As I mentioned before, when teaching Catholic kids the basic prayers, it is very important that kids are learning the correct words. We decided to include copy work of all the most common Catholic prayers in Lydia’s First Communion Journal this year, so I made printable pages that are easy for kids to use. It’s a great activity for teaching Catholic kids their prayers!
I have all of them available in a downloadable ebooklet titled Learning Our Prayers the Write Way.
(You like that? The “Write” way, because you’re writing them out? I will totally admit to this being a title knock off of the Draw Write Now books. Couldn’t resist myself.)
These are also great handwriting practice for Catholic kids.
The prayers included in this copywork download are:
- The Glory Be
- The Hail Mary
- The Our Father
- The Fatima Prayer
- The Guardian Angel Prayer
- The Before Dinner Prayer
- The Apostles’ Creed
For each of the prayers above (except for the Apostles’ Creed) the prayers come in 4 versions.
1. Complete and in color. You can use these to hang up as mini posters for children to read at home or in the classroom, and for them to look at while they do copy work.
2. Trace the word. Each prayer is written out in dashed letters for younger children to trace.
3. Handwriting Paper. Primary paper is provided for early elementary children to copy their own prayer as they look at the complete version in color.
4. Lined Paper. This is for older children to write out the prayers, also using the complete, in color version as a guide.
Examples of the 4 printable versions of each prayer.
This way, children of all ages and abilities should find a good fit for copying their Catholic prayers!
The Apostles’ Creed is very long, and I couldn’t see children really having to write out the whole thing, so instead it comes in completed (poster) form and a fill-in-the-blank form, so they just write in the missing words. Here’s Lydia’s version of the Apostles’ Creed that’s in her First Communion Journal.
We are still working on getting these all written out. Lydia (my 7 year old) is using the handwriting paper, and Julian (my 5 year old) is doing the ones you can just trace.
This downloadable pack of Catholic children’s prayers also includes a cover. This way, when they finish writing out all of their prayers, you can bind them together into their own little prayer book.
Also included is this silly version of the Hail Mary with common children’s mistakes. It serves as a visual to children how silly it is to prayer the prayers when we don’t understand the real words.
For just $2, you can download Learning Our Prayers the Write Way, a 30 page ebooklet for helping kids learn their prayers. When you purchase it, you can use it with your own kids, or a class of kids at Religious Education class. You may not share it with all of your friends or re-publish it anywhere. Downloads like these help support the cost of running this resource site, so thanks so much for understanding this.
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