February 26: After getting ashes today, gather the family to make your Lenten plans.

February 27: Make crosses with construction paper. Have everyone write their names on theirs, along with some ways they will follow Jesus this Lent. As a Lenten reminder, place your crosses somewhere easy to see and access.

February 28: If you’re going meatless today, make dinner special with an indoor picnic. Talk about why we might choose to go without something, and how it can be a sign of love.

February 29: February 11 was World Day of the Sick. Let’s not let the month end without remembering the sick and suffering among us. Write the names of those you know who are sick on your family crosses and pray for them today – and all through Lent.