Catholic Activity: The Sign of the Cross
Children can learn this beautiful gesture from an early age. Teach yours to make it often: in the morning, before bed, and throughout the day.
As we have seen, formal prayer is a part of the signature, too. A beautiful example is the making of the Sign of the Cross, the recitation of a prayer, perhaps a Psalm, and the Sign of the Cross again. There is every reason to expect that peace will come to those who are put to sleep in the arms of prayer.
Parents can bless their children after they are tucked in bed by making a small Sign of the Cross on their forehead. This habit can carry over to any time the child leaves the house. Children, as well as parents, can develop the habit of making the Sign of the Cross when in time of need or temptation.
Activity Source: From Stroller to School, Parent-Educator Series 2, Leaflets 13-24, Three to Six Years by Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, 1962