Sunday, May 31, 2015

Trinity Sunday Family Fun

Coloring Pages:

Trinity Sundae’s @ Catholic Icing
Tacos for Trinity Sunday @ Catholic Cuisine
Tres Leches Cake @ Catholic Cuisine
Trinity Cookies @ Catholic Cuisine
Tricolor Pasta @ Catholic Cuisine
Trinity Cookies @ Blommi

I Believe Trinity Mobile @ Look to Him and Be Radiant
Preschool Trinity Craft @ Catholic Icing
Teaching Kids About the Trinity with Apples @ Catholic Icing

Sign of the Cross Copywork @ Real Life at Home

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pentecost Family Fun

Today we celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the Church!  Did you know Pentecost is more important than Christmas?  Yeah, me neither!  To read more about this Feast, visit Catholic Child and Catholic Culture.

Coloring Pages:
Pentecost @ Catholic Playground
Holy Spirit Dot to Dot @ Catholic Playground
Pentecost @ Drawn 2B Creative
3rd Glorious Mystery: Pentecost @ St. Anne’s Helper

Holy Spirit Handprint Dove @ Catholic Icing
Gifts of the Holy Spirit Paper Plate Dove @ Catholic Icing
Tongues of Fire Hat Craft @ Catholic Icing
Holy Spirit Pin-less Pinwheel @ Catholic Inspired
Pentecost Spinner @ Christian Crafters
Pentecost Playdough Mat @ Flame: Creative Kids Ministry
A Windsock for Pentecost @ Shower of Roses
Picture Puzzle for Pentecost @ That Resource Site (paid membership required)
Pentecost Lapbook @ Rosary Mom
Gifts of the Holy Spirit Minibook @ Drawn 2B Creative
Elementary Pentecost Lesson Plan @ The Catholic Toolbox
Pentecost Cookies @ Mama’s Little Ditty
Holy Spirit Crackers @ Catholic Cuisine
Spicy Pentecost Brunch @ Catholic Cuisine
Twelve Fruit Salad (Fruits of the Holy Spirit) @ Catholic Cuisine
7 Layer Dip (Gifts of the Holy Spirit) @ Catholic Cuisine
Tongues of Fire Cupcakes @ Catholic Cuisine
Pentecost Cake @ Catholic Icing
Pentecost Sundaes @ Catholic Icing
Holy Spirit Pancakes @ Family at the Foot of the Cross
Pentecost Parfaits @ Catholic Mom
Chaplet to the Holy Spirit @ Catholic Mom
Come Holy Spirit @ Catholic All Year
3rd Glorious Mystery of the Rosary: Pentecost @ TotusTuus
St. Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit @ Ana St. Paul

You can find most of these links on my Easter Pinterest Board:
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Family Fun for the Feast of the Ascension

Happy Ascension Thursday!  Am I the only one that's bummed that most diocese, including mine, have moved this Holy Day of Obligation to Sunday instead?  Regardless if you are one of the lucky few celebrating today, or are waiting until Sunday, I have a roundup of fun activities to celebrate our Lord ascending to Heaven 40 days after his Resurrection.

Coloring Pages:
Feast of the Ascension @ Catholic Playground
Ascension @ Sanctus Simplicitus
Ascension @ St. John the Baptist

Heavenly Assumption Parfait @ Catholic Cuisine

Ascension 3D Craft @ Catholic Inspired
Ascension of Jesus Craft @ RE Teacher
Ascension Craft @ Ten Kids and a Dog
Ascension Pull Tab @ Catholic Playground
Ascension Day Worksheets @ Sanctus Simplicitus

Start the Novena to the Holy Spirit in Preparation for Pentecost @ EWTN

Most of these activities can be found on my Easter Pinterest Board.
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Saturday, May 2, 2015

May Saints and Feast Days

Month of Mary
May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  There are so many beautiful ways to honor her this month!

