One of the main reasons we celebrate Lent is to prepare ourselves for Easter…and prayer is truly an amazing way to do that. This Lent activity for kids (and the rest of the family) provides a way to add additional prayer time as you prepare for Easter. With an easy to color sheet, you and your family or classroom can keep track of your prayerful time this Lent.
There are so many ways to use your prayer stained glass!
- Give each member of the family their own sheet. Each time a prayer is said, color a space. See which one is fully colored by Easter. (Mom & Dad – make sure you do one, too!)
- Share one sheet as a family, and assign a color to each member. See which color appears the most – and who therefore offered the most prayers – once all the spaces are colored in.
- Color the spaces based on their size. If you offer up a “big” prayer, color a large space. If you offer up a small prayer, color a small space.
- Use this in a classroom setting, and send extra copies home with the children that they can then share with their families as an activity for Lent.
- …what other ways can you think of?
- printable: Lenten Prayer Stained Glass
- crayons, markers, or colored pencils
- TIP: I used the colored pencils on a rough surface to make the “stained glass” look even more realistic!
- Print out the Lent prayer stained glass sheet.
- Determine how you & your family want to use it (see suggestions above).
- TIP: this is also a great Lent activity for Sunday school!
- Share your ideas – and how it went – back here once you’re done in the comments section below.
What a great idea! I have been looking for unique ways to reduce screen time in our house, so having this Lent activity is a double bonus. Saw your post on the Catholic Bloggers Network.
Becky, thanks! I love that there are so many ways to use it…either having the family share one (with each person having their own marker), or family members having their own, etc. Good luck with reducing screen time – that's our goal, too! In fact, we're trying to limit Facebook specifically 🙂 See here: http://enterundermyroof.blogspot.com/2014/03/activity-lent-promise-card-for-families.html
Sarah Rose says
I will definately be using this this year! I'm trying to find ways to make Lent meaningful for my very stubborn 4 year old. I think that this idea will really work for him.
Thanks, Sarah! We're going to use it with our 2.5yr old…of course, he wants to color the whole things at once 🙂 Let me know how it goes, ok? (BTW – love Rose's Supposes!)
Jess fayette says
This is a very sweet idea. Thank you for the printable!
Jess, I'm glad you like it! Printables are the best 🙂
I love the color combination.
Tina Von Hatten says
This is so pretty. I added to a Lent Resource round-up on my blog. I have a little girl who loves activities like this one. https://meaningfulexplorations.com/lent-activities-for-catholic-families/
Tina, thank you! You’ve pulled together a wonderful list of activities for Lent