Many of the faithful will still be worshipping at home on Pentecost Sunday. With that in mind, the staff of the Catholic Sentinel are sharing ideas for how to celebrate the feast day at home.

• Read Psalm 139 around a backyard campfire. It will blow your socks off. Fire is a Pentecost symbol. (Leave out violent parts of the psalm.)

• For little ones: Since it’s considered the birthday of the church, make cupcakes with kids and sing happy birthday. Talk about why it is considered the birthday of the church.

• Set up a prayer corner, turn on some praise and worship music and settle in with the Holy Spirit for a long, spontaneous prayer and song session.

• Pray and meditate on the Holy Spirit prayer attributed to St. Augustine.

• Whip up some strawberry shortcake or another red food. Add a red cloth to your at-home prayer space or altar. Wear something red. (Red is the liturgical color of Pentecost.)

• Pray the novena to the Holy Spirit.

• Fly a kite and meditate on the sound like rushing wind heard by the apostles on Pentecost.

• Read and meditate on the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 2.

• Lead your kids in a Pentecost craft like a paper plate dove or Pentecost pinwheel.

• Sing Veni, Creator Spiritus.

• Help the kids make paper candles out of a cardboard tube, construction paper with flames made out of red, orange and yellow tissue paper.