Holy Week for Kids: 10 Holy Week Activities Free Printable Post Preview: You’ll find ten ideas for Holy Week activities for families including a Holy Week Activities Printable. This printable is available in both a Catholic version and a non-Catholic version.
While I already have a printable that features 10 Activities for Lent and Holy Week for Catholic Families, I realized the other day that it would be great to focus specifically on Holy Week. So, I put together a free printable for families with 10 Holy Week Activities (with two versions)!
As I said, I made two different versions of this printable. One has a few pretty specific Catholic references (like Mass). The other may not apply to all Protestants (okay, I know it doesn’t), but I did my best to make a couple of modifications to make it appeal to a larger audience.
But, as I’ve mentioned before, I spent the first 30 years of my life in the Episcopal Church, so my Protestant knowledge really skews in that general direction. Even if the second version still doesn’t apply to you, I hope that you are able to grab a few of these ideas to add to your family’s Holy Week observances.
Holy Week for Kids: 10 Holy Week Activities Free Printable
Here are the activities that are featured in the Holy Week Activities Printable. Grab the printable that is the best fit for your family much farther down in the post. Plan to do as many or as few as work best for you and your family.
1. . Follow directions to fold your palms from Palm Sunday into a cross or another decorative shape.
2. (on version one) Attend at least one weekday or special Mass during Holy Week.
2. (on version two) Attend at least one weekday or special church service or activity during Holy Week.
3. Attend Stations of the Cross or do a Stations of the Cross reflection or drawing project at home. Here is a reflection and coloring set of Stations of the Cross for Children. Here is a Stations of the Cross Draw and Write Activity.
4. (on version one) Pray for people in your parish and around the world who are going through the RCIA process and are about to be received into the church during the Easter Vigil.
4. (on version two) Pray for people in your church and around the world who are preparing for Easter, especially people living in parts of the world where it can be dangerous to be a Christian.
5. Make your own set of Resurrection Eggs to help children with the story of death and resurrection of Jesus.
6. Holy Thursday’s (Maundy Thursday) focus on cleansing is a reason that families often used to thoroughly clean their homes right before Easter. Pick some areas of your home (or your whole home) for your family to clean during Holy Week to be fresh and ready for Easter.
(In version two, it only lists “Maundy Thursday”)
7. On Holy Thursday, do a foot washing with your family. Talk about ways each family member can serve others in the way that Jesus calls us to do.
(In version two, it is referred to as Maundy Thursday)
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8. Make hot cross buns together with your family. Find ways to have everyone join in on making them, even if it’s just by adding in some ingredients or helping to add the icing crosses.
9. Spend time on Good Friday (particularly between noon and 3 pm) in prayer or reflection. Consider making it a time with no television or Internet.
This Holy Week Activities printable is free for personal or classroom use. It may also be put into church bulletins or newsletters, but the copyright credit line must be included (which just means that you need to make sure that you don’t accidentally crop off the line with the copyright information at the bottom of the printable when you are reproducing it).
This printable may not be included in a publication that is larger than a single school or parish without first contacting me to discuss details and cost.
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