Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rosary- references, activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc.

References: History and resources History of this devotion. Also considers the Orthodox and Eastern-Rite Catholic practice. The Holy Rosary Internet resources which will provide you with a variety of reference materials The Holy Rosary The Rosary
How To Pray the Rosary (Powerpoint presentation) Rosary Prayer Sheets
Print them out and laminate them (or use plastic sheet covers). Then the kids can use them to follow along as they pray. They can use a dry erase marker to fill in the rosary beads on the sheet as they pray each prayer. The Holy Rosary

Activities: Rosary lesson plan Teaching the Mysteries of the Rosary to Elementary School Students Handouts with Activities & Meditations on the Mysteries of the Rosary

Rosary Lapbooks- A Rosary Lap Book 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 Rosary 6-8 WebQuest Lacing Rosary Set
These are just right to keep little ones happy, involved, and interested while doing the rosary.

*Make a Holy Rosary bulletin board with the class. Google Rosary Bulletin Boards for ideas.

Another thing that’s fun is teaching the rosary with donuts. You can use different kinds and sizes (i.e. donut holes or munchkins, etc.) and just lay them out on the table. Then everybody gets to eat them at the end. (Great idea from Lori)

How to pray the rosary: A Children's Rosary Prayer Guide for Students, Teachers, and Parents
Help children learn to pray one decade of the Rosary with this convenient guide. The illustrated guide provides a large image of a Rosary and clearly identifies which prayers to recite for each bead. Additional pages provide the words for each prayer of the Rosary, as well as a listing of the twenty Mysteries of the Rosary (Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious). For your convenience, the materials to create smaller reference cards are also included. For added durability, print or mount these pages on cardstock and laminate. Punch a hole in the cards and fasten with a binder ring to keep all of your cards together. How To Pray the Rosary How to say the Rosary

Booklets/Pamphlets: How to recite the Holy Rosary Pray the Rosary in English, Spanish, or Dutch How To Pray The Rosary Printable Guide (scroll down to this). Be sure to click on learn how to fold it so you can make it into a booklet.

Coloring: Rosary #1 Rosary #2 Rosary #3 Color and Pray the Rosary Coloring pages for all the mysteries. Mysteries of the Rosary Coloring Pages Rosary Coloring Pages

Crafts: Make A Giant Rosary With Kids Make A Rosary Book Make an edible rosary How to Make a Rosary with Kids
A simple rosary that kids can make using supplies found at any craft store. Celebrating the Month of Rosary
Rosary ideas and crafts link up Spiritual Medicine Craft

How to make a rosary:

Making a Rosary- Rosary background and information. Excellent step-by-step directions to make a simple rosary. (Kids Explore America’s Catholic Heritage, page 159-161). Making a rosary using Seine Twine Mason Line, 6 gold pony beads, and a small piece of leather How To Make A Pocket Rosary A DIY Stepping Rosary (in Ten Easy Steps!)

Games: What’s Wrong?
A fun game to have the students learn prayers from the rosary.

Memory Activities and Games for Prayers and Scripture More than 100 Missions Bible Memory Games and Other Activities Holy Rosary Memory Game
Print out two copies and color. Cut out and play Memory.

Rosary Memory/Matching Game by Rosary Hopscotch

The Bookworm- Printable cards for each Mystery. Children can learn to match the items to the cards and use them to learn the order of the Mysteries. To make Montessori-style three part cards, print out two sets of cards, and cut the second set into separate pictures and captions. A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Left side of game board. Instructions for Printing: You can save the image to your files by clicking on the image with the right-side button of the mouse and selecting "Save Picture As..." to then print the picture later at home using your computer's printing program. A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Right side of game board. A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Blue question cards. A Very Enjoyable Rosary (game)
Yellow question cards.

These games are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Name That Prayer File Folder Game- Review prayers in the rosary. (Only use the question cards for prayers of the rosary.)

Rosary Bingo- Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about the Rosary. The teacher asks one student at a time a question from the list. The student answers the question and the class looks for the word(s) on their bingo card. The first student who gets five in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins. You can play in teams or individually. (The teacher can give the students some hints to help them answer the questions correctly if needed.)

The Holy Rosary Game- Practice reciting the Holy Rosary while you compete against others.

Puzzles: The Rosary (word search)

Worksheets: Colour the Rosary Worksheet
Worksheet for children to colour the rosary beads to correspond with the appropriate prayer. Join for FREE and download worksheet. Catholic Rosary Worksheet (scroll down to this) Holy Rosary (fill in the blanks with answers) Name These Mysteries
Below are clues to the events in one set of mysteries. Look in the Mystery Box to find the correct name of each mystery. Write the name in the blank space after the clue. Then supply the missing information about each mystery. If you need help, use the Scripture citations to find the information in the Bible. (Fill in the blanks) Rosary Series Worksheets

The activity below is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.

Rosary (worksheet)- multiple choice and fill in the blanks

The following worksheets are from: 100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini

The Rosary, Part I- In the left column, are the names of the fifteen mysteries. The right column contains brief descriptions of each mystery. Write the letter of the description next to the name of the correct mystery. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 77).

The Rosary, Part II- Connect the letters from the previous activity in their final order to solve the dot-to-dot puzzle. (100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini, page 78).

Other Prayers in the Rosary

Apostles’s Creed- lessons, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets

Our Father- coloring, crafts, games, lessons, puzzles, worksheets

Hail Mary- coloring, games, puzzles, worksheets

Glory Be- craft, games, puzzles, worksheets


Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

This lesson is just amazing. The free resources you find are out of this world! Thank you for taking the time to post what you do. I can't wait to get our printer hooked up so I can do some of this stuff with my daughter :-)

Amazing_Grace said...

Thanks Lacy!


Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

Just did a lot of printing from this post! Thanks so much! :-)

Amazing_Grace said...

I hope you enjoy the activities! :)

Unknown said...

What a complete post! Lots of resources!! You must have put a lot of time on this, thanks for sharing!! I also wanted to tell you that I made a Rosary Lapbook in Spanish and English. If you want to see it, this is the link:

Amazing_Grace said...

Xhonane Olivas-
Thank you for the info about your Rosary Lapbook. I added it to the Rosary Lapbook post. :)

Jared Dees said...

Seriously, I'm amazed by the quality of links and resources you find and the games you create. Thank you!

Amazing_Grace said...

Thank you for your kind words! I try very hard to find and create activities that everyone can use. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you for your link at Familia Catolica!!! Many blessings!!