Summer faith and fun

When my kids were younger, they would watch a cartoon called Phineas and Ferb. The opening song is so catchy that it would stay in my head for days. The words go something like: “There’s 104 days of summer vacation … and the annual problem of our generation is finding a good way to spend it.” Summer days and weekends can be filled with family time, faith talks and fun or they can stretch out long and lazy with the refrain like nails on a chalkboard to parents everywhere: “Mom, I’m bored!”  This month’s Teaching Catholic Kids is absolutely brimming with ways to keep your kids happy, healthy and growing in faith all summer long.

Summer days and weekends can be filled with family time, faith talks and fun or they can stretch out long and lazy with the refrain like nails on a chalkboard to parents everywhere: “Mom, I’m bored!”  This month’s Teaching Catholic Kids is absolutely brimming with ways to keep your kids happy, healthy and growing in faith all summer long.

June at a glance: Download here (PDF).

Saint of the month: St. Anthony of Padua. Download here (PDF).

K-5 activity

June 21 marks the first official day of summer.  Use these summertime activities to engage children in this warm and sunny time of year. Download here (PDF).

6 and up activity

Plant, harvest, and use some of God’s most bountiful gifts –- herbs. Download here (PDF).

Stewardship

Summer is a time to be outside. Focus on taking care of all the things that God has created around us – including the birds. Download here (PDF).

Lifelong catechesis

How can you help build God’s Kingdom on Earth? Click here.