At Home with Jesus the Teacher

Jesus the Teacher plush figure

It’s not a surprise that the “Jesus the Teacher” figure created by Loyola Press as part of the Adaptive Finding God program for children with special needs has been quite a hit! What’s so impressive are some of the creative ideas that our Loyola Press customers have come up with for using the Jesus the Teacher figure with children and families.

One customer shares that she has arranged for every child in her class to take the Jesus the Teacher figure home for a week and arrange a special place of prayer in their home in which the figure is placed. The family is encouraged to spend some time sharing how they find Jesus in their home, how they can share Jesus with others, how they spend time with Jesus, and how they can be like Jesus.

Another customer shares that she bought a Jesus the Teacher figure for each of her grandchildren and embroidered the children’s names on their figures as a way of telling the children that Jesus always keeps them in his heart and reminding them to keep Jesus in their hearts.

What other uses have you found or might suggest for families to make use of Jesus the Teacher in their homes?

About Joe Paprocki 2742 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

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