Lenten Sacrifice Ideas and Activities for Kids

This year, my kids are putting together a lent box. What you do is, find any box and have the kids put in their favorite toys, games, or whatever they'd like to sacrifice for lent.

A Lent Box for an older child might look something more like this:

Then, put on the lid and label it "Good-bye for Lent- See You at Easter!".

Find a place in a closet or on a high shelf where it's out of sight. Don't forget to bring it out for opening on Easter! :-)

Also, I just love this sacrifice idea! Check out Karen in Mommyland's Sacrifice Garland for holding everyone accountable. She also has a beautiful Mercy Cross craft that's worth checking out!

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  1. Great idea. I wish I would have thought of this when our boys were little. I know they would have been thrilled to see their favorite toys again on Easter; and then would have been happy when they realized they did something worthwhile for Lent.

  2. I LOVE the idea of the sacrifice box! What a fabulous idea - only since my son is 8, I'll leave it right out in the open so he can "miss" his toys. LACY YOU ROCK!! ~ Kathy

  3. What a great idea! Have a Happy Mardi Gras and a blessed and holy Lent.

  4. Why does the older kid box look like something I'd give up? LOL Are those my sacrifices?

    The idea is a great one, by the way. Have a holy Lent, Lacy.

  5. Thanks for the great ideas! I am going to use the box for my 2 boys. I did the sacrifice garland with my Religion classes today, it is a great visual!

  6. I'm glad you like my Sacrifice Garland. My kids keep talking about it.

  7. Great site! I've basically planned my Lent from your posts! :) Thank you thank you! My 7 yo, 6 yo, and 3 yo are coloring their Lenten countdowns right this minute! :)

  8. Hello, I just found your blog this past weekend and it's amazing! Your ideas and art are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing. I teach in a Catholic school and am using several of your ideas and links for Lent. Thank you again! God bless you!

  9. What a wonderful idea! Love the sacrifice box!

  10. Lacy, your site is very well done, full of treasures and easy to navigate! Bravo to you! We may do this Lent box, it's a great idea. And if we do we will put our Alleluia banner with it when we "bury the Alleluia" for Lent.

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