One of the most common prayers we pray in class with our students as Catholic Educators is the Hail Mary. The Hail Mary (or Ave Maria) is a short prayer to ask the Virgin Mary, Mother of God, to pray for us.
full of Grace,
the Lord is with thee.
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
I put together this collection of Hail Mary activity ideas to help you introduce the prayer to students so they can meditate on the meaning of the words and integrate it into their personal prayer lives.
Hail Mary Activities
Hail Mary Activities & Games (The Catholic Toolbox)
Praying the Hail Mary with Hand Motions (Loyola Press)
Hail Mary Reflection (Ave Maria Press)
Hail Mary Memorization Cards (Look to Him and Be Radiant)
Hail Mary Worksheets
Cut and Paste Hail Mary Printable (Real Life at Home)
Hail Mary Activity Pages (Wee Believers)
Hail Mary Games
Hail Mary File Folder Game (The Catholic Toolbox)
Hail Mary Roll a Prayer Game Worksheet (The Catholic Toolbox)
The Meaning of the Hail Mary Prayer Video
Download the Hail Mary graphic organizer worksheet to go along with this video:
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Get The Religion Teacher’s Prayer Worksheet Collection
The Religion Teacher’s Prayer Worksheet Collection includes thirty printable handouts to help kids meditate on the meaning of popular Catholic prayers and devotions. This resource features worksheets with meditations on the Hail Mary, Angelus, Mealtime Prayer, Acts of Faith, Act of Hope, Act of Love, Act of Contrition, Memorare, and more!