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Pray Fast Give- A Lenten Decor Craft

When I am trying to focus my family on Lent while living the liturgical year at home, my favorite Lenten tradition is to keep a Lenten table. I find that when I put out simple decor that keeps the family focused on the true meaning of the Lent season, it helps keep the family focused and sends them the signal that the liturgical year, and the season of Lent, are important. Years ago, I made this … [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...]

How To Draw A Cross For Lent (Easy For Kids!)

Lent is right around the corner and I am so excited to bring you this free how to draw video for Catholic kids! This is a video for step by step how to draw a Lenten cross. It's a basic wooden cross with a purple swag which is the liturgical color for Lent. There is also a crown of thorns and a palm branch, both also symbols of Lent. You can find all of my Lenten resources for kids here. So here … [Read more...]

The Most Delicious St. Valentine’s Day Cookie Recipe

As you may have seen, I shared my family's favorite cookie recipe- the most delicious cookies ever! Besides being absolutely the yummiest cookies at all time I love how they can be decorated with different colors of sugar to take on totally different looks. We bake them for various feast days and special occasions, including St. Valentine's day. This year we made the most delicious St. Valentine's … [Read more...]

How To Draw Saint Valentine Step By Step For Kids

I am so excited to bring you this week's Catholic how to draw video, how to draw Saint Valentine! I have been listening to the requests that ya'll send in, and Saints have pretty much been the top requested thing. I think it's so important to make sure that kids understand that Valentine's day is not invented by Hallmark, but in fact a Catholic feast day celebrating a Saint. You can find all of my … [Read more...]

Free Lenten Printable For Kids – A Deed Tracker

To encourage random extra good deeds and sacrifices for kids during Lent, I usually use a crown of thorns or a sacrifice beans. I absolutely love stuff like this! It's hands on, kids love little things they can move, they love seeing progress, and overall I have found these methods to be very effective. However, some parents don't want toothpicks drifting around that could be stepped on or … [Read more...]

Lenten Planning Pack- A Lenten Calendar For Moms And More!!! {25 Pages!}

Last year I came out with some Lenten planning pages that I decided to re-vamp. They are now cuter and more useful than ever before! Are you ready for this?! Introducing, the all new Lenten Planning Pack from Catholic Icing! (And these pages are all good for every year- not specific to 2019!) This is a pack of primarily reproducible pages for brainstorming and planning your Lent, not a … [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...]

Keeping Your Lenten Promises With Kids- A Lenten Resolution Printable

What should you give up for Lent, and how do you get your kids to participate? I believe that children of all ages are able to make a sacrifice of some kind for the 40 days of Lent. This is when we remember and reflect on the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert with nothing. This year to help encourage kids and families to make and keep these resolutions for the length of Lent, I have … [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...]