Teaching Kids About the Trinity with Apples

I  saw the cutest idea about how to explain the Trinity to kids using an apple! There's even a whole Apple Trinity children's book! Here's how an apple is like the Trinity: The peel, the flesh, and the seeds- 3 parts, to 1 apple. We have 3 parts to 1 God as well: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The peel is like God the Father, because He protects us. The flesh is … [Read more...]

Sacred and Immaculate Heart Rosaries- A Fun Catholic Craft!

This craft would be great for celebrating the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, or the feast of the Immacualte Heart of Mary. We made these in celebration of St. Valentine’s feast day. You know– National “Heart” Day. ;-) You can either call these One Decade Rosaries, or you can call them Chaplets. Either way, they’re really fun and easy to make! Supplies Needed: Scissors Pipe … [Read more...]

Sacred and Immaculate Heart “Play Doh” Cookies

Don't let the name of these cookies scare you off- these are 100% edible cookies! They just look like play doh, and you get to play with them like you're a little kid again. And let me tell ya- your kids are gunna LOVE making these cookies! The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus falls 19 days after Pentecost, which is this Friday. The Feast of the Immaculate Heart always falls on the day … [Read more...]

St. Rose of Lima- Don’t Let Her Feast Day Pass You By!

The feast of St. Rose of Lima is coming up on August 23. She is the patroness of Latin America, the Phillipines, needle workers, and against vanity. She herself was very beautiful, and she would rub pepper on her face to ruin her own complexion. She is usually depicted with a rose crown on her head. Here are some ways you and the kids can remember her on her feast day! Paper Dali has a free … [Read more...]

Assumption of Mary- Are You Ready to Celebrate?

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary is on August 15. FYI- Jesus Ascended into heaven. Mary was Assumed into heaven. Hence the "Ascension of Jesus" and the "Assumption of Mary". Guess Jesus could do it on his own, and Mary was abducted alien style. Ok, only kidding about the 'alien abduction' part. :-) Here are some ways to have fun in celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary! … [Read more...]

Assumption of Mary Triptych Craft

The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is coming up on August 15. This is a Holy Day of Obligation, meaning you need to attend mass on this day. However, for 2010 it's falling on Sunday, so you'll already be at mass anyway :-) I found this awesome idea from Nicole on 4 Real Forums to make an Assumption Triptych with the Immaculate Conception on the left, the Assumption of Mary in the middle, and … [Read more...]

St. Clare Doll and Monstrance Crafts

St. Clare's feast day is coming up on August 11. She had such a devotion to the blessed sacrament that her symbol is the monstrance, so I've included monstrance crafts and snacks as well. Of course, a monstrance craft would also be great for Corpus Christi, or a generic Catholic craft for any time! :-) I love this little St. Clare doll made by Joyfilled Family! No advanced skills necessary, and … [Read more...]

Immaculate Heart of Mary Shirts- The Flip Side!

Remember the Sacred and Immaculate heart shirts we made during June? Well, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Know what the month of August is dedicated to? You guessed it- The Immaculate Heart of Mary! :-) If you've already made your shirts, I have an update. If you haven't, then you have another chance to do it! When you tie dye the shirts, you get a heart on the … [Read more...]

Priest Peg Dolls

Find all of my peg doll resources here! St. John Vianney's feast day is coming up on August 4, and he is the patron saint of priests. So I thought it would be the perfect time to make some little priest peg dolls! You can also make one that looks like your priest, and give it to him as a gift. (Or use them as a gift for a Catholic child). Use them to teach about liturgical colors, or about holy … [Read more...]