Saturday, April 11, 2015

April Saints and Feast Days

I made a commitment a couple of years ago to try to teach my children about the saints and to incorporate their feast days into our daily learning time.  Honestly, most of the time I don't get further than handing them a coloring page at the beginning of the day and reading a short bio, but that is definitely better than nothing!  I know my kids love learning about the saints and how various members of our Catholic family lived and died.  Since I didn't grow up learning much about saints, it is fun for me too!

Every month I put together a Pinterest list and word document full of ideas for celebrating feast days but have never really thought about sharing them with the world.  I noticed how many views my other resource lists have received so I think this is something that people might be interested in seeing!  Enjoy!

General April Resources 
April Saints Crossword @ Real Life at Home
10 April Activities for Catholic Families @ Real Life at Home
April Book Basket and April Links @ Shower of Roses
April 11th – St. Stanislaus
Coloring Page:
St. Stanislaus

April 12th – Divine Mercy Sunday
Resources and Links @ Homeschool is Where the Heart Is

April 16th – St. Bernadette Soubirous
Coloring Pages:
Bernadette at Lourdes
Our Lady of Lourdes @ Catholic Playground
St. Bernadette @ Catholic Playground
B is for St. Bernadette @ Saints to Color

St. Bernadette: The Miracle of Lourdes by Brunor
Bernadette – the Little Girl from Lourdes by Sophie Maraval-Hutin

Bernadette – The Princess of Lourdes
The Passion of Bernadette
The Song of Bernadette

April 23rd – St. George
St. George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges
The Saint Who Fought the Dragon by Cornelia Mary Bilinsky

Coloring Pages:
St. George @ CHC
George & Dragon
2 St. George coloring pages and stories @ Crusaders for Christ

Make a St. George Pinata and beat it!  Talk about the battle between good & evil.
Fire breathing dragon craft

Fish n Chips
St. George and the Dragon Vegetable Plate
Dragon Cake
Red Cross Crispies

School Work:
Learning Packet

April 25th – St. Mark
Coloring Page:
St. Mark @ Waltzing Matilda

Various recipes @ Catholic Cuisine
April 27th – St. Zita
Coloring Page:
St. Zita @ Catholic Playground
Z is for Zita @ Saints to Color

St. Zita Finger Puppet @ Catholic Icing

April 28th – St. Gianna Beretta Molla
Coloring Page:
G is for St. Gianna

Coffee Cannoli @ Catholic Cuisine
April 29th – St. Catherine of Sienna
Coloring Page:
St. Catherine @ Waltzing Matilda
Catherine of Siena @ Crusaders for Christ
St. Catherine of Siena @ Catholic Playground

Pasta Santa Caterina @ Catholic Cuisine

Thanks for reading!
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