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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. Order from your favorite bookseller.
A Sanctified Art Children’s Curriculum for Lent 2023
Lent & Holy Week @ Home
Prayer practices and activities for families to use at home during Lent.
#pictureLent daily visio divina visuals for all ages
Holy Week Resources
Wondering about how to talk with children about Good Friday? While some are comfortable sharing many of the details of the story, others are uncomfortable with the violence and nuance of the crucifixion. On this doc you will find links to several resources with different ways of sharing the story of Good Friday with children in age/developmentally appropriate ways.
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