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I’m very excited about All Saint’s Day this year, and I think it’s agreat time to have a big party for kids! If you’re having an AllSaint’s Day party this year, here are some game ideas I’ve seen aroundthe internet from some very creative Catholic moms!
Ring Toss: “Canonize the Saint”
This is a basic ring toss game where you ‘canonize’ the saint by tossing a halo over them. In my version below we used small saint statues and those glow bracelets or glow necklaces (which are available everywhere around Halloween). Be sure to attach your statues to the floor or a piece of poster board to keep them from tipping over. You could also use pictures of the saints taped to 2 liter bottles.
Another variation of this is “Crown Mary“. At Blair’s Blessings, they used their light up Mary from their nativity set and some embroidery hoops. You could also use your Mary statue from you garden!
Tossing Game: St. Therese’s Shower of Roses Game
The object of the game is to toss roses to St. Therese. The version below comes from Blair’s Blessings. You can find more versions of this game using basket ball hoops here and here.
Pin The Halo on the Saint:
You can pin a halo on any saint! Here are some variations from Under Her Starry Mantle– Pin the Shamrock on St. Patrick and Pin the Habbit on St. Theresa!
St. Cecilia’s Musical Chairs:
You can play this like regular musical chairs using the song “When the Saints go Marching In”. Under Her Starry Mantle has a Christian Martyrs Musical Chairs game. You can also label the chairs with different saints (having enough chairs for everyone) and then draw a holy card to see who is “out”. (Picture below from 6 Hands 2 Hold). You can use this same concept for a Saint Cake Walk.
Educational Saint Games: Wouldn’t it be great if your kids could have fun playing games and learning about the saints at the same time? Well, they can! Memories of a Catholic Wife and Mother posted a Practice the Virtues of the Saints Game (for example, feed the hungry like St. Elizabeth, filling a basket with bread). Under Her Starry Mantle also has a Saint and Symbols Relay Game, and a Patron Saint Match Relay Game.