Here are some of the resources we love and use in our home when preparing a child for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion!
Jesus Time Card – This simple tool teaches young children how to have personal prayer time, $2 download!
Patron Saint of First Communicants: The Story of Blessed Imelda Lambertini – I cried at the end of this book. So good! Use code KatieCatholic-15 for 15% off of the book at the link.
Daily Examen Notepad: I love the “roses and thorns” method for teaching the daily examen to young children, especially leading up to First Reconciliation!
Holy Mass: On Earth As It Is In Heaven – We absolutely love these lego catechisms, including The Catechism of the Seven Sacraments book by the same authors. I also love the inexpensive Pocket Guide to Reconciliation from the same author!
Adoration Journal for Kids – My kids love using this on their visits to Eucharistic Adoration!
“Let the Children Come to Me” – Every child needs to hear Blessed Imelda’s beautiful story, and we love this short dramatized audio version!
First Communion & First Penance Lapbooks – These paper doll sets are super handy for sacramental practice or just faith formation in general!
Stories of the Blessed Sacrament – Another favorite item of my kids to bring along to the adoration chapel or personal prayer time.
Heavenly Hosts: Eucharistic Miracles for Kids – I can’t tell you how much we love the stories in this book. They leave such a powerful impression leading up to First Holy Communion.
“Blessed” First Communion & First Reconciliation DVDs – These are short, entertaining animated segments rife with content to help with sacramental prep discussions. Renewed & Received are sacramental preparation programs from Ascension Press. I’ve only seen short excerpts, but they also look wonderful.
Renewed by Jesus: My Guide to Reconciliation – This is a great resource to use for examination of conscience and other helpful preparatory reading leading up to Confession.
The Mass Unit Study – This beautiful resource by Into the Deep is such a gentle, reverent, catechetical exploration of the Holy Mass. Another favorite way to prep my children for their First Holy Communion.