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 bunnies … [Read more...]

Easter Cross Art Project For Kids- Oil Pastel “Smudge” Technique With Resist

I absolutely love this cross art project- it is so perfect for any age group from preschoolers through adults, and the results are easy for every age level to achieve! (And as ya'll are about to see by these pictures, I did this project years ago and never posted it. So enjoy Violet's little baby face. She's getting to be quite a young lady these days!) Supplies Needed: Card stock … [Read more...]

Decorating Easter Eggs With Watercolor Markers

Last year I tried several methods of dying eggs with the kids, and we loved them all! I'm going to be sharing them all with you this year. Check out this first batch!   Decorating Easter Eggs With Watercolor Markers. One of our favorite ways to decorate Easter eggs is simpliy to draw on them, so that's just what we did! These eggs were colored on by watercolor markers. … [Read more...]

The Jelly Bean Prayer- Free Download

So... sometimes it happens. Sometimes I make a mistake. In fact, it happens often, and when it happens on Catholic Icing, I believe that it’s God’s way of keeping me humble. 😝 Last week I came out with the Jelly Bean Prayer coloring book, and the “bonus page” had a typo. It said “sorow” instead of “sorrow”. So I’m making that one page free now so that everyone that already downloaded it … [Read more...]

Jelly Bean Prayer- Printable Coloring Story Book For Christian Kids

Have you heard of the Jelly Bean Prayer? It's an adorable little poem where each jelly bean color stands for a different part of the Easter story. I love taking the parts of holidays that already exist and throwing a Christ-centered spin on them so that everything from the day points back on the true meaning of the season. It's kind of my favorite thing about Catholic Icing, actually, and who … [Read more...]

Make Easy Shaving Cream Eggs – IN The Carton!

I've been seeing shaving cream "dyed" Easter eggs floating around the interwebs, and I've seen people making them on cookie sheets or in muffin tins. The thing is you have to keep the eggs kinda still so you get the swirly pattern, and you need the shaving cream on both sides, which is hard to do on a cookie sheet. So I came up with a solution... making them straight in your egg … [Read more...]

Jelly Bean Prayer Craft- An Easter Egg Cross!!!

Do you want to celebrate a Christ-centered Easter with your kids and family this year, and you're looking for easy ideas to celebrate? Incorporating Jesus into the Easter season can be just as easy as any other kind of celebration! This is so fast and easy and a great way to center your Easter table around the true meaning of this day!!! I give you... the Jelly bean Easter egg … [Read more...]

Easter Candy Centerpiece- The Empty Tomb!

One of the main ideas behind Catholic Icing has ALWAYS been to take the things we are already doing during the year, and twist them to keep the focus on God. And what do we do every Easter? Buy and consume tons of candy. So, why not point that candy at the true meaning of Easter? The resurrection! If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to do … [Read more...]

Symbolic Easter Tea For Kids

This tea party is good to do for all 50 days of the Easter season! I consider this tea party kind of a counterpart to our traditional Lenten tea that we like to have. It's full of symbols for all the things that happened from Easter through Pentecost, and roughly follows the Stations of Light (AKA Stations of the Resurrection, Way of the Light, or Via Lucis) Just like the Lenten tea, we … [Read more...]