Book Activities and Cookie Recipes

Extend Catherine’s Pascha and The Saint Nicholas Day Snow and enrich your little ones’ participation in these special days with these activities, crafts, and recipes. If you’re looking for a particular activity, check the index.



Elegant crescent cookies in a hurry

Elegant crescent cookies in a hurry

These elegant crescent cookies are dairy-free (unless, you know, you decide to use dairy butter instead of the vegan butter substitute the recipe calls for). They’re also incredibly fast and easy to make. They’re the perfect solution when you want a batch...
Make red eggs for Pascha using onion-skin dye

Make red eggs for Pascha using onion-skin dye

Orthodox Christians make beautiful deep red eggs for Pascha. It’s an ancient tradition, perhaps going back to the time of the apostles. The eggs, along with meat and cheese and wine, are brought to church in baskets. The baskets are blessed at the end of the Paschal...
17 Ways to Use Catherine’s Pascha

17 Ways to Use Catherine’s Pascha

When my kids were little, they loved the way their kindergarten teacher connected the books they read to activities in the classroom. If the characters in that week’s book had muffins at snack time, they knew that muffins would show up at their snack time, too....
Traditional Sugar Cookies

Traditional Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies are the classic, traditional, roll them out on the counter and cut them with cookie cutters cookies. They’re fun to do with kids. And because the glaze dries hard, you can stack these cookies on a tray, or pile them in a cookie jar, and they won’t...
Impossible Coconut Cherry Cookies

Impossible Coconut Cherry Cookies

What can I say about these impossible coconut cherry cookies? They’re vegan. They’re Lenten. They are gluten-free and dairy-free. They don’t contain soy or corn. And they don’t contain sweeteners. No sugar or honey. No maple syrup, agave, stevia, or artificial...
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

You need to make chocolate chip cookies today, because today is Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! It’s also the Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women. Of the two, the latter is by far the more important. The myrrhbearing women were the first to know that Jesus had been raised...

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