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...]

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...]

Printable Peg Dolls- Just Paint The Head And Decoupage The Rest!

I have wanted a set of Catholic peg Saints pretty much since I first saw them somewhere around 5 years ago. However, there were 2 really big deterrents that stood in my way: Buying hand-painted peg dolls is really expensive. Painting wooden peg dolls myself is extremely time consuming. But now, I invented a secret option number 3 for you guys... Printable Saint peg … [Read more...]

Printable Catholic Prayers for Kids: Posters and Copywork

As I mentioned before, when teaching Catholic kids the basic prayers, it is very important that kids are learning the correct words. We decided to include copy work of all the most common Catholic prayers in Lydia's First Communion Journal this year, so I made printable pages that are easy for kids to use. It's a great activity for teaching Catholic kids their prayers! I have all of them … [Read more...]

Simple Celebration for Mary’s Birthday

The nativity of Mary is September 8 (9 months after the feast of the Immaculate Conception.) Although we've had more elaborate celebrations in the past, our family had a simple celebration this year. We made Mary a birthday cake! We made a simple angel food cake from a box mix, and drizzled it with some blue glaze (Our Lady's color.) I set out a Mary statue, and put 10 candles in the cake … [Read more...]

Ideas for Celebrating the Nativity of Mary with Kids

Happy Birthday, Mary! Well...almost. Mary's birthday is celebrated on September 8. You can read more about the Nativity of Mary here. So here's the question: How do you celebrate the Nativity of Mary? What do you do at a birthday party for Mary? Well, I have a few ideas to share with you. :-) Make a Craft! You knew I was going to say that, right? I think crafting some simple rosaries would … [Read more...]

Catholic Craft- Make a Rosary Hanger

I wanted to do a Rosary craft with my preschool co-op class, and my brain instantly thought of the pipe cleaner Rosary craft. While that craft is awesome for preschoolers, I was in the mood for something more special. I thought about making Rosary boxes for the kids to keep their Rosaries in, but I've been learning how to declutter from my favorite cleaning blog, and I thought it would be better … [Read more...]

All Saints’ Day Costume Ideas for Girls

All Saints Day costumes don't have to be complicated, and they can be fun and easy to put together! After your child decides what saint she'd like to dress up as, you should spend some time researching the saint together and looking up pictures online to get a feel for the costume you need. Here's a list of All Saints' Day costume ideas for girls to get you started: Nuns and Sisters- This is a … [Read more...]

Seven Sorrows of Mary- Printable Mobile Craft

The month of September is dedicated to the 7 Sorrows of Mary, and September 15 is the Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows. If you've never heard of the Seven Sorrows of Mary, here they are: Prophecy of Simeon The Flight to Egypt Loss of Jesus in the Temple Mary meets Jesus on Road to Calvary Jesus dies on the cross Mary receives the Body of Jesus Jesus is placed in the Tomb As a … [Read more...]

Miraculous Medal Craft for Catholic Kids

If you're looking for a cheap, easy, and fun Miraculous Medal craft for kids, you've come to the right place! This craft is made from heavy duty foil, and can be enjoyed by children of all ages! No drawing skills needed- just trace the Miraculous Medal template that's free to download. ;-) The Miraculous Medal has Mary on it (more specifically, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) as … [Read more...]