Day #4 of blogging - Time to finally share Skipper's First Holy Communion notebook he worked on all last year.
Notebooks are fun to do with kids. You do bits at a time, and you can adapt it to the skill level of the child. One can write, do narration, color, draw, etc. and each produce a unique piece.
For Skipper's FHC notebook, I divided the year into Our Faith, Salvation History, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (post to come), and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion (post to come). Since he struggles with handwriting, he personalized his notebook through narration, choosing the cardstock, the folder, the images, and using stickers. If your child likes to draw, color, or write that would make for an even more personalized notebook.
The Cover Page
All the notebook pages were a heavier cardstock, three-holed punched, and stuck in a one inch binder. For the cover, I used this image and added the title myself in a picture editor.
Skipper looked up the saints for his name and narrated the stories to me to type. He added images of each saint as well (and you can't miss those stickers!).
It was a simple cut and paste, but we read and talked about it as well.
Skipper's picture, Psalm 139:13-16, hand and globe picture, and title.
Baptism picture, picture of baptism candle, description of Skipper's baptism, and what baptism is in Skipper's own words.
Glory Be prayer, title, and a simple cut and paste craft.
Picture of Mary, title, who Mary is in Skipper's own words, Hail Mary prayer.
(Ignore Skipper's obvious lack of planning on this page.)
Guardian angel picture, Angel of God prayer, title, who a guardian angel is to Skipper.
What the Bible is in Skipper's words, title, picture.
Copy work time! I was so proud of Skipper's handwriting here. He kept at it until it was done, and wrote so neatly - a real feat after struggling so long with writing.