Thursday, February 20, 2020

Lent: Ideas for 40 Days

Lent gives us 40 days of opportunities to grow closer to Christ. As you are planning for the upcoming season, here are some ideas for you to use in your home or classroom.  This round up post contains music, videos, art projects, or coloring pages, click on the images below to go to the original posts. If you are already thinking ahead to Easter, check out this post or the list under The Church Year tab.

Lent Looks Different- Ideas for Classroom and home decoration during Lent:

Lenten Visio Divina using classic art, including printable art and a Visio Divina guide:

Lent- Pray, Fast, Give Activity

Lent- Pray, Fast, Give Coloring Pages

Lenten Prayer Challenge Board (Perfect for self guided prayer with choice for older kids)

The Sound of Lent: A Song Playlist (my personal go-to music during Lent, but great for a classroom as well)

Books for Lent for Kids and Adults here and here and in this overall list:

Sunset & Shadow Stations of the Cross Project (one of my students' annual favorites!)

Resurrection Eggs (Tell the story of Holy Week with items in each egg)

The Gospel in an Eggshell (Object lesson connecting Advent, Lent, & Easter)

Lent Notes Foldable (notetaking device for the Season of Lent)

Lent Word Cloud Notes (print mine or use as an example to have students make their own)

Give Up, Take Up (Lent goals printable and ideas for Youth Group lesson)

I don't have a link for this one, but we will have a sacrifice crown of thorns in my classroom.  It's a simple grapevine wreath with large brown toothpicks.  When the students make a sacrifice, they can pull a thorn from the crowns and place it in the bowl.

Student created Lenten Acts of Mercy organized by the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
(It's a great time of year to teach about the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.  Find printable coloring pages and mini books here and here.)

Using the Stations of the Cross as Inspiration for Lenten acts of charity

What Lent Looks Like Coloring Page (Also available in the Liturgical Year Coloring Book)

What The Triduum Looks Like Coloring Page

Passion & Resurrection Peg Doll Set

Connecting the Passover and the Passion (Youth Bible Study, can use movie Prince of Egypt)

New Life Seeds Printable

Fulton Sheen Good Friday & Easter Sunday Quote

And a few other ideas from other makers I really like:
Lenten Bingo and Stations of the Cross Matching from Catholic Paper Goods
Stations of the Cross Coloring Pages from Catholic Paper Goods
The Jesus Tree (a similar tradition to the Jesse Tree tradition for Advent)
Letters from the Saints (get real mail every week/month from the Saints and learn alongside them during the Season)
Catholic All Year Lenten Bundle (countdown calendar, printable quotes, Lenten discipline sheets)
Stations of the Cross Coloring Book
Team Whitaker Lent Sacrifices for Kids

Oh, and these Bible Margin Doodles (bookmarks, mini coloring pages, templates, etc.) are in my Etsy Shop!

I pray you have a blessed and fruitful Lent!

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