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 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...]

EASY King Cake For Mardi Gras

Do you want to make the easiest king's cake in the world for Fat Tuesday this year? Well, I can tell you how to do that. You know, since I'm the queen of cutting corners in the kitchen. ;-) All you need is a can of ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls. Straighten them out, and braid them together. You need 3 for one side, and 3 for the other. Pinch the 2 braids together to form a circle for … [Read more...]

Mardi Gras Pancakes- Going All Out!

We have made colored Mardi Gras pancakes before, but last year, we really went all out! Given that we don't eat many sweets and treats during Lent, we filled our pancakes with chocolate chips, and covered them with butter, syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles- you name it! We made them the same way we always do by adding food color to the batter. Then we dropped chocolate chips into the pancakes once … [Read more...]

Make Mardi Gras Pretzels- Easy Party Food!

Pretzels are traditionally a Lenten food, but not when they're covered in chocolate and rolled in sugar! These are super easy to make, and turned out really cute! Here's what you need: Pretzels White Candy Melts (I used Wilton White Candy Melts) Colored Sugar (definitely see my post on how to make your own colored sugar- it's super easy to do!) Start by placing your white … [Read more...]

Catholic Mardi Gras Ideas

For anyone still looking for ideas to celebrate Mardi Gras with their kids and families, you've come to the right place! :-) Did you know that Catholics don't say "Alleluia" during worship in lent? It's totally taken out of the mass and everything. I just learned that last year. Something you can do with your kids is to "bury the Alleluia". You can find my directions for making your own … [Read more...]

Bury the Alleluia- Activity for Lent through Easter

During lent, we don't say "Alleluia" or "Gloria"during worship. A good way to symbolize this to children during lent is the "bury the Alleluias". All you need to do is create an Alleluia of some kind (like a poster or banner) and then on Shrove Tuesday (aka, Mardi Gras) take it to it's hiding place... then you resurface it on Easter! I've seen a lot of examples of this idea around the the … [Read more...]

Mardi Gras King’s Cake~ Make Your Own Colored Sugar!

There are a lot of King's cakes recipes out there for Mardi Gras, and they all seem to have something in common- the deliciously colored sugar sprinkled on top! I personally think that what they charge for colored sugar in those little spice jars from the baking section is practically highway robbery, so I make my own! :-) Here's how you do it. Put some regular, white sugar into a tupperware … [Read more...]

Shrove Tuesday? Fat Tuesday? Mardi Gras?… Pancake Tuesday!!!

I was thinking for Pancake Tuesday, why not make the pancakes festive Mardi Gras colors?! :-) Just make your favorite pancake recipe, mix in some food coloring, and cook them like you always do! Voila! Mardi Gras pancakes, fresh from the griddle! You can read more about the Catholic roots of Mardi Gras here, or see more ideas for Pancake Tuesday here. PS. I'm aware that artificial … [Read more...]