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Tagged With: Lent

My Lenten Promise Activity

I know that I’ve been away for what seems like forever.  It’s been months, in fact.  I’m back though!!  I have something for all of you, my loyal readers and followers.

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This is a freebie for Lent.  I know we’re now into Holy Week, so there’s not much time left to use this.  However, it’s a great activity for the religious classroom or at home with the family.  This is a set of journal pages or a writing activity.  They come in 2 types of lines for a variety of ages/grades.  

You can write your promises on the lines for each aspect of Lent….prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  It can be done daily, weekly, or just once during the Lent season.

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Enjoy!!


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40 Days of Lent

I know this is rather last minute, but I have a free printable for you to use at home or in your classroom for Lent.

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I’m calling this a color-by-number, but it’s not really that.  LOL  Once space is colored in for each day of Lent.  Certain spaces are specific colors.  When completed at the end of Lent, it’ll be a picture that represents Lent/Easter.  There is a key so that you know what color each space should be colored.

If you’re interested in downloading this, please just click the cover image above!!

 

 

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Ash Wednesday Fun and Learning

Last night’s lesson was all about Ash Wednesday and how it’s the first day of Lent.  Advent and Lent are always interesting concepts to teach the kids when it’s all about “waiting” and “preparing”.  At their age, they’re just ready for Santa and the Easter Bunny.  They soak up the information like sponges!!

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After our discussion about Lent, we focused on Ash Wednesday and did this activity page.  Since we attend mass as part of class on Ash Wednesday, it’s important the kids know all about the ashes so they know what to expect.  After that, we practiced for mass….several times!!  Our final activity was a little craft that I made for the kids.  They colored the pictures to look like themselves and then we took black paint and put a cross on the foreheads with their thumb.

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To see the a few of the final projects, just click here to see them on Instagram.  You don’t have to have an account and it’s worth it because they’re just adorable for being 3-5 years old!!

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Lent Begins

Today we begin to celebrate Lent with….

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May you all have a happy and blessed Lenten season!!

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Easter Lesson

Tonight, I taught about Easter and the events leading up to it.  It seems like this lesson is even harder to get across than Christmas is.  Mind you, we started this with Ash Wednesday and Lent.  They still want the candy and the Easter Bunny!!  I honestly thing that maybe at their age, death is a little hard to understand and comprehend.  

I did a worksheet/activity sheet for Palm Sunday (review), Holy (Maundy) Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.  These were brief because of their age, but show the progression of events.  I then discussed Jesus dying on the cross and how he was buried and rose (and that the resurrection was what Easter really is).  I actually think that they got most of this.  In the classes leading up to this and when we do prayer, the kids love the cross.  So, I chose to do Jesus on the cross for our craft project.

I chose to do the resurrection set from Catholic Icing.  We only did Jesus on the cross and we did it without a tp roll.  If you use card stock and tape it on the inside, it stands perfectly!!  They absolutely loved this!!  Also to craft an event of Holy Week, one could do The Last Supper craft, also from Catholic Icing.  I know this is post too late for many to use, but don’t forget that last year, I created several items for Lent and they can be used through Holy Week and Easter.  Please just do a “search” for them.  There’s also a Sequence the Events of Holy Week game.

I’ve also created my first lens on Squidoo!!  It’s just a very basic one until I get used to it and learn my way around the features more.  I’d be happy if you checked out A Christian Easter and let me know what you think.  Please keep in mind that this is my first one and that I’m hoping to do more as I learn the process.  Finally, this is a craft that I’m considering doing with my class next year.  I think it’s a great one and I found it because I have the site pinned on one of my Pinterest boards!!  This on is an Easter Resurrection Bible Craft in color or black/white.  There’s even a coloring page.  Had I found this pinned  before class tonight, this is what we’d have done.  No matter, they loved what we did and I’m glad that there’s choices out there for us and for free too!!.

What did you do at home or in your religion class for Holy Week and/or Easter??

 

 

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Week in Review

I’ve had a great week….and pretty interesting one too.  I decided it’d be a great time to get caught up and do some blogging!!

The race was rain delayed on Sunday and was supposed to happen on Monday at noon.  However, it was later announced that they were going to go for a 7pm race time.  I’ve gotta say this was a Daytona 500 that will go down in history!!  It was the first time in 58 years that the race had even been rain delayed.  Then the action during the race was crazy and bizarre!! 

