Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Lent Lent Resources All About Lent (questions with answers about Lent) Lenten resources including readings, puzzles, clip art and text, etc. The Season of Lent
Information about the Season of Lent, including what it means, when it starts and ends, how it originated, and how it sets the theme for Christian worship. The Season of Lent Online Resources for Lent
General resources, worship planning, art and music, devotionals, articles, etc. Ash Wednesday and Lent lesson with craft Lent Activities Pack 40 Ideas for 40 Days Lenten Activity Calendar for Families {Free Printable!} 40 Simple Lenten Activities for Kids Simple Lenten Traditions For Families {With Little To No Prep Work} 50+ Lent Ideas Paper Chain Printable: Things to Add and Things to Give Up for Lent Lenten Activities for Children 10 Lent and Holy Week Activities for Catholic Families Printable Sharing Lenten Love with Good Deeds (a printable good deeds chart for children) 40 Lenten Activities for Catholic Families {Free Printable} Lent Activities Lent Project and Lesson Plan Ideas

Lent Lapbooks- Make a Lent lapbook to celebrate the Lent season. Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids
This is my Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids. It’s free for everyone to print! This year, I’m offering it in black and white, in color, and also as a blank page so you can fill in any language! I have also updated the file to include Lenten calendars that readers have submitted in different languages. 40 Day Cross Countdown Lenten Calendar to count down the 40 days of Lent based on a 40 days in the desert theme with an oasis on each Sunday (scroll down to this). Printable Calendars for Lent Lenten Calendar (several languages posted) Free Lenten Countdown Worksheet for Children (Updated with all of the 2024 Feast days!) Lenten Journey Kids Lent Calendar Coloring Page Prayer Pretzels Activities Host a Pretzel Play Date: 10 Pretzel Activities for Children During Lent Pretzel Prayer Pals Lenten Pretzel Recipe (And A Printable Pretzel Prayer Poem)

Ash Wednesday & Lent- (Pre K – K) lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

Ash Wednesday & Lent- lesson plan for 1st grade on up with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.

Stations of the Cross- activities, coloring, crafts, games, puzzles, worksheets, etc.

Bulletin Boards or Door Decorations: Lent Bulletin Board Ideas Lent Bulletin Board Lent Bulletin Board Ideas Lent Bulletin Boards Lent Looks Different: Classroom Decorations Bulletin Board for Lent A Lenten Project for Preschool

Crafts: Lent to Easter: Start and Finish Strong (craft) Lenten Prayer Chain Use this Blooming Cross Craft throughout the Lent season and people will enjoy pointing out their flowers on the cross. Lenten Prayer Chain
Remove one link each day and pray for the people who are mentioned on that link. The neat thing is it doubles as a countdown to Easter! 340 Best Lenten Ideas

Introduce craft: We as Catholics focus on what 3 things during Lent? Praying, Fasting, and Giving Alms. Pray, Fast, Give Alms– a Lenten Craft for Kids
Use a paper plate, plastic silverware, and real pennies for that extra special touch. Lent Notes Foldable Lent: Pray, Fast, Give Printable
I created a printable that easily makes three pockets to hold ideas for these three marks of Lent. I also brainstormed a list of possible kid-friendly ways they can pray, fast, and give. You (or your kids) could also create your own ideas and write them on small cards or strips of paper. I would suggest that then each child pulls one idea from each pocket each morning and has the goal of completing that sacrifice or prayer by the end of the day. Then, the next morning, they choose three new things. I think this short term focus can help them be successful over the course of the long 40 days, and it also can stretch them in a new way each day, leaving room for the Holy Spirit to work in their hearts. Family Lent Promise Card Lenten Prayer Stained Glass

Introduce craft: What happens to a caterpillar? He changes into a butterfly. What are we supposed to do during Lent? We are to change. We are going to make something to show us how the caterpillar changed into a butterfly to remind us that we are to change during Lent and become more like Jesus.

Caterpillar to Butterfly Craft Egg Carton Caterpillar
This is an easy way to make caterpillars using egg cartons, crayons or markers, scissors, and pipe cleaners. You could also have the students decorate the caterpillar by gluing small objects like beads, craft foam, cut out paper shapes, etc. Googly eyes are a nice touch also. I use this craft to emphasize that they are to change during Lent. I then at Easter use a butterfly craft to show how the caterpillar changed and became a butterfly. 25 Caterpillar Crafts Pom Pom Caterpillar Craft Caterpillar Craft

Introduce craft/activity: What are alms? Long ago money given to the poor was called alms. We are going to make an Alms Jar to take home to remind us the importance of almsgiving and giving to the poor.

Alms Jar

Need: Jar with lid, sticker with “Alms Jar” printed on it, various things to glue on jar, glue

Directions: Have students decorate alms jar. Have them put sticker “Alms Jar” on the jar when they are finish decorating the jar.

The whole family can enter into the spirit of saving for alms. A glass jar is placed at the center of the table on Ash Wednesday, and all the money each family member saves as a result of self-denial from smoking, eating candy, going to movies or similar activities is put into it. Whatever you are sacrificing during Lent, that money you would of spent goes into the jar. The mother, buying simpler and cheaper foods for Lenten meals, puts the difference into the jar at meal time — so all can see where the cost of the dessert went! The children spend the first weeks of Lent investigating needy causes and charitable organizations and missions. They will have the responsibility of determining who gets the alms-fund. (Print this out and glue on an index card. Attach it or put inside the Alms Jar for the students to bring home for family to read). Lenten Sacrifice Beans
A wonderful way to help younger children remind them to do penance during Lent, lima beans in a jar record each Lenten sacrifice.

