Our daughter and son have brought home many Secular Easter related coloring sheets, art projects, and such, which I have proudly displayed. However, with this being Holy Week I feel that there is in a need in our home to refocus the meaning of Easter. In order to do so, in addition to reading MagnifiKid! and Lenten coloring calendar from our son’s Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program
I have collated printable coloring pages, crosswords, and booklet activities for our children to complete. These activities will help to facilitate and illustrate the meaning of Holy week. Also, in an effort to eliminate the outside influences that can sometimes distract hearts and minds from what is truly important we will be having limited screen time this week. Only a few exceptions, that include;
Jesus will air Good Friday @ 8pm on GMC. To check if the channel is available where you live click here.
While Jesus will probably be more appropriate for an older audience the Three Trees is sure to interest your youngsters as it did ours.
Holy week activities……..
Palm Sunday Donkey can print off! I realize Palm Sunday has passed but for those of you who might be trying to play catch-up here is a fun activity.
A great book to read while your kiddos make this craft is, The Donkey that No One Could Ride.
Bestselling author Anthony DeStefano begins his creative telling of the beloved Bible story of Christ’s triumphant entry by introducing the young donkey who has yet to realize his important mission. The lowly creature believes he can do nothing noble, but that’s before he meets the Master…
Then Jesus said to the donkey, “It’s time that you knew about the great thing that you’re destined to do…”
He hears the sad donkey cry, “Just leave me alone and cast me aside. I’m just a poor donkey that no one can ride.”
Richard Cowdrey’s colorful illustrations pair beautifully with Anthony’s charming rhymes. Together, they bring this timeless story of the donkey who carries Jesus into Jerusalem to a joyful finish. While especially appropriate as an Easter gift, this year-round story is for all time and for young and old alike. http://www.amazon.com/The-Donkey-That-Could-Ride/dp/0736948511
Printable Coloring pages and booklets…….
The Last Supper
The Stations of the Cross is geared more toward elementary aged children and I have printed of a copy for my Kindergartener to color while we discuss the stations together. I did find a Lenten Coloring booklet for my preschooler that isn’t as graphic yet still gets the message across to younger children. I have printed off this booklet for him to color and take with him to church on Easter Sunday as a reflection of the past week.
Lastly, if you are looking for Christian music to listen to while doing some of these activities, checkout K-love, each day they offer a free iTune. Today’s free song is Alive by Natalie Grant.
There is also Live365 a good one to listen to is Common Good Radio
If you know of any additional activities that are relevant to this post please share.