Catechists of all age groups are always looking for creative Lenten activities. With that in mind, I’m pleased to offer another of 40 Lenten activities (in 40 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.
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 seven 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.