Religious Education

100 ACTIVITIES BASED ON THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

$14.95

This second edition of the bestselling 100 Activities features more than 20 new and revised activities, including updates to English translations of the Creed and prayers of the Mass. Author Ellen Rossini has expanded the Primary section by adding lessons on the Mass and popular devotions including Eucharistic adoration and Divine Mercy prayers. As in the original edition, the worksheets, puzzles, Bible studies and games are based on the four pillars of the Catechism - the Creed, Sacraments, Commandments and Prayer.The activities require little preparation or materials and can be used to supplement any catechetical program for children in grades 1 through 8. Each activity is self-contained, perforated to tear out and reproduce for group use.Whether it is memorizing the precepts of the Church, understanding the Bible, or learning to pray, these exercises will enrich the faith of children and those who teach them, and help reinforce the lesson in a fun and effective way.

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9781586177959
Publication Date: 
2013-08-04
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101 GAMES THAT KEEP KIDS COMING: GET TO KNOW YOU GAMES

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$15.00

Fun, Bible-based, get-to-know-you games and activities for children ages three to twelve.

Teaching children how to make friends and creating a sense of community are two key factors in building a strong Christian education program. Many children resist coming to Sunday school and children s ministry events because they do not know the other children; they live in different communities and attend different schools. Here are 101 opportunities to help children make friends at church and keep them coming!
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780687651207
Publication Date: 
2008-02-29
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101 GREAT GAMES FOR INFANTS TODDLERS AND

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$14.00

Even as babies are beginning to crawl, toddlers are learning to speak, and preschoolers are starting to cooperate with playmates, they can begin to discover God’s Word and God’s world through play.

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Each game in 101 Great Games for Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers includes a Scripture passage, a teaching point, a supervision tip, materials-needed list, and game instructions. A number of games also include a bonus idea or a bonus tip for how to play the game in a different way. A Scripture index and a topical index provide information on locating games that tie into specific Scriptures and teaching points. Half of the games in this book feature Old Testament stories and teachings; the other half come from the New Testament.

Infants and toddlers can surprise us and teach us as much as preschoolers can. Young children have a way of showing busy adults how to slow down and marvel at the fact that "apples are red, and water is wet."

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9780687008148

101 MORE GREAT GAMES FOR KIDS

$17.00

This book includes 101 Bible-based games for children ages three to twelve. The book is ideal for lesson planning and children's ministry programming. It features upbeat, easy-to-use activities and is divided into four sections: activities for ages 3-5 years, grades K-3, grades 4-6, and groups of mixed-age children. There are scripture and topical indices included. Jolene Roehlkepartain is the founding editor of Children's Ministry magazine and author of twenty-three books, including Teaching Kids to Care and Share, 101 Great Games for Kids, and 101 Great Games for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687334070
Publication Date: 
2007-05-31
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102 WIGGLY BIBLE RHYMES AND RHYTHMS

$15.99

Young children love to be up and moving! Bring excitement to your classroom with this resource featuring action rhymes and songs that teach the Bible, reinforce lessons, appeal to various learning styles, and bring variety and a change of pace to class time. Content is well-organized so choosing a song or activity is a snap! Little or no advance preparation is required. Includes reproducible pages and helpful teaching suggestions.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781426708497
Publication Date: 
2010-01-31
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31 DAYS TO BECOMING A BETTER RELIGIOUS EDUCATOR

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$9.95

Creator of the popular website The Religion Teacher, Jared Dees shares practical, easy-to-use teaching strategies and exercises for spiritual growth in his book 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator. These components are designed to improve the effectiveness of any busy religious educator.

Volunteer catechists and professional religion teachers are responsible for two unique and challenging tasks: sharing (and assessing) information and the spiritual formation of their students. This succinct, practical resource helps busy catechists and religion teachers with both tasks and is designed for use either over consecutive days in one month, or by specific themes that encourage personal improvement in areas of discipleship, service, leadership, and overall teaching. Each of the thirty-one days includes a clear title that gives the lesson theme, a quotation from Scripture, an introduction to the exercise, step-by-step actions to take for the day, and spiritual enrichment ideas for the educator.

