We are preparing for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation at home this year, and it’s coming up for Lydia very soon! I made a printable set of the “5 Steps To A Good Confession” as from the First Communion Catechism. You can tape the signs onto your actual steps at home (or anywhere else) for your kids to see and memorize in the weeks leading up to their First Penance.
We have had these on our stairs leading to our playroom for about a week now, and Lydia told me yesterday “Mommy, I almost have these completely memorized because I read them every time I go up the stairs!”. This made my heart so happy. Hooray for passive teaching!
I put them on the top steps because you actually see them as you walk up the stairs (and you don’t have to lay down on the floor to do so). lol.
Each sign has a picture to help children understand the meaning of the 5 steps to a good confession. While it’s great to memorize stuff, it’s also important that it’s being understood and taken to heart. When you first hang the signs, walk the steps with your kids and explain them. Then leave them in your home for awhile so they’re reminded.
I made a sign for the top that says “You Are Forgiven!” At our house, I taped it on the door of the playroom, but you could also simply tape it to your top step.
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