Lent Lessons & Activities for Sunday School

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We want to help you teach kids about Lent. Download our coloring pages, lesson plans, and activities for Lent. Use them in your Sunday School or Children’s Church.

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Lent Lessons for Children’s Church

Lent can be meaningful for kids too! Use these free printables about Lent for Kids church or Sunday School. These lessons are based on the parable stories, this study will help kids find their part in the Kingdom Work of Jesus. Each of the five Lent lessons addresses “walking his ways” with a different theme.

5 Part Lent Series “Walk in His Ways”


Lent Coloring Pages

This Lent Coloring Page will help children learn about making sacrifices in their lives to remember the sacrifice of Jesus. Use this explain Lent for preschoolers in Sunday School or children’s church.


Lent Activities for Sunday School




Creative ideas for Lent from Rebecca Vendetti’s excellent blog


What is Lent?

Lent is the period of the liturgical calendar leading up to Easter. It is more popular with mainline denominations, but many Christian groups embrace the traditions of  the Lenten season.

It’s a time to focus on God and prepare to remember and celebrate Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the grave to save each of us. Many people decide to “give up” things for Lent to help them remember that Jesus gave his life for us, but you can also “take on” doing good things, just like Jesus did.

Is Lent Biblical?

Sometimes I get this question (or complaint) from independent-type churches who don’t follow a traditional church calendar. Obviously, this is an issue every family or local church has the Christian freedom to decide. Here’s our opinion as a ministry that aims to serve all churches:

This season leading up to the Holy Week is not required in the Bible. The ideas behind the celebration are definitely biblical — prayer, fasting, a period of remembering Jesus’ sacrifice. From the Early Church onward, believers have marked the time leading up to the Crucifixion as a special part of the year for remembering the mission of Christ.

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Making Lent a Meaningful Season for Kids

We offer the following background and ideas for making the most of the Lenten season in your children’s ministry. Don’t miss our Lent lessons and coloring pages. Lent is the season leading up to the Holy Week For many years the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday has been honored as the time of […]


7 thoughts on “Lent Lessons & Activities for Sunday School”

  1. Thank you so very much for your gifts of information. As a teacher of the one-room Sunday School, I feel very blessed to have your resources as an aid and guide. I thank God for putting you in the way.

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  2. Rev. Tony Kummer, I am blessed to go through your bible lessons on ministry-to-children. very crispy and apt for children.
    Rev. M. D. Johnson,
    India

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  3. Hi Tony
    I teach Sunday School at an International Church in Kampala, Uganda. We’ve just decided to focus on Lent during this season (a tradition that may or may not normally be recognized by our very diverse, mostly lay-lead, church).
    I’m preparing a Sunday School lesson today, but will also get to present a “kid-friendly” 30 minute sermon to the whole church on the first Sunday of March. I’ll use your “Parable of the Two Sons” lesson for Sunday School. Do you have any other resources that you think would be helpful to me as I prepare to speak to both adults and kids on the topic “An Introduction to Lent”?
    Thanks,
    Lindsay

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