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Monday, May 17, 2021

Prayer Puzzles

Help children memorize common prayers SARA JONCKHEERE Memorized prayer has an important place in our Catholic faith, but memorization can be a challenge for students, especially...

First Reconciliation Prayer Bracelet

DIANE QUINTAL Children preparing for First Reconciliation at St. Stephen the First Martyr parish make Prayer Bracelets to encourage them to learn their prayers and...

Scripture Prompts Craft

Help children memorize Bible verses with this Scripture craft SARA JONCKHEERE In an effort to bring different types of prayer into your classroom, try this craft...

Let us Give Thanks to the Lord our God!

DEBORAH McCANN The second half of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist is short—but so very full of meaning! We watch the priest do...

Praying for Our Priests Craft

A reminder to pray for our parish priests by name SARA JONCKHEERE Priests need our prayers, but do we always remember to pray for...

Prayer Rocks

Let these decorated rocks prompt children to prayer.  SARA JONCKHEERE Editor's Note: This craft can be used by parents at home during this time. Perhaps the...

Classroom of Compassion

Three ingredients that foster warmth and support CARRIE SOUKUP A sweet boy in my fourth-grade class turned to his classmates for prayer. “My mom has cancer.”...

Washed Clean

A soap craft to accompany a lesson on forgiveness and reconciliation  BY SARA JONCKHEERE  Making soap is an easy craft, and it’s the perfect way to...

Crafts for Catechesis: Baptism Welcome Cards

Help support the families of the newly baptized SARA JONCKHEERE You have asked to have your child baptized. … Do you clearly understand what you are...

Free coloring pages — perfect for younger Catholic children!

Looking for coloring pages for kids? Pflaum Publishing is offering these free pages for download with art by Deacon Jim Burrows. They are great for...