Guess Who? Patron Saints Edition!
My children all love playing the Guess Who? Board Game. So, last night, after running across a new blog named Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families and seeing Monica’s post on converting her family’s Guess Who game, I knew I had to do the same for our family! (Thank you Monica for the inspiration and for sharing your idea!!)
I have an
older version of Guess Who, and not
this version that was used in the link above, so I had to create my own templates. It wasn’t that hard to do, plus I was then able to customize it with our own Patron Saints.
I guess I could have used colored scrapbooking cardstock that is white on one side, but I wanted to stick with supplies I already had at home… So, I printed
my template onto white paper and then glued it onto red and blue cardstock before cutting along the lines to create the individual cards to insert into the slots on our game.
It didn’t take long to slip all the pictures into their slots.
I then printed out a
larger version of each picture and glued it onto yellow card stock to create the deck of cards to use for choosing your saint. I cut them into 2 1/4″ by 1 1/2″ rectangles and then it was finished.
Just as soon as my children saw their “new” game they wanted to play!
“Are you a man. . . Are you a woman. . . Are you an angel?”
“Are you an apostle. . . Are you a nun. . . Are you a priest?”
“Are you holding Baby Jesus. . . Are you a martyr. . . Are you missionary?”
“Is a member of the Holy Family in the picture?”
The options for questions are endless!
P.S. Tomorrow is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. I have a box of Cocoa Pebbles in the cupboard so we can build a Grotto for Our Lady and some blue Jello to make “Springs at the Grotto” for dessert! You can find my compilation posts of all sorts of Ideas for Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes in the archives.
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.