Catechists of all age groups are always looking for creative Lenten activities. With that in mind, I’m pleased to offer another of FORTY lenten activities (in forty days) that I hope will be of use to you. Be sure to check back here each day during Lent to find another Lenten activity that you can adapt for your own setting. And, if you have a Lenten activity of your own that you would like to share, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll include it as one of the 40 ideas! So, without further adieu, here’s another Lenten activity:
A Lenten Chain
- You’ll need purple construction paper, scissors, and tape.
- cut the purple construction paper into one-inch strips (horizontally, with the paper in the “portrait” position.
- you’ll need 7 strips for each of the young people in your group.
- once a week, during Lent, give each of the young people a purple strip of paper and invite them to write down their Lenten goal for the week: a prayer they plan to say each day, a sacrifice they plan to commit to, a work of mercy they plan to perform, etc.
- when they have all finished writing out their Lenten goals for the week, invite them to come forward and loop their strips around one another, taping them together to form a chain.
- display the Lenten Chain prominently and watch it grow during Lent as the young people strive to grow closer to Jesus.