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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...]

6 Ways Byzantine Catholic Lent is Different From Roman Catholic Lent

All Catholics have many customs and traditions for observing the season of Lent, but some of them differ between the different Rites of Catholicism. If you're not sure what Byzantine Catholics are, you can read an intro to Eastern Catholics here, and these Rites of Catholicism are in full communion with Rome. Today we are going to look at some of the main differences between the Eastern Catholic … [Read more...]

Printable Lenten Calendar 2022

This Lenten calendar is an amazing way to count down the days of Lent with even the smallest children! They can see the 40 days pass by and see Easter approaching! The whole thing fits on just one page, so you can easily print them for an entire classroom! This is the perfect way to help your children understand the true meaning of Lent and keep their Lenten sacrifices on track. Let's take a look … [Read more...]

How To Make A Dollar Tree Lent Display

I love having a home altar in our house and switching it up for the liturgical seasons. Lent is one of my favorite seasons to observe in the home, and I love putting together a Lenten home altar each year! I decided to see how affordably I could put together a Lenten home altar and I am super happy with how this "Lentscape" came together with just $10 worth of stuff from the Dollar Tree! Let me … [Read more...]

DIY Lenten Candle Display (The Counterpart To Your Advent Wreath)

Did you know you can count down the days of Lent just like you can the days of Advent? You can even light a candle for each Sunday of Lent, of which there are 6! This is a part of my series about how to make a Lenten table display with $10 and the Dollar Tree. I will walk you through exactly how to make a Lenten candle display of your own, and how to use it with your family. Let's take a look at … [Read more...]

World’s Most Delicious King Cake Recipe EVER!!!

King cake has been a dish that has been traditionally made and eaten on different Catholic feast days, including 3 Kings Day (the Epiphany) and also Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). There is a baby Jesus hidden inside the cake, it is shaped like a crown, and now it generally features the New Orleans colors of purple, green, and yellow. These are also the symbolic colors of wealth and royalty! You can … [Read more...]

Movable Feast Days Following Pentecost Sunday

The church year is so intricate and beautiful! And sometimes... a little hard to keep up with haha. Before Catholic Icing was my full time job, there was so much that I failed to understand about the church year, but I'm here to bring you in on a little secret today; there is a whole string of super cool feast days following Pentecost Sunday!  So I made the little image above to help … [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...]

Saint Feast Days In February (And Other Days To Celebrate With Kids!)

I love coming up with fun and creative ways to celebrate the church year with kids, and February is full of fun Saint feast days to celebrate! Some of these feast days include St. Brigid, St. Bakhita, Our Lady of Lourdes, and also Saint Valentine! The month of February is also dedicated to the Holy Family, and is usually the month that Lent starts in. You can find all of my month to month post on … [Read more...]

Unplugging For Lent- 50 Ideas For Giving Up Screens And Technology

When you're thinking about what to give up for Lent this year, several categories come to mind. Foods and beverages are the most popular go-to, but the more ingrained technology becomes in our society, the more important it is to keep it in check. *Don't miss my ultimate list of Lenten sacrifice ideas, compiled from over 100 Catholic moms! This is getting to be trickier and trickier to … [Read more...]