Before praying the prayer (below) with your Sunday school class or children, you may want to point out one or two things about Lent:-
We don't just give something up for Lent. The reason we give it up is to get closer to God. For example, if we have given up chocolate for Lent, when we want some, we remember that we have given it up so we can pray instead.
We can give anything up for Lent - it doesn't have to be food, and it doesn't necessarily have to be a "bad" thing or an "indulgent" thing. But it does
need to be something that we will miss, and is important to us. So for children a favourite T.V. cartoon or a computer game might be a difficult (and good!) thing to give up.
Good Lent craft activity for Children
A Children's Prayer for Lent
Lord, please show me what I should give up for Lent
And when I've given it up
Remind me to pray to You instead
To thank You
To love You
To hear from You
Each and every day in Lent
(a modern children's prayer for seeking God from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
Watch this video and learn how to make a lamb washcloth. When your child washes themselves during lent they can remember that Jesus cleanses them from everything they have done wrong - He is the one, the "lamb of God", who takes away their "dirt" and makes them completely spotless:-