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April 16, 2023


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Bible Videos for Children

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The videos below are from a variety of Christian sources. Use your own judgment and discretion when adapting content for your children. Videos are sorted by most popular.

Ministry to Children

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MINISTRY-TO-CHILDREN: In this message, children will hear the story of Thomas, the disciple who refused to believe in the Resurrection until he saw Jesus himself. Use simple “unbelievable tricks” to introduce the element of doubt and skepticism, and emphasize to youngsters the importance of trusting in God even though we don’t physically see Him. Jesus calls those who believe without seeing “blessed”– that includes us!


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A Word of Peace

Jesus appeared to his disciples and three times he said to them,“Peace be to you.”

Let’s talk about the word “peace.” When you are peaceful you feel relaxed and free from worry.

Where or when do you feel most peaceful? It may be when you are comfortable in your bed, drifting off to sleep. It may be when you sit with a special person and read. It may be when you are running with your friends, or sitting quietly listening to the rain, or lying on your back in the sunshine looking at the clouds.

Before Jesus went to be with God, he appeared to his disciples and three times he said to them,“Peace be to you.” Peace is an important word and an important idea. It is even more important than that; it is something that Jesus offers to each one of us.

Peace is so important that people living all over the world and who speak in different languages have a word for it. Let’s look at some of the words people living in different countries use to say “peace.” (Use globe and locate each country listed as you pronounce and show the children each word. Pick and choose from list below.)

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What We Cannot See

Thomas saw Jesus he said, “My Lord and my God!” (Jn 20:28).

Can you think of things you can’t see, but you know them to be true? The first thing that may come to mind is the wind. We can’t see the wind, but we believe the wind is real because we can see it rustle through the grass, move the leaves on trees, and feel the breeze on our cheeks.

Think about the fragrance of a rose. That is something we cannot see, but when we put our nose into the flower and sniff we are certainly aware that the wonderful scent is real.

How about love? You can’t actually see love; you can only see the results of love. Think about the people who love you and what comes from their love. Your mom and dad care for you everyday and provide what you need so that you will be happy and safe. Love feels like a very real thing, doesn’t it, even though we can’t see it?

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Doubting Thomas

Even though we don’t see Jesus and we don’t see God, we know they are with us.

Do you know what people today call Thomas? He was one of Jesus’ disciples but today people call him “Doubting Thomas.” On the first Easter day, the day God made Jesus alive again, the disciples got to see Jesus and talk with him. But Thomas had not been there that day. So when Thomas came back to the other disciples, they told him, “Jesus is alive again! We saw him.” How do you think the disciples said that? Did they have slow, sad voices: [use a slow, draggy voice]“Jesus is alive again. We saw him”? How do you think they sounded when they told Thomas? Who can say “Jesus is alive again. We saw him” like the disciples might have sounded. [let as many children as would like to demonstrate with excited voices].

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Activities / Handouts

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The Kid's Bulletin
Saint of the Week
Word Search Puzzle
SDC Worksheet

Word Games

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Each week, on this page you will find a series of word games created by artificial intelligence using ChatGPT. Feel free to adapt and use these in your classroom or at home. All images have also been generated by A.I. technology and therefore may be freely used.

Gospel Anagrams

“Empty tomb, wowed Peter and John! Omen of risen Christ, blessed miracle.”

In this anagram, all of the letters in the phrase “Empty tomb” are used to create new words and phrases that relate to the Gospel story in John 20:1-9. Peter and John found the tomb empty, which was a sign of Christ’s resurrection, and this was a blessed miracle that affirmed their faith.

Gospel Scramble

Aword scramble game based on keywords from the passage? Here are the instructions:

  1. Choose four to five keywords or phrases from John 20:1-9, such as “tomb,” “stone,” “linen,” “saw,” and “believed.”
  2. Jumble the letters of each keyword or phrase, and write them down out of order.
  3. Print or write out the jumbled words and give the list to the players.
  4. Each player must solve the scramble by unscrambling the letters to form the correct word or phrase!


  • “bomt” becomes “tomb”
  • “stoen” becomes “stone”
  • “ilenn” becomes “linen”
  • “swa” becomes “saw”
  • “lveeeibd” becomes “believed”

Have fun!

Gospel Questions and Answers

  1. Question: Who went to the tomb of Jesus first, according to John 20:1?

Answer: Mary Magdalene went to the tomb of Jesus first.

  1. Question: What did Mary Magdalene notice first when she arrived at the tomb?

Answer: Mary Magdalene noticed that the stone had been removed from the entrance of the tomb.

  1. Question: Who did Mary Magdalene assume had taken the body of Jesus?

Answer: Mary Magdalene assumed that someone had taken the body of Jesus and did not know where it was.

  1. Question: Who arrived shortly after Mary Magdalene at the tomb of Jesus?

Answer: Peter arrived shortly after Mary Magdalene at the tomb of Jesus.

  1. Question: What did Peter see when he entered the tomb?

Answer: Peter saw the linen wrappings that had been around the body of Jesus, lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head was folded up separately.

  1. Question: Did Peter and Mary Magdalene understand that Jesus had risen from the dead?

Answer: No, neither Peter nor Mary Magdalene at this point understood that Jesus had risen from the dead.


Catechist Resources

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In the Creed we say that Jesus rose on the third day, but if Jesus died on a Friday and rose on a Sunday, isn’t that just two days? In this video I explain the math behind the Resurrection and why St. Paul and even Jesus himself referenced the three days in the tomb between his death and Resurrection. These three days, of course, are the reason we celebrate the Paschal Triduum on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.