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Tools for Children

We have a growing library of resources available to share the Word with the children in your life.

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Stories of Grace for Kids

We are so pleased to offer you this labor of love! There are two versions of our Stories of Grace children's study. In both versions, you will find the same scripture for each day of the women's version. Then, there are some wondering questions for you and your child to ponder together. Later, while you're journaling, children of all ages have room to write their hearts, too. In the primary version, the questions are simpler and the lines are larger. In the big kids' version, upper elementary children have a chance to do some pretty detailed lectio divina, appropriate for the age. together, you can memorize the same verses and your children will have the same beautiful calligraphy pages to inspire their Scripture memory work as you do. And, there are puzzles you can all work on together (or your whiz kid can solve before you do;-).

We love knowing that this book and these children's journals will find their way into your home this fall and we can all listen closely to the stories Jesus told and hear Him with our hearts.

You can download both versions here, as our gift to your family.


Rooted in Hope for Kids

Here, you'll find the same heroes of the faith that are in the adult version, only the stories are more complete. (You might even consider printing one for yourself as an addendum to your journal.) Then, there are "I wonder" questions to inspire great conversations with your children and to help all of you with your journaling.

There are lectio divina pages designed with children in mind, more complex for the older kids, a little simpler for the younger.

We introduce the Saint Andrew Christmas prayer and we give your children beads to color as they pray.

Puzzles for the younger crowd are simpler and include Word Banks. Older children have more complex puzzles.

Every Sunday, children will have Mass Response sheets to take with them to church or to complete following Mass.

IMPORTANT: Please note that these journals correlate with the 2017 version of Rooted in Hope. Also, there’s a typo in the big kids’ book that means you have to use three Es in a word in one of the puzzles. Our sincerest apologies.


Lenten Resources for Children

We love digging into the Word with our children beside us and we hope these tools help you to do that with your children this Lent