Home Activities:

  •  We’ve already met Peter several times; review the stories of Pentecost, of Peter and Cornelius, and of the Council of Jerusalem.
  •  Color the picture of Peter and Paul; not only does each of these great saints have his own feast day, but they have yet another day together.  Place the icon in your icon corner.
  • Look through your Bible or storybook and reread the stories of last year when we studied the gospels – the calling of the fishermen (Matthew 4), the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law (Matthew 8), walking on water (Matthew 14), the Transfiguration (Matthew 17), the Last Supper (John 13), the denial (Matthew 26), the Resurrection (Luke 24).  Lots of bedtime stories here; your child should know and love Peter by the end of the week. 
  • Look at pictures of bishops; Peter was the Bishop of Rome. 
  • Play with your keys; Peter was given the keys to the kingdom of heaven by Jesus Himself. 
  • Point out crosses and remind your child that Peter died on an upside-down cross. 
  • “Quo Vadis” would be a great movie to watch with the whole family. 

Prayer: Lord, fill me with the same deep love for You that Peter had.


            Advent does not actually figure in our curriculum this year.  But, this is a wonderful opportunity to review the birth and life of Jesus.  Make an advent calendar, decorating it with tiny icons or stickers.  Review the entire Old Testament (studied 2 years ago) by decorating a Jesse tree with symbols of Old Testament characters.


How did Peter answer the lame man?