Ten Creative Ways to Deepen Your Child’s Devotion to Mary
Are you looking for ways to help your children deepen their faith without getting bored? Are your children getting way too much screen time because you have nothing else to do? Have no fear, The Miraculous Medal Shrine is here to help. There are so many wonderful resources out there for you and your children to enjoy.

We have come up with ten creative ways to help your family deepen your devotion to Mary while having fun.
Sometimes, the best way for your little “Michelangelos” and “Picassos” to unwind is to have their inner creative juices to flow by coloring or painting. Whether it’s having them color in pages or sketching out pictures, they are sure to have a deeper connection with our Blessed Mother in a special way. Here are a few coloring pages for you to use.
If you are looking for a fun Miraculous Medal craft for kids without breaking the bank, this is the craft for you. Check out this link , and it will give you a step-by-step process of how to create them. As your children create these medals, you can share a brief history of the Miraculous Medal and the blessings that have come about to those who wear them.
If you have some pipe cleaners and pony beads, you can create some kid-friendly rosaries with your children as you teach them the importance of praying the rosary. They are so simple and fun to make. Once you are done, pray a decade of the rosary with them.
Your children are probably missing their friends…and you probably are too. Let them know that they are in your thoughts and prayers by writing letters to them. You and your children can create unique stationery with colorful paper, markers, and stickers. Once completed, you can write letters letting them know that you are thinking of and praying for them. Not only is this a fun way to stay connected, but your friends will be surprised by your thoughtfulness.
Kids love parties (and we do, too). How about hosting a Marian Tea Party with your kids? During this time, you can enjoy some tea and sweets with your kids while sharing stories about Mary and Jesus. It’s a great way to spend some time with one another while learning more about Mary.
There are so many free (and kid-friendly) YouTube videos that tell the story of Mary (and many other wonderful saints). Sit back and enjoy some popcorn while enjoying these videos with your kids. 
Do your kids like to act or tell stories ? If they do, encourage them to share stories about what they know or have them act out the stories. You can turn any parable or scripture passage into something fun for you and your kids.
Are your kids trying to come up with ways to get in your good graces after misbehaving? This is the perfect craft for them. Your kids can help brighten your mood while filling up your house with some paper bouquets. These bouquets are easy and fun to make. 
If your kids are into games, this activity is perfect for them . Print out the Miraculous Medal prayer and cut it up so there is one word on each piece of paper. Then set up a small bin to which your child must aim for with a small ball. When a goal is made, your child will be rewarded with a word. As your child receives words, he/she must do their best to arrange this prayer in correct order. Once they have completed this prayer, recite it with them. Play this game as many times as needed until they learn this prayer by heart. This is a highly engaging way to help your child learn the Miraculous Medal prayer.
Though this activity is not Marian-centered, it is definitely Christ-centered... and it requires you to dance and sing with your children. There are so many great Christian songs to dance to or sing with. Have a Dance-off with your children or a Karaoke Contest.
If you like what you see, let us know. We can share more fun and engaging activities for you and your loved ones. If you have any you would like to share, send them to us, and we will highlight them in our next email.

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