Explain the Immaculate Conception to Kids

Catholic ABC’s Week: 14 
Letter of the week: I
Theme: Immaculate Conception
Saint of the Week: St. Ignatius
Craft: Immaculate Conception Coloring Page


This Immaculate Conception coloring sheet was drawn by me last year. It is designed to help children (and all Catholics for that matter) understand that the Immaculate Conception refers to Mary being conceived without original sin; it is not referring to when Mary conceived Jesus.

Symbolism in this picture includes Maryin the womb of St. Anne (wearing her signature veil). St. Anne and Maryboth have their backs turned towards the apple tree to visually statethat Mary was conceived without original sin. There are 3 beams oflight coming down from the sun that stand for the trinity. Also, thesnake (Satan) is unhappy about what has happened here.

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter Ii: (be sure to check out the Classroom Script for directions on using the grab bag.) Iguana, Igloo, Indy car, Ice cream cone, Indian corn, Inch worm, toyIron, Invitation, Ivy, Island, Icon, Immaculate Heart, Insect,Instrument.

For More Resources, including free printable ABC scripture cards and a matching set of Catholic Saint crafts for preschoolers, check out the Catholic ABC’s Offical Resource Page.

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  1. HI Lacy!
    I love this beautiful picture you drew of the Immaculate Conception! I printed out copies for my 4 "cupcakes" to color and I will be linking up this post of yours to my blog post on Wednesday about the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception! Thanks!
    Tracy at "A Slice of Smith Life"

  2. christiantabares76 says

    Hi Lacy! I would like to thank you for this amazing picture. I will use it for my homily with the kids of St. Stanislaus Kostka School, tomorrow. What a marvelous gift you have! God bless you!
    Fr. Chris

  3. Thank you for the coloring page!

  4. Thank you soooo much for the coloring page! Quick and easy, fun way to explain the reason for today’s Mass & what The Immaculate Conception is to kids. I’m sooo non-crafty and this fit the bill perfectly. Thank you!!

  5. DonnaMarie Arnold says

    Its beautiful and thanks a million for all you do Lacy!!!! Can you add Joachim because it looks like Mary was conceived without an earthly father…. Kids always get the Immaculate Conception confused with the Incarnation. Thanks so much again.

  6. Hi Lacy, I printed out 5 copies of your St. Anne coloring page which does a fabulous job illustrating the meaning of the Immaculate Conception. I blogged about it today and linked back to you. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us! My first graders benefited greatly by your drawing. Advent blessings to you and your family!

  7. deb hamilton says

    Lacy, you are a blessing you always have something to save the day! Thank YOU!!!

  8. Lourdes Grace Esteves says

    Hi Lacy,
    I’m sharing your St. Anne coloring page to my 2nd grade students in St. Edward School, Newark. Thank you for generously sharing your creative work. You are a blessing to us teachers and to our students. May you and your family be blessed abundantly!

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