Free Printable Animal Alphabet Coloring Activities - Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

 I am a 10-year homeschool veteran to a family of four. We began homeschooling in 1996. I tailored our activities around the liturgical calendar and arranged topics to fit with the seasons and saints feast days. The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated on October 4. When our oldest was in first grade in Catholic school (before homeschool), Father blessed the pets. I forgot. Molly was worried that her kitty Oliver would not get his blessing. I asked the teacher if I could bring him the next day and she said yes. So myself, two little boys and one panicky cat set out for church. Oliver was duly petted and blessed. It was so endearing to see all the little ones trustfully bringing their animals to Jesus (in the person of the priest). I kept up this tradition in homeschooling.

Pets and animals make a great theme for September and October. They tie in well with St. Francis. Here are  free printable pdf packet featuring beautiful coloring pages based on each letter of the alphabet. Each letter is a full page size. The letter outline is filled with nicely drawn images of plants, flowers, vegetables and animals whose names begin with that letter. The pictures are arranged somewhat like hidden picture puzzles. As students color the pictures, there is a printable page for them to list the animals and plants they find, that begin with each letter. This activity is great for preschool-middle school and fits well for life science. Click here Free Printable Animal Coloring Activities

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