Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday With Kids

Divine Mercy Sunday is an excellent day to celebrate when celebrating the liturgical year with your kids! Although Divine Mercy Sunday is the second Sunday in the season of Easter (one week after Easter Sunday) this image of Jesus can be displayed and celebrated year round! So let’s check it out: How to celebrate Divine Mercy Jesus with kids

Divine Mercy Sunday Cheat Sheet

The best way to truly celebrate this devotion with your kids is to understand it yourself, so let’s take a quick look at the overview of Divine Mercy Sunday.

  • The image of Jesus has a red ray and a blue ray coming out of his heart. One symbolizes water, and one symbolizes blood.
  • St. Faustina is the one that had the apparition of Divine Mercy Jesus, which is why she depicted holding the image.
  • St. Pope John Paul II is the pope that canonized St. Faustin and instituted Divine Mercy Sunday. So he is also associated with the day.
  • When Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, he came with the message “Jesus, I Trust In You”
  • St. Faustina kept a diary where she wrote a lot about Divine Mercy, and it is often referred to in reference to the image. 
  • The “Divine Mercy Chaplet” is a prayer that can be prayed using a rosary, but is shorter and prays much faster. You can find directions for praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet here
  • It’s traditional to pray a Divine Mercy novena, which starts on Good Friday and ends on Divine Mercy Sunday. 
  • Many families like to attend confession the week of Divine Mercy Sunday. You can read about the special graces received with this here

If you still have questions or want to know more, you can read an excellent and easy to follow overview of Divine Mercy here

Divine Mercy Crafts And Activities For Kids

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

Printable peg dolls- Divine Mercy Jesus and St. Faustina. You just paint the heads and decoupage the rest.

saint faustina and divine mercy printable peg doll

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

And this year, check out my brand new printable St. Faustina to go with him!

saint faustina craft for kids- printable

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!

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Craft your own easy Divine Mercy Chaplets with kids.


You can find this free printable divine mercy coloring page at Real Life At Home


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.


  1. Amy@Diapeepees says

    Love those sundaes because they’re so do-able yet so creative.

  2. Love the Sundaes idea! My kids will appreciate that 🙂

  3. Missy Rose says

    The Sundaes idea looks like so much fun! I think even my husband could get on board with that “craft.”

  4. We did the Divine Mercy Sundaes last year. The kids are looking forward to this new tradition! 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

    • Actually, I have a simple one that’s in Catholic ABC’s. Tune of “Twinkle Twinkle”

      Jesus died for you and me, on the cross at Calvary. His followers were full of gloom, and placed His body in a tomb, The days went by (clap!) one two three and Jesus rose for you and me!

  7. The Divine Mercy sundaes are such a sweet idea! (get it?- sweet?) The kids are really going to enjoy the Pope John Paul the Second craft, too!

  8. I love the Sundae! Great idea! Now –checking to see if I have some red & blue sprinkles!