Lent for Families: Week One

LENT FOR FAMILIES WEEK ONE: 15-21 FEBRUARY 2021 This week we have Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Next Sunday will be the first Sunday in Lent. Micah 6:8
The Lord has told you what is good. He has told you what he wants from you: Do what is right to other people. Love being kind to others. And live humbly, trusting your God.
In Lent some people give things up, or take on something new
  • Is there anything your family could do to help others this Lent
  • Is there anything you could do to spend more time with God?

How to Cook Pancakes!!

STEP 1 Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk, 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter. STEP 2 Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away. STEP 3 Set a frying pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. STEP 4 When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.

Create Crosses

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Sometimes on Ash Wednesday people use ashes to draw a cross on their foreheads, as a  sign that we are sorry for the things we have done wrong and show that we trust in Jesus for forgiveness. Could you use different materials to draw or make cross shapes? Lego bricks, building blocks, or train track? Flour, sand, or powder paint on newspaper? Painting or drawing? Playdough or clay? Is there anything you could use to make a cross on your forehead? Your family could experiment with making ashes or try coffee grounds, chocolate, or facepaint.
Download the full six week Lent for Families worksheet
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