Catholic Trinity Craft for Preschoolers

Catholic ABC’s Week 3
Number of the week: 3
Theme: Trinity
Memory Verse- The Glory Be:
Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Craft: Trinity Triangle

Materials Needed for Trinity Triangle Craft:

  • Popsicle Sticks (available in plain or in colors at the Dollar Tree)
  • Markers
  • School Glue or Glue Dots
  • A piece of yarn or string

Each child starts with 3 popsicle sticks. You can either use colored popsicle sticks, or have the kids color them with markers themselves.

We used red to symbolize the Holy Spirit (a very normal color symbol for the Holy Spirit since he came with tongues of fire and all) yellow for the Son (because the sun in the sky is yellow) and blue for the Father (because I think of the father as being up in the blue sky in heaven).

Write “Father” “Son” “Holy Spirit” one on each popsicle stick with a pencil and let you preschooler trace over it with a marker. I actually let my daughter use a sharpie marker, but it was highly supervised ;-)

I highly recommend having glue dots on hand for preschoolers because they’re so easy to use and you don’t have to wait for them to dry- it’s instant! They’re a good addition to your craft cabinet. Of course, you can also let them use regular school glue (which is washable). Either way, have them glue them together one at a time into a triangle shape. My suggestion is to let them glue it together their way (meaning if one of the words is upside down – whatever!)

Tie a string around it so it can hang up. My daughter took a LOT of pride in the fact that she colored the sticks, wrote out the words, and glued it together herself. I would say this is an excellent craft for a preschool aged child.

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Comments

  1. Cute, simple, and quick…3 of my favorite things! Thanks Lacy:)

  2. Amazing_Grace says:

    This is so cute, simple, and educational! Great idea! :)

  3. welcome to our wonderland says:

    that is great we talked about the trinity using an apple this week! we will do this now to reinforce it !:) the post is going up today after we do your craft :)

    i was wondering is there a way to maybe list next weeks supplies at the end of each wed. post so i have them ready to go wed. morning?

    if not a totally understand

  4. Your preschooler looks like she really enjoys these projects! Are you planning to homeschool her during her elementary years, too?

    Just wondering…I homeschool 5 elementary kids now, including 2 preschoolers.

    Cindy

  5. Lacy @ Catholic Icing says:

    Well, I am highly considering homeschooling for elementary school, but I am considering sending Lydia to kindergarten next year because our county only does half day kindergarten. So we'll see :-)

  6. Love your Catholic ABCs!! (And am a faithful Catholic Icing follower) I am combining your wonderful program with the Little Saints Preschool program and am having so much fun. I love your craft ideas and how truly Catholic everything is. I was wondering how you introduce and teach the saint of the week?? Does it correlate with your theme and number?
    Thanks
    P.S. I'm hoping to win one of your beautiful rosary auctions!

  7. Splendiferous says:

    Thank you! Looking for an activity for tomorrow to review the Trinity since we’ve completed all the ones in our workbook. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Thanks for this idea. Last week at Sunday School I found myself unexpectedly having to explain the Trinity! So I thought this would be a good follow-up. On the 2nd stick I got them to write ‘Son – Jesus’, just to make it even clearer. They are aged 5 and 6 and at school, but it was quite suitable for them.