Explain the Immaculate Conception to Kids

Catholic ABC's Week: 14 
Letter of the week: I
Theme: Immaculate Conception
Saint of the Week: St. Ignatius
Craft: Immaculate Conception Coloring Page

This Immaculate Conception coloring sheet was drawn by me last year. It is designed to help children (and all Catholics for that matter) understand that the Immaculate Conception refers to Mary being conceived without original sin; it is not referring to when Mary conceived Jesus.

Symbolism in this picture includes Mary in the womb of St. Anne (wearing her signature veil). St. Anne and Mary both have their backs turned towards the apple tree to visually state that Mary was conceived without original sin. There are 3 beams of light coming down from the sun that stand for the trinity. Also, the snake (Satan) is unhappy about what has happened here.

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter Ii: (be sure to check out the Classroom Script for directions on using the grab bag.) Iguana, Igloo, Indy car, Ice cream cone, Indian corn, Inch worm, toy Iron, Invitation, Ivy, Island, Icon, Immaculate Heart, Insect, Instrument.

For More Resources, check out the Catholic Toolbox lesson plans for the Letter Ii. (Her Ii lesson is on Isaac!)

Catholic ABC's

Catholic ABC's runs here at Catholic Icing every Wednesday with the new letter of the week. You can get the details of this program by checking out the Classroom Script. We will be taking a few weeks off from this at Christmas. God bless!
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  1. HI Lacy!
    I love this beautiful picture you drew of the Immaculate Conception! I printed out copies for my 4 "cupcakes" to color and I will be linking up this post of yours to my blog post on Wednesday about the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception! Thanks!
    Tracy at "A Slice of Smith Life"

  2. Hi Lacy! I would like to thank you for this amazing picture. I will use it for my homily with the kids of St. Stanislaus Kostka School, tomorrow. What a marvelous gift you have! God bless you!
    Fr. Chris

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