Last week, I was teaching catechism and an idea popped into my head. Usually when this happens, I try to sketch it out on paper or enter it into my memo app on my phone. My to do list is so long so usually my newly created idea just sits on my to do list until I get to it. But my idea from last week was something I felt like I needed to make immediately. I don't know if it is because our classes our held in our church's school or if it was because I knew Catholic Schools Week was coming up, but I wanted to make this and post it so other Catholic educators could have access to it. What was my idea you ask? Catholic Saint Banners to be used in decorating the classroom, hallway, doors, bulletin boards and more.
Color OptionsMy initial idea was strictly a classroom decor type idea that was ready to print and be hung in a classroom or church. The more I thought about it and started creating, I thought, why not make a version where students could color and decorate the banner? How cool would this be if students did a saint report? They could color and decorate their saint and then at the end, string together all the saints that the students learned about in class.
This black and white version is also the ink saving option. If you don't want students to color or maybe you just want it to match a certain color scheme, you could print this version on colored paper/cardstock of your choice. Then you can still add a pop of color without using colored ink.
my classroom decor set that uses the same color scheme. I love these bright colors!
What's included?-6 different background options (black and white, brights polkadots, green stripes, white background, blue/purple stripes, primary colors)
-64 Saints to choose from
Agnes of Rome
Albert the Great
Anthony of Padua
Augustine of Canterbury
Brigid of Ireland
Catherine of Siena
Elizabeth Ann Seton
Elizabeth of Hungary
Francis De Sales
Francis of Assisi
Ignatius of Loyola
Joan of Arc
John the Apostle
John the Baptist
Margaret of Scotland
Mark the Evangelist
Martin De Porres
Philip of Neri
Pope John Paul II
Rose of Lima
Teresa of Avila
Teresa of Calcutta
Therese of Lisieux
How to use this product1. Pick the background design you want to use.
2. Choose the saints you want included.
4. Cut out each triangle
5. Punch holes in each triangle
6. Use yarn or ribbon to string the pennant banner
7. Hang to display
Ideas for using this product-Catholic Schools Week display
-Vacation Bible School decoration
-Bulletin Board display
-All Saints Day decoration
-A review of saints that you've learned about
-Display in a prayer area as a reminder to pray to the Saints
-Display in a library near books about the Saints
-Hang in the halls of a school or church for students to walk under
There are so many ways you can use these Catholic Saint Banners and so many options for making it work for you from choosing the background colors to including only the Saints you want included. Hurry and grab your banners now and start decorating!