Lent is the 40 days before Easter (not including Sundays) that are a time for reflection, spiritual practices, and preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Below are resources and links for parents/caregivers and local churches.
Lent Playlists for families are available here.
Resources for Families and Ministry Leaders
Dear Adults who are investing in the faith of children:
The resources below are intended to help you grow in your own faith as well as support the children you care for. Incorporate as few or as many as you wish and you have the time and energy for. You may have additional traditions or faith expressions that you want to incorporate as well. These playlists are here to assist and guide you.
Resources for Families:
Walking through Holy Week with Preschoolers - information and activities
Ash Wednesday bonfire at home
Learn about how to Create a Prayer Space at home
Make pretzels and learn about their meaning during Lent.
Journey Box from A Sacred Home
Read Make Room by Laura Alary ($)
This is the Mystery of Easter by Amelia Richardson Dress
Twas the Morning of Easter by Glenys Nellist ($)
Playlists to learn more about spiritual practices.
Resources for Ministry Leaders:
Lent in a Bag - Use the items in the bag as a tangible way to celebrate Lent
Faithful Families Lent & Easter Reflections from Traci Smith ($)
Lent Resources from Christine V. Hides (Subscribe to her email for the resource. I love her emails with great ideas!)
Weaving Faith in Lent by Christine V. Hides
Additional great ideas from the Rio Texas Conference
Lent at Home in Community from GenOn ($)
The Season of Lent from Emily Delikat ($)
Family Resources from Illustrated Ministry (coloring pages, family devotionals) ($)
Celebrate a Deep Blue Family Easter from Cokesbury ($)
Easter Egg Hunts and Community Outreach Events
How to Reinvent Your Easter Egg Hunt, for Good - ideas for a different kind of Easter Egg Hunt
Blessing of the Easter Eggs - ideas for a church/community Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Egg Blessing for the Home