Praying the rosary as a family. What a daunting thought for most parents!
As I have worked with families, I have learned that many parents remember praying the rosary but have forgotten how to pray it so they can’t pass it on to their children. This prayer ring for the rosary is easy and fun for children and includes all needed prayers so parents can feel comfortable leading their children in the rosary.
1. Print the prayer ring prayers. You can print it in color on white cardstock (PDF – print in color) or print with black ink on white cardstock (and let your children color it) (PDF – ready to color). There is also the option to print it on colored cardstock (PDF – print on colored cardstock). (In this option, when there is room on the page, I put more than one copy of the prayer. This makes it easy to make copies for a class with less wasted paper.)
When I teach about the rosary, I like to leave time to pray at least a couple of decades of the rosary so they learn how the prayer ring works. To color and cut out the prayer ring takes a lot of time. Printing the prayer ring in color is not an option for me because the parish copier does not print in color. So, I buy lots of bright colors of cardstock to print the prayer ring on! This makes the prayer ring bright and colorful and still leaves time for us to pray a couple of decades of the rosary.
2. Cut out all the shapes.
3. Punch a hole where the small circle is in all the shapes.
4. Using a 1” binder ring, put the prayers on the ring in order. (Each prayer is numbered.) You could also use a twist tie or piece of a pipe cleaner to hold the prayers together.
And you are ready to pray the rosary!
(Note: The leader prays the regular type and everyone else joins in on the bold type.)