Lenten Activities for Children

If you're looking for ways to observe Lent with your kids this year, you've come to the right place! Browse all my Lenten resources for families by subject below. Click on the link for full directions or printables. Be sure to save this link- I update this post every time I come out with new Lenten resources for kids. Click here to download my printable Lenten calendar- … [Read more...]

Lenten Sacrifice Beans- How To Plus Free Printables!

Sacrifice beans for Lent are very simple to put together, and can be a great teaching tool for kids during this special season. Usually I do the crown of thorns sacrifice thing where you pull a toothpick each time you do a good deed, but last year, even going into the attic for the crown of thorns felt like too much. So we did sacrifice beans. Honestly, it was nice to have a change! We used … [Read more...]

Lenten Activities for Kids

You can see all of my Lenten Posts by clicking here, or browse the links below. See all the Ash Wednesday Posts Here. Preparing for Lent With Children- are you ready? Bury the Alleluia Pretzels for Lent Sacrifice ideas for kids The Lent Song for Kids Counting Down the Days of Lent: Print this Lenten Countdown calendar- this is by far the most popular Catholic Icing … [Read more...]

Free Crown Of Thorns Printable For Lent

For years now, I've been using a crown of thorns as a sacrifice tool for my children during Lent. We made simple ones when they were little, and eventually I made a permanent one that we just pull out of our Lent box from the attic each year. This year, I'm adding a printable to ours to really help the younger kids with the imagery here (Plus, ya'll know me, any chance to include some artwork … [Read more...]

Crown Of Thorns Bread

Baking a crown of thorns out of bread is fun and easy. It's great for serving with dinner on Ash Wednesday or Good Friday. You do not have to make homemade bread to do this! You can just get the Pillsbury breadsticks from a can and put them together the way I do the cinnamon rolls for St. Lucy bread. Ingredients Needed: Bread dough (your favorite recipe or Pillsbury breadsticks from … [Read more...]

Mardi Gras Activity for Kids- Bury the Alleluia for Lent

It's almost Lent! We're really big at our house on observing Lent, then celebrating Easter. Burying the Alleluia is a great way to kick this off! Before I started this site, I never realized that Catholics don't say Alleluia or Gloria during Lent. It's so awesome to be more in-tune with cool stuff like that! Now, when I'm at Mass following along in my Mass booklet, I can follow along with what's … [Read more...]

Meatless Lenten Meal for Kids

We made this super easy Lenten lunch last Friday, and the kids really loved it! It's amazing how 30 seconds of work can dazzle kids. This would be a perfect, simple lunch to serve on Good Friday (or Ash Wednesday, or any Friday during Lent really). This could not have been easier to do. Make your kids some peanutbutter sandwiches- whatever your family likes. (You know, pb & jelly, pb … [Read more...]

Lenten Sacrifice Ideas and Activities for Kids

This year, my kids are putting together a lent box. What you do is, find any box and have the kids put in their favorite toys, games, or whatever they'd like to sacrifice for lent. A Lent Box for an older child might look something more like this: Then, put on the lid and label it "Good-bye for Lent- See You at Easter!". Find a place in a closet or on a high shelf where it's out … [Read more...]

Ash Wednesday for Kids

Still looking for Ash Wednesday ideas for your kids? Or maybe you need some Ash Wednesday lesson plans for your CCD class? Here are some ideas I've run across. I Blog Therefore I am has and AMAZING round up of Ash Wednesday lesson plans for kids! From vocab words and discussion questions to crafts, games, snacks and printables- she has it all! :-) Ash Wednesday & Lent Lesson for Pre … [Read more...]