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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Since the month of May is dedicated to Mary, it’s a great time to honor her with your little ones!

Honoring Mary in May with kids

Some years, our family has a May crowning or makes a May altar for Mary.

This year, our family… moved across 3 states, had a case of the shingles, completed a police academy, delivered a baby 12 minutes after arriving at the hospital on the same day the academy sprayed my husband in the face with mace, came out with a new book, lived with my parents for 9 months while closing on a house, moved again, made new friends, started a Catholic Schoolhouse program, and then moved another family with 2 additional small children into our home for 3 months.

Although this has been a crazy year, I didn’t want to go through the month of May without doing something special with my children to honor Mary. So we kept it simple.

First, the kids picked some flowers from our weed bed garden.

flowers for Mary

After Mass, they took them over to the Mary statue outside.

bringing flowers to Mary

They knelt down, and we all said a “Hail Mary” together.

children honoring Mary

Simple. Beautiful. Totally to the point. (This picture reminds me so much of the Fatima children.)

children honoring Mary- fatima children

Anabelle is a too small to know what’s going on, but she was there too. Such beauty in a big family- just tuck the little one into your life- they’re along for the ride. ๐Ÿ™‚

children with Mary

See? Living the Liturgical year with your kids can be easy. No prep, no money, no clean up, and no hassle!

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  1. Simple and beautiful.

  2. Michele says:

    Love the simplicity. Beautiful yard, btw ๐Ÿ™‚ I really enjoyed your talk at the Carolina IHM Conference. Thanks so much for taking the time to come. Yesterday I thought of your tip on keeping it simple & tying our faith in to what we already do, when in the business of life, I hadn’t even realized it was Holy Trinity Sunday until the priest spoke on it at Mass. So, when we made our regular Sunday waffles/pancakes, I just pulled out the shamrock cookie cutter, explained the meaning to my little one, and oh so simply made a Holy Trinity breakfast. Thanks again for sharing your ideas and talents with all of us. I really enjoy your blog.

  3. Hi! I love your blog so much! I was thinking about starting my own for Catholic teens. I had a couple questions I would like to ask you, is there a way I can?

  4. Thank you for sharing. That picture IS reminiscent of the Fatima children. How wonderful!

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