But we are off to a great start this Lent season, nonetheless! On Tuesday, we celebrated Mardi Gras with some fun crafts that our friends from co-op dropped off. The kids spent much of the afternoon coloring, decorating masks, and making crowns. We then topped off the night with breakfast for dinner...purple, green, and gold pancakes and all!! It was a big treat for everyone!
On Ash Wednesday, we also colored our path to Easter Sunday. You can find this download at Catholic Icing. Each day the kids will be putting a star on the day mark it off. We will also be doing other crafts and activities about every other day to celebrate Lent. These are scheduled into our school days so that I make it a priority to actually do them!
Here are a list of activities to help you do things at home.
- Lent Lapbook (we did this last year and learned a lot!) My link can help with ideas, as I have not created a file for it.
- Sacrifice Beads (we have these made already, but I like to stress their use during this time)
- Prayer Jar
- Way of the Cross (Stations of the Cross) candle craft
- Stations of the Cross coloring book
- Family Chart
- Crown of Thorns
- Sacrifice Jar
- Merciful Cross