I'm way behind sharing this, but perhaps others will find it useful for next year. St. Simeon is dad's patron saint, so we wanted to have a little craft and lesson about him. We talked about St. Simeon's work on the septuagint, and how he had waited a long time to see the fulfillment of God's promise.
Then we made scrolls! I used a piece of legal paper since it is a bit longer than usual, and lined it with three columns. Then the girls wrote the prayer of St. Simeon as copy work, and decorated the borders of the paper. We slipped wooden beads on the ends of wooden skewers (with some glue to hold them in place), and then folded and taped the ends of the paper around the skewers. Then we practiced rolling and unrolling to read. We used this image as a suggestion.
Download my lined legal paper scroll to make your own scroll.
|Scroll rolled up and tied|