Monday, June 21, 2010

Vacation Church School 2010 - Going Green (Irish, that is :)

Want to follow along with us this week?  We (46 kids and a dozen adults :) are travelling to Ireland, to explore the Fruits of the Spirit found within the lives of the Celtic saints.  We plan to battle pagan kings with St. Patrick, bake bread and churn butter with St. Brigid, create a bird's nest with St. Kevin, write beautiful illuminated manuscripts with St. Columba, and of course, sail the icy Atlantic seas to North America with St. Brendan!  Along the way we hope to learn about bravery, trusting in God, patience, kindness, generosity and many other ways we can become more like these great men and women of God.
The children are making the waves as a young St. Patrick is carried off by a Celtic warship, kidnapped and sold into slavery in Ireland.

A. proudly shows off her wee felt St. Patrick.

Foam stamps were painted, then used to decorate bandannas in red or green, according to teams designated for the week.
And to cool everyone down on the hottest day of the year so far (97 degrees today), a bit of edible green!
 
Stop back by tomorrow, when we enjoy the hospitality and kindness of St. Brigid.

8 comments:

Rebeca said...

This looks great... wish my kids (and myself) could be there. Any chance lesson plans could be shared? Hope the rest of the week is wonderful!

gailbhyatt said...

This is fantastic!! Thank you so much for documenting the week. Us grandparents will LOVE to follow along with you. Excellent job!

magda said...

This is beautiful! I'm looking forward to the rest of the week!

anna said...

planning to share our outline by the end of the week Rebeca - hopefully it might be helpful to someone :)

Monica said...

That looks so cool! Thanks for sharing.

Rebeca said...

Thank you! I'll look forward to that.

Leah said...

This looks like so much fun! Looking forward to the rest of the week and plans shared.

Patty said...

Love this! I'm bookmarking this post for the future. :)