Activities for Families Throughout Lent

Here are some things that I've seen you guys do to help keep your families on track for lent!

Here you will find directions on how to make a salt dough crown of thorns with toothpicks. Every time your child makes a sacrifice, he or she removes a toothpick from the crown!Karen Edmisten posted about their Sacrifice beans- for every sacrifice your child makes, he or she places a bean in the jar. Find the details and other ideas for lent here.

Pondered in my Heart made a Mercyful Cross, the idea being that you cover the cross by the end of lent with flowers representing sacrifices and works of mercy. Get the details here.

Our Domestic Church made this really cool yule tide Lenten log to count down the weeks of lent similar to an advent wreath. Go to her site to read all the symbolism behind it.

Jessica at Shower of Roses shares her Jesse tree turned Jesus tree. She goes through week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6, and week 7. For each day she shows a close up of the ornament, a bible reading, and shares a link to a coordinating coloring page.
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  1. I just love your blog!!! Thank you so much for putting these all together for us!

  2. I really like your blog. You have a lot of great info here!

  3. Thanks so much for all the compiling you do of the great ideas for celebrations. Its so awesome to have a place to come for lots of Catholic ideas. :)

  4. Oooooooooooooooo I really like that salt dough crown of thorns with toothpicks! Great idea! :)

  5. Thanks for the great resources! You have done a great job of adding pictures and I will be using that Crown of Thorns recipe myself tomorrow!

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  6. Thank you for all the Lenten resources that you are sharing. We have found it easier to use a grapevine wreath for our Crown of Thorns. A photo can be seen here,

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