As I mentioned earlier this week when I posted the 10 March Activities for Catholic Families PrintableI decided this year to not add any Lenten activities to the monthly printables. To make up for no Lenten activities on the monthly printables, however, I decided to make one printable that was specifically for Lent and Holy Week activities.
As with most of my activity printables for Catholic familiesmany of the activities will also be wonderful for non-Catholic Christians to do with their families as well.
I know that there are a lot of variations in the practices of Protestants, so some may find the printable more helpful than others. I know that in my 30 years as a Protestant, a good majority of the activities on this printable would have worked for me. You can grab the printable below. If you prefer a printable that only has Holy Week activities on it, you can click here to go to the 10 Holy Week Activities Printable.
Have a pancake dinner the night before Ash Wednesday or make a King Cake. This day is known as Mardi Gras as well as Shrove Tuesday. Here is a recipe for a King cake. Make at least one of your meatless Friday meal together as a family. Use this printable Lenten calendar to track the season.
You can also find a picture index of all of the Catholic printables at Real Life at Home here. Or you can get the same activities, plus a few more, to use to make a Lenten Paper Chain.
Please look through my trouble shooting tips for this. Free Printable Lent Activity Page. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Thank you! Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home.Lent is a wonderful season during our liturgical year to share the concepts of prayer, fasting and almsgiving with our children.
Consider as a family how you might help others in need by giving of your time or resources. Even very young children can understand and will enjoy participating in the process. As a mother, carve out time in your day for your own special prayer time.
This may involve early rising or time spent away from a favorite hobby or activity. We invite you to share your suggestions, ideas and Lenten devotions. Family Activities for Lent from CatholicMom.
Number them so they are in the right order. Then draw a line to what happened on that day. Game Board — Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.
Station of the Cross Questions — Use these or make your own. Spinner — Make spinner according to the directions.
Temptation Cards — Print Temptation Cards out on card stock. Cut out Temptation Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last Journey Through Lent Game Directions: Print directions and questions for the game. Holy Week Questions — Use these questions or make your own. Keep inside file folder. Cut out Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.
Log In. Lost password? Don't have an account? Register Now! Recover Password. A password will be e-mailed to you.Lent is a great liturgical season to observe with kids to help teach them about the church year.
Lent is the 40 days the come before Easter, and it is a season of adding extra prayers, fasting, and almsgiving. There are many ways to celebrate or observe Lent with children, and this is my page that links out to all of the resources I have available to help you with this! I hope you find these Lenten resources for children helpful in your celebrations this year.
The first thing to understand is that Lent is its own season, it is very different in feel and observances than Easter. So I fully recommend observing Lent first, and trying some of these Lenten activities rather that going straight for the Easter stuff during Lent. Here is an article I wrote on observing Lent first and then celebrating Easter.
This has been the most popular Lenten resource here for a decade now, so if you would like to print one, you can download yours for free here. There are a lot of awesome Catholic traditions for celebrating Mardi Gras too, so I would highly encourage you to check that out!
Counting down the days of Lent or having an activity that lasts the length of the season is a great way to observe Lent with kids! I have a post with all of the Lenten activities that start on Ash Wednesday here. I highly recommend this post! It has tons of great stuff and free printables!
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Many activities start on this day and run through the season of Lent. I also have some special recipe and craft ideas for observing Ash Wednesday with kids. Find all of my Ash Wednesday resources for kids and families here. Setting up a table for the season of Lent is one of my favorite traditions, and a great way to keep the whole home and family focused on the season!
Ours looks different every year, but I always like to put something together. You can see how I set up our Lenten home altar here. You can find my post here with stations of the cross activities for kids. Lots of great resources there! Holy Week is the last week of Lent. The classic stories we all know about for the season of Lent and the stations of the cross… they all happened during Holy Week.
I designed a special book to teach kids about the events of each day of Holy Week! The book is printable, and then kids illustrate it themselves with handprints.
This helps teach them the story of Holy Week, and also becomes a keepsake for years to come!
