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PreK & Kindergarten

PreK – Kindergarten Activities

CORNELIA’S LIFE: Identify her picture and know her name. Cornelia Coloring Book pp. 1 – 2 (birth and childhood)
VALUES: Joy, love, developing our talents
QUOTE: “Action not Words” C.C.
HOLY CHILD SCHOOLS: Holy Child schools are joyful, happy places where students are trusted and there is a love of learning.
GEOGRAPHY: Cornelia was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Locate Philadelphia on map.

Primary resources: Photo of Cornelia in pony-drawn carriage


  • Draw pictures to respond to discussion questions from coloring book or teacher makes copies from coloring book and students color these pages.

•    Color birthday cake – January 15.
•    Matching Game (see below)
•    Decorate Holy Child seal
•    Complete dot-to-dot of Cornelia's profile
•    Model and articulate "Actions, not words": Make a basket and go about quietly cleaning up school.

Possible questions to accompany coloring book pages 1-2 for PreK/K students.

MATCHING GAME for Nursery, PreK or K
Objective: To match pictures of Cornelia Connelly to pictures in the coloring book.
Materials needed: Individual pictures from the coloring book, blank piece of paper and Coloring Cornelia Book.
Goal: To help children become familiar with the story and pictures of Cornelia.


  1. Do a picture walk of Coloring Cornelia book to students.
  2. Each child receives 6 individual pictures of Cornelia which they place in front of them.
  3. Teacher shows 1 picture and asks, “Who can find the picture where Cornelia has an idea and is thinking about beginning the Sisters of the Holy Child?” 
  4. Student finds that picture and holds it up to show everyone then he/she puts in down.
  5. Teacher takes another picture – Who can find the picture where Cornelia is older and is wearing clothes that have a collar and buttons?
  6. Repeat. Each student finds that picture.
  7. Who can find the picture where Cornelia is wearing a veil around her head?
  8. Who can find the picture that shows children outside of a Holy Child School?
  9. Who can find the picture which shows 3 sisters praying on a special feast day?
  10. Who can find the picture which shows how we feel about Cornelia Connelly?
  11. After all the pictures are chosen, the children can paste the pictures on to a blank piece of paper in any style making a mural.

PreK & Kindergarten
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Calendar of Quotes
Cornelia's Family Tree
Holy Child Vocabulary
Important Dates
Prayers and Hymns
Primary Sources
Holy Child Schools, National
Holy Child Schools, International
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