With all of this going on in Advent, I had to ask myself what tools we had for our children during Lent. Meg and Clare decided to give up treats on Fridays during Lent as well as Ash Wednesday, which seemed like a doable sacrifice for a three and five year old. (This sacrifice has led to many discussion on "what is a treat." It will not surprise anyone who knows us that their father's definition of a treat is a bit broader than my definition.) We have also started listening to the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles' Lent at Ephesus. I mentioned here Anne's appreciation of their Advent music so we decided their Lent music would be a good choice for our house. But I still wanted something that worked like an Advent calendar because I thought it would make the time of Lent more concrete for the girls.
To my great delight, I opened Clare's preschool folder and found exactly what I was looking for.