Lenten Activities for Kindergarteners
Because the concept of giving something up for the entire season of Lent can be more than overwhelming for small children, here is a calendar with daily activities that your child can do for Lent. We like to think of Lent as a season to think about God, to show love and friendship to others, and as a way to say “thank you” to Jesus.
Mar 6: Ash Wednesday. Go to church today.
7: Smile at everyone you meet today!
8: practice printing your first and last name
9: clean up your room without being told!
10: Sunday. Go to church and say “thank you” to God.
11: draw a picture for some one special
12: don’t eat any candy today!
13: hang up your coat and put away your shoes!
14: help clean up after dinner!
15: hug everybody in your family today
16: do something extra nice for someone in your family
17: Happy St. Pat’s Day! Wear green! Wish everyone luck!
18: draw a picture for Daddy today!
19: St Joseph’s Day! Wear Red! Be kind to everyone!
20: First day of spring! Draw a spring picture for someone special!
21: ask Mommy if she needs any help today!
22: Go to bed as soon as Mommy and Daddy say!
23: Ask Daddy if he needs any help today.
24: Sunday. Go to church / say “hello” to your neighbors!
25: call your Grandma or Grandpa on the phone - say “I love you!”
26: clean your room !
27: set the table for dinner tonight.
28: clean up your toys!
29: Give your family extra hugs and kisses today!
30: draw a picture for Mommy today!
31: Sunday. Go to church. Sing a beautiful song!
Apr 1: April Fool’s Day! Tell a funny joke to your family!
2: ask your Mommy if she needs any help today
3: help with the dishes today
4: no cookies today!
5: clean up your toys without being told!
6: say the “Our Father” for your family
7: Sunday. Go to church and say “I love you” to God.
8: do something extra nice for someone in your family
9: Read a book with a brother or sister or a friend
10: clear the dinner table tonight
11: show your best manners all day long!
12: no candy today!
13: no video games today!
14: Palm Sunday. Get a palm from church.
15: put all your school things where they belong!
16: make your bed and clean up your room!
17 : Be extra kind to your parents and siblings today.
18: today is Holy Thursday. Tell Jesus you love Him.
19: today is Good Friday. Be extra quiet and say a special prayer to Jesus.
20: Ask your Mommy or Daddy to help you remember all the things you did to show love and kindness during Lent. Try to remember to do kind things even when Lent is over.
21 : Today is Easter! Enjoy it with your family!
Plan B: Take a few ideas that you like from this calendar, add some of your own family ideas. Put these on small pieces of paper, fold them up and put in a bowl. Each day your child can draw a paper from the bowl for his/her Lenten activity for the day.