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Fridge Art is the heart of the Domestic-Church.com web site. This is where you'll find fun family centred activities - only some are crafts, we also have games or other activities - all designed to bring the liturgical life of church into the home, and teach children about living the Catholic faith. Making faithful activities a 'normal' part of family life goes a long way towards building an enduring family faith life.

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Tell us about your craft and activity ideas. How did you organize a parish Saint's Day Party? What does your family do on long car drives? What feast day recipes are favorites in your home? Share your inspiration and creativity with other Domestic Church readers. Thank you!



Advent and Christmas

Family
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Young Children
  • Make a Paper Bag Tilma. A cute and easy craft to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Great for all ages!
  • Perfect Playdough Something to keep the children busy and entertained through the holiday week.
Coloring Pages

Each link will download a PDF file of the coloring picture.

The Angel's News
"Behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy."
The Holy Family
"And she wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, "
Visit of the WiseMen
"Three Wise Men came from the East"
The Nativity Simple Holy Family Nativity Woodcut
St. Nicholas
An image of the good bishop that inspired the legend of Santa Claus
St. Christopher
An ancient woodcut modified into a colouring page - for young and old.
St. Lucia
The early Christian martyr and patron saint of Sweden
Our Lady of Guadalupe The Immaculate Conception Our Blessed Mother
The Advent Wreath
A safer version of an Advent wreath to put in a child's bedroom...
Jesus, Our Savior Angel Blowing a Horn
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Older Children

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Epiphany

Family
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Young Children
  • Cards for Saint Valentine An easy craft that gently introduces children to the idea of giving and service.
  • Activity Page: Exploring Epiphany by Mary Ellen Vice A week or day's worth of educational activities designed by Mary Ellen Vice.
  • A Balancing Act - Making Mobiles A craft that demonstrates the importance of balancing our faith in our lives.
  • Under Tens Using the theme of Epiphany, these crossword puzzles will challenge your children's spelling skills and their grasp of the meanings of the season of Epiphany. Solutions are given.
  • Epiphany colouring and More The Feast of the Epiphany is one that fires the imagination of children. These colouring images can be used in several craft ways.
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Older Children
  • Starting a Youth Group by Matt Pinto. The Why and How of giving your parish's youth some guidance.
  • CrossWord Puzzles: For Over Tens
  • colour Your Initial A colouring activity that can be used for letter recognition or some embellishment - a letter to Gramma, a sign for your door, a cover page for a book report.
  • Making Beeswax Candles Celebrating the Feast of the Presentation, also known as Candlemas Day by making beeswax candles. A enjoyable and easy! way for the whole family to welcome Light of Christ into the domestic church.
  • Candy Making The Sweetness of God, bring the 'taste' of fulfillment in God to your children.
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Lent and Easter

Family
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Young Children
  • Lent for Little Ones by Lillian Silver. Group activities for six year olds to increase their understanding of the great season of Lent.
  • Making a Sacrifice by Robert Kisling A simple activity that gives an example of obeying the fourth commandment and encourages sacrifice.
  • Exploring Lent by Mary Ellen Vice Family Activities, crafts, songs, almsgiving to celebrate and learn through the Lent and Easter season.
  • Lenten Theme Cross Word Puzzle A fun way to gain some familiarity with the words and ideas we examine in Lent.
  • Pretzels and Easter Cookies Two baking activities to speed the arrival of Easter Sunday morning.
  • Saint George Pictures of Saint George, the dragon and the damsel to colour.
  • Easy Easter Basketswith thanks to colleen and Darcy Hammond. Cute and quick enough to make on Holy Saturday or even Easter morning before Gramma comes for a visit.
  • Be A Friend of Jesus by Monica McConkey Three Lenten family activities.
  • Make a Basket of Blessing Eggs by Monica McConkey A family activity teaching generosity, service to others, and sacrifice during the Lenten season.
  • A Spiritual Bouquet by Monica McConkey A creative and interesting way to introduce your children to the Rosary, and give a spiritual bouquet of prayers to a loved one.
  • Put Our Sins on the Cross by Monica McConkey Observe Lent with your children in a powerfully visual way.
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Older Children
  • The Light of Confessions by Carole Asselin. A great visual activity to demonstrate to children and the family how sin affects us.
  • A Catechism Cube another great fridge art idea from Monica McConkey. A Catholic catechism trivia game you can make yourself.
  • From Creche to Cave by Sheila O'brien A creative project for all ages, to bring the Passion and Burial of Christ into your home.
  • Holy Card Shrines What to do with all those holy cards and saints cards, while encouraging devotions and identification with our heroes in Heaven - the saints.
  • Making a Paschal Candle by Gwen Wise Make a home-made then blessed Paschal candle part of your family's Easter celebration.
  • Holy Water Sprinklers An simple craft that fosters the use of Holy water in the home.
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Saint Joseph the Worker

Family
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Young Children
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Older Children
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Assumption and Queenship of Mary

Family
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Young Children
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Older Children
  • Bible Games by Carole Asselin and Catherine Fournier Five fun and simple pen-and-paper games that help children learn how to find a scripture reference in the Bible, and learn to read the Bible for information.
  • Under Mary's Mantle of Protection, by Monica McConkey. A simple craft to demonstrate our place in Mary's heart.
  • Making Rosaries A wonderful family devotional activity. Rosaries make great gifts and can also be sent overseas as a missionary activity.
  • Sample pages from the Mysteries of the Rosary Activity and coloring Book. For those of you who are curious and want to peek before you buy.
  • Making Holy Cards by Sheryl Hobbs A fun and easy way to customize Holy Cards for bookmarks or special gifts.
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Angels and Archangels

Family
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Young Children
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Older Children

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