The Story Of My Trip To World Meeting Of Families In Photos

Many of you followed my pilgrimage to see Pope Francis on Instagram, but I wanted to share even more of my story with you! This trip was an experience of a lifetime- I'm going to let the photos do most of the talking here. :-) Exhibit hall The kids in the Youth Congress made my Pope Puppets!!! :-) Pope puppets actually made it onto TV. Anyone else see them? So exciting! … [Read more...]

Pope Activities for Catholic Kids

Here are some fun resources to help you teach your kids about the Pope! Here are some crafts you can find here at Catholic Icing that I've made with my kids when learning about the Pope. (What's really great about crafts is you can get the kids working on them, then talk to them about the Pope while they craft.) Pope puppet- You can make a Pope paper bag puppet using the templates from … [Read more...]

Follow Catholic Icing On Instagram- Get Some Glimpses Of My Personal Life

Alright, ya'll. I'm actually leaving for Philadelphia today, and so I won't be in my dining room on my laptop in the office for the next week or so... but I will be sharing my trip with you on Instagram! :-) Follow Me On Instagram Here Some of my trip will also be shared from my facebook page, which many of you already follow. However, the Catholic Icing facebook page is mostly a place to … [Read more...]

Tips For Traveling To See The Pope

As I've been preparing and packing for my trip to Philadelphia to go to World Meeting of Families, I've been drawing off my experiences when I traveled to see Saint Pope John Paul II in during World Youth Day in Toronto, Canada. I wanted to share my tips with all of you! So apparently, they're not expecting it to be crazy until the weekend when everyone will come to see Pope Francis. And … [Read more...]

Pope Francis Craft For Catholic Kids- Free To Print!

As I announced earlier this year, I will be speaking at the upcoming World Meeting Of Families in Philadelphia! I am very excited for this opportunity, and I'm getting very excited about seeing Pope Francis. It's going to be awesome! I thought you guys might be talking to your kids about the Pope given that he's coming here soon, so I thought this printable Pope Francis craft would be fun to do … [Read more...]

Reading The Bible As A Family: 5 Steps To Get Started

For years I wished that I read the Bible with my kids. And when I say Bible, I'm talking about the real Bible. There were even times that I felt like a phoney for running this blog and still not being someone who actually read the Bible to my kids. Then, I figured out the secret to making Bible reading a normal occurrence in our house, and that is, to simply do it. That's right, Scripture … [Read more...]

Pentecost Resources For Kids: Free Notebooking Page, Crafts, Songs, and More!

Continuing on with our Religious notebooking project, today I'm posting some printable Pentecost pages. They go with pages 62-63 in Tell Me About The Catholic Faith (TMACF), or any other Pentecost resource you would rather use with your kids. My Thoughts On These Pages in TMACF: I liked the way they told this story, and I also loved that they included a little box with a story of the … [Read more...]

Lacy’s Picks- Our Homeschool Curriculum (2015-16)

Every year I get emails asking what curriculum we're using. The truth is, finding the right homeschool curriculum is a lot like finding a perfect pair of jeans. It takes a lot of looking and trying on, and in the end, what's a good fit for me isn't necessarily a good fit for you. Regardless, after many years of homeschooling under my belt, I am ordering our curriculum with confidence this year- … [Read more...]

Child Saint Peg Dolls- A List Of Ideas

As ya'll know, I am a BIG fan of Saint peg dolls. We started with a set from a peg doll exchange for Christmas, and the kids loved them. They still play with them nearly every day. (For those of you who think you can't take on the painting, be sure to check out my decoupagable peg dolls- you can find all of my peg doll resources here.) Most recently, we added some child Saints to our peg … [Read more...]

A Guide To Buying Arts and Crafts Supplies for Kids

Back to school time is the perfect time to stock up on arts and crafts supplies! Here are my craft supply recommendations- this post is an oldie, bug a goodie. :-) Decent craft supplies can be the difference between a successful project, and a total flop. When I was an Art major in college, sometimes my supplies cost more than my books. That was back in the day. Now I'm a mom, and I'm always on … [Read more...]