All Saints Day Fun!

Shamrock Lyla

 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.

snack signs          snack time

Then, the games began!  We practiced the virtues of the saints by clothing the naked,

dressing doll

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),

feed the hungry

building the church like St. Francis (the girls had to duplicate an already built “church” with their blocks),

build the church

and teaching the faith like St. Patrick (by gluing together a shamrock puzzle).

Shamrock Lyla

The girls also got to pin the halo on the saint

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).

St. Anthony treasure hunt

    Necklace making

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!

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About Charisse Tierney

Charisse Tierney lives in Newton, Kansas, with her husband and five children: Owen, James, Hazel, Henry, and Faith. Charisse and her husband, Rob, teach Natural Family Planning for the Couple to Couple League and have experience teaching Theology of the Body for Teens to high school and middle school students through their parish in Kansas. Charisse holds bachelor and master degrees in music performance. A professionally trained clarinetist and pianist, Charisse has always held a deep love for writing and her Catholic faith. Charisse is the Assistant Editor at Catholic Attachment Parenting Corner, catholicap.com and can also be found at catholicmom.com
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