Thursday, April 23, 2009

Roses for Our Lady-Saying the Rosary with Little Children

Month of the Rosary

Kimberlee at Pondered in My Heart shared this wonderfully creative way to help little children learn, and take a special part in the devotion to the Holy Rosary. She has provided all the links and directions she used for this activity at her blog---I will not share them here---I want you to head over to Pondered in My Heart and meet this beautiful family for yourselves.
It is so simple, yet so meaningful. I explained to the children that saying a Hail Mary is like sending a beautiful rose to Our Blessed Mother. I made a red set of ten roses for Kimberly and a set of blue roses for Luke. I also made each a bigger white rose, that represents the Our Father prayer as we say the rosary.
The link to the mysteries of the Rosary printables can be found here. We have started "learning" to say the Rosary, saying one decade at a time. This is just for my 3 and 4 year old. We also try to say the whole Rosary as a family in the evening.

When we say a Hail Mary, Kim and Luke each put a rose at the base of our Lady of Grace statue.
When we finished just one decade, we were so pleased to see how many roses we had sent to Mary with our prayers.
Grace is also working hard with our cards depicting each mystery, learning all four Mysteries in order. (I have written 1-5 on the back of each card so she can check her success.)
I have also gotten each child this coloring book.
This is a wonderful coloring book to help learn the meaning of each mystery.


Ruth said...

Absolutely beautiful, Joann! I wish I could make those. I wouldn't know where to begin :-(

Anonymous said...

Oh My ! These roses are just beautiful Joann ! I do wish I could do handi work like that . Thank You for sharing .

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

I love this! I don't crochet, but I plan on starting this with regular fake roses. Great pictures, too :-)

Jamie Jo said...

I love this idea, I also do not know how to crochet, but could use some pre-made roses, right?

Jennifer G. said...

Where did you find those mystery images for the cards? I was just thinking about making something like that this morning and I just stumbled across your blog via! If you don't mind emailing me in case I forget to check back in your comments section, that would be great!!! :)

Jennifer G. said...

Nevermind! In my blog-hopping this morning, I came across them! Sorry to clog up your comments! Have a blessed day!

Joy said...

Oh what a beautiful idea!

Alicia said...

I am going to start making roses right away! This is definitely Providential, have been wondering how to help my little ones pray with me ;) Thank you!