Examen for Children


One of the hallmarks of Ignatian prayer is the daily Examen—a prayerful way to review the day to recognize God’s presence and movement in our everyday lives. This prayer is easily adaptable to children and can serve as a great tool for introducing young people to a regular awareness of God.

Use the video below to pray the Examen for Children.

Explore every day with God by reading The Examen Book by Paul Mitchell, with illustrations by Katie Broussard.

The Examen Book Prayer Card by Katie Broussard

Children’s Activities

Examen Scramble
Unscramble the words of each sentence to see the steps of the Examen prayer.

Printable Examen Activities
Download Feelings Face and I Am Grateful activities to explore elements of the Examen.