It's a time to focus on God and prepare to remember and celebrate the death of Jesus on the cross and his resurrection from the grave to save each one of us. Many people decide to “give up things” during Lent to remember that Jesus gave his life for us, but they can also “dedicate themselves to doing good things”, just like Jesus did. This is a free lesson to be used in children's ministry during the first Sunday of Lent. Lent is the 40-day period that precedes Easter.
It starts with Ash Wednesday and leads to Holy Week. On Ash Wednesday, many churches will hold services, during which ashes will be placed on the foreheads or hands of parishioners in the shape of a cross. In the following days, many people will give up something for Lent, a practice known as fasting. There are many things that people can “fast” for, such as food, social media, television, sugar, etc.
Holy Week is the period of time when people remember (and sometimes recreate) the passion, which is the series of events that led to the crucifixion of Christ. Lent provides an opportunity for leaders and students to set aside time and reflect on their relationship with God. Easter Classes for Children Ash Wednesday Lesson Plan %26 Lent Easter Symbols Crown of Thorns.