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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Lent- Liturgical Calendar Stick-ons For Kids

I have had so many requests to continue my calendar stick-ons, which is great, because that means you guys are using them. Yay! :-) You can read more about how to use the Liturgical Calendar stick-ons and why I’m creating them here. The quick version is: Print them and glue them onto your calendar with a glue stick. Only put on  your calendar what you actually want on your calendar, and … [Read more...]

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...]

The Lent Song for Kids

I recently got a fabulous email from a reader, Alexandra Montano, with this adorable Lenten song for kids! She's been using it with her Catholic ABC's program. She said it was ok to share it with all of you here, so I typed it up in a downloadable version you can print for free! :-) Download the Lent Song for Kids Here! It's to the tune of "Frere Jacques" (in English, "Are You Sleeping" or … [Read more...]

Almsgiving Activity for Lent- Get Kids Involved!

I've seen an idea floating around on various websites about collecting food for the poor during Lent. What you do is, put a box somewhere in your kitchen, and every day during Lent, add an item from your pantry to the box. Your kids can help with this, and this can help teach kids about both fasting and almsgiving for Lent! At the end of Lent, take the food you've collected to a food pantry … [Read more...]