Religious traditions can sometimes confuse kids, especially if they don't really understand the meaning of why we celebrate it. Lent is not about giving up silly things, and it is not about making sad faces to show how difficult life has suddenly become for you. Instead of focusing on what you might give up, take time to consider why you are doing it. You give up stuff for Lent to try to become a stronger Christian and as a reminder to concentrate more on God than yourself. Inside are great tips, including 40 Days of Survival Tactics and prayers and practices that you'll find helpful for making the most of this important time of year. Recommended for ages 7 to 11.