That Weekly Liturgy Lesson – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Cycle A) Can Help Kids to Better Understand the Gospel.
Use That Weekly Liturgy Lesson – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Cycle A) to help teach children about baptism and being a temple of the Holy Spirit. The inspiration for this lesson is the Gospel of St. Matthew 3:13-17, the Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan River.
Although Christ was sinless, He allowed Himself to be baptized. Jesus humbly obeys the will of His Father and notably is blessed by the appearance of the Holy Spirit. In the Sacrament of Baptism, we are cleansed of original sin, made children of God, and given the Seal of the Lord. But we are also turned into the temple of the Holy Spirit. We become Christ’s abode. Our body and soul are a place for Christ to live in - especially after receiving Holy Communion. We must keep our temple holy, pure, and clean - on the outside, but also the inside.
This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class, and it may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Cycle A) unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student Lesson Worksheets (lesson page, show what you know, cloze activity, word search, and others)
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-I’m a Temple of the Holy Spirit Poster Set
-Four Lesson Terms Word Wall Pieces
-I’m a Temple of the Holy Spirit Coloring Sheet
-I’m a Temple of the Holy Spirit Trace & Color Sheet in Manuscript & Cursive
-Write About It Notebooking Sheet
-How to Keep Your Temple Holy & Clean Get the Gospel Trading Card
-Temple of the Holy Spirit Wristband
-The Baptism of the Lord F3 KWL Activity
-Jesus Is Baptized in the Jordan River Picture Puzzle (4 Levels) 4pc., 9pc., 12pc., & 20pc.
-Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Jesus Is Baptized in the Jordan River Mini-Book
This lesson provides opportunities for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring.
Teachers should use the materials and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students or to meet the allotted class schedule.
Age: Gr. 2-5
Feast: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Cycle A)
Focus: Jesus Is Baptized in the Jordan River
Theme: Baptism makes us into a temple of the Holy Spirit.
Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17
CCC: 362-368, 535, 1197, 1223-1225, 1265, 1272-1286, 1695, 2684