Children's Resources for Learning About the Saints
Teaching Children About the Saints
Any time is the right time to begin introducing Catholic children to the lives of the saints, the holy men and women who have lived and defended the Faith before us. Aquinas and More has a great selection of books, DVDs, and other resources to aid in teaching children about the saints.
Books about Saints for Children
Aquinas and More is pleased to offer a wide variety of saint books for children of all ages.
Young children will appreciate the favorite Fr. Lawrence Lovasik picture books, which tell the lives of the saints in a way that is easy for older preschool and elementary school-aged children to grasp, and are complimented with attractive, colorful pictures. First Book of Saints is a great book with which to start, and the titles in Fr. Lovasik’s Book of Saints series are available individually or in gift set packs. View all of Fr. Lovasik’s books about the saints by clicking here.
Available from Neumann Press are several reprints of favorite, classic books about saints such as Alphabet of Saints and Heroes of God’s Church. Many other picture books of stories about saints for children are also available, including titles such as The Life of Mary and The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica.
There are also plenty of books for older children and young teens, including chapter books such as St. Isaac and the Indians, St. Ignatius and the Company of Jesus, and Edmund Campion. Further books for teens can be found here.
Movies about Saints for Children
Children will also love our great selection of DVDs about the saints. With many interesting and Faith-filled movies to choose from, there is something for everyone. The EWTN series My Catholic Family is now available on DVD; these delightful movies will introduce your young ones to saints through a pair of siblings who carry what they have leaned about saints into their own lives. Children, Behold Your Mother is a DVD that will teach children about Mary and the Rosary through song and drawings. There are also many other animated movies to help your children discover God’s saints, such as Juan Diego: Messenger of Guadalupe and Francis: The Knight of Assisi.
View our entire selection of saint movies for children by clicking here.
Activities and Crafts
To help children really dive in and become engrossed, Aquinas and More also has several craft and activity books and kits to help make learning fun. Of course, there are plenty of coloring books, such as Family Saints, Mother of God, and God’s Little Flower. View all of these coloring books and more here.
For a fun, artsy way to teach about the saints, take a look at Draw and Tell Saints or the Marian Apparition Cards. Additionally, many of the general Catholic activity books, such as A Treasure Chest of Traditions and Crafty Catholic Kids, contain ideas for art and activities based on saints and saint feast days. Or for a fun family game, play the Saint Search Game, a delightful, saint-focused take the classic “Bingo.”
View more Catholic activity books and kits for children by clicking here.