Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer with the Saints :: St. Patrick


Each week my children get so excited when it is time for:

Summer with the Saints

Captain was especially excited this past week since the featured saint was St. Patrick, one of his patron saints!

Like always, Marci had lots of fun activities planned for the children and we all had a wonderful time. Here are a few pictures from our morning:


~ Coloring Pictures ~


The children began the morning coloring pictures of either a Celtic Cross or St. Patrick, while Marci read them a short story about the life of this great saint.


~ Holy Cards ~


They then moved on to making Holy Cards, though a few of my children have been opting to make actual cards to mail to friends and family.


~ Craft Time ~


For the craft project Marci had ordered some Trinity Shamrocks from Oriental Trading for the children to put together. They turned out very cute!


~ Games ~


The game was a HIT, especially with the boys.
What boy wouldn't LOVE tossing snakes from Ireland?!?!


My girls on the other hand couldn't get enough of Marci's new hammock swing!



~ Snack Time ~


For a snack we had refreshing Ice Cream Sandwiches made with chocolate covered cookies and mint chocolate chip ice cream molded in a scalloped bread tube. I think I need to pull my Pampered Chef tubes out of the cupboard and fill them with ice cream!


~ Group Photo ~


I loved that everyone showed up in green even though not everyone knew who the saint was going to be!

We are looking forward to another Summer with the Saints tomorrow, after swimming lessons!! (And praying that it isn't really the 112 degrees like the forecast is predicting... )


Saint Patrick, pray for us!

4 comments:

  1. I think you guys are stealing all of our sticky, hot, horrible, end-of-July, MN weather! It's been cool and breezy, mostly cloudy, and NICE here in the land of 10,000 lakes! You can HAVE it (but I do feel sorry for you...a little)!

    Cute idea with the ice cream!

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  2. Saint Patrick, pray for us!

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  3. How awesome!! I love the saints idea for the summer... I am looking forward to going back and seeing what other great ideas u have! Thanks-Tara

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  4. I am so bummed I haven't been able to go and I don't know if I can go to anymore. They are so fabulous and so worth the drive up there.

    And Laura, I am so moving there. The heat is KILLING ME!

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