We are doing our Lenten Paper Chain again this year. I already posted last year’s but I thought I would go ahead and share again because I changed it up a little bit this year and I like it better. We still have a message written on every paper link, but after doing our Advent countdown I decided to focus on activities rather than just messages. I still included some spiritual messages but overall I tried to have us do activities that would bring us closer to God during Lent and support our goal of doing good deeds.
When making the chain I used purple, the color of Lent. For Sundays I used pink since they are not technically part of Lent and to make it easier to keep track of which day is which. I tried to keep our schedule in mind when assembling and to mix up the activities and the prayers.
Here are some of our messages:
Write a card for a grandparent.
Help Mama around the house.
Tell someone the story of Easter.
Make our Easter garden.
Help feed and walk Hero (our dog).
Bake cookies for a friend.
Do something nice for your sister.
Smile at someone who is having a bad day.
Read a book about Jesus.
Help plant in the garden.
Do an Easter craft.
Read a story from the Bible.
Play with our Stations of the Cross kit.
Do something to brighten a grandparent’s day.
Help to water and weed our garden.
Sing a song to celebrate the Lord.
Take a walk to look at the world God created.
Prayers, Messages, and Sundays
Say a special prayer to Mary.
God loves you so much!
You are God’s little princess!
God made you so you are special!
God made the mountains and the oceans.
Say a special prayer to Jesus.
Say thank you to god for all that we have!
God made the flowers and the trees.
Say a thank you prayer to Jesus for dying on the cross for us.
Be good at church today.
Say a special prayer at church today.
Light a candle for someone at church.
Hosanna! Wave palms for Jesus!
Say a special prayer tonight at dinner as a family.
Pray the Stations of the Cross.
Tomorrow is Easter! Celebrate Christ rising! Alleluia!