12 Activities for Catholic Families in February (Free Printable) Post Preview: This post contains 12 faith formation activities that are centered around February feast days. To help your family work on these activities, the post also contains a decorative printable version of the activities.
Didn’t the new year just start? And here we are – February is just around the corner. That means it’s time for the latest edition of the monthly activities for Catholic families printable.
As I have been working on for the last many months, I have a newly designed version of this February printable available in the decorative checklist format. It turns out that there were two different versions of the Activities for Catholic Families in February printables before, so I found the overlaps, updated some other parts, and found a few new resources for ones that don’t exist anymore.
You’ll be able to download the new free Catholic Activities for Families in February printable much farther down in the post, plus I have download links for both of the older versions. You’ll be able to pick which one will work best for you.
As always, my non-Catholic readers might also find some fun activities on this list. There will definitely be some that might not work. But, perhaps you will also find some things that you’d like to do with your kids.
A quick note on these February activities: You may notice that there is no mention of Lent, which begins in February. Since the dates vary so much for Lent, I have a separate 10 Lent and Holy Week Activities for Catholic Families Printable.
Contents of the 12 Activities for Catholic Families in February Printable
1. February is dedicated to the Holy Family. Pick one day to spend together doing family activities all day, such as games, group prayer, outdoor fun, movie night, or whatever your family loves best!
2. Make your own illuminated manuscript in honor of St. Brigid who started the first convent in Ireland and founded a school of art that became known for its beautiful illuminated manuscripts. (February 1st)
More St. Brigid celebration ideas: 14 Ideas for Hosting a St. Brigid’s Day Playdate
3. The Presentation of the Lord, also called Candlemas is February 2nd. Have a meal and some prayer time by candlelight. (Your parish may have blessed candles you may take home.) Talk about ideas for how each family member can give more of themselves to God. For younger children, frame this as asking what they can do to make God happy.
4. Have your family’s throats blessed for Saint Blaise’s feast day, if that’s available at your parish. (February 3rd)
5. Read about Saint Paul Miki and Companions (February 6th). Have a Japanese meal or a snack.
6. For the feast day of Saint Josephine Bakhita, pray for the safety and strength for Christians living in parts of the world where it is not safe to be a Christian. Also, take time to pray for people of all faiths who face violence and discrimination because of their beliefs. (February 8th)
7. Saint Scholastica was the twin sister of Saint Benedict. For her feast day on Feburary 10th, you can use a coloring page to learn more about these saint twins.
9. Send Saint Valentine’s Day cards to neighbors and family members who may not receive one otherwise. You could include some heart shaped snacks or baked goods! Here are several sets of Scripture-based valentines that are free to print.
10. Choose your favorite heart themed activities (crafting or baking) and decorate them with words that remind us of God’s love for everyone.
11. Take time to pray for our current pope, past popes, and future popes for the feast day of the Chair of Saint Peter on February 22nd. Consider doing some of these activities themed around Pope Francis or Saint Pope John Paul II.
12. Take a nature walk, even if it’s cold out where you live. Talk about the miracles in God’s Creation all around us.
The Catholic Family Activities in February download is free for personal or classroom use. You may also share it in a church bulletin or newsletter, but the copyright credit line must be included (which just means to make sure that you don’t accidentally cut off the line with the copyright information at the bottom of the printable when you are reproducing it to hand out).
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For churches and schools: While you may put this printable in your bulletins or newsletters that are printed, you may not make it available online for others to print from your site.
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Download the Catholic Family Activities in February Free Printables
There are three versions of the Activities for Catholic Families in February printable. The older versions are from 2014 and 2016. The newest version is from 2018. They have the some of the same basic content, with a few changes to wording, links, and some consolidation to make a single newer version. The biggest difference is how they look.
The older versions are both still useable (though some links in the 2014 version do not work anymore). You can download all three versions below:
Having clarity problems with the download? Your web browser may be the issue! Don’t worry – I can help you figure it out.
If you’re looking for past month’s printables, you can find an index page with links to each of the Catholic Family Activities printables here.
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This post and printable were originally published on January 24, 2014. The post was updated and new printable created in January 2018.
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