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.
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.
You may print as many copies of your coloring pages 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 PDF Download ($6)
- The Children’s Little Advent Book (softcover) ($11.99)
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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.
Preview the cards in the image gallery below.
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.
Pay for the instant download below and support the work of Gracewatch Media, or scroll down to the big red “free download” button to get the game for free if you've already purchased the book or if your family is on a tight budget.
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)
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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December Family Time!
Get your family ready for December with all six Family Time! printable Catholic family faith formation planners for the month! The planners cover Nov. 25 through Jan. 1, week 34 of Ordinary Time, Year B, and all of Advent, Year C, plus the Octave of Christmas, Year C. Plus, this month we’re including a bonus file…the 2018 Advent pack, a set of 9 printable pages to help your kids ages 8-12 through Advent. (Most of these pages, with the exception of the lyrics to O Come, O Come Emmanuel appeared previously in MISSION:CHRISTIAN.) Preview the printables in the gallery below.
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.
Your purchase of the printable edition of Family Time helps us pay for its development.
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.
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!
Purchasing the coloring pages entitles you to make as many copies as you like for personal use. Thanks for not re-posting online!
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Poster
Get this colorable Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Poster in an 11×17 PDF.
Are you a patron of Gracewatch Media? Get this for free at our Patreon blog; search under the downloads tag.
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.
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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