At our house, Lent is very simple. I have gleaned ideas from many different blogs, so I apologize in advance for not giving credit where credit is due...but a big THANK YOU to those who posted about Lent prep, because I have been inspired by you!
Prepare- Crown of thorns- We have done this in past years and it has been something that we have been able to stick to for most of Lent. We use a large piece of paper and draw a crown of thorns and as we do a good deed, we draw a flower on a thorn. Each person has their own color. In the past, just the kids have participated, but Don and I are going to join them this year. By Easter, the crown has been transformed into a wreath of flowers.
Almsgiving- For each day of Lent, we will find a non-perishable food item from the pantry to share with the needy at our parish's food pantry...Thanks Josette!
Prayer- We will continue our normal family prayers with a Lenten focus, and try to attend Stations of the Cross every week.
Scripture Reading- We will continue reading the Bible and I am loving "Walking with God"...Thank you to Michelle and Kelly! It's the perfect companion to reading the Bible...I am learning so much!!
Everyday Activities- I found this really cool blog with some print out ideas: Catholic Mom
Fasting- In addition to the regular fasting, we will not eat after 8PM...this is a BIG deal for the kids, as they always have a bedtime snack....and so do we.
Nothing too spectacular, but simple is the ONLY thing that works for my family....mostly due to my lack of organizational abilities.