Monday, November 1, 2010

The Feast of All Saints

Dear Mr. Smith,
We had a wonderful time celebrating the richness of our Faith today, with all our precious saints.
First, we read the story of St. Martha. We learned about how she was a fantastic baker and housekeeper, and very different from her sister Mary. Then we baked bread, in honor of St. Martha. We played "St. Simon Says" and talked about St. Sebastian. Once the bread was done baking, it was time for lunch. We read a poem about St. John Bread and Water, a little-known saint whose sacrifice for the Lord was to forgo all food and drink but bread and water, for his entire life. We ate our bread and drank our water, imagining how difficult that must have been for St. John. (Then we had a healthy dose of Halloween candy and everyone was better.)
We played games, like this one in honor of St. Nicholas:

We took turns trying to toss as many gold coins as we could into the "chimney".
(Thanks for the idea, Charlotte :o)!)
We made roses while learning about St. Therese, and then presented them to Mary, the Queen of all Saints, via a Saint Trivia game.
Can you spot the objects in the beans?
A sword for St. George, a clover for St. Patrick, and a St. Gerard medal, all *lost* in the beans, to be found with the help of St. Anthony.
"St. Anthony, St. Anthony, please come down, something is lost and can't be found!"
We read lots of saint stories, did some printable activities, and had a really great day overall. As you know (since you were here by then), we ended the day with a beautiful Litany of the Saints.
All you Holy Saints, pray for us!
In Christ, Through His Blessed Mother,
Your Wife,
Mrs. Smith


  1. Sounds like a great party! I really like the bread and water idea. May have to keep that in mind for next year!

  2. What a great party! Thank you for sharing!
    Many Blessings,

  3. These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing! I'm afraid we let this Feast go bye relatively unobserved-after a wweek of All Saints activities leading up to the actual Feast!

    WE have six boys also, with three girls mixed in (each girl is seperated from the next by 8 years - so they can boss their brothers around from severl different vantage points)!