Here are a few posts with some interesting ideas about what to do for Lent:
The most "successful" lent we've ever had, MJL and I both only drank milk and water. It was horrible, and we're never ever doing that again, but we did learn that we're most likely to stick with something if we do it together. So we have to agree on something.
We will trade our usual TV after the kids are in bed for something else. MJL got Robert Barron DVD's for Christmas, and we'll probably watch those. We watched the Catholicism series last year and it was fantastic. Honestly, I think anyone would love it-it was fascinating, and I think would be interesting and thought provoking for all Christians. It's mostly Christian Theology that everyone agrees with, I think. I'd be happy to lend our set to anyone who wants to watch it.
Last year we had a box for the Emmaus House, and we took turns taking something out of the pantry every day and putting it in. It was a simple thing that even the littlest kids could do, so I think we'll do that again.
Anna wants to go to confession weekly. I don't know if we can get to town for that, but we're going to try.
Katie loves to pray the Rosary and it is hard hard hard with all of these wiggly people and busy schedules, so we're going to try to pray a Rosary every week. Hopefully we can manage a decade a day on most days.
I'm putting away some toys-we'll just have the basket of Magna-Tiles out upstairs. They've been away since Christmas, and I'm hoping having them out alone will inspire some new kinds of play.
What are you thinking about for Lent this year?