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I made this printable Lenten calendar for kids, and we use it every year. It has become a tradition now! 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.
This Lenten calendar for children has been my all time most popular post on Catholic Icing! It’s been translated into many languages, and used by kids all over the world. So far, the following translations are available in my download:
If you would like to translate my Lenten Calendar into another language, that’s great! When you download the file, you’ll find a blank version that you can print, and write in any language. I only ask 2 things:
- Please do not remove “Catholic Icing” from the bottom of the page.
- You may post your translation on your website as long as you link back to my post about the Lenten calendar. Also, if you scan it and send it back to me, I will add it to this file to share with other as well! I will also add your language and a link to your site in the list. 🙂
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). 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.
- 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