Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Teaching the Eucharist to Children

I put together this lesson on the Eucharist with a little zine for our kids at church. I tried to make the book appropriate for a broad age range. It simply explains the Eucharist, with quotes from the services, and bubbles telling the children ways they can participate in the Liturgy, with an image to color on each page.

It prints on one page. Fold the paper in half, in half again and in half again, then cut  just the center vertical fold. Then you can fold it into a zine. Better fold and cutting instructions here or here. I love this easy zine template and make books for my kids frequently with it. Grab the png below to make your own. Print it at actual size (not scale to fit) for the folds to line up correctly.


Rusty Gramm said...

We absolutely love this, but when we went to print it, it doesn't fit on a sheet of paper. I don't think I can edit it to fit. Any chance this could be fixed?

Laura Wilson said...

Hi Rusty - your printer/application is telling you it won't fit because the pdf includes the margin in the image. But that's okay, tell it to print 100% anyway, even if it says some will be cropped. The only thing it will crop out is the white edge of the margin. You should be able to print it like this with an application like Adobe Acrobat (which you can download for free if you dob't already have it: If you shrink it to fit on the page, the fold lines won't line up correctly when you fold the paper in quarters.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you still have trouble.