Celebrate Palm Sunday With “Palm Sundaes”

So I'm a fan of the Sunday/Ice Cream Sundae pun (obviously. See my Divine Mercy Sundaes, Trinity Sundaes, and Pentecost Sundaes). And without further aideau, I present to you, the Palm Sundae! Ingredients Needed: Green Ice Cream (We used pistachio but green sherbert or mint chocolate chip would also work nicely)  Mint leaves Cherries Symbolism: The mint leaves and green ice cream … [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...]

Symbolic Lenten Tea For Kids- A Menu And Scripture Readings

For those of you who have seen my symbolic passion story lunch, this is going to look very familiar. As we've gotten into poetry teas, we turned this one into a tea party as well. (Can I just say again how much I love having weekly tea parties with my kids?!) Love it! So my biggest complaint about the scripture passion story lunch is that I designed it for Good Friday, which I personally … [Read more...]

40 Bags In 40 Days- What It Looks Like In My Home

This year, I jumped on board with 40 bags in 40 days and I am so glad that I did! I'm only 5 days in right now, but I can tell already that this project is going to be a huge blessing to my home! You know all those little things you never get around to because you're already up to your elbows in dishes and laundry? Well, now is the time ladies, and it's not too late to get started! :-) I've … [Read more...]

Decluttering During Lent- Frivolous Or From The Heart?

I am beginning my journey of 40 Days 40 Bags today. Each day during Lent, you fill a bag of stuff from your home, and you get rid of it. Simple, yet effective. But... is this truly about Lent? Or is it just some selfish excuse to do some home-improvement projects? One of my favorite scriptures! <3 As I've already mentioned this year in my post about 40 Days 40 Bags, I am going to be … [Read more...]

Sacrifice With St. Therese {Free Printable!}

I have lots of sacrifice ideas for Catholic kids here. There's the sacrifice crown of thorns, the sacrifice beans, the sacrifice beads... what am I forgetting? So why, do you ask, have I designed yet another sacrifice device for Catholic kids? Well... first of all, teaching the concept of making sacrifices is very needed, and something our society teaches us to avoid at all costs. So it's … [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...]

Almsgiving During Lent- Let’s Give Better Than Our Worst To The Poor

We are all called to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent. There are endless ways to do this, and donating bags full of stuff is just 1 way. If you haven't heard of 40 days 40 bags, it's a simple concept. Each day during Lent, you fill 1 bag of stuff from your home, and donate it. You choose the size of the bag. I love doing hands-on almsgiving with kids. It's easy to forget that … [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...]