Froggy Jumps: A New Game for Kids to Learn About the Church Year

Catholic Seasons, Feasts, and Celebrations Froggy Jumps Game

Shortly after each of my grandkids progressed from crawling to walking, they very quickly excelled at running and jumping, as most kids do! In particular, they suddenly became very adept at imitating frogs as they bounced around the house, jumping from sofa to couch, while saying, “Ribbit, ribbit!”

I have no doubt, then, that they are going to love playing a new game from Loyola Press called Froggy Jumps—a game in which children help the frog jump to the shore by answering questions about Catholic seasons, feasts, and celebrations. All answers can be found in Loyola Kids Book of Seasons, Feasts, and Celebrations by Amy Welborn.

I started playing the game at work, just to check it out, and didn’t want to stop! I especially love the sound effect as the frog jumps from one lily pad to another. I was sure to turn down the volume on my laptop lest my colleagues would begin to think my stomach was making froggy sounds!

In addition to the new game, download coloring pages that will help introduce children to the Church and its major celebrations of Christmas and Easter. Each page is art (no frogs!) found in the Loyola Kids Book of Seasons, Feasts, and Celebrations.

Don’t miss these opportunities to engage kids in some fun activities that will help them to learn about the Church’s seasons and feasts throughout the liturgical year!

About Joe Paprocki 2772 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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