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These Lent Activities for Kids can help your little ones form good habits while learning to be more like Jesus!
Lent Activities For Kids
Are you looking for a cute kids' activity for Lent? We always do Resurrection Rolls as one of our family traditions, but I love hearing what other families do!
Reader Jenny sent in this Lent idea for kids and we thought it was super cute and wanted to share:
During Lent many families prepare for Easter by deciding on something to sacrifice or working to become better and more like Jesus. One way to get kids involved in this concept is this cute activity!
Giving Meaning to Lent for Kids
The activity is simple – set out a jar for each child. Beside the jar set out a bowl filled with beans or pom poms or anything else you like (Beads, buttons, anything will work!) and give the kids a challenge to strive for.
Here are some ideas to use to fill your jar:
- Do a Good Deed
- Help Someone
- Respect Someone's Wishes (Like when a sibling hollers to STOP – and they actually stop) 😉
- Be Kind
- Forgive Someone
- Make a Sacrifice
Anytime the kids do a good deed – you can let them know you noticed and allow them to move a pom-pom from the bowl into their own personal jar.
As Lent goes on – they focus more on doing good and hopefully some good habits form. On Easter morning – the puffballs in the jar are replaced by pieces of candy! You could do jellybeans, or chocolates. Or if you want to avoid candy, you could do a mix of stickers, fruit snacks, and other little items.
There is another more involved version of this Lent Idea called the Jellybean Prayer Jar. In that craft each color jellybean takes on a special meaning and kids add them to the jar when they do the matching deeds or prayers. Easter Morning ends with the parents adding a bunch of white jellybeans which stand for God's Grace – since God's Grace can't be earned. (They could only add colored beans during Lent).
I'd love to hear any Lent Activities for Kids that have been a success in your family!
See How to Make Resurrection Rolls the night before Easter 🙂
Easter Menu Plan (Don't miss the Banana Pudding – it's SO good!)