Thursday, February 18, 2010

Celebrating Mardi Gras and Lent.

This year is the first in a looooong time that we have failed to make it to Mass on Ash Wednesday. Having a daughter with a broken arm that hurts, a child with croup, and another with a stomach ache didn't help our situation. So I decided to skip it and tend to my children at home instead.

But we are off to a great start this Lent season, nonetheless! On Tuesday, we celebrated Mardi Gras with some fun crafts that our friends from co-op dropped off. The kids spent much of the afternoon coloring, decorating masks, and making crowns. We then topped off the night with breakfast for dinner...purple, green, and gold pancakes and all!! It was a big treat for everyone!



On Ash Wednesday, we also colored our path to Easter Sunday. You can find this download at Catholic Icing. Each day the kids will be putting a star on the day mark it off. We will also be doing other crafts and activities about every other day to celebrate Lent. These are scheduled into our school days so that I make it a priority to actually do them!



Here are a list of activities to help you do things at home.

I might add to this, so keep checking for updates!

3 comments:

LittleFlower1220 said...

Liz, Your ideas for Lent have been featured on our blog site: http://raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com/2010/02/lent-is-here-activities-for-children.html
Thank you for sharing!

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

Awwwww! I love the pictures of the colored calendars :-)

Hope you come link up your lent posts at my Lent Link-up this Friday! I love your ideas!

Alicia@Playing With Paper said...

love the ideas! Congrats on being featured!