Happy All Saints Day!
As a Little Flowers Girls’ Club leader, I wanted to do something special with the girls to emphasize All Saints Day as the focus of the Halloween season. I gathered some ideas here and here, and my fellow leaders and I started planning.
We started the party with some saintly snacks, complete with these cute labels.
Then, the games began! We practiced the virtues of the saints by clothing the naked,
racing to feed the hungry (transferring non-perishable food items from a basket at one end of a long hallway to another at the other end as fast as possible–we then donated the food to our local food pantry),
building the church like St. Francis (the girls had to duplicate an already built “church” with their blocks),
and teaching the faith like St. Patrick (by gluing together a shamrock puzzle).
The girls also got to pin the halo on the saint
and make saint medal necklaces by doing St. Anthony’s treasure hunt to find their medals and beads (they dug through a dish pan filled with dried beans that had beads and medals mixed in).
We kept the decorations simple with white crepe paper streamers and gold balloons, and each girl went home with a white goody bag filled with candy and holy cards she had won as prizes for playing the games. On each goody bag was a sticker that read, ““But store up treasures in heaven. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” Matthew 6:20-21
A fun time was had by all as we celebrated the saints in communion with one another!