5 Tips to Help KIDS Focus at Mass

 

Our kids range from 21 years down to 7 years old. Here are a couple tips we have found that have helped kids focus at Mass.

1. Mass Mantra in the Van

When the kids were a lot younger, I found myself kind of overwhelmed at Mass with them, especially when Bill was travelling and I was going it alone…with the kids. Church is only a 5 minute drive away, but I found that when I took the time to list ‘the rules’ and get the kids to repeat them after me, sometimes a look or one word could reign them back in. After 21 years of parenting, I still haven’t achieved the look my mother-in-law mastered that could keep even the most wiggly boy in check at Church, but our Mass Mantra has helped….along with the odd bout of bribery good behavior reward after Mass.

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DIY Heirloom Play Mass Set

It’s hard to believe that Adam is going to be seven this week!

Last year, I made a Play Mass kit for Adam…and I love the way it turned out!

I put a quick little ‘how-to’ craft kit for you with information for my favorite wood supply store…complete with an itemized purchase list to make it easy for you. See below…

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DIY Heirloom Child Chasuble

We made this Heirloom Play Mass Kit for Adam last year…

He was doing fine with his Play Mass Kit, but I decided to make him his own priest vestment…a Chasuble.

I bought a metre of no-wrinkle white fabric, some ribbon and some ribbon-sized heat bond (iron-on adhesive).

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NEW! Holy Communion Reader Craft Kit

Sacraments with the Saints!

A few weeks ago we made our Reconciliation Reader: Sacraments with the Saints Craft Kit available as a PDF for you to share in the classroom or within your family.

We are pleased to show you this much anticipated

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Journal Stamps for Mass Missals

You may have seen the launch of our new product line: Prayer Impressions Journal Stamps over at our Arma Dei Shoppe. They’ve been very popular! It looks like lots of people have found them helpful to transform their Prayer Journals, Bible Journaling, Bullet Journals, Daytimers and Calendars!

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The Play Mass Kit

The Play Mass Kit

PDF Download: $2

This kit contains itemized ordering information and special tips to compile your own wooden Play Mass Kit. Wooden pieces are purchased from a US wood company.

The Play Mass Kit offers itemized ordering information from our favorite wood company to compile your own heirloom wooden Play Mass Kit easily for about $20! Special tips are presented in a picture tutorial within the kit!

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Vintage Miniature Play Mass Set

You might remember the Play Mass Kit I put together a couple weeks ago and the pictures of Adam ‘playing Mass’.

There’s even a craft kit to help you order the pieces and assemble your own wooden Mass Kit!

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Lace-Up Missal in English and Spanish

Lace-Up Missal

PDF Download: $13

This illustrated folded paper church template includes the main responses of the people at Mass. Printed, folded and hole-punched, a child can thread the lace through the responses, keeping them focused (and their little hands busy) at Mass.

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Blessing for the Mass Kit, and all who play with it

We had an eventful weekend, hosting good friends from out of town, attending the Lift Jesus Higher Rally: Unshakable Kingdom as a vendor, selling the Super Saints for the first time at a Toronto event and hosting our good friend Fr Roger for dinner.

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Color Me Catholic

Color Me Catholic

PDF Downloadable: $13

Instructions and templates to create 10 mini-booklets, each offering 8 mini coloring pages of treasured Vessels, Vestments & Symbols, Church Furnishings, Parts of the Mass and Sacraments & Sacramentals plus 8 pages of phrases from the New Roman Missal Mass in sequential order.

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