Ideas for Celebrating the Nativity of Mary with Kids

Happy Birthday, Mary! Well...almost. Mary's birthday is celebrated on September 8. You can read more about the Nativity of Mary here. So here's the question: How do you celebrate the Nativity of Mary? What do you do at a birthday party for Mary? Well, I have a few ideas to share with you. :-) Make a Craft! You knew I was going to say that, right? I think crafting some simple rosaries would … [Read more...]

Catholic Craft- Make a Rosary Hanger

I wanted to do a Rosary craft with my preschool co-op class, and my brain instantly thought of the pipe cleaner Rosary craft. While that craft is awesome for preschoolers, I was in the mood for something more special. I thought about making Rosary boxes for the kids to keep their Rosaries in, but I've been learning how to declutter from my favorite cleaning blog, and I thought it would be better … [Read more...]

All Saints’ Day Costume Ideas for Girls

All Saints Day costumes don't have to be complicated, and they can be fun and easy to put together! After your child decides what saint she'd like to dress up as, you should spend some time researching the saint together and looking up pictures online to get a feel for the costume you need. Here's a list of All Saints' Day costume ideas for girls to get you started: Nuns and Sisters- This is a … [Read more...]

Seven Sorrows of Mary- Printable Mobile Craft

The month of September is dedicated to the 7 Sorrows of Mary, and September 15 is the Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows. If you've never heard of the Seven Sorrows of Mary, here they are: Prophecy of Simeon The Flight to Egypt Loss of Jesus in the Temple Mary meets Jesus on Road to Calvary Jesus dies on the cross Mary receives the Body of Jesus Jesus is placed in the Tomb As a … [Read more...]

Miraculous Medal Craft for Catholic Kids

If you're looking for a cheap, easy, and fun Miraculous Medal craft for kids, you've come to the right place! This craft is made from heavy duty foil, and can be enjoyed by children of all ages! No drawing skills needed- just trace the Miraculous Medal template that's free to download. ;-) The Miraculous Medal has Mary on it (more specifically, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) as … [Read more...]

Big Fun for Catholic Kids! {and a giveaway!}

When I was at the IHM Conference, I got to catch up with Frances from Illuminated Ink. She has become a true friend! I really love the resources her company provides for Catholic children, and I've written about her grotto craft kits here before. When I asked her what was new this year, she showed me these gigantic posters for Catholic children! I will admit (even though I know Frances … [Read more...]

Sacred and Immaculate Heart Rosaries- A Fun Catholic Craft!

This craft would be great for celebrating the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, or the feast of the Immacualte Heart of Mary. We made these in celebration of St. Valentine’s feast day. You know– National “Heart” Day. ;-)   You can either call these One Decade Rosaries, or you can call them Chaplets. Either way, they’re really fun and easy to make! Supplies … [Read more...]

Sacred and Immaculate Heart “Play Doh” Cookies

Don't let the name of these cookies scare you off- these are 100% edible cookies! They just look like play doh, and you get to play with them like you're a little kid again. And let me tell ya- your kids are gunna LOVE making these cookies! The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus falls 19 days after Pentecost, which is this Friday. The Feast of the Immaculate Heart always falls on the day … [Read more...]

Make a Mini-Mary Garden with Kids

This week the kids and I made some Mary garden terrariums! Not only was this super fun, but it opens the door to discussing evaporation, plants, roots, and honoring Mary. I want to start out by saying that I'm not a garden expert, nor am I an expert on terrarium making. I read all about making terrariums with kids here, and it had a lot of great information! For all I know you're going to … [Read more...]

Queenship of Mary Craft

Catholic ABC's Week: 22 Letter of the week: Q Theme: Queenship of Mary Saint of the Week: Mary, Queen of the Saints Craft: Queenship of Mary Sun catcher I know that Catholic ABC's usually runs on Wednesday, but today I have this post ready and I won't have today's post ready until tomorrow.... so I switched them around. :-) This adorable craft was actually developed by the lady who … [Read more...]