Thursday, April 24, 2014

Two Popes, Two Saints
What more wonderful way is there to end the Octave of Easter 
 than to gain two new Saints for the Church 

who once led us as Popes!

To help kids get to know these two holy men, I made a set of cards with interesting facts about each new Saint.  The cards could simply be printed and sorted, used as tools for research, or even a trivia game.

Or you could attach all of the cards on a display board like this...

and create a lift-the-flap-and-check-your-facts game.  I just attached each clue on the outside of a piece of cardstock folded in half.  On the inside I glued a card with the answer to which Pope that fact matched.

I will have this set up at church this weekend and in my classroom next week.  I think that it will be a great no instruction necessary way to introduce people to these two great men.
 We've got the official canonization pictures at the top of the board:
 And lots of new information to learn:

Click here for the free printable of Which Pope is Which?  This document includes the title, name of each Pope, and twelve fact cards for each Saint.  The first three pages of facts are all about John XXIII and the last three pages are all about John Paul II.

If you want to do a lift-the-flap kind of game, here is a printable you can use to reveal the answer inside:
Saint John Paul II, pray for us!
Saint John XXIII, pray for us!


  1. This is amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing it. I will certainly be using this with my class this coming week!!!!