Friday, March 12, 2010

Little Flowers Girls' Club ~ Wisdom

Now that our little Rose is already nearly 3 months old, it was time to resume our Little Flowers Girls' Club meetings for this year.   I can not believe how fast the time has passed!  I wasn't sure I was going to be able to pull it all together, but thanks to my mom who came over on Wednesday (to help around the house, bake cupcakes, and do a couple school subjects with the kids!!) and with a little cooperation from Rose (and the help of her Guardian Angel and St. Therese, I am SURE!) who slept most of the afternoon so I could finish getting everything ready, it all came together.

Here is a little overview of what kept us busy during the meeting:



~ Coloring Pages ~


Saint Teresa Benedicta Coloring Page
 from Catholic Artworks Faith Keepers Combo


~ Notebook Pages ~


I included the memory verse for Wisdom, an image of St. Teresa Benedicta, the Come Holy Ghost prayer, images of an iris and a dove, and the prayer to St. Teresa Benedicta from the Little Flowers Virtues CD.

(If you would like to download the document I created for this notebook page, you can do so here and here. Also, you can find links to all of my notebook page documents in this post.)


(Here is the sample page I had prepared for the meeting.)


And here are the girls finished pages:



~ Craft ~


To simplify the preparation and planing for our group, all of this year's crafts were purchased from Oriental Trading.  For the virtue of Wisdom I thought having the girls make bookmarks would be fun and appropriate.   We'd did need a little help from a couple moms and some needle nose pliers, but overall it was a simple craft and turned out super cute!  Here is a picture of one of my girls finished bookmarks:



~ Meeting ~


After reading about St. Teresa Benedicta, and discussing the virtue of Wisdom, Miss Amy read God's Wisdom for Little Girls to the Little Flowers while I finished preparing the snacks.   Thank you Amy


~ Snack Time ~


I had a hard time coming up with a snack for the virtue of Wisdom. I thought about purchasing this pan, baking a book shaped cake, and then decorating it with the memory verse for wisdom or perhaps a quote from this saint, but decided that might be a little more than I'd be able to pull off right now.  So, I simplified that idea by decorating fig newtons to look like books and placing them on top of cupcakes.  I thought they turned out cute!


My girls had a wonderful time and are already looking forward to our next meeting in just two weeks!


Saint Teresa Benedicta of the cross, as Edith Stein you learned the truth of God, help us to learn wisdom as you.

Saint Therese, the Little Flower, pray for us!

16 comments:

  1. Looks yummy! I was just wondering, what do the boys do during the meetings?

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  2. I just can hardly wait until my daughter is old enough so that she and i can start a Little Flowers Girls club in our area. (I haven't checked yet to see if there is one is existence in my city). She's only 3, but I do love all that the Club stands for and teaches. You had a wonderful Club meeting -- those fig newtons decorated as books are beautiful and clever. and the coloring pages and notebook page are beautiful too. how wonderful you have so many girls in the group.

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  3. Beautiful creations! We had our last official LF meeting in Mar. on First Sat. I think I may plan for an Easter Tea in April before the girls participate in the May Procession & Crowning.
    I've been taking notes from your wonderful posts on the Garden of the Good Shepherd and your Easter Tea. I'd be lost without your example.
    Pax Christi - Lena

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  4. Oh Jessica,
    Those cupcakes came out so cute. I'll definetly be using your idea for our group next year. We have our meeting today...9 little 5-6 year olds.

    Thanks for the sharing!

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  5. I will have to keep the Fig Newton Bible/book idea in the back of my mind. How ingenious!
    Your club posts always make me wish I was a Little Flower, or my girls were little enough to be one. :)

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  6. My daughter saw the fig newton Bibles and was so excited when she figured out how you made them! We'll definitely have to steal that idea for next year! I'm so thankful that you're a year ahead of us--our group is reaping the benefits! Thank you for sharing!!

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  7. Jessica,

    You have such Wonderful and Cute ideas for the Little Flowers Group! I am hoping to get a group together from our Traditional Parish, I know that id I do, we will be doing a LOT of your ideas! So inspiring...
    Karla

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  8. Those bookish fig newtons are darling! Very creative!!!

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  9. love the fig newton books. I am sooo going to start a little flowers club when Mary is older.

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  10. wow...these girls are cute and adorable. Like their designs and illustration. Everything looks perfect on your blog.

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  11. Thank you everyone!

    Kelly ~ We use to have our meetings in town at night, and the boys would stay home with their dad, but, since I changed it to afternoon and have it at home, they now just read books or play games in their room or outside. They are pretty good about not interrupting the meeting, although they always tend to make an appearance as soon as the snacks are being served! ;)

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  12. You did such a great job, as always! You know I love to help!

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  13. Your blog is wonderful ... love the cupcakes. What a great idea for the book ... I'm making note of that for future use.

    Have a blessed weekend.

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  14. You definitely have me wanting to start my own LF group in a couple of years, and I'd be WAY ahead of the game with all you posts! Thanks so much for sharing them!! I linked on my weekly roundup.

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  15. I always motivated by you, your opinion and way of thinking, again, appreciate for this nice post.

    - Murk

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  16. Well this is very interesting indeed.Would love to read a little more of this. Great post. Thanks for the heads-up...This blog was very informative and knowledgeable.

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