Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 4th Sunday in Advent.
Use this unit study to help teach children about St. Joseph's visit from an angel and that we should prepare for the Messiah. This lesson is based on the Gospel of St. Matthew 1:18-24.
St. Joseph was afraid to take Mary as his wife because he was unsure of the child in her womb. An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and assured him that the child was conceived of the Holy Spirit, and that he shouldn’t be afraid to take Mary as his wife. The Fourth Sunday of Advent reminds us that Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Christ, is fast approaching and that we should make sure that we are ready.
This fun unit study is suited for a CCD or Religious Education class. It may also be used for Sunday School programs or as homeschool materials.
This unit study includes:
-Student and Teacher Cover Sheets
-Student lesson Worksheets
-Inclusive Teacher Guide
-Be Happy and Prepare for the Messiah Poster
-Four Lesson Terms Word Wall Pieces
-Get Happy Trace & Color Sheet in Manuscript & Cursive
-Be Happy and Prepare for the Messiah Coloring Sheet
-Write About It Notebooking Sheet
-How to Prepare for Christmas Get the Gospel Trading Card
-Create a Christmas Ornament Activity
-An Angel Visits St. Joseph in a Dream Picture Puzzle (4 Levels) 4pc., 9pc., 12pc., 20pc.
-4th Sunday in Advent, An Angel Visits St. Joseph in a Dream Mini-Book
There are opportunities in this lesson for Scripture reading, class or small group discussion, writing, drawing, and coloring. Teachers are encouraged to use the lesson and activities to fit the needs or abilities of students, or to meet the allotted class schedule.
Age: Gr. 2-5
Week: 4th Sunday in Advent (Cycle A)
Focus: An Angel Visits St. Joseph in a Dream.
Theme: We should prepare for the Messiah.
Gospel: Matthew 1:18-24
CCC: 436-440, 484-486, 524