Lenten Opportunities 2017
Activity Suggestions for Families
Family members can Gang up on Lent and become good accountability partners for each other.
Create a Sorry Box. Throughout Lent, confess your sins to God on small pieces of paper and place them in the Sorry Box.
Set up a Lenten Tree in your home. Each week a new symbol is hung on the tree to help family members remember the events of Holy Week.
The pretzel is symbolic of prayer and penance. Bake pretzels and learn more in this activity Lent and the Pretzel.
Plant an Alleluia garden and come Easter, celebrate new life!
Weekly Lenten Disciplines for Households that are simple and doable - one for each week of Lent.
Learn new and creative ways to pray: 12 Ways to Pray
Four symbols of the season assists individuals and families to “practice” Lent at home. Lent in a Bag instructions. Assembled bags are available on the Sunday School Information Table.
Make your own Resurrection Eggs to teach the Easter story
Remembering Hungry People Spend time learning about people who are hungry and reflecting on the abundance of food that’s easy to take for granted.
Use this 2015 Giving Calendar to return God's blessings out into the world.
Teach your children about Fasting and Almsgiving by adding one item from your pantry to a box that you will donate to your local food pantry.
Activity Suggestions for Children
Printable Calendar to countdown the days of Lent.
Another Lenten Path Calendar to countdown the days of Lent (pictured left)
Preschool Activities for Lent and Preschool Crafts for Lent
Lenten Ideas for Kids: Basket of Lenten books, centerpiece idea, prayer suggestions and countdown to Lent calendar visuals.
Lenten Sacrifice Ideas for Kids
Learning to Love: Lent reminds us to share God's love with all living creatures while they are alive on earth.
Forty Days for Kids: a reflection and activity sheet for each week of Lent.
Make a Lent Reflection Box Throughout Lent, children can put reflections, poems, prayers, scripture verses, or objects related to their spiritual journey into the Lent Box. At the end of Lent, they can empty the box to see all they learned and thought about during Lent. Optional: Keep the Lent Boxes for your children until they are older, and then let them look back again to remember what they learned, thought and prayed in previous Lenten seasons.