Catholic ABC’s Week 3
Number of the week: 3
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)
- 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.