The key to understanding the meaning of Lent is simple:
--preparing for Baptism
If Lent is 40 days, why are there 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter?
You might want to try a carbon fast this Lent.
And here is a YouTube about the purpose of fasting.
Find some very practical and refreshing ideas for your family Lent.
Find 40 ideas from great authors.
Ideas for Lent from Good Ground Press.
Want some great ideas for practicing a generous Lent?
Student, try some Odd Lent Ideas shown here.
Hot Cross Buns are a meaningful food for Holy Week.
Make your own using a recipe from the web or use your favorite scone recipe.
Hot cross buns, a European stable on Good Friday, are made of sweet, spiced dough with icing shaped in the form of a cross. They were commonly distributed to the poor, and even considered a blessing against sickness and house fires. Do you remember this:
Hot cross buns. Hot cross buns.
One a penny, two a penny. Hot cross buns
If your daughter won't eat them give them to your son