8 Simple Ways to Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with Your Kids

St. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to teach kids about the Christian meaning of love. Here’s how. Get an abridged printable PDF version of this article. 1. Emphasize the Saint in St. Valentine’s Day Today, most people celebrate St. … Read More

Meet St. Nicholas! • Saints for Kids

  Meet Saint Nicholas! The real-life saint who would later become the basis for our modern-day “Santa Claus” was gentle with children, but tough when it came to defending truth and justice.   This article is taken from the MISSION:CHRISTIAN Advent+Christmastide … Read More

Celebrate St. Nicholas with Melomakarona • Cooking With Catholic Kids

  Greek Christmas cookies called Melomakarona are the perfect way to kick off Advent, celebrate St. Nicholas, and talk about the spirit of waiting.   by Ryan Langr   Who doesn’t know about St. Nicholas? Even non-Christians celebrate his legacy … Read More

3 Ways to Do Hands-On Family Faith Formation with Young Children

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by Heidi Indahl Can you do faith formation lessons with wiggly, active children at home? Definitely, if you use a hands-on approach. Here are three examples we’ve adapted from the Godly Play religious education program. Doing formal, intentional catechesis (religious … Read More

Potato Pancakes and Sauce for the Feast of St. Hildegard • Cooking with Catholic Kids

  Celebrate the feast day of St. Hildegard of Bingen with your kids by making delicious German fare and a sweet plum apple sauce.   by Theresa Wilson   St. Hildegard of Bingen was a visionary, mystic, composer, artist, writer, … Read More

Chicken San Gennaro for the Feast of St. Januarius • Cooking with Catholic Kids

  Celebrate the feast of St. Januarius Sept. 19 with a classic Italian sandwich.   by Ryan Langr    St. Januarius was an early fourth-century martyr and bishop of Naples, Italy. He is perhaps most famous because at least three … Read More

Vegetable-Stuffed Chicken for St. Kateri Tekakwitha • Cooking with Catholic Kids

To honor St. Kateri Tekawitha’s heritage as a Native American, here’s a recipe for vegetable-stuffed chicken with various vegetables that Native Americans would have used—mushrooms, carrots, onions, celery, and corn. And as always, we have a reflection and prayer to … Read More

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