This year we are trying to encourage our 7 year old to participate in Lent. Since it is very hard your young children to give up one thing for the entire 40 days, we are having her write down a list of things she can give up. We are then going to have her write them on slips of paper and put the in a jar. Everyday we are going to have her draw from the jar and she wil have to give up that thing for 24 hours.

We are also going to do the Jelly Bean Jar Prayer for both kids. They earn certain color jelly beans for doing certain things (spelled out in the word.doc- click on the Jelly Bean Jar)This should be FUN!

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4 thoughts on “Lent

  1. Hi there, Homeschoolin’ Mom! Thank you for joining our link party, and congratulations on your new blog. Your suggestion of 40 1-day Lenten fasts is a nice one. An added bonus will be that seeing the jar of slips get emptier and emptier will serve as a count-down to Easter! By the way, we don’t have a special “button”, but we’d appreciate it if you could add a link here to my blog and to my co-host Sheila’s (Explore and Express). Thanks!

  2. Your first idea is such a developmentally-friendly way to help children grasp the concept of fasting! I will have to try that with our children as well. Also, the jelly bean idea is creative as well. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of Celebrating Lent!

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