I really loved the original Catholic ABCs Preschool Curriculum book that Lacy from Catholic Icing came out with back in 2011. My children were all beyond preschool then, but I had gotten to know Lacy online and was a big fan of her site.
More recently, for several years, Lacy had expressed a desire to update the Catholic ABCs Preschool Curriculum. When labor and shipping issues became a problem during the pandemic, it became necessary to stop having the printed curriculum available. It was a conundrum for a while about what we were going to do to make sure people continued to have access to the program.
The Updated and Expanded Catholic ABCs Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum
Sometimes, exciting things come out of difficult situations. Out of those uncontrollable circumstances, we now have a brand new Catholic ABCs Curriculum for Preschool and Kindergarten that Lacy and I created together!
As part of the improvements, the well-loved preschool curriculum, Catholic ABCs, has been converted to an online curriculum!
Don’t worry – we know children already get plenty of screen time. The online program is for parents and teachers to access the materials to use with children. The online portion is not for students but rather a huge resource of materials for parents and teachers to download, print, and use.
The new program was launched on August 8, 2022, and completed in late January 2023. It is a greatly expanded and improved version of the old Catholic ABCs book with some of the same favorite saints plus new saints. We also put an emphasis on making sure that we had a similar number of male and female saints as well as adding in saints from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Catholic ABCs is a hands-on curriculum full of crafts, printables, worksheets, saints, learning, and more for preschoolers and kindergartners. There are over 2,000 pages that you can use over the course of multiple school years!
Don’t be intimidated by the sound of “over 2,000 pages.” We purposefully made the program large enough to meet a variety of people’s needs. We don’t expect anyone to use all 2,000+ pages. However, we are confident that you’ll still get more than your money’s worth, even if you only use parts of the curriculum.
The program is more inclusive than ever, featuring printable crafts, worksheets, activities, and more, making it a great option for teaching Religion to preschoolers and kindergartners! Much of the program would even be perfect for most first graders, as well as a great supplement for 2nd graders.
What to Expect in the Catholic ABCs Curriculum
The Catholic ABCs program includes SO much material! You can easily use this over the course of more than one school year if you want.
Everything included is digital and downloadable. Nothing will be mailed to you, so you will print only the materials you want to use.
Materials Included in the Catholic ABCs Curriculum
Materials for the same types of lessons and unit studies were previously included in the Catholic ABCs Curriculum Book – but featuring SO MUCH MORE than was ever included before! This is truly the full program that we would have loved to have had when our kids were younger!
Printable Catholic Crafts for Preschool and Kindergarten (Suitable for 1st – 2nd Grade as Well)
There are 26 printable Catholic crafts, one for each letter of the alphabet, that Lacy made especially for this program. In addition to these, there are also crafts included in other parts of the program.
There is a wide variety of types of crafts using various skills and materials. Crafts are included for:
- A is for Angel
- B is for Bible
- C is for Crucifix
- D is for Divine Mercy
- E is for Eat (this is Communion-themed)
- F is for Fatima
- G is for Grotto
- H is for Holy Spirit
- I is for Immaculate Heart
- J is for Jesus
- K is for King
- L is for Liturgical Year
- M is for Monstrance
- N is for Nun
- O is for Offering Box
- P is for Prayer
- Q is for Queen
- R is for Rosary
- S is for Saint
- T is for Trinity
- U is for Upper Room
- V is for Vatican
- W is for Water (this is Baptism-themed)
- X is for eXalt
- Y is for Yes
- Z is for naZareth
All 26 of the Catholic Letter of the Week Packets
There is a 35-page packet for each letter of the alphabet, which includes handwriting pages, saint and religious coloring pages, mini books, letter recognition activities, and more.
These packets are the packets that make up my Catholic Letter of the Week A – Z program. If you purchased each of those letter packets individually, it would cost only a little less than this whole Catholic ABCs program! So you’re really saving by purchasing the whole curriculum together.
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Featured Saint for Each Letter of the Alphabet
Each featured saint has a Saint ABC card about them, a stand-up saint craft, a mini book about the saint, a coloring page, an activity page, and cut apart puzzle.
