There is no shortage of cute bunny, chicks, etc. secular Easter related coloring sheets, art projects, and such, which I like many parents 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 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.
Holy week activities……..
Palm Sunday Donkey can instructions !
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
Once you’ve printed off and created your own Stations of the Cross, place them around your home. Then print off one of the following booklets (first one is geared towards younger children) and walk around your home doing the stations of the cross. Take turns having each child say a station or designate one family member to say them all.
If you know of any additional activities that are relevant to this post please share.