Easy Ways to Celebrate Saint Lucy is a post by contributing writer Dianna of The Kennedy Adventures.
Every month, to enrich our family’s faith journey, we pick a saint for a special focus.
As a family, we keep it simple most months with a coloring page or book. Other times, we get more involved by adding in crafts, activities, printables or even movies.
Gathering ideas and resources can be a little overwhelming for busy moms. I’ve gathered some of our favorite ways to celebrate — don’t feel compelled to do everything. Pick and choose the ideas that work for you.
Crafts to Celebrate Saint Lucy
Even if you’re not a crafty momma, for a saint celebration, Saint Lucy crafts are an easy way to make the feast day super fun for your littles.
These ideas are quick and simple, but still have plenty of fun factor for your children.
St Lucy Paper Crowns
For St Lucy, making a crown is paramount. You can do a version with greenery or felt, but we prefer a paper version.
St Lucy Paper Dolls
I haven’t played with paper dolls for many years, but these paper dolls are making me want to break out the scissors again! Print this on cardstock for extra durability.
Dress Up Like St Lucy
Playing dress up is a huge part of pretend play in my home. Dressing up for St Lucia Day is fun for boys AND girls. Girls get a white dress with red sash, along with a crown of candles. Boys get star hats.
Foods to Celebrate Saint Lucy
What better way to celebrate and learn about a saint than food?
In our home, saint celebrations and feast days are marked with a special dish, either from the saint’s country of origin or that share some connection to the saint’s life.
For Saint Lucy, it’s traditional for the oldest daughter to make breakfast, usually with Lussekatter or sweet rolls. We keep it simple around here and just put our oldest daughter in charge of breakfast muffins.
A liturgical tea is another way to bring a group together over delicious food to celebrate the saints. This would make a wonderful Catholic playgroup — invite a few of your friends!
Learning Activities for Saint Lucy
Whether you’re a Catholic mom who’s teaching her children at home, or sending them to a local school, you’ll want to explore these ideas for learning more about Saint Lucy.
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Over at Catholic Culture, you’ll find Mass readings, along with ideas for celebrating with your family.
One fun tradition I spied was planting Christmas Wheat.
Another family tradition that we enjoy is visiting Christmas light displays in our area, giving a nod to St Lucy’s role as light bringer.
Books about Saint Lucy
Around our home, we use Catholic picture books to help teach our children about the saints. Each month, I take a look at the saints that we want to study, then create my list. During morning time, we set aside time to learn more.
For Saint Lucy, take a look at some of our favorites:
Need more ideas for reading about St Lucy? Don’t miss our Catholic Saints Books for December.
Catholic Printables for Saint Lucy
While you’re reading some of the books above, keep little hands busy with some of these Catholic printables.
Mom tip: Print some of these out and put them in your purse for Mass for your children.
I’d love to hear from you — what’s your favorite way to celebrate St Lucy in your home?
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