First Commuion Cakes and Food Ideas

Check out all of my First Communion Resources for Kids here. Alright, I'm not saying that I could pull off making any of these cakes, but I do love them! And maybe some of you are better bakers than I am ;-) Plus, everyone loves a little eye candy to feast on, right? I'm also including some other reception food ideas after the cakes, because dessert should come first! Or maybe that's just the … [Read more...]

First Communion Gift Ideas

Check out all of my First Communion Resources for Kids here. First communion is coming up! (Sorry if I'm too late for some of you!) Normally, I only run things on this blog that are free or that you can make yourself. Today I'm also suggesting some things that you can buy, but they are handmade, and buying handmade is the best way to go if you're not going to do it yourself! (At least I think … [Read more...]

Our Easter Mantel

Decorating for the liturgical season can be a great way to keep your family's focus on what's important. I decorated our mantel for Easter Sunday, and we will leave it up for all 50 days of Easter (at which time I imagine I'll decorate it for Pentecost) :-) Here is our Easter mantel: Remember the Alleluia we buried? Well, it's time to bring it back out!   One of my favorite ways … [Read more...]

Easter Link-Up!

Alright, here are some things my family did to celebrate Easter Sunday this year! We made Easter Story Cookies on Holy Saturday evening. The kids had a great time! Lydia (who is 4) totally got the story, although we just talked about it. We didn't read it from the bible. The cookies were set out on the coffee table for when my kids woke up. I couldn't leave them in the oven overnight like … [Read more...]

Celebrating All 50 Days of Easter!

How lucky are we as Catholics? Easter lasts a whole 50 days. That's longer than lent! :-) Whoo hoo! So at our house, we really did concentrate on lent up until Easter Sunday, and we will continue to celebrate for the entire season. Here are some ideas for keeping that Easter season going :-) Waltzing Matilda hung 50 eggs with activities inside- one for each day to open! We're doing a variation … [Read more...]

Religious Easter Ideas

In the Catholic church, we celebrate Easter for 40 days, and those days are beginning very soon! Here are some religious ideas to help your family keep the true meaning of Easter in site! :-) Find these printable cupcake toppers on Inspiring Ideas. I love free downloads! Craft an adorable empty tomb Easter Garden from Toddler Activities at Home. Try this alternative cross tree for … [Read more...]

Easter Cross Crafts for Kids

That Artist Woman is probably my favorite art project site for kids! Her tutorials are amazing, and she does religious crafts because she's the art teacher at a Catholic school. All of the following cross projects come from her site and have great directions! Make this egg shell mosaic cross. I love this simple resist cross project. Also, check out these salt dough crosses. They're … [Read more...]

Religious Easter Eggs

I found a great post on Why the Egg is a Symbol of Easter on Catechist Community. These would be some great things to go over with your kids! So really, any eggs you decorate are religious. But there are a lot of places online to find regular egg decorating ideas, so here are some religious Easter eggs I've found for inspiration :-) Jeanne from Inspiring Ideas shares directions for making her … [Read more...]

Jelly Bean Prayer

I'm sure you've all heard the Jelly Bean Prayer. It's an aborable little poem where each jelly bean color stands for a different part of Easter. This version over at Catholic Mom is more "Catholic" than the other versions I have seen. Try combining the jelly bean prayer with any of these jelly bean crafts or activities! :-) Check out these adorable jelly bean cookies from The Decorated … [Read more...]