One of the natural activities to celebrate the Month of Mary is to simply pray the Rosary. I’m actually laughing a little as I use the word “simply,” because anyone who has tried to pray a Rosary with small children knows that it’s anything but simple! One mom in our program has found a way to motivate and remind her children to progress through this prayer by creating a banner with removable beads.
Their family starts with an empty banner and they add beads as they pray together. By doing it this way, they’ve found that:
- it adds an active element to the prayer, keeping little hands busy.
- it helps them keep track of a whole Rosary even though their attention spans only allow them to pray a decade or two at a time. They are easily able to pick up where they left off.
- the color coding helps it to be a more orderly prayer time as each child is in charge of leading a particular color.
Thanks to Theresa for sharing this great idea with our parents during the May meetings!