Decluttering During Lent- Frivolous Or From The Heart?

I am beginning my journey of 40 Days 40 Bags today. Each day during Lent, you fill a bag of stuff from your home, and you get rid of it. Simple, yet effective. But... is this truly about Lent? Or is it just some selfish excuse to do some home-improvement projects? One of my favorite scriptures! <3 As I've already mentioned this year in my post about 40 Days 40 Bags, I am going to be … [Read more...]

Sacrifice With St. Therese {Free Printable!}

I have lots of sacrifice ideas for Catholic kids here. There's the sacrifice crown of thorns, the sacrifice beans, the sacrifice beads... what am I forgetting? So why, do you ask, have I designed yet another sacrifice device for Catholic kids? Well... first of all, teaching the concept of making sacrifices is very needed, and something our society teaches us to avoid at all costs. So it's … [Read more...]

Lenten Planning Pages- Free To Print!

Last year I came out with The Advent Christmas Planner, which was very helpful in planning a smooth Christmas season for my family. I wanted to write a Lent Easter one, but looks like that has gone on the back burner until next year. In the mean time, here's a very abbreviated version to help you out... a whole pack of Lenten planning pages! Best part about this Lenten Planning Pack? It's … [Read more...]

Almsgiving During Lent- Let’s Give Better Than Our Worst To The Poor

We are all called to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent. There are endless ways to do this, and donating bags full of stuff is just 1 way. If you haven't heard of 40 days 40 bags, it's a simple concept. Each day during Lent, you fill 1 bag of stuff from your home, and donate it. You choose the size of the bag. I love doing hands-on almsgiving with kids. It's easy to forget that … [Read more...]

Lenten Sacrifice Beans- How To Plus Free Printables!

Sacrifice beans for Lent are very simple to put together, and can be a great teaching tool for kids during this special season. Usually I do the crown of thorns sacrifice thing where you pull a toothpick each time you do a good deed, but last year, even going into the attic for the crown of thorns felt like too much. So we did sacrifice beans. Honestly, it was nice to have a change! We used … [Read more...]

Saint Valentine’s Day With Catholic Kids- Free Printable Pack

I was thinking about St. Valentine's Day coming up, and I couldn't believe that I don't have St. Valentine in my Alphabet Saint pack! So I decided to make a separate pack for 'ol St. Valentine. Best part about this Saint Valentine Pack? It's free for subscribers! You’ll find the download on the Subscriber Bonus Page. If you’re currently reading this in an email because you’re already an … [Read more...]

Celebrating St. Valentine’s Day With Catholic Kids

As Catholics, we all know that "Valentine's day" wasn't invented by the greeting card or chocolate selling companies- it's the feast day of St. Valentine! Here are some fun activities for celebrating this great Catholic feast day with your kids. St. Valentine's Day Crafts Make a St. Valentine paper bag puppet- my kids love these! This Saint Valentine craft is fun and easy to make! Make … [Read more...]

Lenten Activities for Kids

You can see all of my Lenten Posts by clicking here, or browse the links below. See all the Ash Wednesday Posts Here. Preparing for Lent With Children- are you ready? Bury the Alleluia Pretzels for Lent Sacrifice ideas for kids The Lent Song for Kids Counting Down the Days of Lent: Print this Lenten Countdown calendar- this is by far the most popular Catholic Icing … [Read more...]

How To Draw A Chalk Pastel Nativity {Leonardo da Vinci Style}

Through our Charlotte Mason method of education, we study 3 artists per year, and we are currently studying Leonardo da Vinci. I thought I would share our Christmas project with you- a nativity drawn in da Vinci's style. This projects is very easy and simple, so no stress on mom. ;-) Supplies Needed To Draw Your Own Nativity: Brown paper (We used cut up grocery bags. You could … [Read more...]

The Story Of Our Santa Lucia Celebration In Pictures

This year, we got invited to my sister-in-law's house for a St. Lucy day party after Mass, and I wanted to share the pictures with ya'll. We made a St. Lucy yarn doll Arriving at Aunt Teresa's house She made the girls St. Lucy crowns, and the boys star boy hats! My niece did the honors of passing out the Saffron buns We enjoyed a lunch of Swedish meatballs, Swedish potatoes, … [Read more...]