St. Catherine of Siena coloring sheet
“Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.” So said St. Catherine of Siena (April 29) . . . words of wisdom and encouragement that today’s kids need to hear! You can download this coloring sheet by Catholic artist Vicki Shuck for free, or throw a few dollars into the open guitar case (the blue “Donate” button) to support the continued development of Catholic art for kids.
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:
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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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- Paddy and the Wolves: Coloring Book (softcover, $9)
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The Stations of the Cross for Children (printable PDF)
The Stations of the Cross for Children is written in simple language geared toward introducing younger children to the story of the Passion for the first time. It uses the list of stations recently approved by the bishops of the Philippines; this version begins with the Last Supper and ends with the Resurrection, making it a useful preparation for the rhythm of the Triduum.
The download includes a printable PDF and a PowerPoint presentation. Each of the stations in the PDF version prints on an individual sheet of letter-sized paper and includes: a work of sacred art; a reference to the relevant Scripture passage; a super-simple description of the episode recalled by the station; a prompt to thirty seconds of silent prayer; and a super-short prayer that connects reflection on the Passion to prayer and action in the world.
The PowerPoint slideshow includes the name of each station, the artwork, and a Scripture citation. It does not include music or automatic timing. A family leader can use the PDF version to narrate each slide in the PowerPoint presentation. You can preview The Stations of the Cross for Children below.
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In the Realm of Mist and Mercy
When young Waljan of the Wood is forced to move to a new home in the city, his first instinct is to resist everything about the change. However, it isn’t long before his new circumstances put him on a collision course with the evil lurking in Mortinburg, as well as his own true identity . . . an identity that will only become clear if he can somehow discover what lies beyond a mysterious, unassailable wall just outside the city.
In the Realm of Mist and Mercy is an allegorical novel, in the spirit of the Chronicles of Narnia series, for readers ages 9 and up. Also available: In the Realm of Mist and Mercy Lesson Plans, a complete set of catechetical lesson plans with discussion questions, catechetical and biblical references, and an invitation to prayer.
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In the Realm of Mist and Mercy Lesson Plans
You’ve read the story of Waljan of the Wood, Haden Hunter, Penelope, Bo Dog and their friends . . . now, the real adventure begins . . . an adventure in faith!
These lesson plans for In the Realm of Mist and Mercy walk readers through the story as an allegory to the Catholic faith. Each lesson includes questions for discussion, an exposition of the relevant teaching of the Catholic Church from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Bible, and an invitation to prayer.
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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.
The Children’s Little Advent Book: Coloring Pages only
Get 28 black-and-white Advent-themed coloring pages from The Children’s Little Advent Book. The coloring pages vary in style and difficulty; we recommend previewing it using the PDF preview for the full print edition, below. Note that the coloring pages download contains the coloring pages only, not the text pages.
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Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth (softcover)
The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth from Saint Mary’s Press is a teen catechism that even parents will love reading. The engaging, easy-to-understand narrative text has been declared in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism. Packed with full-color illustrations of sacred art, historical sites and objects, and informational graphics, The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth includes lots of extra sidebars, appendices, and indexes that make it a comprehensive and indispensable guide to the Catholic faith.