This is a lesson plan and resources to teach children about Lent and why Christians perform good deeds during Lent. It is suitable for ages 7-11. The 4 page plan (pdf) includes details of a starter, an introduction to a parable, a writing task and a philosophical discussion for the plenary. It contains learning objectives for three levels of abilities.
A 21 slide animated PowerPoint (non-editable - click 'Read Only' to open) containing the starter, information about Lent, suggested good deeds and an illustrated version of the parable is also included, as is an optional template for the written task. No further preparation required!
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