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GeneralCelebrating the Church Year with Young Children, by Joan Halmo. A wonderful guide for parents, giving background and then a wealth of ideas for each season and holy day throughout the liturgical year, in order of importance: Sunday, Easter, Holy Week, and so on. Lots of great ideas! A Faith at Home must-have book.
To Dance with God: Family Ritual and Community Celebration, by Gertrud Mueller Nelson. Another superb resource for parents. Lots of ideas for faith-based activities for daily family life as well as seasonal and yearly observances from Christmas to birthdays, Lent to St. Nicholas' Day. A Faith at Home must-have book.
Raising Faith-Filled Kids: Ordinary Opportunities to Nurture Spirituality at Home, by Tom McGrath. A Faith at Home must-have book.
Offering the Gospel to Children, by Gretchen Wolff Pritchard. Makes a great case for offering children the fullness of the religious experience without analyzing and predigesting it on their behalf, and tells stories of wonderful ways to do this. Great comments and recommendations about children's books and Bibles in the final chapters.
Seasons of Celebrations: Prayers, Plays, and Projects for the Church Year, by Patricia L. Mathson.
The Best of Holy Days & Holidays: Prayer Celebrations with Children, by Gaynell B. Cronin.
Bundles of Faith and Tons of Fun: Easy Activities, Prayers, and Projects for Children, by Patricia L. Mathson.
A Continual Feast: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Joys of Family and Faith Throughout the Christian Year, by Evelyn Birge Vitz & Parker Leighton (illustrator).
Seasons & topics
Before and After Easter: Activities and Ideas for Lent to Pentecost, by Debbie Trafton O'Neal & David Larochelle (illustrator).
Arts and Crafts for Lent: From Mardi Gras to Passiontide, With Prayers and Blessings for Family, School, and Church, by Jeanne Heiberg.
Advent & Lent Activities for Children: Camels, Carols, Crosses, and Crowns, by Shiela Kielly & Sheila Geraghty.
Advent Arts and Christmas Crafts: With Prayers and Rituals for Family, School and Church, by Jeanne Heiberg.
Before and After Christmas: Activities and Ideas for Advent and Epiphany, by Debbie Trafton O'Neal.
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