name of their Sunday School before they get started. One suggestion is while the children are with the teacher the assistants can write on the T-shirts.

Coloring sheet for those that finish early…

Song: Jesus loves the little children, Jesus loves me (sign language optional)

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

3 Verse Short Version – 3 Verse Long Version

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands,

|: He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,

|: He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

4. He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands,

|: He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

5. He’s got everybody here in His hands.

|: He’s got everybody here in His hands. 

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the earth and sky in his hands;

He’s got the night and day in his hands;

He’s got the sun and moon in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the land and sea in his hands;

He’s got the wind and rain in his hands;

He’s got the spring and fall in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the young and old in his hands;

He’s got the rich and poor in his hands;

Yes, he’s got ev’ry one in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

If I Had A Hammer

Words and music by L. Hays and P. Seeger

If I had a hammer

I’d hammer in the morning

I’d hammer in the evening … all over this land,

I’d hammer out danger

I’d hammer out a warning

I’d hammer out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a bell

I’d ring it in the morning

I’d ring it in the evening … all over this land,

I’d ring out danger

I’d ring out a warning

I’d ring out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a song

I’d sing it in the morning

I’d sing it in the evening … all over this world,

I’d sing out danger

I’d sing out a warning

I’d sing out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I’ve got a hammer

And I’ve got a bell

And I’ve got a song to sing … all over this land,

It’s a hammer of justice

It’s a bell of freedom

It’s a song about love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

Its a Small World

Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

It’s a world of laughter

A world of tears

It’s a world of hopes

And a world of fears

There’s so much that we share

That it’s time we’re aware

It’s a small world after all

There is just one moon

And one golden sun

And a smile means

Friendship to ev’ryone

Though the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small, small world

Head Shoulders knees and toes knees and toes. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (we sang it in Italian)

Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi, piedi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi piedi.
Occhi, orecchia, bocca, nasino.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi. piedi.

Hokey Pokey  (In Italian)

Metti il piede destro indentro

Metti il piede destro in fuori
Metti il piede destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il piede sinistro indentro
Metti il piede sinistro in fuori
Metti il piede sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano destra indentro
Metti la mano destra in fuori
Metti la mano destra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano sinistra indentro
Metti la mano sinistra in fuori
Metti la mano sinistra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco destro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il naso indentro
Metti il naso in fuori
Metti il naso indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il sedere indentro
Metti il sedere in fuori
Metti il sedere indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la testa indentro
Metti la testa in fuori
Metti la testa indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Ti metti tutto indentro
Ti metti tutto in fuori
Ti metti tutto indentro
E ti agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Jesus Loves Me (Sign Language)

Exercise: Head, shoulders, knees and toes. (Foreign language optional) 

Prayer: Have the children repeat after you…

Do all the good that you can (r.)

In all the ways that you can (r.)

In all the places that you can (r.)

At all the times that you can (r.)

To all the people that you can (r.)

As long as ever that you can (r.) Amen

  

Bible Verse: Sing praise to the Lord

Blessing:  May God always bless you, protect you, and help you know what is safe to touch. Amen.

Dismissal: Please gather the belongings together for the children, make sure their parents sign them out, and they take home their projects

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Greeting: Greet each child as they come in the door. Make sure they have nametags, and the parent ahs signed them on the sheet.

Opening:   Sign of the Cross, Our Father,

Development: ART 

Scripture: The Bible tells us that when Jesus grew up he often talked to crowds of people. One day, two blind men in the crowd asked Jesus for help. Jesus asked them “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind men answered, “please help us to see.” Then Jesus touched their eyes and they were able to see. The two men said thank you to Jesus and became friends. (Cf. Mt 20:29-34)

Saint: Lucy comes from Latin (lux), meaning light. But light in the Middle Ages had its primary connection with the eyes. It is the eyes that give us access to the material world, as we can see only in the light. People could only see in the daylight or by the light of a fire. People in the Middle Ages were also very conscious that there were two kinds of light, spiritual and physical, and that two are connected. Although Lucy could not see she saw something more. (Have the children close their eyes, and ask what they see.

Story: Story of Saul (pg. 364 Treasury of Stories)/

Saul was the son of Kish. He was tall, handsome and well built. From his shoulders upward, he was bigger than any of his people.One day the donkeys of Kish strayed away and were lost. Kish said to his son, “Take one of the servants with you and go find the donkeys.” They searched and searched through the countryside but could not find the donkeys.

