Lesson Plans for Lent—Free Printables

Lesson Plans for Lent

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 2517 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.

31 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

    • Sharon, all you have to do is fill out the brief form with your e-mail address above, and an e-mail will be sent to you with download links.

      Catechist’s Journey Editor

  2. Good Morning,
    I am not sure if this is still available?
    I am interested in the Lesson Plans for Lent—Free Printables.
    Thank You

  3. Sister Mary Beth and Chris, all you have to do is fill out the brief form with your e-mail address above, and an e-mail will be sent to you with download links.

    Catechist’s Journey Editor

    • Hi Roxanne. She should check with the publisher of the textbook she is using…if it’s Loyola Press, there is help on our website for lesson planning. Let me know. Also, I’d like to suggest my book, The Catechist’s Toolbox, which offers help for lesson planning. You can find that at the Loyola Press website as well: http://www.loyolapress.com. Blessings!

    • Hi Sr. M. You can receive these by filling out the form at the bottom of the post and they will be emailed to you.

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