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 complete … [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...]

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. … [Read more...]

Lenten Activities for Children

If you're looking for ways to observe Lent with your kids this year, you've come to the right place! Browse all my Lenten resources for families by subject below. Click on the link for full directions or printables. Be sure to save this link- I update this post every time I come out with new Lenten resources for kids. Click here to download my printable Lenten calendar- … [Read more...]

Lenten Sacrifice Beans- How To Plus Free Printables!

Sacrifice beans for Lent are very simple to put together, and can be a great teaching tool for kids during this special season. Usually I do the crown of thorns sacrifice thing where you pull a toothpick each time you do a good deed, but last year, even going into the attic for the crown of thorns felt like too much. So we did sacrifice beans. Honestly, it was nice to have a change! We used … [Read more...]

Lenten Activities for Kids

You can see all of my Lenten Posts by clicking here, or browse the links below. See all the Ash Wednesday Posts Here. Preparing for Lent With Children- are you ready? Bury the Alleluia Pretzels for Lent Sacrifice ideas for kids The Lent Song for Kids Counting Down the Days of Lent: Print this Lenten Countdown calendar- this is by far the most popular Catholic Icing … [Read more...]

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...]

Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids

Welcome to Catholic Icing- a place where you can find fun resources for Catholic kids year round! If you would like to get an update when I post new resources, sign up below as a subscriber. When you do, you get access to all of my free subscriber bonuses. This is my Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids. It's free for everyone to print! This year, I'm offering it in black and white, in color, and … [Read more...]

Make a Crown of Thorns for Lent- Teach Kids About Sacrifice

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...]