Lent for Protestants

Do Protestants Celebrate Lent?

Lent for Protestants

Do Protestants Celebrate Lent?

The answer is you can! Although many denominations do not celebrate lent. We decided that OUR family would prepare our hearts for Easter by celebrating Lent.

What is Lent?
According to Bing:

The period before Easter in Christian calendar: the period of 40 weekdays before Easter observed in some Christian churches as a period of prayer, penance, fasting, and self-denial
You will notice our projects are from Catholic Icing, I want to make it clear that we are NOT BLENDING CATHOLICISM & PROTESTANTISM.   I am simply including the links to the craft projects that we are doing to help our children understand the Lenten season. If there are scripts or explanations we are skipping those and concentrating on some very well thought out crafts.
Last Supper Diorama by Catholic Icing

How could a protestant celebrate Lent?

We are using the devotional Lord, Lord, Have Mercy: Discovering Jesus in the Days Before Easter  by Amy Edwards and it is for an Evangelical Protestant perspective, it is a Kindle book.

Lenten countdown by Catholic Icing
Our Children will be doing some activities on the different days of Lent most of which we found on Catholic Icing. We will do this Lenten count down but there are some squares that I will be skip because they don’t pertain to the Protestant faith.   We will read scripture pertaining to each project and discuss the significance of the event. Additionally, on Easter we will have a feast (but we do that every year).
Each year we do Easter Egg Set – 12 Resurrection Eggs With Religious Figurines Inside – Tells Full Story of Easter and all of our children look forward to seeing and discussing the contents of each egg!
Another  project making the tomb…
Now, my humble suggestion is that before you use any of these items with your children if you are a protestant is that you discuss this with your husband. Additionally, you may have to modify them to  use them so they adhere to your protestant belief system. I am NOT trying to blend Catholicism & Protestantism we are seeking only to worship our Lord Jesus as he has prescribed for our Baptist family. The projects that we use do come from a Catholic website and at some points have to be modified to ascribe to the protestant faith. When you print out her stuff, if you’re a Baptist like me you may need to discard the directions, and I cut off or erase anything that is specific to the Catholicism.
Does your family celebrate Lent? If so what are y’all doing to draw closer to the Lord that has been made manifest to us?
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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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