Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Celebrating Our Lady: A Fashion Show, Of Sorts

In honor of Mary during this month of May, my students have been working a little bit at a time on a special project (the Pop Up Marian Shrine posted below).  Today, they were working on coloring the "statue" of Mary that is central to the project, and I gave them the option to decorate it in a manner of their choosing or to model it after once of the popular Marian devotions.

So out came these books for inspiration:
(These books are all either from St. Joseph Picture Books or TAN Coloring Books)

And I hung these Mary Paper Doll outfits on the board:
(You can find a link to those Marian Paper Dolls in this post.)

To which one of my boys said, 
"Well, look at that.  It's like a Mary fashion show." 
and went back to coloring.

Another student then immediately made up a little tune that went something like, "Na, Na, Na, Mary Fashion Show!"

Goodness gracious, these kids are entertaining.  All I can picture now is Mary (gracefully and modestly) strutting her stuff down a runway while music (Na, Na, Na) plays in the background, and an announcer (maybe Gabriel?) tells the crowd, "And this, ladies and gentlemen, is from the Guadalupe collection."  

Forgive me, Blessed Mother.

In another kind of "fashion show," here is a line up of Marian activities from previous posts on this blog.  If you are looking for something centering on Our Lady to teach your kids this May, how about one of these?

I do not recommend a Mary Fashion Show, however.


  1. I really love you blog! I teach 4th grade at a Catholic school in Philadelphia and your site is my go-to place when I want to find interesting/creative project for my religion class. Thank you for all your hard work!

    1. Thanks so much! I am glad that you are finding good things. God bless you and your 4th graders!

  2. Katie, I love all of these ideas for Mary activities! You are brilliant!

    1. Thanks, Mia! Looking forward to seeing you again in a couple of weeks!

  3. There is a book by Anthony DeStefano called "Our Lady's Wardrobe" where she has special clothes to visit earth. It is published by SOPHIA INSTITUTE PRESS and illustrated by Juliana Kolesova. It goes with your fashion show.