|Church Quiet book!|
|Outside the church, a bunny hides in the grass.|
A pocket is full of flowers to put by the icons.
(There's also a heart in the pocket, that we use to "kiss" the icons.)
|She can ring the (sorta-muffled) church bell. |
Inside, she can drop coins in the money box.
|Take candle sticks from the box, and put them in front of the icons.|
Turn pages of the book at the kliros.
|Father can swing the censer, and the little girl can bow.|
|The royal doors open to show the holy gifts.|
|Take antidoron from the bowl. (Definitely the favorite!)|
|An angel worships with us!|
I think a book format might actually help her focus on one thing at a time a little longer. But it was fun to show her how the priest swings the censer, and then say, "Look, her comes Father!" - and then pick her up to see the real Father emerge to cense the church. It has only been so-so successful at actually being a quiet and entertaining toy, as these things go; but the the big kids and I are all enjoying it, too. :)