A Catholic Kid’s Summer Fun Card Set
Do your kids get “bored” three days into summer break? Do they spend most of their free time glued to screens? Then we’ve got a great idea for you…or actually, 96 great ideas: A Catholic Kid’s Summer Fun Card Set.
The cards feature screen-free indoor and outdoor activity ideas for kids ages 5-12. Most require minimal parental involvement, although some require parent-provided supplies, setup, or supervision. Plus, a sprinkling of spiritual challenges help Catholic kids grow in faith throughout the summer.
How to use the cards: Print on cardstock or heavy photo paper. Then, use the cutting guide marks to cut each page into 12 square cards. Alternatively, instead of cutting each sheet into squares, post the sheets on a wall or refrigerator and have kids cross out activities as they complete them.
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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.
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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Celebrating the Wisdom of St. Patrick in 10 Foldable Minibooks
Here’s a fun new way to teach your kids the basics of the faith: Family Moments Minibooks! Kids love folding their own little books…the perfect size for carrying anywhere.
First up in this new series: The Wisdom of St. Patrick. With art from Jen Norton, bits to color, prayer prompts, blessings, and the words of St. Patrick, each of the 10 books in this set create a little moment for teaching kids the basics of their faith. Book titles include:
Persecution and Perseverance + Vision and Mission + One God
Freedom and Faith + Nature and Creation + Grace and Gratitude
The Trinity + Jesus Christ + Prayer and Zeal + Church and Community
Plus, get two bonus books—a miniature St. Patrick coloring book and The Lorica of St. Patrick…the perfect size for memorization work! Scroll down for a free preview.
Each book folds to 8 pages; watch our video tutorial (below) for folding instructions.
How many copies can you print? Once you have the PDF, you can make as many copies as you like. If you plan to print many copies for a large group, please consider voluntarily purchasing multiple copies (change the quantity to do so). Your voluntary, non-obligatory contribution speaks to the value you place on us creating more resources like these.
Get this colorable Pentecost Poster in an 11×17 PDF. Need it for free? Save the image below to your computer and enjoy!
Yes, you can print this poster on standard-size printer paper; just select fit to page in your PDF application’s print options panel. In order to print the full-size poster on a printer that only outputs 8.5 x 11 paper, choose the tile option from your print menu.
The Stations of the Cross for Children
The Stations of the Cross for Children was designed especially for younger children, with colorful illustrations and simple text that introduces them to the Passion of Jesus Christ on their level. Each station takes about two minutes to complete, including about thirty seconds of silent prayer. Optional prayers and Scripture references for each station offer a variety of ways to adapt and expand The Stations of the Cross for Children for older kids. And the opening and closing prayers place the Passion in the larger context of Jesus’ mission…and every Christian’s call to continue that mission in the world today.
Related: Stations of the Cross Posters
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A Triduum Checklist
Here’s a handy Triduum Checklist handout to help your kids prepare for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. You can opt to support Gracewatch Media by paying $3 to download the PDF, or you can download it for free using this button:
Want a more complete version of this article? See Prepare Your Kids for Palm Sunday and Triduum at Peanut Butter & Grace.
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)
The Children’s Little Advent Book: Daily Reflections and Coloring Pages for Children Ages 4–7
The Children’s Little Advent Book is designed to help parents with children ages 4-7 on a journey through Advent to Christmas. Each day’s entry includes a brief Scripture reading, a reflection, discussion questions, a brief prayer, and a simple coloring page for children to complete after praying with their families. With The Children’s Little Advent Book, parents have an Advent resource specifically designed for short family prayer services with young children.
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- The Children’s Little Advent Book PDF Download ($6)
- The Children’s Little Advent Book Coloring Pages ($3)
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