Children's Activities for Mary's Month from OSV


The Early Childhood Education Center over at Our Sunday Visitor is always an excellent resource for great activities for your home or classroom.  This month, their focus is on our Blessed Mother Mary.  They are offering a wonderful, free downloadable coloring booklet featuring the “Flowers of Mary” – flowers named on behalf of Our Lady.

This reminds me that it’s time to get out in the back yard and refresh my Mary Garden a bit.  I hope to share photos of it with you as soon as I retake it from the wilds!

Also this month, OSV has a wonderful printable activity guide featuring several great craft and activity ideas to introduce Mary to little learners.  Check out both resources here.

In addition to the great Early Childhood Recommendations, the Teaching Catholic Kids section is also filled with great ideas and suggestions for older children:

Activity One: (Grades K-5): Make May Day Baskets»

Activity Two (Grade 6 and up):  From OSV Newsweekly May 3 issue: A proposal: Computer games can be beneficial for children»

Activity: Invite the young people to look at the “Computer Game Lessons” section near the end of the article. Have them create their own list. Send them to us and we’ll post them on the Daily Take blog. Email Dave:

Teacher Pattern: Mary Asks Jesus’ Help at the Wedding Feast (PDF)»

Soul Food for Teachers: From May 2009 Grace In Action, “Make Time for moments of beauty”»

Catechist Know-How: From Mary Lou Rosien»

Please share your suggestions of other great Marian activities here in the comments.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. Carrie Wiedmaier on

    Thanks Lisa, for the activities surrounding Children’s Liturgy; it is always a treat when the children can interact with activities around the readings. We have approximately 15-20 minutes for an activity and we serve a large group of children (between 75-100 children ranging from 2-11, so so I especially like those activities where the children can remain in their seats and still actively participate. Or even those where I can take them out in the courtyard for a short time for a quick activity. This week I will do the “Back Talk” card game with them; but since some of the children cannot yet read, I will just use the last 3 pages and I will read the parents question, then I will read both the disrespectful suggestion and the other suggestion and let them decide which one is more loving to their parents.

    I love to do the crafts with them, but it is just too hard and chaotic with this many children, but I do give them the worksheets & coloring pages to take home and color!

    Thanks again,
    Carrie Wiedmaier
    St. Gregory’s Parish
    Phoenix, AZ

  2. marclyne carreon on

    hi, my name is marclyne and i just am a fan of tis site.. since im involve in the children liturgy, i really got a lot of help here.. esp with the worksheet for the children.

    if possible, i really would like an advance activity sheet for month of may 2013 and preferably activity for mother’s day.. i really do like to do activities for children.. hope you can help me with tis.. lots of thx..

    marclyne carreon
    Holy Trinity Tawau Parish
    Sabah, Malaysia

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