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What do you mean by “DIY”?
The set comes as one 18′′ x 29′′ piece of soft fleece fabric. The finished set can be made very easily by cutting out the pieces. An optional storage pocket is included, which can be sewn or glued. We are offering detailed tutorials for making each finished set as well as exclusive printable activities for a rich religious education experience.
Our learning set is an act-out educational resource made out of soft fleece. It teaches the Great Feasts of the Meeting of our Lord and the Annunciation of the Theotokos in a hands-on, Orthodox-focused way, helping the children better understand the relevant stories and theology.
The finished set consists of:
– Ten learning pieces.
– A background mat, which can also be used to store the pieces.
ORTHODOX CONCEPTS TAUGHT BY THIS SET
Acting out the scenes of the Feasts, the children will have the chance to get familiar with the stories, become exposed to the symbolism of the icons, and internalize the following concepts and facts:
- The Meeting of our Lord proclaims Him as the Savior and points to our continuous communion with Him through the Holy Eucharist.
- On the Feast of the Annunciation, we celebrate the divine initiative of God Who took on flesh from the Theotokos for our salvation. We also celebrate the Theotokos’ consent: she freely accepted the vocation offered to her, as should we in our own lives.
This is an educational resource to help teach Orthodox Christian children. Please be mindful when using, washing or storing it, since it depicts holy objects and images inspired by icons, which in real life are treated with reverence. The finished item is not suitable for children under three years old and should be used with adult supervision.
MAKE-YOUR-OWN LEARNING SET
Making your own learning set is a very easy DIY project. The preparation mostly involves cutting the pieces, all the instructions are printed on the fabric, and, depending on your preference, there is very little or no sewing required.
For a detailed tutorial on how to make our fabric learning sets, please click on the button below.
HOW TO STORE THE FINISHED SET
To store the pieces, place them inside the pocket. Roll the pocket inside the rest of the mat. Secure with a ribbon.
Place the learning pieces on the mat, roll the mat up, and secure with a ribbon.