For Parents To Teach To Their Children
Psalm 23 is a beloved and familiar psalm for many people. This week we make a poster for the home that children can make using a copy of the psalm from the Internet, or write out by hand. This is the 10th week mark for fun Sunday School art projects. I am taking a two week break for a little R & R. We’ll continue in mid-July until the end of September. Then, it’s back to traditional Religious Education and preparation for First Reconciliation. Happy Summer!
“The LORD is my shepherd;
there is nothing I lack.
to still waters he leads me;
He guides me along right paths
for the sake of his name.
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff comfort me.
in front of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
all the days of my life;
I will dwell in the house of the LORD
for endless days.”
Our Art Project–Psalm 23 Poster
I traced a rectangle onto a large sheet of watercolor paper, leaving the border to decorate. I wanted to make the image of an oasis in the desert. I painted designs around the rectangle border, in black ink with a tiny brush to be filled in with liquid watercolors. Then I added stripes of green shades inside the rectangle. Next step was super easy! Print out a copy of Psalm 23 from the USCCB.org under the Books of the Bible “Psalms.” I used squiggly scissors around the edge of the printed paper, then lightly glued down onto the green strips, using Mod Podge. You can adapt the art supplies in any way you’d like–Sharpie pens instead of black ink; school glue instead of Mod Podge: regular scissors instead of squiggly scissors. However your children do this project the goal is to have fun and learn about Psalm 23. Enjoy!