Pope Activities for Catholic Kids

Teaching kids about the Pope is an important part of their faith education, and it can also be fun! In this post you’ll find tons of resources to help you on your way including Pope crafts, printables, snacks, and more! Let’s take a look at these Pope activities for Catholic kids. 

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Here are some crafts you can find here at Catholic Icing that I’ve made with my kids when learning about the Pope. (What’s really great about crafts is you can get the kids working on them, then talk to them about the Pope while they craft.)

St. Peter as the first Pope printable pack– this whole pack is free for subscribers to print and has options for several different age groups!

Pope puppet– You can make a Pope paper bag puppet using the templates from my Saint Puppet Ebook. There are tons of templates in the book, so you can piece a pope together in many different ways! 

Printable Pope Francis Craft– this little guy is pretty easy to go together, and his Liberty Bell is optional πŸ˜‰pope francis craft- free to print

Pope Miter Craft– these are not for wearing, they are made out of toilet paper tubes. Super fast, easy, and fun.

Draw The Vatican Flag– I have a totally free how to draw video for kids that shows you how to draw the Vatican flag step by step. You’ll also learn some fun facts as your draw! If you click over to the post, there is also a free printable Vatican flag coloring page for kids if you don’t want to draw your own.


Vatican Flag Craft– These are super easy and cheap to make. You could easily make these with a whole classroom.

Edible Vatican Flag– You’ll have so much fun making these keys and assembling your own fun Vatican snack with your kids! 

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Craft a Little Pope or Cardinal hat. This only takes about  5 minutes and 25 cents.

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How To Draw The Pope– This video is also free, and will show your kids step by step how to draw St. Pope John Paul II! Fun for all ages.





And if you don’t want to draw your own, you can click over to the post to find a free printable coloring page. 

You can also find a whole round up of St. Pope John Paul II crafts for kids here!

I’ve also been searching the internet for Pope activities, printables, etc, and made a little round-up for you! (Thanks for everyone’s help on facebook rounding these up) πŸ™‚

If you know of more Pope resources online for kids, please leave the links in the comments! πŸ™‚



  1. Jessica @ Shower of Roses says

    Thank you for including the link to my Papal Lap Book, and for you kind words! I really enjoyed putting it all together! πŸ™‚ And we might just have to makes some of those Pretzel Keys of yours. And they will be perfect during Lent since my kids gave up sweets this year!

    • Thanks for making the lapbook! It looks incredible! Makes me wish my kids were a little older. πŸ™‚

      • Jessica @ Shower of Roses says

        Sorry about all the typos in that first comment. I think I am still a little sleep deprived from last weekend! This will be the first Lap Book for my 5 and 3 year old. I wasn’t going to have them make one, but they didn’t want to be left out. I am working on ways to simplify a few of the mini-books for them as we go along. We did make the Pretzel Keys from your Edible Vatican Flag this afternoon and the kids loved it. (We do something similar on the feast of St. Joseph with frozen dinner roll dough, creating various symbols, so I knew it would be a hit.) Thanks!

      • I agree, thank you, Jessica for the Lapbook. We are all having fun with it. I “teamed up” my kids (the 10yo and 4 yo, and the 8yo with the 6 yo.) It is working well. The 8 yo doesnt like cutting, but the 6 yo does. and the 10 year old really wants to do it by herself, so the 4 year old is the trash and glue helper. thanks again. And Thanks Lacy for always having fun ideas!

  2. Hi Lacy! Thanks for this round-up! πŸ™‚ Here is my XVI. Benedict craft: http://hid-tan.kreativcuccok.hu/2012/12/17/xvi-benedek-papa/
    God bless! πŸ™‚
    Janka πŸ™‚

  3. Hi
    this website has a printable PDF resource you can use which explains How the Catholic Church Chooses a New Pope- in children’s language and easy to ready explanation.

  4. Kristen S- Craft Gossip says

    Great compilation of activities and lessons! Just posted about your post on Craft Gossip!!


  5. Hi Lacy! These looks and sounds like fun activities for the kids! Thank you for this. I have another fun activity to do with my kids this weekend. Thanks also for the round-up. I’m really glad I found this post. May God bless you. πŸ™‚

  6. Amazing Grace says

    Lacy- Thank you for your kind words and posting the link to my Electing A Pope file folder game. I hope students like it and learn a lot! πŸ™‚

  7. These ideas are just great!! Thank you so much for all you do!

    Here are some wonderful ideas that incorporate technology, although they might be better for some older children….and yes, I am including myself in that group! πŸ˜‰ So much to learn during this wonderful time in the Catholic Church’s history!!)


  8. These are *fabulous*! Thanks, as always, for sharing! Here’s one more — a printable papal election playset: http://www.alivinggarden.com/index.php/2013/02/papal-election-playset-with-printables/

  9. This is a great list, Lacy! And your pope puppet is just too cute!!!
    Thanks so much for adding my smoke craft and reading comprehension printable to your list!
    May God bless you!

  10. Tracy Bua Smith says

    Great round up Lacy! I had my own little roundup on my post and of course included a link to this resourceful post of yours. Here is my post: http://asliceofsmithlife.blogspot.com/2013/02/great-wolf-lodge-trip-and-farewell-to.html

  11. Great post Lacy!! I will share abour it tomorrow in my blog http://familiacatolica-org.blogspot.com/
    Blessed Advent!

    • Thanks so much, Xhonane! Been reading a lot of your blog in the last few days. Love your stuff so much!

  12. Monica @ Equipping Catholic Families says

    Hi Lacy!
    Awesome link-up! I love all the resources you have and all the ones from other sites that you have shared. I know I’m a little late…but I’m kind of excited about this one. I have created a new Guess Who?! template with some of the most popular Cardinals, (according to the media). I know that ultimately the Holy Spirit and the CONCLAVE are in charge, but I think it’s a neat opportunity to familiarize ourselves with the faces of many of the Cardinals…especially the ones we will no doubt be hearing about over the next weeks! I’ve already learned alot!
    I hope you like this post (and free printable)..and perhaps you would consider including it in your list of linked Pope crafts and activities? Thanks, Lacy!

  13. Megan Jasperson says

    I am a teacher and LOVE your ideas! We are excited to learn who the new pope will be! Thanks for sharing your ideas!!

  14. I am teaching Childrens Church this week at our Parish, and I hate that I only have about 15 mins. with the kids, but I’m so excited about all the AWESOME Pope activities that you have shared with us…We are normally encouraged to focus on the Sunday Gospel, but my emphasis is going to be about our spectacular new Pope Francis!! I am so excited that I am the lucky person who gets to share all this information with the young children of our Parish (ages 3 – 8)!! And I’m also excited that I am this “excited” about this monumental time in our Church!! Thanks for all your great ideas!!