During Lent,  we think about the fasting and temptation of Jesus Christ in the Desert. Lent is a time for preparation. In the Old Testament we can find Moses, at Exodus 34:28 who fasts for forty days and forty nights before he writes down the Ten Commandments. It is a time of preparing to do the work of God.

We all have rules and laws that we follow every day, they are there to keep everybody safe and protected. There are lots of extra rules in place at the moment in our world designed to keep ourselves and others safe.  God wanted his people the Israelites to live their best lives just like he had originally planned for them to do before sin came into the world.  God’s rules were not so that he could control his people but because He knew what was best for them.

We would like to share with you the Old Testament reflection created by our wonderful diocese: Lent Week – OT Reflection (KS2)

In this PowerPoint you will be reminded that Exodus is the book in which God first lays out his expectations for the people of Israel—we know these expectations as the 10 Commandments.

There are some additional fun activities you can try out at home:

Exodus 20 – The 10 Commandments

Some questions to think about:

At the moment it may be difficult to attend Mass; what could you do to ‘keep the Sabbath holy’?

What do you think it means to ‘honour your father and mother’? How can you do this at home?

We hope you enjoy the PPT and the activities attached!