Lenten Acts of Love Tree


  1. Dead tree limb with many small branches
  2. Coffee can filled with rocks to support branch
  3. Drape the can in purple cloth, place in your prayer space
  4. Small strips of paper with a whole punch in each piece.

During Lent every good act can be hung on the tree and offer to Jesus who loves us very much. Act can be: service to others, helping with chores like folding and put away clothes, clean up play area, special notes to grandparents or the elderly.  Cookies for 1st responders are small examples. 
Everyone can come up with their own “Acts of Love and by Holy Week is a full of reminders of all the acts of love, sacrifices and little services each family member offered to Jesus.

On Holy Saturday night, (after the children are asleep) remove the acts and transform the branches with color, ribbon, flowers, Easter ornaments or twinkling lights.  Easter candy can be spilled round the base of the limb or onto the table and the purple cloth can been replaced with a white (liturgical) or colors of  spring.