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1. From TAN Homeschool, a complete Dramatized Audio Bible . . .
I've been really impressed with these CDs from TAN Homeschool. They are my favorite part of a whole The Story of the Bible curriculum that includes a text book, teacher guide, student workbook, and even a lecture DVD series. The Dramatized Audio Book CD sets are filled with voices, music, and sound effects, and total 7.5 hours per volume. That's going to get you through a LOT of driving or afternoon quiet time.
For more on The Story of the Bible, see this post:
2. From Saint Mail, a three month subscription to Saint Mail.
My kids are learning about the saints (AND are quietly occupied for many many minutes) each month without me having to do ANY of the prep work. Molly from Saint Mail is a Catholic mom who is doing the prep work for you, only way cuter than you'd do it. Tiny San Damiano cross for St. Clare! Awesome leather bracelet with St. Benedict cross medallion for St. Benedict that Bobby has been wearing for nearly two years straight! I cannot recommend Saint Mail enough.
For more on Saint Mail, see this post:
IF YOU'VE ALREADY TAUGHT YOUR KIDS EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR FAITH, YOU DON'T NEED THIS
3. From Catholic Word, The Encyclopedia of Peg Saints, a cute little guide to creating your own little saint dolls . . .
4. From Peanut Butter & Grace, Sense of the Sacred: a Coloring Book for Young Illuminators, a beautiful coloring book of sacred images . . .
I love these coloring pages to have on hand for a feast day activity, or something to do while we listen to an audio book. There's a companion Illuminated Book of Catholic Prayers that pairs colored versions of the illustrations with traditional Catholic prayers.
5. From Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families, a printable 54 Card Deck of Super Saints . . .
This kit comes with templates for all 54 Cards along with the official Super Saints back cover template. along with printing instructions and instructions on various games to play. There's a pokemon-type game for older kids, or you can print out two sets to play simple matching games with little kids.
6. From Do Small Things With Love, Sixty-One Cross Stitch Saint Patterns . . .
The original set of forty saints can be found here, for only $3, and the 21 all new saints are here for just $2! The winner will get both sets for free.
7. From Printable Prayers (which is me), your choice of FOUR downloads from the shop . . .
Could be the Guardian Angel Prayer, could be the Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin holy cards, could be the Litany of Humility, could be a JPII quote. The possibilities are endless. No, not endless. There are forty-three possibilities.
I hope this gives you a little boost of inspiration to get out there for All Saints Day and saint it up. I can't wait to see what you've got! In case you're still costume planning, here are a few posts you might like to check out . . .