Living the Liturgical Year With Kids- October

The month of October is dedicated to the rosary. Be sure you teach your kids about the rosary, and pray it more often this month with your children! Rosary Resources For Kids: Learning Your Rosary Prayers The "Write" Way ebook Easy rosary craft (all you need is pipe cleaners and beads!) Paper bag Rosary book- a different pull out page for each set of mysteries. Giant Rosary made … [Read more...]

Saint Craft For Catholic Kids; Paper Doll Chain Of Saints

All Saints' day is just around the corner! As my kids get older, sometimes they like to do crafty things that are a little more open ended then the in-the-can type of stuff I used to do when they were small. As a result, you will start seeing more open ended crafting here. These paper chain Saint dolls are a perfect example! Lydia wanted to make decorations for All Saints' day, and I … [Read more...]

Printable Angel Handprint Craft For Kids

The feast day of guardian angels is coming up on October 2! At our house, we are working our way through Catholic ABC's, and A was for Angel.   Usually when I do Catholic ABC's, I do the handprint angel craft on a canvas bag with all of my preschoolers for the first class. That way, they have a bag to carry their preschool stuff in for the year. However, this year we're doing … [Read more...]

How To Decorate Easy Angel Cookies: Letter A Snack

Apparently, I love to have alphabet series going on this blog. First I did Catholic alphabet crafts (which turned into Catholic ABC's), then I moved onto a Bible alphabet craft series, and this year I'm doing Bible themed snacks. So here we go, A is for easy Angel cookies! I decided to do the alphabet snack thing with Violet this year because I wanted a 1 on 1 activity we could do together … [Read more...]

Explaining Halloween to Catholic Kids- How it Goes With All Saints’ Day, or “All Hallows Eve”

A few days ago, I wrote an article titled "Do Trick-or-Treating and All Saints' Day Go Together?" where I revealed to you that my family goes trick-or-treating dressed as Saints. I view this as being witnesses to the world, and taking back our own Catholic feast day of All Hallows Eve. (In fact, I wrote an article a few years ago about putting the "Hallow" back in "Halloween".) So, how do … [Read more...]

How to Make a No Sew Tutu and Add it to Any Costume for Instant Cuteness!

I will admit to jumping on a band-wagon here. I kept seeing costume after costume come through Pinterest with tutus, and I'm talking way beyond fairies and ballerinas. People are adding tutus to every kind of costume, and it's adorable! I've seen super heros, pirates, clowns, peacocks, ...even fruit costumes that are all sporting tutus! When I saw this Indian costume with a tutu, I knew there was … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own Angel Wings- The Easy Way

If your kids are dressing up for All Saints' Day, an angel can be a great costume! Easy for girls (just pair a white dress with some wings, and voila!) and an easy costume to talk boys into (since St. Michael wears armor and carries a sword.) My little Violet has asked to be an angel 2 years in a row now, and wings, of course, are vital to an angel costume. The wings were super easy to … [Read more...]

Mini Saint Information Fill-in Page for Children

This is a printable page I made that even small children can use to fill out basic information about any saint. You could also call this a Saint notebooking page, or a Saint writing prompt. We called ours a mini-Saint report. Basically, you can print the blank page, and the student fills in the information on whatever saint they need to. Child Fills In: The Saint's name What he or … [Read more...]

Living Rosary at Night with Glow Sticks for Kids

My little brother just got back from the South Carolina Catholic camporee, which includes boyscouts, girlscouts, and a few other similar organizations. This year, they earned a Rosary patch by all doing a living rosary together at night, and with glow sticks so it lit up! Isn't that so cool?! My mom was awesome enough to take pictures for us. ;-) The Religion Teacher has great directions on … [Read more...]

Catholic Craft- Make a Rosary Hanger

I wanted to do a Rosary craft with my preschool co-op class, and my brain instantly thought of the pipe cleaner Rosary craft. While that craft is awesome for preschoolers, I was in the mood for something more special. I thought about making Rosary boxes for the kids to keep their Rosaries in, but I've been learning how to declutter from my favorite cleaning blog, and I thought it would be better … [Read more...]