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Now, this won’t be the first time we celebrate this day. In fact, a couple of years ago, the children and I spent a lovely morning creating a process-not-product mural in honor of the day and, although there were no cakes nor juice boxes – as Luke had wished for – we had a fruitful discussion and drama in honor of Our Lady’s Assumption. No doubt, this year’s tea will turn into something different than I envision once I introduce the idea of our tea to the children, just as it did with our St. Anne tea. But, just so I will have a plethora of resource ideas – and so I could share them with others who may be planning Assumption of Mary Feast Day Celebrations, I decided to do a round up of ideas. Enjoy browsing the many festive ideas I’ve collected!
- We recently purchased blue and white candles similar to the ones we used at our St. Anne tea. So, we will likely use those as symbols of Mary’s traditional color.
- Sensory fun at the table could be had with lots of puffy white cotton ball clouds to remind us of the heavens.
- Make a centerpiece inspired by the craft at Powerful with God.
- Create a stand-up tri-fold centerpiece inspired Marian Panel Art.
- Enjoy herbal fruit punch drinks inspired by those at Sun and Candlelight.
- Make GFCF beer bread like the one at Just Like Mary.
- Herbed biscuits or bread since it is traditional to bless herbs.
- Grapes an blueberries, since it is traditional to bless fruits.
- Blueberries on vanilla coconut ice cream (to represent Mary in the clouds of the Heavens.)
- Pray the Acts of Faith, Hope and Love as described on Catholic Culture.
- Color this cute drawing of Mary that goes along with the Hail Mary prayer to put in personal prayer notebooks.
- Recite a decade of the Rosary, perhaps using our Rosary for Children CD’s, if I can find them.
- Create personal prayers.
- Read one or more Mary books that we already own or that I am able to order from the library.
- Make and read mini-books made with the the Mary’s Life cards I recently discovered online.
- Play with our 3-Part Life of Mary Sequencing Cards.
- Make the Mary Coloring and Activity Page from Catholic Mom for our Saint notebooks.
- Color this simple one-page coloring sheet that was found alongside many Marian activities at Florida Center of Peace site.
- Select from any of the free coloring pages on Roman-Catholic Catechism or the ones at Bible Kids to make mandelas like the ones at Just Like Mary.
- Design new Mary Spoon Dolls like the ones we gave away in our Mary Baskets a couple years back.
- Create and Assumption Star craft such as the on depicted at Shower of Roses.
- Read this wonderful excerpt and utilize the pdf that is linked to at Family in Feast and Feria’s Assumption Day post.
Plus, for my own learning, I will likely spend some quiet time on the day of our tea (and the ones leading up to it!), clicking through links at textweek.
If you know of other great resources for celebrating the Assumption of Mary, please share so it can be added to this round up of ideas!
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