Gifts of the Holy Spirit Teaching Tools

Pentecost is coming up soon, which is a great time to learn about the Holy Spirit! You might also want to teach your kids about the holy spirit around a baptism, confirmation, or when studying the Trinity! You can find all of my Holy Spirit resources for kids here. Now let’s look at some gifts of the Holy Spirit teaching tools for kids

Teaching Tools of the Holy Spirit for Kids

Before jumping into the gifts of the Holy Spirit crafts and activities for kids, let’s see a list of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (Listed in the Catechism, CCC 1831 and listed in the Bible Acts 2:2-3)

  1. Wisdom
  2. Understanding
  3. Counsel
  4. Fortitude
  5. Knowledge
  6. Piety
  7. Fear of the Lord

Memorizing Catholic lists can be a lot more fun when you have a craft, song, game, or fun snack! I always find that children learn best and retain the most when I reach them on their own level in fun and relevant ways. 

This printable gifts of the Holy Spirit craft is so fun for kids! The way that the flames spiral down when the craft is complete makes it awesome to display when assembled.

Paper flame spiral with Acts 2:2-3 on it attached to a dove reading Gifts of the Spirit surrounded by fire

Ten Kids and a Dog made this
Blue windsock with dove on it and yellow and red streamer


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For directions on making the windsock, see
Dawn’s Post at By Sun and Candlelight.
If you need a dove template for the windsock
project, you can find it at Woman’s Day.
Outline of a dove
Busy with Blessings. Find directions on her site!
Paper crown with candle cutouts
This Holy Spirit Game is free to print from The Catholic Toolbox!
Make learning fun by answering questions about the
Holy Spirit to work your way around the board!
The Holy Spirit Boardgame


On Catholic Mom, find a Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Just scroll down to “Holy Spirit”.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit Wordsearch


There is one symbol for each gift, starting with
“smarties” for “knowledge”. I remember my confirmation
teacher making us these gift bags. 🙂
Smarties Candies
At Real Life at Home, you can find a Gifts of the Holy Spirit printables set, which includes a word search and a crossword puzzle.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit Printable Packet

Be sure to check out my other Pentecost resources for kids here!

Celebrating Pentecost With Kids, taking a look at the first Pentecost on part at a time

You can find all of my Holy Spirit teaching resources for kids here including the gifts of the spirit, the fruits of the spirit, celebrating Pentecost Sunday, dove crafts, and more!

More Holy Spirit Resources


  1. Kathleen's Catholic says

    Lacy, I LOVE the windsock.

    I was just thinking: Wouldn't it be nice if all teachers from elementary Catholic Schools visited your site and used your art projects? I know I would have loved to have seen these projects come home with my boys when they were in Catholic school. We would have displayed them proudly.

    I'm so glad we took the time and effort to do crafts together at the kitchen table–and videotaped us while doing them!! It was time well spent, and it's now a joy to watch the videos now that my guys are teenagers.

    You really have something special here in your blog. Keep up the good work….when you have your hands free, that is. :-)God bless your work, Lacy.

  2. Amazing_Grace says

    I LOVE the wind sock too! LOVE IT!

    I also agree that all CCD teachers and Catholic schools should visit your site for crafts and activities. We must get the word out! The students will enjoy the activities and it will keep them busy and no discipline problems will result. 🙂

  3. Ooooh! I agree! Love these ideas and I am doing the letter H this (and last) week and couldn't figure out what kind of crafty things to do for the Holy Spirit! These are great! Thanks for posting 🙂

  4. Dear Lacy,
    I love all the ideas to add to our plans from last year. There is always so much we can do for these feast days, it is very exciting.
    Thanks for sharing again.

  5. Sarah Harkins says

    These are great ideas, Lacy! I think my three year old would even like to make the windsock. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love this! I have been trying to figure out ways to explain the Holy Spirit to my 4 year old as she often asks during the Sign of the Cross. I agree, I have been more of a lurker, but no longer-I just had to say your work here, sharing it with us all, (especially us craft inept!) is so wonderful and we are so lucky! Thank you!

  7. Just love the blog…I love to do crafts with my children. We love being Catholic. THANK YOU FOR THE IDEAS!

  8. Anonymous says

    LOVE the Holy Spirit game. My 6year old practiced reading skills,we all learned a lot, and it was cheap! P.S. My 6 year old said the end is heaven! And my husband said the last spot before heaven is like the evil tempting you (becaue you can't give up you have to keep roling a 1 to get into heaven). We played it using teeny tiny karate guys/toys for markers. Thanks for a wonderful idea and websit. LOVE This site

  9. gift delivery Philippines says

    Thank you so much for bringing up this wonderful gifts its so amazing. Keep posting guys!


  10. Brilliant love to see all this its an perfect entertainment blog

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  11. Louiselacaze says

    I am a catholic primary school teacher in Scotland….i've spread the word here….our kids are going home with Lacy's fantastic crafts! We do them at our church 7Up group too!!

    The kids loved the ascension cups…..and now i'm sooooo looking forward to the wind socks! Crafts powered by the holy spirit indeed!! Thanks lacy et al

  12. Louise Martin says

    Hi everyone. I’ve used the smarties for the gifts of the Holy Spirit for years with my confirmandi. One thing I do for them to remember the gifts is to say, “JACK, Where R U? for a while.
    and put that on the board so they remember ther saying:
    Understanding. Kids tell me they remember the gifts from that saying!

  13. Darn…tried getting info u mention about THomas Aquinas and Holy Spirit book but it states that it has been deleted! Would love to B able to access it .

    Thank you!

  14. Lisa Russell says

    Thank you! 20 years ago I used to have so many ideas of ways to celebrate our faith with myown children, but years later as I prepare to teach my third grade PSR class those ideas seem lost in my head! I love your ideas for celebrating the Pentacost! Thank you!

  15. Hi Lacy, thank you for grouping up all of the Pentecost resources! I used the Gifts of the Holy Spirit Activity with my first graders and they did well. It is geared towards older children but I believe they got the gist of it. I posted about it today and linked back to you. Thank you and God bless!

  16. Leticia Honesto says

    I am a CCD teacher and I will be teaching 2nd grade First Communion and I plan on using some of your craft projects and ideas to teach my students. Thank you very much for such wonderful Ideas. My 2nd graders I’m hoping will not be board and will learn lots this coming Church Season.