Ready or not, Lent will be here before we know it. Make the most of the Lenten season with prayer, fasting, almsgiving, and, hopefully, some of the projects and activities below:
- Lenten Lapbooks are a great hands-on project for younger kids’ journey through Lent. Be creative and customize for each student.
- Color and add this printable Stations of the Cross booklet to your lapbook, or just tuck it in a pocket or purse.
- Family in Feast and Feria’s Lent for Children: A Thought a Day booklet also makes a nice addition to any Lenten Lapbook.
- Stations of the Cross votive candles are a fun way to make the Stations at home with the family.
- Here’s a plan for listening to Matthew, Mark, Luke & John using the Truth & Life Dramatized Audio Bible, but could easily be done by reading.
- Make a Lenten milagros cross. No limits on this project. Ours is quilted wall hanging.
- It’s that time of year. Make a First Communion banner with your child. We always gave it as a gift to our priest.
A special day for us in Lent is St. Joseph’s Day:
- Get ready for St. Joseph’s Day and really get to know him by making a St. Joseph Lapbook.
- Make a visit to the Virtual St. Joseph Altar and learn all about the beautiful St. Joseph Altar tradition. When you decide to do one yourself this year, be sure to send me a pic!
- Get the little ones involved with this 3D cut and color St. Joseph Altar.
Save these activities for Holy Week:
- We make this super simple Paschal candle every year. Get your candle ready and as soon as the new 2015 art is posted, I will post a link here.
- The chocolate Crown of Thorns is a Holy Week tradition in our home.
- This Last Supper craft by Catholic Icing is one of our favorite Lenten crafts.
- The Shroud of Turin is a fascinating glimpse into the passion and death of Christ.