This is an invaluable resource for catechists and teachers of kindergarten through second grade--and parents of young children will love it too.
Looking for a creative resource to celebrate special days of the year with young children? Here Sister Valerie offers ten creative and interactive story lessons to celebrate special feasts with children ages five through eight. Lessons include the feast of Francis of Assisi (October 4), Halloween/All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the Baptism of Our Lord, Valentine's Day, President's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and the feast of the Holy Angels.
Through a winning combination of Scripture stories and original age-appropriate fictional stories, Sister Valerie offers catechists and teachers an ideal way to weave gospel values with seasonal celebrations. Each lesson includes an Introduction with background information about the feast, a Scripture Reading followed by questions for discussion, a Meditation that helps children enter the Scripture story in a personal way, an Original Story with questions and responses, and Suggested Activities that help children integrate the Scripture message with the story.