Lent Coloring Pages

I had a little extra time yesterday, so I took a few public domain pictures related to Lent, and transformed them into coloring pages! There are five Lent coloring pages: Palm Sunday The Last Supper Jesus on the cross A host/chalice with grapes and wheat The sacred heart with nails and a flame, surrounded by…

Lent Activity: Interpreting Art

This activity has two parts: Analyzing and interpreting artwork Creating your own artwork Before beginning, talk to your children about the 40 days Jesus spent fasting and praying in the desert, and how he was tempted by the devil, or read the scripture passage directly (Mt. 4: 1-11). Then give each child the first worksheet.…

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Catholic Categories Game

Have you ever played “Scattergories”? This works the same way, but has lists of Catholic categories. It’s not only something both fun and faith-centered, but is also a great way for your kids to brush up on what they know about these categories and learn new things as well. Catholic Categories currently includes two category…

Lent Craft Ideas

With Lent starting in two days, I’m sure many of you are planning your Lenten activities! Here are some crafts I loved doing as a child, and am looking forward to doing with my kids as they get old enough. You might already be familiar with some of them, but hopefully you can find a…

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Welcoming Spring: Free Spring Coloring Pages

Help your toddlers and young children get in the mood for spring with these fun coloring pages. Images include a spring landscape, duck, duckling, chick, flower, ladybug and bird. Click here to download. Looking for more spring activities? How about this simple sensory exploration for kids? Worksheet included.

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Free Lenten Calendar for Kids – 2014

Here’s one more way to make Lent meaningful for your kids! Print out this Lenten calendar before Lent starts, and count down the days until Easter, doing something special each day related to prayer, sacrifice or giving alms. Click here to download the calendar. It’s pictured here as one page, but the PDF file prints…

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Free Papal Activity Book!

Are you proud to be Catholic? I am! One of the unique parts of the Catholic faith is the leadership of the Holy Father. No – Catholics don’t worship the Pope, and we don’t believe that every word that comes from his mouth is objective truth. We DO believe that the Pope is infallible in…

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Christmas Bookmarks!

Is anyone looking for stocking stuffer ideas? Print, cut, fold and laminate these bookmarks, and gift and tuck one (or both!) into someone’s stocking! It’ll only take 5 minutes… make that 7 minutes if you feel inspired to add a tassel or ribbon! Click here to download. If you don’t need any more stocking stuffers,…

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Christmas Activity Book!

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year – I never get tired of looking forward to it, getting ready for it, or making resources related to it! This Christmas Activity Book for kids features the Christmas Story (a fill in the blank activity), and Christmas – themed Sudoku, crossword, anagrams, drawing/writing, along with…

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Advent Writing Prompts!

Advent is just 3 weeks away! I don’t know about you, but I love the change of liturgical seasons as much as I love the change the regular seasons. I also love trying to make each liturgical season come alive through different traditions and activities that focus on the spiritual significance of the season. My…

Prayer Journal for Kids!

OK – here’s the prayer journal for kids! I hope you like it. I found out on short notice that I have to travel for a few days, so it might be a little while before I post again… In the meantime, download this prayer journal for your kids and don’t forget to check out…

Gospel Trivia Bingo

Here’s another resource I thought I’d share – Gospel Trivia Bingo. The file includes the bingo cards, markers, calling sheet and study guide. It could be used by families, or by religion classes or home schooling groups… My kids aren’t old enough for it yet, but I’m planning on giving it to teachers at the…