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Catholic Activity: Album or Flip Chart Easel for the Mysteries of the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross

    Supplies

  • Set of rosary and Stations of the Cross posters or pictures, size 8" x 10" or 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Tabletop easel with flip pages, vertical size to fit each picture (Easel should have clear, archival view pages, at least 20 pages, fits 8 1/2" x 11") paper
  • Prep Time

  • 30 minutes, plus gathering of supplies
  • Difficulty

  • Cost

  • $$ $ $
  • For Ages

  • 6+
  • Activity Types

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A flip chart easel containing pictures for each Mystery of the Rosary and Station of the Cros provides visual aids during the family prayers. At the end of each Mystery or Station, flip to the next picture.

DIRECTIONS

This is to create a presentation flip chart on an easel-type stand that contains a picture of each mystery of the Rosary (and/or Station of the Cross). During the family rosary this gives a visual aid for children and adults alike. At the beginning of each mystery or station, turn to the next picture. For more than one child, have each one take turns. My version fits 8" x 10" pictures, and is small enough to stand on the table or family altar in the family's prayer corner.

Have a clear plastic page for each mystery of the rosary and/or station. For the mysteries you will need 20 clear pages. If your easel/binder allows both sides to be displayed, then you can do one rosary mystery on one side and a station of the cross on the other.

Insert pictures of each rosary mystery and/or station into the clear view page. Set up the easel so it is in clear view of all the family members during the family prayers. Have the children "take turns" flipping to the next picture.

Optional: print or type out each name of the mystery and station and place in the corresponding page on the picture until the children know the names of each mystery and/or station.

Below are some suggestions for sources. In no way are we endorsing the products or companies. These are just visual examples so you can create your own Rosary and Stations easel.

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Free Options for Religious Pictures:

Binder or Easel:


Mysteries of the Rosary


Stations of the Cross
  1. Jesus is Condemned to Death
  2. Jesus is Made to Bear His Cross
  3. Jesus Falls the First Time
  4. Jesus Meets His Afflicted Mother
  5. Simon the Cyrenian Helps Jesus to Carry His Cross
  6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
  7. Jesus Falls the Second Time
  8. Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
  9. Jesus Falls the Third Time
  10. Jesus is Stripped of His Garments
  11. Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
  12. Jesus Dies on the Cross
  13. Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
  14. Jesus is Placed in the Sepulchre

Jennifer Gregory Miller Jennifer G. Miller

Activity Source: Original Text (JGM) by Jennifer Gregory Miller, © Copyright 2003-2014 by Jennifer Gregory Miller

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