Item No. 005647
designed by Laura Wilson (sewn by Mallory Cabe)
The Liturgy Play Mat includes 12 ways kids can touch and participate in the Liturgy. Children can ring the church bell, feel the sun, and find a bunny hiding in the grass on their way to church. Inside they can drop coins in the money box, light candles, and place flowers by the icons. An angel flies above as we read the Gospel. Help the little girl bow her head as Father censes the church. Open the royal doors to see the Holy Gifts, and receive antidoron from the bowl. Use this play mat to teach children at home about what they’ll see at church, or tuck it in your bag to occupy little ones during long services. Either way, this is a fun way to introduce children to the real ways we participate at church.
About the author: Laura Wilson is a painter, designer, and homeschooling mother of three girls. She is the author and illustrator of Flip Dolls and Other Toys that Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab, and Go! (Lark Crafts, 2013) a sewing book of interactive toys, and she shares Orthodox educational printables on her blog Many Mercies. The Wilsons are members of St. Nicholas Orthodox Mission in Jackson, TN
As an alternative to purchasing this completed play mat, see also Item No. 005646d-- to purchase a downloadable pdf which includes a material list, detailed instructions, and templates for crafting your very own Liturgy Play Mat for just $8.99.
Author: Laura Wilson
Format: Soft play mat
Dimensions: 8.5 X 11.5 inches
AFP SKU: 005647
Retail Price: $29.95