Living Rosary at Night with Glow Sticks for Kids

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We love to work on crafty stuff, and you can find all of my crafty rosary resources for kids here.

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I went looking online and I also found a Rosary made from candles, and another from lit-up paper bags. This would be a fun outside-at-night activity for an All Saints’ Day party, or anytime!

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! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Our school does a living rosary with helium balloons…we lay out a huge string in the shape of a rosary on the baseball field. As each prayer is said by a child, an older child ties a helium balloon to the string. When the rosary is finished, we release it into the sky!

    • We just did tbis this past Sunday in PSR. I could send you pictures and a description of how we did it if you’d be interrsted. It was awesome!!

  2. Sharon Feist says

    I saw these on your website last spring. I knew I would be making these. Well, this past week I did.
    My 3rd grade class made their First Holy Communion and I decided this was the perfect time to make
    these. They loved them! Everyone who has seen them has been asking me how to make them. They came
    out beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful idea. Check out my website for a picture of the finished product. I have come back to this website many times. Bravo!! It is a great site!

  3. Christina Durgin says

    I think this should be promoted around the nation as an event to start for the outcome of elections on November 6th or before!

  4. Jenny @ says

    This is beautiful….I would love to do this with my kids someday ๐Ÿ™‚

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