A 30 Minute May Crowning for Toddlers

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May isn’t over yet, which means you still have time to do a May Crowning with your littles. Ellen and I put together a super simple and quick May Crowning activity. We did most of it during my Sam’s nap time while I was still unshowered and in my PJs. What is it that G.K. Chesterton famously said (and I use as a crutch far too often)? “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.”

First, we printed out this coloring sheet. We made some paper flowers out of tissue paper and glued them to Mary’s crown (and everything else) while I explained that Mary is the Queen of Heaven. Next, we popped into the front yard to pick some dandelions (I don’t care what you say – I like them!) and violas. We placed them in a bud vase and presented them to Kitchen Mary. Then, we said a Hail Mary, and, that’s it. It probably took us all of 30 minutes.

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Honestly, when your child is two, that is about all she can handle and understand. By the time we were done, Ellen was able to remember that Mary is the Queen of Heaven. And I call that a job done. Oh, and a bit of inspiration for you? Check out this behind the scenes pic. Cluttered table. Baby eating empty calories. Mt. Laundry in the back. If I can do a May Crowning, so can you.

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  1. Heather J. Hernandez says

    I love it – I think Teo and I will try this when the sun comes out (still raining in our yard). Oh – and thanks for that ‘realistic photo’ at the end, too. :)

  2. says

    I love it! Love the behind the scenes photo, too! I want to see what behind the scenes of pinterest photos look like, because if it isn’t a mess, I call shenanigans!

  3. says

    That is super sweet! We have done a crowning or two around here before. Mary is currently crowned with jewels (glass beads) which were put on a wire by my oldest…back in January. ;)

  4. says

    Keepin’ it real. I like that. And this is the second time in a month I’ve heard of a kitchen Madonna. Never have before. This intrigues me. Where did you get yours?