Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Lenten Journey for Kids

This project evolved from a previous post - the EGG-straordinary Rosary Project for Lent . I simply used links to various coloring pages, Stations of the Cross carousels, and other ideas to create a Lenten Journey Book for Kids.

You will find the necessary links below:

Stations of the Cross coloring pages for all of the stations.

Stations of the Cross carousel - a great way to display the colored pages.

Lamb of God Lenten Calendar uses cotton balls on a cute lamb print-out.

Walk the Lenten Path  to countdown the days, put a sticker on each square every day.

Almsgiving Activity for Children During Lent fill this cross-shaped craft with coins.

Catholic Rosary coloring pages to print. Includes Luminous Mysteries and much more!

Catholic Rosary Diagram page to color.

Sign of the Cross diagram and coloring page.

Our Father - prayer coloring sheet.

Hail Mary - prayer coloring page.

The Materials for My Lenten Journey for Kids are few:

  • Purple construction paper
  • Coloring sheets printed from the various links
  • Crayons, markers, or chalk
  • Stickers
  • Stapler

Construction of the My Lenten Journey for Kids is simple:

  • Using one sheet of construction paper, design the cover of your book.
  • Print out the coloring pages and assemble into desired order
  • Construct book by stacking front cover, coloring pages and back cover.
  • Staple or bind together using ribbon. You could also place in a 3-ring binder and, using protective sheet covers,  assemble into a sturdy book where the pages are taken out to be colored and then placed back into the book.

The My Lenten Journey for Kids project will last all of Lent. Use it with the EGG-straordinary Rosary Project for Lent from a previous post, for added effect:

  • Use a Lenten countdown calendar to mark the days of Lent.
  • Learn the prayers of the rosary.
  • Concentrate on a single mystery every day - 20 days total.
  • Concentrate on the Stations of the Cross, coloring one per day.
  • Add a list of personal sacrifices, prayers, and alms giving.
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UPDATE for Lent of 2014 - check out my Stations of the Cross Craft