Know Your Catholic ABC’s?

This year, I am teaching my son’s class for our preschool co-op, and I’m really excited! You should be excited, too. Want to know why? Because I’m going to be posting it here for all of you. Want to follow along with your kids? You got it! The curriculum will be for preschoolers, but a lot of the crafts/food etc will be great for elementary aged kids as well.

Our curriculum will be covering numbers, then moving onto the alphabet- one letter per week. There will be a different craft for every number 1-5, then a craft for every letter of the alphabet. I’ll be posting one themed craft each week on Wednesday, starting September 1st!

In celebration, we’re kicking off this school year with this Catholic ABC themed muffin tin meal! A is for Angel, B is for bible, and C is for cross. (Second row- A is also for apple, B is for banana, and C is for carrot.)

The angel is made from a bugle, some pretzels, an oyster cracker, and a cheerio- all stuck together with cream cheese frosting. (I’ll be posting some more detailed directions for these later this week).

The bibles are made from fig newtons. I got the idea to make books from fig newtons over on Shower of Roses. I’ll be posting the full directions for making the bibles later this week as well.

So watch for Catholic Preschool A-Z starting here at Catholic Icing on September 1!

Also, check out other alphabet themed muffin tin meals today over on Muffin Tin Mom! She’s a good bloggy friend of mine. She’s a Christian cancer survivor, and she posts lots of great food and craft ideas for kids πŸ™‚

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth
*Updated in an Attempt to Clarify Some Questions*
I am going to be teaching my son’s preschool for our co-op. His class is for ages 2 1/2 – 3 1/2. However, I really wanted my daughter to learn her letters this year, and she is 4. So the curriculum will be flexible for all preschoolers through kindergarten. The crafts will also be good for older kids- they will just need less help. I am going to post the whole curriculum, not just crafts. Class is exactly the same each week, but doing the same routine with the new letter. The craft each week will be different to coordinate with the letter (or number) and I will post the new craft each Wednesday. Each week will also have a coordinating bible verse OR prayer for them to learn, and may or may not include a snack idea, song, or coloring page. I am homeschooling both of my preschoolers this year in addition to teaching this co-op, but I will only be posting the Catholic stuff here.

Comments

  1. Ludicrous Mama says

    Love it! Now I feel like a slob for using cookie cutters to make stuff, rather than gluing ingredients together to make people and animals 'from scratch!' I need to man-up and brave my frosting squeezy tubes… I just dread cleaning them!

  2. Amazing_Grace says

    Goodness! This is going to be great! πŸ™‚

  3. JDaniel4's Mom says

    What a great tin! The angels and bibles are so neat!

  4. Everything looks so cute, alot of detail. Great job!

  5. I love it what a great christian MTM meal!!

  6. welcome to our wonderland says

    can't wiat to see what fun catholic ABC stuff you have planned will you be posting a lesson plan or just a alphabet craft?

  7. welcome to our wonderland says

    never mind i just saw its the craft weekly πŸ™‚ sorry about that haven't had my tea this morning πŸ˜‰

    LOVE your muffin tin

  8. Sarah Harkins says

    Awesome! Can't wait to see the rest! Is this for your two year old son?

  9. Tiny Actions says

    Oh how cute!!! My oldest is hopping down the alphabet path over at elizabethfoss.com and my second is preschool age. It will be fun to incorporate preschool ideas for him. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and your time with us out in blog land.

  10. This is exactly what I've been looking for!! I can't wait to do this with my preschool and kindergarteners!

    Keep up the awesome work!
    Natalie

  11. Great tin! You are very creative!

  12. LittleFlower1220 says

    So exciting! Thanks, Lacy!!!! I've re-posted to spread the joy: http://raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com/2010/08/catholic-abcs-curriculum.html

  13. Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom says

    Lacy, thank you for giving me such wonderful compliments. Made my day. It's a joy to know you "virtually" and as a fellow Christian. May God continue to bless you.

  14. Teacher Mama Tina says

    This is WONDERFUL! Do you homeschool your kids? Just wondering. I'm a Catholic Filipino mother who wants to homeschool preschool and your site is a good way to start! πŸ™‚ Praise GOD! Thanks for this! http://trulyrichmom.com πŸ™‚
    http://teachermamarules.blogspot.com

  15. Elizabeth C. says

    Great stuff here Lacy. I'm starting my preschooler with the Little Saints program & this will be a great addition to it.

    looking forward to seeing what else you come up with.

  16. wow. I'll be eagerly awaiting your awesome ABC cirriculum. thanks for this, Lacy. my preschool daughter and I will love it I'm sure.

  17. Thanks Lacy! I have recently discovered Muffin Tin Mom…Love her ideas:) We just did some fun letters today with a cantaloupe! (My 1st grader knows his letters but needs help with phonetic sounds). Hope to post some photos later on. Keep up the awesome work:)

  18. I absolutely LOVE your angels and bibles! So cute! Great tin!

  19. I am so looking forward to this! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  20. Yay Lacy I am looking forward to seeing your ideas. I am planning to follow the Alphabet path from Serendipity with my my Kindergarten and Preschooler this year. I cant wait to see your ideas!! Your kids are getting so big!! Time really flies!

  21. Could you tell me the name of the font with the hand prints… it is very cute. Thanks

  22. It really is a great font! It's called "hand me down".

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