Lent can be meaningful for kids too!
Print our free materials to make the most of this Holy Season. Based on the parable stories, this study will help kids find their part in the Kingdom Work of Jesus. Each of the five lessons addresses “walking his ways” with a different theme.
“Walk in His Ways” Lessons for Lent
Lent Coloring Pages
Sunday School Activities for Lent
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.