Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are at the heart of the forty days of Lent. Here are some strategies for helping your kids get involved in these traditional penitential practices. Most of the ideas you’ll find on the website are appropriate for kids ages six and up. The best way to introduce younger children to Lenten practices is for them to see adults and older kids in the family practicing them; use their natural curiosity and desire to be “grown up” as a springboard for talking about what you’re doing, and why. Find out how to talk about Lent with kids, fasting ideas, prayer suggestions, giving ideas and much more.
101 things to do with your kids this summer (Catholic edition)
Want to make some great summertime memories for your kids? Teaching Catholic KIds has a starter list of 101 things to try, including a few with a Catholic twist. If you have some to add, let us know in the comments. It’s quite a list!