Talking about Lent with children has always been a difficult topic for me. While Christmas is a time of celebration and joy…Lent, to me, has always seemed heavy and dark. Perhaps because we often spend so much of Lent focusing on the death of Jesus. But Lent is not just about the crucifixion. Lent is about letting go of the distractions in our lives so that we can renew our focus on God. It’s about choosing to spend 40 days walking side by side with Jesus!
In this video I share some ideas of how you can experience Lent with the children in your life!
Links mentioned in the video:
- Ralph Milton’s Lectionary Story Bibles
- With GOD, All Things Are Possible– a daily family Lent devotional
- Prayer ideas here on Childhood Spirituality
- A Lenten Calendar with daily Fast/Pray/Give ideas (geared for adults)
Join the discussion! How are you sharing Lent with your family? What ideas do you have for connecting fasting and giving? What forms of prayer do you use with your children? I’d love to hear your thoughts!