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 idea 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.
To download our version of the book, visit our Activities Center.
You are welcome to print out the book I created or feel free to make your own, too!
NOTE - I have 2 versions:
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 the second version HERE.
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!
And don't forget to stop by Sarah Rose's blog for more nice Catholic ideas!
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