Holy Week is the week preceding Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday and is a week of somber reflection on the events preceding Jesus’ death: his entry into Jerusalem; his betrayal by Judas; the Last Supper with the twelve apostles; his arrest, crucifixion and death; and his burial in a tomb. When the story of Jesus is explained to adults its pretty easy to understand the significance of the holiday, however, with children sometimes preparing activities will help them to better the story of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins.
Now that I have kids I find myself trying to find ways to teach them about Jesus. A lot of times during the holidays its easy to fall into the commercialism of the holiday and forgetting about the “real” meaning of the holiday. Although I do participate in some of the commercialism of the holiday (like preparing Easter baskets), I am doing them an injustice if I don’t teach them about Christ!
Easter Jelly Bean Prayer Envelopes by The Idea Room
Lamb Craft by The Homeschool Village
Stained Glass Cross Craft by Mom on TimeOut
Easter Story Wreath by Wee Little Miracles
Holy Week Mini Book by The Lone Wolf
Holy Week Handprints by Catholic Icing
Handprint Cross by Mrs. Karen’s Preschool Ideas
Easter Cross by In The Light Of The Truth
Easter Egg with Cross by Amy’s Free Ideas
Walking with Jesus by Mrs. Ehle’s Kindergarten Connections
If you have kids, are a teacher or Sunday School Teach and you are teaching about Jesus these activities are great all year long, it doesn’t have to stop with Easter or at the end of Holy Week! After all the lessons don’t stop with Easter…you can learn all year long about the Birth, Life and Resurrection of Jesus Christ!