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9781594713842
Publication Date: 
2013-05-20
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365 MEDITATIONS FOR TEACHERS BY TEACHERS

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$15.00

Designed to be used by readers of various ages, this book offers a year's worth of short daily meditational readings. Four different writers of faith present three months' worth of meditations each, providing a variety of topics and writing styles. Each day's reading includes a focus Scripture verse, a brief reflection, and a prayer.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687496815
Publication Date: 
2005-11-30
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365 PRAYERS FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND PARISH YOUTH GROUPS

$19.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781627852098
Publication Date: 
2016-07-31
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5 MINUTES WITH CHRIST: SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT FOR BUSY TEACHERS

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$12.95

The inspirational reflections on Christ as Teacher in 5 Minutes with Christ provide educators with the spiritual nourishment they need during their busy days.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781594712753
Publication Date: 
2011-10-31
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5 MINUTES WITH THE PSALMS AND THE WISDOM BOOKS SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT FOR BUSY TEACHERS

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$12.95

Continuing the tradition of 5 Minutes with Christ and 5 Minutes with the Saints, this uplifting book of meditations by members of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at the University of Notre Dame draws on inspiration from the Psalms, Proverbs, and the books of Wisdom in the Bible. These timeless insights of scripture can provide inspiration and encouragement for all of those on the front lines of Catholic education.

Written by teachers for teachers, this book is a valuable resource not only for teachers, but also for pastors, principals, administrators, and school board members as they seek to motivate others and to reflect on their own role in education. More than seventy meditations will help you get back in touch with Jesus, the source of all wisdom who gives meaning and coherence to your life as a teacher.

With contributions from teachers who work in a variety of subject areas at all levels of elementary and high school, 5 Minutes with the Psalmsand the Wisdom Books will be a welcome reminder of the dignity of the teaching vocation and a gentle source of encouragement for educators struggling to meet the needs of their students each day.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781594717093
Publication Date: 
2017-04-06
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5 MINUTES WITH THE SAINTS MORE SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT FOR BUSY TEACHERS

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$12.95

Building on the popularity of 5 Minutes with Christ (2011), this unique book of meditations draws on insights and anecdotes from great Catholic saints on the subject of education to encourage and inspire teachers and others on the front lines of Catholic education.


Drawing its inspiration from the great saints and founders of religious orders dedicated to teaching, 5 Minutes with the Saints offers today's educators the bite-sized moments of spiritual motivation and affirmation they need to continue their challenging and often thankless work. Each reflection features a short excerpt on the spirituality of Catholic education by saints such as Andre Bessette, Ignatius Loyola, and Elizabeth Ann Seton, followed by a personal reflection and a short prayer. Like 5 Minutes with Christ, this book was crafted from the writings of members of the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), the most prestigious Catholic educator-training program in America.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781594714481
Publication Date: 
2014-09-30
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70 PRAYER STARTERS FOR CHILDREN

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$12.95

An experienced DRE presents 70 engaging and creative prayer experiences for children ages 5-10 that invite children to make prayer a part of their daily lives. These prayer experiences can be used by any catechist, beginners as well as veterans, but also by parents because they offer inspiration and guidance for teaching about prayer at home.

There are seven chapters, each with a number of creative activities to celebrate and learn about prayer. Each helps catechists pray with children in ways that speak to their lives and interests, including talking to God in their own words, expressing praise to God through artwork, praying with Scripture, praying through the Mass, remembering to pray for the needs of others, praying with the psalms, and much more.

All of these activities will help catechists pray with children in ways that will help them form prayer habits that will deepen their personal relationship with God.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781585958405
Publication Date: 
2011-06-20

70 SACRAMENT ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

$14.95

These simple and indispensable activities from an experienced DRE offer creative and hands-on ways for children to celebrate and learn about each of the seven sacraments. They can be used by beginner as well as veteran catechists, but also by parents because they offer a great way to teach about the sacraments at home.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781585956456
Publication Date: 
2008-06-30

ADVENT & LENT ACTIVITIES CHILD

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$12.95

This is a collection of activities which explores many of the customs and traditions surrounding the seasons of Advent and Lent (Christmas and Easter, too).

ISBN/SKU: 
9780896226760
Publication Date: 
1996-05-31

ALWAYS IN REHEARSAL

$13.00

I'm bored! and I can't worship when my child is with me in worship seem to be the only voices being heard as the matter of children and congregational worship is addressed. However,

ISBN/SKU: 
9780881774276
Publication Date: 
2005-06-30
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AMERICA'S GREAT AND NOT SO GREAT CATHOLIC MOMENTS A PERPETUAL CALENDAR

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$12.95

This fun, perpetual, informative calendar spotlights the Catholic men and women who helped build America: statesmen, educators, movie stars, sports legends, famous converts, and many, many others!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781592761258
Publication Date: 
2005-07-31

APPLES & CHALKDUST

$14.99

You probably don't have to think very hard to recall a dedicated teacher who touched your life in a lasting way with encouragement and inspiration...teachers just have a way of knowing exactly what to do or say to help children and teens reach their highest potential. No wonder so many parents and kids are looking for a way to say thank you and return some of that inspiration. In this delightful, revised and updated, 10th Anniversary Edition, veteran educator Vicki Caruana meets teacher's right where they are, in the midst of flying chalkdust and papers to be graded. She provides refreshment and practical insights for embracing the challenges of teaching with renewed vigor and creativity.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781416564980
Publication Date: 
2008-07-07
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ARE YOU SLEEPING