Jimmie Johnson was wrecked on lap 2.  Jeff Gordon lost an engine.  There were some pretty big wrecks.  Oh, and let’s not forget the red flag that stopped all the cars on the backstretch!!  Juan Pablo Montoya was coming off pit road and hit one of the jet dryers on the track.  It caused a huge fire.  Once they finally got it put out, they had to repair the track.  I think it was about a 2 hour stop.  The funniest part of the whole thing was that Brad Keselowski was on Twitter and taking photos during the red flag!!

Photo By PIERRE DUCHARME/REUTERS

The very best part of the race is that Dale Jr finished in 2nd place!!  He had an awesome win and I’m so happy.  It was exciting to see.  Matt Kenseth won the race, which is just fine for that WI boy.  It’s going to be Jr’s year though!!

Photo by Rainier Ehrhard

In other news, I lost 3 lbs. this week!!  I’m feeling so awesome and I’m really happy.  I didn’t realize I felt “bad” until I felt so good!!  Yesterday, I started having serious digestion issues.  Then tonight at dinner, I just couldn’t eat at all.  Every bite I took, it got stuck in my throat.  Suddenly I had to RUN and it all came up.  I puked 3 times!!  It’s the first time since I’ve had the surgery that it happened.  My thought is that I have a stomach virus because my whole stomach is upset.  Not something I want to do again though and I must say, it wore me out and I’m so ready for bed now!!

Religion class is going great and I’m hoping to get some of our activities posted soon.  Just so much to keep up with right now.  If you’re looking for things for Lent though, please utilize my “search” feature in the column on the right.  I’ve shared many things over my blogging time and it’s all still available for you to use.  I want the kids to benefit from the things that I’ve used or found over the years!!

I guess that’s all for now.  More to come soon.  Have a great weekend!!

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Ash Wednesday

Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.
– Genesis 3:19


I hope that you all have a very blessed Ash Wednesday and that you’re ready to celebrate the season of Lent.  I’ll be taking my class to mass tonight and I think that they’re ready.  We practiced our mass behavior last week and they were doing really well with it.


What are you giving up for Lent??  Believe it or not, I’m still undecided.  I always try to make it something meaningful.  Something in the true spirit of Lent.  This year, I just don’t know.  I have no doubts that I’ll figure it out very soon.  Leave me a comment and let me know how you’ll be celebrating Lent!!

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Lent Lessons: Ash Wednesday

I had to do my Ash Wednesday lesson last week.  The reason for that is because tomorrow, on Ash Wednesday, we’ll be in mass for class.  I like the kids to know ahead of time what it’s all about and what to expect at mass.  While I was planning my lesson last week, I came across some great materials that I’d like to share with you.  I’m going to start with the first lesson for Lent with Ash Wednesday.  Then, I’ll do one for Lent itself and then I’ll do one for Holy Week, and I’ll conclude with Easter.  So if you need lesson helps….stay tuned!!

There’s a Bible study lesson for Ash Wednesday.  You might also want to know that they have them for each cycle, in case you want to use them in the future.  You can find a great coloring page at CatholicMom.com and if you browse around, you’ll find more materials that can be used in class or at home.  There is also a spirit of Ash Wednesday coloring page to print out.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Ash Wednesday to enhance your lesson or give more information to the kids, go to Associated Content to find several related articles.  Find out What is Ash Wednesday? from About.com and get answers to some of your questions or questions from the kids.

There are a couple of great coloring pages, including separate ones for a girl or boy receiving their ashes.  You can find lots of great printables to use at home or in school too.  There’s no lack of coloring pages!!  You can find another here.

I can’t totally leave Lent out of this section though.  Since Ash Wednesday is the 1st day of Lent, you might be interested in some of these resources.  I found this great printable Lenten calendar for children.  The same blog has one other activity to start at the beginning of Lent for almsgiving.  You can also find some crafty Lent preparation ideas.  There’s also a fantastic Lenten path available to print in color or b/w.

One can find a Lenten Prayer Challenge or Lenten Activity Calendar for mission that could suit many purposes.  Finally, there’s no way to leave Laura off a list of resources!!

There really is so much out there for Lent if you look.  And when you do find something, they have so many possibilities if you don’t just look at the obvious.  One of my favorite searches was all the calendars for Lent.  They can be made in so many ways and of so many things.  So many great family and kid projects!!

What you find here is just a small portion of the resources available.  Unfortunately, it takes quite a bit of looking to find them.  Maybe this can be the year that we take a stand and make it “cool” to go to dinner with ashes on your forehead or sacrifice something that means the most (to them)…..like cell phones!!

More to come to make a great Lent season!!


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