20 February 2013

Lenten Project for Children

If you're looking for ways to get children to give or think about those in need through Lent this may be helpful.

Using Christ's words from Matthew 25:

Week One: "I was hungry." Children can collect canned good for a local food pantry.

Week Two: "I was thirsty." Collect can or bottles of juice for food pantry.

Week Three: "I was a stranger." Write cards or letters to residents in area nursing homes or retirement centers. 

Week Four: "I was naked." Contribute diapers, wipes or baby care products and clothing to a local women's or homeless shelter.

Week Five: "I was sick." Donate health products such as shampoo, soap, lotions, toothbrushes and tooth paste to a food pantry or shelter.

Week Six: "I was in prison." Donate paper products, tissues, toilet paper, napkins and paper plates.

Set up a donation box or bag, perhaps let your children decorate it. Collect these items throughout the weeks of Lent then during Holy Week or Easter deliver them to your local food bank or shelter.

1 comment:

  1. I love it! We have a little alms bowl on our altar, but I like the weekly themes that sort of carry us closer to Easter.