Catholic Schoolhouse Christmas Gift Guide 2022

Catholic Schoolhouse Christmas Gift Guide 2022

Christmas is a time of joy and family togetherness. We’ve collected a shareable gift guide packed with items to help children enjoy and explore topics in the Catholic Schoolhouse Program. Check out the music, toys, costumes, games and so much more for Tour 3.

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CSH Gift Guide Saints


Dolls from Heaven – Therese (Ages 8+)
She comes with a Carmelite habit and the paperback “I am Therese” book. She has a cloth body, and a movable, vinyl head and limbs. She is an 18-inch doll.


Dolls from Heaven – Bernadette (Ages 8+)
She comes dressed in a pink-striped pleated dress with a grayish-blue apron and brown lace-up boots. The doll also comes with the paperback “She is Bernadette” book. She has a cloth body, and a movable, vinyl head and limbs. She is an 18-inch doll.

Rosary Meditations for Children and Families
While meditating on the mysteries of the rosary with the reflections in this book, children come to a deeper understanding of who they are and why God made them.

Tiny Saints – St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (and many others)
This tiny saint charm is perfect for clipping onto your backpack or bag. Help spread the joy! Margaret Mary Alacoque was called to promote devotion to Christ’s Sacred Heart. Check out other charms.

Book of Catholic Signs & Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Their History and Meaning
Simple images still convey deep messages if we learn how to see and understand them. Award-winning children’s author Amy Welborn has created a friendly and fascinating sourcebook on the signs and symbols of the Catholic faith.

Four Gospels for Young Catholics (Ages 9 – 11)
This beautiful, vividly illustrated edition gives parents and other adults the resources necessary to help kids delve deeper into the Gospels. 532 pages.

Shining Light Doll – Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta (and many others)
Doll is dressed in the traditional white and blue habit of the Missionaries of Charity, the order she founded.

Shining Light Doll – St. Maximilian Kolbe
This adorable vinyl collectible figure is the perfect gift, and a fantastic way to begin introducing your children (or your friends!) to the fascinating and inspiring world of Christian Saints. Bring the Saints to life in your child’s heart and imagination.

Memory Match Game – Marvelous Men Series 2
Memory Match Game – Marvelous Men Series 2 St. Padre Pio, St. Peter Tu, St. Paul Miki, St. Martin de Porres, St. Pope John Paul II, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Dominic, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Zeno, St. Augustine, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Damien of Molokai, St. Valentine.

Build Your Own Wooden Rosary Kit
Create your own brown wood rosary kit! This comes with 3 packs of supplies so you can make 3 rosaries total.

5-minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath
Spend just five minutes a day praying around your Advent wreath with popular author Lisa M. Hendey’s heart-felt reflections and you’ll experience the promise, renewal, and hope of the Advent season.

Mary’s Books Publishing
Their goal is to help more Catholic families learn about the saints. They have prepared groups of books, especially for Catholic Schoolhouse. Discover their CSH collections and individual books. Level 1 are about 32 pages, Level 2 are about 96 pages, Level 3 are about 144 pages.



CSH Gift Guide Geography

The Useborne Geography Encyclopedia: with complete World Atlas (Ages 9 – 12)
A comprehensive geography encyclopedia includes a complete world atlas and is an ideal reference guide to the topography of the world.

The World Game – Geography Card Game (Ages 8 – 12)
Learn about flags, capitals and locations of all world countries. The basic game is to compete with facts between world countries. Easy to learn, simple to play. A fun trivia board game for all ages.

The World In My Kitchen: Global recipes for kids to discover and cook
This book leads children to explore countries and cuisines to try themselves. Simple recipes, using fresh, healthy and easy-to-source ingredients, with suggested substitutions, will open up different tastes, aromas and cuisines.

World Map Tapestry
Printed with details including countries, cities, longitude and latitude. Made of polyester. 60 x 40 inches.

The Fascinating Ocean Book for Kids: 500 Incredible Facts!
From anemones to zooplankton―500 awesome ocean facts for kids ages 8 to 12 Do you know a kid who’s captivated by what goes on beneath the ocean’s surface? This amazing entry into ocean books for kids is packed with hundreds of incredible facts for hours of underwater exploration.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Exploring Oceans
Hands-on learning and educational science STEM kit. Young scientists will learn all about oceans with the included large shell Identification poster, a colorfully illustrated manual with a guide for adults, real shells and a sand dollar, cling-on stickers, and much more.

Continent Race Geography Learning Educational Game for Kids (Ages 7+)
Play this fast-paced learning and educational game for kids at home or in school, individually or in teams. It’s a race around the globe to see who can collect the most countries from each continent first. 

The Renaissance Explorers: With History Projects for Kids (Ages 10-15)
Readers ages 10 to 15 find out more about what it meant to be an explorer and follow the biographies of five famous Renaissance explorers. Hands-on STEAM activities.





