Day of the Dead Arts and Crafts Roundup

All Souls' Day is coming up on November 2- this is also known as the Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos). I love all the colorful skulls used to celebrate this day in Mexico! I'm a really colorful person- I know... total shocker! :-P You can read more about the Day of the Dead as a Catholic celebration here. I love these painted sugar skull rocks from Color Me Happy! I think kids … [Read more...]

Day Of The Dead Costume For All Saints’ Day – DIY Sugar Skull Makeup

If you are looking for ideas for All Saints' Day costume ideas for kids, be sure to check out my Saint Costume Directory! In Mexico, the Catholic Hallowtide (All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Soul's Day) is celebrated as The Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos. At our house, we love to celebrate Catholic traditions from around the world, and so in the interest of keeping the All … [Read more...]

Praying For The Dead With Kids

Did you know that praying for the dead is a Spiritual Work of Mercy? I love that the Catholic church has so much beauty built into her Liturgical calendar that there is a season for everything. This way, we remember to do things we would otherwise forget. If you think you've "missed" praying for the dead this year if you've been busy with All Saints' Day parties up until now, think again. … [Read more...]

Explaining Halloween to Catholic Kids- How it Goes With All Saints’ Day, or “All Hallows Eve”

A few days ago, I wrote an article titled "Do Trick-or-Treating and All Saints' Day Go Together?" where I revealed to you that my family goes trick-or-treating dressed as Saints. I view this as being witnesses to the world, and taking back our own Catholic feast day of All Hallows Eve. (In fact, I wrote an article a few years ago about putting the "Hallow" back in "Halloween".) And if you have … [Read more...]

Mini Saint Information Fill-in Page for Children

This is a printable page I made that even small children can use to fill out basic information about any saint. You could also call this a Saint notebooking page, or a Saint writing prompt. We called ours a mini-Saint report. Basically, you can print the blank page, and the student fills in the information on whatever saint they need to. Child Fills In: The Saint's name What he … [Read more...]