Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids

I made this printable Lenten calendar for children last year, but it's good for every year including 2011! It's free to print because I love to keep the resources free for all of my readers here at Catholic Icing!

If you'd like to use this for your kids this year to keep track of the days of lent, go ahead and print or save it to your computer- don't wait to do this on Mardi Gras. Last Fat Tuesday this calendar "exceeded reasonable bandwidth" and google docs stopped letting people view it. So lets try and spread it out a little more than that this year. :-)

Last year, my Lenten calendar was used for CCD classes, and in many homes! I loved some of the displays I saw. Check out this one from Lord, Make Me a Saint.

My Lenten calendar was actually translated into Italian last year! Isn't that so cool?! I love the internet! :-)

And my favorite way that I saw it used (and something I am definitely doing with my own children and my preschool class this year) is to put it in a lapbook like Homeschool Goodies! Check this out- very cool!

*UPDATE* One of my readers changed the Lenten calendar up a bit to work for the Byzantine Catholic church! Isn't that cool? You can visit her blog, The Whole Trouble Is for a printable Lenten calendar for Eastern Catholics. Also, Xhonane from Familia Catolica translated it into Spanish, so the Spanish Lenten Calendar is also available to print for free. How awesome is that?!

Let me know if you have another idea on how to use this free resource for Catholic kids! Enjoy! :-)

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  1. I really enjoyed this! I am printing as we speak. This is a great resource for the kids and a great way to follow Lent. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Lacey! I am really excited about this! I wanted to tell you I saw Catholic Icing mentioned in Catechist magazine this month. I was so excited and squealed "I read that every day!!!" I hope that brings you more traffic to your wonderful and inspiring site! God bless you and your family!

  3. I voted! Can we vote more than once?

    Thanks for the link and reminder of what to get ready....lent will come fast!

  4. OK, I should clarify, I voted for YOU!

  5. I just shared your calendar in my post yesterday and I was thinking I wish you had that in Spanish, but now that you shared the one in Italian maybe I should try to translate it myself, if I have time! Congratulations!!

  6. When I try to print this Lenten calendar, it only prints the top portion. No one else here seems to be having that problem...

  7. thank you thank you! I have used this in the past and am happy to see the reminder and print it off again for this year!! I love it!

  8. Awesome, awesome, awesome, I really love the lapbook idea! Thanks for all your inspiration and for making it all so cute!!

  9. Just printed it! I see I am not the only one gearing up for Lent....this is great! Thanks for the lapbook link too!

    I voted for you last week, even though I am really fond of some of the other blogs - but I have to say I get more out of this blog than all the others!

  10. Is it ok to distibute the Lent calendar at my parishes?

  11. Hi Lacey! Thank you for sharing this! I really hope you don't mind if I translate your calendar to spanish. I think it's a masterpiece and my little friends will definitely learn so much from it.
    bobo (blessings and hugs)

  12. Lucy--I did the same thing. Make sure you have the whole document up then print.

    Lacey-We have one of these in a picture frame from last year. It will be on our family altar again. I printed some out for the kiddos to color. My daughter was asking about the fish. So it was a great way to introduce her to the practice of eatting fish during Lent. BTW--- She says thank you:)

  13. Thank you so much for this! I just printed it out. (I also linked to it on my blog and went and voted for you. :) )

  14. Thanks! using this for our Sunday school..I'm sure they will love it!! And saved us some money, which is always great!!

  15. LOVE this calendar idea! My kids are excited to use it, and I feel that it will help me in my own Lenten journey. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Ready Lacy!!

    Your calendar is now offically translated into Spanish!!

    Here is the link:


  17. Thank you, thank you for great printables! Just what I needed for my 2nd grade class!

  18. I'm sorry, I feel a little slow but you wrote that the calendar is good for this year but aren't St. Patrick day too late and March since we are starting in Lent in March this year. I don't know how to edit it before I print out.

  19. Oh, thank you. I'm so glad I found your Catholic blog!!!! I'm using this starting Wed., March 9. Ryan, you don't need to change the numbers. They represent the 40 days of lent, not the numbers on a calendar. Hope that helps (i.e. #1 will be colored on Wednesday, March 9, 2011).

  20. I'm still confused. Isn't St. Patrick's day day 8 of Lent this year? But the calendar has it at day 29. Can someone help before I print.

  21. Thanks figured it out. I'm a little will love this!!! Thanks,

  22. We used your Lenten calendar for our CCD lesson this evening. Imagine my surprise when my younger son came home with the same thing! Just proves that great minds think alike. Thank you for everything that you do to education us!

  23. Hi Lacy! I´m wrinting from Brazil and I really LOVE your idea. I will print and use in my catechism classes. Congratulations on your blog! This is the first catholic blog that I have seen in English!
    Thank You.

  24. Hi Lacy! I´m wrinting from Brazil and a really LOVE this calendary. I will print and use in the cathecism classes in my city. Congratulations on your blog, there are excelent ideas...
    Thank You!!

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