Lenten 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:
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.
Living 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.
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.
Observing 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.
Family 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: