A Lenten Vocabulary
by Jean Grant
A Group Activity for the Family at Home or Your Class Family
Unscramble each set of letters to form a word associated with Lent. Then find the definition of the word below and complete the definition by writing the word in the blank.
stainbence _______________ smalinigvg _______________
stingfa _______________ hAs sendeWday ______________
sampl _______________ encapen _______________
treeds _______________ repayr _______________
secarific _______________ loveit _______________
1. Acts of fasting, prayer, and giving alms are ways of doing ___________, especially during Lent.
2. During Lent, ______________ refers to eating no meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays.
3. The season of Lent reflects the 40 days that Jesus spent in the __________.
4. _______________ is the giving of money or goods to the poor as a form of penance.
5. ______________ is an act that shows our love for God and others by putting God and others before ourselves.
6. _____ _____________ is the first day of Lent.
7. When we eat only one regular-sized meal and two smaller meals during the days of Lent we are ______________.
8. ___________ from the previous Palm Sunday are burned to be used as ashes for Ash Wednesday.
9. __________ is the color of vestments worn on four of the six Sundays of Lent.
10. ______________ is the lifting of our hearts and minds to God.
ANSWER KEY: 1. penance 2. abstinence 3. desert 4. Almsgiving 5. Sacrifice 6. Ash Wednesday 7. fasting 8. Palms 9. Violet 10. Prayer
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Jean Grant teaches second grade at St. Charles Borromeo School, St. Charles, MO.
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