October is the Month of the Most Holy Rosary. “Rosary” is the Latin word for a garland of roses, and the rose symbolizes the Virgin Mary. Catholic Online explains:
The rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary. It consists of a set number of specific prayers. First are the introductory prayers: one Apostles’ Creed (Credo), one Our Father (the Pater Noster or the Lord’s Prayer), three Hail Mary’s (Ave’s), one Glory Be (Gloria Patri).
In this blog, we are going to take a look at ways you and your whole family can honor the celebration. The best part about them is the quality family time you’ll have when you do them together.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make these crafts; most of them can be created with things you probably have lying around your house or can print off of your computer.
- Edible rosary fun
- Glow stick Living Rosary
- Hail Mary games
- Kid-sized beaded rosary
- Paper bag rosary book
- Rosary box and cards
- Rosary prayer sheets
- Walkable rosary
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In a previous blog, we discussed “Teaching Culture & Religion Through Picture Books,” and we mention it here because there are many beautiful children’s books written about the rosary. Some of our favorites include:
See (and hear) it for yourself!
Videos and music are a great way to teach your young learners about Catholic culture and celebrations. Here are just a few about the rosary that we really like:
- "Animated Rosary for Kids"
- "The Rosary: A Special Way to Pray"
- "Walking with Jesus — The Rosary Prayers in Song"
What do you do to celebrate the Month of the Most Holy Rosary? Let us know on our social media pages.