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...]

First Reconciliation- How To Celebrate

Check out all of my First Communion Resources for Kids here. Although there doesn't seem to be any such thing as a "First Confession Party", it's still a major milestone in your child's life. Receiving a Sacrament is a big deal! So, how can you celebrate? Here are some ideas. Take the family out for vanilla ice cream afterward. I've heard sooooo many families do this that I'm going to go ahead … [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...]

Teaching Kids The 5 Steps To A Good Confession

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 … [Read more...]

How to Start a First Holy Communion Journal / Notebook

I have seen first communion notebooks all over the internet, and I think they're a great idea! We happen to do notebooking pages with our homeschooling, so to extend this into First Communion Preparation seemed natural to me. To make it seem a little more personal, we are calling ours a First Holy Communion Journal. First I want to say whether you are homeschooling First Communion, or … [Read more...]

First Holy Communion Prep at Home- Kicking off the Year

My oldest is going to making her First Holy Communion this year, and we are making plans for prepping her at home. Although in most cases your child is required to complete their sacramental religious education at the church, that doesn't mean that we as parents don't also have a responsibility to prepare them at home- we most certainly do! The Catechism says... "The role of the parents in … [Read more...]

First Communion Banner Ideas

Check out all of my First Communion Resources for Kids here. Directly inspired by Angie's post of More than 40 First Communion Banner Examples, I took pictures of the First Communion Banners at our church last year. I'll start with a list of ideas to put on First Communion banners, then move onto the pictures. Your Name The Date of your First Holy Communion Other phrases (see … [Read more...]