April Activities for Catholic Families

I appreciated a handout that I received entitles “Nine April Activities for Catholic Families,” from this website. Here are the ideas:

1) Plan a trip to a farm: In the Spring, new life abounds on the farm. Arrange a trip to see some baby animals and talk about new life. *I know that where I live, it’s starting to become strawberry-picking season. We have never done this before, but I would love to take the kids!

2) St. George and the Dragon: Read this book (by Margaret Hodges) on April 23rd, St. George’s feast day. Talk about the fight between good and evil.

3) Enjoy a special ice cream treat for Divine Mercy Sunday: This fun sundae activity has always been one of my favorites: http:catholic icing.com/celebrate-divine-mercy-sunday  

4) Pick your favorite verses from the Gospel of Mark to share for his feast day (April 25)

5) Bring back the Allelluia: April 2013 all falls during the season of Easter. Put up a decorative Alleluia as a reminder all month. (Could be as simple as it written on a piece of paper or as elaborate as a large, elaborate poster board). 

6) Be a Good Steward of the planet God created for us: Explore ways to help the environment through your actions at home.

7) Prayers for Those Receiving First Communion: Your family may have a friend or relative receiving Jesus for the first time in the Eucharist this month. Spend extra time praying for them.

8) Plant a tree for Arbor Day (April 22)

9) Plant a backyard garden: This is a perfect time to plan a summer garden or start cooler weather crops. Even a small garden can help children feel close to God through his Creation.

Enjoy!

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  • Kellie “Red”

    We are working on our garden today!

  • http://humbledwelling.com Elaine

    I heard great things about Blessington Farms for strawberry picking! It’s near Fulshear, so it’s not that far from you! These are all great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  • Angie

    I just happened upon this post today. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the printable that I made, but I would prefer if you didn’t copy all of the wording and post it, since that’s my original work. Thanks!

  • Kat0427

    Hi Angie ~
    So sorry about that! I actually received this as a handout from our CCE program, so I didn’t even think twice about posting it. I assumed that you had made it available as a resource for other Catholic moms to pass along. Would you be okay with us just posting a link to your website in the future?
    Thanks!
    Katrina