Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are at the heart of the forty days of Lent. Here are some strategies for helping your kids get involved in these traditional penitential practices. Most of the ideas you’ll find on the website are appropriate for kids ages six and up. The best way to introduce younger children to Lenten practices is for them to see adults and older kids in the family practicing them; use their natural curiosity and desire to be “grown up” as a springboard for talking about what you’re doing, and why. Find out how to talk about Lent with kids, fasting ideas, prayer suggestions, giving ideas and much more.
Easter basket ideas for Catholic kids
Planning your kids’ Easter baskets? Here are more than a dozen fun ideas that honor the religious meaning of the holiest day in the Church year, from a book about Jesus to Easter socks to a rosary just for kids. Visit us online for these suggestions and many more to make this Easter a fully Catholic one.
Five Catholic books every home should have
In today’s post you’ll discover five books that mom and bookworm Sarah Reinhard recommends for every Catholic family, from the Bible to the Catechism to Lord of the Rings.
The best books for Catholic families
We asked dozens of Catholic parents for the books they recommend to other parents to help raise kids in the faith. From picture books to faith formation and parenting advice books, here’s what they think should be on your shelf.
Your Best Ideas for Celebrating Advent
We asked readers to share their favorite ways to celebrate Advent. Colorful, meaningful, creative, and fun, here are more than 45 of your best ideas…plus reader-submitted photos to go with them!