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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Saints, Saints, Who Do You See? {Printable ebook}


Have you ever heard of the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See" by Bill Martin/ Eric Carle? It's a cute book that my kids just love! Well, Sarah Rose at Rose's Supposes created a Catholic version of that book for her son. She called it: "Saints, Saints, Who Do You See?". (See her book here) I thought the ideas was so sweet and beautiful that I just had to create a book for my kids, too. 
Sarah Rose used images from the Nippert and Co. Artworks Faith Keepers series and these are very cute pictures. If you like these images and you want to make your own personal book with saints that are close to you and your child(ren)'s hearts drop by and see how to get these adorable images so you can create your own book. 

As much as I loved the images Sarah Rose used I wanted our families book to show the saints in fine art.  So I searched Wiki Commons for saint images that were more personal to our family. 

Here is the book I made:
You are welcome to print out the book I created or feel free to make your own, too!
Click here for guessing version 
Click here for the non-guessing version
 
Update (I add a second version):
I was informed by a few of my followers that there are two versions of the "Brown Bear" book. In one book the child can read who's on the next page and in the other book the child doesn't know till they turn the page. I added a second version above.
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If you chose to print out ours, (I printed mine on stock/heavy paper) you can put it together easily with a stapler or a hole punch and ribbon.
Simply cut the pages in half at the line. 
Place them in order on top of one another. You can staple them together or use a hole punch to punch holes in the left side or each page. I had to adjust my hole punch to the correct size. 
I used gold ribbon to tie the pages together. When you knot the ribbon, make sure you leave enough room for the pages to turn. 
Here are a few of the pages in our book:


These little books are so much fun! Kids will love to read them again and again. (Mine do!) 
It's a fun treat for All Saints Day, too!
I hope you all enjoy this idea as much as I did!
God Bless,
~Jennifer
And don't forget to stop by Sarah Rose's blog for more nice Catholic ideas!


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16 comments:

  1. Jennifer, I love this! I am going to do this for All Saints Day with my younger two and will get the big boys involved by having them be helpers. Thanks for sharing this! : )

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    1. Big brothers are a blessing, Stephanie! I remember my big brother doing little things like that for me! You're giving great memories and ideals to your kids! God bless you and your wonderful family!

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  2. I am SO excited about this little book! Thanks so much. I can't wait to share it with my kids :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Dakota! I hope you all enjoy it!! (3)

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  3. Jennifer, thank you so much for all the love and joy you and your husband put into our faith to make it so tangible!

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    1. Hi Patty! My husband is such a blessing. Without him none of this would be possible! He so kindly applauds (h) all my crazy creative ideas and adds his own spiritual take on things to the kids! I have been blessed! (3)

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  4. Thanks for featuring my project Jennifer! I love the way your version turned out; its beautiful!

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    1. Hi Sarah Rose! Your idea was genius! I was happy to feature it! :-) It was truly inspired!
      I hope this post brought some new followers to your wonderful blog! You have so may cute ideas! (3)

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  5. Thank you so much for this great idea! One of my goals this year was to teach my son more about the saints, particularly All Saints Day. This will be perfect!

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    1. That's wonderful, Claire! I hope this helps on your journey! The saints are such an inspiration to us! God bless!

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  6. Oh my gosh...this is awesome, Jen!!
    Love it so much.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

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    1. Thank you for your heartfelt comment, Chris! I hope you and the boys enjoy this! God Bless!

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  7. This is the best I have ever seen! God bless you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment, Nanda! God Bless! :-)

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  8. Thank you so very much for sharing this! I teach Kindergarten PSR and am really looking forward to sharing this with my students.

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  9. THis book is absolutely beautiful and such a powerful, wonderful idea of the saint's in relationship with each other and then with us! Thank you!

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