This year we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions and the Miracle of the Sun. Here are seven ways to commemorate this special anniversary with children:
1 – Picture Books
Here is the list of the books that are pictured on our book cart above:
- Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue
- Mother of God Coloring Book
- An Alphabet of the Altar
- Mary Most Holy Coloring Book
- Mary Holds My Hand: A Child’s Book of Rosary Meditations
- Mary Mother of Jesus
- Mary and the 50 States
- Our Lady Goes a-Maying
- Our Lady of Fatima Coloring Book (not pictured)
- The Children of Fatima by Mary Fabyan Windeatt (Also Available from TAN)
- Our Lady Came to Fatima by Ruth Foxe Hume (Vision)
- Jacinta’s Story (OOP – purchased a used copy in very good condition)
- Most Beautiful Story Coloring Book
- Mary and the Little Shepherd’s of Fatima (arrived in an Easter Basket this year!)
- The Children of Fatima (OOP – purchased a used copy in very good condition)
- The Holy Rosary
- My First Pictures of Mary
|The Rosary for Little Catholics (reprint of the original 1952 edition)|
|The Children of Fatima|
2 – Coloring Pages
I love the beautiful coloring page from Catholic Playground: Our Lady of Fatima Coloring Page. It’s the one that we printed out to color this year.
3 – Our Lady’s Rosary Craft
When we made rosaries for a service project a few years ago, my friend Aleesa sent us extra supplies to make one for each of the kids to keep as well. After making thirty-five to giveaway we never did get to those extras… I pulled the supplies out to the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun! It was a perfect craft for the anniversary of the apparitions this year.
4 – Audio + Video
The Day the Sun Danced DVD – one of my own childhood favorites!
This film accurately portrays the story of Our Lady’s appearances to the three children in 1917. From the angel’s appearance to the Miracle of the Sun, the full story is so captivatingly presented that young viewers will want to watch it again and again.
Secrets from Heaven: The Story of the Children of Fatima (Glory Stories: Volume XIII) is available from Holy Heroes
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima DVD
Mary Machado, one of my contributors over at Catholic Cuisine, kindly took the time to compile all the past posts for easy reference! We decided to make her Spinning Sun Cake for our family celebration, spinning it on our Cake Turntable/Rotating Cake Stand.
6 – Favorite Dolls