Ideas for learning, praying and fundraising this Lent
22 February 2017
Lent Fast Day is on Friday 10 March, and we are inviting children and young people to Turn little fish into Big fish to support millions of families around the world living in extreme poverty.
Are you looking for Lent resources for your school, your youth group, or your parish children’s liturgy group? Explore our favourite fishy resources below.
Use our Ash Wednesday liturgy
Use our liturgy for children and young people to begin a journey alongside families around the world living in poverty, especially those who do not earn enough money to have the basic things they need like food or clothing.
Learn about Zambia
Did you know that the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi river is the largest curtain of falling water in the world? Use our country guides for children and young people for research and homework projects this Lent. Find out how CAFOD works in partnership with local organisations in Zambia on long-lasting projects that give people skills, resources and opportunities to cope with disasters and provide for themselves.
Follow our Lent calendar
Explore our A-Z of fishy fundraisers!
Ready to start fundraising? Our A-Z of fishy fundraising is packed with ideas. Here are our fish fayre favourites:
- F for Fish cakes! A sale of cakes with fishy decorations
- I for Identify-the-fish picture quiz, matching types of fish to pictures
- S for Sponsored swimathon
- H for ‘Hook the fish’ game
Watch and share our big fish animation
Meet a little fish called Bob in our Lent animation telling the story of Florence from Zambia, and one little fish in the pond that she set up with support from our partner. Can't use Youtube? Click here to download the animation.
Find more Lent resources for children and Lent resources for young people to help them learn, pray and fundraise this Lent. Thank you for joining us this Lent. We'd love to hear about your activities. Send your stories and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and tag @CAFODSchools on Twitter.