Resources for Celebrating Lent for Kids – Updated for 2022

by Christine Sine

Celebrating Lent with kids is a passion for so many people and this list keeps expanding. I have tried to provide a number of activities and devotional suggestions from a variety of theological perspectives. If you know of “must have” additions, please let me know. You might also like to check out my Pinterest Board: Lent and Easter for Kids. I update this regularly throughout the year as I come across new resources that look interesting.


Celebrating Lent With Kids

At Home Ideas by Lilly Lewin

Activities and Resources

Making Easter Eggs

I am not usually a fan of Easter egg hunts, which I often think move the emphasis of Easter from Christ to chocolates and sweets. However, I do think that the making of eggs can be a wonderful way to explain the Easter story to kids. Here are some possibilities:

And some great videos to look at:

Dig Deep For Lent: In some ways, this is an advert for CAFOD but I love the idea of encouraging kids to think about other kids who lack resources and what they could do to help.

This cartoon version is interesting and would probably hold kids attention.

Please check out our complete list of Godspace resources for Lent through Holy Week

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Matt Stone February 19, 2014 - 9:43 pm

I love that picture of the cross. Where did it come from?

Christine Sine February 19, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Matt it comes from an Episcopal church on Camano Island just north of Seattle. It was done at a retreat held by Jeff Johnson

Eva February 20, 2014 - 3:12 am

Thank you – these will be very useful 🙂

charlie1955 February 20, 2014 - 8:31 am

My wife works with upper elementary age kids at church. I will be sharing these ideas with her.

Christine Sine February 20, 2014 - 8:59 am

Thanks Charlie – it is always good to know that people are able to use the resources I post

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