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!