Learning can be fun! I’m always impressed by young mothers who slip lessons for their children into unexpected places–strategically mounting a world map on the refrigerator door, hanging a shower curtain which features the periodic table….
So I LOVE these great games for Catholic kids–games which impart important lessons about Scripture, the Church, the saints, prayer and so much more. With Christmas just around the corner, Santa may want to toss a few of these games and toys into his sack, before heading out to fly around the world.
A cute game for ages 6 to adult, Catholic By The Number includes four categories of cards, each with twelve numbered cards. Kids will think, laugh and learn.
You remember the red Scattergories box from your childhood, right? Well, check out the green box and play Scattergories – Catholic Edition! How many Bible categories can you match before time runs out? This is a great game for 3-4 players.
I think this works like “Go Fish.” The idea is to match up two cards featuring the same saint. There are 54 full-color cards in all, featuring beautiful illustrations of saints. Your children will develop heroes, learning about saints who can inspire them to greater love and faith. The Saints Memory Card Game would be a great stocking stuffer for young children!
For four or more players, Bible Taboo is like the secular game by the same name–only once again, there’s learning to be done amidst all the laughing.
This is something different: Not a game that you play at the kitchen table, the My Little Church Magnet Set is a great quiet toy to engage toddlers during the Mass. There are no bells or buzzers, so it won’t disturb the prayer of others; and even if a child can’t yet follow along with all of the Mass prayers, the My Little Church Magnet Set will keep his mind focused on church. At home before Mass, Mom or Dad can name and explain all of the parts of the diorama.