Lent and Easter Traditions

Enjoy our top picks for “best of the web” in ideas and traditions for Lent and Easter. Our hope is that these ideas help to make your family celebration more meaningful!

Lent and Easter Traditions

Choose from the options below for quick navigation to the “best of the web” in ideas and traditions for Lent and Easter.

Countdown Ideas for the 40 Days of Lent

40-Day Countdown Ideas (Lent to Easter)

Collage by Celebrating Holidays

Find creative ways to countdown the 40 days of Lent.

Box of Repentance

Box of Repentance for Lent

By Kristi Stephens

Write and confess sins; burn them on Good Friday.

Bury the Allelujah (Garland)

Bury the Alleluia

By Catholic Icing

Bring this church tradition to your home during Lent.

See another idea using wooden letters here.

Growing Butterflies

Butterfly Garden (Growing Butterflies)

By Celebrating Holidays

It is beautiful to watch the butterfly life cycle, and there

are many connections to the Easter story.

Carnation Experiment for Easter

Carnation Experiment

By Celebrating Holidays

Show how Jesus took our sins upon himself.

Cross and Flower Easter Tradition

Cross and Flower Tradition

By Celebrating Holidays

Place flowers on the cross for good deeds and sacrifices.

Easter Cross Witness Yard Signs

Cross Witness Yard Signs

By Easter Cross.org

Display blank until Easter, then turn to say “He is Risen!”

Crown of Thorns Activity

Crown of Thorns Activity

By Catholic Icing

Pull out a thorn with each good deed.

Good Friday Lights Out

Good Friday Lights Out

By Celebrating Holidays

Keep the lights off in your home from Friday to Sunday.

Holy Week Ideas and Traditions

Holy Week Ideas

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Creative ideas for Palm Sunday to Easter.

Hope Bag

Hope Bags

By Hope Bags.org

A good way to remember the poor during Lent.

Jelly Bean Lent Activity

Jelly Bean Lenten Activity

By Framed in Faith

Different good deed activities for each jelly bean color.

Kind Words Cross

Kind Words Cross

By Home to 4 Kiddos

Attach lilies to the cross each time kids use kind words.

Easter Puzzles

Puzzles for Easter

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Put together beautiful Easter puzzles as a family.

Quiet Time Bag

Quiet Time for Little Ones

By There’s Just One Mommy

Creative ideas for quiet play during the Easter season.

Resurrection Eggs Easter Tradition

Resurrection Eggs

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See our collection of DIY ideas for resurrection eggs.

Resurrection Gardens for Easter

Resurrection Gardens

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See our collection of DIY ideas for creating Jesus’ tomb.

Basket of Rocks for an Easter Tradition

Rock Basket (Replace with Treats)

By Celebrating Holidays

Show how Jesus’ righteousness replaces our “rocks.”

Sacrifice Ideas for Kids

Sacrifice Ideas for Kids

By Catholic Icing

Ideas for helping kids make sacrifices during Lent.

Stations of the Cross Ideas

Stations of the Cross

Collage by Celebrating Holidays

Ideas to creatively bring this church tradition into your home.

Traditions for Ascension Day

Traditions for Ascension Day

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Ascension Day is 40 days after Easter as part of the Easter Season.

Traditions for Pentecost

Traditions for Pentecost

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Pentecost is 50 days after Easter as the final day of the Easter season.

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