Little Flowers Girls' Club

Find my original Little Flowers Girls' Club post here:


"Little Flowers Girls' Club® is a Catholic program for girls ages 5 and up based on learning Catholic virtues through the lives of Catholic saints, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Developed by a Catholic mom of nine, Rachel Watkins, and based on Fr. Lasance's Catholic Girls' Guide, the Club strives to bring the Catholic faith alive and inspire the girls to become authentic Catholic women..." Read more here.

As many of you know, I've really been enjoying leading a "Little Flowers" group for my daughters and a number of other girls. I opened my group to girls ages 5-8, though I do have a couple girls that are 9, and a couple that are almost 4 (that way I could include my youngest daughter).

Over the past few months I have been receiving quite a few emails asking for more information (how I lead my group of girls, the notebook pages we are making at our meetings, and tips on which supplies to order, etc...). I thought I would try to answer the questions in one post, as well as link our past meetings for reference, and then add it to the new tab list at the top of my blog. I will continue to update the links as I add new posts after our upcoming meetings.

I just want to remind you all that I am a brand new Little Flowers leader myself, and by NO MEANS an expert on how to lead a group. ☺ What you will find here is my imperfect attempt to make the group a fun filled learning experience for my own girls, in which, by the grace of God, they can learn more about our faith and grow in virtue. That said, I am more than happy to share our meetings with you all, after they take place, and when time permits. ☺

Resources I Use:

Our Group's Supplies:

To keep the costs to a minimum, I purchased all of our supplies from Sacred Heart Books and Gifts. Not only do they offer a wonderful discount, they offer free shipping on orders of $25.00. For myself I ordered the Craft Companion (which I have used minimally), the Wreath One Leader's Guide, and the Tea and Luncheon Guide. I also ordered the Memory Cards and the Little Flowers Virtues CD as well, both of which I highly recommend each mother to purchase for her girls too! They are great!

In addition to our annual dues, which coverer the group/leader supplies and all the craft materials for the year, each girl was required to purchase a Member's Guide, a Sash, and a Wreath 1 Badge. Next year I am planning on having the girls also purchase the Art and Activity Book for Wreath's 1 and 2. I am sure this would vary greatly for each group depending on the number of girls that you have participating and the types of craft projects you decide to make.


Finding a Location:

Though my home would be convenient for me (when it is clean!), it is not for most of the other families, due to distance. Ideally I would love to hold our meetings in my local parish hall, but I wasn't able to get approval from the pastor. (We will be getting a new pastor in the summer, so maybe that will change for next year!) In the meantime, the owner of the local Catholic Bookstore agreed to let us use her backroom, which has been working out wonderfully. I also looked into using a meeting room at the Library, which could have worked out as well. Our group only meets once per month, but next year I would like to change it to twice per month: one meeting for the lesson and notebook page; another for a review, craft, and playtime.

Update:  Our monthly meetings are now held at my home, which has been working out wonderfully!


Snacks and Assignments:

For our group, I have assigned each family a month in which they are to provide the snacks and the drinks. (The extra month was divided up between the moms that have more than one daughter attending.) I've asked each mother to try and follow the theme for the month, if possible. So far they have all been more than willing to cooperate, and the snacks have been so much fun!

Update:  For Wreaths III & IV I have provided the snacks (cupcakes and drinks) for each meeting, adding the supply cost to our yearly dues.   


Scrapbook/Notebook Pages:

I decided to have my group create Notebook Pages at each meeting based on the Saint, Virtue, and Memory Verse. If you would like to do the same, the documents I created can be downloaded here, or directly from any of the posts below.  (NOTE:  These can be downloaded for your personal/group use, but please do not repost these pages, or any of the pictures from this blog.  Thank you!) 


