Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Observing Lent with the Kiddos

credit: catholicicing.com
I'm still alive! These past two weeks have been hectic, so the Mom Squad Blog has taken a back seat. I wish I could have posted about Lent last week at this time, but alas, better late than never, right?

Our kids are so bombarded with eggs, bunnies, chickies, candy and a regurgitation of pastels on Easter that it can feel like we're fighting a losing battle to preserve this holiest of holy days as an actual holy day! We have a secret weapon though- LENT!  We have 40 days to prepare their little hearts and minds for what we are really celebrating on that glorious Sunday.

Here are a ton of ideas on how to make Lent more interactive for the kids. Again, I wish I would've posted these a week ago. I hate starting a few days in. It makes it feel like cheating, BUT when Easter rolls around, the blessings and graces will surely be the same, even if we missed a couple of days.

My favorite ideas from CatholicIcing.com:

The Lenten Countdown Calendar - It's like a Christian Candy Land!
Stations of the Cross Eggs - The Stations of the Cross have always been one of my favorite parts of Lent. So beautiful!
Almsgiving Craft - A good way for the kids to save up $4.00 to give to the poor.

And if you're not Catholic, don't sweat it! These activities are perfect for any Christian family that wants to make this season of Lent 40 days of drawing closer to Jesus.

1 comment:

  1. Christian Candy Land?? I never thought of it that way until now, but you're absolutely right!!! :)