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Celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany: A Joyful Family Tradition

Updated: May 8

Celebrating the feast of the epiphany

Hello, dear readers! As we bid farewell to the holiday season and welcome a brand new year, there's one more celebration that we often overlook but is rich with meaning—the Feast of the Epiphany. This year, let's dive into the magic of this special day by creating memorable moments with our families. Here are some delightful activities to make the Feast of the Epiphany a joyous occasion for everyone, especially the kiddos!

Story Time Magic:

Picture this – cozy blankets, giggles, and the enchanting tale of the Three Wise Men. This year, grab some hot cocoa and gather your little ones for a story time extravaganza. Whether it's "The Fourth Wise Man" or "The Gift of the Magi," these stories are sure to captivate young hearts and open the door to discussions about kindness, giving, and the true spirit of the season.

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Crafty Creations:

Unleash your inner artist! Engage the kiddos in creating their own Wise Men crowns or crafting star ornaments to symbolize the guiding star of Bethlehem. It's amazing how a simple art project can turn into a cherished keepsake that will remind your family of the joy shared on this special day.

  • Wise Men Crowns:

  • Provide materials like construction paper, glue, and markers.

  • Help the children make crowns to resemble those worn by the Wise Men. Encourage them to decorate their crowns with colorful jewels or drawings of the gifts brought to Jesus.

  • Star Ornaments:

  • Cut out star shapes from cardboard or paper.

  • Allow the children to decorate the stars with glitter, sequins, or paint.

  • Hang the finished stars around the house to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem.

making star ornaments

Interactive Adventures:

Inject some excitement with interactive games. A Three Wise Men scavenger hunt is a fantastic way to combine fun and learning. Hide treasures representing the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and let the kids embark on a thrilling adventure to uncover the treasures.

three wise men scavenger hunt

Follow the Star:

  • Create a star-shaped path with colored tape on the floor or use paper stars.

  • Have the children follow the path like the Wise Men following the Star of Bethlehem. This can be a fun and interactive way to engage them in the story.

Dance to Festive Music:

  • Play music related to the season and have a family dance party. Encourage the children to dance freely and express joy.

Culinary Delights:

Cook up some family bonding in the kitchen! Try your hand at baking a delicious Rosca de Reyes, the traditional Three Kings Cake. Don't forget to include the little ones in the process. Maybe they'll find the hidden figurine or trinket inside, earning them the honorary title of "king" for the day.

rosca de reyes

Home Blessing Challenge:

As a bonus, why not add an Epiphany Home Blessing to your celebration? Gather the family for a moment of reflection and prayer, asking for blessings for the year ahead. It's a beautiful way to infuse your home with love and positivity.

epiphany home blessing

A Challenge for the Year:

As we embark on this new year, let's make a resolution to celebrate more Catholic liturgical feasts with our loved ones. Whether it's Easter, Pentecost, or other special days on the liturgical calendar, each celebration offers a chance to deepen our faith and create lasting memories. Subscribe to our blog for more ideas and inspiration to infuse your family life with the joy of these beautiful traditions.

The Feast of the Epiphany is a time to come together, celebrate, and strengthen the bonds that make our families special. May your home be filled with love, laughter, and the warmth of shared traditions. Here's to a year of joyful celebrations and growing together in faith.

Wishing you a blessed and Happy Epiphany!

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