Lesson Plans for Lent—Free Printables

Lesson Plans for Lent

Ash Wednesday 2017 is March 1. Start the season with passion and purpose by using our free lesson plans for Lent.

Three complete lesson plans are available—for primary, intermediate, and junior high groups. Children will identify ways that they can act more like Jesus during Lent, explain Lenten practices, such as almsgiving, fasting, and abstinence, and describe the history and meaning behind receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday.

Each lesson outlines objectives and materials and includes conversation points and printable activities. Our Observing Lent handout is also available to take the message from the classroom to the family.

Fill out the form below to receive the free lesson plans.

About Joe Paprocki 2165 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

13 Comments on Lesson Plans for Lent—Free Printables

    • Hello I think is absolutely a wonderful material,but at the same time IT is hard to select which is more effective in my class because I have middle school students and high level students, please would you recommend any that cover both.Thanks very much for YOUr help.I really appreciate any advice.

  1. I am looking forward to sharing some of the Lenten Lesson Plans with my Catechists this year. Thanks so much for your help. sharon

  2. Sr. Marilyn writes:

    A heartfelt Thank You for these resource materials. Thank you for generously sharing it to us, it is truly a great help in the ministry. I’ve been visiting your site regularly since I discovered it last year and have used some of the very creative works I have found useful in my classes. For those, I thank you, too. May God continue to bless all your endeavors in making Him known and loved and in making the Faith more alive in many of us and in those we serve. In Christ, Sr. Marilyn Villa, POIC. (Philippines)

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