October 4th is St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day, is the day we honor St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, merchants, and ecology. Of course, this day provides inherent fun for children with the Blessing of the Animals which are in some homes and at many zoos. The feast that we let children be involved with aspects of St. Francis’ mission.
Because St. Francis of Assisi traditions, legends and inspiration is so prolific, multi-sensory activities are regarded to learn about and experience the beauty of the natural world that God created and to have an experienced spiritual taste. St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day is a day that offers an array of other ways to celebrate these ideas might help:
Blessing of the Animals
Be crafty and make a Zoo or Build a Church.
Popsicle Stick Puppets (Have children craft puppets).
Make and Eat Honey-Almond Cakes.
Draw sketches of the symbols of St. Francis.
Play a game (St. Francis and the Wolf Tag).
Listen to or sing the Prayer of St. Francis (Make Me a Channel for Your Peace.