Ways to Live in Christ with Your Kids

The ideas listed below—drawn from the Catechism, traditional prayer practices, and some of the best practices of today’s Catholic families—are a good way to begin living in Christ with your kids…that is, loving and serving God, others, and one’s self. Go ahead and browse; try out a few ideas that look appealing. If an idea works, incorporate it into your regular family prayer practice; if not, set it aside and move on.


Gifts for Jesus

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Mar 2014

Gifts for Jesus

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Encourage your children to create a bouquet of gifts for Jesus by writing their good deeds down on decorative stars, hearts, or flowers, and displaying them prominently on a wall, refrigerator, or door (perhaps near…
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5
Dec 2013

Being Angels with Random Acts of Kindness

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Random acts of kindness are a fun and easy way to practice service with your kids. You can present this to little kids as being like angels—divine helpers and messengers of God’s love and generosity….
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Good Deed Beads (Sacrifice Beads)

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Dec 2013

Good Deed Beads (Sacrifice Beads)

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Good Deed Beads, also known as Sacrifice Beads, are basically nine or eleven beads threaded on a length of cord or string in such a way that the beads stay in place when a child…
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16
Nov 2007

5 Reasons Why It’s Worth Getting Kids to Help Around the House

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I kind of dread asking the kids to help me clear the supper dishes and wipe down the table every night. Five-year-old Maggie is going through a stubborn phase: getting her to do anything around…
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