I converted to Catholicism nine years ago, and having not been raised Catholic, I missed out on spiritual practices/traditions for the Lenten and Advent seasons. I would like to start a new generation of Catholics with my future children, and am looking for ways to make these times to speak to them and stick out in their minds.
So far, I’d like to switch from a normal dining set to wooden plates/bowls during Lent. I recently went to Central America and noticed several homes had crosses draped with purple cloth outside, and I’d like to do that also. I also bought a gold, frankincense, and myrrh set that I’d like to bring out during Advent, and explain the significance and meaning of them to my children.
Does anyone have any other ideas on how to make these times stand out to children? Are there specific events or traditions your family did that stuck out in your mind as a child?