Ash Wednesday for Adults and Teens
About.com article What is Ash Wednesday? by Mary Fairchild
According to Mary Fairchild's article, "What do Christians Celebrate on Ash Wednesday," the practice of repentance and mourning in ashes is found in 2 Samuel 13:19; Esther 4:1; Job 2:8; Daniel 9:3; and Matthew 11:21. These are some good verses to examine when thinking about Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent. Discover more about this religious holiday and why it’s an important part of faith.
Traditionally, the tone of Lent is somber. Look into the image of dirt and ashes in the Bible to help you see things a bit differently in this activity Get Your Ash On.
Ash Wednesday for Families
Read about How to talk to Your Kids about Ash Wednesday in this helpful blog from the Buck Denver's, What's in the Bible? website.
Helping Kids Understand and Explain Ash Wednesday to others - "What’s That On Your Forehead?"
Burn dried palm crosses from the previous year and discuss what it means to sin in this Ash Wednesday Craft activity.
Ash Wednesday for Kids
Coloring page of child receiving ashes
Online Quiz about Ash Wednesday
What is "Ash Wednesday?"
This slideshow answers this in a way kids can begin to understand and enjoy.
Preparing for Lent
Just as you prepare and plan for a vacation, the first day of school or Christmas Day, consider taking time to do the same for the upcoming Lenten season. The 40 days of Lent provide an opportunity for your family to draw closer to each other and to encourage each to deepen your relationship with God.