One thing I love about homeschooling is that I can focus our learning around feast days of our church! Well September is a wonderful month to celebrate our Blessed Mother as her birthday and Our Lady of Sorrow's feast day occurs.
This September my son and I spent some time learning about Our Lady of Sorrows to honor our Blessed Mother on her feast day of September 15th!
This year was the first year I introduced my five year old to Our Lady of Sorrows for the first time. As we have learned about our Lord's sacrifice over this past Lenten and Easter season, I felt my son was ready to begin understanding how our Blessed Mother had also suffered with her son!
I simply introduced my son to Mary's seven sorrows. We talked about each one and then we made a heart shaped brownie and, using toothpicks and paper, we "pierced" the heart with our Lady's seven sorrows.
If you would like a copy of these swords with Mary's Seven Sorrows on them you can grab them here for free!
Remember there is a beautiful devotion to Mary's Seven Sorrows. This link provides you with a beautiful prayer you can say with your family to honor our Blessed Mother every September!
Blessings to you and yours,