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5 Ways to Journey through Holy Week and Easter with Your Children

5 Ways to Journey through Holy Week and Easter with Your Children

As we begin Holy Week, we are scrambling to fill up our children’s Easter baskets and come up with innovative ways to engage the Youth with various Holy Week Activities! At the Miraculous Medal Shrine, we understand the struggle, and have found five great resources to help you:

Holy Week Activities and Journal: Katherine Bogner from “Look To Him and Be Radiant” has created a detailed schedule filled with scripture and interactive activities to engage your children every day during Holy Week. It contains tons of great videos and resources as well as opportunities for children to journal their Holy Week journey. Check out her blog or reach out to her directly.

Holy Week Food Recipes: Lacy from Catholic Icing has come up with themed recipes for you and your family to make for Holy Week. From pretzels to hot cross buns, your children will enjoy the fruits of their labor while learning more about Christ’s sacrifice for us.

Stained Glass Doors: Though you and your children cannot physically go to Church, you can turn your home into a domestic church by creating your own stained glass doors or windows. This is a great opportunity to help your child better appreciate church art by creating his/her own right at home.

Easter Triduum Spinning Paper Plate Craft: CatholicInspired has a great Easter Triduum craft that will help your young ones understand and appreciate Christ’s journey from Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. It’s fun yet simple to make.

Thirty Unique Easter Crafts: Nancy Bandzuch from Catholic Sprouts has compiled a list of thirty activities for you and your children to enjoy on Easter Sunday. From crafts to snacks, your kids will have a lot of fun while celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord on Easter Sunday.

Even though your children won’t be able to go on Easter Egg Hunts with their friends or parish family, they can still have a great and meaningful experience at home. Make sure to set some time aside for you to properly observe Holy Week and celebrate Easter. Lastly, know that we are praying for you and your families at the Shrine. If you have any particular prayer intentions, please let us know.

We pray that you and your families have a Blessed Holy Week and Easter.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.