Free Lent Coloring Pages 2021

7 coloring pages for the Lent Gospel Readings

Include your children during Lent with free Lent coloring pages based on the Gospel Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary Year B.

The first Sunday of Lent features an image from Mark 1:9-15, Jesus’ time of tempation in the wilderness.

The second Sunday of Lent features Mark 8:34 from the Gospel Reading from Mark 8:31-38.

Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”

The third Sunday of Lent uses the Gospel Reading from John 2:13-22 when Jesus clears the temple. The coloring page features John 2:16.

Jesus said, “Don’t make my Father’s house a place for buying and selling.

The fourth Sunday of Lent’s Gospel Reading is from John 3:14-21 focusing on coming into the light. The coloring page features John 3:21.

But anyone who lives by the light comes into the light. They live by the truth with God’s help.

The Gospel Reading for the fifth Sunday of Lent from John 12:20-33 teaches us how to bear much fruit. The coloring page features John 12:24.

What I’m about to tell you is true. Unless a grain a wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only one seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

The Gospel Reading for Palm Sunday is from Mark 14:1-15:47. The coloring page features the triumphal entry with Jesus riding the colt and people waving palm branches.

For Easter Sunday, the Gospel Reading is from John 20:1-18 and speaks of Mary Magdalene’s visit to the tomb.

You can download and print this free set of Lent Coloring Pages using this link to my store.

You might also enjoy the diorama paper crafts for Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.

 

Palm Sunday and Easter Crafts

As we approach Holy Week each year, the thought that comes to mind is Jesus’ determination to fulfill his calling as he sets his face toward Jerusalem. Knowing what is to come, he grieves not for himself, but for God’s people.

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.

John 13:34

Then, what a difference a week makes. It starts with such joy and celebration among the common people and plotting among the leaders. How alone Jesus must have felt even in the midst of the cheers of Hosanna. He knew what was to come in the days ahead.

Palm Sunday and Easter Crafts

The children’s crafts I’ve made focus on the joy. The joy of the triumphant entry. The joy of the angel’s declaration, “He is not here. He is risen.” As adults, we know the somber days in between. And children can sense are mood even if they are not old enough for all the details.

product sample palm sunday diorama craft

The free printable includes cutting and glueing instructions. You can download the Palm Sunday printable here.

The diorama template for the Empty Tomb craft is an idea from my card-making days. The best way to understand the folds is to look at the sample folding image in the printable. You can download the Empty Tomb printable here.

sample of empty tomb paper diorama craft

May we always celebrate the miracle of the Empty Tomb.

Awana Craft for Jesus is Risen

Our Awana lesson focused on the words According and Risen from 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.

With different words or verses on the end panels, this would also be a great Easter craft.  I try to make our crafts be interactive or 3D so the kids will keep them in their rooms as a reminder.  The images and verses were glued to a half sheet of card stock.  To make Jesus stand out, I created a 1″ x 5″ strip of paper that was folded and glued together.  Download the printable for this craft here.