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Free Crown Of Thorns Printable For Lent

For years now, I've been using a crown of thorns as a sacrifice tool for my children during Lent. We made simple ones when they were little, and eventually I made a permanent one that we just pull out of our Lent box from the attic each year. This year, I'm adding a printable to ours to really help the younger kids with the imagery here (Plus, ya'll know me, any chance to include some artwork … [Read more...]

Crown Of Thorns Bread

Baking a crown of thorns out of bread is fun and easy. It's great for serving with dinner on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday. You can find all of my holy week food ideas for kids here. You do not have to make homemade bread to do this! You can just get the Pillsbury breadsticks from a can and put them together the way I do the cinnamon rolls for St. Lucy bread. Guess what? This recipe is … [Read more...]

How To Make A Sacrifice Crown Of Thorns For Lent (And Tint The Toothpicks!)

This is a great way to get kids involved with lent! Craft a crown of thorns, and then every time your child does a good deed or makes a sacrifice, he or she gets to remove one of the "thorns". Hopefully, you have all of the thorns removed by Easter. On Easter morning, the crown of thorns is converted into something beautiful! (You can either fill it with flowers, or turn it into a nest full … [Read more...]

Lenten Crown of Thorns Transformed to Easter Nest

Check out all of my faith-based Easter crafts and recipies for kids here! One of my favorite Lenten traditions to bring meaning to the season with my children is have a crown of Thorns. Each time you do a good deed or make a Sacrifice, you get to pull out a thorn. Our crown is made from a grapevine wreath and toothpicks. Hopefully, by the end of Lent, the crown is empty. But once … [Read more...]

How to Make an EASY (and cheap!) Crown of Thorns for Lent

These crown of thorns are so cheap and easy to make, you can make them with your whole classroom! (They're also great for at home, but easy enough for a classroom environment) Every child takes one home at the beginning of lent. Each time that child does a good deed or makes a sacrifice during lent, they get to remove a thorn from the crown. Check it out! What you need to craft these Lenten … [Read more...]

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Feast Day Celebration- Lily Of The Mohawks

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is an amazing Saint and is the first Native American Saint ever to be canonized by the Catholic Church. There are really very few Saints from the Americas at all. Her feast day in the United States comes around each year on July 14. When celebrating the liturgical year at home, you do not want to miss teaching your kids about St. Kateri! You can read here about how to … [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...]

How To Make A Pool Noodle Sacred Heart

During the month of June which is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I wanted to make something really big and fun to celebrate- a giant Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary out of pool noodles! These can be used as a large yard ornament, a door hanging, and also a fun outdoor game for kids! This is actually a small part of my full Sacred Heart VBS program for kids to use at … [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...]