Category: February

DIY Stained Glass: The Crucifixion

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee! Because by Thy holy Cross, Thou has redeemed the world! A few months back, we posted super simple instructions on making your own stained glass. The project received tons of great feedback. So much that we wanted to share a template for a new stained glass image: the Crucifixion.Read more

Downloadable: Stations of the Cross Triptychs

Introducing our newest set of Stations of the Cross coloring images! This downloadable pdf is available for $3.99 for a single classroom or family Download Now or for $25 for VBS or school use. Purchase at School Price Our latest downloadable has 14 full page images, each depicting one of the Stations of the Cross. AllRead more

40 Days of Lent Cross Activity

40 days of prayers, sacrifice and little acts of love for Jesus! Though our family has certain sacrifices, prayers, and practices we do together, we are using this activity with my two youngest children as a way for them to also make their own sacrifices and offer their own acts of love and prayer duringRead more

Saint Valentine “conversation hearts”

Remember the little pastel-colored conversation hearts with messages… Well, we have recreated them Catholic Playground-style complete with Scripture messages perfect for a Saint Valentine’s Day party! We made sugar cookies using the following recipe: Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsps baking powder 2 3/4 cups flourRead more

Novena in Honor of Our Lady of Lourdes

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes O Holy Mary, Mother of God, who deigned to appear at Lourdes to reanimate the faith of the world and draw it to your divine Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; you who have chosen a humble child to be the messenger of mercies, in order to manifest more clearlyRead more

Bible Valentines

Incorporate Scripture verses into your Saint Valentine’s Day celebration with these easy-to-make Bible chocolates: Here is what you will need: *Any gold foil-wrapped chocolate candy bars *Black paper (we used construction paper) *Thin ribbon (ribbon works best-we used red and purple felt, but you could also use thin strips of red paper) *Catholic Playground templateRead more

Stations of the Cross Booklet

One of the most common suggestions and requests we receive is for coloring pages that are more suited to little hands. This Lent, we are excited to offer our first mini coloring booklet! Our booklet features our Stations of the Cross coloring pages- now in 1/4 page size! Click the image to print the sheets.Read more

Heart Calzones for Saint Valentine’s Day

Try making this fun calzone for Saint Valentine’s Day and filling with your family’s favorite pizza toppings. Even younger children will be able to help with many of the steps. For the dough, we use this simple pizza crust recipe: 2 1/2 – 3 cups flour 2 1/4 tsp yeast 1 tsp salt 1 cupRead more

Heart Napkin Fold- Saint Valentine’s Day

We designed these pretty napkins- with center crosses and hidden Bible verses- to decorate the table on St. Valentine’s Day. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to create these hearts, then use the templates here to print the gold crosses and Bible verses to finish the project. The red napkin below is a 13 inch (unfoldedRead more

Our Lady of Lourdes Snow Grotto

Have you ever made snow paint?  All you need is a little food coloring, water and a spray bottle… After shoveling our driveway for the tenth time this winter, we thought of a great way to use the high mounds of snow that have accumulated! Creating your own snow grotto is easy! We began byRead more

Printable Valentines

Tired of the futile search for valentines that are a little more meaningful? (And decorated with something other than the current popular cartoon??) Well, your search is over! We are excited to offer printable valentines this year from Catholic Playground! CP valentines can be downloaded on this post for only $1.99. The download will giveRead more

Saint Scholastica coloring page: February 10th

St. Scholastica is the twin sister of St. Benedict. Though they both entered religious life, she spent much of her life with or very near to him. The monastery she founded was only about five miles from Benedict’s monastery. Once a year, they arranged to meet at a nearby house.  They spent this time together inRead more

Passover Coloring Page

Passover commemorates an event in the history of Judaism. When the Pharaoh of Egypt refused to let the Israelites go free, God sent an angel of death to kill all firstborn Egyptian sons. The Israelites put the blood of a lamb on their doors so that the death might “pass over” their homes and theirRead more

St. Valentine’s Day cookies

Hearts + crosses + sugar cookie dough = St. Valentine’s Day cookies Three of our favorite things all rolled into one! Celebrate the famous feast day of St. Valentine with this sweet and colorful treat. This is an especially fun and easy project to do with kids! Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1Read more

Saint Valentine in Legos

Many, many years ago, in the early 3rd century, God called a simple Italian man to serve Him. He called him to be a priest, a bishop, a defender of the persecuted, and a martyr. Valentine lived during the reign of Emperor Claudius II, who was well known for hating Christianity. Though helping Christians wasRead more

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns, Hot cross buns! One a-penny two a-penny, Hot cross buns! If you have no daughters, give ’em to your sons! One a-penny two a-penny, Hot cross buns! Maybe you learned this famous rhyme years ago on the playground or in your music lesson. Maybe your grandmother sang it to you as aRead more

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