Set of ten templates
Free PDF download
The ten templates in the download may be printed out as originals that can photocopied or re-printed as you wish for use in your parish or school.
5 lightly lined sheets with borders reflecting the themes of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: the True Vine, the cross, the nativity, prophetic and angelic announcements, plus 5 practice sheets for learning the strokes, lower and upper case letters of Italic writing.
This small globe fits perfectly into the palm of the hand of a 9-12 year old. It reminds us to hold the earth and all its people in our hands and heart as we pass it around for our intercessory prayers.
This Earth Marble is made from recycled glass, and is geographically accurate with amazing detail. More than 50 rivers, forests, icecaps, deserts, and shadow relief mountain ranges are visible.
After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium.
Scripture Booklets isolate texts particularly appropriate for children and presents them with one verse per page so that attention can be given to each idea in the text. The texts were chosen by Sofia Cavalletti. Simply illustrated with only one drawing in each booklet so the child’s reflection will be encouraged but not limited by the artwork.
The color of the covers follows the coding of Sofia’s own hardbound set.
Buy Scripture Booklets Sets I and II together and save $30. This new edition matches the materials of the Level I and II atriums, plus the parables of Level III. Smaller size, laminated covers, new calligraphy and art work, and a Spanish translation in the back make this affordable new edition more attractive and usable than ever.
A Mandalynth is a focus tool traced with a stylus.
Tracing isolates the hand-to-eye coordination. This forces the mind to focus because you must pay attention to what you are doing. You stop analyzing and become quietly observant.
In short, once you begin tracing you begin meditating.
Religious symbols are also an aid to prayer and interfaith education. (Lotus – Buddhist. Star of David – Jewish. Trinity and Crosses – Christian)
“Open” Mandalynth card designs feature Celtic Art that is gentle and flowing to ease and calm the mind. “Open” Mandalynth card designs are best for stress, anxiety, and panic. (Celtic Twists, Celtic Trinity)
“Medium” Celtic Art Mandalynths feature designs that are slightly complex to trace. They make you focus a bit, but still have a nice flow. “Medium” Mandalynth designs are best for ADD, ADHD, and high-functioning autism. They are also best for “ruminating” minds that obsess and fixate until they create anxiety. (Celtic Star of David, Celtic Lotus)
“Tight” Celtic Art Mandalynths are very complex and challenging to trace. They are not relaxing, but some people love intensity. “Tight” Mandalynth designs are excellent for gifted minds and puzzle-solvers. Low-functioning autism has also responded well to this category. (Celtic Cross)
Christian children in the sensitive period for history and finding their place in the world are ready and eager to see a history of Christianity timeline. Many of these children have friends and family members connected to more than one denomination. How are these denominations connected? There are Christians throughout the world. When and how did Christianity spread from the Holy Land to all the continents? How are world history and the history of Christianity intertwined? Who are some of the great Saints and when did they live? How is our faith represented in art and architecture throughout history?
These and other questions the children have asked begin to be explored on our new History of Christianity Timeline.