I am so excited to be a part of this new collaborative blog for teachers searching for religious materials to share with their students! When Charlotte approached me about being a part of this, I did not hesitate to say "Yes!" It is so difficult to find age appropriate religious material for our littlest learners and I am so happy to share my ideas!
In the Catholic church, October is the month of the rosary. I KNOW that I am super late on sharing this rosary packet, but before I post and share any of my materials, I try it out in my classroom; working out the bugs and mistakes I USUALLY make in my original prototypes! :)
The rosary is such a MYSTERY to little ones. In our school, we pray a living rosary at the beginning of October and then are required to pray at least one decade of the rosary sometime during the month. I want my students to understand and begin to enjoy this beautiful prayer, so I have broken the prayers down into chunks and we take them one prayer at a time and discuss what each prayer means. I assigned a symbol to each prayer: A house and hands for OUR FATHER, Mary and Baby Jesus for HAIL MARY, and a dove for the GLORY BE.
I found a beautiful coloring page of the rosary on the Catholic Mom website. You can find that coloring sheet HERE. I also used Charlotte's BEAUTIFUL drawing of our Holy Mother, Mary in the packet, too!
Peace and blessings,