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!


42 thoughts on “Lenten Activities for Kids {Part 2}

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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 :)

  4. 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!

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  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. What a nice idea, thank you for sharing! I would be interested in seeing the activity book, and especially the page numbers for the readings in the Children’s Bible Reader for each day in lent. jenndigiacomo (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Hello! I know this is an old post but I’m hoping maybe Sylvia could pass this on so you could email me the information to go along with the Lenten Poster, like the scripture verses and symbols, Etc. thank you! avsiegel@gmail.com

  10. i also just came across this and was wondering if you could send me the info for the daily readings, symbols, etc. I really want to create some sort of Lenten advent calendar but am a little intimidated about coming up with all of the resources so close to Lent starting. Thanks so much! My email is stephanie.petrides@gmail.com

  11. I know this post is quite old, but if you’re still sharing I would LOVE to see your Lenten Activity Book and Lent Poster. Thank you! brianandbethstipp at gmail dot com

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