Sermon on the Mount

Sermon on Mount

Home Activities (Note that this lesson should fall right around Christmas time):

  • The light of the world: Look for sources of light all around. Say the evening prayers by candlelight only, explaining that Jesus is the light of the world, and we use candles in Church for light. Sing the song “This Little Light of Mine”.
  • The rock: Take a walk and collect pretty rocks, putting them on display like a museum.
  • Can you identify them? Paint a house and the verse on a rock for a doorstop.
  • Salt of the earth: Make a meal with no salt one night!
  • Puzzles and coloring page.
  • With older children, work on memorizing the Beatitudes. Youngest students need only know the first one, “Blessed are the poor in spirit…”
  • Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas: maybe a small gift each day in the stocking, inviting people over for cookies, a cookie-decorating party, special ornaments to be added each day.
  • Bake a special cake for Jesus’ birthday; invite your friends.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, let Your light shine in me to give light to all the world around me. Amen.







Can you match the beginning with the end of these blessings:



Blessed are the meek                                                  for they shall be comforted


Blessed are the merciful                                              for they shall see God


Blessed are those who are persecuted                        for they shall be called sons of God

          for righteousness’ sake


Blessed are those who mourn                                     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven


Blessed are the pure in heart                                       for they shall obtain mercy


Blessed are those who hunger and thirst                    for they shall inherit the earth

            after righteousness


Blessed are the poor in spirit                                       for they shall be filled


Blessed are the peacemakers