Lent is a special occasion for families and friends to come together. This is a time when people come together in prayer, make sacrifices, and spend time helping others. Middle schoolers are ready to understand religion and start to build their own beliefs. We all need guidance and education to help us grow spiritually. These activities from educators, ministers, and teachers of faith will help your students enjoy Lent to its fullest.
1. Understanding Favorite Verses
Children do not need to memorize verses but it is a good time for them to pick out a verse they like and they can learn it and do a project on it with pictures or images. To be able to really understand and reflect on God's word.
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2. Lenten Meditation
It's important to do all the things we enjoy and be around all of our loved ones and family too. But the key here is to love in every moment of your life and love yourself by taking time to meditate and reflect on the gift of life.
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3. Reflection through prayer and craft
Most preteens or teens have busy schedules, and it's "go go go ". If you come from a busy household, Lent is the perfect time to step back and reflect on your life and inner self through prayer and art. Here are some great crafts to make with friends and family. A Jesus tree, a Lenten Calendar, a hand-painted cross, and more!
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4. Handicraft time
Sacrificing your time to lend a hand or giving up something that you normally have so you can give to others. This is the time for extra prayer and at the same time, we can find joy with friends and family by doing crafts and activities that bring peace and happiness.
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5. 7 Easter-themed Bible Verse Puzzle - Engaging Activity
This is a cute finger puzzle that represents the resurrection of Jesus. It has Easter questions that are easy to answer and bible verses too. There are easy tutorials and printable cutouts.
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6. Learning to Pray with Prayer cards
Prayer cards are a great way to help youth learn how to pray and you can do it anywhere at any time. These are beautiful messages that can be taught in the Christian classroom or at home.
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7. 40 bags in 40 days Time to Give up and Share at Lent
Lent is a time of meaningful sacrifice and reflection on all the material things we accumulate in our homes in abundance. We start on Ash Wednesday, putting in each room a small bag for each person to collect to give to a charity or to a local school or church. Giving is getting.
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8. Lent songs for middle school
Children and middle schoolers love music and songs for Lent are a perfect way to bring people together. These are nice songs that teach children about Jesus's journey. It is important that the lesson plans are age appropriate and easy to sing along to.
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9. Rotation.org is great for middle school children.
This site has lots of creative ideas for children, members, and non-members. Lent & Easter lesson plans. Bible stories and software, video and video guides, and more. Sunday school lesson plans and activities for all.
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10. Stations of the Cross Game & Bingo
On Friday during Lent, the stations of the cross are honored and these Easter activities reinforce those teachings and the message of Lent. This Lent activity can be done in the class at home or even in the park to be in contact with nature.
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11. Funny poems to reflect upon
One way to teach the message of Lent is through poems or stories adapted for middle school children. These poems are funny and easy to read. like These poems can be shared with family and friends.
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12. Twelve activities from Twinkl about Lent
Here are 12 great starter conversations to get your middle school students talking about Lent. Also, there are Lent worksheets, writing frames, and lots of pre-made digital activities to keep your students focused on this occasion. Children need that we provide interactive resources so they can be guided in faith.
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13. Get the popcorn, it's movie time!
In a class or in the youth group it is a nice time to sit back, pop some popcorn, and watch this cool video about What is Lent? It is educational and interesting. It will give the children a sense of knowing why we are observing this holiday.
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14. Lenten Family Calendar to help you get the most out of Lent
This is just a template and a free printable Lenten calendar to help you have some ideas about what to do daily during Lent. You can print this one or create your own version. All the ideas on the Lenten calendar are not that time-consuming and you can do it with family helping and giving to others.
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15. Lent Lapbooks keep kids organized and they are so much fun to make.
In Lent Lapbooks you can show off your creativity and flair by spending time and reflecting on the color scheme and designs. You have special pockets to put a variety of prayer cards, stations, and your student's promise to God. Great project for Sunday schools.
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16. Lent=liturgical season.
Families have lots of celebrations and events eating, drinking, and enjoying, Splurging on lots of goodies. But when it comes time for Lent we should prepare slowly so that it is not such a shock. Everyday reminders of less screen time, fewer sweets, things to give away, and getting the list lent going.
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17. Writing Prompts for Lent and Easter
Creative writing is a good way for people to express their feelings and be in contact with their faith. Asking children what Lent means to them, or what almsgivings they have prepared? All of these prompts will open the doors for a healthy spiritual discussion.
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18. Prayer Jars with Popsicle sticks
These jars are so cute and practical. Tweens and teens will love making them and using them during Lent. They can think of affirmations before Lent starts and then every day of Lent takes one out and follow the instructions. So easy and practical, you can enjoy it anywhere. Make one for almsgiving or Lenten sacrifice.
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19. Lent is a Time with family
Hands-on religious activities are the best way for families and friends to connect. Religion students or families can take time out of their daily schedules to make prayer books, do crafts, and create a Lent calendar from a blank calendar. Observing Lent and Easter reflections with the family is the best.
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20. DIY Make your own Lent Bingo Cards
Playing Bingo is a fun game in and outside of the classroom. This is a great DIY version of Bingo that you can do at Lent. Create your own and customize it for the right age group and message. Families who play, laugh and pray together, stay together.
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