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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...]

Beautiful Catholic Paper Dolls; Affordable and Printable!

catholic paper dolls- printable

Today, I wanted to share with you a beautiful resource for Catholic children- these absolutely charming paper dolls! They are printable, so they can make a great last minute Easter basket filler!  I love giving my children Catholic resources, but boy, it sure puts an extra smile on my face when it's Catholic resources that are so well done they rival the other materials out there. I would say … [Read more...]

Lent Montessori Lesson For Kids- Time To Use Those Peg Dolls!

montessori lent lessons for kids

For anyone who's been following along, you know about my printable Passion set of peg dolls, and my Easter set of printable peg dolls. Well, it's time to bring those peg dolls full circle, my friends. :-) I absolutely love the Montessori method of telling Bible stories. Catholics have a program called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Orthodox people have a version, and the Protestants have … [Read more...]

Resurrection Garden; How To Make One Fast, Cheap, And Easy!

how to make a resurrection garden

Confession: I have been drooling over pictures of resurrection gardens online for years now! I've always wanted to make one, but never seemed to have gotten around to it. Planting the grass seed and trying to predict when it would actually look nice felt overwhelming. Well, guess what? We finally did it, and I'm going to show you how easy it really is- plus, with this version, it looks nice … [Read more...]

Printable Peg Dolls; Painting in 3 Different Styles

different styles of peg dolls

I ended up painting multiple Resurrection sets from my printable peg dolls this year for various friends and family, and I wanted to share how differently they can look with you! All of the peg dolls you see in this post are decoupaged from my printable sets. They've all been printed and Mod Podged on- I only painted the heads. The first set I designed have faces that can be drawn on with a … [Read more...]

10 Good Friday Traditions- Ideas For Observing This Day In Your Home

good friday traditions

Good Friday is a very important day for Catholics. It's the day Jesus died on the cross for us and saved us from our sin. Not only is it an important day, it's a day of fasting, prayer, and mourning. Here are some simple ways to observe Good Friday in your home with your kids: Fast. This is required by the Catholic church if you're health and 18 years or older, but I also encourage my … [Read more...]

A Craft For Each Day Of Holy Week

craft for all of holy week border

Have you downloaded Holy Week In Handprints yet? Don't forget to make your first pages tomorrow! :-) I've told all of my kids that they can each make their own book, and they're really excited! Here is the schedule we are following for making our pages. Saturday before Palm Sunday– cover Palm Sunday– pages 1 and 2 Holy Monday- page 3 Holy Tuesday– page 4 Spy Wednesday– page … [Read more...]

Holy Week Notebooking Pages And Resources For Kids

holy week bible notebooking pages- free to print

Continuing on with our Religious notebooking project, today I'm posting some printable Holy Week pages. They go with pages 56-59 in Tell Me About The Catholic Faith (TMACF), or any other Holy Thursday resource you would rather use with your kids. The Last Supper My Thoughts On Pages 56-57 in TMACF: The page is titled "The Last Supper," but actually, it starts with Palm Sunday and does a … [Read more...]