Monday, March 21, 2011

Lenten idea for children

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and continues until Easter Sunday.  It last for 40 days to remind us of the 40 days that Jesus was tested in the desert.  Many people try to give up something during this time such as soft drinks or desserts.  With the money that is saved, a donation could me made to a worthy charity or to support missions.

One cute idea to help young children to think of others as a way to show their love for God ,is to have a "good deeds" jar.  Each time the child does a kind loving deed for someone, they get to add a bean to the jar. (to make it more colorful, you could dye lima beans purple, the traditional color of Lent).  The children continue to do nice things for others for 40 days.  When they wake up on Easter morning, their beans are gone and they discover their jar is full of jelly beans. (keep this as a secret so it is a surprise)

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