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...]

Lent Montessori Lesson For Kids- Time To Use Those Peg Dolls!

For anyone who's been following along, you know about my printable Passion set of peg dolls, and my Easter set of printable peg dolls. Well, it's time to bring those peg dolls full circle, my friends. :-) I absolutely love the Montessori method of telling Bible stories. Catholics have a program called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Orthodox people have a version, and the Protestants have … [Read more...]

10 Good Friday Traditions- Ideas For Observing This Day In Your Home

Good Friday is a very important day for Catholics. It's the day Jesus died on the cross for us and saved us from our sin. Not only is it an important day, it's a day of fasting, prayer, and mourning. Here are some simple ways to observe Good Friday in your home with your kids: Fast. This is required by the Catholic church if you're health and 18 years or older, but I also encourage my … [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...]

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...]