Easy Pentecost Craft for Kids (And a Pentecost Song!)

I have seen this craft all over the internet, and I think it’s just about the cutest and easiest craft for kids to make at Pentecost! Also, the kids love it, and it’s a great way to teach them about what happened on the first Pentecost!

penetcost flaming tongue hats craft for kids

Here’s the Bible story of the Pentecost from Acts 2, 1-4: “When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.”

For this craft, each child ends up with their own “tongues as of fire” that can rest right on their head. :-)

tongue of fire hat

This craft is so simple to make, and I’ll bet you already have everything you need at home!

Supplies Needed for this Pentecost Craft:

  • Construction paper (a variety, but definitely “fire colored” paper)
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Yep, that’s it! Just make a construction paper loop that fits around your child’s head, staple into place, cut out paper “flames” and tape them on.

pentecost craft for kids- tongue of fire hat

Also, you can try singing this Pentecost song with kids:

The Pentecost Song- Tune “Are You Sleeping”

Tongues of fire, tongues of fire,

driving wind, driving wind,

Holy Spirit’s coming! Holy Spirit’s coming!

Let Him in. Let him in.

We also love to listen to our Shine Like the Son CD from Christ Music Kids. Their song “Let the Fire Fall” is perfect for Pentecost, and my kids and I jam to this CD all the time in the van, so I’m sure we’ll listen to it on our way home from Mass. We also listened to it on our way home from Anabelle’s Baptism. ;-)

Our favorite Pentecost tradition in our home is making “Pentecost Sundaes” on Pentecost Sunday. My kids love ice cream, so it goes over well. ;-) See how much fun it is to be Catholic?

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Holy Spirit Craft- Make a Dove from a Paper Plate

We’ve been working on these Holy Spirit doves, just in time for Pentecost! They’re really easy to make- my 6 year old loved this craft. You can stop at just a dove, or you can attach the gifts of the Holy Spirit to learn a little something extra. :-) This craft would be perfect for Baptisms, Confirmation, or anything else to do with the Holy Spirit- not just Pentecost.

Supplies Needed:

  • White paper plate (the cheap kind)
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • String or ribbon
  • Yellow Paper

Start with a regular, cheap paper plate. First, cut it into thirds in big strips. The outside pieces become the wings, and the middle becomes the body of the dove. Cut the dove’s tail and body from the middle section after cutting the wings free. The dove’s body is easy to draw because it’s just shaped like a snowman. Draw the lines you need to cut on the back of the paper plate. That way, when you flip it over the marker lines won’t show. See picture below:

Cut on your lines, and then assemble like a dove with one of the big wings on each side. Secure the wings on the back of the dove with tape. I like tape for this because it does a good job, and then you don’t have to wait on any glue to dry. Draw on some simple feet, a beak, and 2 eyes with markers.

You can stop here and have a perfectly lovely Holy Spirit dove.

If you want to take it a step farther, you can add the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I cut one tear-drop shape out of a piece of paper, and gave it to Lydia to trace and cut her own.  I told her she needed 7 of them.  Cut them out, and write the gifts of the Holy Spirit on them.

Tape string or ribbon to the back of each flame, and then to the back of the dove. Tape one more piece of string or ribbon on the back of each wing so you can hang your dove.

Ta-da!!! Gifts of the Holy Spirit dove!

I really like this craft, and it came out cuter than I thought it would. You can hang these anywhere!

Here’s Lydia’s (age 6)

Lydia always insists on doing things her own way. She cut hers out so her dove was looking to the side (which I thought was cute). She just labeled her flames 1-7. She also wanted her wings on upside-down from mine. Then, when I took a break to check on the baby, she decorated her dove by drawing spiders on it- lol. She’s so pleased!

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Celebrate Pentecost Sunday with “Pentecost Sundaes”

Ok, I just loved the Divine Mercy Sundaes so much that you can pretty much expect “Liturgical Sundaes” to become a staple here. :-) It’s such an easy way to celebrate- no prep, just serving time and delicious celebration of Pentecost Sunday with your kids! (No cooking involved is such a big plus for me!)

I’m very excited about these Pentecost Sundaes because they are chock full of Holy Spirit and Pentecost symbolism. Do you see it?
Strawberry Syrup- red, the symbolic color of the Holy Spirit AND the Liturgical color of Pentecost Sunday. :-)

Dove Chocolates- dove, the most common symbol of the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus in the form of a dove at His baptism. (You can also get actual dove shaped candies in the wedding section of craft stores.)
Topped with a Fire Ball!- What, no cherry? fire ball, represents the ‘tongues of fire’. “Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.” Acts 2:3
All served on Vanilla ice cream! Yum, Yum!
How do you celebrate Pentecost Sunday with your family? Leave your ideas and links in the comments! :-)
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Printable Easter Countdown Calendar

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Did you know that there are 50 days in the Easter season? Not one, but 50! That’s even more days than there are in lent! The Easter season begins with Easter Sunday, and ends with Pentecost. In order to help my kids and I remember that the Easter season is an ongoing thing, I made this religious Easter countdown calendar which starts on Easter Sunday, and ends on Pentecost Sunday.

The best part about this Easter countdown calendar is that it’s printable, and free for all of you!

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This Easter calendar doesn’t include calendar dates, so it’s good for every year! Some days I included when drawing this calendar are Divine Mercy Sunday (which Pope John Paul II instituted as the second Sunday of Easter), all 8 Sundays of Easter, Ascension Thursday, and Pentecost. This is a great tool for teaching your kids about the liturgical year, so I hope you find a use for it!

How to use this calendar:
I’m going to have my kids mark off each day with a sticker. (I think I have a bunch of small Easter stickers left over from an egg dying kit around here somewhere). Other options would be coloring one square each day, or marking them off with “x’s”. You could also laminate the calendar with contact paper, or put it in a Dollar Store frame and then mark off the days with a dry erase marker. I also though about decoupaging it to a cookie sheet, and moving a magnet one square each day. It’s totally up to you.

I’m definitely using these as a religious Easter basket stuffer at my house, too! ;-)

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