I felt it was important to talk to the kids a bit about the newly elected pope, Pope Francis. We’ve been listening to the news and talking about it a bit, but I wanted to go into a little more detail tomorrow morning and made some pages for them to add to their history notebook.
We are not Catholic, but Grandma is. My Mom died a couple of years before LD was born. My Dad remarried just a month before LD was born. The kids know that Grandma goes to Catholic mass each Sunday. She and my Dad even got a chance to see Pope Benedict XVI a number of years ago.
Anyway, I quickly made a few sheets to hit the highlights about the new Pope… what the pope does, where the new pope is from and where he’ll live now. We’ll talk a little bit about how many Catholics there are worldwide as well as a bit about the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.
Here are the pages I made for the kids. Feel free to download them if you are interested:
By the way, here is a world map that shows the major religions in each region that you might find useful.
You might be interested in some of our other World Religion Posts:
- Learning about Islam — Free Worksheets and Resources for Kids (We learned the religion of Islam and then learned about the spread of Islam across North Africa and down into West Africa.)
- Reformation: Martin Luther Notebook Pages and Lapbook