Lesson Plans for Lent—Free Printables
The book is called Holy Week In Handprints and you can download yours here!Holy Week Picture Puzzle Activity. Modern day photos and picture for Holy Week and Easter made into a sequence puzzle for learning the story. Helps younger children who don't easily understand that this did happen some 2, years ago!
Meaning of Holy Week. Jesus Crown. Easter Basket and pop-in chick. Learn about the '40 days' of Lent including history, traditions and special days in Lent. Also fun '40' Bible facts! Gr Mrs. D's Magic Cross NT, lenten preparation - the cross: crucifixion and resurrection Fun and amazing cross craft project. Really easy, and what a suprise when you're done! No material preparation.
Get your "Ticket to Heaven! For Christians, what were the 2 most important things served at the meal? Teacher background and picture for the greatest painting of The Last Supper. What did Jesus do for Lent? What a great learning activity! Easy and fun. Only special material is a craft stick. Have some folding fun.
Super easy learning aid. Story, questions for your class, and a prayer. Special Material: needs a straw. Really simple, fun, one-piece, 3-D palm branch. Sturdy enough to be held and waved to welcome Jesus. Unique activity coloring page base is super easy to color AND cut!
Really clever kid's craft! What is Holy Week? What does Holy Week Mean? Did Jesus celebrate Holy Week? Why is Good Friday good? Get the answers here. Symbols explained.Important Days During Lent - Bible Story for Children - Holy Tales Bible Stories
Option for older kids to cut it out. Glitter is a great option too.Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials. Are you getting the free resources, updates, and special offers we send out every week in our teacher newsletter? All Categories.
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Grades PreK. Other Not Grade Specific. Higher Education. Adult Education. Digital Resources for Students Google Apps. Internet Activities. English Language Arts. Foreign Language. Social Studies - History. History World History. For All Subject Areas. See All Resource Types. I've always struggled finding a book to explain Ash Wednesday and Lent to my kindergarten students in a way that helped them understand the importance of this time of year.
So, I created one that did just that and now I use it with my students every year! This is perfect for explaining Ash Wednesday. English Language ArtsReligionEaster. PreKKindergarten1 st2 nd. OtherActivitiesPrintables.
Add to cart. Wish List. Ash Wednesday Lent Promise Cross. Students paste the cross in their workbook or on card stock and then lift the flaps to record each promise underneath! A great activity to complete for an. ReligionEaster.
WorksheetsPostersInteractive Notebooks. ActivitiesPrintables.Three complete lesson plans are available—for primary, intermediate, and junior high groups. Children will identify ways that they can act more like Jesus during Lent, explain Lenten practices, such as almsgiving, fasting, and abstinence, and describe the history and meaning behind receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday.
Each lesson outlines objectives and materials and includes conversation points and printable activities.
Our Observing Lent handout is also available to take the message from the classroom to the family. Becky, you only need to fill in the information at the bottom of the post to receive your free lesson plan! Hello I think is absolutely a wonderful material,but at the same time IT is hard to select which is more effective in my class because I have middle school students and high level students, please would you recommend any that cover both.
Thanks very much for YOUr help. I really appreciate any advice. I am looking forward to sharing some of the Lenten Lesson Plans with my Catechists this year. Thanks so much for your help.
Thank You, Sandy. Eva, please feel free to share the link to this page with your catechists. Thank you for wanting to share! Sharon, all you have to do is fill out the brief form with your e-mail address above, and an e-mail will be sent to you with download links. Good Morning, I am not sure if this is still available? Thank You. Sister Mary Beth and Chris, all you have to do is fill out the brief form with your e-mail address above, and an e-mail will be sent to you with download links.
Hi Roxanne. Let me know. Hi Sr. You can receive these by filling out the form at the bottom of the post and they will be emailed to you.
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Special Contributor. Liturgy and Sacraments. Joe Paprocki.Grace, thank you for mentioning our countdown! Jen Frost- Thank you so much for the links! I added them here and to the lesson plan for 1st grade on up. Grace, thanks for sharing them! I teach 6th grade RE but most everything I see is for younger grades. Can you point me in the right direction? Paulette- There are several activities for older children that are posted. What do you need? Lots of upper grade worksheets under Worksheets.
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