File Folders (I like the colored ones but any will do)
To Use this Product
To save time since we only have an hour and a half each week, I cut and prepped everything ahead of time. To get the file folders ready just open them up so they are flat and then fold each side into the center crease. Then make new creases. Now it should have two flaps that open up and meet in the middle.
Once we got through the first decade, things got a little easier. They started to see the pattern and knew what was a Hail Mary and what was an Our Father. For prayers that are said on the chain (Glory Be and Fatima), we just had them color on the line/chain in the picture.
We made it around the rosary and had them color in the final prayers on the chain portion. Now they had the prayers written out for them, color coded to match the picture of the rosary and numbers to help remind them what order to go in. We briefly explained what the Mysteries of the Rosary flapbook was and that you announce/read a mystery at the beginning of each decade. We also talked about how you pray different mysteries depending on the day of the week and we showed them how we labeled each one so they would know what to do each day. We also showed them the "How to Pray the Rosary" card and how it basically reminds them of all the steps that we just talked about together.
As you can see, the simpler version does not include the mysteries or the final prayers at the end. It is more focused on the common prayers that our students have been memorizing this year. I also have the Fatima prayer included but did not use it in the sample. If you want to simplify it even more, you could just focus on Hail Mary and Our Father with young ones so they start to see the pattern. The rosary is still blank to color code with the prayers. I've also included a version (not pictured) of the rosary that has labels by each bead of the prayer to help scaffold even further. Both the simplified and the complete version are sold together so you can pick and choose what works for your group.
This Rosary Lapbook is available in my TpT store right now!
Looking for more lapbook ideas? Check out this blog post about my Catholic Prayers Lapbook to help students learn the prayers of our faith.