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Need another resource? Looking for advice? Please contact Kathy Pittenger.
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.
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. The digital faith formation playlists are here to assist and guide you.
Faithful Families for Lent, Easter, & Resurrection is a wonderful book that can be included in an at-home box or for meaningful experiences at church. Michigan UM Churches can receive a discount from Chalice Press. Contact Kathy Pittenger for ordering information.
Lent & Holy Week @ Home
Prayer practices and activities for families to use at home during Lent.
#pictureLent daily visio divina visuals for all ages
A Sacred Home provides subscription boxes for families (that can also be ordered in bulk by churches). Their Lent box, Draw Near, provides resources for families to "wonder, play, create, and pray together." $
Use these Resurrection Eggs from Traci Smith in a way to share symbols of the story without the violent details of Jesus' torture and death. They are also included in Chapter 6 of Faithful Families for Lent, Easter, & Resurrection.
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