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!





5 comments:

Gardenia said...

Great resources. thanks so much. I love coming to your blog because you've got such superb ideas! I can't wait til May !

Amazing_Grace said...

Gardenia-
Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you like my ideas.

((hugs))

Gardenia said...

thanks for stopping by yesterday. I posted today about your Good Shepherd lesson plans. We've just started with the coloring page, and plan to do more, but if you want to check it out here's my post.
http://lovemylittleflower.blogspot.com/2010/04/holy-spirit-teaches.html

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

Amazing as usual, Laura :-)

Amazing_Grace said...

Thanks, Lacy! Coming from you that means a lot! :)