Some families put together a purple or lavender paper chain with Forty Lenten Links (in the style of Christmas decoration paper chains).
Write one of these practices of Fasting, Praying, Almsgiving/Serving on each link.
They then hang it next to their breakfast table and take off one link for that day. Then the family members do that one thing without any fanfare during the day.
And when the Forty Lenten Links are gone -- We all know that Easter and Jesus in the Resurrection has arrived.
Only a few more hours till the fish fries start! (One of the blessed bennies of Lent!)