This post is probably one of my most-pinned of all time.
I guess we are a people searching for ways to show Christ to our kids.
Ask and you shall receive. Click on this link to open the PDF, save and then print: Lent sacrifices for kids
So, how do they work? We printed our cards, laminated them (because, Type A) and placed them in a basket. Each evening, the kids draw a card from the basket and that’s our family sacrifice for the following day. Now, once our kids enter fourth or fifth grade, we expect them to have at least one Lenten practice they can sustain for 40 days. The basket is just bonus for them. Last year, our oldest gave up his pillow for 40 days. He said Easter Sunday’s night of rest never felt better! This year, there’s talk of Daily Mass at 0630. We shall see. Final wagers are still being placed.
If you’re a catechist, religious education teacher, Catholic school teacher, homeschooling parent or the like, you’re welcome to share, print and use as much as you’d like. Just don’t sell them and pass them off as your own!
Whatever you and your children choose to do this Lenten season, I pray your prayer life, fasting and alms giving does one important thing: brings you closer to Christ.