We have $161,839 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Activity: Fun Pretzel Project


  • Pretzels (homemade, store-bought, traditional shape)
  • bags, preferably plastic
  • purple ribbon
  • copies of "Pretzel Prayer"
  • Copy of Note Attachment
  • Prep Time

  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty

  • • •
  • Cost

  • $$ $ $
  • For Ages

  • All
  • Activity Types

    Linked Activities


    • None

    Linked Recipes

    Linked Prayers

    • None



Pretzel making can be a project for the family or youth group to do. The pretzels can be made into gifts for friends.


Pretzel Making — Fun Project for Families

You might make a bag of pretzels for a friend during Lent. An idea for an attractive presentation is to use a plastic bag, tied with a purple ribbon, which would include a Pretzel Leaflet, Prayer Cards (about five) and a note which may read:

"Pretzels for God" Sharing Custom

Dear Friend:

Please take these Pretzels for God as a token of love. We happily share with you and your family this beautiful pretzel custom. It will bear much spiritual fruit, serving to remind each of your dear ones of the true purpose of Lent.

See the recipes section for a variety of pretzel recipes to use, and the Activity Pretzels for God for the prayer to attach.

Activity Source: Pretzels for God by Unknown, Pretzels for God, St. Francis Xavier Church, 4715 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Synod Continues 3 hours ago
Why Pope Francis cannot win on sexual abuse 4 hours ago
A secret plot to control the Synod? No; it's not secret at all. October 8
What about Catholic affirmation for those in false marriages? October 8
Free eBook: Pope Francis' Catechesis on the Family October 7

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5