Children’s Resources


Magnifikid is a weekly spiritual booklet for children ages 6-12. It includes the Sunday weekly readings and prayers with an explanation of difficult words and meaning of the rituals.  It also includes a suggested prayer for Morning and Evening,  suggestions on how to live the entire week with the Lord,  games, comics, and activities to help children learn about Christian life and culture, and a parent page with suggestions for family prayers. Magnifikid is making the weekly bulletin available online for no charge. You can download and print the booklet for your child.

Catholic Family Crate – Holy Week at Home Success Kit

Catholic Family Crate is a monthly subscription service that provides children with two activities activities a month for feast days, two art prints to collect- one for each feast day, A catechesis lesson, a virtue chat table topper, a  print with a prayer, verse or quote to learn for the month and hang up in your home and a
Spotify playlist to fill your home and car with beautiful music.  They have a special free kit for Holy Week with special activities to help enrich your child’s understanding of Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

FORMED for Children
FORMED provides a variety of movies, books and other resources appropriate for children.  Some of the more popular options include the Brother Francis video series which helps children up to 8 years old understand how to live a joy-filled Catholic life, the Catholic Heroes and Saints series, the Eucharist for Little Children, and more. A free subscription is required to access materials.

Catholic Icing
This website provides Catholic crafts and projects including Lenten printables, projects on the Sacraments, Saints, the liturgical year and more.

Catholic Cuisine
This website has recipes for celebrating the feasts and seasons of the liturgical year that you can make with your children. Mealtime provides the perfect opportunity for observing these different seasons and feasts of the Catholic Church in our homes, the “Domestic Church”.  

Loyola Press
This website has a variety of Catholic resources for children including prayers, saint stories, crafts and games.

Catholic Mom
This website has many resources for families. There are Lent coloring and activity resources, Sunday readings, activities and coloring pages to help your child learn how to pray the Rosary and much more.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
This website provides Sunday readings from The Lectionary for Masses with Children.

Catholic Culture
This website provides a variety of activities including crafts, stories and songs organized by liturgical season.

Our Sunday Visitor
This website includes the Sunday readings with tools for parents to explain the readings to children.  Also includes tools for home based catechesis with activities and questions, music resources and more.

        • Click “Student and Family” tab: “Adult learning” great articles for parents to grow their Faith.
        • Click “Student and Family” tab: In the Home: “People of Faith activities”.

Faith Fuel
Faith Fuel is RCL Benziger’s new blog that will focus on feeding Catholic leaders, teachers, catechists, parents, and students. By sharing articles that reflect life today as a Catholic, we want to make you laugh, bring you to tears, encourage, and challenge you to live your faith in your home, at work, and in the world. The authors are leaders in the Catholic community. Catholic journalist, author, and syndicated columnist Mary Morrell and Catholic writer, liturgist, and mission leader Mary Sellars Malloy share real stories and experiences that are encouraging and inspiring.