This week, I had better follow through, so I have one awesome activity to go along with this week's bulletin.
The Saint of the week is Saint Joseph of Arimathea. He was a secret disciple of Jesus who didn't really come into the picture until after Jesus' death when he offered his tomb for Jesus' burial. After that, Saint Joseph travelled and preached and is also credited with starting the first church in Glastonbury (England--I think...I worry that this is wrong, but it's late and I'm not going to look it up--so if you know more, please educate us all in the comments).
All of that is either sad or boring (in the eyes of children of course--I am riveted :)). So, I focused on a fun legend about Saint Joseph. He was out walking and stuck his walking stick in the ground when he was ready to retire for the night. The walking stick miraculously grew roots and flowered (I believe this happened at Glastonbury as well--according to legend). For our activity this week, Curly made a miraculously flowering walking stick.
CRAFT-IVITY for Saint Joseph of Arimathea
We started by coloring and cutting out "flowers." We made three random giant flower-type shapes. I used paper that was only colored on one side to help the miracle be more convincing...you'll see what I mean in a moment.
|This is her "It's a MIRACLE" face!|
|Aren't the flowers beautiful!|
A.1.2011.8.28.22nd Ordinary.catholic Kids Bulletin