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Mardi Gras Activity for Kids- Bury the Alleluia for Lent

It's almost Lent! We're really big at our house on observing Lent, then celebrating Easter. Burying the Alleluia is a great way to kick this off! Before I started this site, I never realized that Catholics don't say Alleluia or Gloria during Lent. It's so awesome to be more in-tune with cool stuff like that! Now, when I'm at Mass following along in my Mass booklet, I can follow along with what's … [Read more...]

Bury the Alleluia- Activity for Lent through Easter

During lent, we don't say "Alleluia" or "Gloria"during worship. A good way to symbolize this to children during lent is the "bury the Alleluias". All you need to do is create an Alleluia of some kind (like a poster or banner) and then on Shrove Tuesday (aka, Mardi Gras) take it to it's hiding place... then you resurface it on Easter! I've seen a lot of examples of this idea around the the … [Read more...]

Home Altar Idea: Liturgical Scrabble!

I found the most absolutely beautiful pictures of a liturgical mantle I had EVER seen on a facebook group by Aislinn, and I just had to ask her to share the idea with our community! She calls it "liturgical scrabble", and it's such a simple Catholic decor idea that can work for any feast, season, or holiday. This idea looks fabulous across her mantle, but would be equally awesome on a home altar … [Read more...]

How To Set Up A Lent Table- Lent Home Altar Ideas

During Lent, we like to have a Lent table where we can set objects that remind our family of the liturgical season. These kinds of tables can have multiple names such as prayer tables, or home altars. It doesn't have to be a table either- any surface will do, including a shelf. You can read my basic post about how to set up a home altar here. This is a simple tradition that can really keep your … [Read more...]

Ash Wednesday For Kids (Traditions, Printables, & Resources)

Ash Wednesday is the first day in the season of Lent. Lent can be observed by all Christians, and it is a beautiful way to remember Jesus' sacrifice for us and prepare us for the Easter season. During Lent, we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert being tempted by the devil. We do extra prayers, fasting, and almsgiving during this season of Lent. Ash Wednesday has many traditions for … [Read more...]

Catholic Mardi Gras Celebration Ideas (And The Traditions That Started Them)

For anyone still looking for ideas to celebrate Mardi Gras with their kids and families, you've come to the right place! :-) We love to live the liturgical year in our home, and celebrating Mardi Gras is a fun way to have a final big hoopla before Lent begins! In this article, I am going to tell you a brief origin of each Mardi Gras tradition included here, and links to the coordinating Catholic … [Read more...]

One Activity For Each Sunday Of Easter- Celebrating The Octave Of Easter

In the interest of celebrating the entire Easter season with Catholic kids (it lasts for 50 whole days!!!) I made this list of things you can do each Sunday of Easter with your kids. These are all things that you do while at church on Sunday after mass, and the activities generally involve very little prep. Easter is also a great time to get to know the Mass better, and I highly recommend … [Read more...]

Celebrating The Entire Easter Season With Catholic Kids- All 50 Days!

All the Easter crafts, snacks, games, books, etc. couldn't possibly all happen on actual Easter Sunday- it's too much! But that’s ok because the Church, in her infinite wisdom, granted an entire season of Easter that lasts for 50 days, all the way through Pentecost!  The secular (cultural) world tends to celebrate Easter during Lent up until Easter Sunday, and then packs up all the … [Read more...]

40 Simple Lenten Traditions For Families {With Little To No Prep Work}

Observing Lent in your family doesn't have to be hard or complicated. Here are some simple things you can do to help your kids grow during this season with little to no prep work at all. Go to Mass as a family on Ash Wednesday. This is so great because even the smallest members of the family can have ashes. Read the scripture about when Jesus goes into the desert. Motivate your … [Read more...]

Lenten Activities For Children

Lent is a great liturgical season to observe with kids to help teach them about the church year. Lent is the 40 days the come before Easter, and it is a season of adding extra prayers, fasting, and almsgiving. There are many ways to celebrate (or observe) Lent with children, and this is my page that links out to all of the resources I have available to help you with this! I hope you find these … [Read more...]