Do your children like counting down the days until Easter? Here are a few free printable calendars we found floating around online. They help children to visualize the 40 penitential days of Lent, and can also be colored. If there is room to write on the blank squares/circles, children can write things to do, things to pray for, or citations for verses read and studied.
Be sure to click on the links and not the screen shot images for larger, print-worthy images.
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:
I found this one online, courtesy Gael’s Crafty Treasures:
And from the Catechist’s Journey blog: