First Friday and First Saturday Devotion
A devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary was a BIG DEAL years ago. Now (at least in my area) these special days often seem to be overlooked and even forgotten. I've heard of schools that take time off from teaching to have the kids go to Mass every First Friday. That's sooo awesome!! It's wonderful to see some schools do that! But if your kids are not lucky enough to go to a school that holds such a monumental sense of importance for First Friday or if you homeschool like me you need to be sure your kids understand the importance of going to Mass on First Friday, as well as, First Saturday.
Charts to Keep Track!
Here are a few printable charts for the children. With these printables the children can keep track of the the First Fridays and First Saturdays which they have finished the requirements. Choose the one(s) you like best for your situation. The children can add a check mark or a star next to the months they have completed.
Craft a Fancy Chart to keep track!
Use the above black and white charts to make a fun craft!!
You will need:
You can make the simple paper printables into a craft if you wish! Have the kids color a paper plate with "rays of light".
Than color the hearts on the chart printable. Now cut out the hearts and glue them to the plate. Now, glue the months onto the rays around the hearts.
Decorate the plate with glitter, squines, etc, if you wish.
As they complete the requirements each month the children can mark,
high-light, or decorate that month's label on the plate.
These charts and crafts will help them to remember to go to Mass and pray with a prepared heart.
Hang them in a prominent spot so they can serve as a good remember during the passing months.