Start Kids on the Rosary

Here’s something I’ve been doing to help teach my kids about the rosary. I made these plastic rosaries where all the “Hail Mary Beads”are blue, the “Our Father Beads” are white, and I painted the “Glory BeKnots” with pink fingernail polish. I give my kids the rosaries and have them hold the appropriate color bead while we say the correlating prayer.

For now we just say one of each prayer- my kids are very young. I’m thinking of it as the “introduction” of the rosary for kids. It’s working well, and I use them in the preschool co-op I teach at with my 2 year olds.

For more rosary ideas, check out my rosary link up. You can keep linking your rosary ideas through Oct 15! 🙂


  1. happymomonline says

    We do one decade of the rosary each morning at our prayer time. My children range in age from 10 down to almost 1. I know that the older kids can do a whole rosary, but the one decade has worked for us and that way we're giving some time to our Blessed Mother each day. Some days, we will say a whole rosary and the kids take turns leading the decades – which they love! Any time we get in the car for a long trip, the first thing we do is hand out the rosaries. The whole goal is to instill a love for Mary, however you can do that is up to you!
    God Bless!
    Heather 🙂

  2. Curious how you get your little ones to go along. I have a 2yo and a kindergartener, and i'm just not sure that they have the attention span?

    • If you do it or if you have older children the little ones naturally want to do what the big kids or mommy & Daddy do so they will simply fallow & if they start playing they will still hear you & they learn by playing & listening. I also don’t know a kid that can resist a rosary they look like jewels;)lol

  3. happymomonline says

    I am a firm believer that children can and need to be trained to sit still and learn to pray. We only do a decade a day which takes about 5 minutes. I made a huge poster board with a rosary on it. We put up a picture that shows the mystery (4×6 inch size) next to the decade we are working on that day so they have a visual to think about. Kids are capable of doing a lot more than we think they can. If they see you doing it and know that it is very important, they'll want to do it too.
    Hope that helps!
    God Bless!
    Heather 🙂

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