Meeting of our Lord/Annunciation: Fabric Learning Set

to purchase the DIY Fabric Learning Set from “St. Tabitha’s Workshop” online store, for a very quick and simple DIY project. Please scroll down for a DIY tutorial.

This is a product from our collaboration with St. Tabitha’s Workshop, an Orthodox-focused online fabric shop.

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 events and theology of this Great Feast.

It 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. 

Free Lesson Plans

For lesson plans to complement this learning set, please visit our pages:
The Meeting of our Lord
The Annunciation of the Theotokos

Please note:

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.

DIY Tutorial

For a detailed tutorial on how to make our fabric learning sets, please click the button below.


HOW TO ORDER THE SET

You can find this and our other DIY Fabric Learning Sets at St. Tabitha’s Workshop, an Orthodox-focused online store specializing in fabric items.


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.


ALTERNATIVELY

Instead of using the pocket for storage, place the learning pieces on the mat, roll the mat up, and secure with a ribbon.


READY to LEARN!