Activities for Holy Week

Chocolate Crown of Thorns
Our family favorite!

Palm Weaving Tutorials
There are 5 to choose from: braid, cone, cross, crown of thorns, and rosebud. Each tutorial contains step by step instructions and visuals and rates the difficulty level for each project.

Illuminated Ink’s Passion Play Cut ‘n Color Kit
Two years ago, I purchased this kit at our Catholic Homeschool Conference. This was a fun project for the whole family and has held up nicely. Kit includes 4 ready to color 3D scenes, detailed instructions, 3 mini booklets, and plastic character stands. Will be setting ours up again on Palm Sunday.

Unleavened Bread
Julie Kelemen’s Lent is for children is a little book that I have had for many years. It has been helpful with my younger children. There is a simple recipe for unleavened bread that we plan to make on Holy Thursday, in observance of the Last Supper.

Ukranian Easter Eggs
The Ukranian Easter Egg Coloring Book is another gem I’ve used for many years. Every Easter we make copies of the egg pages and everyone colors at least one egg. There are 16 different designs to choose from. I display them somewhere in the house. Even the big kids still enjoy this one.

Face to face with Christ
The Shroud of Turin is a fascinating glimpse into the crucifixtion of Christ.

The Passion
One Holy Week tradition we never miss is for the entire family to watch Mel Gibson’s The Passion. We usually watch on Good Friday.

Divine Mercy Novena & JPII Beatification
The Divine Mercy Novena starts on Good Friday and ends Sunday May 1. In 2000 Pope John Paul II declared that the Sunday after Easter would henceforth be known as “Divine Mercy Sunday.” It is fitting that the beatification of Pope John Paul II will take place on Divine Mercy Sunday 2011. Get all the details on the beatification at the Vatican’s official JPII 1/5/2011 site.

For more great Holy Week ideas, head over to Catholic Icing for The Ultimate Guide for Celebrating Holy Week With Kids!

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  1. We always watch “The Passion” on Good Friday too every year. 🙂

  2. Made our “first” Crown of Thorns last year…will do it again it was a family favorite here, too!

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