Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent.
Use this unit study to help teach children that Advent is a time of waiting and preparation. This lesson is based on Christ's teaching in the Gospel of St. Matthew 25:31-46.
Waiting can be a tough thing to do. It demands that we be patient. Advent is a special time of waiting. For four weeks, Christians all over the world will wait and prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ. Jesus also reminds us that He will return to us at the end of time, and we should be ready for His Second Coming.
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
-God Wants Us to Be Zealous Poster
-Four Lesson Terms Word Wall Pieces
-God Wants Us to Be Coloring Sheet
-Mark 13:35-36 Trace It Sheet in Manuscript & Cursive
-Write About It Notebooking Sheet
-How to Be Zealous Get the Gospel Trading Card
-Advent F3 Door Hanger Activity
-The Virtue of Zeal F3 KWL Activity
-Order the Scripture Quote for Mark 13:35-36 Game
-1st Sunday in Advent, Christ Cautions Us to Be Watchful 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.
Liturgical Week: First Sunday in Advent (Cycle B)
Focus: Christ Cautions Us to Be Watchful
Theme: God wants us to be zealous.
Gospel Reference: Mark 13:33-37
CCC: 579, 1866, 2094, 2442, 672, 2849