Friday, July 7, 2017

Sweeter Than Honey Theme Resources


Today was one of those productive days that you dream about having in the summer.  Among other things, I finished a bunch of work for an upcoming project I am super excited to share with you- very, very soon! I decided to switch gears and do some planning for the upcoming CCD year... and then churned out a ton of completed work for our CCD theme.  I am so excited about how it turned out, so I thought I would stay on a roll and get it all posted on the blog to share with you!  If you are looking for a new CCD or classroom theme, maybe you can use our "Sweeter than Honey" idea!

The complete theme verse is, "How sweet to my tongue is your promise, sweeter than honey to my mouth." from Psalm 119:103.  Among the cute bee and honeycomb decor we'll have, we also are going to have an emphasis on memorizing Scripture, specifically the Psalms.  We want the kids to have God's promises, which are so sweet, close to their heart.

I'll be making coloring pages to match the Responsorial Psalm for each week of the school year and sharing them here on the blog starting later this summer.  Those coloring pages could go on the back of your CCD newsletter, near the bulletins at church, as that five-minute-filler we all need at the end of class, or as a take home activity.  I dream of the weekly coloring pages being collected in a folder, notebook, or little mini book, so I've already created some covers for your planning.

Here are some of the printables I have ready for you to use as you begin your planning for the fall,  Let me know if you have any ideas for the theme, or if you know of a good patron Saint we can enlist- St. Gobnait/Abigail? St. Ambrose?  Maybe both?  What do you think?

Click on the images below to download and print the resources.

Sweeter Than Honey coloring page with Scripture Verse:

Sweeter Than Honey coloring page plain:

Room signs: (Also could be used for folder covers or teacher binder labels)
(Includes Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st-8th Grade, Confirmation, First Communion, Jr. High, High School, and Office).  I tried to make a collection of all encompassing signs, but if you need a specific grade level that is not in the collection, feel free to email me at looktohimandberadiant@gmail.com and I'd be happy to make those quick edits for you.

 Folder or notebook cover:

My Scripture Book half page cover:
This will be one place to collect the half page memory verses that I'll share in the coming months.

Gray scale honeycomb page:

Yellow honey comb page:

Black honeycomb page:

I'll be back with more soon!  In the meantime, if you see any cute bee or honey classroom decor, send it my way! ;)

9 comments:

  1. Katie,
    You are such an inspiration! Your work is thoughtful and creative. Holding you in prayer for your good work. Thank you for such generosity in sharing your resources.

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    1. So glad you like it, Heather! Thank you so much for your prayers!

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  2. Thank you so much for the downloads. I always make an extra set so I can do one myself!

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    1. So glad you like them! I often make one for myself too. :)

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  3. This is so fantastic! I've decide to step out of the classroom, K-1, this year so I can do "extra" activities with the children, K-12. The teachers don't have the privilege of sufficient class time, usually 45-50 minutes so my intent is to have a theme throughout the year to add a bit more than they get time for in the classroom. This is just perfect! Your talent is my blessing! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas, materials, etc. Prayers to you and your family.

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    1. Oh, I love that you are going to help supplement for all the teachers and ALL the kids! What a wonderful addition that will be to the (always too short) classtime!

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  4. I've been teaching 4th grade CCD for about 20 years. I've wanted to put together a study/prayer book, but drawing is not one of my gifts. (I had my 4th graders laughing at my terrible stick figures)I used your prayer card collection along with images from the net, and some I did with an app and put together in albums from Dollar Tree. They were a hit not only with the kids, but also parents and other teachers. I did a Bible timeline, The Ten Commandments, the 'script' for confession among others. Thank you so much for sharing your talents! I couldn't have done it without you!

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    1. I'm so glad that I was able to be a resource! I bet they'll be holding on to those little books for a long time! :)

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  5. Katie,
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful resources. God bless you and keep you!!!

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