How To Plan A May Crowning For Kids

Planning a Marian Coronation is not as hard as you might think, and a May crowing ceremony is a great way to recognize Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth! I'll start with the basics. The month of May is dedicated to Mary. It's traditional to have a May crowning on May 1 (also known as May Day) but you can do it any time during the month of May. The Essentials- A Mary Statue And A … [Read more...]

Mary Crafts And Activities For Catholic Kids

I've been designing Catholic crafts for kids now for... well 13 years. Wow! I didn't realize exactly how many Mary crafts I have made over that time, but it's a lot! So I decided to make this one easy-to-navigate directory to help ya'll find them all. Definitely share and save this link- it will be updated when I come out with new Marian content for kids. Our Lady of Lourdes Printable pop up … [Read more...]

Honoring Mary in the Month of May with Kids

Here's my post from a few years ago about honoring Mary in May. I have links to all of my May Crowning resources at the bottom of this post. I hope your family is blessed with some ideas. :-) Since the month of May is dedicated to Mary, it's a great time to honor her with your little ones! Some years, our family has a May crowning or makes a May altar for Mary. This year, our … [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...]

Mary Printables For Catholic Kids

Here's a round-up of Marian Printables. There's still some time in May (Our Lady's Month) to have fun with these, but really Mary stuff is fun year round ;-)   Check out this Hail Mary copy work for kids- use it to make sure they know the actual words to the Hail Mary prayer. I designed these printable Mary pop up dioramas for kids- great for every age! They're all available in … [Read more...]

Food for Marian Feast Days

For any Mary feast day or occasion you're celebrating, you can't go wrong with blue- Our Lady's color! :-) Flowers are also a lovely choice for honoring Mary. So here are some ideas to help you out for the remainder of May (our Lady's month!). Head over to Savory Sweet Life for directions on piping these blue flower cupcakes. Family at the Foot of the Cross made this blue lemonade … [Read more...]

Mary Art Project for Kids

My preschooler crafted Mary, Queen of Heaven, as a handprint project- and I'm very happy with the results! :-) This would be a perfect craft for a May crowning, or just a fun art project for Catholic kids anytime! Completed Project Start by having your child stamp his or her foot, hand, and fingers. (There are 12 "star" fingerprints around Mary) Read more about Mary's stars I … [Read more...]

May Crowning Ideas for the Home

May is the month of Mary. It is a tradition in the Catholic church to crown Mary with flowers during the month of May. It can be done at any time during the month, but May 1 (also known as "May Day") is a very popular day for it ;-) You can use real flowers, or make a crown from fake flowers. Here are some ideas if you're looking to have a May crowning at home!  Find a great tutorial on making … [Read more...]