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...]

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 … [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...]

What To Give Up For Lent: The Ultimate List Of Ideas From Over 100 Catholic Moms!!!

I want to start out by saying that rather than just thinking of what to "give up" for Lent, you should also think of what you can "take up" during Lent. The idea is to try adding more prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to your life during the Lenten season. (When we "give something up", that falls under "fasting".) Sacrifice through fasting is important because during Lent, we are reflecting … [Read more...]

Observing Lent: Do Sundays and Special Celebration Days “Count”?

We have a large community here at Catholic Icing, so I know I'm right when I assume that some of you have kids with a birthday on Ash Wednesday, or on a Friday during this Lent. Or maybe there is a graduation celebration, a wedding, or something else coming up and the timing was out of your control. Someone reading this right now has been stressed out wondering what to do about that. So … [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...]

Celebrate Palm Sunday With “Palm Sundaes”

So I'm a fan of the Sunday/Ice Cream Sundae pun (obviously. See my Divine Mercy Sundaes, Trinity Sundaes, and Pentecost Sundaes). And without further aideau, I present to you, the Palm Sundae! Ingredients Needed: Green Ice Cream (We used pistachio but green sherbert or mint chocolate chip would also work nicely)  Mint leaves Cherries Symbolism: The mint leaves and green ice cream … [Read more...]

Holy Week In Handprints- A Craft For Every Day Of Holy Week

I made a printable book that tells the story of Holy Week for children. The story is adapted from the book of Matthew, and the story is illustrated by your child and his or her handprints. :-) Each handprint picture is designed to be loads of fun, and easy to replicate! Even the youngest of children can participate in a handprint craft, and the craft also becomes a keepsake to be treasured. … [Read more...]