Honoring Mary in the Month of 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...]

How to Plan a May Crowning for Kids

Planning a Marian Coronation is not as hard as you might think, and a May crowing ceremony is a great way to recognize Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth! I'll start with the basics. The month of May is dedicated to Mary. It's traditional to have a May crowning on May 1 (also known as May Day) but you can do it any time during May. The Essentials- A Mary Statue and a Crown First, figure out … [Read more...]

Free Mary Printables for Kids

Here's a round-up of Marian Printables. There's still some time in May (Our Lady's Month) to have fun with these, but really Mary stuff is fun year round ;-) Check out these Mary Feast Days Coloring Sheets from Friends of Jesus and Mary! There are 2 pages: Here's a Mary and Baby Jesus coloring page from Real Life at Home: I love this Printable Mary Paper Doll! Also from Friends … [Read more...]

St. Joan of Arc Coloring Page

St. Joan of Arc's feast day is on May 30, which is this Sunday. I just had to share this coloring sheet with you because I think the coloring pages from Catholic Heritage Curricula are absolutely beautiful! They actually have a whole page of Free Curricula! :-) St. Joan of Arc Coloring Sheets Page 1, Page 2 Happy Coloring! :-) … [Read more...]

Food for Marian Feast Days

For any Mary feast day or occasion you're celebrating, you can't go wrong with blue- Our Lady's color! :-) Flowers are also a lovely choice for honoring Mary. So here are some ideas to help you out for the remainder of May (our Lady's month!). Head over to Savory Sweet Life for directions on piping these blue flower cupcakes. Family at the Foot of the Cross made this blue lemonade … [Read more...]

Mary Art Project for Kids

My preschooler crafted Mary, Queen of Heaven, as a handprint project- and I'm very happy with the results! :-)  This would be a perfect craft for a May crowning, or just a fun art project for Catholic kids anytime! Completed Project Start by having your child stamp his or her foot, hand, and fingers. (There are 12 "star" fingerprints around Mary) Read more about Mary's stars I would … [Read more...]

Art for Our Lady- Trading Card Swap!

Kimberlee at Pondered in My Heart is arranging a trading card swap of Mary artwork- made by you! There's no age limit- anyone may participate! Toddlers to Mommies, everyone is encouraged to make mini artworks and mail them to Kimberlee for trading. All the cards are to be 2.5 x 3.5 inches, and they need to be in by the end of May. She's asking for everyone who's participating to send 5 … [Read more...]

Our Lady and the Ladybug

Did you know that the lady bug is named for the virgin Mary? It is said that farmers were having their crops devoured by insects and prayed to Mary for help. Then red and black beetles came and ate all the insects, saving the crops! They named them "Beetles of Our Lady" which over time turned into "Ladybugs". You can read more about this legend here. Try some of these fun ladybug activities for … [Read more...]

Our Lady of Fatima for Kids

Our Lady of Fatima appeared to 3 children for 6 consecutive months on the 13 of each month- starting May 13! On her last appearance (October 13) she brought with her the miracle of the sun. The sun appeared to change colors and spin! To read more about the miracles and visions at Fatima, click here. This can be a really fun feast day to celebrate with children! Here are some ideas to help … [Read more...]

Spiritual Bouquets for Mother’s Day

I think spiritual bouquets would be a great idea for a religious mother's day present for any mother you may know :-) If you're new to the concept of spiritual bouquets, check out this post  from Our Domestic Church on Spiritual Bouquets. She explains what they are, and how to use them. She also gives multiple examples and has lots of pictures, plus she links to others that have made them as well! … [Read more...]