Saul began to think of returning home because they had been away for a long time, and he feared that his father would be anxious for their safety. The servant suggested that they go to see a wise man who lived in a city near by and who had foretold many things which had come to pass. Together they went to the city and they met some maidens who told them that a sacrifice was being made that day and that the prophet, whose name was Samuel, would be there to bless it.

The Lord had told Samuel that he would send him a man from the land of Benjamin to be the captain and king of all the people of Israel. When Saul appeared, Samuel pointed him out and said to the assembled people, “There is the man.”

Saul said to Samuel, “Come up with me to the high place. You shall eat with me today, and tomorrow I will let you go and you shall tell me everything that is in your heart. As for the donkeys they were found three days ago.”

Saul was puzzled because he could not understand the honor that was being bestowed upon him, but Samuel gave him no chance to protest. He took Saul and his servant to the feast, and gave Saul the choicest portion to eat.

The next morning Samuel anointed Saul, and led him before all the people and proclaimed him the new king. Saul tried to hide, but as he stood head and shoulders above all the other people, it was easy to see him. The people shouted for their King of Israel.

Activity: Stained glass window – Using clear contact paper children can make a stained glass window. They need to color pictures of Saints, or other religious figures. (Included in packet). Cut pieces of  tissue paper to add around their religious figure. Add their prayer or bible verse under their religious figure. Cover the project with another piece of clear contact paper. 

Here is an image option…

Song:  Jesus loves me, Jesus loves the little children (sign language optional)

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

3 Verse Short Version – 3 Verse Long Version

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands,

|: He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,

|: He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

4. He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands,

|: He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

5. He’s got everybody here in His hands.

|: He’s got everybody here in His hands. :|

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the earth and sky in his hands;

He’s got the night and day in his hands;

He’s got the sun and moon in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the land and sea in his hands;

He’s got the wind and rain in his hands;

He’s got the spring and fall in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the young and old in his hands;

He’s got the rich and poor in his hands;

Yes, he’s got ev’ry one in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

If I Had A Hammer

Words and music by L. Hays and P. Seeger

If I had a hammer

I’d hammer in the morning

I’d hammer in the evening … all over this land,

I’d hammer out danger

I’d hammer out a warning

I’d hammer out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a bell

I’d ring it in the morning

I’d ring it in the evening … all over this land,

I’d ring out danger

I’d ring out a warning

I’d ring out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a song

I’d sing it in the morning

I’d sing it in the evening … all over this world,

I’d sing out danger

I’d sing out a warning

I’d sing out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I’ve got a hammer

And I’ve got a bell

And I’ve got a song to sing … all over this land,

It’s a hammer of justice

It’s a bell of freedom

It’s a song about love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

Its a Small World

Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

It’s a world of laughter

A world of tears

It’s a world of hopes

And a world of fears

There’s so much that we share

That it’s time we’re aware

It’s a small world after all

There is just one moon

And one golden sun

And a smile means

Friendship to ev’ryone

Though the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small, small world

Head Shoulders knees and toes knees and toes. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (we sang it in Italian)

Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi, piedi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi piedi.
Occhi, orecchia, bocca, nasino.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi. piedi.

Hokey Pokey  (In Italian)

Metti il piede destro indentro

Metti il piede destro in fuori
Metti il piede destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il piede sinistro indentro
Metti il piede sinistro in fuori
Metti il piede sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano destra indentro
Metti la mano destra in fuori
Metti la mano destra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano sinistra indentro
Metti la mano sinistra in fuori
Metti la mano sinistra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco destro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il naso indentro
Metti il naso in fuori
Metti il naso indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il sedere indentro
Metti il sedere in fuori
Metti il sedere indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la testa indentro
Metti la testa in fuori
Metti la testa indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Ti metti tutto indentro
Ti metti tutto in fuori
Ti metti tutto indentro
E ti agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Jesus Loves Me (Sign Language)

Exercise: Head shoulders knees and toes (other languages optional)

Prayer: Have the children repeat after you…

Do all the good that you can (r.)

In all the ways that you can (r.)

In all the places that you can (r.)

At all the times that you can (r.)

To all the people that you can (r.)

As long as ever that you can (r.) Amen

 

Bible Verse: Sing praise to the Lord (sign language optional)

Blessing Praise and thanksgiving to our God. May God always be your guiding light, to help you see his goodness more clearly and to help you love others more dearly. Amen.

