Wednesday 6 May 2020

Canadian Saints Kids Activity Book - Bonnie Way and Katherine Babcock

Canadian Saints Kids Activity Book 
Saints for Kids Volume 2
Bonnie Way
Katherine Babcock (Illustrator)
The Koala Mom

ISBN 9781999099732

This is the second volume from the duo of Way and Babcock. And it is just as great as the first volume. The first volume was North American Martyrs Kids Activity Book and my kids and I loved it. And they appreciated this volume even more, in part because of the Canadian focus. Having read a few different books on North American saints and martyrs I was familiar with all of the saints in this book. The sections in this volume are:

St. Marie of the Incarnation  
St. Kateri Tekakwitha  
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys 
St. François de Laval 
St. Marguerite d'Youville 
St. Andre Bessette 
Canadian Saints 
Appendix 1: Answer Keys 108
Appendix 2: Further Reading

There are between 14 and 16 pages dedicated to each of the 6 saints and a final chapter combining information and activities for all s as well. Each of the chapters specific to a saint begins with a 1-page overview. Kind of a visual and word collage. Then each of the saints have a few pages of text outlining their life, mission, and in some cases martyrdom. And then many pages of activities. The activities include:

Overview collage
Who Was
Portrait of the Saint to Color
Pages of quotes from the saints.
Translation Time (from Greek Alphabet to ours)
Imagine (draw your own picture)
Design a Coat of Arms
Writing your own Prayer
Crossword Puzzles
Word Search
Section to write our notes about the saint.

My children have loved many of the activities. One of their favorites was designing their own coat of arms. And they loved learning about these saints, many of whom lived and served near where we live. It was great for the kids to learn more about some of these saints, and to encounter 2 of them for the first time. The book really is fun for the whole family. 

Over 100 pages of fun for the whole family. This is a wonderful second volume in the Saints for Kids Series and we look forward to the next installment. Another great book from Bonnie Way and Katherine Babcock.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2020 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Bonnie Way:
North American Martyrs Kids Activity Book
Canadian Saints Kids Activity Book

Contributed to:
Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood

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