Buck and Honeybee received their First Reconciliations recently. We made these lapbooks and added some of the things we studied as we prepared.
First, we glued 2 manila folders back to back. I picked out two whose tabs matched up.
The House Cat made the cover page for us with Microsoft Clip Art. She's so much better at that than I am. What would take me an hour - takes her 5 min.
As you open the folder, you find the sheet they made as we studied the Ten Commandments. That Resource Site had this activity which we used for this page.
They cut out the commandments and put them in order.
On the opposite page we made these little flaps that contain the questions for a gentle examination of conscience for children based on each commandment. We cut and glued each one accordingly.
The first folder ~
Flip over the
folder page and you have a the steps for a good confession.
On the last page they wrote in the three things that happen to you after you make a good confession.
The second folder ~
They were both so excited to receive their First Reconciliations!
Now they ask to go every week.
And a child shall lead them!