Many Catholic families try to say a Rosary daily during Lent. I know that was how our family started saying a daily Rosary. It was a great way to begin a good habit! But one of the hardest things to do while saying a family Rosary is keeping young children quiet and happy while you pray. I\’ve tried many different ways to keep my kids interested and involved. I\’ve posted a list of ideas HERE and I\’ve also created Rosary Sheets and Rosary Mats. We even made a Giant Pro-Life Rosary! All were great ideas, but, as all things do, they can get old and the little ones begin to get wiggly again!
So here is another attempt to keep them happy! 🙂
I created Lacing Rosaries! These are just right to keep little ones happy, involved, and interested!
To create these you will need:
- the download
available for purchase HERE
- your printer
- stock/heavy paper
- laminator and 4 laminating sheets
Note: the laminating step is not necessary, but without laminate, the lacing holes will break very easily.
- hole punch
- yarn, shoestrings, thin ribbon, or other strings to use for lacing
It seemed to work best if the kids used one lace per decade. Attach the laces to the Our Father beads and then the child can start from there. They\’ll lace with one string till they get to the next Our Father and then they can use a new string.
- Joyful Mysteries
- Luminous Mysteries
- Sorrowful Mysteries
- Glorious Mysteries
- All 4 on 1 Rosary Sheet (If you don\’t want to make all 4 – just make 1!)