Even if you don't work in a religious school, you might still want to teach children about Lent and why it is an important part of the Christian calendar.
I find that it helps to explain part of the Easter celebrations and gives children some context.
Some of the parts of Lent which are a good basis to teach children are:
- What Lent actually is
- Where the traditions came from
- How it is celebrated
- When it is
- The Story of Lent
- The different symbols
Introducing them to these can give a solid basis not just for RE lessons but also in history classes.
Fun ways to celebrate and learn about Lent in your class:
- Encourage the class to think about the things they might give up for Lent
- Create and draw the things they are grateful for in their lives
- Create posters
- Act out the Lent story as a drama
- Carry out secret good deeds around the school
Have a look at my Lent PowerPoint and Worksheet lesson for extra ways to teach children about this holiday.
What other ways can you celebrate Lent in schools? Let me know
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