Soft Manger For Baby Jesus Yarn Craft

It's traditional during Advent for children to have an empty manger for Baby Jesus. Each time they do a good deed, they get to place a piece of "straw" in the manger and make a soft bed for Baby Jesus by Christmas day. Here's a craft you can do for your kids to participate in this fun tradition! Materials Needed To Make This Craft: A popsicle stick (We used the "craft spoons" size, … [Read more...]

Holidays In Handprints- A DIY Christmas Treasury For Catholic Children

I created a printable book that is a special Christmas treasury for Catholic kids, and the pages are illustrated by your child and his or her handprints. :-) (For those of you familiar with my products, it's the Advent/Christmas counterpart to Holy Week In Handprints.) Each handprint picture is designed to be loads of fun, and easy to replicate! Even the youngest of children can participate … [Read more...]

Holy Week In Handprints- A Craft For Every Day Of Holy Week

I made a printable book that tells the story of Holy Week for children. The story is adapted from the book of Matthew, and the story is illustrated by your child and his or her handprints. :-) Each handprint picture is designed to be loads of fun, and easy to replicate! Even the youngest of children can participate in a handprint craft, and the craft also becomes a keepsake to be treasured. … [Read more...]

Holy Week Notebooking Pages And Resources For Kids

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...]

Jesus Notebooking Pages- First Christmas, Apostles, Parables, and More!

Continuing on with our Religious notebooking project, today I'm posting some printable pages about the life of Jesus. They go with pages 42-51 in Tell Me About The Catholic Faith (TMACF), or any other Bible resource you would rather use with your kids. The First Christmas My Thoughts On Pages 42-43 TMACF: These pages are a great overview of the first Christmas, and I love that it starts … [Read more...]

Printable Resurrection Set; Fun Christ-Centered Easter Craft

Ok, as promised when I debuted the Printable Passion set for peg dolls, here is the Resurrection set counterpart! (And I now have a post about painting these little guys in 3 different styles- check it out here.) Nativity sets are so popular at Christmas time (and for good reason), so I can't figure out why the whole Resurrection Set thing at Easter hasn't totally caught on yet. I think … [Read more...]

Teach Kids About The Holy Land; Free Printable Notebooking Page!

Continuing on with our Religious notebooking project, today I'm posting a printable notebooking page about the Holy Land for kids. This page goes with with pages 40-41 in Tell Me About The Catholic Faith (TMACF), or any other Holy Land resource you would rather use with your kids. My Thoughts On These Pages in TMACF: Very cute- I love these map pages! However, I wish that some of the … [Read more...]

Passion Peg Dolls Meet Block Jerusalem

I suppose I should have seen this coming! The Passion set of printable peg dolls have pretty much permanently moved into block Jerusalem here. Having the peg dolls walking around Jerusalem serves a similar purpose to the printable Jerusalem art cards. The kids are matching the events they know to places that they also know now. Again, this model of Jerusalem is based off of the … [Read more...]

Printable Peg Dolls: The Passion Set

Well, you have all been asking for a second set of decoupagable peg dolls since I came out with the first set, and here it is! This set has the characters you need to act out the Passion of Jesus, including everyone you need for the 14 Stations of the Cross. For anyone unfamiliar with my printable peg dolls, the concept is easy. All you have to do is paint the head, and then you print and … [Read more...]

Teach Kids About Jerusalem- Build A Model With Blocks

As Holy Week approaches, I wanted to teach my kids more about Jerusalem and Jesus' last week. Ya'll know I'm a sucker for hands-on learning with my kids, so we decided to build a model of Jerusalem to "see" what the city was like, and if you have a set of blocks, you can build one, too!   This is a great Montessori inspired activity for Holy Week and to help teach your kids the Easter … [Read more...]