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.

You can buy a copy of Goodnight Jesus from Ancient Faith’s webstore.




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.

Get the FREE lesson plan for KISSES MEAN LOVE here

Bonus: Print out these free icon coloring sheets for extra fun!


Kindergarten – Upper Elementary

Have a scavenger hunt for the icons mentioned in Goodnight Jesus. How many can you find in your parish or home?

Get the FREE lesson plan for ICON SCAVENGER HUNT here

Bonus: Use this lesson to learn more about where icons are placed in your church.


Upper Elementary

Meet the Saints and icons featured in Goodnight Jesus. Why were they chosen? See if your answer matches mine.

Get the FREE lesson plan for MEET THE SAINTS here

Bonus: Get some free printable work books about the Saints.