Our Lady of Fatima For Kids (Crafts, Printables, Recipes, And More!)

The feast day of Our Lady Of Fatima lands each year on May 13, and this is a super fun feast day to celebrat when living the liturgical year at home with your Catholic kids! (The anniversary of the miracle of the spinning sun is on October 13, so that is a great day for these activities as well!) This is such a really fun story and miracle to celebrate with kids, and there are lots of ways to celebrate, so let’s check out these ideas for celebrating Our Lady Of Fatima With Kids.
 
 
The thing that makes the story of Fatima so amazing is that it was witnessed by so many people and even reported in secular newspapers! This is such a really great witness for kids to see a modern miracle with tangible proof. Such a powerful story! Plus, the imagry of the spinning sun lends itself to all kind of really fun crafts and food ideas. 

Our Lady Of Fatima Crafts

I actually designed a pop up paper craft that’s printable to celebrate this day! You can download yours here. These are easy to assemble, and store flat, so you can keeep them for years to come! Prints in both color and in black and white. 
 
 
This Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic booklet on Teachers Pay Teachers from Catholic Cutie is free to print! So cute.
 
 
This Mary apparation fill in page is great for getting older kids researching! It can be used with any Marian apparation, including Our Lady Of Fatima! It is free to print from Look To Him And Be Radiant. (Click the last picture in the post for your free pdf)
 
 
I also have the Fatima Prayer included in my ebooklet with Catholic prayer copywork for kids. This is a fun page for kids to copy their own prayer and color it themselves! You can get just the Fatima prayer for free here
 
 
Also, here is a free Our Lady Of Fatima coloring page from Catholic Playground.
 

Miracle Of The Sun Crafts For Kids

The miracle of the sun was witnessed by around 35,000 people! The sun was described as having an “exceedingly swift and whirling movement”, and as “the most magnificent fire wheel that could be imagined, taking on all the colors of the rainbow and sending forth multicolored flashes of light, producing the most astounding effect” to quote a few. Now let’s check out these fun and colorful sun crafts kids can make to go with this amazing miracle! 
 
Want to make some really fun spinning sun crafts?! Check out how here. These babies spin like those old fashioned button toys, and are surprisingly easy to make at home. 
 
 
For anyone who has my book, Catholic ABC’s, there is a really fun spinning sun craft for preschoolers under the “F is for Fatima” page, so don’t miss that!
 
 
Try drawing your own miracle of the sun! I have this free video on how to draw the Fatima sun for kids that I think the whole family can enjoy. 
 
 
I also think this plate weaving craft from Cassie Stevens would make an excellend miracle of the sun craft for kids!
 

Craft Without Shopping:

Depending on the kind of supplies you have at home, here are some easy sun crafts you can make with your kids listed by the kind of supply they are made out of. This will help you craft without needing to shop! 🙂 (each link goes to a full picture tutorial that will walk you through completing the craft). I also divided the list to have one set for younger kids, and one set of sun crafts appropriate for older kids. 

Sun crafts for preschoolers and lower elementary kids:

Sun crafts for upper elementary and up:

Fatima And Spinning Sun Food And Snack Ideas

The easiest idea ever: Eat sun chips! My kids love these and we have them as a treat sometimes. This certainly would be the perfect day for it!
 
Tracy over at A Slice Of Smith Life has a lot of great idea for celebrating the feast of Our Lady Of Fatima with kids including this beautiful miracle of the sun fruit platter. How awesome is this?! Click over for the details.
 
 
Parenting.com has some cute ideas for healthy kid snacks that includes this super easy sun snack for kids
 
 
The Daily Dish has some great directions for making an easy sunshine cake using only round cake pans. Find the full directions here. 
 

Rosary Crafts For Fatima

This is also the perfect time for a rosary craft! Check out all of my rosary crafts here including how to make a rosary with just string and beads- no fancy supplies needed.
 

Catholic Kids Resources For Our Lady Of Fatima

Check out this really awesome Our Lady Of Fatima graphic novel for kids. 
 
 
Also, never forget about the CCC movies! Check out The Day The Sun Danced. My kids love these movies. 
 
 
We also absolultely love the Gory Stories CD’s from Holy Heroes, so be sure to check out their Fatima audio story for kids. These are very well done!You can see a video here of how easy it is to assemble my Our Lady Of Fatima pop up craft for kids. (This is the Our Lady Of Lourdes version, but they assemble the same).

If you’re looking for more ideas, check out my other resources on how to honor Mary with kids.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    What a treasure trove for free downloaded prayer cards. Thanks so much for this link! It is fabulous and so inspirational not to mention useful in so many ways! Blessings to you!

  2. Thanks so much for posting things for the feast of Our Lady of Fatima! I was born on her feastday and named after her. This gives me the ability to share my devotion to her with my kids 🙂 Thanks

  3. I totally love these:)

  4. Gardenia says

    lovely ideas. love those prayer cards at Ukok's site. thanks for finding these.

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