Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lenten family activities

I had stopped searching, but then while looking at something else on the Internet, I ran across a link to a free e-book with Lenten activities. These are the kinds of ideas I was talking about. They are simple and family (or small group)-oriented.

The e-book was supposed to be a one-day offer, but it looks to be still in effect, as I had no trouble downloading the PDF file here. It's only 15 pages.

Here are a few examples:

11. Take a nature walk and collect items that could remind you of the life of Jesus. For example, two sticks could be put together as a cross, a thorn could represent the crown on Jesus' head and a stone could remind the children of the big stone that rolled in front of Jesus' tomb.

26.Help your child understand why Jesus was called "the Lamb of God" (His role as the unblemished sacrifice: Ex. 12:21-24; John 1:29; 1 Cor. 5:7-8). With your child, make a lamb. Glue cotton balls to a small paper plate, then add pink and black construction-paper eyes, ears, muzzle, nose and hooves.

2 comments:

  1. I have always thought that there were more family Lenten activities than Advent ones. I shared a few on my blog lately, but there are many more. We have enjoyed making a Lenten calendar, or a chain with "good deeds" or little sacrifices to do each day.

    I think I have now officially decided that my favorite tradition will be planting the grass seeds. Seeing that grass grow is the most uplifting thing imaginable.

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  2. I like the grass idea as well. We actually had some traditions growing up, but it seemed like they were pretty close to Easter and not leading up to it.

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