Teaching the Rosary with Puppets: Fun and Easy Activities
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This is a perfect resource for catechists and teacher with the essential components for a great religion class. It has puppets to make and take home, interactive class skits, lessons about praying the rosary, stories based on the mysteries of the rosary, and lots of creative and imaginative enjoyment. The author offers fun and easy to use techniques for helping children learn about and love the rosary plus instructions for making their own rosaries with chenille sticks and pony heads. She includes Bible references for accompanying Scripture passages and approprate references from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. For each of the twenty mysteries of the rosary there is an introduction for the children, a story, play, or poem using the foam characters, and "words to learn" to build their religious vocabularies. For catechists and teachers she offers detailed instructions for making the inexpensive foam characters used for illustrating the mysteries and she offers notes on characters, props, and construction. Also included is a brief history of the rosary and a list of the mysteries and traditional days to pray them.