Prayer Jar by Instead of just writing down a petition for our Lenten prayer jar, paperdali decided to draw the little petitions. Each strip has a picture and the beginning of a prayer for a child (or adult, actually) to finish. To enjoy, just download the page, cut along the dotted line, put them in a jar, and then put it in an accessible spot. During Lent, a child (or adult) can take out a strip during breakfast and begin the day with a prayer.

Games: Lent Games for Religion Class Bible Tic Tac Toe
Scroll down near the bottom for directions. Use Lent questions from above to play this game.

Bible Bowl- Students will test their Bible knowledge as they bowl their way to win. Use Lent trivia questions to play this game. (The Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 121 - 127).

Hangman- (Players try to solve the Lent mystery word). The teacher picks a Lent word that is written on a piece of paper out of a bowl. The teacher then starts the hangman game by writing a blank line for each letter in the word. Teacher then picks someone to guess a letter. (Write on the chalkboard the letters that were guessed that were not in the mystery word). If a letter is guess correctly, it is written in the appropriate blank(s) and that person who guessed correctly gets another turn. They can guess another letter or guess the mystery word. If the person is incorrect, another player gets a turn. Whoever guessed the mystery word gets to pick a Lent word out of the bowl and start the hangman game.

The following activities are free, however they are only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these games are not my own and are from various internet sources.

Journey Through Lent Game- A fun way to review Lent. The objective of the game is to get the most points by answering questions about Lent. Make a die out of a large juice carton and put a ? mark on some (at least 3) of the sides of the die. Set a timer for a specified time. Have a player roll the die on the floor in front of the class. If the die lands on a blank space, they do not answer a question. If the die lands on “?”, they are asked a question by the teacher about Lent. If the player answers correctly, they receive a point (you can use tokens, write it on the board, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive a point. Players must collect as many points as they can. The game is over when the timer goes off. Whoever has the most points, wins. You can play this game individually or in teams. For an added challenge, you can also have “Lose 1 Point” and “Take 1 Point” on one or a couple of the sides of the die. When a player rolls “Lose 1 Point”, they must lose 1 point. If a player rolls “Take 1 Point”, they may take a point from any player they choose.

Journey Through Lent Board Game- Here is a neat and easy way to review Lent using a Lenten Calendar. Just print out a Lenten Calendar (suggestions are posted). You can play this game individually or in teams. The players take turns answering questions correctly to throw the die and move from space to space according to the throw count. The first player to Easter Sunday is the winner.

Lentopoly- is a game that is meant to incorporate the 3 aspects of Lent: prayer, fasting & almsgiving. By doing the charitable acts each day the child “earns” tokens (nails, pennies, beans, etc.). You can have a container full of tokens and each child has their own jar to put their ‘earned’ tokens into each day. On Easter the tokens are replaced with jelly beans or other candy/item of your choice. Parents can play too! If you decide to use money, you should decide what organization will get your money on Easter – your parish, pro-life group, rice bowl, etc.

Stations of the Cross Bingo- Students play regular bingo, but they answer questions about the Stations of the Cross. The teacher asks one student at a time a question about the Stations of the Cross. The student answers the question and the class looks for the word on their bingo card. The first student who gets three in a row (up, down, across, or diagonal) on their bingo card first, wins.

Stations of the Cross- The objective of the game is to go through all 14 Stations of the Cross by answering questions about each station.

Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets: Follow the maze below to complete the prayer that praises Jesus. (Grade 3) Word Searches Word Search Word Search The Season of Lent (Word Scramble) Prayer of Sorrow
Unscramble the words to complete the prayer. The words are in order. (Grade 4) Crossword Crossword Crossword Crossword Crossword Crossword FREE Ash Wednesday Worksheet for Lent Our Path During Lent
Each day you say a prayer, draw a † in a stone. Color a stone each day you help someone. Each day you accept help from someone, draw a smiley face. (Grade 1) Here are ways to serve others. Choose three things you will do during Lent. (Grade 2) Go to the Liturgical Calendar – Lent at Use the information there to fill in the blanks. (Grade 5) Lent and the Liturgical Calendar
To find out about them, go to the Liturgical Calendar – Lent at A church calendar or Bible will also help. (Grade 6) Lenten Worksheets for Kids A worksheet that gets pupils thinking about the Christian tradition of giving something up during Lent. Scroll down for Lent worksheets Planning For Lent Printables The Lent Season (scroll down to this for worksheets for Year A) The Lent Season (scroll down to this for worksheets for Year B) The Lent Season (scroll down to this for worksheets for Year C)

These activities below are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Ash Wednesday (Worksheet)- Put number one through seven on the board. Read each question and write the correct word by the number after the student has answered the question. Have the students fill in the blanks on their paper with the correct answer from the word bank.

Ash Wednesday- Word Search

How Much Do You Know About Lent?- 20 true or false with answers

Skits or Puppet Shows: Observing Lint? (skit or puppet show) Lent Puppet Show

*You can always record the puppet show on a audio tape and play it during the puppet show to make it easier for the children to do by themselves.

Songs: Lent Song for Kids (with actions and video)

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