Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

St. George of Merry England~The Red Cross Knight~

A Delightful Dramatic Arts Lesson with the Red Cross Knight...
Red Cross Crispies
Happy St. George's Day!

O.K.  So we celebrated a little early!  And I have to say that this was one of the best impromptu celebration/dramatic art lessons that we've ever had.  Honestly, I had nothing "planned" for St. George's day so I think God was trying to teach me a little lesson about living the moment a little more often!  The "planner" in me was thrown through a loop, needless to say!  Since we have a busy day planned on the actual St. George's day on Friday, we decided to start our day, Monday, reading this favorite story of Saint George And The Dragon.  We have this book and just love the illustrations...But I also found an audio story link that seemed pretty good!  We didn't listen to it but you can check it out here.

After reading the story, there was a sudden impromptu dress-up party and reenactment of the story that burst out in our house.   Thank goodness we keep all of our old costumes and dress-up clothes in plastic bins for moments like these...We even had a dragon costume on hand!  The dragon costume was perfect for Angel Baby.  Here are a few action moments from the story, "slightly retold."  Gotta love it when chivalry is alive again!
  We began our own story with a dragon....Doesn't she look ferocious?
The rest of the cast....The King, Princess Una, The Red Cross Knight and the Dragon
Here we have The Red Cross Knight resting until the sun rises...
The Red Cross Knight fought the dragon and saved the kingdom! But lo and behold, The Red Cross Knight and The Dragon became friends.

And Princess Una danced with the Dragon since she was so kind and gentle!

The King was very proud of The Red Cross Knight!
....And so was Princess Una!

Then, the dragon turned into a princess and they all lived happily ever after.  The End.

After a tough morning of battle in the kingdom, we ALL enjoyed Red Cross Crispies, made out of Rice Krispy Treats!  This was the easiest "unplanned" snack I've ever made.  I happened to have Rice Krispies on hand so I made them while the kids were doing their dramatic arts lesson.  I just cut them into triangles with a touch of red icing to be the shield of the Red Cross Knight.  I think it took a whole 15 minutes...Yay for simple!
Big Brother did not participate but he enjoyed the snack!

Thank you, God, for providing this delightful day in Your Kingdom... and another little cup of grace.  I'm drinking it up and praising You for Your glory!


  1. Thank you for emailing me the link to this post! I should have a few minutes this morning to add your recipe to Catholic Cuisine. It is very creative!

    It looks like your children were having such fun!

  2. Hi. I'm here from cathlic Cuisine. what a wonderful celebration you all had. the reenactment with the costumes is delightful, and I will have to try out those Red Cross Krispies ! thanks for the ideas, and nice to meet you.

  3. I love the red cross crispies! They're so cute! Great idea :-)

  4. Thank you all and God Bless each of you for the many "Cups of Grace" that you share with all of us! Our family is truly grateful:)

  5. Precious! I love their creativity.

    Thank you Lord for the opportunity to homeschool.

    Pax Christi - Lena


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