Thursday, November 5, 2009

Little Flowers

Have you heard of the Little Flowers Girls Club? I will be giving a talk to a local group tonight. It's really such a wonderful club. Here's some information for you here:

"Little Flowers Girls' Club® is a Catholic program for girls ages 5 and up based on learning Catholic virtues through the lives of Catholic saints, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Developed by a Catholic mom of nine, Rachel Watkins, and based on Fr. Lasance's Catholic Girls' Guide, the Club strives to bring the Catholic faith alive and inspire the girls to become authentic Catholic women.

Nine virtues are included in each of three different wreaths or years of study. A fourth year, studying the fruits of the Spirit is also available. The format of the Clubs is flexible, with groups meeting monthly, bi-monthly or weekly. Badges for the virtues are earned by studying the saint associated with the virtue, memorizing relevant scripture verses and studying the Catechism. The program is flexible enough to use with a variety of age groups. Little Flowers Girls' Club® has also been successfully implemented in the family. Sashes, vests, skirts, bandanas, t-shirts and other items are extras that add to the experience, but are not necessary to running a successful Club.

The Leader's Guide for each wreath offers suggestions for running meetings, planning crafts and activities, talks on virtues and other relevant information. The Member's Guide includes the activities, saints' biographies, pictures of the saints, and prayers for each girl. Each of the girls in the Club should purchase their own Member's Guide.

Other items that leaders find useful are the Memory Verse CD/Cassettes, the Tea and Luncheon Manual and the Craft Companion and Merit Certificates.

Leaders should have fun with the program and use the flexibility to choose the items that are right for your group's needs. God bless you in your work for His work!

Please take a look at the link here.


Heather said...

Is there something for toddler boys like this? That's Catholic based?

Alexander is 4½ years old (my son).


Leocea said...

I just wanted to note that Rachel now is a mother of eleven. I am fortunate to know her personally. Having four daughters, Little Flowers will be a part of our lives for years to come! It is a wonderful program, and I myself have learned from it.

Your sister in Christ,