Monday, April 1, 2024

April Radiant Roundup


Happy April and Happy Easter! Alleluia, He is Risen! Here's the Radiant Roundup for the month, filled with resources for the whole Season of Easter, the month of the Holy Spirit, and Saint Feast Days for April!

The Easter Season 3/31-5/19
50 Ways to Celebrate the 50 Days* Easy to share pdf with ideas for the whole Easter Season
Fifty Days of Easter* Post with collection of ideas for celebrating Easter
What Easter Looks Like* Coloring Page/Printable
The Sound of Easter: An Easter Playlist

Divine Mercy Sunday- 4/7/24
Divine Mercy Watercolor Art* (printable coloring page-2nd-6th)
Divine Mercy Melty Bead Craft* (printable pattern and examples-2nd-8th)
Pop Out Divine Mercy Chaplet* (Connection to Reconciliation-2nd-6th)

April: The Month of the Holy Spirit

4/21/24- Good Shepherd Sunday
While these activities are not exclusively about Jesus, the Good Shepherd, I think that Good Shepherd Sunday is a perfect time to teach about the parables:
More info on how to teach the parables* (ideas for all ages, printables for 6th & up)

April Books for Catholic Kids
Click here for a list of book recommendations for Holy Week, the Easter Season, and Saint Feast Days this month:

May the Lord bless and keep you! 

April Books for Catholic Kids

April Catholic Kids Book List
Below are a few favorite titles that fit well with devotions and feast days this month! This list contains Amazon Affiliate links, which means if you click through and make a purchase, I earn a small commission at no cost to you. I'd also love to encourage you to shop directly with the publisher or with your local bookshop, or try to request these at your local library! I'm sure I've missed some books that would be great for this month, so feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments! You can find my giant list of Catholic Kid Books by topic here.

The Month of the Holy Spirit
Building the Way to Heaven- McKeegan, Maura Roan (Connecting the Tower of Babel and the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost)

Saint Feast Days this Month
4/8- St. Julie Billiart

4/16- St. Bernadette Soubirous

4/23- St. George

4/26- St. Raphael Arnaiz

4/27- St. Zita

4/28- St. Gianna Molla

4/28- St. Louis de Montfort
Marian Consecration for Families with Young Children- Pressprich, Colleen (not about St. Louis specifically, but he is known for promoting the beauty of Marian Consecration!)
Through the Year with Mary- Bogner, Katherine (my book has a chapter on Louis de Montfort!)

4/29- St. Catherine of Siena