Lenten activities for children

25 February 2019

Family Fast Day is on Friday 15 March and we are inviting children and young people to take the give it up challenge!

We believe that no one should go hungry. We’re part of a global church network that reaches to the ends of the earth, and with your help, we can reach even more people. Explore our top give it up Lent resources for your school, youth group, or parish children’s liturgy group.

Watch and share our give it up film!

Taking the give it up challenge is simple! Give up something you like and donate the money you save to help people like Rabiul and his family. Watch and share this film to find out how you can get involved.

Use our Ash Wednesday liturgy

Use our Catholic liturgy for children and young people. We have more Lenten prayers in our assemblies and Stations of the Cross resources too.

Follow our Lent calendar

Download our PowerPoint calendar for children, daily class prayers for young people, and a printable one page calendar for young people for daily actions and prayers.

Explore our A-Z of give it up fundraisers!

Ready to start fundraising? Our A-Z of fundraising is packed with Lent ideas and Lent activities to raise money!

Watch and share our film about Bangladesh

Meet Rabiul in Bangladesh, and find out how his family are affected by climate change, and how you can help them find new ways to make a living.

Find more Lent resources for children and Lent resources for secondary schools

Thank you so much. We can’t wait to hear about how you take on this year’s challenge to give it up! Send your stories and pictures to schools@cafod.org.uk and tag @CAFOD on Twitter.

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