Saturday, February 20, 2010

Lenten ideas 2010

Lenten ideas to strew, in a Catholic unschooling home.

Strewing, in unschooling terminology, means leaving material of interest around for our children to discover.

Do Catholic Unschoolers force Lenten penances and practices onto our children?

I doubt it.

Unschoolers tend to use a less didactic model of education and of homechooling and of life.

Unschooling is trusting the learner to be in charge of his or her own learning.This is also known as interest driven, child-led, natural, organic, eclectic, or self-directed learning. Lately, the term "unschooling" has come to be associated with the type of homeschooling that doesn't use a fixed curriculum. When pressed, I define unschooling as allowing children as much freedom to learn in the world, as their parents can comfortably bear. Pat Farenga

We try to inspire, to be role models .We aim to create a family culture of Catholic practices - so that living the liturgical year is like breathing. It is part of what we do and part of who we are.

We are unschooling strewing these things for Lent..

*A salt dough crown of thorns for the table

*A basket of Lenten books and spiritual reading

*A home made Lenten calendar – we have adapted ideas from here to suit our family, including memorising some prayers and have put the dates in for 2010.
But this calendar might be more suitable for younger kids.

What are you strewing for Lent?


Mummymayhem said...

We also have made a salt-dough crown of thorns.
This year we are using a Lenten scripturama to help with our prayers.
We will also be running a Children's stations of the Cross in our Parish, but it could be adapted for home use.

Leonie said...

Lovely ideas..thanks for sharing!

SaRAW said...

I just wrote a post that includes close to the same unschooling description as you. It's about our babies, that's it! Great blog, by the way. Thanks.

Leonie said...

Will check it out!

Leonie said...

Will check it out!