Monday, April 6, 2009

Little Flowers Girls' Club ~ Humility

Last Thursday I hosted our Little Flowers Girl's Club meeting on St. Catherine Laboure, and the virtue of Humility.

Since the weather has been so nice lately, and since I thought it would be nice to give the girls an opportunity to have some play time in addition to our meeting, I hosted the meeting at my home earlier in the day. (Our meetings are generally at night.)

The themes for this meeting were: St. Catherine Laboure, the virtue of Humility, and the Violet. Here is an overview from our meeting:

Once all the girls arrived (I told them to come anytime between 2:00-4:00 to play before our meeting) we began our meeting with the prayer to St. Therese and the Acts of Faith, Hope, and Love. We then continued with a review of the virtue and saint we learned about at our last meeting.

I could NOT find a coloring page for either St. Catherine Laboure, or of the Miraculous Medal, other than a few that did not allow reproduction in a couple coloring books I own... So, instead, I let the girls color a couple pictures for Palm Sunday and Easter from Fenestrae Fidei: A Coloring Companion for Catholic Mosaic.

UPDATE: You can find a beautiful Miraculous Medal Coloring Page here.


Next I introduced the virtue we will be working on, Humility, and read a short biography of the saint for this month, St. Catherine Laboure. I was horribly unprepared for this meeting, probably since it had only been a week since our last meeting... However, since a couple of the girls visited the shine of St. Catherine last Fall, they brought pictures to show and told the rest of girls more about this amazing (and incorrupt) saint. The other moms came to my rescue explaining the virtue of humility to the girls... Virtues can be HARD to explain to children!!

Following the lesson the girls began making their notebook pages. Here are the links to The Violet and the image of St. Catherine that I choose.  (You can download my document here.)


Here is my sample page for the girls. I included the memory verse and for Humility, a short quote from the Craft Companion, and the prayer to St. Catherine. It was pretty simple, just like last month, but I still thought it looked nice.


The girls actually put their pages together pretty quickly... Either they were anxious to get back to playing, or they are getting use to doing these each month!


As usual, the girls did a beautiful job. Here are some of the completed pages:



Snack time was next. Erica had snacks for this meeting. The snacks were AWESOME!!

She made adorable mini cupcakes top with skittles Violets! Even the cake inside was violet!

The girls all *loved* them. And you know, they tasted even better than they looked!!My mouth still waters every time I see a picture of those yummy treats!


Before the girls left, they all piled on the couch for a group photo.


Before our next meeting (in addition to working on the assignments), I plan on reading and/or coloring some of the following with my girls:

Saint Catherine Laboure, pray for us and help us to seek humility!

Saint Therese, the Little Flower, pray for us!

2 comments:

  1. You did a great job as usual! Mary always looks forward to your meetings!

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  2. Thankyou Jessica, for posting all these wonderful ideas for running a, 'Little Flowers Girls Club.' I am a homeschooling Mum of three little girls in Australia and I have been leading a 'Little Flowers.' group for 15 girls. I find so much inspiration from your blog for this group and most other areas of our homeschooling journey. Thankyou and may God continue to richly bless you.

    Jacinta

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