For Christmas I received Volume 7 in the Godly Play series, which has a lesson for one saint each month of the year. I decided that I wanted to make dolls of all 12 saints and tell the stories through the year. We'll see how it goes.
January 28th is the feast day of Thomas Aquinas (we celebrated on sunday the 29th) and I finished up my first doll that day and told (ahem... read) the story of Thomas. Reading about the saints got me really excited about sharing their stories with the boys. My only disappointment is that these lessons (like the enrichment lessons in volume six) are more about talking and setting objects down as you tell the story, as opposed to, telling the story with the objects. With younger children moving the figures and telling a story seems to be more engaging. And, from this storyteller's perspective it is more fun!
You can see the godly play sets to buy for volume seven here. These have wooden cutouts for the figures, but I think having the dolls will be more fun (plus the sets are super expensive!)
We had a good time with our first story and Rowan loves playing with the Thomas doll. The next saint is Valentine and we have a few friends slated to join us, so I'd best start work on doll number two.
Crafting Notes: He is made on a 15 cm bendy wood and rope doll like these. I bound his body with some old wool socks to make it rounder (he was a big guy and the doll is really skinny). His tunic and cape are wool and his sash and hair are wool yarn.