My mother-in-law gave us a packet of different church season activity ideas. For advent we had a centered area for our nativity and advent wreath. The kids both loved that and benefited from it and so I wanted to make one for lent too. We were able to incorporate the lent color, purple with a piece of fabric from my sewing area. We also used palm branches from previous Palm Sundays which we put in the vase in the back. We got a lent calendar from Catholic icing to provide a visual for the kids. Lent can feel like a very long time for the children so the calendar is very helpful in giving them a sense of time. The other paper you see is a quote I liked about improving yourself from Thoreau. The seashell has the Out Father on it and the picture in the back has three children signing "I love you".
When Easter come we will replace the palms with pretty flowers and replace the purple with white. I think I like this table for myself as much as I do for the kids!