Thank-You Cards to Mary

Activity Objective

To have the children honor Mary

Lesson Outcome

The children will gain a greater appreciation for the willingness Mary showed in following God.


  • Leaves and flowers from outside (either collected beforehand by the teacher or, if possible, during the session with the children)
  • Glue
  • 8 ?" by 11" construction paper
  • Markers


  • Explain to the children what an enormous debt we owe to Mary for being willing to follow God's will.
  • Pass out various materials: colored leaves, late fall flowers, glue, and construction paper.
  • On the front of the paper, ask the children to write "Thank you, Mary", then include a special, personal thank-you to Mary for something in their lives.
  • Have the children decorate their cards with the glue and natural materials.
  • Explain to the children that thanking someone is a way to pray to and honor them.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


Make sure you have plenty of material for the children to choose from.