Funglish Game (Family / Ages 12+)
The word-guessing game that lets you express it and guess it with piles of tiles. 120 descriptive tiles, 50 cards, easel with 2 leg supports, 3 rails and timer clip, timer and instructions.

Bananagrams Game (Family / Ages 7+, 1-8 players)
This anagram game will drive you bananas. Gather your family and friends and race against each other to build crossword grids. This word game needs no pencil, paper, or board. Players race against each other to build crossword grids and use all their letter tiles first. Comes in a small portable banana-shaped pouch.

Upwords Game (Ages 8+)
Play words across or down to make new words or stack on top of tiles to change a word! Earn points for every tile put down. Includes 1 Upwords Game Board, 100 Letter Tiles, 4 Tile Racks, 4 Rubber Feet, 1 Tile Bag, 1 Instruction Sheet.


CSH Gift Guide History

Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pads Set: Bible Stories (Ages 3+)
Fill the five reusable scenes with more than 160 cling-style stickers, and create your own Bible Story adventures! Scenes include Daniel and the lion’s den, David and Goliath, Jonah and the whale, Joseph parting the red sea, and Noah’s Ark. Includes 5 colorful backgrounds and 160+ cling-style, repositionable stickers.

72 Piece Natural Wood Stacking Block Toy (Ages 2 – 14)
Classic wooden block set and carry case includes 13 different shapes (square, rectangle, circle, half-circle, triangle, cylinder, arch and more!) 72 naturally finished and smooth-sanded hardwood blocks.

3D LED Puzzle Model Ship Kit
Kids and parents can cooperate with each other to build this 3D puzzle together.

The Renaissance Inventors: With History Projects for Kids
10 hands-on projects that use the engineer design process, kids create their own versions of many amazing inventions from the Renaissance.

Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Wooden Castle (Ages 3 – 7)
Make imaginative play easy with a working drawbridge, a dungeon, and a handle for portable adventures. Includes a king and queen with thrones and a royal bed, and two knights with horses to defend them and their treasure chest.

Great Colonial America Projects: You Can Build Yourself (Ages 9-12)
Experience how colonial Americans lived, cooked, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors.


CSH Gift Guide Math


The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas (Ages 7 – 10)
Penrose, a cat with a knack for math, takes children on an adventurous tour of mathematical concepts from fractals to infinity.

SMATH (Ages 6+, 2-4 players)
The game that makes math fun! Players take turns using the tiles in their racks to build their own crossword-style equations.

TRI-OMINOS (Ages 8+, 2-6 players)
The classic triangular domino game! Score points by matching numbers on the three-sided pieces. Packaged in full-color travel tin.

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi by Cindy Neuschwander (Grade level 2 – 7)
Wrap your heads around pi!! Shake the popular idea that math is boring with an engaging adventure narrative. Enjoy the fun of puns and wordplay. 32 pages.

Qwixx Deluxe – Fast Family Dice Game by Gamewright (Age 6 +)
This quick-playing dice game will have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end! Qwixx is simple to play but each decision is crucial – the more numbers you cross off, the more points you score. Includes 8 dry erase markers and boards, plus bonus Qwixx Mixx game for alternate play.

Consecutive Wooden Hundred Board 1 – 100 Educational Game (Ages 3+)
Perfect for learning numbers and math. Use to visually learn skip counting patterns. Portable size appropriate for outdoors, classroom and home use. Drawstring bag for wooden number tiles.

Prime Club Game (Ages 10+)
Prime climb is a beautiful, colorful, mathematical board game designed for 2 to 4 players. Roll the dice and add, subtract, multiply and divide your way to the center of the board.

Learning Resources – Dive into Shapes!
Children gain hands-on experience creating composite shapes, identifying shape attributes, and partitioning circles and squares into equal parts.


CSH Gift Guide Science

LEGO Chain Reactions (STEM activity Kit) (Ages 8+)
Design and build 10 amazing moving machines – teach your bricks new tricks! Comes with 80 page instructions, 33 LEGO pieces, Instructions for 10 modules, 6 plastic balls, string, paper ramps and other components.

How to Build a Bridge: Paper Model Kit
Learn how bridges are designed and built while actually building them (with paper). This bridge building paper model kit comes complete with cut out plans and instructions for a truss bridge, a beam bridge, an arch bridge, and a cable stayed bridge.

Ecology for Kids (The Kitchen Pantry Scientist)
This engaging guide offers a series of snapshots of 25 scientists famous for their work with ecology. Each lab tells the story of a scientist along with some background about the importance of their work.

Covelico Exercise Dice for Kids
Learn animals, exercises and numbers. Set includes 3 x 12 sided big dice for kids that are soft and safe for all ages. Play workout games and active games – the smaller ones will love the excitement of rolling the dice to see what comes next.

Along Came Galileo
Introduce your children to a great scientist, some of his scientific forebears, and his significant scientific ideas and discoveries.

