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BalloonsWelcome to more fun activities!  

Here you will find links to a variety of fun activities that you can enjoy on your own during Festival weekend or after!

•    Tie-Dye Fun & Tie-Dye Weekend
•    Delicious Festival-inspired Recipes
•    Catholic Trivia using Kahoot
•    Kid Friendly Websites

See below for information on each of these activities

Tie-Dye Fun & Tie-Dye WeekendTie Dye Mask

Tie-Dye is fun for kids and adults! Who doesn’t love bright colors and groovy patterns?  SSJ invites you to tap into your creative side and make some colorful and original tie-dye items.  Have fun and experiment. Try tie-dying shirts, face coverings, dresses, and tablecloths to name a few!  Festival volunteer, Sharon Qualls, is shown right wearing one of her tie-dye creations.

We also invite you to participate in Tie-Dye weekend, October 9th – 11th, to showcase your tie-dye creations at one of the Masses the weekend following Fall Festival.  You are also welcome to wear store bought tie-dye clothing too.

Want to see how to tie-dye creatively before starting on your own fun project? Then watch this engaging and Tie Dye Blanketinformative tutorial video by Nancy Hadley, TV personality, designer and artist…and long-time fan of SSJ’s Fall Festival.  She shares her artistic talents through her video tutorials called, “The Joy of Creativity”, under the persona of Blonde Ross inspired by the artist, Bob Ross, and the beloved children’s show host, Mister Rogers.  She has created a special video for our Fall Festival.  Thank you Nancy!

Click the link below to enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel.

Delicious Festival-Inspired Recipes

Festival food is always a crowd pleaser. So many varied and delicious options! On behalf of all the Food Chairs and volunteers who will be greatly missed this year, we present the following recipes to represent the “spirit of the Festival”.

•    ASIAN NOODLES – Iconic Dan Dan Noodles
•    CHURRO BITES – A favorite snack!
•    STREET TACOS – Delicious!
•    CARROT CAKE – Who can resist!

ASIAN NOODLES – Iconic Dan Dan NoodlesAsian Noodles

The iconic spicy Sichuan Noodles, a flavor explosion with the iconic sesame chili sauce and slippery noodles topped with a savory Chinese five spiced pork topping, blanched greens and finished with a sprinkle of peanuts.

Click the link below for the recipe.

CHURRO BITES – A favorite snack!Churros
You can still enjoy a delicious Disney churro – because you can make them yourself at home!  This recipe is inspired by the delicious snack that can be found at all the Disney parks across the globe. The recipe serves four people and is a perfect snack to enjoy while enjoying some of the other fun events during the Virtual Festival.

Click the link below for the recipe.

You can easily make the classic Mexican street food right at home now. BAKED OR GRILLED! And this cream sauce is heavenly!

Click the link below for the recipe.

 CheesecakePHILLY CHEESESTEAK – A Classic!
With tender ribeye steak, melted gooey provolone, and caramelized onions hugged by a toasted garlic butter hoagie roll. This is the classic way to make a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich!

Click the link below for the recipe.

STREET TACOS – Delicious!Tacos
Easy, quick, authentic carne asada street tacos you can now make at home! Top with onion, cilantro + fresh lime juice! SO GOOD!

Click the link below for the recipe.


CARROT CAKE – Who can resist!Carrot Cake
Got a hankering to taste the yummy treats from SSJ Café? Then this recipe is for you – a delicious light carrot cake with creamy cream cheese frosting.

Click the link below for the recipe.


Catholic TriviaKahoot

SSJ has six fast paced trivia games – using the Kahoot App! You can play on your own, or gather as a family or socially distanced group to compete as a team. How well do you know your SSJ Parish; our new priests; religious landmarks; Notre Dame Cathedral; and saints? You may learn something new! Go for the win!
Click on any of the links below to get started! You can play one or all of them between noon on Friday, 10/2 and 4 pm on Sunday 10/4.  

SSJ Kahoots Tournament:
•    If you complete all six games you will be automatically entered into the SSJ Kahoot Tournament.

•    If you’d like to try for a prize, please use your first and last name so we can try to identify you and notify you! If we can’t we may have to move on to the next name.

•    If we can identify the winners, we will contact the winners and post the name(s) on the Parish Website/Bulletin.

Note: the Kahoot game is timed, so complete the game as quickly as possible to achieve the highest score. You can see where you rank as you compete.
If you haven’t played before, you may first want to try the sample game to get the hang of it.
Have fun!

SSJ - Sample Game

SSJ - Trivia and Festivals

SSJ – Name That Saint!

SSJ – Getting to Know Our New Priests

SSJ – Famous Landmarks

SSJ  - Bible Geography

SSJ – Notre Dame

Kahoots! Tournament Winners

Thank you for playing our trivia games. Hope you had fun and learned some fun facts! Congrats to our winners! These players played all six games. Please go to the parish office to claim your small prize.

Winners Listed by screen names:
1st :    Squalls
2nd:     Phil
3rd:    H. DIbblee 5A
Special thanks to our runners-up and to everyone else that played one or more of our SSJ Catholic Trivia games via Kahoots!

M. Megerdichian

Kid Friendly Games

The Game Chairs and all the volunteers will miss seeing you on the field this year playing the Festival games, so we have put together some online games for kids and teens to play during the Festival weekend.

•    ONLINE GAMES - Disney.com
•    ONLINE GAMES - Parents.com
•    ONLINE GAMES - PBS Kids.org
•    ONLINE GAMES - The Lego Creator Islands Online Game
•    ONLINE GAMES - Fruit Ninja
•    ONLINE GAMES - National Geographic Kids

ONLINE GAMES - Disney.comDisney
Free online games including racing, action, dress up, escape, arcade, puzzle, brain games and coloring pages with Disney characters.

Click the link below to access the fun games.

ONLINE GAMES - Parents.comParents
This site has free activities and games for Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers, Elementary School-Aged Kids, Tweens and Teens.

Click the link below to access the fun games.

PBS Kids Games for ages 2 – 8 features top shows, including Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Super Why, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Dinosaur Train and more.

Click the link below to access the fun games.

ONLINE GAMES - The Lego Creator Islands Online GameLego
The Lego Creator Islands is an extension of the gameplay that kids are already familiar with in the playsets, with a target demographic of ages 6 to 12. It’s free with no ads and no in-app purchases offered, but it does offer the ability to bring the Lego Island experience to life with interactive and immersive play.

Click the link below to access the fun games.

ONLINE GAMES - Fruit NinjaFruit Ninja
No matter how you slice or dice them, Fruit Ninja game is one of the most fun and entertaining games for kids online. It’s still available in arcades, so it’s easy to see how it’s one of the favorite kid-friendly games online.

Click the link below to access the fun games.

ONLINE GAMES - National Geographic KidsNat Geo Kids
This site contains engaging games, videos and facts about all types of animals.

Click the link below to access the fun games.