Celebrating Lent and the Resurrection: Family Resources 2015
The Lenten season is nearly upon us– it nearly caught me by surprise because it’s a bit earlier this year. Ash Wednesday is February 18th with Easter landing on April 5th.
If you’ve never celebrated Lent before, check out this explanation of what it is and consider observing this important season of the Christian faith this year. Plus a bonus of how to talk to your kids about it!
If you’re looking for family-friendly resources, we’re here to offer you our yearly round-up. We’ll add as we find more, but here’s what we have to start you off!
1. Why You May Really Need to Celebrate Lent This Year (+ Free Family-Friendly Devotional + Jesus Tree Ornaments) by Ann Voskamp
2.Sense of the Resurrection by ohAmanda (from the maker of Truth in the Tinsel)
4. Make a geoboard cross as a reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for our sin.
5. Make a set of Resurrection Eggs.
6. Make Resurrection Day baskets.
7. Plant a Resurrection garden.
8. Use our series of Passion Week devotionals & activities all at once at the very end, or little by little as we move through the Lenten season.
9. Read through the Passion week with the Jesus Storybook Bible by Home with the Boys.
10. Lent Play. After 7 years of playing with kids, I’m more and more convinced that it is through playing that kids work out their understanding of ideas and experiences. I know that something is confusing to my girls if they end up “playing” something we’ve recently talked about. It’s a beautiful thing to see! While they can easily use their imagination, it’s also fun to offer a few props. What if we created spaces to “play” Lent and Easter?
11. Heart Felt Truths has a felt Easter countdown banner that looks really great. It counts down the Passion Week. They even gave us a special coupon code for you guys! Thanks Whitney!
And one to grow on! Mom and Dad, this one is for you– feed your souls! I always come back to this book to be my companion during the Lenten season.
12. Show Me the Way by Henri Nouwen.