Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Crowning of Mary
During the Month of May -- a month both named for and dedicated to Mary -- Catholics have long honored her by placing a crown on her image. The tradition in the United States and many other countries has been for school children to have a "May Crowning" ceremony, with a procession, pretty dresses and a wreath of fresh flowers that one child gets to place on the statue. A song for these festivals, "Bring Flowers of the Fairest", with its refrain "O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May..." has been a familiar favorite for generations.
Here are some activities to help you celebrate the Crowning of Mary:
campus.udayton.edu- Scroll down to “Ways to Celebrate Mary’s Month” & “May Crowning Suggestions”
catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- May Crowning
catholiccusisine.blogspot.com- May Crowning food ideas
americancatholic.org- ideas for all ages with a coloring book
Mary is the Mother of Our Church- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets
Rosary- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc.
Rosary Lapbooks- is a creative way for children to record information they are learning and create attractive presentations of that information, as well as use the information to study.
The Catholic Toolbox- Hail Mary Activities
Coloring, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc.
Mary is the Mother of Our Church File Folder Game- The objective of the game is to answer questions about Mary to receive a letter tile and spell Mary.
Hail Mary File Folder Game- How well do you know the prayer Hail Mary? Work your way around the game board and find out!