The Holy Days of Obligation are confusing. Some years we celebrate a Holy Day. Some years we don't. Neighboring dioceses may celebrate the Ascension on different days. And countries have different Holy Days of Obligation. This activity is a way to begin the discussion … [Read more...] about What are the Holy Days of Obligation?
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“Happy Birthday, Church!” hat
Pentecost is the Church's birthday. What better way to celebrate a birthday than to have a party! Making a "Happy Birthday, Church!" hat is a great way to begin the party. First, make copies from this PDF: PDF for "Happy Birthday, Church!" hat Print the large flame on … [Read more...] about “Happy Birthday, Church!” hat
“Happy Birthday, Jesus!” Manger Craft
I was looking for a craft that would show the true meaning of the Christmas season AND would not be left lying on a counter where it would not be seen again for months AND could be made by preschool/kindergarten children with some help from their parents. I found this craft but … [Read more...] about “Happy Birthday, Jesus!” Manger Craft
Holy Week Magnets
Create some Holy Week magnets to teach about Holy Week and for the children to play with as they learn about the events that took place. First, print onto white cardstock. PDF for Holy Week Magnets Stick each printed page to an adhesive magnetic sheet. I use cheap … [Read more...] about Holy Week Magnets
Holy Week Booklet
Holy Week can be confusing for children because we often talk about one or two of the events that take place during Holy Week (Jesus entering Jerusalem, Last Supper, Jesus' death) but we don't put those events into the context of the rest of the week. This booklet covers the … [Read more...] about Holy Week Booklet