2008-2009 ~ Wreath One



  1. St. Catherine of Siena ~ Faith ~ Sunflower
  2. St. Monica ~ Hope ~ Ivy
  3. St. Agnes ~ Love of God ~ Peony
  4. St. Jane Frances de Chantal ~ Love of Neighbor ~ Rose
  5. St. Joan of Arc ~ Obedience ~ Carnation
  6. St. Cecilia ~ Piety ~ Forget-Me-Not
  7. St. Catherine Laboure ~ Humility ~ Violet
  8. St. Francis Xavier Cabrini ~ Industry ~ Daffodil
  9. St. Bridget of Sweden ~ Truthfulness ~ Narcissus


2009-2010 ~ Wreath Two




  1. St. Faustina ~ Mercy ~ Lily
  2. Blessed Margaret Pole ~ Courage ~ Yucca
  3. St. Clare of Assisi ~ Joy/Mirthfulness ~ Tulip
  4. St. Katharine Drexel ~ Generosity ~ Daisy
  5. St. Angela Merici ~ Prudence ~ African Violet
  6. St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein) ~ Wisdom ~ Iris
  7. Bl. Mary of the Incarnation ~ Justice ~ Aster
  8. St. Lucy ~ Loyalty ~ Poppy
  9. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton ~ Perseverance ~ Lotus


2010-2011 ~ Wreath Three

  

   
  1. Mary & Martha ~ Eutrapelia ~ Dandelion
  2. Ruth & Naomi ~ Friendliness ~ Morning Glory
  3. St. Margaret of Scotland ~ Initiative ~ Black Eyed Susan
  4. St. Zita or Proverbs 31 Woman ~ Orderliness ~ Cranberry
  5. St. Felicity and Her Seven Sons ~ Self-Control ~ Amaryllis
  6. St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Mother ~ Responsibility ~ Mum
  7. St. Bathildis ~ Patience ~ Lily of the Valley
  8. Mary Mother of God ~ Cheerfulness ~ Blue Phlox
  9. St. Julie Billiart ~ Fortitude ~ Hyacinth
Little Flowers Tea Party 2011:


2011-2012 ~ Wreath Four

  1. Wisdom ~ St. Teresa of Avila ~ Jasper
  2. Understanding ~ St. Catherine of Alexandria ~ Emerald
  3. Knowledge ~ St. Gertrude ~ Topaz
  4. Counsel ~ St. Catherine of Sienna ~ Aquamarine
  5. Fortitude ~ St. Joan of Arc ~ Opal
  6. Piety ~ St. Therese of Lisieux ~ Amethyst
  7. Fear of the Lord ~ St. Maria Goretti ~ Sapphire




Little Flowers Tea Party 2012:


Additional Ideas can be found in the link up posts below:





Little Flowers Tea Party 2013:

St. Therese the Little Flower ~ Pray for us!

*Please do not repost my pictures. You are, of course, welcome to link directly to any of my posts, and print out the images of my notebook pages for reference. Thank you!

21 comments:

  1. 2014-02-20 03:05:00

    Love all of your Little Flowers activities!

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  2. 2014-03-03 17:40:22

    Hi, I'm wondering where the little flowers meetings and notebook pages went? The pages are so helpful. I really appreciate all the work you've put into them.

    Thank you, Regina

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  3. 2014-04-17 18:51:13

    Yes, you may. Thank you for asking! I hope you have a great tea party!

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  4. 2014-03-03

    I had to make a few changes to the blog, and that "page" I had here was actually a blog "post" so it won't show up on the tabs above. If you click the text where it says "Our Little Flowers Girls' Club" it will take you to the post. I'll update this page again as soon as I have the time.

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  5. 2014-04-15

    Hi, While surfing the internet, I happened upon your site. I am in the process of planning a Mother-Daughter Tea at my church; scheduled for May 3, 2014. I have been looking for a cover page for our program and when I saw this beautiful image of yours; "A Mother-Daughter Tea Party, I was touched by it's simplistic beauty. Would you please consider allowing me to use this image for our "Tea" program this year. Your permission would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Jean Moss jeanmoss@verizon.net

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  6. 2014-04-17

    Yes, you may. Thank you for asking! I hope you have a great tea party!

