1st Sunday of Lent (A)

February 26, 2023


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1st Sunday of Lent (A)

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Who is Jesus?! A fun Catholic reflection for kids based on the readings for the 1st week of Lent, cycle A. (2020)
SOURCE: Catholic Kids Media

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SOURCE: SDC Worksheets

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SOURCE: Salford Diocese Office for Liturgy

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1st Sunday of Lent (A)

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Young children might not easily understand the concept of temptation…they don’t always have the same temptations as adults, but certainly still sometimes fall sway to doing what they shouldn’t. The focus, then, is to communicate to kids how important it is to focus on positive things. These crafts aim to do just that. One is a “target practice” dart game, meant to distract young minds from negative elements and re-direct attention to things of God. The other craft is a simple vehicle for holding and keeping Bible verses, to remember that God’s Word is the true “bread” of our lives.


SOURCE: Ministry to Children

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Jesus Says No to Temptation

When You are Tempted

Adam and Eve are Tempted

OBJECT: A plate of cookies

“‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden,..”  Genesis 3:3-5 (

Yum, yum… these cookies sure do look good. I am tempted to eat one right now. Temptation — that’s a pretty big word, isn’t it? What does it mean? Temptation is something that makes you want to do or have something that you know you should not. Eating a cookie isn’t necessarily a sin, but it could be wrong in certain situations. Let me tell you a story that might help us to see how eating a cookie could be wrong.

One day Jason walked into the kitchen just as his mother put the last of a freshly-baked batch of cookies on a platter. “Oh boy! Chocolate chip cookies!” said Jason as he reached for a cookie.

“Put that cookie back!” said Jason’s mother. “We will eat dinner soon and snacking will spoil your appetite. You can eat some cookies after dinner.”

“Alright,” Jason said as he put the cookie back on the platter. “I’m going to go outside and play with Bobby.”

Jason and Bobby played for a while and then went inside to get a drink of water. The cookies were still on the kitchen table. “Look,” said Bobby, “chocolate chip cookies! Let’s eat one.”

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SOURCE: Sermons 4 Kids

1st Sunday of Lent (A)

Passing the Test

OBJECT: A blackboard and chalk or poster board and markers. Print the word TEST on the board.

Trust God and trust yourself to make good choices.

What comes to your mind when you hear the word TEST? We are tested in many ways. Some schools require that children know how to tie their shoes before they begin kindergarten. Later, students take spelling tests and math tests. Adults must take a driving test, showing they have the skills necessary to drive a car. Pilots take tests to be able to fly a plane. Can you think of other types of tests? Why are tests necessary? Yes, to find out if you have the skills or knowledge necessary to go to the next step.

There is one type of test that is to be avoided. Have you ever had anyone say to you, “I dare you?” When a person says that, they are usually asking you to do something that is dangerous or improper.

Even Jesus was put to the test and was dared to do dangerous things while he lived among us. He refused to accept the dare. He said, “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test the Lord, your God’” (4:7).

Being Centered

OBJECT: A handmade piece of pottery,

“Worship the Lord your God, and…serve him only” (Matthew 4:10).

A potter is an artist who makes beautiful objects from clay. You may have a pot, a mug, a plate, or a vase in your home that has been handmade by a potter. (Show pottery.) Or perhaps you have had an opportunity in school to shape an object from clay with your own hands.

Some potters use a potter’s wheel that looks like this. (Show picture.) Potters around the world have been using a wheel similar to the one in this picture for thousands of years.

The potter places a lump of clay directly in the center of the wheel with enough force to make it stick. This is one of the most important parts of making a piece of pottery. If the clay is not in the center of the wheel it becomes off balance and the potter will have difficulty shaping the clay. After the clay is centered the potter makes the wheel spin by turning on a motor or pushing a pedal with the foot. Then, if the clay is properly centered, a beautiful piece of pottery begins to be shaped by the potter’s hands. (It may be helpful to use your hands to demonstrate some of these motions.)


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