Enriching Learning, Faith, and Family Time with a Small Camel

This post contains affiliate links. For the past several years, my children and I have centered much of our Advent activities around the alphabet and picture books.  As we have enjoyed our literature-rich Advents, I’ve come to know a number of seasonal storybooks that I was not aware of prior to beginning our Alphabet of Advent initiative two years ago.  One of them is Small Camel Follows the Star*, a delightful picture book that can act as the jumping off {Read More}

I Am the Vine Scripture Verse Activity

I Am the Vine Bulletin Board Activity | Catholic Mothers Online #Catholic #Catechist

John15:5  “I am the Vine, You are the Branches,” is an outstanding passage for children. I am teaching 5th grade CCD this year and have been blessed with a wonderful room that has a bulletin board. So I decided I’d use this opportunity to enhance the program with scripture passages on it through out the year. I chose this verse first because it’s perfect for kids in their relationship with Jesus. It’s perfect for adults too. How to Create Visual {Read More}

Free Program for Piano Lessons at Home

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This post is sponsored by FreePianoLessons4Kids.com. I love music.  I have loved music since I was so young that my Mom would put a sticker on the side of the 45 singles that I liked because I couldn’t read the song titles.  When I was in middle school and part of high school, I grew in my love for music as I learned to play the flute.  While I decided to stop playing after five years, I knew that when {Read More}

10 Prayers to Teach Your Catholic Children

prayers to teach Catholic children

In our home, we started praying with our children when they were very small. Before bed, we started with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Glory Be. In a matter of months, the children knew all the prayers by heart, and were taking turns leading them. Rachel even surprised me by reciting the St Michael prayer one night, long before I knew she was even paying attention. Take the time to say these prayers with your children. As parents, {Read More}

Over 90 Homeschooling eBooks for Just $25 {This Week Only}

Homeschool Omnibus

This post contains affiliate links. If you’re a homeschooler, this is a five day deal that you’re not going to want to miss.  Of course, even if you’re not a homeschooler, if you’re a parent, you might find enough eBooks in the collection that will still make it worth the purchase price, since they normally sell for almost $600 when purchased separately. The Homeschool Omnibus is already all the buzz amongst homeschooling blogs. But, just in case you haven’t heard {Read More}

10 Books for Catholic Children and Families

books for Catholic children and families

The following post is from contributing author Dianna Kennedy, and contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! Are you looking for books for Catholic children to help you teach your children our faith? On our bookshelves, you’ll find loads of Catholic children’s books – check out my favorites and add them to your home. 1. Little Acts of Grace We use these booklets as a starting point to our day. I take one section, read it out loud, and we {Read More}

Free Printable: 10 Activities for Catholic Families in July

July Catholic Family Activities

While almost a fourth of July has already passed, it’s not too late to go print out the 10 Activities for Catholic Families in July printable.  Normally, those are shared here, but from now on, you’ll find them at Many Little Blessings.

Holy Communion Crossword Puzzle {Perfect Puzzle for First Communion}

Holy Communion Crossword Printable

This week’s printable is sponsored, with special thanks, by Personal Creations, your source for beautiful and unique personalized gifts for First Communion as well as other special occasions. —– This week’s activity… Can now be found at Many Little Blessings – Just click here to go to the new post about it and get the free instant download of the puzzle.  Sorry for the extra step of coming here and then needing to click to get there. Download the Holy {Read More}