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  7. 2014-09-10


    Hi! Thank you so much for all the information on your website! It is a blessing and so wonderful! I'm writing regarding the NEW WREATH IV. Do you have any ideas that are posted that I just don't see? Curious as we are starting the New Wreath IV soon and would love some craft / game/ lesson ideas:) Thank you! Molly Topf

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  8. 2014-09-12

    I just purchased the materials for the new Wreath IV, but I've only skimmed through them so far. I'm considering doing it with my girls this year, but I haven't made any plans yet. Sorry! As soon as I do I will be sure to post them here. :)

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  9. 2014-09-14

    I love all of your wonderful ideas! I always come to your blog when it is my turn to teach LF/LW. Our group is doing the new Wreath IV this year. Can't wait to see what ideas you come up with (especially since I am not very creative!) Blessings, Trisha

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  10. 2014-10-13

    Hi, I think books written by the saints and lives of the saints may be useful to you. Visit Saints Books or Free Catholic Books
    Or for the little flower's autobiography www.storyofasoul.com

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  11. 2015-02-17

    Hi! I tried to download Wreath 1: Industry Scrapbook/binder page and was unable to do so. I got the message that it was no longer in the public domain. Can you send me a specific link to this page and St. Frances Cabrini picture and text? Your scrapbook pages have saved me Hours of time recreating what you have put together so beautifully! Thank you and God bless you! Alison

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  12. 2015-02-20

    Me too! (wreath 3 pages!), I would be happy to pay for it if that is what is necessary. May God continue to bless you, Jessica and your family, for your generosity in time and talent. Our girls have really enjoyed the notebooking pages. My older girls have a little "holy envy" as they do not have these pages from their Little Flowers days!

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  13. 2015-02-20

    Hi Alison! The author of Little Flowers Girls' Club® requested that I delete my notebook pages this past week which is why they are now listed as private and no longer available to download. I did speak with the publisher on Friday afternoon and will work with them to add my notebook pages to their trademarked program. It shouldn't be too long before they are available to download directly from Behold Publications. In the meantime, I'll send you an email with my St. Frances Cabrini notebook page. I'm glad to hear they have been helpful! God bless you too!

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  14. 2015-02-20

    I'll be sending you an email too, irishdancemom2014 :) I've been struggling to keep up with my emails, as usual! I hope your lent is off to a blessed start!

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  15. 2015-07-12

    Would you please include me with the Wreath I Notebook pages? jmmmcdemarco@gmail.com

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  16. 2015-07-28

    Hi! i just tried to download the Wreath 2 scrapbook pages for our LF group of 25 girls and received a message that they are now private. Is there any way that I can get them for our girls? I would be happy to pay for them. Thank you so much for your generosity!

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  17. 2015-07-29

    Hi Elisha! I'm currently working on remaking all the pages, including the new Wreath IV, with high resolution images that can be used for commercial use. They should all be available from Behold Publications soon! :)

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  18. 2016-02-29

    Thanks!! This is going to help quite a bit, as several friends and I have started 2 groups which will begin meeting today. Wish I could say it was my idea, but it was the suggestion of the other women who were inspired by seeing the activities you posted on your blog! Time for me to read up and prepare. This will be better for my girls than Girl Scouts, I think. :)

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  19. 2017-11-12

    How do I get the little flower downloads? I tried but it said private. Are these pages still available?

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  20. 2017-11-12

    I'm sorry they are no longer available. I was asked to remove them by the publisher and author of the program. I worked with them to create new pages that are available directly from the publisher. You can find the links to the updated "Little Flowers Crafting Pages" here:

    https://showerofroses.blogspot.com/search/label/Little%20Flowers%20Crafting%20Pages

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  21. 2021-03-13

    Thank you for your posts! I was wondering if you ever encountered having girls missing a meeting. If so, how did you have her make up that virtue and craft so that she earned her badge? I hope that made sense.

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