Children & Education

 Jesus said to them: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such. 

~Matthew 19:14

Parents must regard their children as children of God and respect them as human persons. Showing themselves obedient to the will of the Father in heaven, they educate their children to fulfill God's law. 

Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery - the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the "material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones." Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them.

~Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraphs 2222-2223 

Catholic Icing - Crafting & Homeschooling resources

Founded by Lacy Rabideau. This website is full of creative Catholic resources for kids. Great for Sunday School teachers, sacrament preparation or homeschoolers! Some resources are available as a free, printable download and others (eg. homeschooling curriculum) can be purchased.

Catholic Kids Bulletin

Created by an American mom and teacher. Sign up for a free "Teachers Pay Teachers" account and download these kid's bulletins free of charge. The link to do so is provided on the website. These bulletins are available in both in English and Spanish. There are also some great Catholic teaching resources available on this website for purchase.


Catholic-themed games and online activities.

How Should Catholic Educators Respond to Gender Ideology?

Article by Bishop Mark Davies, Roman Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury England. September 29th, 2016. Published

This website is full of great resources! Follow the links below for some of our favourite free educational content. Also, check out their parenting resources,blog posts, articles, the "CM Hangout" podcast and more. An awesome resource for parents, teachers, homeschoolers and Catholic daycare or Sunday school staff.

Stations of the Cross for Children - Loyola Press

Download the pdf of the Stations of the Cross for Children to help you pray during Lent or view an online presentation of the Stations of the Cross for Children. In English or Spanish.

Stations of the Cross for Kids Online

Images, meditations and prayers for each of the 14 Stations of the Cross.

"The Eucharist, My Highway to Heaven"

Children's Eucharist Video: A free cartoon video that can be downloaded to your computer or viewed online. This is a 49 minute video that was put together by Antonia Salzano Acutis, and as such, the copyright © 2016 rightfully belongs to her. (Please note that the file for downloading has a full resolution of 1920 x 1080p, and is 845 Mbytes).

The Kid's Bulletin

"A fun way for Catholic kids to learn about the Faith every week." A free, printable bulletin for kids, created by a Canadian, that includes a comic strip about the saints and activities to help kids learn the Gospel.