Coloring Pages:
Queenship of Mary @ Waltzing Matilda
Mary Queen of Heaven @ Real Life at Home

Paper Vase/Bouquet @ Catholic Inspired (doubles as a Mother’s Day gift!)
30 Minute May Crowning for Toddlers @ Catholic Mom
Preschool May Crowning Craft @ Catholic Icing
May Crowning Craft @ Faith Filled Freebies
May Crowning @ Catholic Icing
Mary Diorama @ Catholic Sistas

Rice Krispie Crown @ Catholic Cusine
Queenship Cheese and Cracker Crown Platter @ Catholic Cuisine
Edible Mary Bouquet @ Catholic Cuisine
Marian Titles May Crowning Luncheon @ Catholic Cuisine
A Feast for Mary’s Month of May @ Catholic Cuisine

May 1st - St. Joseph the Worker
Coloring Pages:
St. Joseph @ Drawn 2B Creative
St. Joseph the Worker @ Catholic Inspired

St. Joseph the Worker Chore Chart @ Catholic Inspired
St. Joseph Memory Match Playing Cards @ Shower of Roses
St. Joseph Learning Packet @ Real Life at Home (minimal cost)

St. Joseph’s Sawdust Pasta @ Serious Eats

May 2nd - St. Athanasius
Doctor of the church who fought against the Arian heresy.

Coloring Pages:
St. Athanasius @ Sanctus Simplicitus

May 4th: St. Florian
Early Roman martyr.  He was a soldier who was burned alive for his faith.  Patron of Firefighters.

Coloring Pages:
Unfortunately I couldn’t find any!  This may be a project I work on soon as this is one of my son’s favorite saints!

Flame/Fire Themed Snacks @ Hostess with the Mostess

May 10: St. Damien of Molokai
Belgian priest who volunteered to minister to quarantined lepers in Hawaii.

Coloring Pages:
St. Damien @ Waltzing Matilda

Hawaiian Luau @ Living Life Simply
Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs @ Catholic Mom

May 12th: Blessed Imelda Lambertimi
Patron saint of first communicants.

Coloring Pages:
Blessed Imelda @ Saints to Color

True Prescence Craft @ Catholic Icing
Pool Noodle Monstrance @ Catholic Icing

Communion Wafer Waffle Breakfast @ Pinewood Castle
Communion Bento Box @ Bentology
Books & Media:
Let the Children Come to Me Glory Story @ Holy Heroes
The Bread of Life DVD @ Brother Francis

May 13th: Our Lady of Fatima
Coloring Pages:
The Day the Sun Danced coloring page @ CCC of America
Our Lady of Fatima @ Catholic Playground
Miracle of the Sun Booklet @ Teachers Pay Teachers
OLF Stained Glass @ St. John the Baptist

Miracle of the Sun Morning Breakfast @ Catholic Cuisine
Miracle of the Sun Liturgical Tea @ Catholic Cuisine
Our Lady of Fatima Garden Party @ Family at the Foot of the Cross

Books & Media:
The Day the Sun Danced DVD @ CCC of America

May 15th: St. Isidore
St. Isidore Pumpkin Cupcakes @ Catholic Cuisine

Plant a garden and decorate w/ garden sign @ Catholic Inspired
St. Isidore Produce Sorting Game @ Catholic Inspired
May 20th: St. Bernardine of Siena
Franciscan priest known for devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus.  He developed the IHS symbol.
Coloring Page:
Black and White Paper Doll @ David Claudon
Holy Name of Jesus Coloring Page @ Look to Him and Be Radiant

Paper Doll @ David Claudon

May 21st: St. Christopher Magallanes and Companions
Group of 22 Mexican priests martyred for their faith by the Anti-Catholic Mexican government in the 1920’s.  This is a difficult story and not a lot of resources for children are available. I add this here, because I feel it is important to expose children to the idea of modern persecution, especially in light of what is currently happening with ISIS.
May 22nd: St. Rita of Cascia
Incorruptible saint who experienced a crown of thorns stigmata.
Coloring Pages:
St. Rita @ Catholic Playground

Fig Newtons and Rose Tea @ Catholic Cuisine

St. Rita Diorama @ Catholic Sistas
May 26th: St. Philip de Neri
Cheerful priest who revived the practice of frequent Holy Communion.
Coloring Page:
St. Philip Neri @ Waltzing Matilda
May 30th: St. Joan of Arc
Coloring Pages:
St. Joan of Arc @ St. John the Baptist
Joan of Arc @ Catholic Playground
Joan of Arc w/ Angels @ Catholic Playground
Joan of Arc @ Catholic Heritage Curricula
Joan of Arc 2 @ Catholic Heritage Curricula

Quiche Lorraine @ Catholic Cuisine

Books & Media:
God’s Hero on Horseback Glory Story @ Holy Heroes

Moveable Feasts
Ascension @ Homeschool Is Where the Heart Is
Pentecost @ Homeschool Is Where the Heart Is (Coming Soon)
Trinity Sunday @ Homeschool Is Where the Heart Is (Coming Soon)

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