Dismissal: Please help the children with their belongings, and make sure the parents sign out their child.

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Greeting: Greet each child as they come in the door. Make sure they have nametags, and the parent ahs signed them on the sheet.

 

 

Opening:   Sign of the Cross, Our Father,

 

 

 

 

Development: ART 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Ask the children what they see, there are no wrong answers)

Scripture: Sing happy songs of joy to God. Give thanks and praise to God. God has made us, and we belong to him. We are his people. (Cf. Ps 100: 1-3)

Saint: St Paulinus of Nola was part of a rich and powerful Roman family. He was a part of the intellectual circles in his day. He married a Christian woman from a noble family in Spain.  The two of them moved to Spain, and soon had a child. Their only child died, so they dedicated their lives to the church. The sold all their belongs, and property and gave it to the poor and to the church. So many people respected Paulinus that he was ordained a priest. Paulius won great respect for his writings and poetry, and hospitality and care of the poor, and his holy life.

Story: Creation Story (Beginner Bible of Stories)

 

 

 

Activity: Making homemade instruments…

Oatmeal containers, paper plates, adding dried beans, or old beads or buttons,

Decorate the outside of the paper plates before closing the paper plates. Decorate with child appropriate magazines or newspapers.

 

 

Song:

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

3 Verse Short Version – 3 Verse Long Version

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands,

|: He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,

|: He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

4. He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands,

|: He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

5. He’s got everybody here in His hands.

|: He’s got everybody here in His hands. :|

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the earth and sky in his hands;

He’s got the night and day in his hands;

He’s got the sun and moon in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the land and sea in his hands;

He’s got the wind and rain in his hands;

He’s got the spring and fall in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the young and old in his hands;

He’s got the rich and poor in his hands;

Yes, he’s got ev’ry one in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, :|

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

If I Had A Hammer

Words and music by L. Hays and P. Seeger

If I had a hammer

I’d hammer in the morning

I’d hammer in the evening … all over this land,

I’d hammer out danger

I’d hammer out a warning

I’d hammer out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a bell

I’d ring it in the morning

I’d ring it in the evening … all over this land,

I’d ring out danger

I’d ring out a warning

I’d ring out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a song

I’d sing it in the morning

I’d sing it in the evening … all over this world,

I’d sing out danger

I’d sing out a warning

I’d sing out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I’ve got a hammer

And I’ve got a bell

And I’ve got a song to sing … all over this land,

It’s a hammer of justice

It’s a bell of freedom

It’s a song about love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

Its a Small World

Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

It’s a world of laughter

A world of tears

It’s a world of hopes

And a world of fears

There’s so much that we share

That it’s time we’re aware

It’s a small world after all

There is just one moon

And one golden sun

And a smile means

Friendship to ev’ryone

Though the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small, small world

Head Shoulders knees and toes knees and toes. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (we sang it in Italian)

 

Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi, piedi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi piedi.
Occhi, orecchia, bocca, nasino.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi. piedi.

Hokey Pokey  (In Italian)

Metti il piede destro indentro

Metti il piede destro in fuori
Metti il piede destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il piede sinistro indentro
Metti il piede sinistro in fuori
Metti il piede sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano destra indentro
Metti la mano destra in fuori
Metti la mano destra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano sinistra indentro
Metti la mano sinistra in fuori
Metti la mano sinistra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco destro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il naso indentro
Metti il naso in fuori
Metti il naso indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il sedere indentro
Metti il sedere in fuori
Metti il sedere indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la testa indentro
Metti la testa in fuori
Metti la testa indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Ti metti tutto indentro
Ti metti tutto in fuori
Ti metti tutto indentro
E ti agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

 

Jesus Loves Me (Sign Language)

 

He’s got the whole world in his hands.(Sign language optional.)

 

 

Exercise: Head, shoulders, knees, and toes (see other languages)

 

Prayer:  Have the children repeat after you…

Do all the good that you can (r.)

In all the ways that you can (r.)

In all the places that you can (r.)

At all the times that you can (r.)

To all the people that you can (r.)

As long as ever that you can (r.) Amen

  

 

Bible Verse: Give us this day our daily bread (sign language)

 

Blessing:  God made you, God loves you, and God knows you by name. May you grow up to be the very special person God wants you to be. Amen

Dismissal:   Help the children with personal belongings, projects, and make sure the parent signs them out.

Sunday Blessings

Blessings to your and your family.