Holy Thursday Activities

Holy Thursday Activities

It’s almost bedtime, but I couldn’t bring myself to turn off the laptop before completing and uploading this little Holy Thursday learning pack! Probably best for ages 8-13. Help your kids learn, or brush up, on the main events, messages and themes of Holy Thursday. Looking for other Holy Week activities? I’ve already posted a Good…

A Lenten Reflection on Humility

This is a great C.S. Lewis quote to think about this time of year. Humility is an intriguing topic – an elusive virtue that we all wish we had and very few of us actually have. I could list a gazillion moments when I WISH I had humility; yet it’s very hard to come by.…

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Holy Week Activities – Part 2

OK – Here are the activities more geared toward the Sacred Triduum – Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. The last days we have to delve into our Lenten themes before breaking out the joy (and candy?!) of Easter! I don’t know about all of you, but even though these are the most intense…

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Holy Week Activities – Part 1

I’m calling this Part 1 because these activities focus mainly on the early days of Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Spy Wednesday). View Holy Week Activities – Part 2 for ideas focused on the Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday) within the next few days. 1. On Palm Sunday, children…

Holy Week Day-by-Day with Jesus

Holy Week Day-By-Day with Jesus

Holy Week Day-By-Day with Jesus (first page pictured above) is a simple activity to help children live Holy Week intentionally. It helps them focus on what Jesus did each day (including Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, which are easier to forget about than the days of the Holy Triduum), by matching symbols and events with the proper day.…

Good Friday Activities

Good Friday Activities

With Lent coming to a close in just a few weeks, Holy Week is around the corner! Here are a few Good Friday activities to help kids deepen their understanding and appreciation of what Jesus did for them on that day. Activities include: Good Friday Schedule – Jesus’ and Mine The 7 Last Words – Things…

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Free Easter Coloring Pages

Less than a month until Easter! Time to start gathering resources. Here are 10 free Easter coloring pages to add to your collection! Who knows? They might even keep your kids busy long enough for you to take a shower, get the laundry done, or take a well-deserved break on the couch for a few…

Mid-Lent Reflection for Kids

Laetare Sunday is coming up! Laetare Sunday, March 30 this year (2014) marks the middle of Lent. It’s a day of celebration in the middle of our season of reparation, reminding us of the joy to come. In addition to relaxing our sacrifices a little on that day, it’s a great time to refuel and…

Lent Coloring Pages

I had a little extra time yesterday, so I took a few public domain pictures related to Lent, and transformed them into coloring pages! There are five Lent coloring pages: Palm Sunday The Last Supper Jesus on the cross A host/chalice with grapes and wheat The sacred heart with nails and a flame, surrounded by…

Lent Activity: Interpreting Art

This activity has two parts: Analyzing and interpreting artwork Creating your own artwork Before beginning, talk to your children about the 40 days Jesus spent fasting and praying in the desert, and how he was tempted by the devil, or read the scripture passage directly (Mt. 4: 1-11). Then give each child the first worksheet.…

Lent Craft Ideas

With Lent starting in two days, I’m sure many of you are planning your Lenten activities! Here are some crafts I loved doing as a child, and am looking forward to doing with my kids as they get old enough. You might already be familiar with some of them, but hopefully you can find a…

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Free Lenten Calendar for Kids – 2014

Here’s one more way to make Lent meaningful for your kids! Print out this Lenten calendar before Lent starts, and count down the days until Easter, doing something special each day related to prayer, sacrifice or giving alms. Click here to download the calendar. It’s pictured here as one page, but the PDF file prints…