Lenten Activities for Children

If you're looking for ways to observe Lent with your kids this year, you've come to the right place! Browse all my Lenten resources for families by subject below. Click on the link for full directions or printables. Be sure to save this link- I update this post every time I come out with new Lenten resources for kids.   Click here to download my printable Lenten calendar- … [Read more...]

Lenten Planning Pages- Free To Print!

Last year I came out with The Advent Christmas Planner, which was very helpful in planning a smooth Christmas season for my family. I wanted to write a Lent Easter one, but looks like that has gone on the back burner until next year. In the mean time, here's a very abbreviated version to help you out... a whole pack of Lenten planning pages! Best part about this Lenten Planning Pack? It's … [Read more...]

Lenten Sacrifice Beans- How To Plus Free Printables!

Sacrifice beans for Lent are very simple to put together, and can be a great teaching tool for kids during this special season. Usually I do the crown of thorns sacrifice thing where you pull a toothpick each time you do a good deed, but last year, even going into the attic for the crown of thorns felt like too much. So we did sacrifice beans. Honestly, it was nice to have a change! We used … [Read more...]

Lenten Activities for Kids

You can see all of my Lenten Posts by clicking here, or browse the links below. See all the Ash Wednesday Posts Here. Preparing for Lent With Children- are you ready? Bury the Alleluia Pretzels for Lent Sacrifice ideas for kids The Lent Song for Kids Counting Down the Days of Lent: Print this Lenten Countdown calendar- this is by far the most popular Catholic Icing … [Read more...]

Free Crown Of Thorns Printable For Lent

For years now, I've been using a crown of thorns as a sacrifice tool for my children during Lent. We made simple ones when they were little, and eventually I made a permanent one that we just pull out of our Lent box from the attic each year. This year, I'm adding a printable to ours to really help the younger kids with the imagery here (Plus, ya'll know me, any chance to include some artwork … [Read more...]

Simple Lenten Traditions For Families {With Little To No Prep Work}

Observing Lent in your family doesn't have to be hard or complicated. Here are some simple things you can do to help your kids grow during this season with little to no prep work at all.   Go to Mass as a family on Ash Wednesday. This is so great because even the smallest members of the family can have ashes. Read the scripture about when Jesus goes into the desert. Motivate … [Read more...]

Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids

Welcome to Catholic Icing- a place where you can find fun resources for Catholic kids year round! If you would like to get an update when I post new resources, sign up below as a subscriber. When you do, you get access to all of my free subscriber bonuses. This is my Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids. It's free for everyone to print! This year, I'm offering it in black and white, in color, and … [Read more...]

Make a Crown of Thorns for Lent- Teach Kids About Sacrifice

This is a great way to get kids involved with lent! Craft a crown of thorns, and then every time your child does a good deed or makes a sacrifice, he or she gets to remove one of the "thorns". Hopefully, you have all of the thorns removed by Easter. On Easter morning, the crown of thorns is converted into something beautiful! (You can either fill it with flowers, or turn it into a nest full … [Read more...]

Lenten Crown of Thorns Transformed to Easter Nest

Check out all of my faith-based Easter crafts and recipies for kids here! One of my favorite Lenten traditions to bring meaning to the season with my children is have a crown of Thorns. Each time you do a good deed or make a Sacrifice, you get to pull out a thorn. Our crown is made from a grapevine wreath and toothpicks. Hopefully, by the end of Lent, the crown is empty. But once … [Read more...]

25 Cheap and Easy Meatless Meal Ideas

Are you looking for normal Meatless Meal ideas for Lent? The kind you can afford, kids will actually eat, and aren't sprinkled with goat cheese or pine nuts? Well, I made a list of "normal" food that is meatless to help me on Fridays this Lent, and I thought I would share it with you. Here goes! Meatless Sandwiches Peanut Butter (with jelly, honey, sugar, bananas... your choice) Egg … [Read more...]