8 Simple Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Printable)
St. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to teach kids about the Christian meaning of love. Here are 8 simple activities and crafts for doing just that.
This printable PDF is adapted from 8 Simple Ways to Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with Your Kids. View a preview below.
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Sense of the Sacred: A Coloring Book for Young Illuminators (PDF download)
For centuries, the Catholic Church has used art to illuminate the sacred mysteries of the Faith. Now, your child can follow in that tradition by making sacred art with the help of Sense of the Sacred: Coloring Book for Young Illuminators. This book contains 30 hand-drawn illustrations and accompanying Bible verses, drawing on the rich legacy of statues and stained glass in our Catholic Faith.
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A Prayer to Forgive Those Who Have Hurt Us (Printable)
Help your kids learn how to forgive with God’s help by teaching them this simple prayer process.
Let’s face it…forgiving others is hard…and yet it is central to the Christian life. Jesus even tells us that our own forgiveness hinges on our ability to forgive others.
That’s what makes this simple process from Fr. David Smith so attractive…it brings the power of prayer into the act of forgiveness. Try it yourself, then try it with your kids.
This printable PDF is adapted from A Prayer to Forgive Those Who Have Hurt Us. View a preview below.
Corporal Works of Mercy Cards
The Corporal Works of Mercy (Shelter the Homeless, Visit the Imprisoned, Visit the Sick, Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Clothe the Naked, and Bury the Dead) are an essential part of our Catholic faith. Now you can teach your younger children all about the Corporal Works of Mercy with this downloadable and printable set of cards and activities. You can preview the entire file in the image gallery below.
November Family Time!
Get your family ready for November with all five Family Time! printable Catholic family faith formation planners for the month! The planners cover Oct. 29 through Dec. 1, weeks 30-34 of Ordinary Time, Year B.
You can use these planners in two ways:
- Print out a copy to keep by your family prayer table to use during family prayer. Each planner includes space for recording your family’s prayer intentions and mission for the week—the way you hope to live out your Christian vocation in the world.
- Use the digital version of each planner on your tablet or phone…each starred item is hyperlinked to a helpful resource such as the biography of a saint or information about a church event.
You can get these planners for FREE in two ways:
- Sign up for our weekly Family Time newsletter to get a printable planner for the coming week, plus links to Peanut Butter & Grace articles, coupons, and more. Sign up for the newsletter here. See back issues (and samples of past planners) here.
- Sign up to become a Gracewatch patron! Patrons get all sorts of perks, including the monthly planner packs. Sign up to become a patron for as little as $1 a month.
Making multiple copies for a parish or other institution? Purchase the planner pack download in multiples. Our suggestion is one download ($5) for every 19 families, but use your judgment.
Family Time! Lent Pack
Get your family ready for Lent with all seven Family Time! printable Catholic family faith formation calendars for the season…plus three extra printables: a two-page Lent planner, and our Triduum checklist! The planners cover March 3 through April 20.
Preview the printables in the gallery below, where you’ll also find licensing information and how to get the printables for free.
Making multiple copies for a parish or other institution? Purchase the planner pack download in multiples. Our suggestion is one download ($4) for every 25 families, but use your judgment.
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BYJ Saints Coloring Pages
You’ve got the Be Yourself! Journal for Catholic Girls…now get the bonus saints coloring sheets! Based on the six saints profiled in the journal, these coloring pages by award-winning artist Vicki Shuck are a great addition to the journal. Check out the previews below…then purchase and download right away!
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Paddy in the Woods: A Printable Board Game
You've read the storybook . . . now play the game! Help Paddy make it through the woods and back home safely again. Young players will get a few oatcakes to help them along the way . . . plus the words of Paddy's prayers! Simple play is suitable for ages 3-7. The game includes the 11×17 playing board (in two parts), playing cards, and instructions. You can preview the game below.
We suggest printing the game on cardstock (yourself, or send it to your local print shop) and then laminating it.
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Buy the Paddy and the Wolves storybook and coloring book on Amazon or right here:
- Paddy and the Wolves Storybook + Coloring Book ($18)
- Paddy and the Wolves: A Story about Saint Patrick When He Was a Young Boy (Hardcover, $21.99)
- Paddy and the Wolves: Coloring Book (softcover, $9)
- Paddy and the Wolves: Coloring Book (PDF Download, $6)
Living Sparks of God: Stories of Saints for Young Catholics to Color (PDF download)
Here are fourteen lively two-minute stories to introduce young Catholics to some of the Church’s most beloved saints. Each story is accompanied by two coloring pages: a gorgeously detailed portrait of the saint, and a scene of the saint in action. Check out a full preview PDF under the Product Description below!
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