Coloring Your Own Advent Candles The Easy Way

This year, we made our own Advent Candles again... this time from dripping crayons with the hair dryer! Finding Advent candles is always a challenge for Catholics this time of year. Pink and purple aren't typical Christmas colors, so they can be hard to hunt down. Sometimes they have the packs of taper candles, but they have trouble lasting the whole season. And ordering or finding pink … [Read more...]

Easy To Make Saint-O-Lantern (With Crayon Melting!)

If you're looking for a fun way to celebrate All Saint's Day with your Catholic kids, you have come to the right place! Check out all of my All Saints' Day resources for families here. To make this adorable All Saint's Day pumpkin (that requires no, I repeat NO artistic skill) read on, my friend. :-) Here's a video explaining how to make the Saint-O-Lantern. It's the same info that's in … [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...]

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 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...]

Honoring Mary in the Month of May with Kids

Here's my post from a few years ago about honoring Mary in May. I have links to all of my May Crowning resources at the bottom of this post. I hope your family is blessed with some ideas. :-) Since the month of May is dedicated to Mary, it's a great time to honor her with your little ones! Some years, our family has a May crowning or makes a May altar for Mary. This year, our … [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...]

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...]

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...]