Find and Seek Scavenger Hunt Game (Ages 3+)
Enjoy this fun activity game for the whole family to play both indoor and outdoors. Set includes 35 Find and Seek cards, 2 instruction cards, and 1 drawstring bag making this game perfect for road trips and travel. Take along to the park, the beach, camping, or the backyard.

Catholic Schoolhouse SCIENCE – Tour 3: Hands-on-Science Guide (Supplemental)
Cover the topics of Ecology, Earth Science, Forces & Motion, and Nutrition & Health to be used for at-home homeschooling, with your CSH chapter or with your co-op. 24 weekly hands-on activities give students a discovery-based experience through a variety of experiments, projects, and demonstrations. Filled with step-by-step projects and teaching tips – You can teach science!


CSH Gift Guide Music

Recorder Instrument
Great for beginners. Natural maple wood 3-piece Baroque style recorder has melodious sound, high/low tone performance are very bright, sound quality without impurity, excellent tone. Comes with a hard case to provide delicacy and protection. Fingering chart, joint grease and cleaning kit included. Wipe after each use.

Easy Duets for Catholics: A Nine-Note Recorder Book by Penny Gardner
Nearly 50 traditional Catholic hymns are arranged as duets. Large print; easy-to-read music; lyrics included. Designed especially for children and beginners. 48 pages.

Instruments of the Orchestra 1000-Piece Puzzle (Family. Ages 13+)
A complete guide to the various musical instruments found in the modern-day orchestra.

Musical Instrument Toys (Ages 3+)
This natural wooden musical toy set includes shaking, tapping, beating, and blowing instruments. Comes with a storage bag, which can store all 15 instruments for easy carrying.

My MozArt Experience
This coloring book guides your journey through the world of classical music, by combining music listening with art. Illustrations include composers (such as Mozart, Beethoven and Bach), musical instruments, musical notations, and beautiful backgrounds/patterns. 

Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers series – George Handel (Ages 8-9)
Combines a delightful mix of full-color historical reproductions, photos, and hilarious cartoon-style illustrations that bring to life the works of renowned composers, combining poignant anecdotes with important factual information for readers.


CSH Gift Guide Art

Christian Cathedrals Stained Glass Coloring Book
Have fun coloring inspirational pictures and designs while becoming acquainted with exquisite stained-glass windows from around the world. 32 pages of illustrations include rose patterns, Gothic and floral designs, and Bible themes.

Edgar Degas Ballerina 5D Diamond Painting Kit (Family / Ages 6+)
5D Diamond Painting Kit by Abeuty. Follow the paint by numbers guided instructions, create a magnificent piece of art. Kit includes canvas and all materials.

Paint Your Own Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh
Recreate Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh on real artist canvas. Illustrated instructions and online tutorial teach beginner artists techniques used by the masters.

Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great Masters
Fun and easy art-appreciation activities abound in this resource that features over 60 great artists across the ages. A concise biography for each artist tells why his or her work is important, and a kid-tested art activity tries out the artist’s approach.

Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor and Scientist
This art history lesson for kids will give you a glimpse into the curious mind of Leonardo.

Architecture for Kids: Skill-Building Activities for Future Architects (Ages 8 – 12)
Explore how ideas and drawings become real buildings and learn how architects see the world from new perspectives, including with a bird’s eye view, from the inside, and three-dimensionally.

Calligraphy Kit: A complete kit for beginners (Ages 14+)
The lettering book first covers the basics—such as pen styles, angles, and hand positions; letter heights and spacing; and practice strokes—before offering advanced techniques. 32-page book, 1 pen, 3 nibs, 12 ink cartridges, guideline sheet.

Catholic Schoolhouse Art – Tour 3: Renaissance through Modern Art (Supplemental)
This Program presents art history, projects, and skills in a stand-alone art program usable with any homeschooling curricula. Full-color guide, background for the teacher, and complete project instructions, all from a Catholic perspective. Tour 3 features the Renaissance through Modern Art. Filled with step-by-step projects and teaching tips – You can teach art!

Catholic Schoolhouse Tour 3: Classroom Display Pictures
Engage your students, children or grandchildren with these Classroom Display Pictures of Art. Catholic Schoolhouse has chosen Art and Artists that align with the Tour 3 history timeline. The set includes 8 high-quality images suitable for printing and display in your home.


Scattergories Game (Family / Ages 13+)
Scattergories game challenges you to come up with items fast. Includes timer, die, Scattergories cards, score sheets and instructions.

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Game (Family / Ages 8+)
Card flipping, hand-slapping card game. Easy to play. Perfect for all ages. Gameplay lasts for about 10-15 minutes.

Tenzi Dice Game by Tenzi (Ages 7+)
Playing TENZI helps kids develop rapid and confident number recognition while being extremely fun and simple to play. It’s perfect for early finishers and team-building activities.

Magnetic MightyMind Challenger by Might Mind (Ages 4 – 9)
Teaches kids how to solve and build puzzles with a variety of colorful shaped pieces.

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