Though liturgically this was celebrated January 4, we are more traditional around here and celebrated Epiphany or Three Kings Day today to end our celebration of the Christmas season! We made an Epiphany cake (didn't get a picture before we dove in!) and the Magi joined our Nativity scene. (Thank you, Emma!)
We've been reading The Legend of Old Befana quite a bit in preparation for today. This is an Italian tradition and next year I'd like to expand on the legend and perhaps include a visit from Befana as well. The Last Straw and Story of the Three Wise Kings (this is out of print and can be hard to locate!) also joined our collection. I highly recommend all three! I've been using Catholic Mosaic as a jumping off point to many of our literature choices this season. Though the program is geared toward older kids, the books can be enjoyed by all ages on some level.