From a reader…
My daughter, aged 5, was playing and I saw she had set up a little altar with bread and fruit juice. I jumped in and went over the mass with her; including why and what the Priest says and how to receive. I was considering how I can foster this desire to know; was looking at mass toys but at the same time making clear she cannot be s priest. Do you or your readers know how I can approach this with my daughter? I have no boys.
A pleasant question.
Certainly some of you parents out there will have some ideas.
One thing that occurred to me might be to focus on making cloths and vestments, linens and so forth, perhaps even small processional banners for a Rosary and Altar Society, gowns for a statue of Mary or the Infant of Prague. Trying to make everything as beautiful as possible. Learning how to do all the care for the linens, such as ironing and getting stains out. BTW… learning to starch a corporal to perfect shiny and stiff perfection is NOT easy. These things are practical skills in any event.