Tools for Schools

WELCOME TO TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS!

This section of the Living with Christ website will have all kinds of ways in which teachers can make use of many of the elements from the missalette in the classroom.

While it is very important to have Living with Christ as part of your prayer corner, it is more important that it be an integral part of children's daily prayer.

We hope that you will come back often to be supported by the new suggestions that we will draw from original writings as well as Novalis publications.

During this stay-at-home Easter, we offer you these free downloadable PDFs of activities you can do at home with your family. They include:

1. Audio recording of a Good Friday reflection for children, excerpted from Guided Meditations for Catholic Kids by Glynnis Hope Dawson and ready by teacher Ashley Galvao of Mississauga, Ontario.

2. Create a Crown of Thorns with your children, from 21 Activities that Really Work: Engaging Children in Their Faith, by Michelle Lepine

3. Things you can do at home at Easter , from One Home at a Time: Realizing and Living Out Our Domestic Church , by John B. Kostoff and Patricia Dal Ben

Tips for Elementary Teachers: How to use Living with Christ in the classroom

You will find in Living with Christ, not only all the church’s appointed readings for each day of the month, but also information about that month’s feast days, often a prayer outline for your classroom and an introduction to each Sunday’s readings.

From Words for the Journey for Kids by Lisa Freemantle and Les Miller

Here's an Advent activity for younger learners!

From Words for the Journey for Teens, by Lisa Freemantle, Les Miller and Melinda Rapallo-Ferrara

The awareness of the world's needs makes this a great Advent activity for teenagers.