Monday, July 20, 2015

Corporal Works of Mercy Teaching Tools

The Corporal Works of Mercy as outlined by Christ in Matthew 25 give us direction for how to care for the bodily needs of people around us.  This great article offers inspiration to see living out these works of mercy beyond the basics.  I've created a few teaching tools to help us teach kids about the Corporal Works of Mercy, and hope that they spark discussion about how we all (those kids included) can find ways to serve Christ and his people in these seven ways.

Click here for a coloring page of the seven Corporal Works of Mercy:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5ETRkL51fhMazByR21ZeEU3VUk/view?usp=sharing


Click here for an eight page mini book of the Corporal Works of Mercy with a simple image and label:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5ETRkL51fhMdmdxbzM3YlFHdW8/view?usp=sharing
This version of the mini book has enough room that kids could write a practical way that they can live out these Works of Mercy.  For example on the "give food to the hungry" page, kids could list things like "help set the table" and "donate to the food pantry."  For the "visit the imprisoned" page, kids could like things like "send cards to someone homebound" and "visit my grandparents."  Thinking outside of the box can help kids see that they too can help fulfill Jesus' call to Christians to care for each other as if they were caring for Him.

Click here for an eight page mini book of the Corporal Works of Mercy with a simple image, label, and the text of Matthew 25:31-46:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5ETRkL51fhMbXozWDVlS0doTDQ/view?usp=sharing 

And check this post for the matching coloring pages and mini books for the Spiritual Works of Mercy!

25 comments:

  1. What a nice recourse to learn about the works of mercy. Thank you so much. I pinned it so that other people could down load it.

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! I appreciate you sharing my blog with other people!

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    2. God bless you, Katie! I downloaded some of your pages for my second graders. Your website is awesome! May Jesus truly bless the Year of Mercy for you!
      In His Most Sacred Heart,
      Sister Mary Kathleen, SCMC

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    3. Thank you so much Sr. Mary Kathleen!

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  2. Love this and am looking forward to the Spiritual Works of Mercy! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Erika! That post will be up tomorrow!

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  3. LOVE these! Thank you!

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  4. I can't seem to fit the minibook on the Spiritual Acts of Mercy on one page. Can you give me some advise on this?

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    1. Hi Karen! I'm sorry that you are having trouble! The files are formatted as PDFs, so you don't need a specific software to download and print it. If I were you, I would double check the print settings your program is set to and make sure they are set to actual size or fit. If you continue to have trouble, please email me and I will email you the file directly or maybe send it to you as an image. Thanks! katherine (dot) bogner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. These will be great for my 3rd Graders.Excited for the Year of Mercy!
    JMJ

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  6. I am so blessed to have found your site, thank you so much! You give me hope for the future. Your parents must be so proud.

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    1. Thank you! I am glad that you found me!

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  7. I am so excited to have found this site. God Bless you! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  8. I am so excited to have found this site. God Bless you! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  9. Can I have a pictures with colors ?

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    1. Hi, I'm sorry- I don't have these images in color. You would be welcome to print the black and white version, color it, and scan it yourself. Sorry!

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  10. Can I have a pictures with colors ?

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