Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday And Saint John Paul II With Kids

Blessed Pope John Paul II is being canonized this Sunday, April 27, 2014! They are canonizing him on Divine Mercy Sunday because he is the one who established Divine Mercy Sunday. Here is a round-up of my ideas for celebrating the Divine Mercy, along with some ideas for celebrating (almost) St. John Paul II! :-)

Over the past couple of years, I’ve posted a lot of ideas for teaching your kids about Divine Mercy. Divine Mercy Sunday falls the Sunday after Easter each year.  Here are some ideas for celebrating this feast with your family!

My personal favorite- Make and eat Divine Mercy “Sundaes”

Make a Divine Mercy Jesus Craft (Free to Download!)

Craft your own Divine Mercy medals with kids.

Make a tie dye Divine Mercy t-shirt

Make this Divine Mercy Novena Counter to use with kids!

Craft your own easy Divine Mercy Chaplets with kids.


Here’s a round up of Divine Mercy ideas I did a few years ago.  It includes more food ideas, a craft, and some printables. Here’s another round-up with St. Faustina ideas and printables along with Divine Mercy stuff. :-)

I also love this little Divine Mercy Ring Booklet download (which is free!) from The Diary of a Sower. It has directions on praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and 9 days of prayers for the Divine Mercy Novena.

Since Blessed John Paul II established Divine Mercy Sunday and is being canonized on Divine Mercy Sunday, here are some things you can do with kids to celebrate him as well.

Crafts for Blessed John Paul II

saint john paul ii craft for kids

Make a Pope Hat Craft

pope craft for kids zucchetto

Teach your kids about the Pope.

teach your kids about the pope

You can find templates for making the JPII paper bag puppet above in my Saint Puppet Ebook.

Also, you can find a really cute round-up of JPII crafts, activities, and printables here.

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  1. says

    Hi Lacy,

    I used your Divine Mercy Jesus craft today with my first graders. Thank you so much! They enjoyed making their “own statue.” Easter blessings to you and your family!

  2. Erika says

    I made the Divine Mercy Jesus craft with my second graders and they loved it! We are praying the Divine Mercy all this week too. Do you have a song for Easter?? We love your Lent song, Pentecost song, and Advent song.

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