We are a Protestant, Evangelical family that observes Lent, to some degree for the last several years. This has helped our family prepare mentally and spiritually for the most important day of the Church Calendar, Easter.
Usually we start off on Fat Tuesday with some special kind of pancakes. This year it was BLUEBERRY!
On Ash Wednesday, we try to go to a lunchtime worship service.
Click here to see what our family has used the last few years for Lent study. This works great for all aged children and is easy to use. Great for homeschooling families or families that want to begin family worship. This year I have decided to skip the coloring the tree part and we made our own tree. I got 40 sparkly eggs from the Dollar Tree that had ribbons tied on. Everyday of Lent we will put an egg on our tree while we do our study. Remember, Sundays don't count, since they are "Little Easters" anyway!
A few other things we do during the 40 days are make or buy yummy pretzels. We usually have a little bowl that we collect a special offering in and after Easter we give it to a special ministry or mission.
On Good Friday, we put a black tablecloth on the table and early Easter morning, I replace it with a white one.
Kae-Kae is starting her third year of wearing a black bracelet to remind her of Christ's sacrifice during this time.
How do you celebrate Lent?