So with Pope Francis’ visit, it’s been all Pope all the time over here at our house. I have been so inspired watching his visit on TV–the joy, the enthusiasm, the challenge to live the life we are called to live. And this has been a wonderful opportunity for our kiddos. This is why we homeschool–to give them an education imbibed with our religious faith.
The Pope may be leaving but you can still enjoy some Pope Francis fun.
Matthew 16:18 craft
This is the Bible verse the girls have been memorizing this past week (“You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my church”) and this is the craft we did with it. We actually first did this when Pope Benedict stepped down and Pope Francis was elected, but we used a real rock. This time I used glittery fun foam for the rock so that we could attach it to our Bible board.
You can download Peter and the church here: On this rock craft template
And here it is using a real rock…
We participated in Flat Francis and have been taking him with us this past week so that he can explore a little more of the U.S. than just D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. You can get yours here: http://flatfrancis.org/
Pope Francis puppets
The girls decorated these mitre hats while watching one of the services. Clearly they don’t go for the humble look. 🙂 They are super simple to make. Just cut out the mitre shape from white paper and then add a band so you can wear them.
But they loved wearing them! This is one of my favorite pictures–Mia helping make dinner while wearing her hat.
Pope Coloring Sheets
We also enjoyed pope coloring sheets from Drawn 2 Be Creative which you can find here. She has Pope Francis and the Vatican crest.