Ginny Kochis of notsoformulaic.com has developed Made for Greatness: A Growth Mindset Journal for Courageous Catholic Youth to help Catholic children and teens ages nine and up to develop a virtuous life and live for God.
The North American Martyrs Kids Activity Book will bring the lives of these holy men alive for Catholic children. This 135-page paperback book includes bios, discussion and reflection questions, word puzzles, mazes, coloring pages and more activities about the lives of the North American or Canadian Martyrs.
Have you ever thought about how you would draw God? Drawing God by Karen Kiefer (Paraclete Press) is a new picture book that examines that question. Emma is a young girl who goes to a trip to an art museum where she is inspired by the works of Picasso. She wants to draw something spectacular, but what should it be?… Read more →
Catholic Brain, a Catholic faith formation program, offers over 5000 educational resources to help you share the Catholic faith with your children. It features animated videos, songs, games, lesson plans, printables, and quizzes. It also offers a reading for each day, as well as a video and saint of the day. In addition, there are special resources for advent, lent,… Read more →
Jesus, Do You Want to Be My Friend? Is a new picture book by Mark Restaino, illustrated by J.P. Alcomendas. It is a charming, colorful book based on the idea that children can always talk to Jesus and ask him questions. Each two-page spread features an illustration combined with a question and a Bible verse. For example, the first page… Read more →
Kimberly Fries has created a beautiful new collection of Catholic children’s books. Written by Fries with vibrant illustrations by Sue Kouma Johnson, these books are delightful additions to any home, Catholic school, or parish library. There are two saint books: Girl Saints for Little Ones and Boy Saints for Little Ones. Each two-page spread features a short biography of the… Read more →
Looking for some serious Bible Study this Lent, for either yourself or to do along with your high-school children? The St. Paul Center is offering a study of Genesis to Jesus. Journey through Scripture is the St. Paul Center’s flagship Bible study program designed to help ordinary Catholics grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures while deepening their understanding of… Read more →
Winter’s not over yet, and you probably don’t wanna build another snowman. Instead, snuggle up with your little ones and their favorite warm blanket and enjoy these new read-alouds! (I mixed in one activity book, just for some extra fun.) Little Prayers for Little Ones by Patricia Edward Jablonski, FSP, and illustrated by Becky Fawson, uses rhyme to teach children… Read more →
Helping our children to hear the voice of God in their lives is one of the most important things we do as Catholic parents. So Many Ways To Be Holy: A Child’s Book about Vocations by Kristen M. Soley offers an easy way to invite children to think about how God might be asking them to serve Him. It’s important… Read more →
Many children who are making their First Communion this coming spring make their First Reconciliation during this season of Advent. In addition, it is a great time for whole families to attend the Sacrament of Reconciliation together, whether that be at a regularly scheduled time or at a parish penance service. There is no better way to encourage your children… Read more →