Lenten Activities for Kids {Part 2}

Last week, I was talking with one of my friends on Facebook about different Lenten activities for kids and she shared some wonderful ideas with me. I asked her if she would be willing to write a guest post for Adventures of an Orthodox Mom with some those ideas. She agreed and you can read her post below! I hope you enjoy her ideas as much as I have!

Great Lent Poster for Kids

This is a Great Lent poster Ace made in Sunday School a few years ago. It’s a quick and simple educational project!

I’m Lindsay (Anna) and Sylvia asked me to write a guest post for her wonderful blog on how I try to make Lent more meaningful for my children. My husband and I have two children, Evanthia (age 6) and Aristithi (age 2 ½) and we attend St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Peoria, AZ.

1)Each year I create a Lenten Activity Book. I find various icons or pictures to color, word searches, mazes and activity pages relating to a bible reading each day. I print the pages and have them spirally bound so this book is easy to use and stays nice and neat. Each day my daughter spends time doing a page and she also can take the book to church to work on. Some days are busier than others so I don’t worry if she doesn’t do every single page. My daughter (who is 6) asked me a few days ago to make her a book again this year. I’ll be adding some new pages using this site. If you’d like to see the activity book I created last year, leave a comment with your email address and I’ll send it to you.

2)Last year I created a Lenten poster similar to this. For each day of Lent there is a scripture verse and page number for The Children’s Bible Reader (leave your email address in the comment section for this as well). There is also a symbol listed in case I ever want to create a Lenten Jesus Tree. I also included something to count for the day (icons in the house, windows, door knobs, etc). The number of pennies would be kept in a donation jar to donate to the church at the end of Lent. I also have a chart that has all of this information in case I don’t want to hang up the poster in my house. (E-mail me if you want this.)

3)I also have a 2 ½ year son who has a hard time paying attention in church. I printed these Holy Week icon cards which he loves! My daughter still loves to play with them, too. I had them laminated so they’ll last for several years.

The OCA website also has a great resource called Journey to Pascha that could be used at home or for Sunday School.

Have a blessed Lent!

If you would like to write a guest post for Adventures of an Orthodox Mom, please send an email to Sylvia{at}OrthodoxMom{dot}com with the subject line GUEST POST. Thank you!

 

Comments

  1. Hey Lindsay, thanks for the wonderful ideas. I would love to see your Lenten Tree and activity book. My email address is shreveportjf@aol.com. Thanks again.Ashley

  2. Great post! I'd love to see your activity book: ptitsa_br @ yahoo .comthanks!

  3. I'd like to see it to please! :)

  4. I would love to see the Lenten tree and activity book also. Thank you! christinademos@yahoo.com

  5. This is so great, thank you for sharing! Please send me the information to magdallia@hotmail.com . God bless you, Marian

  6. Sounds great! I've been creating a binder with my children during this Lent. I hope that next year, I'll have something more solid that I can spiralbind like you did, Lindsey.

  7. God has greatly gifted youI enjoyed visiting your blogGod Bless; http://westbob.blogspot.com/2010/02/encourager-part-1.html

  8. Great ideas! I too have a 6 year old (plus 3 more that are younger) and I would love to see the activity book. My email is sarahgnash@gmail.com. Thanks!

  9. I would love to see your Lenten Tree and activity book. My email address is alexa.grigore@yahoo.com

  10. I'd love to see your activity book! Thanks for sharing!emfrow at sbcglobal dot net

  11. As you can see, we're interesting in as many extra resources as we can find! Please include me too! If you have the activity book and Lenten tree as electronic files, maybe we can add them to our online sites for folks to download directly? (Scribd or blogs)May you be blessed abundantly for sharing ~ Many thankseleniemarie@gmail.comhttp://www.scribd.com/group/73436-orthodox-christian-education

  12. Sylvia and Lindsay, I can't tell you how thrilled I am to stumble across this Blog and the children's ideas for Lent. Thank you, thank you. I'd love to see the Lenten activity book and Tree. Here is my email annajo65@gmail.com Thanks again!Anna Harrington WW WashingtonMom of 3 :)

  13. I would love to see your activity book. Another source of inspiration is so nice to have!Lisalddouma(at)hotmail(dot)com

  14. Sylvia, your creativity is really such a blessing to all of us! Thank so much for sharing your ideas!

  15. Hi Lindsay, Loved your ideas. Very interested in seeing your Lenten tree and activity book. My e-mail address is ddavs@zbzoom.net. Many Thanks. Diane

  16. If I missed sending anyone the requested e-mails, let me know. My e-mail is lvardalos@gmail.com

  17. I would love to see this if it's not too late – Thanks so much!-EdithEdithEmily1@yahoo.com

  18. I teach Sunday school and I would love to see your Lenten tree and activity book. My email address is ems0519@cox.net. Thank You!

  19. Hi Lindsay. Please send me a copy of your activity book…what a great idea! marianne_hanna@hotmail.comThanks

  20. Can you please send me the activity book and icon cards. Thanks! gingera@hotmail.com

  21. I would love to see all that you have to offer. all your ideas are wonderful. Looking forward to getting them. God Bless. my email is amtaracido@msn.comThanks again.Masha

  22. I just saw this post. Can you please email me the info? God bless. mossere@etown.edu

  23. I am also two years late. Please, I would love to see the book especially, but the other ideas would be wonderful, too, please.natalie_helen@optusnet.com.auThanks!

  24. i would like to see the activity book you created for Lent as well as any other activity such things you have – ill be prepared for next year!

  25. I’m not sure if you still have a copy of this, but if you do, could you e-mail it to me? esbrad@gmail.com Thanks!

  26. Heather S says:

    I would like to see your activity book hjsaltas@gmail.com

  27. Katie Van Harten says:

    Love your ideas. I teach 1st and 2nd grade at St. Basil Greek Orthodox church in Orange County CA. I would to see your Lenten activity book. Please send me some info. Thank you

  28. Katie Van Harten says:

    I would love to see your activity book. vanhartenk@msn.com

  29. This is a topic which is near to my heart… Take care!
    Where are your contact details though?

  30. Thank you. My email is athenak@shaw.ca

  31. alexandra says:

    Thank you for the great ideas!
    I have a 7,6,5 year old and I teach Sunday school at a Greek Orthodox Church for 1st graders. I would love to see your Lenten Tree and activity book. Thank you again for sharing

  32. Dalia Fam says:

    What a beautiful idea! I would love to see your Lenten Tree and Activity Book for Lent. My email is daliafam@gmail.com. Thank you!

  33. I would really love to see your activity book and to use it with my kids.
    My email is brankobos@gmail.com

  34. Rosie Ruiz says:

    Thank you for sharing your great ideas! I’d love to see your activity book!

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