Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday And Saint John Paul II With Kids

Here is a round-up of my ideas for celebrating the Divine Mercy, along with some ideas for celebrating (almost) St. John Paul II (since he instituted Divine Mercy Sunday)! 🙂 New ideas included this year!

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”

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!

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. 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!

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