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Lent with Kids!

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ff54e4e9710214a326391e99_640x148Lenten Activities for Children

The Christian season of Lent is the time when we prepare to celebrate Easter. We spend extra time talking with and listening to God in prayer, reading our Bibles, serving others, and, sometimes, giving up things we enjoy.

Pockets would like to invite children and families to take part in different Lenten studies this year. Here are some ideas and activities:

f56cc4130fff846a6abcc9c9_180x280 Lenten Prayer Calendar

This calendar has ideas of people to pray for, scriptures to memorize, and activities for Lent and the first few days of the Easter season.

Visit Pockets Lenten Prayer Calendar to get the whole family involved in prayer this Lenten season.

 


8f7073292fb0cbd6839dd4f5_181x189Living Lent with Family Time

If your family hasn’t tried any special practices for Lent in the past or hasn’t decided on any practices for this year, check out these suggestions and talk about how you’d like to observe Lent as a family.

 


eec2b0c6cf42313d20d6e01e_209x212Lenten Pretzels

Pretzels are a traditional food for Lent. One reason is that pretzels are shaped like two arms crossed in prayer. (Instead of folding their hands like we often do now, early Christians crossed their arms over their chests when they prayed.) Get the family together and bake up your own batch of Lenten pretzels by following our simple recipe.

 


f45aee57aa48d62dca822945_208x280Observing Lent In Your Family

Ash Wednesday, February 10, marks the beginning of the six-week observance of Lent in the church. Lent culminates in the events of Holy Week, leading up to the great exultation of Easter Sunday. 

Pockets has worked on providing ideas for observing Lent at home with your children. Find these ideas here. 

 


c6110d42ec5950718231a2bd_179x280Family Easter Worship Center

Are you looking for a fun activitiy for the whole family?

Find out how to make an Easter Worship Center for your family to use on Easter day and the week after Easter. 

 


More Lenten activities for your family and Children’s Ministry:

 

Spending special time with your kids during the season of Lent? Using any of our suggestions and activities? Send your pictures or videos, and tell us about your special time: pockets@upperroom.org

 

8 Comments

  1. Facebook « Pockets
    February 10, 2016 at 8:28 pm Reply

    […] Lent with Kids! […]

  2. Stephanie A. Benavides
    February 10, 2016 at 9:31 pm Reply

    Every week I’ll be doing something different such as giving up my favorite t.v. show
    Donate my old clothes
    Help out a friend or neighbor
    Spend quality time with my family
    Pray everyday night
    Give up complaining

    • Marti Williams
      February 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm Reply

      Thanks for sharing this, Stephanie. Let us know how things go as you journey through the rest of Lent this year.

    • Lynn Gilliam
      February 12, 2016 at 3:21 pm Reply

      That’s great, Stephanie! Blessings to you on your Lenten journey.

  3. Jennifer
    February 11, 2016 at 3:04 am Reply

    We talk about “taking on something for Lent.” Writing cards, giving complements, helping with chores at home.

    • Marti Williams
      February 12, 2016 at 2:28 pm Reply

      What wonderful ways to observe Lent with your kids. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lynn Gilliam
      February 12, 2016 at 3:23 pm Reply

      Those are great ideas, Jennifer! Blessings to your family!

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    February 18, 2016 at 7:03 am Reply

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