Leading Your Kids During Holy Week

March 25, 2021 | Written by Molly Windle

Engaging your kiddos during Lent may be something new for you, but we are here to help!

Next week is Holy Week— the week leading up to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
This will close out the Lenten season, and it’s a great week to engage your kids in some fresh, new ways of processing their faith. 

The links below include dozens of ideas aimed at helping you experience this final week of Lent with focus, intentionality, and being open to the work of God in your lives as a family.

Make a Holy Week countdown chain or a construction paper prayer chain.

Take part in a *family-friendly recipe, discussion questions, and picture book recommendations. A great way for the whole family to experience the beauty of the Bread of Life. (*purchase required)

Read Easter books. The Jesus Storybook Bible and The Easter Story are a couple of our favorites. Check out your library, local bookstore, or Amazon for these and others!

Make resurrection rolls leading up to Easter: use some puff pastry and a marshmallow to tell the story of Easter.

Look for ways to serve this week. These could be in grand acts of service or simple acts of kindness. Check out this link on 60 Acts of Kindness for Kids for some ideas big and small.

Create a Lent Art Journal by reading a portion of the Easter story over this next week and then art journal in response to what was read. This can be DIY or you can *purchase a template here. (*purchase required)

Get them involved. Ask them how they would like to observe Lent and Holy Week and use their ideas. Kids are more likely to be into something where they have heard and validated ideas, and sometimes, they are way better than anything we could come up with.

Print out this 40 day Lent Calendar
with daily activities to engage the whole family.

Use these made-for-you lessons from now through Easter. Each lesson provides an engaging opening, an explanation of the theme, a prayer, and an extension activity for further play.

Take part as a family in the Good Friday service on April 2nd.

Participate in Easter Jam as a family! Coming April 4th — a virtual Easter Celebration for the whole family!

Whatever you choose to do, our Kids Min Team is praying for you as you stoke the faith of your child— in the big and the small ways! These are sweet and sacred days and we are honored to get to walk with you in them.

Find the complete Lenten Experience Guide here. 

We invite you to join us in person or online for a Good Friday service on April 2nd at 6:30PM.

And we will be having three Easter Services (online and in person) on April 4th at 8AM, 9:30AM, and 11:00AM.

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