Wednesday, November 6, 2013

All Saints' Day 2013

Last week on November 1, All Saints' Day, our homeschool families got together for our annual All Saints Day party after we attended Mass together.  I love learning about the Saints in our Church and each morning I read to my cupcakes about a saint's life in one of my favorite books, Saints for Young Readers for Everyday, Vol. I and II.

Below are pictures from another fun Saint celebration:
Can you find our priest in this photo?  Not a child dressed as a saintly priest, but a real priest? :) (Fr. Alex, who does so much for our homeschool families, is just to the left of the crucifix)

Each child told a few facts about who they were dressed as and then the other children guessed who they were.  We had some tough ones to figure out this year!  Then we gathered for grace before eating a potluck lunch. 

Here are 4 out 5 of my saints:  St. Genevieve, St. Anthony the Hermit, St. Elizabeth of Hungary holding her loaf of bread, and St. Agnes holding up a lamb. 
A friend of mine snapped this photo of my 5 year old as St. Elizabeth of Hungary and then I have sweet baby Leah in my Ergo carrier as she slept through the Saint presentations.  I am holding the pumpkin hat that my friend, A.R., gave us which represented Leah being a little pumpkin for St. Isidore's garden.:)
 We had a few games like this one:  Toss a flower in St. Therese's basket

Thanks to Jennifer at Catholic Inspired, our moms were inspired to make several saint themed guessing jars for the kids.  The kids loved guessing the number of goodies and the person who guessed closest without going over got to keep the treats in the jar. 

Some games were played outside with a Saint theme. 

One of our moms made Saint Bingo cards that she printed from HERE from Shower of Roses
Guess Who? Saint version was also played.  Thanks Monica at Equipping Catholic Families for this idea!  

I made "Egg-cellent" Saint Sandwiches and aren't Saints "grape"?  :)    I also made cupcakes and used Jennifer's saintly cupcake toppers at Catholic Inspired to decorate my cupcakes, but I just forgot to take a picture of them.
I loved using Jennifer's cupcake toppers for our All Saints' Day party!  Thanks Jennifer!

It was a fun and blessed day for all!


Patty said...

Aren't we, as Catholics, so blessed to have so many friends praying for us in Heaven? What a wonderful day your children had and they all looked amazing!

noreen said...

Hi Tracy, looks like you children had a wonderful time celebrating the saints! Looks like you had more saint guessing jars than what Jennifer has. What are the new ones? Especially the one with the eyeballs. God bless.

Hi Noreen,

Sorry I'm way late answering your saint jar questions. I don't have a list of the saint jars yet, but the one with the candy eyeballs is St. Lucy :)

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