It looks like it’s time once again to update one of the monthly Catholic activity printables for families. I have really been enjoying the new format that I have been changing them to, and I hope that you have too. While it hardly seems possible, May is almost here! So, to get ready for May, I have a new 10 May Activities for Catholic Families printable for you.
Just like when I have changed the other monthly activity printables, I am keeping the old version on the site. That way, if you prefer the older format, you can still download it with no problem. Now you will be able to pick between the older version and the newer version. They contain mostly the same content with a few tweaks here and there.
10 May Activities for Catholic Families Printable
The following are the activities on the free printable. You will be able to grab the printable below.
1. Fill small baskets of goodies for friends and neighbors for May Day (May 1st). This free printable Easter basket craft would work perfectly as May Day baskets or you can buy small baskets.
2. Make a small floral crown, if you have a statue of Mary at your home, to do a May Crowning. If you don’t have a statue of Mary, you can either decide to add one to your home or yard or you can do this sweet free Mary crowning printable.
3. Take a special lunch to a working family member to thank them for the work they do to help your family. (May 1st is the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker.)
4. Make Mother’s Day Cards for elderly parish members, shut-ins, or neighbors who may have family that live far away that they may not see on Mother’s Day.
5. Pick a project to do that will benefit someone who is sick or has a medical need. It might be visiting someone in the hospital, raising money for kids with cancer, making dinner for someone who is not feeling well, making an extra effort to include someone with a special need like autism in an activity where they might have a hard time feeling included normally, or anything else you can come up with. You can do this in honor of Saint Damien of Molokai whose feast day is May 10th.
6. Pray the Rosary (or a decade with younger children) for world peace. Our Lady of Fatima’s Feast Day is May 13th.
8. Plan a trip to a farm or a local greenhouse in honor of the feast day of St. Isidore the Farmer (May 15).
9. Write out the fruits of the Holy Spirit onto plastic fruit. Keep these out where you can discuss them with your children. Ask them to give examples of how to show them in their lives.
For older children, you might use this free packet to talk about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
10. Invite family members to have a time of quiet to close their eyes, relax, and listen for guidance from the Holy Spirit.
Related Reading: How to Help Children Recognize the Holy Spirit in Their Lives
This printable is free for personal use, classroom use, and single parish use only. (Parishes, schools, and other sites may NOT host this printable on their websites for others to download from them. I’m not sure why some people think this is okay, but it is not only not okay, it’s stealing and not cool. Don’t do it.)
Get Your Free Download: Ten May Activities for Catholic Families
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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10 May Activities for Catholic Families Printable was originally published in April 2013. It was most recently updated in April 2018.
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