$7.50

This collection of reproducible dramas and program pieces highlights the stories of Holy Week. Each drama may be presented with minimal rehearsal and optional props.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687646692
Publication Date: 
2007-12-31
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ART OF CATECHESIS

$15.95

Well-known religious educator Maureen Gallagher shows catechists how to become artists in helping others grow in faith. She reveals how to best use the many various tools and methods available, including the experiences of the participants, to open the door to the Church's rich heritage. Practical, concrete suggestions are included throughout, yet this is primarily a book about discovering or rediscovering the catechetical process.

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9780809137787
Publication Date: 
1998-04-30
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BALL OF RED STRING

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$5.95

This valuable resource helps adults guide children in meditation, reflection, and prayer.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780829411393
Publication Date: 
2007-12-31
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BECOMING A GREAT GODPARENT

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$16.99

The perfect combination of gift book and guide, for every man or woman asked to take on this enormous and blessed responsibility. Lively and informative. Easy-to-read. Explains who is eligible to be a godparent and how to be a great one, offers a brief history of godparenting, reflects on how the whole parish remains involved, suggests prayers and blessings for you and your godchild, and concludes by answering four commonly asked questions, such as “What if I disagree with how the parents are raising my godchild – should I say something?” and “I am a sincere Protestant Christian believer. Why can’t I be the godparent to the child of my best friends, who are Catholic?”

ISBN/SKU: 
9781612613635
Publication Date: 
2013-02-01

BEING A GODPARENT

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$3.95

Both inspirational and informative, this booklet celebrates the honor and responsibility that come with being a godparent. A godparent shares a special relationship with their godchild. is a valuable guide for those who want a deeper understanding of this role, along with what role a godparent has at baptism. This book emphasizes nourishing the new life received in baptism, as well as the importance of setting an example of Christian living.

Arranged in an easy-to-read format, the gift of sharing in the growth of a child's faith is described and the tradition of being a godparent is explained.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780814631591
Publication Date: 
2006-06-30
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BEST OF CHILDRENS MINISTRY MAGAZINE CRAFTS

$17.99

If only you knew that every craft you planned for your children's ministry would be a winner. . . instead of a glue and glitter fiasco. Now you can be certain of success with these 100+ crafts that have appeared in Children's Ministry magazine. These are the best of the bestatried, tested, and stamped with the Children's Ministry magazine seal of approval. # Readers who use this collection of crafts will enjoy. . . Confidenceathese are the best crafts submitted to Children's Ministry magazineathe most-read magazine for children's workers. # Easeacrafts were submitted by children's workers like you, and have been tested with real kids in real churches. The directions are tested and clear. # Funathese crafts are guaranteed kid-pleasers. Even better: they're teacher pleasers!

ISBN/SKU: 
9780764434396
Publication Date: 
2006-11-30
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BEST OF CHILDRENS MINISTRY MAGAZINE GAMES

$17.99

If only every game you played with kids in your ministry were a that was fun! winner that kids couldn't wait to play again. Now you can be certain of game success with these 100+ games that have appeared in Children's Ministry magazine. These are the best of the bestatried, tested, and stamped with the Children's Ministry magazine seal of approval. # Readers who use this collection of games will enjoy. . . Qualityaonly the best games submitted to Children's Ministry magazine have been included in this collection of kid-tested games. # Funathese games have already gotten a 'thumbs up' from kids in churches like yours. # Confidenceait's always a good idea to have some 'no-fail games up your sleeve in case a lesson is short or a sermon goes long. . . and now you'll have more than 100 of them!

ISBN/SKU: 
9780764434389
Publication Date: 
2006-12-03
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BEYOND THE CATECHIST'S TOOLBOX CATECHESIS THAT NOT ONLY INFORMS BUT ALSO TRANSFORMS

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$7.95

Joe Paprocki, best-selling author of "The Catechist s Toolbox" series, has written the first, step-by-step book that demonstrates how to teach a 75-minute catechetical session with practical techniques that expand upon the textbook to create a more prayerful climate in the classroom. "Beyond the Catechist s Toolbox" enables young people to personally encounter Jesus in prayer, rather than just read about him, in order to become lifelong disciples of Christ.
Also available in Spanish!Mas alla de la caja de herramientas del catequista"

ISBN/SKU: 
9780829438291
Publication Date: 
2013-01-31
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