Faithful Beginnings

Faith-based early childhood education activities and ideas to get your child ready for kindergarten.



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Faithful Beginnings
|Holidays20 November 2020 (updated)

The Best Daily Advent Books for Kids and Families

Here is a list of Advent books providing a range of moments and conversations to spark meaningful and joyful Christmas traditions.

Nina Simone
Nina Simone
Faithful Beginnings
|Children & Parents19 October 2020 (updated)

How to Enjoy Church at Home With Kids, Part 1

Josie Ortega shares ideas for parents to make church at home enjoyable and nourishing for the whole family.

Josie Ortega
Josie Ortega

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Faithful Beginnings
|Health & Physical Development19 October 2020 (updated)

Have Fun With Play Dough!

Have fun with play dough! Use rolling pins and tools for molding and shaping dough. Talk to your child about…

Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson
Faithful Beginnings
|Children & Parents,Holidays19 October 2020 (updated)

The Right Amount of Halloween Fright

Halloween can be a great time of year for preschoolers, but sometimes it can be scary, too. Here are some ways to keep the celebration.

Josie Ortega
Josie Ortega
Faithful Beginnings
|Children & Parents,Holidays19 October 2020 (updated)

Living Lent With Kids

Learn about great Lenten traditions and how they will enhance your family Easter celebration this year!

Josie Ortega
Josie Ortega
Faithful Beginnings
|Holidays19 October 2020 (updated)

Share the Easter Story With Kids of All Ages

With COVID-19 moving all worship services to home church, parents have a new opportunity to share the Easter story with their kids. Read on for Nina Simone's tips to share the Easter story with kids of all ages.

Nina Simone
Nina Simone
Faithful Beginnings
|Children & Parents19 October 2020 (updated)

Church at Home, Part 2: Praying With Kids

Josie Ortega describes how to set up a lovely space for praying with kids, and how to read the Bible together in a joyful, peaceful way.

Josie Ortega
Josie Ortega
Faithful Beginnings
|Holidays19 October 2020 (updated)

Three Reasons to Celebrate Epiphany

Josie Ortega and her family celebrate Epiphany by closing out the Christmas season with a multicultural, forward-looking Three Kings Day.  

Josie Ortega
Josie Ortega