Efforts were made to include a similar number of male and female saints, as well as saints from around the world.
Saints included as featured saints:
- A is for Saint Agatha Kim A-gi
- B is for Saint Josephine Bakhita
- C is for Blessed Carlo Acutis
- D is for Saint Juan Diego
- E is for Saint Edith Stein
- F is for Saint Florian
- G is for Saint Gertrude of Nivelles
- H is for Saint Helena
- I is for Saint Isidore the Farmer
- J is for Saint Joseph
- K is for Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
- L is for Blessed Laura Vicuña
- M is for Saint Martin de Porres
- N is for Saint Nicholas
- O is for Saint Olga
- P is for Saint Patrick
- Q is for Mary, Queen of Heaven
- R is for Saint Rafqa
- S is for Saint Simon Stock
- T is for Saint Teresa of Calcutta
- U is for Our Lady Undoer of Knots
- V is for Saint Valentine
- W is for Saint William of Perth
- X is for Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Y is for Saint Yves
- Z is for Saint Zita
Six Unit Studies to Use Throughout the Year
Each unit study includes a lesson, at least one printable craft or activity, activity pages, counting books, themed playdough mats for counting activities, and more.
Unit Studies include:
- The Good Shepherd
- Days of Creation
- Fishers of Men
- Advent and Christmas
All Saints’ Day Pack
The Catholic Daily Learning Notebook and Coloring Pages Packet
- Daily learning pages
- Identify the day of the week
- Identify or write out the date
- Write how many days they have been in school – both writing it out as a number, such as 124, and then breaking it down into hundreds, tens, and ones
- Identify which season it currently is
- Pick the liturgical season
- Write out today’s feast day
- Two saint coloring pages per month
- And more
Other Printables Included in the Catholic ABCs Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum
- Saint ABC cards in two different sizes for displaying featuring each of the 26 featured “Saint of the Week” saints
- Scripture memory cards for A – Z
- Liturgical Year Wheel Craft
- Art Cards for A – Z
- Two Sets of Playdough Mats for Each Letter of the Alphabet
- Book list for A – Z
- Snack lists for A – Z
- An Exclusive Discount Code for the Catholic Icing Monthly Membership – This is great for adding seasonally-specific liturgical year displays and activities to your home or classroom
- And More!
There are over 2,000 pages of printable pages in this curriculum, and it can be used over multiple school years!
Catholic Preschool and Kindergarten Materials by Moms and Educators
Both Lacy and Angie are former homeschoolers and have both had years of experience producing educational and religious materials for children and families on their sites, Catholic Icing and Real Life at Home. Both Lacy and Angie also spent many years teaching preschool at the homeschool co-ops they attended with their children.
Angie has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with extra courses specifically in kindergarten education, in order to earn a kindergarten endorsement. She also has a master’s degree in special education. Angie previously taught in the public school setting in kindergarten and as an elementary school librarian (on a teaching contract). She later worked through the state of Indiana as a developmental therapist for young children with developmental delays and disabilities.
What People Are Saying about the Catholic ABCs Curriculum
“Wow! What a great curriculum collection! I spent several years in the public school setting working in kindergarten. For my own kids I wanted to use a strong curriculum similar to what I used there, yet wanted it to be knitted together with aspects of the faith. This does just that. The variety ensures each individual student can be reached. There is plenty of material to use with my little ones for two years of preschool and on into kindergarten. I am so glad I found it as I begin teaching my first preschooler!” – Debbie B.
“We just completed our first week of preschool with my 3-year-old and he absolutely loved it! He kept asking if we were doing preschool over the weekend, which was so precious to hear since this is my first time homeschooling! There is soo much included in this curriculum, so it is very customizable to my child’s age and development. It took a little while to go through it all to figure out what I needed to start but once I figured that out lesson planning became so simple because of the provided lists. Thank y’all for putting this all together and for making it so cohesive.” – Jacqueline K.
“This program is such a blessing! Thank you for sharing your talent and gifts with the rest of us mommas.” – Vinessa C.
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