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Offline RehamG

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Explaining icons to a 6 year old
« on: April 21, 2014, 08:05:57 AM »
I've finally caught a break with my oldest son and attending Church, at least for now (I made a post about this a while back). He is now overly fascinated with the icons. How could I explain them to him, their purpose, etc, on a 6 year old level?  ???
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Re: Explaining icons to a 6 year old
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 08:11:44 AM »
Give him a kiss, then give the icon a kiss.

Seems like a pretty easy explanation for a six year old.  :)
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Re: Explaining icons to a 6 year old
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 08:20:17 AM »
Give him a kiss, then give the icon a kiss.

Seems like a pretty easy explanation for a six year old.  :)

I can't think of better advice for this situation. Simple, and so apt.  :)
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Re: Explaining icons to a 6 year old
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 08:25:47 AM »
Kids understand telling stories through pictures. Telling him what happens in each icon he's interested in will do the trick. Perhaps it's time to find a book on saints' lives, too. :)
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Re: Explaining icons to a 6 year old
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 05:08:27 PM »
it's a picture of something / someone really beautiful that tells us about God.
it's so beautiful that we kiss it as we thank God for such a beautiful true story.

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Re: Explaining icons to a 6 year old
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 09:02:05 AM »
It's easier to explain icons to a child then to an adult with pre-conceived notions.
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Re: Explaining icons to a 6 year old
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 09:55:44 AM »
It's easier to explain icons to a child then to an adult with pre-conceived notions.

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Re: Explaining icons to a 6 year old
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2014, 12:06:57 PM »
Give him a kiss, then give the icon a kiss.

Seems like a pretty easy explanation for a six year old.  :)

Fun, too!  Just don't start tickling the icons.  ;)
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Re: Explaining icons to a 6 year old
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2014, 03:40:38 PM »
Give him a kiss, then give the icon a kiss.

Seems like a pretty easy explanation for a six year old.  :)

Fun, too!  Just don't start tickling the icons.  ;)

They might laugh.


Kids!  Not the icons!  That would be scary.
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Re: Explaining icons to a 6 year old
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2014, 04:06:34 AM »
Icons are windows into heaven. That's how my parents explained icons to me.

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Re: Explaining icons to a 6 year old
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2014, 03:44:53 PM »
Kids understand telling stories through pictures. Telling him what happens in each icon he's interested in will do the trick. Perhaps it's time to find a book on saints' lives, too. :)

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