Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sign of the Cross Activities



Activity:

thewholetroubleis.blogspot.com- Sign of the Cross Lapbook



Craft:



Here is a cute craft I found to help little ones learn the Sign of the Cross.

loyolapress.com- Sign of the Cross Necklaces



Coloring:

osvparish.com- Try this coloring page and activity to help young children learn the Sign of the Cross. Kids sometimes get confused about which shoulder to touch first (in the Latin Rite it is the left; in the Eastern Rites it is opposite). One trick is to teach them to "cross over first" when making the Sign of the Cross. This works when using the right hand in the Latin style.






Sign of the Cross- with hand movements coloring sheet




Handwriting:

reallifeathome.com- Sign of the Cross Prayer Copywork Printables
When you download this packet, you’ll receive versions in traditional printing, D’Nealian, and cursive.



Puzzle:

brotherfancisonline.com- Sign of the Cross Dot to Dot



Worksheets:

catholicmothersonline.com- Sign of the Cross Prayer Handwriting Pages (print, cursive, and D’Nealian style of printing)

catholicprintablesonline.com- Sign of the Cross Prayer Copywork Printables (versions in traditional printing, D’Nealian, and cursive)

pflaum.com- I Know the Sign of the Cross (worksheet)
Trace the words at the bottom of the page. Then cut them out and paste them where they belong in the prayer. Say this prayer every day.

pflaum.com- Reviewing the Sign of the Cross (worksheet)
Can you supply the words missing from the Sign of the Cross? Follow the steps from 1 through 5, and choose the correct words from the box.





7 comments:

Kalel - That Resource Site said...

HI Grace,

Thanks for including our resources in your lesson suggestions on the Trinity. More F3 folders to come. The Holy Trinity F3 is in the works and almost completed. :)

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Amazing_Grace said...

Oooooooooooooo more F3 folders to come! Yay!

By the way, I only include links to great activities and you always have the best. :)

I'll be sure to stop by your blog ASAP.

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

Amazing resources, as always!!! I can't believe I missed this before today's post! You rock!

Amazing Grace said...

Lacy-
I can't keep up with all your great posts! LOL!

I am planning on posting activities for many of the Catholic prayers. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for these tips. I will be using many of them as I start teaching first grade CCD on Tuesday. I really appreciate what you have done. Thank you!

Michelle said...

I printed out the 'Sign of the cross' picture sheet with hand motions, cut apart the pictures, laminated them and affixed them to a mirror hanging in my classroom.
My (own) children informed me that while looking into the mirror and performing the hand motions, the hand motions are backward because the child is facing them. My children (when we got home) helped me reverse the images, so that while students are looking in mirror practicing the prayer, their hand will match the placement of the printed children. I affixed the laminated pictures to the mirror with stick-on velcro. After we (students) are confident in learning the prayer, I plan on mizing up the order of the images and as one of their 'centers' have them practice individually saying the prayer in front of mirror correctly placing the laminated images in proper order, this is for 3nd grad students.

Michelle said...

I reversed the images on the Sign of the Cross picture sheet with words. That way, When the students are looking in the mirror,saying the prayer, the hand motions will match. I also laminated the images and affixed them to mirror with stick-on velcro. My plan, after everyone is confident they know the prayer, is to mix up the order of the images and as a 'center' activity, have them practice in front of mirror and place images in proper order.