Papal Flag Idea for Kids

This week at our house is “P” week. P will be for prayer, priest, pope, papal flag, and St. Peter! The feast of the chair of St. Peter is coming up next week on February 22, so even for those of you not learning about the alphabet this should be a useful idea! 😉 As a learning activity to teach my kids about St. Peter and the Papal flag, we made this kid-appealing version:

Papal flag with bread keys

As I’m sure you know, crossed keys are St. Peter’s most popular symbol, and you can find them on the papal flag. See?

St. Peter's Papal Flag

We started by making a batch of my favorite soft pretzel dough (yes, I do bake sometimes, and I even use yeast. Lol!) and we rolled/stretched it into long coils to shape some simple keys.

Dough Keys
Bread Key


When they were baked we just set out some simple yellow and white paper and put the keys on. Use this opportunity to talk to your kids about the history of the Papal Flag, and also where the Papal Flag got its colors! If I had some red yarn on hand, I would have wound it through the pretzels to look more like the flag, but I wasn’t going to make a special trip for it.

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Finished Papal Flag Craft

Say a prayer for priests and the pope, then enjoy your pretzels! Now, go and bring excitement for the faith to your children through a fun Papal Flag treat! 😉 God bless!

You can find even more Papal resources for kids here! This post includes Pope printables, crafts, snacks, and more. 

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  1. Just a random thought, but red licorice twists or ropes would make a great edible red part 🙂

    Thanks for the continual stream of inspiring ideas!


  2. Catholic Dads HQ says

    Oh, I was reading your post and as my youngest daughter says, "My tummy wants more!" Great post and very creative for us types that are still learning our way around the kitchen.

  3. Gabriela Robles says

    Thank you for the idea! I want to place this on a cake with yellow & white icing!