Reading The Bible As A Family: 5 Steps To Get Started

reading the bible as a family, how to get started

For years I wished that I read the Bible with my kids. And when I say Bible, I'm talking about the real Bible. There were even times that I felt like a phoney for running this blog and still not being someone who actually read the Bible to my kids. Then, I figured out the secret to making Bible reading a normal occurrence in our house, and that is, to simply do it. That's right, Scripture … [Read more...]

Pentecost Resources For Kids: Free Notebooking Page, Crafts, Songs, and More!

pentecost notebooking pages- free to print

Continuing on with our Religious notebooking project, today I'm posting some printable Pentecost pages. They go with pages 62-63 in Tell Me About The Catholic Faith (TMACF), or any other Pentecost resource you would rather use with your kids. My Thoughts On These Pages in TMACF: I liked the way they told this story, and I also loved that they included a little box with a story of the … [Read more...]

Lacy’s Picks- Our Homeschool Curriculum (2015-16)

curriculum choices 2015-16

Every year I get emails asking what curriculum we're using. The truth is, finding the right homeschool curriculum is a lot like finding a perfect pair of jeans. It takes a lot of looking and trying on, and in the end, what's a good fit for me isn't necessarily a good fit for you. Regardless, after many years of homeschooling under my belt, I am ordering our curriculum with confidence this year- … [Read more...]

Child Saint Peg Dolls- A List Of Ideas

child saint peg dolls- jesus with the children

As ya'll know, I am a BIG fan of Saint peg dolls. We started with a set from a peg doll exchange for Christmas, and the kids loved them. They still play with them nearly every day. (For those of you who think you can't take on the painting, be sure to check out my decoupagable peg dolls- you can find all of my peg doll resources here.) Most recently, we added some child Saints to our peg … [Read more...]

A Guide To Buying Arts and Crafts Supplies for Kids

a guide to getting craft supplies- how and where to save

Back to school time is the perfect time to stock up on arts and crafts supplies! Here are my craft supply recommendations- this post is an oldie, bug a goodie. :-) Decent craft supplies can be the difference between a successful project, and a total flop. When I was an Art major in college, sometimes my supplies cost more than my books. That was back in the day. Now I'm a mom, and I'm always on … [Read more...]

Free Printable Notebooking Pages: The Resurrection

easter notebooking page- resurrection page to print

Continuing on with our Religious notebooking project, today I'm posting some printable Easter pages. They go with pages 60-61 in Tell Me About The Catholic Faith (TMACF), or any other Resurrection resource you would rather use with your kids. My Thoughts On Pages 60-61 in TMACF: As I've said before, this book gives a brief overview of each topic, allowing you to embellish as much or as … [Read more...]

Notebooking With Catholic Kids- Printable “Our Father” Copywork

our father printable copywork for kids in print and cursive

Hi, everyone! I know it's been awhile, but I'd like to pick up right where I left off... continuing on with our Religious notebooking project. Many of you have been requesting more of these notebooking pages, so today I'm posting some printable "Our Father" prayer copywork pages. They go with pages 54-55 in Tell Me About The Catholic Faith (TMACF), or any other Our Father resource you would rather … [Read more...]

Catholic Icing Updates and Email Subscription Changes

Catholic Icing Email Subscriptions

I know it's been a while since there have been new posts here on Catholic Icing, and so many of you have been sweet enough to check in to make sure that Lacy is okay.  She's doing well and has been spending time focusing on her family and projects. Some of you may know me, and some of you may not.  I'm Angie Kauffman and in addition to having my own site, Real Life at Home (which includes … [Read more...]

Honoring Mary in the Month of May with Kids

Honoring Mary in May with kids

Here's my post from a few years ago about honoring Mary in May. I have links to all of my May Crowning resources at the bottom of this post. I hope your family is blessed with some ideas. :-) Since the month of May is dedicated to Mary, it's a great time to honor her with your little ones! Some years, our family has a May crowning or makes a May altar for Mary. This year, our … [Read more...]

Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday And Saint John Paul II With Kids

saint faustina and divine mercy printable peg doll

Here is a round-up of my ideas for celebrating the Divine Mercy, along with some ideas for celebrating (almost) St. John Paul II (since he instituted Divine Mercy Sunday)! :-) New ideas included this year! Over the past couple of years, I've posted a lot of ideas for teaching your kids about Divine Mercy. Divine Mercy Sunday falls the Sunday after Easter each year.  Here are some ideas for … [Read more...]