The 40 days of Lent start on 6 March with Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday is on 5 March Celebrating Shrove Tuesday, Palm Sunday is 14 April and marks the start of Holy Week including Maundy Thursday on 18, Good Friday on 19 and Easter Sunday on 21 April.
Lent is a ritual-rich season that lends itself to inviting children (and families) to engage with the life and death of Jesus. And there’s no need to “edit” Lent for children because all of it is crucial to our and their faith.
We hope the many resources we have sourced from our churches and beyond will equip you to help children and families journey through the season of Lent, towards Christ’s death and resurrection.
If you want a whole lot of ideas in one document download our document A Kids Friendly Lent and Easter, a collection of homegrown resources to inspire you in your Lenten ministry. Keep sharing your tried and tested ideas and activities too so we can add them to this resource.
Click here for lots of resources for journeying through Lent with children and resources to help families share Lent with their children.
Click here to explore lots of creative resources and ideas for sharing the Easter story.
Click here for resources for Easter worship together in the traditional Sunday church and other intergenerational events.
Click here for interactive Easter prayers, prayer stations, stations of the cross and more….
Click here to explore some of our favourite websites with lots of great ideas for sharing Lent and Easter with children and families.
Lent is an ideal time for families to introduce weekly devotions into their home. Click here for lots of ideas to help families journey together through Lent.