The words and pictures in Goodnight Jesus may be simple but they draw from deep wells of knowledge and tradition about our faith.
These lessons are designed to help children explore some of the topics introduced in Goodnight Jesus. These can be used in Church School classes, by homeschoolers, or by parents at home. I’ve given age ranges for each lesson but they are flexible enough to be used with wide age ranges.
For each lesson I’ve also included links to some bonus materials.
KISSES MEAN LOVE
Why do we kiss icons of the Saints? Because we love them! You’ll also meet some of the Saints in icons and talk about why you love them.
Bonus: Print out these free icon coloring sheets for extra fun!
ICON SCAVENGER HUNT
Kindergarten – Upper Elementary
Have a scavenger hunt for the icons mentioned in Goodnight Jesus. How many can you find in your parish or home?
Bonus: Use this lesson to learn more about where icons are placed in your church.