First Communion Countdown Calendar (Printable!)

As First Communion rapidly approaches at our house for Lydia (yay!) I wanted a fun way for her to anticipate her big day. I came up with this printable First Communion advent calendar where the child can mark off the days as he or she goes. Check it out! The countdown calendar is in the shape of the Lamb of God, and counts down the 4 weeks leading up to your child's First Communion. You can … [Read more...]

Reconciliation Craft For Catholic Kids

We are still preparing for Lydia's First Reconciliation at home, but Reconciliation is a Sacrament that we and our children should be receiving often. It's never the wrong time to be learning more about the Sacrament of Confession. This craft focuses on the "Treasures Of Reconciliation". I found it here, and thought it was an absolutely beautiful craft! I knew I had to make it with my kids. … [Read more...]

Teach Kids About Transubstantiation- An Object Lesson

We're working on helping our kids understand the true presence in the Eucharist as First Communion time approaches for our oldest. To understand the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, you have to explain transubstantiation. I've been loving the idea of trying out some object lessons for Catholic kids at home, and I wanted to share one of them with you today. Transubstantiation is the … [Read more...]

Practicing For First Confession With Kids

We are preparing for First Confession at home this year, and Lydia was growing more nervous as the date was approaching. I thought we could easily eliminate at least the fear of the unknown by simply practicing for her First Reconciliation at home. Above, you can see the pretend confessional we set up to practice at our house. We happen to have one of those decorative room separator things … [Read more...]

Making A Family Litany of Saints With Catholic Kids- Printable!

I made a printable page so you and your kids can easily fill in a litany of Saints for your own family! This page is a part of Lydia's First Holy Communion Notebook. Here's how ours turned out: *NOTE* In the printable version supplied here, the banner is a black and white outline- it is not in color. This makes it more printer friendly. Here's what it looks like: This can be a fun … [Read more...]

Printable Catholic Prayers for Kids: Posters and Copywork

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 … [Read more...]

Printable Prayer Starters for Kids- Teaching Independent Prayer

It's great that we pray with our kids at Mass, at bedtime, at rosary, and before we eat. However, no matter how many times a day we manage to pray with out kids, it's still important to teach them to pray independently. After all, we're not going to be there with them in the dorm room reminding them to say their bedtime prayers, are we? So I developed these prayer starters to help Lydia get … [Read more...]

How to Draw Grapes and Wheat for Catholic Kids

As promised earlier this week, today I am sharing a how-to-draw-grapes-and-wheat-download with all of you! I love the combination when how-to-draws meet handwriting practice, so I decided to make some printable Catholic packs where your kids can learn to draw Catholic things, practice their penmanship, and learn some facts along the way. :-) In this download, you get a page that teaches … [Read more...]