Tiny Thomists – Free Religion Lessons for Young Catholics

Tiny-Thomists-Header-1Tiny Thomists is a new project from The Dominican Institute focusing on catechesis for young Catholics.

According to the website, Each bi-weekly .pdf download features a two week lesson plan designed by professional, Catholic educators that includes the following:

  • A “Simplified Summa” sentence from the Summa Theologica to memorize.
  • A Lectio Divina Bible verse to reflect on.
  • A Story of a Saint for each week to ask for their intercession.
  • A “Saintly situation” to read together that challenges your children to live virtuously.
  • A “Read to me” story where emerging readers can read the truths of Catholic doctrine to you.
  • The Gospel in Kid’s Speak which is a weekly addition to the Tiny Thomists formation program. Now you can read the Sunday Gospel with your young children and they can understand!

On top of these, there will be additional

  • Coloring pages
  • Family games
  • Activities
  • Arts and Crafts Ideas
  • and much, much more!

The sample issue I downloaded was for the first two weeks of Lent. It focused on redemptive sacrifice and facing temptations. One would definitely want to print out the .pdf pages in order to sit with your children and share the stories, but it offers quality catechesis in an easy-to-use format. Parents can choose to share as much or as little as they wish. The target age range for these stories and activities is Kindergarten – Grade 3.

For more information and to sign up for the Free subscription, please visit: http://dominicaninstitute.com/tinythomists/

Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com