10 April Activities for Catholic Families Printable Post Preview: This post contains April activities for Catholic families, as well as ones that can be done by non-Catholic families. In addition to the activities, you can download a free printable featuring all of the ideas.
I don’t know about all of you, but I’m excited for April not only for Easter and the other feast days and activities, but also for the possibility of some warmer weather and the longer days. This winter has really been dragging on, especially when our Spring Break started with snow! Hopefully, you’ll also be enjoying some better weather while you enjoy some of these activities.
As usual, some of these activities would also be appropriate for non-Catholic families as well either exactly as written or with some tweaks. So, take a look through the list and see if some of them would be fun for your family.
Please note that some of these feast days may not be celebrated in any given year due to Holy Week or the Easter season. However, since I have been making the Catholic monthly family activity printables in a way that they can be used in more than just one year, I have purposefully included saints whose feast days may be superseded by other church observances in any given year.
10 April Activities for Catholic Families Printable
1. Bring back the Alleluia! Once the season of Easter begins, put up a decorative Alleluia in your home. This could be as simple as it written on a piece of paper or as elaborate as large, wooden decorative letters.
2. Enjoy a special ice cream treat for Divine Mercy Sunday (Sunday after Easter). This fun sundae activity is sure to be a hit with kids.
3. Work on the free Divine Mercy coloring page near Divine Mercy Sunday (Sunday after Easter).
4. Either give your kids some extra computer time or enjoy a no Internet day (you pick which would be best for your family). Saint Isidore of Seville (April 4th) is the patron saint of the Internet.
5. Plan a trip to a farm (or zoo). In the Spring, new life abounds on the farm. Arrange a trip to see some baby animals and talk about new life.
6. Be a Good Steward of the planet God created for us. Explore ways to help the environment through your actions at home. Pick one project or lifestyle change to do as a family.
7. Pray for those preparing for First Communion. Your family may have a friend or relative receiving Jesus for the first time soon. Spend extra time praying for them, and maybe even let them know that you’re doing so!
8. 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. If gardening really isn’t your thing, considering growing a small indoor plant. (Here are Mary Garden ideas, if you want to make one.)
9. Do a drawing activity (with a video lesson) on how to draw a dragon in honor of St. George’s feast day (April 23).
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10. Pick your favorite verses from the Gospel of Saint Mark to share or memorize for his feast day (April 25).
Download the April Activities for Catholic Families Printable
I have both the newer (2018) version of the April Activities for Catholic Families Printable and the older version (2014) available to download. You can download whichever printable you prefer. They are a little different, but are mostly the same.
You may notice that the copyright information on the old printable (below) is ManyLittleBlessings.com. Many Little Blessings is one of my sites that was combined with all of the others in May 2014 to form Real Life at Home.
If you’re looking for monthly activity printables for Catholic families, you can find an index page with links to each of the printables here.
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This post and printable were originally shared on March 25, 2014. Both were updated most recently in March 2018.
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