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Making Advent a Game Changer

Advent now comes and goes nearly unnoticed. The only thing worth of recognition between Halloween and Christmas is Thanksgiving, and even that has started to take a back seat as major stores start “decking the halls” and major TV stations start putting on Christmas movies in late October and early November. Advent, a delightful period…

Free Christmas Coloring Pages

Free Christmas Coloring Pages

Just sharing some Christmas coloring pages for your kids to enjoy during the holiday season! Nativity scenes, snowmen, trees, wreaths, Santas, gingerbread, carolers, reindeer, stockings and more! I’ve made these for my little ones from public domain images, and thought some of you might like them as well. Feel free to share this with anyone…

9 Easter Object Lessons

9 Easter Object Lessons

These Easter object lessons can all be used to teach your kids about the spiritual meaning of the Easter Season. Many of them have activities you can do along with looking at and talking about the object. If you had a Lent shrine – a special shelf or corner decorated for Lent, you can transform…

Easter Memory Cards

Easter Memory Cards

Just one more week until the big day! Here’s one more simple Easter activity to help your children enhance their memory, learn a few Scripture verses about Easter and have fun at the same time. This Scripture-based Easter Memory Card Set has 16 memory cards total, allowing for 4 rows of 4. Eight cards have an image related…

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Free Easter Printables

Just 15 days until Easter, the greatest celebration of the year! In addition to whatever family traditions you’ve already started, why not pull Easter themes into education as well? These Free Easter Printables use fun Easter and spring themed activities to help your young children strengthen a variety of skills. 14 sheets provide your child with practice in the…

Holy Thursday Activities

Holy Thursday Activities

It’s almost bedtime, but I couldn’t bring myself to turn off the laptop before completing and uploading this little Holy Thursday learning pack! Probably best for ages 8-13. Help your kids learn, or brush up, on the main events, messages and themes of Holy Thursday. Looking for other Holy Week activities? I’ve already posted a Good…

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Holy Week Activities – Part 2

OK – Here are the activities more geared toward the Sacred Triduum – Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. The last days we have to delve into our Lenten themes before breaking out the joy (and candy?!) of Easter! I don’t know about all of you, but even though these are the most intense…

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Holy Week Activities – Part 1

I’m calling this Part 1 because these activities focus mainly on the early days of Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Spy Wednesday). View Holy Week Activities – Part 2 for ideas focused on the Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday) within the next few days. 1. On Palm Sunday, children…

Holy Week Day-by-Day with Jesus

Holy Week Day-By-Day with Jesus

Holy Week Day-By-Day with Jesus (first page pictured above) is a simple activity to help children live Holy Week intentionally. It helps them focus on what Jesus did each day (including Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, which are easier to forget about than the days of the Holy Triduum), by matching symbols and events with the proper day.…

Good Friday Activities

Good Friday Activities

With Lent coming to a close in just a few weeks, Holy Week is around the corner! Here are a few Good Friday activities to help kids deepen their understanding and appreciation of what Jesus did for them on that day. Activities include: Good Friday Schedule – Jesus’ and Mine The 7 Last Words – Things…

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Free Easter Coloring Pages

Less than a month until Easter! Time to start gathering resources. Here are 10 free Easter coloring pages to add to your collection! Who knows? They might even keep your kids busy long enough for you to take a shower, get the laundry done, or take a well-deserved break on the couch for a few…

Mid-Lent Reflection for Kids

Laetare Sunday is coming up! Laetare Sunday, March 30 this year (2014) marks the middle of Lent. It’s a day of celebration in the middle of our season of reparation, reminding us of the joy to come. In addition to relaxing our sacrifices a little on that day, it’s a great time to refuel and…