Jude and I both memorized “The Canticle of the Sun” by Saint Francis of Assisi during his second grade block on saints. Each week we focused on learning a single stanza, reciting it while rhythmically tossing bean bags back and forth. The images are so vivid and the pulse of creation is so profound, the poem practically begs to be rendered on paper. We painted the images using wet-on-wet watercolor techniques. (You can see my notes and insights on this medium here.) Jude pasted his paintings into a bound main lesson book, while I taped my together in an accordion-type display.
Praised be God for brother Sun,
Who shines with splendid glow,
He brings the golden day to us
Thy glory does he show!