This is what I typed on the purple paper that was glued to the back of the paper bag:
Lent in a Bag:
The sand represents the 40 days that Jesus spent walking in the desert.
While in the desert, the Devil tempted Jesus to transform stone into bread. Jesus resisted the temptation and said, “The scripture says, 'Man cannot live on bread alone.'”
The season of Lent is a time in which converts to our faith are prepared for the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation). Jesus began his ministry after his baptism.
This figure reminds us that Jesus was a man like us. He understands us and knows that we are capable of doing great things with our lives. We need to take care of each other and treat others the way we want to be treated.
Lent begins in the dark of winter and ends in the light of spring. The candle represents Jesus' resurrection and the light that he brings to the world.
(Sorry, I couldn't get this picture to rotate.)
Draw a line across the paper and put on a blue tape cross.
Write Pray, Fast, Give on the poster.
The kids put their fingerprints on the poster with purple ink.
Carefully remove the tape cross.