Do your children like counting down the 40 days of Lent? Here are my favorite free printables that help them do just that. They can be colored or marked with stickers. Some of them have enough room on the circles or squares for writing down things to do, things to pray for, or citations for Scripture verses. When Easter comes, you can turn them into games with simple rules like moving one space every time you answer a question about Jesus correctly.
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I like this cute, hand drawn version from Scribd.com:
This one comes courtesy of A Living Garden. The website is currently down, but here’s the PDF. Children (especially toddlers) might like marking each day with a small sticker, instead of coloring the circles in.
This one, in the shape of an Easter egg, has some great ideas for things that children can not only give up for Lent, but also good things they can DO (something we often forget).
And another one from Catholic Icing, in the form of a cross. It’s unique because it continues on after Lent, starts with Easter and goes all the way to Pentecost.
I found this one online, courtesy Gael’s Crafty Treasures:
And from the Catechist’s Journey blog: