Great Idea: Involve the Saints in Your Classroom!

Have you ever wondered how to involve the saints in your classroom? Here are a few ideas to help you make it happen!

Learning the lives of the saints has been found to be essential in keeping children close to the Church through adulthood. It is second only to parental influence. Take this opportunity to invite the saints into your classroom.

Younger students could really benefit from a donation of saint dolls or figures. There are many options on Etsy from talented artists. Choose specific dolls that coordinate well with your curriculum.

Does your classroom library include enough grade-appropriate saint biographies? If you have a reading rewards system, consider giving bonus points for a saint biography.

If your school does not already own one, look into purchasing a clip art package that includes coloring pages and projects for various saints. These include rights to reproduce for your school or classroom, so they are a wonderful long-term investment.

~ Submitted by Kate Daneluk, former Catholic school teacher, wife, mother of six, and co-founder of Making Music, Praying Twice