I made this printable Lenten calendar for kids this week. It’s a fun visual for kids so they can see the 40 days of lent of lent going by, and Easter approaching. I left room in the squares to write in daily prayers or sacrifices if desired. The important days are brought to special attention with fun visuals for kids that symbolize what’s going on that day, and little fish symbolize days to avoid meat (although children are not required to do this). I also love how it shows kids that Sundays are not included in the 40 days of lent.
Here are some dates you might want to add to your calendar. (Lent can start as early at Feb 4, and end as late as April 25, so all of these dates will not fall during every lent).
*UPDATED TO SAY* This post is from 2010, so these are NOT the correct dates to add for this year’s calendar! The printable Lenten calendar is good for every year because I didn’t include any actual dates on the printable version. The calendar pictured above already has some of these things written in, but they aren’t on the printable version. I hope this helps to clear up some confusion.
- St. Agatha- February 5
- Our Lady of Lourdes- February 11
- St. Valentine- February 14
- Chair of St. Peter the Apostle- Feb 22 (If you write in this day, the liturgical color is white.)
- St. Patrick- March 17
- St. Joseph- March 19 (If you write in this day, the liturgical color is white.)
- Spring Begins (March 19 or 20)
- Annunciation of the Lord- March 25 (If you write in this day, the liturgical color is white.)
- St. George- April 23
I hope you enjoy this Lenten activity for kids! I think these would be great to print for a CCD class, or just hang on your refrigerator! Just have the kids mark off the days as they go by 🙂
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