Teaching Children to Give

Today it was snowy and cold outside. No one wanted to go out and play, but the kids needed some exercise. So we had our own walk-a-thon!! (more…)

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Elevation of the Cross – Peg Dolls

I am so excited to share this activity with you! It was so much fun making these dolls! I wanted my kids and students to have a visual for the Elevation of the Cross story, so I decided to make peg dolls. What is that, you say?  It is a doll made out of a clothespin or a wooden peg. (more…)

Elevation of the Cross – Part 2 – Activities

Today I have some fun activities for you to do with your children and/or students! These activities might be something you have out for the children to do while waiting for the rest of the class to come down from communion or have students do these activities in rotating centers. For us, we never know how long we’ll have in class since the kids watch the procession, so I try to have multiple activities that I can quickly use if I need to fill time. Today I have 3 activities to share! (more…)

Elevation of the Holy Cross – September 14 – Part 1

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Greetings! As the days are quickly growing longer and school is about to start, I always think of my Yiayia (grandma). Why? Because it reminds me of going to her house after church in the fall and her giving me bags full of vegetables from her garden. The aroma of the plants, dirt and basil greets you at the end of her driveway. She always had small pots of basil to give to others and she always gave me some around this time of year. We also would get a sprig of basil from church, too. What does basil have to do with this special feast day?  Read this story and you’ll find out! 🙂 (more…)

Happy Birthday Theotokos! September 8

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I know it might seem a bit early to post about a date in September, but you know it will be here before you know it!  Whenever school starts, I’m reminded that it is a new liturgical year. And we kick of this new year with the feast, Nativity of the Theotokos on September 8. If you’re like me, you might not have grown up knowing all about the Feast Days (there’s 12 of them, in case you’re wondering. 😉 ). (more…)

Mixing Colors in a Bubbly Soup of Goup

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day we’ve been talking a lot about the color green. I gave each kid a tray of baking soda and a cup of blue and a cup of yellow vinegar. I wanted them to learn about mixing colors while learning about chemical reactions. (more…)

Engaging Children in Prayer: Make a personalized prayer book!

When my first child was young I had made her a book of photos of the family. She loved looking at the photo book and it would keep her busy for quite awhile. I haven’t gotten around to making an updated one until this week. I was inspired by other blogs that I saw online where they had photos of people that they pray for on poster board. I thought it would be neat to make my kids their own prayer books. (more…)

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