We made a "cloud" of the Saints this year for All Saint's Day. My kiddos just loved it -- yes, mostly because there were markers (!) and scissors (!) and glue (!) -- but also because they were fascinated with hearing about the Saints' lives and seeing a visual representation of them up in Heaven with Jesus.
Even I couldn't resist sitting down and coloring a few pictures myself. ;)
We (well, mommy) chose a blend of familiar, favorite Saints and some that are new-to-us.
I'm leaving it up for the month of November as we learn about these heroic men and women of the faith.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Blessed Mother Teresa
Blessed John Paul II
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
St. Charles Borromeo
St. Martin de Porres
St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Gianna Beretta Molla
St. Josephine Bakhita
- Large white paper (could also use parchment paper)
- Construction paper
- Crayons/markers/colored pencils/paint
- Cotton balls (if you have a paper plate handy, you may want to squeeze the glue out on to the plate so the kids can just dip the cotton ball into it)
Tip: if you use white school glue for the pictures, be sure to use sparingly and only around the edges. A few of our pictures got ruined because the glue made all the color bleed out!
Note: if you are looking for something more basic for the 2-4 year old crowd, we've done this simpler version in past years with great success.
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