Thursdays are the days I read over the Gospel for Sunday and if possible try to fit in a little craft to further enhance the message. I use the Magnifikids magazine, which the younger set bring to Mass, we read, discuss and then craft.
Sunday's Gospel (John 1:29-34) is the story of John the Baptist revealing the name of "Lamb of God". You would think I would do a lamb thing wouldn't you? But no I had doves so doves it was. It works since the Holy Spirit is featured rather heavily here :).
We discussed the beginning of the ministry of Christ and the fact that all three persons of the Trinity are present here at this time and place (how cool is that anyway?). While we read and discussed Erin, Kelli and Kevin worked on a sheet I had in my folder, we also have this from www.catholicmom.com which I will give them tomorrow.
Then I gave them these little cardboard doves I bought in Michaels a few weeks ago. They came in a package of 20 and they were .99. There was a wall full of these bank cut-outs and I'm kicking myself for not buying other shapes. Looks like I'll have to go back :).
I gave them each a few fluffy white feathers (I had them on hand) and some glue and they went at it.
They look pretty hanging over the table. THis was a nice little craft to do in a few minutes while Katie was taking her online literature course and the twins were playing with a friend. Brendan was occupied in the high chair with a paint brush, a few drops of water and construction paper.
Now it's back to work…