Holy Week activities for Children

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……..

Resurrection Rocks 

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Click here for instructions on how to create Resurrection Rocks 

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Resurrection Eggs

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After church on Sunday the children went on a Resurrection Egg hunt. For those not familiar, Resurrection eggs are a set of 12 plastic Easter Eggs each containing a specific object inside related to the true story of Easter (crown of thorns, dice, chalice, etc.). Each egg has a scripture reading, devotion, and short story that accompany the small item placed inside the egg.

 

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Since they had just listened to the Palm Sunday gospel reading of the Passion and the younger two discussed it more in-depth in Sunday school everything was fresh in their minds. So first I hid the eggs and they each went hunting for the eggs then we read the scripture reading and had the children guess what was inside each egg before they opened it. 

 

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It was priceless seeing their excitement before opening each egg. And I was pleasantly surprised how many they guessed correctly.

 

 

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We officially started a new family tradition, Palm Sunday Resurrection Eggs hunt and discussion to help prepare the children for Holy week. Our daughter even came up with the idea of placing them in our Easter basket to be blessed.

 

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If you are interested in making your own Resurrection Eggs the following sites offer free printables and instructions:

The Simple Home

Life Your Way

Play Eat Grow

Or purchase your own like I did by Family Life (from Hobby Lobby, 40% off, score!!) and the Family Life website has some great tips, idea, etc. for using the Resurrection eggs.