How do you explain Lent to youth?

How do you explain Lent to youth?

Lent, in the Christian tradition, is a period of about six weeks before Easter. It is a time in which Christians are supposed to be quiet and thoughtful, preparing themselves for Easter. They should pray a lot, give money to charities and give up some of the things they might otherwise do for pleasure.

What do you teach kids during Lent?

Tell your child that Lent lasts for forty days because that’s how long Jesus wandered in the desert, fasting, while he resisted Satan’s temptations. Explain that your child has an opportunity, during the forty days of Lent, to be like Jesus. They too can resist temptations and use this time to become closer to God.

What biblical event does the time of Lent represent?

Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days.

Has Lent been around since right after Jesus died and rose again?

Lent has been around since right after Jesus died and rose again. Q. What is lent? The 40 days in preparation for Easter.

How do you explain lent to a child?

Lent is the 40 days and nights leading up the celebration of Easter, in which Christians typically fast and devote their lives even more fully to God. The idea of Lent and the driving principles behind it can be difficult for children to understand. Instead of telling your child that Lent is about giving up sweets…

What are the activities for Lent?

Make a crown of thorns out of clay {or play dough} and toothpicks.

  • Complete the daily Lent readings and reflection prompts in My Lenten Journey {free download here!}
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  • Say the Stations of the Cross together each week during Lent.
  • Start a jelly bean jar.
  • What is the story of Lent?

    The Story of Lent. Lent is the period of 40 days before Easter in the Christian calendar; it is a time of reflection for many Christians as they prepare to remember and celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.