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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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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The Children’s Little Advent Book (PDF download)
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.
You may print as many copies of the PDF download version of this book as you like for your personal or institutional use. Please do not duplicate or distribute the electronic file. You will receive a download link after checking out. If you have trouble with your download, contact [email protected]
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- The Children’s Little Advent Book softcover print edition ($11.99)
- The Children’s Little Advent Book Coloring Pages ($3)
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Examination of Conscience for Kids Printable
Here’s a simple, printable examination of conscience for younger kids who are just getting started with the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. This two=page printable resource includes:
- a checklist of things to confess, plus space for writing down additional other things the child wants to bring to Jesus;
- a prayer to the Holy Spirit for a good confession;
- three options for an act of contrition;
- a brief article presenting the sacrament as an opportunity for healing;
- and a “virtue and good habits checkup” help kids understand that the sacrament is about more than naming sins—it’s also about growing in holiness.
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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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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)
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Poster
Get this colorable Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Poster in an 11×17 PDF.
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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.
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.