Saint Kateri Tekakwitha For Catholic Kids- Feast Day July 14

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was a Native American who was Christian, against the wishes of her tribe and uncle. St. Kateri’s feast day is July 3, and you can find all my posts about living liturgically in July here

My ABC Saint crafts include St. Kateri, so check those out!

I also have a video on how to draw your own St. Kateri.
The post also includes a free printable coloring page!
from Catholic Online. I love these!


from St. John the Baptist Church– these are just
beautiful and a great free resource! Scroll down past the stations.


Check out these Saint Kateri Fact Cards from The Kennedy Adventures
Saint Kateri Fact Cards from The Kennedy Adventures

Blessed Kateri seems to always be holding a cross made
from sticks in her pictures, so I thought it would be really cool to
make a stick crucifix like this on from Growing with my Girls!

You can get directions for kids to make their very own St. Kateri costume here.
You find directions to make a very easy paper bag costume for St. Kateri here.
You can find more Saint feast days and fun ways to living the liturgical year in July here.


  1. lol they in fact, did not live in teepees. My grandfather is a mohawk and Kateri's father was a mohawk. Her mother was algonquin. They lived in longhouses. This is still a great assortment of activites for learning about native americans in general. I chose Kateri as my Confirmation Saint when I was baptised/confirmed 3 years ago 😉 I found more info about Mohawks here:

  2. oh and we will be using many of the resources you listed! Thanks so much for finding them for us!!! You're awesome!

  3. Sarah Harkins says

    very cool. I will forward this to my sis whose name is Katherine and whose patron saint is Blessed Kateri.

  4. Thank you!

  5. Samantha says

    I love these ideas, Lacy! Thanks once again for putting these together for the Catholic community. You're a very special lady.

  6. Great Idea, thanks for sharing
    God bless you

  7. I am doing a project on her

  8. Eugena Buena-Douglas says

    Please be more culturally sensitive, as a Native myself- we don not wear “costumes” but we wear Regalia.

    • Hi Eugena –

      Lacy was definitely not saying that Native People wear costumes. Rather, that the things she had linked to were costumes. I looked up a definition of the word costume just to be sure that it seemed appropriate here and not out of line, and it was listed as “a set of clothes in a style typical of a particular country or historical period.” That seems to fit this instance since she’s referring to something kids would make that was not necessarily authentic or an actual piece, but just in the style of it.

      It seems to me like it might be more culturally insensitive to call those items linked to regalia since they’re just things like a paper bag vest and a t-shirt, but do you feel that is incorrect? (Honestly asking because we want to be sensitive and aware in the way we talk about things.)

      Angie, Catholic Icing Project Manager

  9. jennifer r hebert says

    Hi! FYI Catholic Schoolhouse Tour 1 Week 2 references this post claiming a St. Kateri themed snack and I don’t see it on here! 🙂 I love the rest of the ideas, too!

    • Hi Jennifer –

      It was probably something that Lacy linked to previously from a site that is no longer available so it was removed from the post rather than being a dead link.

      Angie, Catholic Icing Project Manager

    • Hi! I just wanted to pop on and say that originally I had linked to a tipi themed snack idea for St. Kateri, but upon more research later discovered that the Mohawk Native Americans lived in long houses. So I updated the post. I’m glad you still found the resources handy. God bless!

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