My little brother just got back from the South Carolina Catholic camporee, which includes boyscouts, girlscouts, and a few other similar organizations. This year, they earned a Rosary patch by all doing a living rosary together at night, and with glow sticks so it lit up! Isn’t that so cool?! My mom was awesome enough to take pictures for us.
The Religion Teacher has great directions on how to pray a Living Rosary with kids! You will need a bunch of glow light ground stakes (you can find cheaper glow sticks, in fact, I routinely find them at the Dollar Tree and the Dollar spot at Target). You will want to get 2 different colors to distinguish between the Hail Marys and the Our Fathers.
They put the stakes in the ground before beginning, and went around with a microphone. Each person had a chance to say a prayer of the Rosary, crack a glow stick, and put it in the ground. The place is lit up as the Rosary is prayed.
I’m going to suggest praying the Luminous mysteries for this one. I think the reason is pretty obvious.
This is such a great way to make a meaningful impact with praying the Rosary with kids at night! Everything is more awesome when you add glow sticks… cotton candy, bath time, drinks, etc, so I don’t see why Rosaries would be any different.
My dad had a great idea- this could be used as a fundraiser for a Catholic church or school! You could take donations for people to sponsor each glow stick ahead of time, or actually sell the glow sticks at the event where you do this.
Do you have any ideas about doing a living Rosary with kids? Tell us in the comments!
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