Friday, May 10, 2013

Reviewing the Sacraments- Confession

Back here I showed the pop out Divine Mercy beads that I made with my students.

However, we didn't finish the study there, I just haven't taken the time to blog the rest.  We used Divine Mercy Sunday as a spring board to review the Sacrament of Confession.

God's mercy is what enables us to be forgiven.  How important it is to teach kids about the connection between sorrow for sin, repentance, God's mercy, and the Sacrament of Confession!

Here is a great coloring page of the image of Divine Mercy:
 We colored it and then attached it in our Sheen Notebooks with a "hinge."  This is one of my favorite ways to add things in a notebook.  It isn't messy, pages don't stick together, you can see the back and front of the page, and you can add something underneath it.  All we did was trim the coloring page a little smaller than the notebook page and then taped it on with two small pieces of scotch tape on the right hand side of the picture.  It then opens like on a hinge, as you can see here:
 There you can see the Divine Mercy Beads from an earlier post, neatly hidden (and therefor not spilling out of the notebook).    On the back of the coloring page, we took notes after talking about St. Faustina and the image of Divine Mercy:
 When you open up the hinge all of the way, you can see that the next thing that we added was a children's guide to Confession.  I am using the one provided by our Diocese, which you can find here.

  It is taped like a hinge on the left side, and therefore can open up like this (where there is an examination of conscience) and also can be flipped over to the back where there are steps for going to confession.
 Underneath the guide to Confession is a little review worksheet from this great site, which has tons of printables about Divine Mercy.  We used this one that compares the Confession to detox for the soul.
Lots of layers, lots of info, and definitely something that I plan to use in the future to prepare kids for receiving the Sacrament!


  1. This activity was perfect! Thank you so much Katie! God bless!

    1. So glad it was helpful! I just used this again this week with my students, and it was great for them to be reminded of God's mercy. Thanks!

  2. Wow! Awesome. I teach about the Divine Mercy with our Prayer Group of 100 students. This is such a great way to involve the kids and give them something to take home.

    1. Wow! 100 kids! Bless your work, and I'm glad this was helpful!