For Parents To Teach To Their Children
Note to Parents: This is the last of the First Holy Communion material for the school year. I will now start summer art projects, and Holy Scripture to match the art, through the end of August. I will resume the First Holy Communion material when my class begins in early September. Connie Goldin
“The Holy Spirit”
“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God whom Jesus promises to his Apostles. It is after the death and Resurrection of Jesus that the Holy Spirit was given to them. Thanks to the Holy Spirit, the Apostles had the courage they needed to go out and announce the Good News.” Jesus, the one who was put to death, God has resurrected him. We are witnesses of this .’ Today, the Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of every Christian. We too, just like the Apostles, are invited to live and to announce the marvels of God.”
The Holy Spirit—“The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God whom Jesus promises to his Apostles…Today, the Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of every Christian.”
Source: MagnifiKid! June 5, 2022 Pentecost Sunday. Vol. 19. Part7. Section 2. Pages 8-9.
This is a simple heart painting that uses watercolor paper and liquid watercolors along with color ink. Fun for all ages of kids.
Our Art Gallery
The Pantocrator–Christ, The Almighty Ruler
…”For Christ is not our Redeemer only; He is the Pantokrator, the almighty ruler of the cosmos, the One “through whom (God)) first created the universe” who “sustains all things by his powerful word.” (Heb 1:2-3) By Fr. Anthony Zimmerman, S.T.D. EWTN
Our Materials for this Painting
Introducing Christ to Children Through Art
I decided to tackle the icon of The Pantocrator to see how it would turn out. I looked at numerous different versions and chose the one I painted here.
I used square watercolor paper, a plate to trace for a perfect circle, and my usual supplies: watercolor pencils, black Sharpies in different sizes, watercolor paint and Mod Podge to seal the painting when it was dry. I made three different versions of the face because I couldn’t get it right. To do this I measured the face and drew a new one, which I cut out and pasted over the original. Number two face still didn’t look young enough to me. Finally, I got the face of one that I liked. Making mistakes and re-doing a project is a good thing for children to know about!
“Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.”
Pentecost Sunday USCCB “Rivers of Flowing Waters” John, Chapter 7:37-39
“Jesus stood up and exclaimed,
‘Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink.
As Scripture says:
Rivers of living water will flow from within him who believes in me.’
He said this in reference to the Spirit
that those who came to believe in him were to receive.
There was, of course, no Spirit yet,
because Jesus had not yet been glorified.”
Our Art Project–A Crepe Paper Mosaic Glued to Watercolor Paper for a Background
This is simple, but the more people pitching-in makes it super pretty and fun! Use scissors or fingers to tear the crepe paper into different size pieces. Lightly wet the watercolor paper. Spread glue over the base paper, then start putting the crepe paper pieces onto the glue. Make a cross in long pieces of paper, if you wish. Have fun!
Our Materials–Keep in mind that you can use whatever supplies you have at home!