In honor of The Year for Priests, my boys have been studying the priesthood and creating Year of the Priests Lap Books. You may remember me hosting a giveaway for this wonderful Year of Priests Faith Folder last June.
In addition to the studying/completing the mini-books for our Lap Books we also have been enjoying the following:
Here are some pictures of Captain's completed Lap Book. (Rascal is still finishing his.)
~ Front Cover ~
My boys really wanted to use black file folders and add a white "collar" to the top. I loved the idea! Unfortunately black file folders are hard to find around here. I looked EVERYWHERE! I finally broke down and ordered a case online.
We used two file folders for each Lap Book, cutting the 2nd folder to create flaps inside the main folder.
The boys worked (and I helped with some of the cutting) on all the little mini-books throughout the year and had been saving them in a plastic zip-lock.
Tip: DO NOT take all the mini books (finished and unfinished) out of the ziplock and leave them on the dinner table while you go grocery shopping. A glass of water just might get dump on them causing quite a bit of extra work. . . In fact, this is why Rascal is still working on his!
~ First Inside View ~
Main Folder, Left Flap:
- "Priestly Vocabulary" File Folder Shape Book
- "The Year for Priests Checklist" (Captain still needs to copy over his list yet.)
Left Insert, Left Side:
- "The Ordination Ceremony" Many Flaps Book (Instead of using the provided pictures, Captain choose to use pictures from his Uncle/Godfather's Ordination to the priesthood!)
- "Becoming a Priest" Graduated Pages Book
- "What Does a Priest Do?" Wheel
Main Folder, Right Flap:
- "Levels of Priesthood" Flashcards and Pocket Set
- "Prayers for Vocations" Pocket and Prayer Cards Set
~ Second Inside View ~
Right Insert, Right Side:
- "Discerning & Listening for God's Call l For My Life" Multiple Flaps Book
- "Discerning a Call to Priesthood or Religious Life" Multiple Flaps Book
- "The Orders and Vows of Priests" Unfolding Octagon Book
- "What is My Vocation?" Thought Bubble Book
- "Characteristics of a Prospective Priesthood Candidate" Clipboard Shape Book
~ Third Inside View ~
Left Insert, Right Side:
- "Liturgical Vestments" Open-Up Book Set
Main Folder, Middle Section:
- "The Year for Priests" Fanned Pages Book
- "What is a Plenary Indulgence?" Open the Doors Book
- "The Year for Priests Icon" Rectangle Book
- "St. John Vianney" Unfolding Rectangle Book
- "Vesting Prayers" Rectangle Book
- "Special Popes" Pick-a-Tab Book
Right Insert, Left Side:
- "Questions to Ask Father" Q&A Set
- "The Year for Priests Indulgences for Priests" Pentagon Book
- "The Year for Priests Indulgences for Laity" Pentagon Book
- "Special Priests in My Life" Triangle to Circle Book Set
~ Back Cover ~
PRAY FOR OUR PRIESTS
Saint John Vianney, pray for us.